Dogs and Joy

See this girl on the right?

That’s Helen Barker. That’s her colleague and friend Brittany on the left. 

When Helen was a kid…around three years old…if you asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she would said with absolute certainty, “A dog.”

I don’t think she figured out the impossibility of that until she was about five. ❤️❤️❤️

Well, long story short, this woman knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with dogs, which in her mind is not the same thing as training dogs. 

It’s really working WITH them. 

So she bypassed college and hunkered down learning all there is to know about working with dogs and owners and cultivating healthy relationships betwixt the two. 

And I swear I think she’s about the happiest person I know. 

Today I dropped by and caught her on her way out with one of her babies. 

Sharing because I love her and her joy and what she continues to teach me about following your heart.

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