A Different Kind of Love

What happens when our expectations hold us back?

 A Sled Dog named IPA stands in his dog yard in Talkeetna, Alaska. (Photo by Paula Davis)

A Sled Dog named IPA stands in his dog yard in Talkeetna, Alaska. (Photo by Paula Davis)

When Paula Davis went to Alaska to work with sled dogs, she had a storybook vision of what her life there would be like. She'd always been good with dogs, and she pictured herself forming life-long bonds with her new canine companions. There would be fur-filled cuddles, and meaningful gazes, and nonstop dog kisses.

But of course, it wasn't that simple.

On this episode, she shares her story. It's about what happens when relationships don't turn out the way we'd hoped — and about how our expectations can hold us back in ways we'd never imagined.


Sometimes, my mom would call me the dog whisperer, and I would roll my eyes and feign embarrassment, but really I was proud. Dogs were something I was good at.
— Paula Davis
 
 

 
 
 

Special thanks to House of Pod for recording Paula's story.

House Of Pod is a podcasting coworking space, production company and education center in Denver, Colorado.

 

 

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