Communicating with animals is sometimes as simple as just staying open. There are days, for example when my conversations with Romeo are about riding, being with other horses, soundness. Or those days when I have organized discussions with Bella and the Orange Boys about maintaining household harmony.
And then there are the days when Romeo will give me one look and I am filled with his insights about patience, affection, humility. Or Bella will gaze at me, and I instantly feel her appreciation for her life and how grateful she is to us.
It’s when we stay open that we get the good stuff….the pearls of wisdom and the boundless love our animal companions so strongly wish to shower upon us.