My friend Winnie receives her hay in a mesh bag.
She has to tug small nibbles at a time.
I helped her sneak bigger bites …..
it feels so good to have a full tummy!
We have been surrounded by wild fires
and my nervous system was wound tight
but listening to Winnie’s steady chewing was so peaceful,
her deep contented inhale, horse breath
her warm breath felt on my neck.
I begun to yawn and yawn, letting go.
It’s how we animals regulate.
How we get back into out bodies
after a fight, flight or freeze situation.
Ingest, digest, yawn, breathe.