What a beautiful way of working with animals, at their own pace, and by reducing my own thinking into a listening mind. My spaniel has always had what I call "Itchy brain". I have long had a meditation practice, and I also do yoga, and the two cats and my spaniel like to be there when I'm doing this, and always fall asleep. It never occurred to me to actively direct the meditative mind towards them. I have started working with my spaniel, and I do notice her stretching and itching and yawning, so I'm looking forward to seeing where this takes us.