Life is so stressful and chaotic. My peace comes from hiking with my Newt. He is adopted and I was surprised at what a natural trail dog he is. We get to our trail and I take off his leash and we wander through the woods together experiencing nature or enjoying the quiet that comes when the only sound are our own footfalls. He makes wide circles around me as we travel. There’s something more genuine about a smile when it comes to you when you are alone and watching him explore and enjoy the world brings me this kind of smile.