This is Fruitycake The Raccoon. What do you consider progress? Progress is a new thing to me. I was just trying to get thru every day when I was a stray. Now, I have progress to keep me busy.
I am learning that the outdoors is not scary and that it is fun.
I am learning to like grass. And flowers. And trees.
I am learning that it’s ok to relax. Although I still have one eye open most of the time.
And I’m learning that I like other dogs and I don’t have to bark at them. All of this is progress. That is what I am told.
But I wouldn’t have made any progress at all without Brickle. He may not be a dog of many words or barks, but his actions speak louder.
Brickle shows me what it’s like to be a dog. A real dog and not just a survivor. He says that everyone has to work at being their real selves. He says survival skills are great. But we have to know that there will be more good than bad in our day. There is more good than bad in our world.
Brickle shows me how and what I’m supposed to do to be happy. In our family, it may be different progress than your family. My progress may be differently than yours. And progress changes for everyone over time. Especially when they learn better
I doubt you have to learn not to bark at dogs.Or not to dig up stuff. Or not to eat stuff you’re not supposed to.
But no matter what progress you need to make, is there someone that you can look to for direction? Or maybe, you are an example for someone else. Yes. You!
Progress is knowing you’ll always have more to learn as long as you are alive. And I hope that’s for a very long time, maybe forever.
-Fruitycake The Raccoon