First I took Fiona and her guard instantly came down. Her tough girl attitude suddenly became quiet and loving. Her body trembles with happiness. She was perky and lighthearted like a giddy school girl who can't believe she was chosen for this special time together. Her gratitude shows by nose bumping my hand or thigh for thanks.
Next I took Zappa. Zappa was being more comical than usual. He usually gets in his serious stance as if he knows there's business to take care of. Like in my story Who is Zappa? Instead he was quite bouncy and silly. His guard was also down. His whole body wiggle with happiness as he pounced from one spot to the next. He was letting his playful side out, a side he rarely shows. He was such joy to walk with. He too was grateful for this special time together.
The treat was equal for all of us. They were grateful for this time and so was I. There was nothing I needed more than to spend that quality time with them. Their happiness was contagious and their loving sweetness melted all my problems away. What could be better than walking with angels?