Channel your inner dog
So here’s a good idea for the New Year, try to be more like your dog.
They can just relax, be patient, and wait. Usually. When I stop and take photos of anything, Torrey will just sit and wait for me. It’s like she knows that we aren’t going anywhere until she sees me put the camera away. Patience is not my strong suit. I could definitely learn to sit down and chill sometimes.
They are always happy to be here. Torrey wants to go anywhere, anytime, no matter what. She is just as thrilled going for a ride in the truck, as going for a walk somewhere. Roxy thinks she would rather stay home in her blankie, but then she has fun once we get there. I think I am a cross between these two. Sometimes it just seems easier to stay home, and sometimes I can’t wait to go. I need to learn to be happy to be here, no matter where we are.
Being in a scary spot is OK if you trust the person you’re with. It’s hard to tell in these photos, but I had Roxy high up on a tree trunk. About eye level actually. She was very calm though, and trusted that I would get her safely down once I got the photos I wanted. We’ve been in scary spots. Either driving in bad road conditions, or just the great unknown of where the money for next months bills is coming from. I trust Al to get us through these scary times, and he always does.
What do you think? What other traits could we borrow from our dogs to be better people?