trees. people. dogs. i love you. yes, i watched kitbull.

things that make you go hmmmmmm....

...When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn't get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don't get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. 

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are... -Ram Dass

I have posted this little piece before, but each time I see a dog with odd or even initially disturbing behavior, and do a little digging, I can totally understand why. With Deere, he was very uninterested in any kind of bond with a human when I first met him. He was appreciative of a butt scratch if you could get him to be still long enough to give one, but zero effort to connect with you. He arrived at the shelter with a huge scar on the top of his head and cowered when you'd reach to pat him on the head while leashed. That told me a LOT. Fast forward four months and I had worked myself in as being a human he loved, and five months later, he was adopted into his forever home where he has been thriving for a few months now.....

Yesterday I watched Kitbull, the little short released from Pixar yesterday and last night I showed it to Christian. While cute and sad, I have seen it to be pretty accurate... Baby came into our lives a little scarred, but once she knew we were there to give nothing but love, she soon became best friends with our old kitty, then later when we got chickens, she befriended them as well. Later when Spirulina the little stray 4 week old kitten came into our lives, she took her in as if she were a little puppy she had all to herself. I had actually never seen her with an animal so small, and she was so sweet and careful and loving to her..... 

As I type this on this Wednesday morning, while Eddie lays by my feet, living inside with a cat that sometimes terrorizes him, he also went from being an outside dog that chased cats, to an inside dog that actually gets cleaned by a cat. I leave you today with the little short, Kitbull. Yeah, we all probably have a little Kitbull in us. How we chose to move forward and love and trust again is the key to a life full of love. 
this is the little short released by Pixar that sparked this post. Grab your tissues. It is a heartwarming tale of a scarred and abused pibble befriending a stray scaredy-cat....

Do you have a Kitbull story? I'd love to hear it! You can send it to me by using the form on the right or post below! We have made it to Wednesday!! Have a good one. 



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