Who’s in Charge?
I have been meditating on this photo (off and on) for two days now.
Two of my three sons, working together to clear the fallen cherry tree from my backdoor. I have a caption for it, “Hey! I thought you said I could drive.”
I have no deep thought to share here today. I’m a bit of a mess right now, and typing this makes it real. My dog Jesse bit the neighbor on Tuesday, drew blood. Then she went after another neighbor walking by last night, just grabbed the hem of his shorts, but still. She’s older, she’s a Border Collie, she’s a fear biter with a herding instinct and control issues.
I don’t feel she is a danger around my family and her known friends. But, if I’m really honest with myself, I probably just block the thought of it out of my mind. I don’t really trust her with my 7 year old granddaughter and I certainly didn’t trust her with my infant grandson, I locked her away the whole time.
I feel like a terrible failure.