For many of us, our pets are an important part of our life. Almost every day I spend time with Koda, our 2 year-old Samoyed pup. His favorite thing is to go for a walk or a hike with me. If I don’t take him in the morning, by early afternoon he walks into my office, sits in front of my desk, looks up at me as sad as can be and “talks” to me. He makes this pleading noise that sounds like he’s talking and which is quite difficult to ignore. I know what he wants and more importantly, he knows that I know.
It’s almost as if somehow Koda realizes that in addition to the importance of the exercise, my walks in Nature serve as a form of reconnection to the greater part of me. When life is too busy and crazy, the most counter-intuitive thing, taking time away from the office to go for a walk, is actually what’s best for me. He knows how important it is for me to take our walk, even on days when I don’t remember or when I think I’m too busy.
How is it that my dog knows what’s best for me? How can he be that smart?
This blog and Today’s Brilliance featuring Koda as our Luminary came from asking myself these specific questions.
Many of my blogs come from carrying my iPhone with me and dictating as Koda and I hike together. On this particular day I walked and wrote this blog just from watching Koda play during our walk. I wrote his Today’s Brilliance from the point of what I thought he would say to me if he could speak. Sometimes I almost feel like he does.
I hope you don’t think I’m too crazy and that somehow, you too enjoy the wisdom shared from a place of unconditional love from a big white ball of fur in Montana.