Our two and a half year old border collie, Izzy, has several jobs at our house, none of which challenge her intelligence completely. (Border collies are known to be one of the smartest dogs.) But, we do what we can living in a suburban neighborhood without any sheep to herd. Each morning she has the job of waking up the kids. If they wake up on their own, she hears the command, “Say good morning to _____.” If it is Alexander or Sophia she runs to them and licks their face. If it is Steve, she runs for a toy. Above is a photo of Izzy this morning as she said “Good morning.” to Steve. You can’t see it but her tail is wagging back and forth like crazy. She loves this morning ritual. I do too. It is healing to see her enthusiam early in the morning.
“I find relaxation, enjoyment, and healing in the simplest things in life.”
– Louise Hay