My current foster dog makes me feel loved. Important. Valued. After I come home from a long, busy day at work, I always and gratefully look forward to the moment I walk through the door. My foster dog makes me feel special just by the way he greets me. He has a special little dance routine he only does when I come through the door. Here are the steps that occur, without fail ( and with lots of tail):
1. Sees April
2. Gets excited.
3. Rushes back to the living room to find his bone.
He greets me this way. Every. Time. I. Arrive...even if I've only been gone for 20 minutes!
My foster dog has helped me reflect upon a life lesson: how I interact with those in my life. Here's what I've taken away so far.
I don't think I've discovered all the lessons yet from his happy little “greeting” dance. I look forward to his smile and wiggles and the joy he brings to my life.
“Paws” to Ponder
Wednesdays with Dogs is a weekly blog series about dogs and about my experience fostering dogs. Each Wednesday will feature a story that presents learning opportunities and moments of reflection on topics about life, work, relationships, leadership and whatever else I might happen to learn along the way! Come back each week as we “paws” a moment for life lessons with “Wednesdays with Dogs”.