Annie Finds Her Bliss

buff colored cocker spaniel in the water next to a pierYears ago I attended seminars and conferences for small business owners. The inevitable inspirational speaker would invariably talk about how if you do what you love you will be successful.

Last week Annie discovered fish. She has spent hours every day watching for and stalking fish. Of all my dogs she was the one most tentative around water. After nine years Annie seems to have gotten in touch with her inner spaniel. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so happy and engaged. From a dog who used to daintily walk in shallow water she’s now leaping off the dock to pounce on fish.

Help your dog find something that rocks their world. There’s no telling what hidden talents might be waiting to emerge.

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8 comments so far

  1. Jen on

    That is amazing! Go Annie!

    • fearfuldogs on

      Thanks Jen. It is fun to watch her. Even though she hasn’t even come close to catching one the hunt is apparently rewarding enough that she keeps at it ALL day.

  2. Heather on

    Wahoo Annie. Must be a blast to be a bystander. Make sure you get some video footage for yourself. Love that our dogs remind us to keep discovering and ignore labels of “senior” or “retired.” You go girl, maybe u could teach those border collies!!!

    • fearfuldogs on

      Thanks Heather. I often wish I had my video camera in hand as she ‘hunting’. Very cute and it’s given her a reason to get up in the morning!

  3. Sweetpea on

    What a very sweet and compelling post….oh, I am SO pleased that you posted this about dear, dear Annie. Good for her!! And good for us humanoids to remember/be reminded to keep rocking our woofer’s world. Thank you ;>}}

    • fearfuldogs on

      Thanks! Annie is having a blast. At home she likes to harass chipmunks in the woodpile. Nice to see her versatility!

  4. Kay Liestman on

    Great news! Congratulations, Annie.


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