Any dog will indicate that they are not happy when they are irritated with something, or someone. They don't hide the way they feel, and they don't "tolerate" something because they think they have no choice. They simply move away from whatever is bothering them as soon as they can and move on to something else.
They also don't dwell on it. They don't leave it and think about it for hours or days, wondering how they could have done it differently or if they should have said something, and so on. They are not tortured in their imagination. They let go and its gone! Dogs don't have pet peeves, they wouldn't even understand the concept. They like or don't like something and that is that.
We on the other had tend to put up with things that don't make us happy, we don't say what's on our mind, when we could manage to communicate with clarity and instead keep it bottled up. Slowly, but surely as we continue to tolerate and cope, put up with and allow, we reach boiling point and things erupt!
We also dwell and wonder, play over in our minds all the things that we should have and could have done or said. And this my friends, we can do for days and sometimes even longer! We not only have pet peeves, we have melt downs!
Consider the fact that even when a dog actually does have their version of a melt down, once it's done it's over. Let's take a lesson and realize that hanging on to stuff, dealing with things by not dealing with them and subjecting ourselves to those things that do not serve us, is something to stop doing! Instead stop - take a beat and acknowledge what's really going on for you. Drop - into yourself and pay attention to how you are feeling, and listen - hear your inner guidance because it will help you to navigate what is needed so that you let go and let Dog!
Love, Peace & Wufs
Rev Deb, Chook & Sam
Dina Rae and Rev Deb invite you to enjoy this curated experience. May your tails wag with satisfaction and your hearts be warmed by all that you see.