This week I got in touch with the naked truth. Hahaha, and it’s much more simple than it sounds.
Greetings from Moscow, ID, and thanks for joining me again this week. Wish I could say that I see the blossoms coming, but that certainly isn’t the case quite yet as I write this blog post.
We’re still getting snow and frost, so spring blooms are a ways off.
I’m a “Jack” of all trades at the Legend Ranch. When I’m not working with patients in therapeutic sessions I have tasks to perform at the farm.
We all do, it really does take a village to make things run smoothly here. Maintaining the horses and facilities is no easy task.
One such responsibility is making sure that the dogs are warm and cozy all winter long. Dr. Lynn Fraley has Dobermans that are part of the family.
In a world full of people, what can be more beautiful than knowing how to form healthy relationships and establish deeper connections with those around us? What can be more powerful than looking at people around you and understanding that by being kind, loving and helpful towards them, you are also being kind, loving and helpful towards yourself? The Value and Importance of Human Connections, The Purpose Fairy
In a world full of people, what can be more beautiful than knowing how to form healthy relationships and establish deeper connections with those around us? What can be more powerful than looking at people around you and understanding that by being kind, loving and helpful towards them, you are also being kind, loving and helpful towards yourself?
The Value and Importance of Human Connections, The Purpose Fairy
They have a large doghouse that is warmed by only one radiant heater, so I have to check in on them regularly to make sure it’s pumping out enough warmth during the chilliest of days.
We’ve decided to add another heater to warm up the doghouse, so we don’t have to this be so vigilant. Not a difficult task, so I'm pleased and the dogs will be too.
While I was shopping for the heater I decided to purchase sweatshirts for the dogs that would provide them with an extra protective layer until warmer days decide to make an appearance. While I’m no tailor, with a few snips of the scissors – voila we have some pretty cute canine outfits. Hey, maybe I missed a calling?
…or maybe not!
To my surprise, the dogs were very accommodating as I slipped on their new duds.
Clearly, they LOVED my new creations.
Well as dogs will do, they decided it was more fun to remove the sweatshirts. I think between the three of them those cute ensembles lasted maybe half a day!
Do you want the naked truth? I’m guessing they preferred their own skin to my warm fluffy sweatshirts.
No matter how you try to dress a dog up it’s still going to be a dog.
There’s no great revelation here – just some truth. Sometimes we try to dress things up to change their nature.
Well, I guess it’s because we think it’s a good idea. But you know what they say about the road to hell right? It’s paved with good intentions.
We are all unique, with our own likes and dislikes. Our morals and personalities are what make us who we are. We all were created in our own ways, so why would we compromise ourselves for any reason? Why would we take our completely perfect masterpiece and turn it into a copied piece? Never Change Who You Are, The Odyssey Online
At LEAP we have a different approach. You should never change who you fundamentally are.
We do however like to reveal the authentic you – by uncovering layers of protection that may have been picked up over time.
The naked truth is – our horses can see past the “sweatshirt” into the heart and soul of the person underneath it.
Not only that, they take people exactly as they are. No need for any protective layers here.
What’s not to love?
Moscow, Idaho Address:3320 Hwy 8Moscow ID 83843
Legend Equine Psychotherapy Program (“LEAP”) is an alternative approach to traditional counselling. Patients gain insight into their behaviour through their relationship with therapeutic horses. A unique bond between horses and humans exists that encourages growth and connection. When talk therapy just isn’t enough, equine therapy makes inroads and breaks downs walls.