Abandoned Dog and Lions Dream – 05-10-21

This dream comes on a night which had interrupted sleep and during which I drank an entire litre of milk. A work-up follows.

I am out on the large grassy area of the garden which we call the football pitch. I am doing shuttle runs which is a rugby training exercise in which you sprint between two lines marked on the pitch and then jog back. This exercise is repeated many times. I am training with a man who feels like one of the wingers from the team I played in at school.

I look across to the house and can see the wife moving in the top kitchen the doorbell has been rung and she is going to answer it. I walk over from the football pitch to see what is being delivered. There has not been a delivery so to speak someone has abandoned a very small dog, smaller than a chihuahua. It is white with brown patches. I ask if there was anything else there, any sign of where it came from. No.

I walk off the drive and past the gas storage tank. The dog follows me. I walk past the gravel and into the veranda where I sit down on a chair to think. The little dog comes into the veranda with me and then curls up at my feet. I cannot believe that they make dogs as small as this.

I look out of the veranda to the football pitch. I can see someone there sat on the grass with two male lions. They both have manes one is normal coloured and one is almost black, it is that dark.

I think that I must get the camera with the telephoto lens on to take a photograph. I go into the house and the dog is excluded and kept on the veranda. In the house I can see an old-fashioned spectrometer from which light is being emitted. Apparently, someone is using this light to project old film slides onto the wall.

In another room I find a similar object with my camera attached. Someone has not been treating it with care and the attachment is broken. P and D are there. I say that they have broken it and remove the camera which is OK.  I say that it will cost £18,000 pounds to replace. P says that the price tag on it is £5900. I say yes that is what it cost back then it will be around £18,000 these days.

In the corner of my eye, I can see a red car parked in our driveway. It has security services marked on it in yellow paint. I think it might say secret security services. I know that there is some kind of surveillance operation.

P and D speak about a wine bar down the road. They intimate that they are going there.

I go with the camera to take a picture of the lions. By the time a get to the back door, they have gone.

Dream ends.

Work-up

I am out on the large grassy area of the garden which we call the football pitch. {open spaces – freedom / fear of taking the gap to freedom – a sense of repeating patterns?} I am doing shuttle runs which is a rugby training exercise in which you sprint {running – an opportunity for escapism} between two lines marked on the pitch and then jog back. This exercise is repeated many times. I am training with a man who feels like one of the wingers from the team I played in at school. {Something from the past? I nearly wrote “my” team – I was the captain}

I look across to the house {view of the world /point of view} and can see the wife {need to recapitulate her?} moving in the top kitchen the doorbell has been rung and she is going to answer it. I walk over from the football pitch to see what is being delivered. There has not been a delivery so to speak someone has abandoned a very small dog, smaller than a chihuahua. It is white with brown patches. {white peace-the need for, brown – stability need to be grounded / earthed – the colours did not seem overly significant in the dream} I ask if there was anything else there, any sign of where it came from. No. {dog = friendship and loyalty – tiny and abandoned}

I walk off the drive and past the gas storage tank. The dog follows me. I walk past the gravel and into the veranda where I sit down on a chair {chair – comfort zone or is this more about the canine loyalty?} to think. The little dog comes into the veranda with me and then curls up at my feet. {dog = friendship and loyalty tiny and abandoned at my feet perception and understanding} I cannot believe that they make dogs as small as this. {This was strong in the dream.}

I look out of the veranda to the football pitch. I can see someone there sat on the grass with two male lions. {Lions – creation or destruction or both as the lions are different both seems more likely} They both have manes one is normal coloured and one is almost black, it is that dark.

{Obscure thought-does this refer to creation-annihilation operators in quantum mechanics which is one of the things described in my patent application? In the dream the appearance of the lions was starkly odd.}

I think that I must get the camera with the telephoto lens on to take a photograph. I go into the house and the dog is excluded and kept on the veranda. In the house I can see an old-fashioned {something from the past being projected forward} spectrometer from which light is being emitted. Apparently, someone is using this light to project old film slides onto the wall. {old views about me, possibly inaccurate ones?}

{Photography – the need to recapitulate the content of the photograph. I did used to be a spectroscopist and worked extensively with spectrometers. P and D are both scientists. I need to recapitulate them. I haven’t spoken with these for 5 or 6 years they both work for the government in security sensitive roles.}

In another room I find a similar object with my camera attached. Someone has not been treating it with care and the attachment is broken. {Some kind of broken relationship?} P and D are there. I say that they {it is their fault?} have broken it and remove the camera which is OK.  I say that it will cost £18,000 {18 courage-need for, it will take courage to fix it?} pounds to replace. P says that the price tag on it is £5900 {5-freedom and change need for 9-completion need for. 14 knowledge / need for which reduces back to 5}. I say yes that is what it cost back then it will be around £18,000 000 {18 courage-need for, it will take courage to fix it?}  these days.

In the corner of my eye, I can see a red car parked in our driveway. It has security services marked on it in yellow paint. I think it might say secret security services. I know that there is some kind of surveillance operation. {car = state of awareness red = violence / need to fight. Clutching a little at straws secret mission – indication of destiny or simply the idea that someone is watching? }

P and D speak about a wine bar down the road. They intimate that they are going there. {drinking the desire for freedom?}

I go with the camera to take a picture of the lions. By the time a get to the back door, they have gone.

Note added…

{I just remembered a fragment from yesterday in which Prof A. came to visit to grow flowers and in this he ran up and down the football pitch yelling to let of steam. Prof A is also a scientist.}

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Not sure that I have a clear answer to this one, it might be a part of a dreaming sequence and I will need to wait for more incoming.

What is clear that some people {possibly though not necessarily P&D} have abandoned their loyalty and friendship and that it was pretty small in the first place. There may be something coming through from the past about a broken relationship which will take courage to fix. Somehow there is also a science theme…

We shall have to wait and see…