I don’t usually respond to the daily prompts, but I was inspired by today’s, “doubt.”
Rescuing a dog isn’t easy. Rescuing a dog who is middle-aged and doesn’t have a clue about the outside world has presented its own set of difficulties.
And the doubt that comes with the experience can be painful.
- Doubt that you understand their needs at the moment
- Doubt that you are giving them enough attention or enough space
- Doubt that they will ever communicate with you
- Doubt that they will ever play with a toy
- Doubt that they will show affection towards you
- Doubt that they might ever come running to the door to greet you
- Doubt that they may ever fully be house-trained
- Doubt that you are feeding the right food
- Doubt that you are doing everything right
- Doubt that you will be able to guide them past things that cause the dog fear and help them grow.
In those moments of doubt, I try and remember how far we have come.
AND – she’s learning to be silly 🙂
I still have plenty of doubts. All the time. But if I remember the good moments during the frustrating ones, it helps to know we are still moving forward.