(n.) (v. phr.) “to repair with gold”, the art of repairing
pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding
that the piece is more beautiful for having been
A broken heart is far more difficult to mend than a piece of
pottery. Dogs have the most amazing ability to repair
damages we feel, to mend us with golden sutures and
lacquer in a way humans generally aren’t able to. Their
innate ability to look right at us when we need it most,
nudge us in the right direction, keep us calm and just act
plain goofy is pure gold.
Imagine what our love and praise must do for our
amazing Service Dogs. When you hit a rough patch in
training, take a moment or two and give the gold a
chance to smooth things out for both of you. It makes for
a beautiful, stronger experience.