Focused With My Pointer

I walk my German Shorthaired Pointer daily and I am awestruck by her ability to completely focus on what she sees.

There is one house that consistently has bunnies, which are her favorites.  She stops, lifts her front paw and straightens her tail.  No matter what else is happening around her she stays in full point, just staring.  Then she will move forward slowly, without disturbing the bunny.  She takes one little step at a time while stopping in between.

There are times I want her to walk more quickly toward the rabbit, but she is unmovable.  She teaches me about complete focus. 

The ability to be absorbed in the moment is a life-long  practice.  For the pointer, it is a natural instinct, but for humans I think we need to constantly remind ourselves to notice what is around us.  

Now, when we pass the house with the bunnies, I too focus and look and see if they are out.  I really pay attention and am aware of details that I never saw before.

 I guess you can teach an old human new tricks!

Let me know in the comments if you are able to notice what is around you.



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