Friday, March 20, 2009


So I figured out something about myself thanks (once again) to my life mate Kaiya (my Siberian Husky).

We were out walking the other day (okay, maybe it was like a week ago) and I noticed that if I just let her to her thing, she got very...twitchy. Every little thing was cause for alarm and over reaction. On the other hand, if I clearly, regularly told her what was expected of her, she was calm and at peace. She seemed to be happier. Her tail was in the air and she was sniffing around like we hadn't walked this way a million times before.

Since then I have been trying to do this more with her. Give her clear demands just because I can, not because I need anything of her, just so I can turn around and give her release command. Its as though she is a different dog!!

I am the same way. When I know that I have X, Y and Z to do...have them demanded of me in fact...I am fine. When I am left to my own devices, I start to get twitchy about life. I feel overwhelmed and stressed out over nothing.

Maybe its time I had my own release command ;-)


  1. Absolutely--when I'm freaking out is definitely when I need the most guidance.
    It keeps me centered and lets me handle so much more.

    So nice to know I'm not alone ;)

  2. You are COMPLETELY not alone...I'm just slow on the up take with these things ;-)

    I took the time to try to explain this to a couple of people, I think I botched it pretty badly, but I guess I'll find out soon enough *shrug*