When I look back at where I have been; insecure, reserved, and anxious, I have to marvel at how far I have come.
It all began with Chancey. Because of her I am able to stretch my comfort zone to new everyday heights. With her it’s nothing for me to go to places I would not have before.
Then recently I got a Doberman Pinscher. She is 5 months old and sweet as pie. While Chancey stretched my comfort zone, Grace, my Doberman, taught me how to be assertive. Before these dogs, I allowed people to walk all over me.
A couple of days ago my sister visited. She made reference to me acting different than she ever saw me. I made the suggestion that perhaps she sees me as more assertive and authoritative since I am having two high energy dogs. She agreed to this.
I also believe this is true of me. I have gained a lot more confidence, especially after I bought my Doberman. I can see myself more assertive as life goes on. For me that is exciting because it opens up a new world to me.
Yep, looking back, dogs have changed me for the better, too.
Today, I am calm, confident, and don’t mind a healthy risk every now and then. I can honestly say, Life is better with my two dogs. I am very grateful.
With love, Trey