Give it a try or keep trying.
Give yourself the benefit of your meditative / neutral mind.
What is dog focused on? Do you feel the anticipation the dog is feeling?
Is the dog watching for you to come home and waiting?
The Self tells us to look at the big picture. Getting perspective is very helpful when we are in a fear or panic mode.
We have some powerful energy with us today. What is it that we are to contemplate? We see the Guardian Dog in full attention mode. That is what is required in contemplation.. Begin as you wish to end. Prepare yourself with all the attention and protection that you need. Stay focused and listening. Self suggests we look at the big picture and get the best perspective you can. There is a lot of power in today's reading.
You are loved and blessed.