Posts by Eleanor Goold

Eleanor Goold is a professional animal therapist and writer. She spends her time in Hungary, France and the UK and regularly travels around Europe for work. She is married to her therapist husband Mat and they are both currently “owned” by a Parson Russell Terrier named Ellie.

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Finding a Brave Heart and Overcoming Self-Made Limitations

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle

It was on the anniversary of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthday, or “Burns Night” as it is affectionately known as in Scotland, that my sister rescued a terrified stray dog who came to be named BraveHeart (or Brava for short).

We thought the name was apt as Braveheart is also a film starring Mel Gibson as William Wallace, who was a famous warrior during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Brava is a big, long-legged black dog, with the limbs of a greyhound and …