A Chihuahua mix named Baja is not a fortune teller, but he certainly enjoys playing the part. It all started when his mom brought home a crystal ball to display in her home. Ever since it arrived, Baja has been fixated on the crystal ball. He would climb up into a nearby chair and stare into the ball for hours on end and no one could figure out why he was so interested in the glass sphere. Was it possible he was looking into the future? It seemed a little bit unlikely. His family thought it was so odd that he would be so interested in a home décor item, but he just kept staring into it.
Baja is a small dog, but he takes his job as the family’s watchdog very seriously. He is typically found at a door or window on the home, ready to bark when a person gets close to his home. However, he doesn’t have the best view of the street from his house, as their living room is actually below street level. So, he doesn’t have a clear view of the street from inside. When Baja kept staring in the ball after about a week, his mom decided to investigate: why was he so enamored with the crystal ball? His mom inspected the ball a little closer and realized he was actually seeing something in there, but it probably wasn’t the future.
Baja could stare in the glass and because of the refraction in the crystal, he could see the sidewalk outside. He had figured out the perfect way to see people walking around outside. So, not only does the crystal ball give some flair to the home, it gives Baja the best perspective to remain vigilant and protect his people. Now that his people know what he’s up to, they love watching him jump up and check the crystal ball each day.