On a Friday afternoon Jennifer Lammers of St. Paul called me about her dog she received three months before. Gracie, a very concerned Fox Terrier/Whippet mix, was a very frightened and “Velcro dog” when they first adopted her. The immediate problem was Jennifer and her husband were going out of town the next day.
Earlier in the week, they did a test run at a kennel where their other two dogs stayed. The others loved the kennel. On the “test run” night, Gracie would not let the staff in their room unless they threw treats in. She growled and barked at the staff. The kennel wasn’t sure if she could stay there.
Hobbes, the wheaten terrier, gets so excited when he goes to the chiropractor. He runs up to the door and can’t wait to see his favorite animal chiropractor, Dr. Becca Amstutz of Perpetual Motion Animal Chiropractic.
Why did Hobbes go to the chiropractor? He wasn’t hurt or injured. He isn’t sick. So why did he go? Hobbes had an appointment, because I know how wonderful it feels to have my body in the best working condition after a chiropractic adjustment. (more…)
When I meet Maggie, a 14 ½ year old vanilla Lab, she was a dignified senior with mobility issues. Although she loved walks, it was getting harder for her to go down stairs and she was not steady on her feet. Joanne of Minneapolis, her guardian, asked me to come over and have a Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) session with Maggie.
When I arrived, Maggie was lying in her bed in the living room. The intention of the HTA session was to help her be more stable when walking and standing. As I used the energy medicine with her, she relaxed and fell asleep. (more…)
Russell, a 61-pound American Traveler (mixed breed) is reactive to other dogs across the street. If a dog comes over to sniff him, Russell is known to immediately go into fight mode. Katie of Bloomington, Minnesota wanted not have to worry about if they were going to have to pass another dog on their outdoor adventures and how Russell was going to react.
Sydney, a 11-year old “American Traveler” needed surgery to remove a small cancerous tumor from her jaw. In the past Sydney howled as she came out of anesthesia. Luana Hanson-Martin, her pet parent, was concerned how Sydney would handle surgery and anesthesia and asked for some recommendations.
On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, I received a phone call that my husband, John – Hobbes best friend, had a single motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. He had no life threatening injuries even with a totaled motorcycle. He had an angel or many angels with him.
Within four hours, I canceled our vacation in North Carolina to start on the following Monday, rearranged my travel plans with flights, canceled/moved appointments, made arrangements for Hobbes at two different places, and millions of small details. All the time I keep my “list” in the back of my mind. (more…)
Are you noticing changes in your senior dog? Is the muzzle getting whiter? Does she walk slower now? Does he have a hard time getting into the car or walking the stairs? I remember when Boomer, my wheaten terrier, started slowly aging. He lived a great life of over 14 years and taught me a lot of living with an older dog. (more…)
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