I have been going back through my journals and writings, reading my entries about Romeo during our first year together. It was not an easy time for us …our relationship started out on rocky ground. And yet, even then there was the deep desire to connect…to develop a bond that went beyond the typical horse/human relationship…we both felt it.
In revisiting these memories, I am reminded of how important it is to trust the journey we embark upon when we decide to bring an animal into our lives. There are absolutely no coincidences; each and every time we create a relationship with a beloved animal, we invite them to teach us their lessons. At times, our animals may seem like just our four-legged friends, but have no doubt: there is always a gem hidden within that relationship. Whether the lessons they bring to us are to take place while they are on this earth and/or after they leave it, be open and ready for those gifts of awareness. It is their ultimate offering to us.