OK, I didn’t kill my dog but he certainly gave me the opportunity to practice everything I have been studying the past few years. Walter is 13 going on 14, has cancer, has lost most of the muscle mass in his back legs, can’t hear but he’s still feisty. We are off to enjoy our annual stay in a cabin in Dahlonega Georgia. Typically our trip includes daily hikes on different trails through out the area. The dogs demand their hikes. Once we are out of bed and they are fed the excitement is palatable. Every movement we make the dogs are jumping around following us in anticipation of their adventure.
Before we left home we were contemplating how we could leave Walter behind at the cabin when we went hiking. Should we take turns leaving the one of the other dogs home with him? We knew we could not leave him home alone. After a lot of back and forth on our 8 hour ride we decided, no, we would look for short loops that would not have a lot of elevation and reevaluate his condition on a day-to-day basis. Continue reading “I Think I Killed My Dog or How I Used Natural Healing to Help My Dog”→
For the past few days we have been diffusing Calm-a-Mile neat, an essential oil blend of German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Blue Cypress, Frankincense, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang. This oil is recommended to create a calm and grounding sense in the dogs and is available from Animal EO. I have used this oil when we have other dogs coming to visit, people coming to visit or when we were moving.
This weekend I am using it for Louie G who is terrified of the thunder and yes being 4th of July, fireworks.
I have been gone a long time. Why? I love writing the blog. So why so long away? Busy, of course. I always struggle with the life work balance. I’m sure everyone who has their own business does. I think if I hire more people I won’t have to work so much. So I bring on more staff, then I take on more clients and I get busier. It’s a problem most people would want and I’m not complaining about that part, I just have to figure it out.
Another reason is that finally I moved forward with my canine massage certification. Since 2012 I have taken the intro class twice and then got busy and never followed through. Well, this September I completed my 75 hours of classroom and by the end of March completed the 25 hours of internship. Now I’m waiting to hear back on my portfolio to start offering this as a service.
I also took a Healing Touch for Animals class. I was interested but not sure about this modality. After completeing Level 1 I am on board and will continue studing Healing Touch for Animals.
I will be expanding on my new interests and how the dogs are so open and accepting to these two alternative healing experiences in future blog posts.