As I drove from Greencastle to Buffalo I had plenty of time to think about what I expect out of this trip. I came to the idea that I choose not to expect anything in particular. Sure, I want to learn and I hope to address some of the things going on in my dogs’ lives, but I’m coming into this with an open heart, willing to soak in anything and everything Kevin throws at me. Little did I know that the unexpected would occur on the first day. As some may have seen on the Facebook page, I have discovered the last 24 hours that Trace isn’t acting like himself. I would chalk it up to “he’s just tired after an 8 hour drive,” but it seems different. I don’t mean to be alarming but he’s exhibiting some behavior, or lack thereof, that concern me. And I could be overreacting, but its very clear we are mirroring the same emotion, and it doesn’t feel good. And of course, Bella on the other hand is picking up the slack – she’s calm, she’s happy, she’s “expecting” something coming, I can feel it.
I suppose there’s not much else to say other than as I approach a visit to the vet, the emotion of the moment is alive and all I can do is be present. Here’s to good news from the vet and an opportunity to learn that much more about the deepest connection with have with the animal world.