I am pretty darn happy with my two new family dogs..both present various challenges in getting them safely and happily adjusted to my odd sort of life. but both of them bring to me something really quite special and well worth working out the various kinks. the question becomes, will I ultimately give to them a life that they feel is well worth the effort on their parts too.
we pretty much always forget that our relationship with animals is a two way street. and that is why so many animals end up tossed out into the vicious cycle of trying find a permanent home...over and over again. we can easily list their failures...but how well to we honestly list our ownÉ
(sorry, no question marks today..that blasted É thing is back again!)
for me..this is the great thing about taking in rescued animals..it is not because I am an angel and I in my almighty-ness can fix them. it is because if given a decently fair chance and if the damage is not into their very bones and souls unreachably deep...they can and will heal themselves to a great extent. they are so much better at healing their broken parts than we are and so they inspire me.
I CAN be as good at living as they are...I do not have to forever wallow in self misery...I just have to chose hope over defeat.
animals are great teachers for me.