Animals heal us. Just by being who they are, living in their essence in the present moment, they teach us to be our natural selves and enjoy life. They also teach us about unconditional love and how letting go is always a part of that state. Animal companionship is a big part of the joy of the house sitting lifestyle. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and making friends with so many lovely pets-dogs, cats, chickens, horses, birds, fish and turtles. Each one has their own story to tell and gift to share. Like a lot of humans, some have trauma in their past and being with us can help them to heal. I discovered that the values which are important to me like freedom, trust, adventure and fun are equally important to the pets I care for and have come to love. In future posts, I’ll be sharing stories on some of the these pets. As humans we can often feel that we are the superior species but if we can listen to our pets we will discover that it is they who have chosen us and in doing so, feed and care for our souls.