Every once in a while life hands you a truly happy surprise. Yesterday was one of those days. At first it didn’t seem happy at all. It all began when I found myself having to stop at the Honda dealership because my car was developing a bit of a belly ache. Not a good thing on a red hot Florida afternoon. Adding to my discomfort was that my little dog Booboo was with me and had to be taken care of while we waited for an automotive diagnosis. I love her but she is a curious restless little critter.
The two of us, Booboo and me, sat in the customer lounge while I browsed magazines. Across the way was a gentleman munching a shiny red apple. Booboo was transfixed. Finally I said laughingly to him “Booboo is drooling on your apple”. Of course she wasn’t really but truth was her attention didn’t waiver for a minute.
The friendly fellow laughed and with a smile told me there was another apple on the snack counter. I thanked him and said I should probably go get it. He went back to looking at his cell phone. But in just a minute or so he looked up again and offered to get an apple for me.
He was back in a short time. The apple was wet and it was obvious that he had gone to the extra trouble of washing it for us.
Happily Booboo and I shared that apple. Yes it was “just an apple” but how thoughtful that a stranger cared enough to be kind and go out of his way for us. It took the sting out of car problems and put my energy where it belonged: in gratitude. There is always a blessing close by if we bother to look.
Rev. Lois Cheney
Since the early 1970’s I have been helping animal lovers with their questions and concerns about all sorts of pets and horses. With animals it is very easy for me to “tune in”. In generality animals are very open and direct in telling me their needs and desires.
For instance my little dog is not at all shy about giving me a rough talking-to when I change one too many things in her environment! “Bring back my other pillow! This one is too flat to sit on.”
I have talked at a distance with gerbils, cats, dogs, parakeets, just all sorts of critters. Their owners call me because their animals are experiencing behavioral challenges or eating disorders or physical problems. By tuning in and asking a few direct questions of the animal, it becomes fairly easy for me to find a solution to their discomfort.
Some time ago I was able to diagnose and send healing energy to a horse who was becoming increasingly lame because of a previously unknown ankle injury. The effect of the energy was very positive and required no further work from the veterinarian.
Often with animals there can be a food problem. A particular diet may have worked fine for a length of time and then changes need to be made. It can be as simple as a need for more variety or allergies may have occurred.
I remember one client’s cat who was quite upset over the fact her owner had changed the brand of tuna she had become accustomed to. Apparently the taste wasn’t quite the same!
When a change occurs in the home environment such as one family member moving away or a totally new residence, animals can “act out”. Depending on the animal and its needs, many different solutions can be found to eliminate their anxiety.
I enjoy my work with people and their animal friends. If you or your animals need a little help just call or e-mail for an appointment. Reverend Lois Cheney (928)300-2030 or RevLois@gmail.com.