Tuesday, December 20, 2011
So me of the most profound experiences I've had have involved dogs. Our current companion Sissy, a rescue from Alabama has sealed our commitment to dogs. Her story will be told in this blog, and I intend to share about her growth, my growth, and my wife's growth. Sissy has challenged me and caused me to consider things that I never would have if not for what she brought to our lives, and for that I am a better person. I am in awe of and so proud of what she has accomplished. Yet perhaps she has induced in me her fear and anxiety about challenges that come with her pushing against the boundaries that contain and burdens her ability to experience life to the fullest. We have to face these feelings together and figure out behaviors to overcome them. This interspecies partnership is demanding in a most wonderful way.