Ollie gets a carrot … and then enjoys it!
Practice Sessions and Feedback
You can read the original instructions, the question for Ollie, and each others’ full comments at the original post.
Below I will put your statements about your session with Ollie, followed by my feedback and comments. (And you can comment on my comments here too if you want.)
Thanks for playing!
Judy: My first impression of trying this exercise with your sweet Ollie was that I was connecting with him as he was moving around, but he wasn’t quite in the middle of something that couldn’t be interrupted so he was open to talking. (He wasn’t playing or eating, perhaps he was on a walk.)
Feedback: That’s exactly right. He’s more active in the mornings when you connected. He had just gotten back from a walk as I was posting, and when you talked with him he was still outdoors since his paws were wet from the river. But he was not overly busy.
I suspected someone was talking with him because he was acting a little unsettled at a time when he’s usually not. It was interesting for me to hear that you’d done your session around then!
Judy: Then I asked him the question but my mind wandered a bit. Then I got a bright white pinpoint of light for a millisecond, which was weird.
Feedback: Hmm, I don’t know what the pinpoint of light was but it might be an indicator of something for you so make a note of that.
And our minds do wander. Sometimes we just need to develop our focus, or sometimes it’s an indication of something. For example, during a long session, it can be an indicator that the animal’s feeling done with the session.
Judy: Finally I refocused and got the colour red. I want to say the red thing was a toy, perhaps a bone-shaped chew toy, but I’m not sure if that’s my own imagination/assumptions jumping into it or not!
Feedback: Oh! This got me excited!
First, you’re extremely close to the color orange (they are pretty bright orange). Close enough I’d say you got it.
Also, you’re right on with the shape! A carrot is shaped very similarly to how we usually see bones, a stick with small balls at the ends.
And as to a chew-toy, you got that he does chew it and he loves it just like he would a toy. In other words, it’s not something he doesn’t like. Their preferences can play a big part when you read an animal so that’s a significant thing to pick up.
Just a note: You’ve got a good point about imagination & assumptions. We have to watch for the assumptions (and you get better at discriminating with practice) but as to imagination, that is one of the primary ways our intuition talks to us. Good that you didn’t dismiss it!
I think you did amazingly well. Pat yourself on the back.
Kara: Thanks to Ollie for letting us practice with him.
Feedback: I just have to comment that again, I could tell someone was talking with him. He’s so super sensitive! I think he probably appreciates your thanks cuz I’m not sure he’s real comfortable with this. Very new!
Kara: So, the first impressions I got when I was connecting with him, was that he had come through alot of physical pain earlier in his life.
Feedback: Interesting. We got him from the pound when he was about 3 or 4. He had been picked up as a stray and was malnourished. His elbows and sides of his calves were worn bare and I think he was always just chained or penned. But to get to the chase: we don’t know his history when he was young. He does have a mysterious scar on his belly which is suspicious.
I can tell he went through a lot of emotional pain. Maybe you were picking up on that? But because you were so insightful when you did a complimentary reading for me once, I am guessing you are right on this one. I think you’re really good with the intangibles.
Kara: I also got that even though he is a very gentle guy, that he has an extremely ferocious side (wolf-like) that comes out sometimes.
Feedback: Yes, definitely. He can be scary! When we first got him, I was a little nervous of him until we all knew each other and he knew he could trust us. He and our other dog got into it once soon after they met (normal as they need to decide who’s alpha). He took a chunk out of her ear. And, when I’m alone and he sees something on the mesa behind us, his growl/bark sounds so vicious it almost scares me!
Kara: He was excited to tell me about what he gets after supper.
Feedback: You got the energy right, he does get kind of excited about it. Very eager.
Kara: The image that popped into my head was a bright pink Kong (chewy dog toy) with a rope threaded through the middle. The thick piece of rope has knots on both ends and is striped pink and white (or light green?).
He loves chewing this, and I could feel the springy sensation (and also hear the small squeaking) he gets when he squishes the Kong in his teeth. I could feel his heart speed up with excitement when he was telling me about it.
Feedback: Wow, this is interesting. You probably saw the answer and think you’re wrong, but guess what? We used to have something like this that he liked a lot, until a neighborhood dog stole it. (Yes, it was a pup and a well-known thief!)
It had something rubber and springy in the middle (maybe kongish or roundish shape) with knotted ropes at the ends! I can’t remember the color but yes, it was something very bright so we could easily see it outside. You may be exactly right with what you’re seeing.Very good!
And I don’t think it squeaked, but his “sister” had a little football at that time that she squeaked, and both of these were outdoor toys, so maybe he connects the sound with the toy.
Of course, it’s not what he gets after dinner, but that’s a detail. Really! For exercises like this, I consider this a hit. We fine-tune as we practice.
Kara: Anyways, I hope I’m correct, but of course must remain detached from the results.
Feedback: So true, we get our best impressions when we can chill out, don’t we? Well, thanks for having the nerve to push forward with this. I enjoyed it and I think Ollie did too. (Especially if he got to be excited! It’s pretty boring around here sometimes.)
Until next time! Take care.
Nanette: My experience was very like Judy’s on the other page.
This is what I wrote after asking him:
“a bone/ a bone toy chew thing – cartoon outline of a bone, (image) patti (well, your legs in jeans) handing him a bone/chew toy/thing not like a real bone.
A treat? Chewy.”
I thought I’d got it wrong at first until I read Judy’s experience, where she had a similar experience.
Feedback: Hmm, you may have gotten this more exactly than I might have thought. Did you get a color at all? Because this thing about bones … He sometimes (often) gets a rawhide retriever roll that I call a “bone” when I talk to him (it’s a whitish roll about 8″ – 10″ long) and right, it’s “not like a real bone”. And because he follows me to the cupboard to get it, he often gets it in the kitchen near his food bowl where I suggested you focus when you asked the question. AND it’s in the evening so it’s after dinner tho not immediately. And it keeps him busy chewing for quite awhile.
So I wonder if he’s telling you about that? It kind of makes sense!
And I am always the one to give it to him, so seeing my legs makes sense. I rarely wear jeans around the house but like I said in the post, sometimes we get images that are kind of symbolic to us and not literal, i.e. you got that to show you the context.
Nanette: And what a sweet heart Ollie is. Very patient. I think he was curled up/sleepy? when I contacted him.
Feedback: YES, he is sweet and he is patient. And sleepy sounds right too! He’s kind of lazy (always has been) and is getting older now too so he spends a lot of time lying around and sleeping.
I think you caught his energy just right!
Again, thanks, Nanette. So fun to see you here and I’m glad you “played”.
Angela: I love Ollie. I immediately felt that he was very sweet and loving dog. He was shaking his head from side to side. I feel he’s good at communicating what he wants with you.
Feedback: Right on all counts!
Angela: I saw watching you and waiting for his usual routine to begin.
Feedback: Yes, he does keeps good eye on me after eating. This is true after both breakfast and dinner (I feed him twice a day) because he gets something special after both. ( I didn’t realize that til seeing your session here.) In the morning he gets a walk, and at night he gets his carrot.
Angela: He was kind of backing up excitedly – then lifting his head and letting out a few small “yips” like he was saying, “let’s go already.”
Feedback: You are absolutely right. He gets a little excited about his carrot after dinner (tho no yipping), but he does sometimes yip in the mornings for his walk. He just can not contain his excitement, especially if I’m fussing too much once we’re out the door.
Feedback: Oh, I wish I’d taken a photo today when we did our walk but I hadn’t seen this yet. We went up a hill, then down a rock cliff trail. And there’s another rock cliff (a mesa actually) in the background. You’re amazing! (Actually, I have an older photo of the mesa. I’ll put it into this post so you can see. It’s where we walk a few times a week.)
So, you got what goes on after his first meal rather than his second, but that’s just a detail, in my opinion.
This is a good example of someone who thinks they can’t do this being able to. We try it with our own animals and because we know them so well and are so interconnected, it’s harder to find that clarity. But with animals we don’t know, it’s right there!
Lindsay: FINALLY got a chance to sit down and connect with Ollie. Ohhhh my lord he is so sweet! Love him!
Feedback: Yes, he’s totally sweet!
Lindsay: I asked him what he got every night after dinner and felt that it was a treat! I felt all excited and was anticipating “dessert” in a way. But then I thought, “Nahhhh, really?” But I’m convinced it’s a treat. Is it?
Feedback: Yes! As you see, it’s a carrot. And YES, it’s definitely a treat to him. I used to grate carrot into his dinner but when I realized he likes them just as they are, I started giving them to him kind of like a bone to eat. He loves it! He waits eagerly for it once his bowl is empty, then he takes it and goes prancing over to eat it. Definitely a treat. And I guess it is dessert!
And you’re right, it doesn’t make logical sense that he’d get a treat right after eating, so you’re a great example of not letting your head talk you out of what you got.
Lindsay: Oh! Well, I guess a carrot is a treat to Ollie. I’m surprised I was able to get a quick connection with him. He has a heart that’s very big…full and happy. Almost typed “sweet boy” but I think Ollie is more of a sweet MAN. lol
Feedback: First, it’s always nice to hear our friends are happy. We suspect, but the the confirmation is nice. Thanks!
As to sweet boy vs. man, you hit exactly on what I often call him: ”sweet boy”, or “you are such a sweet boy”! Ya, he’s about 11 or 12 (we think) and I get the same thoughts as you when I say it (hoping I’m not insulting him), but still the name sticks. Sweet boy.
And I love how that just almost rolled off your fingers (well, it did, actually, because you let it) even when you weren’t focusing on that. Another great example.
I bet you’re really good at what you do! (Your intuitive services.)
Thanks so much, Lindsay.
Sue: First he said, “You’re a nice lady. It’s nice to talk to you.”
Feedback: Hmm, you must be a nice lady! Dogs are a good judge of character.
Sue: Then, when I visualized the image of being in the kitchen right after dinner, I got several images. One was a dog bone-shaped treat, while another was a carrot with the stem still on the top, and the third was a red ball, which he loves to play with outside.
Feedback: Wow! He often gets what I call a “bone” in that same place in the kitchen (a rawhide retriever roll), sort of bone-shaped. And before bed he does get a big dog-bone shaped cookie. Like I told some others, we sometimes get impressions not exactly related to the question but they’re still intuitive impressions and I call them a success.
But YES YES YES, he gets a carrot! You are the first to see that so specifically. Excellent! They’re not fresh grown and don’t have the carrot tops but that could be your intuition’s way of showing a carrot to you so that there’s no doubt what it is.
As to the red ball, hmm. I can’t even stretch into what that might be. Except that he does often get his carrot outside and he trots off to eat it, so maybe that energy of glee (that many dogs might have with a ball) is what that was showing you.
Feedback: Very good — It’s not a sliding glass door but we do have a row of 5 windows along the back wall giving a similar effect.
Sue: I saw that also, with a fenced yard or garden just outside the sliders.
Feedback: Very good! Our fence goes around our whole 6 acres and is not right outside the kitchen windows, but there is a little “back yard” we’ve made bordered by some stands of trees and some moss rocks. (I’m adding a photo taken right through our screened window so you can see.) And yes, that’s what the kitchen looks out onto.
Sue: I liked his energy – very friendly and playful.
Feedback: Yes, he is very friendly. Not as playful as he used to be when he was younger, but he has his moments for sure!
Thanks very much, you did great!
Emily: I didn’t try to focus on what Ollie was currently doing, just trying to imagine him in your kitchen, maybe getting sweet puppy kisses as i rub his ears. Just a moment after I asked the question, I “saw”something to do with flowers or herbs, like parsley. I asked him if he could give me some colors and saw yellow, green and some purple too. I asked for a taste sensation and got a sense of something earthy and grassy.
Pretty cool that it was a whole carrot. Didn’t see any carrot greens but it looked very natural rather than processed/cut up.
Feedback: That is so great that you actually went through your various senses as you sensed what he was telling you. The idea of earthy really fits because it is something that grows in the earth — a root even — and not something like a plastic toy or even a cookie or something. I think you were definitely on the right track.
Emily: As to whether I felt like we were actually talking in the present sense, I felt like she left that information there at the moment you asked the question and it became eternal,just like the picture. Very nice feeling and she’s a cunning, loving dog.
Feedback: You bring up a good point about time, since you’re visiting almost 2 months after this first posted. But of course you can still check in with Ollie now (he still gets a carrot after dinner). You can also check in with him then. Intuition isn’t limited by time, as you allude to when you say the information became “eternal”!
But since we’re practicing telepathy here, i.e. mind to mind communication, the exercise is designed to connect with him in the moment you are doing it to see what he says. But if you get to it some other way, more power to you. There are no rules here.
Very good, thank you!