Being Brave with Bruce: Trust Does a Body Good

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“Trust” isn’t a very popular concept in the greater food chain o’ life.

In other words, it’s all one big happy until somebody gets eaten.

But just because trusting others didn’t exactly come pre-installed in your survival skills 101 toolkit doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to trust when the moment is right.

Let’s say you decide to get adopted into an interspecies flock.

It is a big risk, for sure.

The first day, you feel pretty on edge. You hide. A LOT.

This goes on for quite some many days. And weeks. And years (three, total, just in case anyone is counting).

Then one bright and sunny morning you pop your head out of your hay hide and suddenly it dawns on you – it has been many, many, MANY moons since anyone has tried to eat you!

In fact – oddly – no one in your new interspecies flock seems to have any taste whatsoever for “box turtle.”

Wow.

You feel this strange warm, fuzzy feeling inside your small shelled form.

Trust. It does a (small, sweet, shelled) body good.

box turtle sitting on hay
Trust. It isn’t easy to find or feel, but it is sure worth the wait – for all concerned – when it finally comes!

Pearl, Malti, Bruce & their mommy

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Published by Shannon Cutts

Cockatiel, redfoot tortoise & box turtle mama. Pet & people blogger.

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