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We just want to share some heartfelt stories about the wonderful furbabies in our lives. For those of you that have pets or have had pets, I think you will agree there is no greater joy. The unconditional love every single time they greet you with when you walk through the door is like no other. As my husband says, if you could only be that happy when I walk through the door! The smiles and laughs that our pets bring whether it be my blond Lab wiggling her butt ( a true trait of a Lab -wiggle butt, google it!) because she is so excited to see me or my Pembroke corgi that herds me down our stairs lightly nipping at my ankles every morning. These are stories to be shared in our blog.
Rescue– What is it about rescued animals? Don’t they seem already grateful that you have rescued them from some unknown world or planet. I myself don’t want to know the details of where they have been. All I know about my Lab is that she is a retired seeing eye Mommy. She’s not a seeing eye dog, but the Mommy of them. What a noble profession eh? But then at the age of 2, “they” retire her after I don’t know how many puppies. Living on a mountain somewhere in northern California, because of a wonderful thing called the Internet, she and I find each other. “They” called her “Diva” because she won a beauty contest. And what a beauty she is. When I got her, I thought, I cant have a dog named Diva! What are people to think. I myself love names that are female that can have “male” nicknames. Why? To pay tribute to the tomboy in me perhaps. SO I went with Sam, aka Sammy (for Samantha). And then, heck, why not keep Diva. So her name is Sammy Diva. I bet you’ve never heard of that name. The day she arrived by car, an odd day in LA.
It was pouring rain. But love at first sight. We were off to a wonderful journey called life together. Sammy had never seen stairs, cars, a TV. The one thing she had seen was a cat. Well, good thing, since I have a cat named Mochi. Mochi is now 13 years old. She’s a mainecoon, my little angel. She is very tolerant of life’s changes. There is no retaliation of furballs in welcoming her new sister.
For all the years I was single, and I think all you single women will concur, if my dog doesn’t like you, there’s not going to be much of a chance for you. They must and do have a more acute sense of knowing if a guy is right for us. They may get along, but then there’s staying power. Well both the lab and the corgi know Daddy as Daddy. That answers that question.
The Corgi. You’ll have to read all about her in my friend’s blog and then come back to get my perspective. There is no other more special, amazing , intelligent, sweetest dog other than Lucy. The Pembroke Corgi who from a baby had 2 homes and 2 families. She adopted to two different routines depending on which house she was at without being confused or unhappy. Equally getting loved by all. Lucy can talk, grab her leash.
Hardly received any training whatsoever. The funniest story comes to mind, we just had a big adoption party for her to make her “officially” ours. The very next day, my husband’s company snatches him to Seattle for 2 straight weeks without so much of a warning. We were worried in how Lucy would do as she is Daddy’s girl. She did look for him in his office from time to time. After several days, I let her listen to Daddy’s voice on the phone. Upon hearing his voice, Lucy cocked her head to one side slightly and then ran around the room in glee and BODYSLAMMED Sammy 3 times, bam, bam, bam!! I imagined her saying “he’s alive, someone in this universe, he’s alive!”
Reiki is such a great way to give back to the animals we love. They give us joy unspeakable. For me, to give them something to make them happy is worth all the studying, the learning, the practicing.
It’s just another level of loving them. When I learned reiki, I could not wait to try it on my own pets. Sammy is now 8. The Vet told me that her hip was weaker and it was harder for her to move around. This made me profoundly sad. I always have told her how much happiness she has given me over the years. I used to sing to her, “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine..” So of course, after learning first degree reiki, Sammy’s hip was first to receive. After several days, my girlfriend called me to tell me that she JUMPED right into her SUV! She was already having trouble getting in my back seat of my 4 door. I was so excited I could not tell enough friends of the miracle. Now, Sammy gets regular reiki to maintain a healthy and balanced life. This doesn’t replace the Vet. And we’re still working on her weight. DO you know of a Lab that doesn’t like to eat?! Upon learning 2nd degree reiki, again, Sam was the first to receive. The difference in 1st degree is that wiggles around when my hands on her. With 2nd degree, she just sleeps soundly not seeing any result immediately. However
Again, my friend calls me and said her husband said, did you know, Sammy was RUNNING today! When she was a 2 year old she used to run figure 8’s in the house. Just hearing that she was running again at 8 made me smile. You know she has to be happier if she’s running. The other new thing she does is lay on her back with her legs sticking straight up into the air and while letting out these happy noises. Ah, the life of a dog.