Asking someone with a beating heart to care for another beating heart is a very big risk. It demands an answer, which in the case of heart stuff has an obvious degree of emotion attached.
Requesting that they look after another beating heart, in keeping with how they would wish to be looked after, is asking for a very reflective honest position to be taken, especially when such a request involves the heart of a different species.
Offering an opportunity in the form of a formal job, working at looking after and caring for another heart, a heart that beats in the chest of a species not related to you, can most certainly remove emotion, raise pressure and deflate everything that is being asked and requested.
Trusting that another human will have the capacity for compassion and empathy when it comes to being paid a salary to care for and look after an animal that they have no connection with, while responsibly performing duties in keeping with good physical and mental health can of course be statistically and brutally disastrous.
After so much negotiation, talking, discussing, questioning, answering and so forth and so forth and so…….. To witness that instinct and gut feeling was actually right. To know that trusting, offering, requesting and asking was the only way.
To observe that a job looking after Bali dogs could give purpose, emotional meaning and foster caring connections while building strong lifelong bonds is very humbling. It also gives faith through evidence that good heartedness still beats on, even under the overwhelming pressure of material corrosiveness.
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