I’ve mentioned a few times how much I appreciate you all in this time, those who give comments, those who give none too. I am a very quiet person by nature, so it would stand to reason I probably won’t talk about this too much. A take it back, there is one someone I have talked quite a bit about it to. The someone who has been my friend and confidante for fourteen years now. I introduced her quite a bit in a previous blog, my little Jack Russell Terrior-ist KT, her spelling, not mine. My name for her is Katy Foo Fighter, but she doesn’t spell very well, having only made it through kindergarten before they kicked her out for biting the teacher. For an introduction to my best friend for life, it was in this blog: http://anchailinalainn.com/2013/07/23/kt-the-davil-dog-and-doctor-ben-dover/ I hope you will visit there because there is a point to blogging about her now.
And lest you think me a few tacos short of a combination platter, I am not the only person who finds comfort in a four-legged friend. Do you remember right after the Sandy Hook tragedy, when we were all up in arms, about arms, ranting and raving about gun control? While we did nothing but scream about the injustice of it all, a real group of heros traveled to that grief stricken city and really rolled up the proverbial sleeves and got to work. This group of good will samaritans? Well they were nothing more than specially trained golden retrievers. They can’t speak, all they could do was what they were trained to do, be an affectionate presence. And you know what? The traumatized children of violence opened up to them, telling them of their fears, angst and painful emotions. Words they were unable to say to a single adult.
The take from? Yep, I still have them. The biggest part of our animals natural born empathy, is their ability to just be quiet. People in grief don’t always needs words, sometimes we just need someone to set a spell, silently holding our hand, to just listen when we speak and to hug us when our grief turns to tears. You would be amazed the amount of comfort one can receive just feeling the presence of another who is willing to just be still. Well, thats my wooden nickle on it anyway.
Dress: Miamai, Shae **New from the Golden Thread Line**
Hat: Miamai, Titiana **New from the Golden Thread Line**