The Spidey Sense: Sometimes it Works and Sometimes it Doesn’t

Earlier this year I wrote aI connect owner with missing dog: “I had an interesting thing happen yesterday.  I was backing my car out of the driveway just as another car was driving down the street.  We get very few cars and I know most of them, but this was a white sedan I’d not seen before.  I didn’t think much of it.  They passed and I backed out of my driveway and closed the garage door.  Then I saw a little dog sitting behind the tire of a truck parked at the side of the road.  I didn’t know the truck, but I immediately knew this dog belonged to the people in the white car and they were looking for him.  I didn’t see which way they went but they couldn’t have gotten far.  I quickly drove around a few blocks but did not see them.  Then I saw a house with a silver sedan in the driveway.  I knew it was theirs.  My mind reasoned with me that the car I saw pass was white.  Then I reasoned maybe that was a ploy to get me to this house and the white car was not otherwise involved. I didn’t want to park behind the silver car and was looking for a spot to park on the road when the white car pulled into the driveway right in front of me.  Problem solved!  I asked if they were looking for a dog, they were, they followed me the few blocks home and their dog was still sitting behind the truck tire.  I love when that happens.”


Yesterday the dog’s owner came to my door and asked if I knew where the dog was as he was missing again.  I did not.  She was confused since I knew everything the last time.  The spidey sense: sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  To the extent I’m clear and open and focused, to that extent does the spidey sense work for me.  If I’m scattered or thinking of a million other things or dumbing myself down, I get zip.  Plus, it’s a good thing — she won’t come to the door again.

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