The vet just sent Hans a happy birthday card. I had thought his birthday was in early August, which perhaps it is. On the other hand, perhaps it’s today. And we should begin celebrating right now.
So Hans is 6, and he came to me aged 2 1/2, when a light worker who had known Snoepie, my earlier dachshund phoned that there was a dog just for me. She said he had been for a month at a vet shelter, and the fact that no one had taken him was a clue. She also said that he had lived with a lady in her eighties, who could not walk him outside. So he did not know other dogs or the system of walks. And she had just passed away. And Hans had been in the room alone for a day and a half with her body.
When he came to me, the first weekend was a DaBen seminar, so he stayed on the bed with me, listening to DaBen journeys. And he loved them. But in other ways he was like a wild, attacking Doberman. He was sure he had to protect his food and his toys. And threatened me with bites if I didn’t agree. It took me a few days to realize that it was bluff. Then I was able to step in and teach him that we were a food-and-toy team. Now if he wants me to take a treat upstairs he stands over it, waiting for me to pick both him and the treat up.
He took instantly to the meditations and never had a moment’s problem with sitting in the classes I teach, just like Snoepie before him, who received a graduation certificate in light body (that was well deserved). They are on the light body grid with all the humans and probably with their soul groupings’ energy as well.
So I am glad to be notified of Hans’ birthday, which was on a plaque he came with. And will make sure he has a happy day, though I have to go out, which he doesn’t like at all. What bundles of joy pets can be and usually are. According to Rudolp Steiner, if I remember correctly, he believed they represented and held our emotions for us. Will have to look up the exact thing he said, but the reason I remember is that the more I learn about animals, the more I can see what he meant. Caesar, of course, says they reflect our emotions, which is similar.