Lessons from Maggie

January 13, 2013 I am a huge lover of animals and nature and I’ve always believed that all animals, not just dogs, have much to teach us. The problem with us humans is that we’re just too busy and impatient to stop and notice what it is they have to share. Over the years, I’ve endeavoured to pay attention as best as I can, and I tell you, when you take time to observe and listen to your animal companions, you’ll be greatly rewarded. Certainly, there has to be a balance with everything, and so too with a canine-human relationship. I still have to guide Maggie and remind her of boundaries – otherwise she’d literally walk all over me! At the same time, I observe her and do my best to accommodate her needs, without taking away her need to be a dog. Too...