Dog Reflections ~ Alaskan Malamute, American Eskimo & Basenji

Animals reflect our behaviour. The animals that we like and feel a closeness to, encounter often, attract, dream about and think upon have a role to play in that moment of our lives. They offer an understanding to us of the ‘play’ that is our current experience, and give insight into the intricacies of our lives. Following is the understanding for the gorgeous dogs ~ Alaskan Malamute, American Eskimo Dog or American/German Spitz and Basenji.

It needs to be noted that were a dog to have been mothered/fathered by two or more differing types of dog, one must note the characteristics of both, or all of the known breeds within this coupling to ascertain the many characteristics which their choice has to offer.

(Should you have a request for a reflection, let me know; I’d be happy to oblige.)


Alaskan Malamute   

“Tireless; that’s what they say; bloody tireless. Why can’t they see that’s not me?”

(We have a job to do and it will be done… Yeah! Is that what you think?

Do you really think that I want to be doing, doing, doing constantly over and over again? Really? No, I don’t want to be ‘tireless’; I’m not tireless. I tire just like everybody. I’m not tireless. How many times do I need to say this? I’m not tireless!!! Ahhhhhhhhh; that feels better.

Please understand that I want to please; I want to make all things good for you. However, I’m not superman. No, I’m not. I’m just me; just like everybody else that you see walkin’ about. That’s right. Just like everyone else…. ‘Bout time you saw that; don’t you think? Then maybe you’d not expect quite so much of me. That’s all I ask. Don’t expect quite so much of me. I’m happy to do my share; absolutely…. Happy to do even a little bit more than my share. But, lay off me once in a while, will you? Yeah; just recognise my need for a little rest, a little peace and quiet….

Thanks; I really do appreciate this…..!


“Well, my dear friend, I’m glad to help.”

It’s not often that an energy thanks me. I have been feeling an overwhelming compassion for this personality because, even though it is so willing to assist, its help is often ‘expected’ and not appreciated.

I appreciate you Malamute personality, and I assure you I will see to it (if ever I come in contact with you) that I’ll remember your misunderstood nature.)

American Eskimo Dog or American/German Spitz  (Listen while you read) 

Lighten up, lighten up! The load’s never too heavy to bear.

We can do it, you and I.

You know what they say.

A load shared, is a load halved”.

Lighten up! Lighten up!

(You know we can do it when we band together…  Yes, matey; that’s right. A problem shared, is a problem halved.

And this is what the beautiful American Eskimo Dog teaches us this day. Share your woes, share your fears, share your joys, and share your love.

A wondrous energy has the American Eskimo Dog, indeed.

Do you share yourself with all your idiosyncrasies; with all your foibles; with all your daring; with all your ups and all your downs?

Yes, my friends. The American Eskimo Dog asks this of you this day. 

Allow that which is within to come outside to play, to cry, to laugh; to do whatever it needs to do.

This will always change.

A little sadness here, a little laughter there.

Indeed, ’tis a changing world in which we live, dear hearts.

Do we think we are any different? Yes? No?

Indeed not, my dear friends; we are no different…..!)

Basenji  (Listen while you read) 


Hello! How are you? Nice to see you! It’s a nice day. Going for a walk? The garden is lovely. Lovely smell in the air. Good day!

(May I have a word? We Basenji types do like to talk, you know. If it weren’t for the fact that we are above the ‘norm’ we would most certainly talk and talk and talk and talk. We do have a lot to say, you see. Yes, that’s right. WE HAVE A LOT TO SAY; and that which we do say is quite comical, interesting.


What is that you say? Verbose? Well, perhaps that is a fitting term. Hmmmmm, verbose. Yes, you are probably right. We are probably verbose; we Basenji types. Oh, alright, verbose we are. However, at least we have ‘something to say’. Not like many who have nought happening upstairs; if you know what I mean. I don’t mean to sound rude; oh, nothing would offend me more than thinking that others find me rude. Oh, no, that wouldn’t do at all. You see (not to put too finer point to it) we Basenji types do find the hm, hm, ‘common folk’ rather disturbing to our otherwise fine sensibility of character. I am a little embarrassed to say so; however, it is true. We do hold ourselves ‘a little above the rest’.

Now I’ve let the cat out of the bag. Cat! Cat! Who said anything about cats? Oh, those dreadful creatures with their stickiness all over them. Oh, such creatures are they. Washing and preening, washing and preening. Do they do anything else…….?

…..I shall just calm myself a minute. Please excuse me whilst I settle my mind……. Oh dear, I do seem to be giving away far too much of myself this day. FAR TOO MUCH. I am generally so refined and keep my opinions to myself. This I most certainly do. I do not wish for you or anybody to know me too well. A cover-up; you say? No, just another aspect of a finely tuned, well bred character. Oh darn; I hate giving myself away. I really do. NOW I’m a little cross. Yes, I’m a little cross because you have given me up. Yes you have. You have unsettled me and I have given away far too much of myself. I WILL COMPOSE MYSELF and begin again. Yes, that is what I shall do. Forgive me my outburst. Good day!


Charming, comes to mind as does self constraining / critiquing. There is probably a little of the Basenji personality in most of us. He would rather that we see him as he projects rather than think this outward show of refinement is a cover for a much more diverse thinking individual. Yes, the Basenji personality is a quick thinking, ever changing force of friskiness. We could all do with the ability to think on our feet as does the delightful, energetic qualities of this versatile well favoured canine.)

©2017  Carolyn Page & The Collective Consciousness  –  ABC of Spirit Talk/Light Workers of the World 



  1. Enjoyed this reflection a lot, Carolyn! Little bit this…is familiar. Like the always doing…not resting …and not easily asking for help. Yeah. 💕

  2. Love these reflections! It’s great that you put them all into 1 post. It helps to see how we … I … am a little or a lot of each reflection and how they all work for me. 😀 xoxox

    1. Love that you made this comment, Resa, because I nearly always see a little of me in them, too. They are a wonderful reminder about just how much we humans are alike. More similarities than differences; to be sure! 🙂

    1. Indeed, dear Purva; the reflections can allow us to discover aspects of ourselves via the animals we attract.
      They are also a lot of fun and very interesting for me to do!
      Should you have an animal for which you’d like me to create a reflection, I’d love to do that for you. 🙂

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