I’ve done therapy dog work at hospitals, trained therapy dogs, and had therapy dogs visit me during my endless months of recovery, but this little guy, Bodie, does therapy work all on his own. Bodhi is my massage therapist, Greg Brinkley’s, little dog. The illustration you see is what I see when I am on the massage table face down waiting for my session to start.
Bodhi runs into the room and sits under the table, looking up at me wagging his tail so hard his whole body is in motion. One look at his little face, and all the troubles of the day seem to melt away. As soon as the massage starts, Bodhi, goes out to the porch off the studio and sits looking out over the mountains, guarding the studio…part of his DNA as a Chinese guard dog. After the massage he walks along side me, watching carefully as I maneuver down the stairs with my cane. He then bounces toward the office with a small yip, “she made it, she made it, she didn’t fall over, here she comes.”
Just a small story…but I find that it is these little encounters that end up being the source of an illustration. FYI. Greg is the best massage therapist I’ve ever had. His studio is in Tijeras..surrounded by peaceful mountain vistas. http://lovejoyhealth.com Great getaway for relieving daily stress and tension.