Good morning, this is our whippet trying to sleep last night, doesn’t matter its summer, and hot, he likes to be covered. Usually his head is snuggled into his chest or he is on his back, but for some reason last night, he was sleeping with his head on the arm of the chair. For those of us with a whippet or grey *Greyhound” even though we see their often, odd way of sprawling out, it never ceases to amuse or endear them Their ability to contort their length into weird upside down and twisted posses, and then fall asleep that way, is really amazing.
They can in a split second, wake and jump up from the most awkward of positions to a graceful and show-stopping pose. Why, because he can, he doesn’t think about it, he just does it.
Furniture has to be covered, he owns every chair in the place. Almost .. Canaille (our PWD) has hers, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to horn in. Extra loads of laundry are done, sheets, towels, and his blankies. Oh dear, does he sound spoiled…. yes…. I guess they both are.
All this to say, dogs, cats, pets of any kind, are usually accepted for who they are, we can justify almost anything they do, or get up to, and we deal with it. Accidents happen, we deal with it. As they age, we learn to live with an aging pet, who after years of unconditional love (on their part) and ours, we adjust and walk the path with them. We do all this without questioning why, they don’t interact with us like another human would, so our compassion, and love seems to just happen. Another human has a voice and thoughts, that will come out and create a different “reaction” from us.
Throw a penny into a quiet pond, it will sink or skip depending on how you do it, then it will fall into the pond and become one with the pond. We see gentle ripples, or if we threw the penny, it might make a small splash. If we throw a rock, we will get a different effect. Either way, once we “action” into, or at the pond, the “reaction” happens, then the pond returns to the state it was in prior to our interaction with it.
When we live in Perfect Liberty, we are like the pond, we hum with activity of our own, life flows. When something/someone interacts with us, how they interact, will dictate what our response will be. We acknowledge the activity, let it go, and return to our
centre” our “core”PW
Living in a state of unconditional love.. is a work in progress, that we must always strive to achieve, if we are to achieve “World Peace”
Life happens. The roses are in bloom now, tomorrow or another day, they will relinquish their time in the spotlight, to allow the nourishment to feed the roots, so they can return again. Life is a series of cycles. Acknowledge and appreciate every day. Life is good.
There is Joy in simplicity!
PL Precept #11 Always be with God
PL Precept #10 Love yourself and Others
PWD = Portuguese Water Dog