As any of you who follow me on social media may know, this beautiful creature is Pinkerton, my Papillon. I also believe him to be a creature of great wisdom, so I thought today I would share the Truths According to Pinkerton.
They are quite simple:
Sleep when you are tired, play when you have energy.
Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full.
Approach each stranger as a potential friend, approach friends with unabashed joy.
Greet each day as the only day that exists.
Love with abandon.
Pinkerton doesn’t care that we’re in quarantine. He doesn’t care that I’ve been spending days in the same sweats. He doesn’t care if the world is uncertain, as long as Paul and I close by, secure in our love.
When I’m having my anxious days, I remind myself to look to my little companion for guidance. The honesty of his actions are illuminating.
Do you find wisdom in the natural world?
My task today: speaking of Pinkerton, I’ve meant to wash him for days and have been putting it off. Today is the day. Shampoo, conditoning and blow dry (done!)