My little Peachy doesn’t just add an immeasurable amount of love and healing into my life and into the world (being the Light Warrior that she is), she also has a lot to teach me if I pay attention.
Peachy has no limited thinking. She fully believes that she can catch that squirrel, that lizard or even that bird that is flying 20 feet up in the air. She walks through life, and through the park, without any self-imposed limitations that encumbers her with self-doubt, second guessing or hesitation.
Peachy goes all in. When she sees that squirrel, that lizard or that bird she holds nothing back – she commits herself fully, running with all the strength and speed her four little legs can muster. She is focused on her singular goal – catch the squirrel. She has no distractions, no day dreams, no worries about the future, no grumbles about the past – she is fully in the moment and fully engaged in catching that squirrel.
Peachy has no disappointment or regret. Once the squirrel has disappeared up the tree, as it always does, she moves on. She does not beat herself up or get angry at either herself or the squirrel or the world for the outcome – she let’s go and smells the next bush.
Peachy does not hang onto the past. The very next squirrel she sees she runs after with every bit of fervor and belief in her abilities as all the previous squirrels that she did not catch.
Peachy does not let herself be defined by societal standards of size or strength. Just because she weighs 7 pounds and is a little fluff ball of a lap dog does not keep her from speaking her mind and telling those two 120 pound Rottweilers a thing or two.
Peachy is efficient and uses resources to their fullest. If you have stopped petting her and your hands are just laying idly in your lap, wasting time doing nothing at all, she will place her little nose under your hand and nudge it upwards over her head, essentially petting herself.
Peachy is content with simple things. She doesn’t focus on what she doesn’t have, she doesn’t have desire for new and shiny toys. She plays with the same old bunny, the hand-me-down from her cousin Pixie, the one who has had it’s ears sewn back on numerous times. I bought her many other shiny flashy toys because I still have desires for new things, but she’s happy with the one that smells really good (to her) and has dirt all over it.
Peachy finds happiness in every day things. She does not get bored or negative. Every single time I pick up the leash she gets so excited she jumps up and down, she runs back and forth, she runs in circles – she never says “really? another walk? can’t we do something else for a change?” Going for a walk is the most exciting and glorious thing that could ever happen to her, every time it happens.
Peachy doesn’t take anything or anyone for granted. She maintains her relationships with a steady consistent show of appreciation. Every time I come home she is just as happy to see me. Even though I come home at least once if not twice every day and I have come home approximately 488 times since I got her – every time she wags her tail, runs around my legs and jumps up and down to greet me.
Peachy fulfills her mission of bringing love to the world effortlessly. She does not work hard or try hard to be a good person – she just is (and yes, she is a person, a wonderful little dog person). She doesn’t have to effort or struggle or go through a whole process to do the right thing. There is no decision to make – she just IS love. She makes the world a better place just by being who she is.
Peachy is a little Buddha, a wise one, a Dog of God.