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She is growing up just like the dogs, she can jump through hoops and slide down a ramp just like the other dogs.
I'm currently watching my ex (male-to-female transsexual) jump through hoops because her mentally unstable ex-wife has joint custody of the kids.
His spirituality was real-world stuff intended to be lived out in day-to-day activities, not the kind requiring people to jump through hoops to achieve nirvana or to crawl into comfortably spun cocoons in isolation from the world.