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Merlin's Compass

Get Merlin’s take on how to navigate life's adventures, doggy style.

*scroll down to ask Merlin a question*

Meet Merlin

Hello. I am Merlin. I am a very happy boy and I am here to share my advice on how you can be a happy human.

Ask me anything!

smiling dog
dog sitting in the tall trees, tennis balls at his feet

Meet my Friends

we're cute!

Is the world ending or does it just feel like it is? #Trying 


If you live in the moment like we dogs prefer, then there is no end, nor a beginning, there is just now. Relax and enjoy the ride! 


dog sitting on picnic table with toy

Why is it that I am very lucky at cards some days and terribly unlucky on others? #Losing Too Much Lately


If you were lucky everyday, then that means someone else isn't. If you learn to share then every day you will be lucky enough to have somebody that wants to play with you. Having someone to play with is fun!


What do you do when somebody blocks you on social media? #Feeling Rejected 


This person isn't a good match for you. How nice that you don't have to waste time on them anymore. I'd go find others play with.


What form will I take when I die? #Thinking Ahead


Your choice. But if it comes down to squirrel or dog, I'd go with dog, if I were you. Squirrels are fun to chase!


dog sitting outside with a ball between  his paws

How will I know when I have achieved success? #Wondering


Are you happy? Do you have the things that bring you comfort (food, toys, loved ones)? If so, then you are a success.  Congratulations! If not, then go get those things now,


tennis balls with cracks and faces drawn on them

How can I be more productive? #Lazy Bones


Prioritize what makes you the happiest and the rest won't matter so much. Try it, you'll be surprised at how little you care when you are happy.


Have a question for Merlin?

Please allow up to 2 weeks for your answer.  Merlin spends most of his time frolicking in the woods.

dog peeking over picnic table with sticks on it

How should I plan my day?  #Wannabe Strategist


Play, eat, nap, play, nap, play, nap, play, nap. Sprinkle liberally with love, chasing squirrels and going on sniffing adventures.