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Bono

Wise Bono

Bono says, “I have a deep spiritual practice that I really enjoy. I dream of my mom and dad and living in their love and that is very special to me.

My mom and dad are the best. I don’t care that you know a lot of people who love their animals my mom and dad are the best. People could learn how to care for dogs by knowing them.

I feel like mom and dad should actually tell people to pay more attention to their dogs – to recognize their feelings because there are a lot of dogs that don’t understand anything at all but chase a ball or run and that is very sad to me.”

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Words Of Wisdom From My Animals

I ask my animals,

“What words of wisdom do you have for me this morning?”

 

Stormy

Stormy, my 12-year-young Aussie dog, says, “Sometimes when you don’t feel like it, it is best to get up and go for a walk. Also sometimes when you are lonely, you may need a hug from your animal. I think there is an answer to every question.”

Makia

Makia, my 17-year-old pure white cat, says, “Sometimes when I feel like my senses are leaving me, I go and lie near the bamboo and I pretend I can hear them blowing in the wind and then God makes a big gust of wind come so I can hear the sound for real. Angels help you if you help yourself.”

Serafina

Serafina, my 8-year-old slate gray cat with beautiful eyes, says, “I think it is best to always smile at others. I smile by lifting my head up and making my eyes look bright. When I do this to other animals they treat me better. I make my eyes look bright by thinking something good about the other being.”

Bean Playing

Bean, my 7-year-old big black bunny, says, “It is important to learn to communicate so others understand you. Not everyone can read my mind, so sometimes I have to stamp a foot or run toward someone to say how I am feeling. Other times I just have to be patient and wait and then they will figure it out. I have learned the best way to communicate with humans is to think what I want over and over again, and when they start to understand, just be still; but if they don’t understand, it is best to charge them so they keep trying to figure it out. This I do with my pet sitters.”

Storm now adds, “I think the best way to communicate with humans is by looking at them and saying what I feel and need through my heart. Most humans like to feel animals near their heart, so they figure it out.”

Luca, my 10-month-old, cream-colored small standard poodle, says, “I have learned that I have a voice that keeps barking, and when Mom tells me to be quiet, sometimes my mind hears her but my voice does not stop. I am not sure how to figure that out yet, but I am going to keep trying.”

Joey Joe

Joey, my cat in heaven, says, “Do good things in the world and believe that there are others helping you. Be patient and everything you need will come to you. If you keep looking and searching randomly, you will throw off the magnetism. Sometimes you have to let a thought go in order for the right situation to happen. When people are used to things not working out, their depression stops good things from happening. Believe in change.”

Maia A Year Before She Died

Maia, my wolf dog in heaven, says, “We all have past lives that are being integrated with our lives on Earth. Know that if you strive to understand others and are compassionate, the best of you in a past life will all of a sudden ignite in the best of you in this life. Meaning you can have spontaneous gifts of knowledge. Believe in the possibility that your mind and body can for, instance, quickly expand to be more intelligent or flexible.”

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Luca’s Neutering – Pre and Post Operation Conversation

 

Luca On My Bed

I decided to tell Luca, my 10-month-old poodle, that he was going to be neutered the following morning.

“Tomorrow,” I said while creating images in my mind, “we are going to take you to the veterinarian’s. They will take you into the back room. You will probably go into a silver cage that reflects light. They are going to give you some medicine that makes you feel strange and fall fast asleep. Then they are going to do an operation on you that makes it so you can not create babies with another dog.”

Then I named all my present animals and explained that they too had had this operation.

“This is important,” I explained, “because there are too many animals in the world that have no homes. We don’t want to be creating more dogs.”

Luca said nothing. He stared at me as if I was had just ruined his innocence.

“When you wake up from the operation,” I continued, “you will feel strange, but only for a little while. The doctor is the very best. I’ll pick you up before our evening walk time.”

Luca looked away and than back at me. “Why are you telling me this?” He asked.

“Because knowledge is power,” I said without explaining.

I forgot to set my alarm. This normally doesn’t matter because at 6 a.m. Luca always starts making strange cooing noises and scratches at his crate, a sign to me that he needs to go out. This particular morning Luca is silent. He lets me sleep in. I am late getting up! When I do get out of bed, he remains lying down and even hesitates for a second to come out of his crate. My cat Serafina tells me now that in the middle of the night she explained neutering to him, and how your stomach is sore for days.

Before we walked into the vet I repeated what I told him the night before and emphasized, “It is normal to feel strange.”

I dropped him off at 8:15 and our veterinarian called me at 11:15 to say I could come pick him up in early afternoon. I found out later that Luca woke up very quickly from surgery and was making those cooing noises at the vet to let him out of the cage and cuddle him. Luca was fairly normal-acting when I got him home. He barked at passers-by and slept a little more. I didn’t walk him. In the late evening he had a lot of discomfort so I gave him his painkiller as instructed. In the middle of the night he needed to go outside. He ran around tucking his pelvis and licking at it. His incision was bothering him.

“Luca” I said, “you will feel better when you go back to bed. This is a normal healing feeling.”

He disappeared into the bedroom. Luca tries every day to get up on my bed, and has only been successful two or three times. But this time, when I went back to my bedroom after getting a glass of water, he was fast asleep on my bed. He looked so cute I allowed him to stay.

Now, the next morning, I ask him, “Tell me about your neutering experience.”

Luca answers, “When I was in the shining cage I was glad you told me what was going to happen, because it was scary back there. Then the nice doctor told me everything that was going to happen and I felt safe with him. When I woke up I felt like I had too much breath in side of me. Meaning I felt very dizzy. I just wanted to go home. Everyone was nice to me. Now I have an itchy pain below my stomach and I wonder when that is going to go away. When I move I feel awkward. You say that feeling will go away in a couple of days and I wish a couple of days would go by fast. I understand now why knowledge is power. Knowledge makes you brave instead of scared.

“I want to know more about homeless animals. Where do they sleep? Who feeds them? Why do they not have people to care for them? Aren’t there a lot of people in the world? Shouldn’t they all have an animal so no one is homeless?”

I am so proud of my little boy.

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