The purity of Rhu’s soul shines brighter than any star, sun or moon in the galaxy and that is what I see. It is an absolute privilege to have been chosen to receive this gift of Rhu…That we chose each other on that one special day almost 4 years ago.
With a world so steeped in anger and war, with so many heavy hearts, Rhu is like the exhale portion of a deep sigh…you know, that part where you just let it all go and get to begin anew.
Each day when I take Rhu out in his cart it's always so amazing to see the impression he leaves with others...the good part too. There are literally hundreds of people too diverse to describe. From homeless to wealthy, young to elderly - people from all cultures, countries and backgrounds we've met them all. The most wonderful thing? The very best part? He equally moves their hearts and many, to tears… JUST, BEING, RHU. See what I mean? He always leaves me with something to contemplate in my own life.
The whispers of a heart-in-need obviously transcend all time and space. What other reason could there be that one single picture, received on one ordinary morning, could bring such an extraordinary calling to my heart? I’ve seen hundreds of photos of pets in need and though I have been deeply touched, with Rhu, I was MOVED. That difference is key. I knew I had to bring him into my life and there wasn’t a moment to waste by allowing the mind to butt-in with its version of practicality. Had I done that, he would not be laying at my feet as I write this. I still can’t talk about him to others without a deep mist filling my eyes…He still MOVES me.
When I get that chance to go on vacation, I turn it down not with regret but knowing that there is no vacation in the world that could make me feel any more whole than spending time with Rhu. It’s a feeling that comes from within and that feeling cannot be duplicated or replaced by any thing.
I lost a beautiful pet one year on Mother’s Day and knew I would never view that holiday the same way…This Mother’s Day I am grateful to say because of Rhu, the same is equally true.
Happy Mother's Day - I hope this special day gives all you moms that Exhale kind of feeling.