Since I moved to the convenient countryside of South Oxfordshire, I’ve wanted to get a dog, so I can have company on my long walks, but mostly so I can have someone to mirror my enthusiasm and energy, and so when I get home, someone is pleased to see me! So, I did one of those online surveys this week to find out what sort of pet would suit my lifestyle. Turns out, fish are the best match for me. Harsh!
However, I’m determined to see this as a useful message and think about it like this: all the energy and effort that I would put into looking after a dog can now be channelled into looking after myself instead. All the ‘spare love’ I have at my fingertips can be angled towards myself – not in a self-absorbed way, but in a useful way. Rather than run myself ragged with taking on more work, more events, and more social engagements, I can take a step back and do the basics: go for a walk, lie down for a while, snooze, stare into the distance, be neutral… In fact, this sounds much like a dog’s life!
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