January 5, 2013
The New Year is here and Magic’s agility classes started again. Today he was learning how to go through a tunnel. He’s done this before but never in the excitement and stress of a class.
After I was finally able to coax him through with cheers and treats he came around the side of the tunnel and peed on it.
The trainers say this as normal territorial behavior, but I interpreted this differently, I saw it as his way of celebrating – his “proud pee.” He’s my dog and I know when he’s marking territory and when he’s proud of himself for what he had just done. This pee was a symbol of excitement – of pride.
And this got me thinking (hey, remember how I told you I am learning my lessons through fun and play… well here it goes), why don’t I pee on things more.
I should pee on it.
For example, I do a good student session, let me pee on it.
Or I do a good video, let me pee on it.
Or I get a phone call with a request for me to speak somewhere, let me pee on it.
I know that football players have their certain cheers that they do when they score a touchdown, but what about me?
What about you?
How do you celebrate your wins?
And no, I’m not talking about calling a friend and getting “good job” from them.
I’m not talking about going out to eat.
Or taking a bubble bath.
Or getting a massage.
Cause you see, I do all of those things, but I’d like to create a “pee on it” routine to celebrate – something… like a stance or a dance move or a yell into the wind to celebrate.
My own version of “peeing on it”
PS: Drove home and 888 appeared again on a license plate. I’ve been seeing this a lot. I’m starting to wonder if I should be doing MORE related to something, but don’t know what…
888 — A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career or relationship phase. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. In addition it means, The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them. In other words, don’t procrastinate in making your move or enjoying the fruits of your labor.