Ha roo, everypup and everykitty! It's me, Zim. Is everyone feeling serene today? As Dave told you yesterday, I had one of my zen-like moments at the park the other day and I thought I'd share it with you. I hope it will help you find your own calm, peaceful place.
It came over me after Dave and I saw those geese and the duck. That sense of serenity washed over me ... and I knew if the geese and their duck friend would just give me a chance, I could win them over.
I'm going to the other side of the lake. Follow me. Follow me over there.
And they did. Ignoring the people fishing, a few other dogs, and others... they followed me.
One of the guys from Canada came over first. I kept very still, so I wouldn't scare him.
Hey, Goose! I'm Zim. Thanks for trusting me.
He must have been doing some goose recon, decided I was OK, then brought the local guy over. He was a little shy at first ...
... or maybe he was imitating Gus' sister Callie. (Ha roo roo roo!) But he eventually warmed up to me, too.
I don't speak Goose and they don't speak Siberian, but we did share a very comfortable silence between us. A serene silence.
I went into Zen-overdrive so they'd round up their friends and bring them over.
I'll just turn my head, so you don't feel threatened or anything.
As I'd hoped, they brought the rest of their little flock over.
We had a nice time, just relaxing with each other, sending calm non-verbals to each other. It was such a special time. I hope to come back to the park again soon. I hope my new friends will remember me!
I'll come see you gooses again soon!
What a beautiful time we had. I hope each one of you finds that same level of serenity today!