Before I start this post I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Chuck and Collies of the Meadow, last week they bestowed their Collies Choice award on this blog. If you have a minute pop over and say hello to Chuck. His collie Trevor is failing and I’m sure a kind word would make him feel better.
Sampson is a people dog. Don’t let his enthusiastic run up to your dog fool you, once the greeting is over he will be leaning on your leg encouraging you to pet him.
When we pulled up to the park yesterday morning Bob and Marge (a couple we’ve met on the trail) were just walking in. Sampson was super excited. By the time I opened the door to let the dogs out Bob and Marge had made their way into the field.
Sampson jumped out of the car and started to run up the path. He’s usually very good about not getting too far ahead of me and apparently he had reached his comfort zone and turned around and came back to me.
Being a projective thinker I figured by the time we got to the field they would be long gone.
I was wrong.
They were stretching. Still I felt like we shouldn’t bother them, so despite the eager look in Sampson’s eyes, I told him, no let’s go this way.
We headed up the hill.
I enjoy the hikes as much as the dogs but I usually let them choose the walk, and yesterday Sampson chose to head back to the field. Not being a projective thinker, he assumed Bob and Marge would be where he left them.
Sampson was wrong, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is being the dog, he found a way around his obstacle (which was me not allowing him into the field.)
Sampson came at his obstacle from a different direction.
What kind of obstacles are preventing you from achieving your goals? What can you do to over-come them?
Don’t let obstacles get in your way.
Be The Dog.