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My Dog Found Where I Worked in 1972

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Hunter in the Truck
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I have been writing about Hunter, the Border Collie I got six weeks ago from Border Collies in Need. Hunter finds things, according to me, telepathically. He has never even been to Malibu let alone to any of the following locations:My House the night I brought him home and parked 3 houses away (September 14). My cousin's house on September 27: I took him to hidden hills where my cousin lives and parked over a mile away from the house. Note that I have never walked to my cousins house. A map of the path he took to the house is in the first few frames of the movie. The movie is 9 minutes so you can watch the first 1.5 minutes and then skip to the 7 minute mark to watch the finale. click here to watch the movie.

October 22, 2019 Hunter, a dog I rescued 6 weeks ago, on his own went to the location where I worked in 1972!

I woke up and decided to take a trip to San Marino instead of China. I am on the freeway headed to the Chinese Garden in the Huntington Library but the traffic was so bad I got off at White Oak Ave, turned right headed south to Ventura Blvd and then left (east) looking for a place to get something to eat.

I see a Starbucks on the right that I have never been to and park right in front on Ventura Blvd. I am investigating Hunters refusal to enter a Starbucks, click to watch the short video below.

I can't find an explanation for this behavior but it's not boredom or disobedience. I have taken him to over 10 locations that he senses something and then refuses to go in but is happy to go back in the car relax and go to sleep.

I spend about 20 minutes inside eating breakfast and deciding if I will get back on the freeway so I can listen to the Music in the Chinese Garden.

When I return to the car he is going nuts wanting to get out and go somewhere. The short video of what he does when I let him out of the car is important for two reasons, 1) where he goes and 2) what I am saying while following him. Be sure and notice that in all the other finding videos he is pulling me and zig zags. The idea that I am giving him clues and body language is ridiculous. Watch the video and notice that when I tell him to go back he is relaxed and stops pulling me.

In case you had trouble hearing what I was saying here is an image

Louise Ave
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and a running commentary:

"Where do you want to go?" (as he is pulling me east on Ventura Blvd towards Louise) "That would be really bizarre" (as he is zig zagging looking across the street at US bank I recall that I worked at Informata in 1972) "That's impossible" " I don't think this is it, It (Informata) was not on Louise, it must have been another street, not on Louise." I am looking at the Apartment Building and a White House with the pillars in the image below when I tell him "this wasn't it let's go back."

I had a lot of trouble finding the resume that confirmed the years I worked at Informata since it was over 46 years ago but I found one.

I worked directly for Don Henley, the president of Informata from 1972-1973. We developed software for Title Insurance companies. During the 10 or so years that I worked as an employee for a number of other companies I wasn't very happy; however, I have only positive memories working for Don Henley.

So to be clear, 1) I did not tell him to go anywhere when I let him out of the car and 2) I was not thinking about where I worked in 1973 (46 years ago) until he turned the corner on Louise and I remembered the island in the middle of the street. As we went further south on Louise I looked across the street and decided that he was wrong because there was no building that corresponds with my memory of the time I worked at Informata.

We go back to the car and even though I remember the island in the middle of the street I can't reconcile the rest of the area. As we head back down Louise I repeat, "this isn't it but we are close, find Informata," and what he does next is unbelievable.

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