"There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in."
Cats have a multitude of wonderful things to recommend them, but when it comes to the sheer, unadulterated expression of pure joy, well, there's just nothing like a dog.
Enjoy this video of a truly remarkable - a truly remarkable - dog.
(If you like, fast-forward to about 1:25, when he starts running in the field. If you can watch that and not feel uplifted, you've lost something essential and need to retool your internal self.)
The damaged, imperfect and broken have joy in their souls too.