Ten days ago, a friend of ours who looks after our Shih-Tzu, Kwan-Yin, called me to tell me about this little dog that she was assessing who had been brought into Broken Promises and surrendered by the owners. This little guy had been very abused in his two short years. I could not believe what he had been through.
He was malnourished, completely matted and had bubblegum stuck all over his body right down to the skin, which necessitated almost sheering his coat. It was obvious by his behavior, that he had been abused by males, so this was a hurdle to recover from. This list goes on. Needless to say, when I saw his pictures, his eyes spoke of such pain, neglect and fear. Then we got the chance to meet him.
Lisa had read a book over Christmas that she was very taken with, called “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein and decided that this pup she was assessing needed a new name…and so it was given.
Our journey together started a few days later, when we decided to “foster to adopt” (you know where this is going) and Enzo came into our home, our lives and our hearts, including Kwan-Yin’s.
Recognizing we were on a path of healing for this little guy, I decided to do Reconnective Healing™ first on him. He relaxed into the frequencies and looked at me as if to say, “finally… and thank you.”
Enzo has been gobbling up his new diet of fresh meats and veg, enjoying his “high value” treats, exploring our extensive gardens, and trusting to romp with his new “sister”, Kwan-Yin.
It is said that a dog comes into our life to teach us lessons. So far, I realize that my heart has grown a few more sizes. Loving and compassionate by nature, I am taken with how big our hearts can grow and how deeply we can feel if we allow ourselves the grace to do so. Enzo has also taught me his willingness to trust anew. We’re on this healing journey together.