Living in a van with a dog is its own adventure. That’s right, we now have a dog. Rewind to April 19, 2014, the day I turned thirty years old and also the day that Corey took me to the animal shelter in Cottonwood, AZ. Just to look. Yeah, right.
Her name is Penny Rose. Penny because she is the color of copper. Copper is one of the oldest metals and is known in many cultures to be a protector against evil and attractor of love. This is exactly what Penny Rose does. Rose because roses are beautiful and so is she. Plus, she has a great sense of smell and enjoys sniffing plants and flowers.
So, how has Penny Rose changed my life?
Penny Rose needs much exercise. I’m in way better shape than I was prior to rescuing her. Walking, running, hiking, biking, and frolicking are part of daily life now.
Penny Rose needs a calm assertive leader. There’s simply no space for any sort of drama or emotional instability.
Penny Rose is often a reflection of my own energy. When I exhale deeply and take a moment to relax, so does she.
Penny Rose lives in the moment. I find myself meeting her here. Here, now, is a wonderland.
Penny Rose is a free spirit. Joyous and free this dog is meant to be. Chasing butterflies, watching ants, frolicking along shorelines and eating poop. It’s the little things.
Thank you Penny Rose for somehow choosing us.