Tuesday, March 26, 2013

For My 30th Birthday 2013!!!!

Well the time has come again, however this time it means so much more. 
My favorite holiday of the year, well other than Thanksgiving. 

A friend of mine, decided this year for her birthday she wanted to "Pay It Forward". She asked for her friends and family have joined her and the response has been great. Many have "donated to cancer organizations, children of fallen soldiers, dog shelters, paid for random people to get drinks or food, helped friends with groceries & medical bills and more." Her birthday wish has inspired me to do my own birthday wish. 

For my Dirty 30 I want to ask all my friends and family to donate $5.00 to the list of Rescue Organizations below. Many of them have a very big importance to me since as a Professional Dog Trainer I have worked closely with them myself to help guide dogs to their FURever homes. You can choose to donate to more than one but I ask that everyone PLEASE donate to at least ONE Organization. Every one of your donations help with Vet bills, travel expenses, food, training, medication, and overall care of the animals they have in their care. This birthday wish  means more to me this year since I have grown so much in my business and working different dogs and learning so much about how a rescue organization works and how much effort there is that has to be put in to keep every animal they come in contact with alive and placed in homes.

So for my 30th birthday April 30th, Please choose one, two or more organizations to donate $5.00.This is a great idea also cause this year I'm not near my friends and family to celebrate but I feel this way they can still be apart of my birthday wish.

New Leash On Life - Santa Clarita, CA

Barks Of Love - Fullerton, CA

G.R.A.S.P.  (Greece Residence Assisting Stray Pets) - Greece, NY

Paws and Purrs Rescue - Henrietta, NY

Scottville Animal Pet Adoptions - Scottville, NY

Pitty Love - Rochester, NY

Much Love Animal Rescue - Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Reiki for Pets by Ruth

Reiki by Ruth writes about the benefits and use of Reiki. 

Sometimes our pets are anxious, aggressive, or otherwise stressed (obsessive licking or scratching are quite common) and we don't know why. Or maybe you do know, but have run out of solutions for correcting the behavior. Training can help A LOT for dogs, but sometimes they seem to just be stuck and you and the trainer can't get them to move ahead.

Reiki can be a huge help to dogs (and all animals, really) in this instance. Reiki is a form of Japanese energy work. It works on the chakra and energy systems prevalent in Eastern Medicine. All living things are made up of energy. Everyone has energy pathways running through their bodies that can become blocked due to stress or illness. Frequently physical illness is caused by stress.

Reiki has worked wonders on pets adopted from shelters. Changing families is an enormous stress even if all the homes are loving. Unfortunately sometimes the dog may have been in a bad situation. It's frequently not going to be possible to find out an adopted or stray pet's full history, but Reiki energy doesn't need to know the information. The energy goes where it is needed in the body on its own.

It seems on the surface that our pets have very short memories, but in fact, some incidents will stick with them for life. There is a dog I worked with  named Kody. He was very carefree as a puppy. When he was a couple years old, a family friend came over to his house and teased him. He got spooked. After that he was never quite the same. He became fearful of this person in particular and even just men in general. He'd bark aggressively when anyone came over and he began peeing on the floor when men approached him.

I went to Kody's house and sat down on the floor near him. He loved attention and eagerly came over to see what I was up to. I let him know that everything was ok and no one wanted to hurt him. I placed my hands out facing him so that he could feel the Reiki energy. After he relaxed I was able to place my hands directly on his back. Reiki practitioners pass energy to the client through their hands. In many cases the dog will fall asleep during a treatment in what many practitioners refer to as a 'reiki nap'. Kody was considerably more relaxed when I left his house that day. I went back periodically to give him more treatments and his relaxation lasted longer and longer with each treatment.

If you would like to try Reiki for your pets or you know they would highly benefit from the relaxation, contact Ruth.
She is available on weekends and weekday evenings.