Ticks and fleas, no chemicals for our dogs!

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I usually don´t promote products, but when I find something really good that actually works it is worth sharing with the rest of the world, right!?

When spring came my husband voiced his concern and said he´d rather not use “the chemical stuff” on our dogs this year against the ticks.
Of course he was right about that as a lot of the stuff we use on our dogs in the Western world against ticks even kills cats – would that not make you wonder what it does to your canine friend then!?

We used a combination of the tips given by Dr. Martin Goldstein in his book ” The Nature of Animal Healing – The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide To Caring For Your Dog And Cat” – where he advices to use garlic and a brewers yeast stupplement in the diet daily and ” Natural Flea And Tick Defense” by Dr. Merocla Healthy Pets which we spray on the fur and massage in twice daily.

It “works like a train”, as they say here in The Netherlands when something is a huge success!

Of course we have the occasional tick here and there some days on the husky ladies, but we had that using the “chemical stuff” too.
Out of 7 days per week that we walk them outside in the woods ( 2-4 times per day), they might have 4 ticks per week between the two of them.

Yes, you might have to pay a customs fee when you order the spray to be shipped outside of the US but it´s all worth it to have our doggie friends happy and clean instead of sluggish from having their bodies spending more time cleaning out toxins than being a dog right?

Bubi´s wisdom

One of the first animals I communicated with as a professional Animal Communicator, and whom I had had the joy of practicing with as well with during my studies with Marta Williams, was Bubi – the wisest little cat I had ever spoken to by then.

She had such a “spot on ” message for the rest of us and it is with the permission of Bubi´s person Majda that I am grateful to be able to share Bubi´s wisdom with the world, in her own words:

“Why are people never content with the way things are, enjoying the day and the moment the way it is?”

There is so much wisdom in that question, and we can really use this question when we catch ourselves complaining, feeling grumpy, impatient and so on.
Even if the answer is that we are in such a horrible situtation that “how can we possibly be content with the way things are right now in this moment”, there is an opening there.

An opening for the next question: “What do I need to be content in this very moment?” “Is there one little thing in this very moment that I can be grateful or content about?”

Thank you Bubi for leading the way!

A Street Cat Named Bob

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Ok, I never thought I´d write about books on this blog – but hey, you should never think “never”, right!?
And why not, there are so many great books out there, plus I really feel we should be sharing the great things around us instead of just listening to the glooming news on the TV, radio and online.

So, here´s a book for everyone out there – cat lovers, animal lovers in general and anyone who just loves to read a good book.

A Street Cat Named Bob is about, and written by, James Bowen. He lets us into his life on as well as just off the streets. Something most of us would never get to read about, as who would ever have thought about pitching a book about that subject?

James says more than once that Bob saved his life, and when you read the book you realize that it was not only Bob who saved James – it was the other way around as well.

What I love most about this book is the genuine connection between animal and human, pictured in day to day life, in a much harsher day to day life than most of us are used to or could imagine – and you feel the connection, the strengthening of the bond in every word, on every page.

It is just a really, really good read and so, so genuine (yes, I know I have used that word twice now, it really is the word describing this book the strongest way – genuine, genuine, genuine). It teaches us to live with gratitude and the importance of bonding with our teachers the animals, what they can teach us and how they can guide us to change into the best people we can possibly be.

Thank you James, and thank you Bob for letting us into your lives and sharing your wisdom!

Fear or Flow?

We have a choice. Especially in these times of environmental and economical crisis making that choice is crucial. Are we going to get frozen in Fear or are we just going to take a deep breath and go with the Flow?

Going with the Flow does not mean that you go along with what everybody else says and thinks. It takes a bit of slowing down – most of the time – on your part and listening inside. To that voice or feeling that lets you know when something feels right. When the chest is not tight but it releases and feels soft from the inside, when something is melting and opening instead of tensing and closing.

Then you are in Flow. Then you are choosing Flow.

Every time you find yourself in Fear you can first acknowledge that you are there, not judge just acknowledge where you are. Then you can make a conscious choice to release and open for Flow.

Nothing more than the intention to open up to Flow is needed. That’s all. That is the beauty of Flow.

If the intention is there Flow takes care of the rest. Anything can be changed in this way. Step by Step. As long as the intent is pure.

If you find that feeling hard to find in your body or hard to trace, just stop the next time you see a cat crossing to street to your side and pat it, just look into the eyes of the next dog you see and connect, just put your hand against and tree or your feet in the ocean and breathe.

What do you feel?