When you find a willing human
keep giving them reasons to stay by your side
This #WhatILearntFrommyDogs I find it easily applies to relationships in all parts of life … not taking people for granted, seeing relationships as work-in-progress where you contribute, nurture, engage as part of on-going journey rather than a destination that you have reached by ‘getting’ into the relationship.
When you get blessed with a Dog … the Dog makes sure to show you every moment of their lives how much it means to have you in their life!
They are a living proof, it’s possible to make someone feel and belive that they’re the best thing to happen to planet earth ~ just coz you believe it so strongly 🙂
It is all about survival, yes, but the difference lies in the ‘how?’
You know I have often found folks who are wise and well meaning in positions of authority ….but often the meaning of their messages can leave you cold, disengaged – careful observation shows it is all in the ‘how?’ and not just the ‘what?’ or even the ‘who?’ that a message may make its mark or not.
When you work with a team that is a good skill to have – the ‘how?’ of doing and saying things.
Living with a pack demonstrates you train those well upon whom your food, safety, shelter depend … can vouch they have done a splendid job, got me waiting paw n fur!
#WhatILearntfrommyDog though can’t say they had the right method; I was pawed into submission
when her pups came, I understood Love…
she’d sit like this next to her pups all the time, till they started to tumble out of the basket and all around her, she barely stirred from her watch
all of 28 days she kept a tight watch around them, took care of them; fed, cleaned, monitored who could come close…
one of the politest mommies she made … if she didn’t want someone near her babies she’d just lie across the path or block movement with her body to leave her pack alone!
I know they say animals (dogs) don’t remember their offspring/ parents, I see to the contrary; to this day 9 years on she “mothers” one of the pup that stayed on with us, he never gets to forget he’s living with Mom!
It is more amazing to see the similar nurturing amongst my community pets (strays?!) the mother continues to be the ‘parent’ till they are all together and in her absence – due to rash driving or becoming a mother to 5/6 pups while she herself is a puppy or anything else – the older siblings, sometimes a male in the group just starts to foster the pups – they adopt!
…….. yep, I could see and understand better, its easier as grandparents!