I’ve never wanted children or babies, or dogs or cats. What with the gypsy life we led with no plans to settle down anywhere, it was a good thing that we both felt the same way. We wanted to be in India, near our Guru, and we worked hard to be able to do that for years. We were also so in love with each other that we didn’t want to share our time with someone else, even our own kid.
Then on Christmas Eve about 10 years ago, he called to say that he had a puppy. He sounded so excited and I wished that I was. I told him to put it back on the shelf and walk out the door. No he said, it was a rescue from Madison County and it looked just like the dog that he had when he was taking care of the cows in the Swiss mountains. I told him I was too busy with work, and he was too busy with roasting chestnuts on an open fire. Who would take care of this new pet?
It turns out that “Bello”, our beautiful dog, was the best thing that ever happened to us.
We’ve gone on walks together for over 10 years now, and when “Bello” ran after that skateboarder a few weeks ago, and he was on the type of leash that stops at a certain point, he flipped over and damaged both of his back knees. He has been having a difficult time walking since then and he cannot go on walks until he gets better. It’s hard to see him limping and not his usual frisky self.
I threw out the leash (and suggest that you do the same if you own one) and decided that it just isn’t time for “Bello” to leave us.
I looked online to find some place to buy healing music, since “Bello” has listened to classical music since he was a puppy. He was a biter, chewing up underwear, hand-knit wool socks, toilet paper, etc. After a short time I found out that he mellowed out with music after his morning meal/walk. He seemed to like YoYoMa a lot, especially the Bach CD. He doesn’t like heavy metal music at all, by the way.
I found a site that has this huge selection of great music called Paradise Music. Do you know about it? The selection is pretty amazing (er, I mean, AWESOME!), with music for beauty, for sleep, for healing, and even for dogs. I ordered the Relaxation Music for You and Your Dog, and also the Healing Gold. They cost $12.95 and that even includes shipping, which was fast.
You can sample the CD”s by clicking, a feature that I like.
Paradise Music also has these greeting cards that are so cool, with a CD inside. I got a few of those to send for Birthday’s.
They only cost $5.95 which is a great price since they are beautifully made and include a CD.
“Bello” has been listening to the Paradise Music CD’s for a week now, and I think he is getting better.
I hope to go for a walk with him sometime soon.