A dog is for life, not just for Christmas - right now that that is made clear, let's get on with the groovy reasons my dawg came into my world.
As you probably know, my ticker had a hissyfit 18 months ago and my robust physical strength evapourated overnight. I was no longer able to dance all night or heave straw and hay bales about like they were tissue boxes - I was left as weak as a kitten.
I had to start with being able to hang the washing out on the line without getting puffed out and feeling weak in my arms and dragging myself back to the sofa. Then after about six months I was able to go back to my regular yoga class and take it gently.
I think I was just getting strong again when we went into Lockdown in March and although I continued with yoga online and tried dancing around the house a bit, it wasn't cutting the mustard. I toyed with the idea of getting a dog but being a mad cat woman I dismissed it as a bad idea several times but the thought kept returning - "My Soul is trying to tell me something" I thought! "It's time to get cardiovascularly fit and strengthen my heart muscle!
I had a mad idea of getting a Dachshund as the ones in this YouTube video were just darling and made me laugh and laugh! But reality said no. A friend put a prospective female forward but nope, I just didn't feel a connection.
I met a puppy up for adoption at a local market where I was doing card readings - it was sooooo cute "is it naughty?" I asked ... "VERY" came back the answer. That was a NO then! So on the way home I thought to myself "if I'm going to attract the right companion, I have to create a tick list", so I did. I love Alsatians but he'd have to be a smaller one as my house isn't very big. Not a puppy, well behaved, doesn't chase chickens or cats and love me as unconditionally as I'll love him! My friend was at my place doing some sewing for me when I arrived back and I told her of the puppy .. "you after a dog then? I know one that needs a new home ... he's an alsatian but he's not very big" Wowsa! She took me to see him a day later and it was love at first sight. He put his paws on my shoulders and looked into my eyes and that was that!
Yes he pee'd in the house a few times, and no he didn't come back to me calling him for a few days but with the help of a few friends who are experienced with dogs we got over that REALLY quickly and now he's fab and getting fabbier by the day. He gets me out of the house and walking a good km twice a day and I'm discovering where it is that I've been living for nearly four years! The different sections of riverbeds that I've gazed down as I drive across, the mountain paths I didn't know were literally right on my doorstep, I'm being a part of nature as opposed to viewing it from a tin can with wheels. It's so lovely having a companion and protector.
The fitness aspect is just one of the bonuses he brings to my world as getting out there in the morning lifts my spirits and for a while I forget about the mad world! Of course, being the impatient sort that I am, I'm womdering why I'm not olympic-athlete-fit yet but I'm not starting at zero fitness am I, I'm in minus numbers and have to appreciate that. Great reminder to self in writing this! Thank you Universe for inspiring me to be a scribe this evening!
Cardiologists are obviously scary to me subconsciously and consciously as my heart seems to play up on review days, mainly because I so want to prove a point - that I'm doing really really well naturally - and it has really p*ssed me off because they must think I'm exaggerating or telling porkie pies. Don't get me wrong, there have been some marvellous Cardiology reviews where I've been called their Star patient and a "box of secrets" as they are confounded by my progress. On meditating about that I got the insight that despite me being an extremely honest person (brutally so at times), I have been disbelieved on many Many MANY occasions from the very start of my life, which was perplexing to me. I have no reason to lie, but I could deny being Chinese until I was blue in the face for the first 20 years of my life and point out that I had blonde hair and blue eyes but still just about every kid in school insisted that I was Chinese .... and then I was in sales - need I say more?!, and then I realised I was a Healer and in the late 1990's Reiki was not well known nor recognised. There were the psychic insights I'd get which people doubted accusing me of listening in their phone calls because how could i possibly know that?! ... well I just did and I didn't need to listen in on any phone calls! Then there were events in my life that made me doubt myself for waaay too long .... so all in all, yup, there's a belief I need to shift.
So Vagabond will empower me to believe in myself because I have to in order to direct him kindly and without barking orders at him (did ya like that pun?!) and I will show them that I can get my heart fit - I've confounded them before and I will again and I look forward to my morning walkies as much as he does because I'm a tenacious northern, horsey bird with viking and Border Reiver ancestory - watch this space! .... no, seriously, click on the link and watch ;-) Already I'm realising that there are many more reasons why the universe brought us together ... we have life lesdons to show each other and I'm really looking forward to seeing it all unfold.
Now I think i deserve a biscuit! hahaha! Chihuahua for now! (Ciao for those that didn't get it)
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Linda Jane W has been a Holistic Practitioner and Tutor for over 15 years.