Our dog bit another dog last week. Our beautiful, calm, sweet dog in an instant ripped a part of another dog's ear off. Every time I think about it, I want to throw up. It was an awful experience, but you would not believe how kindly the humans involved treated each other. I was beyond impressed by the other dog owner's caring and empathic demeanor in the face of such violence. I hope I would have reacted the same, were the situation reversed. All in all, the best possible outcome, considering: humans who were able to take care of the situation, and the injured pup healing--with stitches.
But still, I am shaken and upset.
Luna is teaching me about loving the whole of a being. Not just the sparkly, happy bits, but the darker, muddier parts that can be scary and need some work.