31 Days of Happiness Countdown: a dog owner secretly filming his husky jumping. (Day 21)

Thanks for stopping by for Day 21 of Upworthy's 31 Days of Happiness Countdown! If this is your first visit, here's the gist: Each day between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, we're sharing stories we hope will bring joy, smiles, and laughter into our lives and yours. It's been a bit of a challenging year for a lot of us, so why not end it on a high note with a bit of happiness? Check back tomorrow(or click the links at the bottom) for another installment!

Just how delightful are the activities good doggos get up to when they think no one is watching?


On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is "unceremonious" and 10 is "sublimely magical" this Husky pupper's morning routine is a 13/10-would-watch-on-loop-until-the-Earth-plummets-into-the-sun.

We promised happiness, and if this doesn't make you happy — well, you may want to see a doctor.

Let's break it down, shall we?

1. Human stealthily approaches with camera.

GIFs and images via Play Now/YouTube.

2. Pup executes a reverse quadruple good boy bounce.

3. Pup stumbles, stops abruptly, and stares off into middle distance, his secret revealed, yet triumphant nonetheless.

2017 was a tough year. There was war, poverty, death, destruction, and Donald Trump's Twitter account. In the face of it all, may we all find the strength to live life like this husky. Unafraid. Unencumbered. Unbowed. By the news. By politics. And by the sneaking suspicion that someone might be watching.

Go forth and find your trampoline.

More days of happiness here: DAY 1 / DAY 2 / DAY 3 / DAY 4 / DAY 5 / DAY 6 / DAY 7 / DAY 8 / DAY 9 / DAY 10 / DAY 11 / DAY 12 / DAY 13 / DAY 14 / DAY 15 / DAY 16 / DAY 17 / DAY 18 / DAY 19 / DAY 20 / [DAY 21] / DAY 22 / DAY 23 / DAY 24 / DAY 25 / DAY 26 / DAY 27 / DAY 28 / DAY 29 / DAY 30 / DAY 31
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