FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: LEAD THE WAY October 4, 2014Posted by wmmbb in DOG BLOG -.
Dexter and Hannah know their way around. Actually it is useful, especially where the grass is so high now how to get back to the track by the easiest way.
The disconnection from nature is a flaw of modern civilization. We seem to have lost our way, as least to the extend that the assumption is made that might be independent, for example, of the oxygen produced by plants and trees, or more generally ecological systems. George Monbiot describes what happened when wolves were re-introduced into Yellowstone National Park:
A sense of connectedness and inter-relationship possibility lead to the belief that wolves might act as guides. White Wolf Pack suggests there are different types of animal spirit guides:
Symbolic of the four sacred directions, four seasons, and the four colors of man, there are four basic types of animal guides.
Whether an animal spirit comes by dreams, signs and symbolic events, or actual events it is important to first determine if the guide is a Messenger Guide (Totem), Shadow Guide, Journey Guide or Life Guide.
The meaning and lessons an animal guide brings will differ according to the type of guide it may be. Learning to differentiate between the four types of totems is critical to knowing how to react and the actions you will take when an animal totem makes itself known to you. All guides are powerful.
We are strangers upon the land. So too, chooks and the foxes they can attract. One neighbour relates how a fox was able to got into their coop and went with a head of an hen – perhaps intending to return. When my immediate neighbour who has chooks, went away for a few days, I was wondered whether they would be in danger. Digging under the back fence would be difficult. I actually seen a pair of foxes on our walks. Their graceful movement and silence was remarkable.
Nothing as interesting happened this week, as perhaps the record shows:
Maybe we should take the long way home. Norah Jones is nicer looking, but the Long Way Home belongs to Tom Waits: