When Lady Bug died in 2010, she taught me many spiritual lessons, and I’ve been dogless for two years. Later this week, my brother’s dog – a feisty and adorable Jack Russell named Mugsy – is coming to stay and I’m a nervous wreck. It’s puppy spirituality time in our house.
Most of us aren’t automatically confident about our spiritual lives. We struggle, we fight, we fall down, we’re wonderstruck, we’re amazed, we fall again. How can we keep our spiritual balance about our individual life plans? One way is by looking at animals. Love Yourself With Joy: When my beagle died last year, she went [...]
It’s easy to get into the energy of being happy by focusing on small things Get Outside: Even getting outside for a five or ten minute walk can help you reconnect with the spiritual world and a larger plan. It’s easy to feel free when you’re outside. In that moment, there don’t have to be [...]
I gave her favorite blue chew toy to my neighbor’s six-week-old puppy. We donated her food bowl. Lady the beagle has been gone about one year now. I’m used to her absence, but things I learned from her still remain. Communication: Lady found ways to talk to me. For example, one night I was reading [...]
As usual on car trips, my teenage white beagle Lady was half in, half out of the passenger window, long white ears dancing in the breeze, the wind folding her face back into a big ole’ grin. It would have been a perfect fall day had we not been on the way to the vet’s [...]
If it was ever a time to check out and stop trying to “live in the moment,” it was when I heard the vet’s words. “She has cancer.” I stood in the office, looking down at my small, white-and-faded-brown, 14-year-old beagle Lady who, unconcerned about her fate, had just peed on the floor and was [...]