Pippi struggles to socialize

Pippi the dogPippi : Rhodesian Ridgeback/Greyhound who is so aloof that she has contact with us only to eat.Qualified Healer: Barbara Kaufman Clinic Date: 07/22/2013 Client's Name: Excerpt: Greyhound/Rhodesian Ridgeback, Pippi, is aloof and even evasive with Patricia. Since the session, Patricia has come to understand that she is social, but just has a hard time with her household companions, and that she longs to be free, and resists confinement.

I felt very comfortable with Barbara right from the start. There was so much she touched on that was meaningful to me -- such as the presence of Michael, who has a special role in my spiritual life, twice protective wings entered the session, which are also very significant to me, and one of my personal guides appeared, whom Barbara did not know and had never seen before, but I recognized her. Those touches helped authenticate the session for me and deepened my experience.

The Healing: From Patricia: I appreciated especially Barbara's insight that both Pippi and Tazzi likely had experienced birth trauma which was still affecting them. I also felt that Pippi appreciated the circle of canines that came to support her during the session and even stayed on afterwards. I gathered that they were quiet and respectful, in contrast to her everyday companions, who are more boisterous and demanding.

What I have felt from Pippi since the session is that she is very socially-oriented, likes almost everyone she meets, including me; but she has no wish to be a leader in our pack (I have five other dogs). What often happens when I try to pet her or interact with her is that all my other dogs swarm around us to get their share of attention. Pippi defers to their clamoring for attention and leaves the scene quietly. And I am left frustrated because I wanted to interact with her.

Barbara wasn't aware of this dynamic in our session, but I feel Pippi is trying to tell me since that this is an important factor in her relationship with me.

There is also a negative trust factor operating in my relationship with Pippi, which Barbara did identify. My understanding from Pippi is that her lack of trust stems from her desire to be free to go her own way. She feels I tend to "trap" her in the house whenever she comes in to eat. Consequently, she avoids both me and the house. I intend to work on this going forward.

Barbara described a deep heart connection I should work on making with Pippi. I was embarrassed to admit to her (my mistake) that I did not fully understand how to do this. Nevertheless, without fully understanding I am making efforts in this direction, plus petting her especially on both sides of her rib cage, which Barbara also recommended.

I felt very comfortable with Barbara right from the start. She was obviously very intelligent, able to communicate clearly and without self-consciousness, and made a deep and sincere effort to contact especially Pippi with little introduction or time to meditate. In my nearly overwhelming enthusiasm for this unique opportunity, I sometimes interrupted her flow by interjecting tidbits of information that I felt were important. Even though I can well imagine this behavior of mine was disruptive, and maybe even irritating, she was infallibly polite and accepting of my comments.

There was so much she touched on that was meaningful to me -- such as the presence of Michael, who has a special role in my spiritual life, twice protective wings entered the session, which are also very significant to me, and one of my personal guides appeared, whom Barbara did not know and had never seen before, but I recognized her. Those touches helped authenticate the session for me and deepened my experience.

Although our time together was brief, Barbara made the most of it and was very helpful to me. Blessings and heartfelt gratitude for her work!