JANE THE COLLIE
Looking at this photograph of Jane, it’s hard to imagine that there was ever anything wrong with this dog.
However, a few years ago, she was passed on to the West Cork Animal Welfare Group as a young collie whose spirit had been broken while being trained as a sheep dog.
When I first saw her, she cowered in a shed, hardly breathing, making no eye contact & willing me to go away.
Once a week for over a year, I spent endless hours doing TTouch, giving her oils & Reiki. She began to come out of her shell but got rather aggressive towards her carers. But they continued to give her the care & love she needed.
There even came a time when she would reluctantly go for a walk. Her rehabilitation in the rescue centre was complete. Now she needed a good home with very patient & understanding owners.
Those marvellous owners appeared out of the blue & took her in to their home. This photo is one of many that they send to the rescue centre.
From having been a beautiful dog with a bruised & battered psyche, Jane is now just a beautiful dog who has found love & security.
Alternative therapies can help an animal peel away the emotional baggage, promote physical & mental wellbeing, &, most importantly, give an animal a chance to enjoy life again.
CHARLIE THE SPORTS HORSE
Charlie is the handsome Sport horse. It was love at first sight for me as soon as I walked in to his stable. He was a spooky horse but approached gently & quietly, he responded immediately.
This beautiful bay suffered from warts & Sarcoids. Both are really unsightly but frequently a horse suffering from Sarcoids is euthanized as it’s impossible to work them. And Charlie could jump like a stag & should have had a bright future ahead.
When I came on the scene, he only had the warts but they were in awkward places like one side of his mouth. I worked on him & the warts began to disappear only to be replaced by the Sarcoids. I did an oil test & he chose the oils he needed & the carrier oil. Having made them up, Charlie got the oils morning & evening. He loved them – as you can see in the clip - & would sniff, lick & have them rubbed in to the Sarcoids themselves.
When I came back to see him a few days later, already the worst ones were beginning to disappear, the bleeding & oozing from them had stopped along with the pain & Charlie was a different guy.
Although familiar with warts, I’d never seen Sarcoids on a horse & these growths were disgusting to see & distressing & painful for the horse.
Charlie was able to choose the oils he needed with a simple Kinesiology test. That, in itself, is quite amazing as far as I’m concerned & then to see him getting better was the best reward ever.
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