A few days ago, I decided to take our dog Bella to a “Do-It-Yourself” dog wash. I usually bathe her in our driveway, but the recent cold snap has caused the water to be extremely cold….a tortuous bath!
I was so proud of how well she did with the entire experience…it was a first for both of us. What was most gratifying, however was the affect it had on our relationship. It was obvious when we returned home that she was so grateful for not only being clean (she’s a bit of a princess in that regard), but that we’d shared this experience together.
Building trust is one of the keys to having good relationships. Animals are some of the most profound teachers at helping us learn the joy of trust and how natural it can be to let go and have faith.