I suppose it's possible
I could scare you away
Make you run off
Terrify you too much
What is more likely is that
I will tackle you with love
Dare you to NOT fall in love with me
And make us friends forever...
|Exuberant Gracie Rainbow of Love|
I love my bunny ears, the way all my legs are in a row, and the fact that my tail looks like it's in mid-wag.
I love all the colours in me and my bright red tongue [especially because my real tongue is very colourful!!].
I love that while I take a pretty darned good picture, this wee drawing has caught things that the camera just does NOT seem to see!!
|Alone & By Myself|
Although there are many NOT-so-nice words slathered upon BEing alone and by oneself, I have a different view. I notice that alone by myself I have great adventures and wondrous ideas.
Perhaps it is BECAUSE I am such a social butterfly, and when I am out amongst the World and People I am so busy loving and BEing loved. Still, I love my alone times, my quiet spaces, my opportunities simply to BE with ME.
|My Healer Extraordinaire|
Sometimes, NOT often, just sometimes, I will let my mind wander backwards. It helps when there is a picture like this one, but truth BE told, I have a memory no matter what the experts say about dogs and their present tense living.
I look at this picture and I'm taken back to a time when I really made a difference. A time when more than kissies and love, I gave real HOPE to someone.
What's funny is thinking that it's ONLY EVER the Big Things we DO that matter or make a difference in others' lives. This is why each morning when we are in town on our Morning Adventure I get so excited. It is impossible to NOT BE excited when a little lean, a little smile, and a little love can actually turn the Light on in someone's day.
Rarely does anyone question my BEing a Service Dog anymore. I may NOT act like a true Service Dog but I am definitely of Service and despite my exuberant nature, I take this JOB seriously.
There are lives that depend upon it. Upon ME.
|Live On The Edge|
This is a picture of me when I was still quite small. I had this little gated "room" where I hung out and it had plenty of room where I could even run and slide [what else is a wood floor good for?!] but mostly every picture of me IN my "room" you'll see me at the edge.
I suppose this is significant in that it describes me and lets me know who I am, who I have been, and how I'll likely BE as long as I get to keep all 4 of me feet on the ground.
Living on the edge isn't something to BE avoided, it's NOT a dangerous way to play, it's just a way to LIVE. And in my opinion, it's the way I like best.
|Waiting On Life|
Waiting is tricky. It's encouraged, for sure, especially of ME when I am oh-so-excited to SEE someone, or to get something nibblish from wherever I find it. I have struggled all my Life to BE able to wait on something wonderFULL to happen or BE.
But here's what I am finding, Now that I am nearing 7 years old: Waiting is worth the effort. It always pays off, and does so in ways I'd NEVER have imagined or expected.
Some call waiting "delaying gratification" and mayBE that is true. I just call it a wiser course to follow and a better way to live.
I am a bit overly determined sometimes. Of course, clearly, this is something I arrived with and NOT something I picked up along the way.
Sometimes I get myself into something I then realise I don't want to have got myself into and I get utterly befuddled. At such times I simply have to Let Go.
This can BE hard to DO. I know. It happens to me often. Still... I think it is a good skill to have, and to develop. Letting Go.
|C'mon In!! The Water's GRR~Ate!!|
|We All Fit Somewhere We Don't Fit Anymore|
|I'm NOT Going To Jump, Just LOOK!!!|
This picture tells a part of my story that I want to share with you. Sometimes we are intrigued, captivated by the mystery of something. Someplace. We go right to the edge of it, we see it that close, and then we need to step back.
Stepping back is good. Sometimes it's the Very Best Thing. Knowing what you want is good, too. But sometimes it's the knowing and trusting all in good time that's more important.
|I Can Sit & I Can Wait... Sometimes|
I'm a good girl. I listen. I hear. I remember. And I always intend to BE good. But sometimes, well, I get a wild hair and go a little wild. And despite the troubles this can bring, I'll likely NOT change.
This is the sort of thing we all SHOULD know about ourselves. Our intentions and our tendencies. We've got to live with them both and accept them. We can change things, if we choose, but only when we ourselves choose to change WILL we change.