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Storm King (Aussie Dog): Love means light energy flowing from your heart to anyone you look at or communicate with.
Joey (Cat): Love means being able to sense when someone is worried and upset and being in their presence so that they feel like they have a friend nearby.
Bean (Bunny): Love means when you need someone to do something you ask them gently and calmly instead of scaring them or forcing them into action.
Shelley (Sheep): Love means someone supporting your will to live even if they think you may die.
Seamore (Parrot): Love is letting someone go when you know you are not the best for them.
Z (Zebra): Love is nature. Love is the warmth of the sun after a hard rain.
Jezzie (Pig): Love is someone helping you to see when you are blind.
Reilly (Horse): Love is someone speaking in your best interest when you cannot speak for yourself.
Makia (Cat): Love is privacy and alone time to mediate and be yourself. Love is what one must find inside of themselves in order to live happily with others.
Serafina (cat): Love is finding ways to turn fear into courage. Love is when my mom kisses my head and tells me I am beautiful and it is the way one tends to the flowers. Love is also the way the birds look at my mom after she has filled the feeders.
Mr. Squirrelly: Love is remembering someone everyday even after they have been dead along time. Love is being thankful for what your body can sense: like the feel of a healthy oak tree or a hawk on its way. Love is breath. Love is enjoying playing with the younger ones even though your body feels stiff.
Maia (Wolf-Dog): Love is wanting to live with your family even though you know heaven is best for you. Love is wanting to protect your territory and do your job no matter how you are feeling. Love is family. Love is being faithful and present to the ones you love. Love is increased when one forgives themselves and others.
Maia is my high percentage wolf dog. Her claim to fame is that she is 14 years old and a 5 year cancer survivor. See how her left ear goes backwards. That is because she does not have an ear canal in that ear. Her tumors were at the base of the canal connected to the skull. This is what Maia has to say,
“If I could say anything to all the people who read your blog it would be that sometimes you may think your dog is going to die and then they don’t. You shouldnt worry. One of the things that I learned when I spent many nights at the hospital is that there are a lot of angels that watch over animals in the hospital. I don’t just mean people with wings. There are little sparkly dust that shine in the light and they help heal when the doctors are operating. And there are dogs and cats that have passed away that come for their friends so that when an animal dies they don’t get lost going to heaven. I have been to heaven many times. I go there and chase deer in the forest. When I was younger we lived in the woods and through the woods was our very own lake. Mom, Storm and I would swim there everyday that was warm and when it was cold we would walk out on the ice. There was the most beautiful stone walls there. We had a very old two-story house. It was the first time I had seen stairs. There was a ghost dog there that when mom found out about it she told it to go to heaven and it took a long time till it finally did. It was an irish wolfhound and it would want to eat my food but it couldn’t chew or taste anything. There was a pond in the front yard, but I never swam in there because one time I did and mom hosed me off. She never hosed me off when I swam in the lake. Anyway, at night-time mom would put this orange reflective vest on me and let me run. I would chase deer for hours. It was so much fun because I could run as fast as them and I would jump over the stone walls and run through the forest all the way around the lake until I was home again. I would sleep so well. The deer liked me to chase them. They would come because we had a garden. I had a dad then and he would plant the most amazing garden. It smelled so nice and fresh. The deer would sneak in to the garden and eat. Did I tell you that my two cats would go on walks with us to the lake and mom would tell us to watch out for coyotes and we would and one time I saved Joey (cat) life because he was screaming to me in his head that he was trapped and I started barking and mom let me out and a coyote had joey between a rock and a chain link fence. I was so happy I saved his life. That was in california. The house with the lake was in Conn. That was far away. Any way in my dreams and when I kept dying and coming back to life I would go to that house. That is the house where Stormy came to us as a puppy. You know what else we would do when we lived at that house. My dad then had a boat and we would go on long trips on the boat and I learned how to go the bathroom on the boat. That was very unnatural. But It was neat because then my dad would just hose it off and scrub and you couldn’t even tell. Not like grass where it smells for a long time. I loved that house. This house has a small yard and sometimes we all miss the woods. The leaves would change color and their were always the best sticks to chew on. California has sticks that don’t taste very good. They are flakey or something. Conn. has silky tasting sticks. Have you felt the moon lately? The moon was angry the other day, but it is calming down. An angry moon makes people either cry or fight. It used to make me want to run more, but now I would rather sleep and meet the angels that will help me die when I am ready.
Sunday….My Official Day Off
A perfect Sunday. A nice cup of coffee, snuggle with the cats & bunny, a peaceful walk with the dogs in the orange grove and then a play date with kids August 9 years old and Andre 6 years old ?, surf with a great friend, hula, read and a nice dinner. Stormy my Aussie has fallen in love with his kids and I must say I love the time spent with them too.. We have not seen them for months. August, Andre, Storm, Maia and I went next door to the 10 acre park and hung out under a giant oak. The boys threw a tennis ball for Storm and we all tossed the Frisbee to each-other. On the way home from the park we had a “how to listen to your thoughts and talk to animals lesson”. In which Andre told Stormy what a great runner he is and Stormy answered that he felt the same about Andre.
Stormy was ecstatic and continued to talk about them well into the evening. He says they are, “my best friends ever. And life is so much more enjoyable when I get to see them during the day.” For anyone who knows Stormy that is huge because he already is the happiest dog in the universe. He is watching me now and says, “Every dog should have kids. Even what they watch on TV is fun. I wouldn’t mind being left home alone with one of them. Can we have them move in?”
He said to me earlier, “Mom, I cant stop thinking about August and Andre and playing with them for so long. Even Maia was good with them. She was really nice.” Stormy has a good point. Maia is my wolf hybrid. All her life I have had to watch her around children. It is not that she would purposely hurt them it is just that if they scream or move fast her pray instinct kicks in. Wolf hybrids are incredibly fast. Which means in an instant she could go from daydreaming to having an arm or clothing in her mouth. Over the years, Maia has become more conscious of her instincts. But that does not mean I fully trust her. Nor should anyone with a wolf-hybrid. Today, she was such a good girl. She even napped while they were in the house. Something she would never have done in her younger years.
Maia says, “It feels good to have friends that are not scared of me. A few times I stopped myself from grabbing their clothing. I thought to myself ‘why am I going to do that ?’ and then I stopped.” Wow! I am so proud of her!
Read in national geo that a beaver was found in NY City. They think it came down the Bronx River from Westchester (where I grew up). That means the river is cleaner than it has been in years. Great sign.
What have I done today to help animals around the world? Have I used my gifts wisely? Where have I chosen to focus my energy? Am I productive? I always feel I could do more………
Today I give a big huge thanks to my friends Greg & Kim who were able to support me in bringing my focus back to myself and to Greg for being one of the best surfing buddies ever! When the world and it’s suffering gets to be too much and I find myself overwhelmed with either the pain that others are going through or the harshness of how some choose to live their lives, it is my good friends like Greg and Kim that remind me that I must send love and compassion to those that suffer and then chose to see and enjoy the beauty that is around me everyday. And of course…get my butt in the ocean, surf, drop in on some big waves, wipe out, get tumbled, paddle back out and catch a few beauties. There is nothing more cleansing then the salt of the sea and a talk with a good friend.