This video just popped up on my Facebook feed and I felt the need to share it. The courage, persistence and self-belief of this dog is amazing.
Watching him, blindfolded, stepping out into the unknown brought me back to that first year after my husband left me. If ever there is a visual metaphor for what it’s like walking, terrified, into a new life, blindsided and blindfolded – this is it.
I felt that dogs fear in a visceral way. It’s uncertainty. But – despite near falls hear and there – he kept putting one foot in front of the other until he got where he was going.
Just out of shot, you know his owner is there encouraging him – just as family and friends were there for me – but ultimately he was the one on the tightrope, doing it alone.
So, if you’re in the early stages of a divorce, and feel just like this dog, take heart. In case you couldn’t watch the whole thing – he makes it to the other side.
And so can you.
So WILL you.