Sophie – a two-year old German Sheperd – came into my life when I was volunteering at a local pet adoption fair.
After the adoption fair, Sophie went to a foster home. I thought about her often and wondered how she was doing.
A few weeks later, I was at an event and heard that Sophie was moving to a rescue near me. I offered to come and walk her, spend time with her and be part of the team to help find her a loving home.
I really wanted to help Sophie find that special person to love on her and give her the life that she deserved. I was not able to offer her a home myself so this was the next best thing that I could do.
Then, Sophie got attacked by another dog and needed stitches in her front leg. During her recovery, she kept pulling the stitches out – preventing the leg from healing properly.
I was at a loss as to what to do.
To be honest, the timing wasn’t great: it was Thanksgiving week and I had a million things going on. Her medical situation was adding another layer of stress to the situation, but I loved Sophie as if she were my own dog!
Sometimes when you feel this way, you have to just jump right in!
Although I could not find a foster to take Sophie in, I was told that her vet boards animals! It was perfect! I booked her a suite (ha) so she could get the care and attention she needed to begin her healing journey.
I try and do something that is of service each day. It can be something small, like buying a coffee for the homeless person who sits outside my local Peets, or something big like co-fostering Sophie until she finds her new home.
Whenever I take the time to help someone, I feel a genuine connection and opening of my heart chakra.
Imagine all the love and positive energy on the planet if everyone did one small thing each day to help another living being. Imagine the world we would live in! I invite you to take just a few minutes today and do something for another person (or animal!).
Here is the divine Miss Sophie…