A Dog’s Choice

Recently I helped a friend whose dog ran away. I saw where the dog was and that she was being fed and cared for in someone’s house. My friend was glad she was okay but missed her and wanted her home. 

Instead of describing where the dog was, and helping find her; we (me and the dog) used the situation as a bargaining session.

This dog ran away. She knew where home was but she wanted to be an inside dog and my friend kept her outside. She wanted to have a warm home, soft things to sleep on and be able to be free to run around instead of only existing at the end of a chain.

During the phone session, the woman had many reasons why it would not work for the dog to be in the house. My answers were all in my role as an advocate of the dog. I addressed each concern one by one. The woman could start to see how it was possible.

The dog had a few concessions that it wanted met before it would come home. It wanted to be a in-house dog. It wanted a bath. It wanted more deer treats (the woman confirmed that the dog loved when she found deer legs in the woods,) and she wanted the woman’s family to be kind to her and not ignore her. My friend agreed to the terms.

It may seem like a stretch to some that the dog had a point of view and that my friend was conceding to terms. But the collar and chain that were on the dog were very secure and they seemed to just come off, with no possible explanation. My friend didn’t tell me this until the dog told me that he elicited the help of the Elders. This is the term I use when Native American Spirit Guides come through to speak. The woman is Native American and apparently, so is the dog. The odd way that the dog went missing, made my friend more receptive in seeking out my help.

I received a short message this morning. The dog returned home recently and is now officially a house dog.

4 Comments on “A Dog’s Choice

Paulette Forte
April 1, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Well, I’m glad our friend’s dog is back and is happier now!

Jen Ward
April 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Me too! I wish that for all dog kind!

Deborah Henry.
September 3, 2014 at 8:03 am

I’m glad the dog decided to ask for its terms to be met by the woman and I’m glad you could be the mediator.

February 9, 2015 at 5:32 am

Let’s hope the person sticks to their end of the deal. A happy dog is the most important thing!

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