I love this picture of Princess. To me, this sums up courage perfectly. Not mine. Hers. Yes, I was the one standing in front of her asking her to jump up so I could take this shot. But she is the one who was left outside through the heat and bitter cold for the first two years of her life, neglected and starved. And even though her personality type is one that would rather 'take care of herself' because the first humans she knew surely did not take care of her, she is breaking free of these fears and trusting in us. Indeed, courage is faith in action.
In the fall of 2011, following my heart I left the city and moved to the country with my dashing man, our dog, cat and fish. We are having an absolute ball learning different ways of becoming self-sustaining, as well as, sharing our farm with a menagerie of loved-ones ;)