A while back I was asked to talk with a little dog whose Mama was worried about how she was handling their recent move to a new home. The reason for the move was not a happy one and this was weighing on Mama as well. Because “Bonnie” was such an important part of the family, Mama wanted to make sure that she was doing okay. So I agreed to contact “Bonnie” and ask her how she felt about relocating on such short notice and also about the circumstances that initiated the move.
“Bonnie” is a very easy dog to talk with. She’s eager and open and extremely bright. She’s also extremely loyal to her family. When I asked “Bonnie” how she is handling the move to a different home, she looked at me somewhat confused…like she didn’t quite understand the question. So I asked her again, this time in simpler terms: “Mama loves you very much and is worried about you. She wants to know how you’re doing with living in a different home. Do you understand that Mama needed to find a new place to live?” “Bonnie” just looked at me with her patient, loving eyes and said: ” My home is wherever Mama is. I go wherever Mama goes. I love Mama and want to be with her forever. So it doesn’t matter what kind of place we live in. If Mama is there, it’s home.”
Being an animal communicator during this time of the year fills me with awe sometimes. Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I meet a dog like “Bonnie” who unselfishly and generously puts her Mama’s needs and feelings before her own and adjusts her mind and heart to whatever may come. The idea that a dog can express what the concept of a loving home really means, makes me wonder about my own definition. I have to admit that it’s a lot more complicated and involved than “Bonnie’s” definition is. I think there’s a lesson for me to learn here.
Once again I find that a conversation with an animal has opened my mind to the gentleness and the simple order of the Universe. What “Bonnie” told me was not profound in and of itself. But when paired with her intensity of feeling and her deep, unending love for the person she calls Mama, it moved me beyond words.
Blessings to you and your furry friends.