"My little dog- a heartbeat at my feet."
~ Edith Wharron ~
And we do too, really, though perhaps we may be less authentic about it than Tank. We pretend to be steady and stable and immovable and sure, while inside we are as fickle as he is, and as needing of occasional reassurance, adventure, and grounded love.
I allow myself to be puppy-like, and experience the joys and curiosities of each day