Domesticated animals come in all shapes, sizes, breeds, and personalities. The joyful puppy, the exuberant filly, the shy gelding, the barky dog, the aloof cat, the loud parrot, the quiet fish, the gentle mare…..in many ways they are so much like us. So divergent in their personalities and in their wants and needs…. and yet so very like us in their desire to be accepted for who they are.
The greatest gift we can give the animals in our lives is to embrace them totally, never hoping they might be something that they aren’t. In so doing, we enhance our own ability to live life with complete joy and abandon.