The forces will align
Maybe it's because of the Nolichuckey Bluffs location, or maybe it's because people know I am a sucker for animals, but I've rescued and rehomed 5 dogs in the last few years. Two have gone to cabin guests who came to breakfast morning one determined NOT to take a doggie and then on their final day, drove off property with doggie in the car. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Nola is amazing with these creatures. I can see her head spinning when an eager misbehaving dog comes along. "Oh dear....here we go again .... somethings going to get destroyed .... trouble's coming."
She puts up with the rough play. Demonstrates to the new doggies what the commands mean, "go potty" a favorite. Poor girl does her best to squat and dribble repeatedly until the new doggie gets the point.
She comforts quickly the first time doggies race in front of the golf cart after a squirrel only to connect with the cart wheels. My vet doesn't even ask questions anymore. LOL
The last doggie was a strong willed shepherd mix. Younger and stronger than Nola and very very rambunctious. Nola, ever submissive, didn't appear to want to take on this young whipper snapper. And then it happened. Three weeks into the rescue, and after a long romp in the park with the new doggie on the leash and Nola not. Nola came at the doggie full force and made it known SHE was the alpha dog. And suddenly the two were buddies.
When something is coming at you full force, and you know you can't defeat it, step away.
Wait until it's contained ... a clear boundary set ... and then face it full on, with all you've got.
The forces will align, and tranquility returns.