(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition)
I was watching the boys this morning when I let them out before we went for coffee. Buddy sniffs everywhere, and Bentley does some sniffing and some watching. I’ve read that dogs can tell what animals passed through a yard the night prior, their gender, and approximate age; and they can also sense and find new growth, tunneling animals and insects, and other changing developments.
In other words, while they’re doing their business they’re also reading their edition of the morning newspaper.
It’s always struck me that many people begin and continue their day ignorant of recent events. I remember one guy saying to me, astonished, the following afternoon of the event, “Elvis died?!” Some people don’t know as I write this that an entire Malaysia Airlines 777 is missing at sea and presumed down, cause unknown.
I’ve never had much connection with people who proudly claim they never listen to or read the news. Twitter isn’t going to keep you informed. If we’re to help our clients and support our families, it’s a responsibility to understand what’s happening in the world around us. That knowledge makes us not just more competent, but better people, able to help and support others more effectively.
Buddy and Bentley do this by habit, and they’re quite efficacious. That’s why I don’t allow them to use the Internet. If they did may just be talking to another dog, too lazy to do his own sniffing.
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