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All was not lost though because young man had fallen in love with Footsie and decided to keep him. He took Footsie home and he and his wife immediately fell in love with her. Unfortunately their female dog didn’t. She played hell. She gave Footsie a very hard time and did not like invasion of her space and territory. So after a night of constant fighting and quarrelling between dogs young couple decided, regrettably, Footsie had to go back to Paula.
So, four days and many experiences later, Footsie returned to Paula. She was so happy to see her and back to office and car at night.
When Paula was explaining experience to Julie on telephone, guess what! Julie said, Oh! She’s such a sweet thing, we’ll have her.
We have had her for all of 18 hours now and what an animal. She walked in as if she had always lived here, put her footmarks everywhere, ate some supper, watched football match whilst sitting on my foot cushion and has carried on as though she has always been here.
This made us think of us human beings. Would we have behaved in this way? Or would we be bitching and slating people and telling everyone what a bad world it was and how terrible people are.
Footsie taught us three things:
1.how important it is to keep your self respect, no matter what, and respect others, no matter what.
2.live in present. It’s no good being wedded to what you told yourself you were going to do at beginning of day.
3.the way to people hearts is through giving. In her case, giving love. Just give love and don’t expect anything in return and you will gain all benefits.
It’s a Doggy story but Footsie has taught us all, and we’re sure there’s more to come.
Graham and Julie www.desktop-meditation.com
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