Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Seconds make the heart grow fonder... For dogs at least!

In the fall of 2004, the love of my life, a tall, dark and strikingly handsome thoroughbred named Rufus, became very ill.  Many many trips to the vets at Virginia Tech and a lot of money had provided me with no answers as to what was going on with him.  In a last ditch effort I decided to contact an animal communicator.  Ok ok I know it sounds crazy, but if nothing else she provided me with a tremendous amount of comfort.  While quite a few of her statements proved to be true, one still sticks with me to this day.  Rufus was very sick but I was headed out of town for Christmas and was going to be gone for over a week.  I was concerned that Rufus would notice my absence and succumb to his illness.  The communicator said while animals know when someone is absent, they have no concept of actual time.  Leave for 2 seconds, 2 hours or 2 weeks and animals will be just as excited to see you!  So when Rufus did lose his battle on January 4, 2005, I knew he knew I had always been there.

In relationships the saying "distance/ absence makes the heart grow fonder" couldn't be more true.  Unfortunately this usually involves days apart for two people to start truly missing each other.  In none of my relationships, has any man jumped with excitement when I've come home from work let alone if I walked to the mailbox and back.  But my dogs never fail, because only seconds make their hearts grow fonder.  Aren't we supposed to enjoy spending time together?  How do you keep those butterflies alive?

While I know this is exaggerated and I might wish a significant other would leave for days if he truly jumped for joy every time I entered the room,  but there has got to be a fine line where it doesn't take days of non communicating for some one to miss you...  Optimistic?