Author Topic: Dakota- Lab Mix, 9yrs, Photo Included  (Read 1798 times)

August 22, 2005, 08:04:40 AM



"Dakota" is a 9yr. old male, black lab mix.  Owned since he was a puppy.  Lives in NY.  He's great to practice with as he has spoken to a communicator before and is quite willing.  

   Feel free to practice with him and ask whatever you'd like.  Perhaps a few q's might include:

   Favorite toy?

   Where do you sleep ar night- and why do you like to sleep there?

   Your favorite person?  

   "When you get scared, what do you do?"

    "How can we help relieve your fear os storms?

   "How do you feel about the cats?"
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December 19, 2005, 09:43:27 AM
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Hi Sparrow.  
I looked back at the unanswered posts and there was Dakota.  Sorry.
 
I’ve said before, I’m not very good at the question/answer thing, it takes me out of the conversation sometimes and makes me feel like I’m interviewing,
but the minute I connected with him (I don’t know why I keep wanting to call him ‘her’) he seemed very sad.  Did he just lose a little friend?  
I couldn’t tell if it was a cat or a dog.  He called it a ‘gerble’ and a ‘rodent’ first, but I got the impression that was in jest because it was a small animal.

Anyway, here ‘tis:

Caat: Hi Dakota. How are you?
I’m sad today.  

Caat: Sad, why are you sad?
I’ve lost someone.

Caat: Who did you lose?
a friend.

Caat: A human friend or an animal friend?
Animal

Caat: I’m so sorry, can you tell me about your friend?
She was my best friend.  

Caat: Why am I getting confused between a cat and a dog?
She was a gerble,  a rodent.  A small dog.  

Caat: She was a small dog?
Yes.  

Caat: Did she live with you?
No. She was outside when I would go there.

Caat: I’m sorry.  Do you know what happened to her?
She was killed.

Caat: How?
By a car.

Caat: I’m very sorry Dakota.  Do you know that your human mom loves you very much?
Yes.  I do know that.  I’m very lucky.

Caat: Would you like to talk later then, instead of now?
No, it’s okay.

Caat: May I ask you some questions?
Sure.

Caat: Do you have a favorite toy?
Yes.  I do.  It’s cream colored.  Its a stuffed animal of some kind.

Caat: Why don’t you get your toy and lie with it and talk to your friend telepathically.
I could do that.  That might be a nice Idea.  Thank you.

Caat: Your welcome.  Where do you like to sleep?
I have a rug near my mom in her room.   I would like something cushier.  

Caat: I will tell the person who asked me to speak with you. okay?
Yes.  Thank you.

Caat: Why do you like sleeping there?  
Because it’s near her.

Caat: Is she your favorite person in the house?
Yes.  Without a doubt.  

Caat: How come?
Because she loves me from her heart.  I can feel it into my heart.  I love her very much.  

Caat: And she you.  I will let her know, not that she doesn’t already.
Thank you.

Caat:  You’re welcome. Do you get scared sometimes?
Yes. Often

Caat: What do you do when you get scared?I hide.  I hide behind a chair or under a bed.  Well, I try for the bed, but I don’t fit so well.

Caat: I bet you have people there to protect you, is that right?
Yes.  I do.  I”m very lucky.  

Caat: As are they. Do you have a job?
Yes, I protect them too.  I bark when I hear something suspicious.

Caat: What a good [boy] (I had called her a girl) you are.

Caat: I hear you’re afraid of storms.
Yes. Very.

Caat: What can your people do to help you?
They do it.   They can pet me and hug me so that I know it won’t get to me.  I shake.  

[ I spoke with him and explained what storms are. I asked if he was allowed on the couch, he said yes, so I told him that when a storm hits to go and lie next to one of his person’s on the couch.  I also told him to pick up on the fact that when a storm hits, you are not afraid. He was receptive to the conversation.  He also said he’d prefer to call me “Caat” than “Lisa.”]

Caat: "How do you feel about the cats?"
I have no problem with them.  I have one that is a friend.

Caat: But that’s not the friend you lost?
I almost forgot, no.  That was someone else.

We said our so-longs.  

What a wonderful boy.
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December 19, 2005, 03:06:51 PM
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Dear Caat,

   Hi!  Thanks for talking to Dakota for me!  See below.  :)


Caat: Hi Dakota. How are you?
I’m sad today.

Caat: Sad, why are you sad?
I’ve lost someone.

Caat: Who did you lose?
a friend.

Caat: A human friend or an animal friend?
Animal

Caat: I’m so sorry, can you tell me about your friend?
She was my best friend.

Caat: Why am I getting confused between a cat and a dog?
She was a gerble, a rodent. A small dog.

Caat: She was a small dog?
Yes.

Caat: Did she live with you?
No. She was outside when I would go there.

  *******Dakota's best friend was likely Gidget, who passed away this past summer, but she was big dog, so maybe he's referring to another animal...  hmm... he lives with 2 other cats.  No rodents in the house though.   But there are 2 little dogs next door- a doxie and papillon that he knows of, maybe he's referring to one of them.... I'll keep my ears open in case I hear of anything.  


Caat: I’m sorry. Do you know what happened to her?
She was killed.

Caat: How?
By a car.

Caat: I’m very sorry Dakota. Do you know that your human mom loves you very much?
Yes. I do know that. I’m very lucky.

Caat: Would you like to talk later then, instead of now?
No, it’s okay.

Caat: May I ask you some questions?
Sure.

Caat: Do you have a favorite toy?
Yes. I do. It’s cream colored. Its a stuffed animal of some kind.

****Hmm... he doesn't have any stuffed animals, but he does play with the cat's catnip mouse every now and then... maybe he's referring to them.  And they are different colors.

Caat: Why don’t you get your toy and lie with it and talk to your friend telepathically.
I could do that. That might be a nice Idea. Thank you.

Caat: Your welcome. Where do you like to sleep?
I have a rug near my mom in her room. I would like something cushier.


********  Yes, Dakota sleeps on the floor on the rug next to mom's side of the bed.  I wish my parents would bring in his dog bed from the deck.  I'll suggest it. Thank you.


Caat: I will tell the person who asked me to speak with you. okay?
Yes. Thank you.

Caat: Why do you like sleeping there?
Because it’s near her.

Caat: Is she your favorite person in the house?
Yes. Without a doubt.

******** Oh, yes!  My mom IS his favorite person.  Dakota adores her.  He lays in teh bedroom until she gets up- even if everyone else in the house it up.  He's devoted.  


Caat: How come?
Because she loves me from her heart. I can feel it into my heart. I love her very much.

******** That's sweet


Caat: And she you. I will let her know, not that she doesn’t already.
Thank you.

Caat: You’re welcome. Do you get scared sometimes?
Yes. Often

Caat: What do you do when you get scared?I hide. I hide behind a chair or under a bed. Well, I try for the bed, but I don’t fit so well.

*******  Yes, he tries to hide in various places, but just doesn't fit well.


Caat: I bet you have people there to protect you, is that right?
Yes. I do. I”m very lucky.

Caat: As are they. Do you have a job?
Yes, I protect them too. I bark when I hear something suspicious.

Caat: What a good [boy] (I had called her a girl) you are.

Caat: I hear you’re afraid of storms.
Yes. Very.

Caat: What can your people do to help you?
They do it. They can pet me and hug me so that I know it won’t get to me. I shake.

*********** Yes, he does shake.  And he told a communicator once too that just having a hand on him helps him, though he's still fearful.  And he does seek contact. He sticks like like glue during storms to people.


[ I spoke with him and explained what storms are. I asked if he was allowed on the couch, he said yes, so I told him that when a storm hits to go and lie next to one of his person’s on the couch. I also told him to pick up on the fact that when a storm hits, you are not afraid. He was receptive to the conversation. He also said he’d prefer to call me “Caat” than “Lisa.”]

**** He's fibbing about the couch- he's not allowed on it. Though I'm sure he'd like to be!  I don't believe he gets up there when nobody's home either, it's hard for him to lift that high up these days.  


Caat: "How do you feel about the cats?"
I have no problem with them. I have one that is a friend.

***** True.  He doesn't mind the cats. He likes to watch them, he's respectful.  Doesn't mind sharing space with them, as long as they don';t get too close to him- then he gets up and moves.

Caat: But that’s not the friend you lost?
I almost forgot, no. That was someone else.


************ Hmm.. I'll keep my ears out for this, he lives with my folks- though I see him often, I'll ask my parents if they know what he's talking about.  If I figure it out, I'll post it.  



  Thank you for taking the time with him!  He' such a good boy.  Good job!  :)


  -Danielle
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December 19, 2005, 03:31:29 PM
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Thanks, Danielle, for the validation.  I'm out of practice.  Hopefully I can start doing more again, now, and get back into the groove.  Maybe I can talk to him again and see if it was Gidget that he was talking about losing.

I was very unclear on who he lost, but the feelings of loss were very clear.  He didn't even give me a chance to introduce myself and ask if we could speak, he just jumped in with letting me know how sad he was.  I feel like I connected on that point, so maybe I just wasn't seeing who clearly.

And maybe he was talking about one of the cats he lives with as being his friend.  He did say that was not who he was talking about losing.  Just that he has one as a friend.

How long has your mom had him?  Has he ever had a toy like the cream colored stuffed animal, that you know of?  Maybe he would like one.  Along with your parents bringing in the bed, definitely.  

Thanks again for the validation.  I need to commit to more practice.  
What are you doing for the holidays?  Will you be spending it with Dakota and your parents?  Have a wonderful one.

Best,
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December 20, 2005, 12:04:30 PM
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Dear Caat,

   Hi!  You asked how long Dakota has been with my mom (parents). He was adopted from a shelter by them 10 years ago, as a 6 mos. old puppy.  He had been bought from a pet store by his prior people who couldn't deal with such an active puppy and so who turned him over to the shelter.    We lucked out in getting such a great dog.    

  Hmm... as for the cream colored toy... I don't recall us (when I lived home) or my parents ever giving the dogs anything soft to play with as they would tear it up.  (They were the kong/tough chew type dogs).  Maybe it's from his prior owners?  

   But we always had cats, so maybe he's referring to a cat toy he's seen and they have had numerous odd toys over the year.  They have about 25 at any given time (I'm not kidding).  And the dogs never touched the cat's toys- they must have known they were not their own toys.

     You're right, maybe he would like one!  Thanks for the x-mas idea!

     I'm not sure who he was sad over, but I'm sure you were correct, especially if it came through strongly.  Now to just figure who it was over.  If I find out, I'll let you know.

   Thanks for taking the time to work with him!  :)  

   -Danielle
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December 20, 2005, 01:18:33 PM
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Thanks Danielle.
Have a nice holiday. :-)

Caat
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