Thursday, August 14, 2014

How Does Your Dog View the World?

What does your dog see when he looks at his world?


"…There is also a meeting point where the differences between us disappear, and we are all in balance, comfortable, in agreement, and at peace..."    Suzanne Clothier

Perspectives

Looking at the world through your dog’s eyes.

My friend Joe Steinfeld said it best: "It seems to me that the main difference between humans and other species is that we are always looking for the difference between humans and other species."

Life at the farm is shared with many different species, which means on any given day, we're considering life from many perspectives.  We’re hot and sweaty?  The parrot and the tortoises are enjoying the perfect weather.  We need jackets?  Our Scottish Highland cattle are delightedly kicking up their heels in the brisk air.

Viewed through the perspective of our animals, how different life looks, feels, smells - and is.  We seek to understand the differences so that we can minimize our animals' stress, and maximize their comfort and joy.  It stretches us, this daily need to consider how others view their world.

But there is also a meeting point where the differences between us disappear, and we are all in balance, comfortable, in agreement and at peace.  This is the place we seek daily:  Where we are together in a life shared, despite the differences.


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