Monday, August 5, 2013

Nearly Spring! What are your plans for the time of new birth fast approaching?!

Had a wonderful time up in New Plymouth and surrounds, full on days with consults and some wonderful evenings explaining Animal Communication what it is, how it works and hopefully some people will start learning more about it and putting it into practice!

Said farewell to my Bull Mastiff Dozer just before I went up north and now Leo is the only dog at home!  He was a bit lonely to start with, but he's settling.

Cats are both great hunters, often bringing birds inside at 2 or 3am!  Little buggers must be nest robbers!

Horses are good, Smokey had a great lesson with the wonderful Vicki Wilson and we both loved it, now to find energy after my working day is done and start getting him fit enough for the coming season of anything! 

Already noticing the extra light in mornings and evenings, is so great to see!  We have had such an incredibly mild winter, trees are already getting ready to bud down here, a whole orchard of cherry trees starting to bud!  Hope we don't get too many more frosts or that'll stuff them up!

Am making a commitment to Smokey this season, poor boy really missed out on doing anything for the last couple of years, have had a lot of things to sort out in my own life and I finally feel like I'm actually getting ahead there which is cool.  A lot of personal struggles and growth, a wee breakthru for me even just last night when I managed to NOT identify with the pain, where I could see it as separate and that the cause of the pain was really not real!!!  I was able to hold the pain, stay aware of it and every time I did it simply wasn't there!  Very strange.... when I relaxed my vigilance it was back and trying to convince I had every right to be hurt blah blah blah, begin to wallow in it, think about what I was doing, be aware of the pain and the unreality of it, that it was NOT me, and hey presto gone again.  Quite enlightening and I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere in this journey, so now time to get on with living and give my gorgeous and oh so patient babies the attention they deserve!

Marcus is growing like a weed, has lost 2 of his baby teeth and has settled into school (finally!) really well, a smart kid, with a good heart but an arrogance I wonder how we're going to manage later!  Still, he doesn't mind hugging his mum in public so all good for now!

So who has any plans for the rest of the year/season they want to share?  I love to hear others enthusiasm and their plans, it's catchy, and I'll need the extra encouragement when I come home tired and need to get out there and ride! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

As we Fall into Winter

The rain falls, and the frosts are starting, horses are in covers (so is Dozer the bull mastiff!) and it's dark EARLY!

I don't mind cold or even wet but I hate losing the light so early!

We farewelled my beautiful old Zak in March aged 15, he was very ready to go and only really held on because I had wanted to get him to his birthday!

It was the most peaceful passing I've attended, he was having trouble lying down towards the end and would spend a lot of time just turning around and round trying NOT to lie down and he was very sensitive to touch so he wasn't enjoying being cuddled.  When it was time and I had booked the vet for the Monday (he gave me the nod on the Friday) but I had to bring it forward to Saturday and he was so grateful for that.  So we went to the vets and got to the waiting area and he simply lay down on the floor and I sat beside him, he relaxed against me and he began letting go there and then.

We got into the consulting room and he did the same thing lay down against me and he simply didn't move.  There was absolutely no change in him from before the needle went in to afterwards, it was so very peaceful, absolutely beautiful   :)

We have a new kitten too, Marcus begged to have his very own kitten and a young girl in his class at school was trying to find a home for 2 kittens left that their cat had had and he went and chose one, he is all black and called Tom (altho he has been fixed now!)  I'll put some pics up of my darling Zak and Tom tomorrow.

Am heading up to Wanganui and surrounding areas at Queens birthday weekend to do 4 or 5 days of consults and talks which I'm looking forward to!  It'll be a nice break away from everything here and lovely to do some "hands on" work, can't wait!