Friday, August 24, 2007

On Kindness

Practicing holistic medicine allows me to spend much more time with my clients than in the past. One of the joys is that I learn so much more about my animal patients.

A few weeks ago, I asked a client if her German Shepherd, Count, was the “nurturing” type. She responded with an example of just how nurturing he is. He always senses when an animal is hurt or ill and will stay nearby them. But he has the misfortune to live with a dog who dislikes him, named Lamar. One day Lamar came home sedated after a medical procedure. Count could hardly stay by and nurture his non-friend, so he quietly carried a few toys to Lamar and set them by his bed, then slipped away.

How many of us would be so kind?

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