Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

How Are You Really? October 30, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 6:56 pm

Instinct and compassion. They might not always go hand in hand, but maybe they should.

Wiley's Wisdom

I’m not proud to admit this but I sent Mrs. Prickles to the emergency room recently.

One minute I was nursing on her as usual, and the next minute I couldn’t keep myself from tearing the little white fluff balls out of her. Both are instinctual behaviors for me, yet I was surprised to find myself enjoying the task of removing fluff balls. Several of the other members who make up my comfort circle have similar holes in them that I leave alone. So why now did I find myself losing control?

Truth be told, I don’t know what happened. And I think that happens sometimes. We get so caught up in something it kind of takes over our motor functions until someone brings us back to reality. I didn’t want to hurt Mrs. Prickles. I didn’t mean to. But I did.

It makes me stop and think about how I…

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