I’m sitting here giggling so hard trying to write this, but I have a serious distraction going on caused by yours truly…
Timmy the border collie!
He is a virtuoso with his squeaky toy, Chewbacca. I’ve never heard a dog get so many interesting sounds out of a simple toy. It’s a wide variety of squawks, moans, interspersed with a tiny series of little squeaks, soft sighs and loud yammers… he’s astonishing!
He makes pithy commentary and punctuates sentences when his dad and I are talking. And somehow? They make sense!
He teases us with it to help wake us up in the morning, while we have our coffee. He definitely believes laughter is the best way to start our day!
Such a smart boy…
He brings it to me when I’m struggling, working too hard or having a difficult time with something…
Or just when I’m feeling blue.
He loves for me to throw it down the hall for him to chase… then he runs with his tail streaming above his back, fast like a racehorse and then…? BIG POUNCE! And I cackle delightedly cheering him on.
Sometimes he proudly prances as he brings it back to me to do it all over again, but then sometimes he teases me by staying just far enough away that I could chase him. (He loves that game!)
Sometimes he shows me play posture, bowing down with his helicopter tail wagging furiously and his big brown eyes dancing with delight.
What’s he really doing?
He’s inviting me to get out of my head and into my body, the present moment.
And THAT is his gift.
Timmy Teaches Us That Dog Communication Takes Many Forms
It’s an extraordinary gift, because the future and the past don’t exist – only the power of NOW.
What does your pet do to make you laugh?
To brighten your day?
To inspire you?
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