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Animals Messengers of Love, Courage and Wisdom

The scientific community rejects the idea that animals have higher emotions, those emotions that humans feel. However, the videos in this page document how wild and domesticated animals experience deep feelings and emotions, just as humans do.

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Animals, Our Faithful Companions and Spiritual Guides

Dog born with no front legs walks like a human - Laura Stringfellow, 14, plays with her 6-month-old dog, Faith, at her home in Oklahoma City July 5. Faith was born deformed, but is able to get around by walking upright. The family adopted Faith when the original owners were going to put her to sleep. The owners feared the congenital disability would leave her immobile.

"No dog deserves to die," said 17-year-old Reuben Stringfellow. "She was a very normal little puppy; a real strong and normal puppy with two legs. She was a cripple as a puppy, but I wanted to hold it, pet it, feed it and take care of it." Faith can maintain perfect balance and sits on her haunches. She has a smaller, useless front limb that has atrophied and is scheduled to be amputated.

Paralyzed dog recovers the use of his hind legs

"I must say before I received the immune foundation product I was really anxious and I would afraid that my Ridgeback dog, Linkin, would give up. As soon as the package arrived from England I started giving Linkin 2 tablets a day for the first 3 weeks. He has improved in leaps and bounds and it is hard to believe that some 4 weeks ago he could not walk by himself and could hardly move around at all. I had to carry his hind legs with a towel around his waist otherwise he just could not get around. After two weeks on this natural immune enhancing substance , he started trying to get up onto his hind legs. It was difficult and heart breaking to see him struggle but he was trying. After four weeks on natural immune enhancing supplement, he managed to walk around even though he lost his balance and he hind legs would give way. He is now walking and running around, although still a little wobbly, and he also tries to jump but does not always succeed. It is absolutely fantastic to see the improvement from week to week."

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Macey was an Angel put on this Earth

Animal Wisdom. Animal Messenger of Love Animals sometimes carry out dramatic rescues of people in dangerous situations, miraculously sensing human needs and jumping in without fear to help. Macey-Grey came into my life and changed my life, she brought so much love to me, my family, and many other people. Her health issues seem to run along the same road as mine, so we understood each other’s needs.

We all know of dogs that have performed seemingly miraculous acts of mercy and heroism. Some of the tales in the Andersons' latest tribute to the animal world (after Angel Cats and Angel Animals) includes such stories, but the collection goes even further: into the spiritual. Some of the stories involve dogs returning after death to communicate with their owners.

Fred Wickert, for example, doesn't seem like the woo-woo type: a Vietnam vet, he'd had a long career in the air force when he fell asleep one night while guarding Air Force One and believes his late cocker spaniel, Freckles, came to him in the hangar and wakened him before he was discovered sleeping on duty. Most of the stories included here involve dogs in this life rather than the next, but are based on the belief that dogs are spiritual creatures. Collie Zeke woke Diana Johnson at 3:30 a.m. to let her know her premature baby had stopped breathing, saving her life.

Bill Mann tells of the deep, spiritual bond between his father and Aussie, who would break his chain to follow him on walks after Mann's father showed the dog kindness one day. New Age dog lovers will be moved by these stories and find their faith in their pets' heavenly nature affirmed. With a well-earned reputation as man's — as well as woman's — best friend, dogs have an uncanny ability to sense exactly what their human friends need.

8,700 pound Asian elephant and a Dog

Bear and a dog Tarra the 8,700 pound Asian elephant. And Bella. The dog. Bella is one of more than a dozen stray dogs that have found a home at the elephant sanctuary . Tarra and Bella have been close for years -- but no one really knew how close they were until recently.

A few months ago Bella suffered a spinal cord injury. She couldn't move her legs, couldn't even wag her tail. For three weeks the dog lay motionless up in the sanctuary office.And for three weeks the elephant held vigil: 2,700 acres to roam free, and Tarra just stood in the corner, beside a gate, right outside that sanctuary office. "She just stood outside the balcony - just stood there and waited," says Buckley. "She was concerned about her friend." Watch what happened. - watch the video.

Could it be Pet Telepathy?

Rupert Sheldrak - "Many cat owners are convinced that their animals can pick up when they are planning to take them to the vet. Jean Segal, in London, told me: "I was always most careful to give my cat no clues when we were due to visit the vet, but from the moment I got up in the morning she viewed me with suspicion. She was very wary of me, not her usual loving self, and as the time to leave home approached she would try to escape." I heard so many stories like this that I made a survey of all the vets listed in the North London Yellow Pages.

Sixty-four out of 65 said people often canceled appointments because they could not find their cat. The remaining clinic had given up an appointment system for cats because cancellations happened so often. People just had to turn up with their animal. To avoid giving any clues, several people have even tried phoning the vet from work, but the cats still seemed to know. Dogs, too, often sense when their owners intend to take them for a walk. No one thinks this strange if it happens at a routine time, or if the dog sees them picking up the lead. But some people have found that they if they just think about going for a walk, the dog will bound into the room eagerly, even if it is not at a normal time. In filmed experiments, we have shown that some dogs can pick up their owner's intentions to go for walks at randomly-chosen times, even when the dogs are confined to an outbuilding."

Animals are aware of the earth changes and the anxiety felt by their owners, they pick all of this up and have anxiety themselves. Animals are supersensitive and have abilities that we do not. They are neither dumb or stupid. Animals are able to know about the earth changes long before we do. Take for example the elephants in Indonesia at the time of the Tsunami, they had moved to high ground long before the storm hit. Animals (as are we) are connected to Nature, are part of Nature and they are able to pick up the subliminal signals, they just know (we have lost this ability because we have come to believe that we are separate from Nature not part of it). The animals know when storms, bad weather, rain is coming. Just watch your cats; they will be indoors long before rain comes.

Dogs and cats know what you are going to do long before you do it and often will be in a room or ready before you are. They pick up the mental pictures you broadcast (this is how you communicate with animals by thinking in pictures). The domestic animals that live with us or who we have close relationships with which includes horses and donkeys know when their owner are in emotional turmoil and distress. Cats and dogs will come and sit with you if you are crying or upset. In fact they work hard to take this emotional energy from us and if they are allowed outside will discharge this energy to the earth. You may have noticed them rolling or shaking there legs when outside. If they are unsuccessful in discharging this human energy then they become ill.

Our domestic animals now display the same illnesses that we humans have alongside their own. Most human ills are caused by unresolved emotional trauma and baggage. It is part of the relationship and bargain that the animal kingdom has with us, we feed and care for them and they help heal us. It is a two Way Street except this can become overloaded on the animal's part. The earth changes are causing anxiety in humans that they are not even aware of. Many people are in a state of anxiety for which they do not understand the cause.

Mother earth and the nature kingdoms are in distress and because we are part of nature we are picking this up. Many people do not realise that the earth quakes are becoming larger and the volcanoes are quite active, unusual and severe weather is the most obvious to the majority of people that something is happening on the planet. Humans are displaying anxiety in the form of road rage, our inability to slow down and our frenetic life styles. The animals are picking up not only the earth changes but also their owners reaction to it. Many of the animals have very angry owners and unfortunately in some cases crueler than before. The animals have to cope with themselves and their owner's anxieties.

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The Autobiography of a Dog
By Toby, with the help of Dr. Marge Hartwig, MH, ND

My name is Toby and I'm writing this column dedicated to all those people who have dogs. I'd write directly to the dogs, but not very many of them read. For that matter, I'm probably the only dog who writes and that's only because Marge gives me a lot of help. As people go, Marge would make a pretty good dog because she's always looking for ways to improve my life.

She learned that healthy dogs don't have fleas and that vaccines compromise our pets immune system, making it easier for us to get all kinds of terrible diseases, even fleas. Now, she won't let anyone vaccinate me. I only had fleas once and got them in Doggie jail. It was before Marge knew about herbs and I had worms and she put me in jail to get rid of them. She called it an animal hospital, but let me tell you, it's really a jail.

First, they poisoned me with something that burned my mouth and made me as sick as a people. Then, they kept me in a little cage all night long. I was so sick my stomach hurt and I even had to urinate right there where I was trying to sleep! The air was so thick with poison sprays that it burned my nose just to breathe. Well, they got the worms, but they nearly got me too. I've never seen a vet since, not even when my hips were so stiff and sore that I could hardly move. Shoot, I couldn't even jump up on the bed. Everything I did hurt, but good dogs don't cry, so I just lay around the house without moving unless I had to.

Then, Marge gave me some carrot juice once a day, just like a people and in 3 weeks I was romping around like I was a puppy again. I get carrot juice off and on and once in a while she'll put something in it that tingles. She calls it Echinacea. She's even got some of it growing in the yard and I nibble on it when I feel the need. Then, when the Santa Anna Winds blow I get so nervous that I just stand in one place shivering all over. She soaks a little piece of bread in an herbal formula with Valerian that calms my nerves. It tastes terrible, but in no time I'm a mellow fellow. Every morning I get a special herbal formula with walnut in it that kills my parasites. She also gives me some real hot stuff called cayenne. She puts all this in my food and that really gets me started.

There's just too much concrete in our lives and we really need some grass or dirt to romp in. We need more exercise than most of us get and if you can plant some good herbs for us to nibble on when we want to, we'll really love you for it. Shucks, I could bark on forever, but Marge is tired of typing so I better quit. Just remember. Dogs benefit as well as people from herbal remedies. It gets us back up to sniffin' real fast.

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Lucky's Greatest Treasure and Blessings

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, Lucky. Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably someone would forget and something would come up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this disease...she was just sure it was fatal. She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her...what would happen to Lucky? Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim he was Mary's dog through and through. If I die Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully but the dog just drooped, whining and miserable. Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to her bedroom so Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.

Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed. When Mary woke, for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. Panic soon gave way to laughter though when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, in every treasure Lucky owned!

While she had slept the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement and back bringing his beloved mistress his favorite things in life. He had covered her with his love. Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every night. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.

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Live everyday to the fullest...because every day is a blessing

Rx For A Better Life? Get A Pet, And Do It Now!

It might the prescription of the future: Take two aspirin and get a pet immediately. Numerous studies have shown that pets - or at least the presence of animals - can have medical benefits that are beyond dispute. These range from lowering blood pressure to lessening anxiety and depression and even to faster healing times after surgery. Fido is no placebo - he can literally be man's best friend when people are ailing.

"We have known for many years that the company of a pet can be of benefit in a variety of ways, but exactly why this is, no one seems to have the answer," says Dr. Bonnie Beaver, who specializes in animal behavior and human-animal relationships at Texas AandM University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

"For example, the long-term survival rates of heart attack victims who had a pet have been shown to be significantly longer than for those who did not. There is also data showing that widows who have cats are better off medically during the first year, which is a critical stress time, than widows who do not."

Other studies have shown that:

  • Senior adults who own dogs go to the doctor less than those who do not. In a study of 100 Medicare patients, those who owned dogs made 21 percent fewer visits to a physician than non-dog owners
  • Pet owners have lower blood pressure, and one study showed that just 10 minutes in the company of an animal significantly reduced blood pressure rates
  • Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than non-owners
  • Pet owners have overall better physical health due to exercise with their pets
  • 70 percent of families surveyed reported an increase in family happiness and fun after acquiring a pet
  • Children exposed to pets during their first year of life have a lower frequency of somerespiratory airways Inflammation and asthma
  • Children who suffer from autism have more prosocial behaviors if they own a pet
  • Owning a pet - especially a dog - helps children in families better adjust to the serious illness or death of a parent
  • Pets decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation in their owners
  • Having a pet may decrease heart attack mortality rates by 3 percent
  • Positive self-esteem in children is enhanced if the child owns a pet
  • Children owning pets are more likely to be involved in sports, hobbies, clubs or even chores
  • Victims of AIDS who own a pet report less depression and reduced stress levels

Many groups take pets to visit residents of nursing homes, and usually the experience is a very positive one for both the pet and the individual. "Many people in nursing homes had pets all of their lives, but for several reasons, are not allowed to in an extended-care facility," says Beaver.

"The tendency is to make those places 'sterile,' with minimal plants or animals. Those who bring in nature of all kinds generally bring in a better quality of life to their residents."

The reverse is also true - the life of a pet is usually enhanced if its owner cares for it properly.

"Geriatric animals in most veterinary settings are those that have had loving and caring owners who followed good husbandry practices," she adds.

"We don't really understand why pets make us feel better and in some cases, add years to our own lives," Beaver explains.

"There are many forms of the animal-person relationship. Some are not good, some are neutral, some are not realistic at all and some are very nurturing. Different people get different benefits from the animal, and even different benefits at different stages in the person's life."

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Anticipating Fits - Service Dog
Rupert Sheldrake

Christine is epileptic and has seizures two or three times a week. If she did not know when they were going to happen, she would not dare to go out and would be fearful of climbing stairs. But she does know, because her dog, Annie, warns her. She puts her paws on Christine, and tries to lick her face. Christine stops what she is doing and lies down, and soon afterwards she is racked by a fit. "I can't explain it. But Annie can tell when I'm going to have a seizure," she says. Jackie, in Mansfield, has several severe fits a week, and after collapsing on a main road became fearful of going out.

She contacted a charity called Support Dogs, who trained a dog, Sam, to give her warnings of seizures. Now she says her life has changed. "Sam lets me know when a seizure is coming 20 minutes before it happens. If we're in the house, he warns me by barking. If we're in public, he will sit in front of me and stare, remaining rigid like a stuffed animal. This allows me to find a safe place to have a seizure".In the 1990s, a vet, Andrew Edney, made a pioneering survey of dogs that give warnings of fits. No particular breed stood out. Dogs of all kinds and ages do it, both male and female.

Usually they "herd" the person to safety and encourage him or her to lie down. When the seizure is taking place, they either stay by the person or seek help. And they are remarkably reliable. As Edney commented, "No dog seemed to get it wrong, one even ignored 'fake' seizure attempts." How do they do it? No one knows. Perhaps they detect tremors, or subtle smells. But some dogs can do it from a distance, and run in from another room to give a warning. There may be more to it than the usual senses. But whatever the explanation, thousands of people like Jackie and Christine depend for their freedom and safety on dogs with this unexplained ability.

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Beauty In A Broken World

"I watched prairie dogs every day, rise before the sun, stand with their paws pressed together facing the rising sun in total stillness for up to 30 minutes. And then I watched them at the end of the day take that same gesture 30 minutes before the sun goes down they would press their palms together in perfect stillness. I don't mean to anthropomorphize, but when you look at a creature that has survived over the millennium begin and end each day in that kind of stance, it causes one to think about one's own life and speed and rapidity in which we live.

Animal rehabilitation centers to rescue animals

Lori Cooper is the Owner of Future Possibilities, a pet wellness and training business located in Mason City, Iowa. With heightened strengths in pet health, behavior and training, Ms. Cooper coordinates with community and animal rehabilitation centers to rescue animals. A long-standing passion, determination and perseverance to protect animals from injustice and abuse have led Ms. Cooper toward success as the owner of a business that supports the welfare of animals. Future Possibilities provides rescue, shelter, sanctuary, health care for pets and animals. Ms. Cooper has 43 years of experience in the area and has expertise in educating pet owners on important topics and issues.

Her passion for helping animals extends beyond her physically setting free the wild ones from harmful environments; she also works with people and trains them on the many ways that they can be more effective in helping to protect animals. Ms. Cooper is a member of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and The United States Humane Society. She looks forward to teaching people about pet care. She also volunteers her time and education writing articles for a web community named Shirley's Wellness Cafe. She can also be contacted for consultation with animal health, wellness and behavior issues over the phone or through email. Her current population living “in sanctuary” include, 9 dogs with varying degrees of long term health and behavior issues and 8 cats with issues as well.

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Keep Pets Safe During Disasters

During natural disasters like hurricanes, fires, floods, tornadoes, etc., people are often asked to evacuate from their homes. A few years ago when parts of Long Island, NY were threatened by a hurricane, many residents refused to evacuate without their pets because Red Cross disaster shelters do not accept pets (except service animals) because of health and safety regulations.

Shortly after, one Red Cross volunteer, Nancy Lynch created an award-winning pet safety program for the American Red Cross of Nassau County, NY called Pet Safe, which is perhaps the first of its kind in the nation. The Nassau County Red Cross explains, "Pet Safe is a cooperative effort of local groups and government working together to assist people and their pets during times of disasters. Relief agencies, including the American Red Cross, move quickly to assist people during a disaster. Now, Pet Safe extends these services to companion animals. Pet Safe will help keep families and their companion animals together by assisting with sheltering, feeding and identifying pets."

Natural Breeding

The first step in finding the breeder that meets your needs begins with homework! Natural breeders care about the health and happiness of the lives they've created and are interested in upholding the standard of their chosen breed. They're also willing to be a consistent source of information and support for the lifetime of their puppies. They will want to know that their pups will be going to a good home, so you can expect a lot of questions and in turn, they will expect the same from you. The bond shared between you and your dog can be one of life's most enriching experiences. To give the relationship the best chance of success, your natural breeder will help you choose your new puppy carefully, taking into consideration your personal needs, your lifestyle and your home.

Bichon Lovers

Fern raises puppies Bichons naturally with an emphasis on personal attention, sanitation and holistic natural health care. The parents and puppies are naturally raised which means they are fed 100% with raw diet. " I have got extraordinaries results from this kind of diet, they never looked healthier!" Their bodies are muscular and fit,theirs coat are gorgeous – shiny and soft. All pups are whelped in our home. We raise our dogs wholistically, and feed a diet we prepare ourselves, or use one of the top raw diets on the market so our puppy owners know what to feed down the road

The puppies are raised in Fern's home with a loving family! They are raised holistically, un-vaccinated, and are nurtured by both mother and father. These puppies LOVE kids, are smart and easy to train. Fern offers information to customers to help them keep their puppy healthy. She is always available to customers to answer any questions. She can be reached at 519-875-1482 or visit her website Bichon Lovers