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The Dog Star: They Can’t Find Me Now

The Dog Star: They Can’t Find Me Now

(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)

We took the dogs for a checkup today and, of course, they went crazy. Buddy doesn’t like the vet, but he loves human contact of any sort. Koufax loathes the vet and would rather not be touched unless he asks to be. In the hubbub, while the vet checked Buddy out, we lost track of Koufax. All of us, plus the vet’s assistant, were in a large examination room with one chair, and I’m sitting on it.

When Buddy is done, we look down and there’s Koufax, hiding under the chair! That is, sort of. The 85-pound Shepherd has managed to get his head and shoulders under the chair, but the rest of him is in plain sight taking up a good part of the room. “I wonder where Koufax went?” asked the vet, with unabashed sarcasm.

We hauled him out, and speculated that if he tried that in the wild, a raccoon might say, “I see a big, white, German Shepherd rear end sticking out from behind that bush, so I’m suggesting we do not go that way….”

While he got his ears cleaned and his nails clipped, the assistant asked, “Is this the dog who catches squirrels?” somewhat astonished.

How many of us are hiding in broad daylight, thinking we’re safe from perceived danger, but fooling only ourselves?

© Alan Weiss 2008. All rights reserved.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

Comments: 4

  • January 17, 2008

    OK, I’m going out on a limb here, but I’ve gotta ask…

    Alan, Koufax is presumably named after Sandy Koufax, the great Dodger pitcher. If I’m correct so far, I’ll continue…

    Alan, as I’ve listened to your podcasts, I’ve been hearing a Brooklyn accent. If I’m (somewhat geographically)correct, I’ll continue…

    If you’re a baseball fan (you’ve named your dog after a famous pitcher), and if you’re from New York, have you named your other dog “Buddy” after another famous New York ball player? And if so, would that happen to be the shortstop of the 1969 Miracle Mets?

    Hey, I told you I was going out on a limb! Even if I’m wrong, it still beats hiding in broad daylight!

  • January 17, 2008

    Jim,

    There is some accuracy to your post.

    More hints? Look here:
    http://www.contrarianconsulting.com/beagle-lessons-episode-16/

    :~)

    Regards,

    Chad

  • January 18, 2008

    When we take our cats to the vet, they crouch on the table and bury their heads under our arms as we stand to the side. I’m not sure how they think that’s going to protect them, especially when there’s a thermometer involved.

  • January 18, 2008

    it’s absolutely true, many of us are hiding in broad daylight. but what is also true is that many of our qualities, are hiding in broad daylight. and many of our qualities, to many of us, are hiding in broad daylight from ourselves.

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