There is nothing like an animal companion to be your muse. Miguelito, my "chorkie" (chihuahua/yorkie). Miguelito came into my life almost six years ago. He was found by the associate pastor of my church running down a busy street in downtown Riverside. You might say he was a gift of God! Anyway, he was about eight weeks old, too young to be on the streets. After a diligent search of the neighborhood, an owner was not located. I met him and it was instant love. And even though an attempt was made to place him (that failed), it was destiny. Miguelito came to live with me.
You might wonder why I named him Miguelito. Well, Miguelito means "little Michael" in Spanish and frankly, he reminded me of someone I know named Michael. Dark good looks, feisty personality and bundles of fun. The human Michael accepted this and is one of Mig's godparents.
Every animal companion I have ever had has had a unique personality. And they each seem to have come along with lessons and love, both which I surely needed. Miguelito has taught me about being independent, determined, mindful and most of all, happy. One bad habit he has is that he sometimes is apprehensive about being picked up and reluctant to come when called. Yet he seems to enjoy a good cuddle and if suddenly loose in an unfamiliar place, comes running when he hears my voice.
These are all the reasons I call Miguelito my muse. A muse inspires you. It is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. Mig inspires me. And I truly think he wants me to be creative....as long as he can go along. We can have many muses in our lifetime. But as this blog proves, Miguelito is one of mine
(There is a brief ad before the actual video from Animal Planet)