Current blog look inspired by, dedicated to, and in memory of Brut. The studded star of the 24 Paws of Love.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Two Way Street
What about when it happens the other way around?
There are always times I don't feel I measure up to being a dog mom. I have my faults and flaws just like anyone else and for so many years, all I ever saw was what dogs (and other animals) have given me. When I realized through the death of one of my cats that I was giving to them as well. They may be simple things, they may be huge, but absorbing their need for me is an on going awakening. I'm talking about more than food and water, I'm talking that they need me to help them through life as much as I need them and what an amazing journey this two way street is between us. I have always known that animals have helped me survive in so many different ways, but what I am still learning is how they help me survive not just because of my need for them, but of their need for me. That is powerful.
I have been through some tough times in my life and have always known animals were there for me but what I didn't realize was I was there for them too. While I will constantly be amazed by the bond, communication and connection that exist, knowing that I mean something more to them than a meal ticket gives my life a value I am only beginning to comprehend. This value has given me an equality that I do not find anywhere else and I hold to preciously when the storms come.