It was a while before it occurred to me that the other side of becoming more like my dog, is Winifred becoming more like me. The worm turns!
How often do we find ourselves saying to someone, “I’ll try to do that… I’ll try to be there… I’ll try to--” fill in the blank. When in truth we know we won’t.
One of Winnie’s great asset is listening. If there is one thing I need to follow her lead on, it’s this: Listen more. Bark less.
Doing nothing requires that I stop trying to figure out what’s going on in Winnie’s little head. Better to imagine all kinds of wonderful things. Even better, not to.