Polly’s Devotion

We rescued our dog, Polly, from a high-kill shelter in Virginia. She is a beautiful, sweet and loving dog. She attached herself to me very quickly as evidenced by her being seated in my lap for the two hour ride home from New York! She had serious separation anxiety for a few months…chewing up doorways, breaking out of crate, etc. With some socialization, training and a VERY expensive crate she is now much improved. She continues to be on the anxious side and does not like when other people or dogs come into her home (her sanctuary).

I started bringing her running with me on our local Airline Trail. If I could ever describe a dog as “happy,content and joyful” this would be her on the trail. She is a different dog. She seems to be giddy, smiling and skipping. She loves every minute of it and never strays from me. She seems to enjoy seeing others on the trail…she just skips on by with a slight nod of her head as if to say “Hello, neighbor!”. She is devoted to this time we share together for mind, body and spirit. It is our time to reflect, enjoy nature and have gratitude. I hope in some funny dog way she knows how much I love it too.

Get out there with your best friend (human or canine) and enjoy…walk, run, snowshoe…your body, mind and spirit will thank you.

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8 thoughts on “Polly’s Devotion

  1. Mindy Garrett November 28, 2012 at 7:05 am Reply

    Enjoy your new dog!! It is so fun to go out and have fun with pets. Post some pics! : )

  2. sjones71 November 28, 2012 at 7:49 am Reply

    I’ve seen her! She does love that time to run.

  3. The Practical Social Media University November 28, 2012 at 8:06 am Reply

    Very inspiring!! Keep it on!!

  4. Sherry Leitner November 28, 2012 at 10:32 am Reply

    What an inspiring story! You’ve done a wondeful thing for Polly, hats off to you. 🙂

  5. Michele November 28, 2012 at 11:52 am Reply

    So glad that you chose to adopt. Animals in shelter’s truly break my heart and it’s nice to see that this wonderful dog has found a forever home!

  6. Gail Janicola November 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Julie, I lost my beloved dog Guinness, who was 15 1/2, in April. Truly heartbreaking. Polly sounds amazing! Enjoy her:)

  7. Luis Mordan December 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm Reply

    You are truly a great person! This world needs more people like you!!

  8. Tammy Fuller December 2, 2012 at 1:22 am Reply

    I hope you and Polly enjoy the trail for many years to come.

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