11022018

 

11022018

 

name of dream: nervous dog

 

an awake-time friend of some years ago had a golden retriever as a pet

 

the dog had been traumatised, it had an accident or an operation or had been mistreated

 

the effect was the dog was nervous of people

 

i tried to coax it to come to me by talking to it but it didn't come to me

 

when i made a move towards it the dog moved back

 

then when i moved back it came forward a little

 

i offered it the back of my hand to sniff, usually offering the back of the hand works for timid and aggressive dogs alike, but again it backed away

 

and yet again it came forward when it was withdrawn

 

then i stretched out both arms and invited it to come to me in the same way as i would to a toddler or a crawling baby

that done it

 

when it was close enough i put my left hand on its chest below the dog's chin and ran the nails of my fingers down its spine and it produced a quivering of the dog's skin

 

the dog was a normal dog again and proved it with a lick

 

addenda

 

qod 3.5

 

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category of dream: doggy dream (11)

 

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