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Thomas Ramey Watson 12-17-2012 03:24 PM

Picture of Hattie's reincarnation
If you go to my FB page you can see a pic of Hattie's reincarnation. The signs were clear and multiple. He's 5 weeks old as of Sat. 10 Dec. 2012 and wants to be known as Melchior this time. I figure he wants to emphasize the therapist aspect of his personality again, since Balthazar was one the 3 Wise Men, and Melchior another. Next time it'll be Caspar! ;)


Thomas Ramey Watson 12-19-2012 01:55 PM

Custom bookmarks now also available
My custom Baltho, The Dog Who Owned a Man bookmarks just arrived. So now I have small posters, mailing labels, and business cards--as well as signed books--available on my website: http://www.thomasrameywatson.com/editing

Thomas Ramey Watson 12-19-2012 05:18 PM

If nothing else, please ask your local and school/college/university libraries to order a copy of Baltho for their collections. This helps get the word out! Thanks.

Thomas Ramey Watson 12-20-2012 09:55 AM

Another communication from Melchior
Melchior communicated with me again yesterday. He said he is looking forward to being with Figgy again. "Figgy?" I said. "Noir was Figgy," he said.

I guess that makes sense. I think animal souls tend to reincarnate in their pack. Since Figgy came from my cat hoarder sister's menagerie, he would reincarnate from her hoard if I was to find him again. Not knowing this, my little sister, chose him to rescue and take to me a year and a half ago.

"Blake also wants to join us," Melchior added.

Oh good," I thought. Blake often made me laugh with his bravado that finally got him killed. When he hustled down the street to keep up with me and Hattie, his little toy poodle ears would fly out from his head like ear flaps, esp. when the wind was blowing in his face. I know that he and Baltho hooked up in the life between lives when, after Baltho died, they visited every night for 10 nights, waking me up by jumping on the bed. When Blake followed us home shortly after Hattie died, having been rescued from Federal Blvd. by a neighbor, I didn't think about his being the little coal colored toy poodle that always came with Baltho, though some of the other dogs varied.

It took me maybe a year for the light to go on.

So he's welcome. I hope he's not so foolhardy this time.

Thomas Ramey Watson 12-24-2012 10:38 PM

This is Melchior (AKA Hattie and Baltho in earlier incarnations) at 5 weeks. He'll be coming home early January.

Remember he told me what he wants to be called and that I'd know him because he'd be an unexpected color, which he is. The breeder expected all puppies to be black and silver and black and red. The rest are.

Thomas Ramey Watson 12-24-2012 10:40 PM

I hear he's a little spitfire. As I told the breeder, I would expect him to have a strong personality.

Thomas Ramey Watson 12-25-2012 02:42 PM

Some have asked if I actually hear Melchior's voice. Sort of. It's internal and does have a more eager-boy quality to it now than it did before Hattie was incarnate in Melchior. Before that, her disincarnate voice sounded more reserved and wise, like her, with a bit more feminine quality.

The evolution of all this communication has been, and is, quite fascinating.

Thomas Ramey Watson 01-04-2013 05:59 PM

This Tues or Wednesday Melchior said, "I'm coming on Friday." On Thursday, Deb Ann, the breeder, PMd me to say she was thinking of bringing him to me this weekend because she had some other dogs to take to the airport in Denver.

Right again, or almost.

I wondered if Deb Ann had told Melchior about her plans--or if he'd overheard--or if he'd just intuited it. I'm thinking maybe he figured she'd be getting him ready for the journey today.

Thomas Ramey Watson 01-11-2013 11:56 AM

Melchior arrives tomorrow (Sat.) morning
If all goes as planned he'll be home. We've had a couple of delays in the past 12 days or so.

The breeder says he's very outgoing and well adjusted.

I said, "I should think so. He's an old soul. He comes in with lots of wisdom to draw on."

Thomas Ramey Watson 01-12-2013 02:17 PM

Melki has come home.

He already knows how to pose!

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