Cel, you know Phyrie and I both mean it, wholeheartedly! Even though both of us are very clever
others see your "gift" as well. You relate to these dogs and they feel it and know it. Dogs are very smart like that.
To me, it's been a blink since you first joined at approximately age 14. I'm quite sure it feels much longer to you. Stay focused, as I know you will and as you can already see, the world is your oyster. You do have a calling, and I feel privileged to be able to watch you grow. (I had better get an invite to your wedding one day, along with Phyrie!)
We'll get the party started.
Your are most welcome angel. The greatest part about your maturity is the ability to have discussions and learn that even if we don't agree, we can discuss. That is an asset that many adults severely lack. Some people go through life with blinders on, oblivious to anything but their own, small, uninformed thoughts. You aren't one of them.
Set your goals as high as you can dream, and go for it!