Dogs are my favorite role models. I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon. I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh. The fact that we still live with dogs, even when we don’t have to herd or hunt our dinner, gives me hope for humans and canines alike.
• Oprah Winfrey
Oh, The Real Dr Doolittle Show (podcast) fun just keeps getting better and better! My guest this week is fellow dog lover Oprah Winfrey’s own preferred pet stylist, Billy Rafferty.
He’s the owner of the Doggy Dooz Salon, and is the author of Happy Dog: Caring For Your Dog’s Body Mind and Spirit, which is featured on www.Oprah.com.
In addition to being wonderfully fun and entertaining, Billy is also the preferred pet stylist for many other celebrities, including celebrity chef Art Smith and actress Joan Cusack.
Now, for Einstein’s News!
I haven’t given you an update on my best friend and furrkid, Einstein, in a while. Thought you might like to know how he’s doing.
You may recall that just last December he got suddenly got incredibly sick. By Christmas, he was in the final stages of renal failure.
The tests showed that he had leptospirosus, rocky mountain spotted tick fever, Lyme disease, and several other nasties. It was incredible and completely overwhelming. Didn’t even seem possible that a young 20 month old dog could have all that happen to him at once, but there it was in his test results.
After 16 days of intensive care, plus 3 months of intensive antibiotics and ongoing IV fluids, I finally said enough allopathic medicine, this is not helping him get well. And I decided to bring him home.
His BUN and creatinine levels were still off the charts high, and it was a risky move.
I consulted with the amazing Dr Arthur Young who I had the privilege of interviewing for the podcast Show, and he started us on a new course of holistic treatment.
Kangen water, homemade food, supplements, BodyTalk, Reiki, Bach Flowers and Dr Arthur Young’s homeopathic protocol have made a HUGE difference in his health and well-being.
We just went in for a checkup and new blood work and the results are truly amazing. Our first vet didn’t think his kidneys would ever recover and that we’d be doing frequent fluids flushing for the rest of what would likely be a short life.
However, according to his new labwork, his levels are now normal!
I know you understand the heartache of knowing your furr friend is ill and perhaps dying. It’s like living with an ongoing tragedy that you try desperately to stop, and sometimes we get lucky and find the right course of action. And sometimes it’s simply time to let them go and grieve.
I’m so grateful he’s still with me, and we have more time left together. I intend to make the most of it, and to treasure every moment.
Our experience reminds me every day not to take things for granted. The gifts we have today may not be there tomorrow.
Please take a moment to offer gratitude to your furrkids. Let them feel your love, know how much they mean to you, and what a difference they make in your life.
And if you’re ready to go that extra step to:
* Learn how to hear their voices,
* To know their thoughts,
* To discover what they need to tell you before their time here is done
then be sure to join us for the last Animal Communication System Virtual Retreat starting November 5th.
Need another reason? Just look at them they’re the reason.
Wishing you and your furrkids much love,
“Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” — Willis R. Whitney