Thursday, April 13, 2017

Animal Resources 2017

Animal Resource List

Please share with me your favorite animal healers - western, eastern and holistic, vets, reiki, acupuncture, food, sitters, walkers, aromatherapy - I would like to make this list available to my readers in the next blog - and add to it as a resource to serve you and the animals.

Pet Walkers and Sitters

Arf Dog Walks
Rise Taylor 949-554-9700

Judy’s Loving Care - Judy Steward 


Pattie Meyers 949-370-0087

949-600-8885 cell:  949-677-4930

Rescues and Organizations

PO Box 4156 Fullerton, CA 92834
Fax #: (714) 598-3355

Dina Kourda 

949-939-4860 / 714-751-6272

Kitten Rescue LW Catmom’s Adoptions 

Linda 949-348-2640

Phyllis 323-394-0954

Julie 61-313-5193

Kitten Rescue 818-347-3037 


17th St. Dog Spaw
285 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

Pet Health

Dr. Peter Bloch
24912 Chrisanta Drive
Mission Viejo, 92691
(949) 768-3651

Enzymes and sprays to address feline spraying and urine issues

Arthramine for Healthy Joints & Bones 
Glucosamine is great for older dogs with stiff joints, add to their food and can be purchased at your local pet store.

Nationwide home based veterinary hospice and euthanasia. 

Paws On the Go

Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solutions
Caroline Goulard DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVPP
24310 Moulton Pkwy Suite N, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

Pet Food

"Biologically Appropriate" mirrors your pet’s evolutionary diet.

Paw Tree
Nutritional pet food and natural products
Vickie Marx  949-360-7773

Conversation with Bear


Frances: Hi Bear – how are you?  
huh? Who are you?  
Frances: I’m a friend of your mom.  She asked if I could talk with you.
oh ok.  
Frances: Honey I know you are a puppy and have so much energy.  Your mom is concerned when you don’t listen to her.  She and the family love you very much.  
Why did they send me away?
Frances: They sent you to a special puppy school to learn your manners.  To learn how to behave with your family.  To learn to go pee and poo outside.  
So are they going to send me away again?
Frances: No honey – they love you and want you to stay in their family.  It is important that you behave by not jumping or biting anyone.  The people who come to your house are friendly and not going to harm anyone.  Does that make sense to you?  
I guess so but I thought I was supposed to protect them.  
Frances: You are honey, but only when there is a danger – not everyone is bad, everyone is good until they show you otherwise.  To let mom know someone is there you can do one bark.  If there is danger then you can bark more – no jumping or biting on anyone.  
What is my job then?  
Frances: Your job is to be a loving companion for the boys and Quinn.  
But Quinn doesn’t play back.
Frances: I know honey that’s because he is older – but be kind to him ok?)  
ok so I can play with the boys?
Frances: Yes honey – but outside – not in the house – you need to be a gentle dog in the house.  No running or horseplay in the house.  Please calm down when you are inside.  
What does “calm” mean?
Frances: Taking things slower – walk slower, move slower, behave in a slower way.  Take your time eating, there will always be enough food for you.  Share your toys with Quinn – even if he doesn’t act like he wants to play – show him you will share with him. 
There are lots of toys and the food is really good.  Is it ok if I sit next to mom when she is working or talking on the phone?
Frances: If you are still and quiet I’m sure mom won’t mind. She loves you very much and want you to be a loving part of the family.  Please understand they chose you because you are special – they love you very much.
Wow – so I’m not going to have to live anyplace else? This is my home for real?  
Frances: Yes honey – this is your home and your family – and love them as much as they love you.  Do you think you can do that?
Yes – oh thank you for talking with me.  
Frances: You’re very welcome Bear – bye bye.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Alert! Vets Warn About Treats Poisoning Pets

"Petco, one of the country's largest pet retailers, announced Monday that it has pulled all Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its shelves, citing concerns that the foreign made pet foods could be linked to a series of yet unexplained sicknesses and deaths among pet dogs in the United States. The move, the first by a national pet store, comes despite the FDA's inability to tie the illnesses specifically to Chinese-made pet foods. And there's reason to believe it might signify the beginning of a swift industry-wide precautionary movement away from such imports."   Source:  The Washington Post January 6, 2015

And yet,  recently, a coworker's young dog experienced kidney failure and found out that these treats are still in the stores for sale! Even though they may say "made in USA" the ingredients may still be sourced in China and merely assembled here.  

Read the articles -  stay informed - keep your pet safe!

ALERT!  Vets Warn About Treats from China Poisoning Dogs

Pet stores are pulling Chinese-made dog treats after years of mystery dog illnesses and deaths

2017 Animal Communication Classes

Learn to Speak With the Animals

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
 4pm - 6pm 

Awakenings Bookstore

$100 at the door

$35 for returning students

Price includes a free copy of the book 
“Learn to Speak with the Animals - by Developing Your Intuitive Abilities”

Yes, you can communicate with animals! 

This class is open to anyone wanting to learn about animal communication and how to connect with animals at a deeper level. It’s designed to help you develop or expand upon that ability through learning about what animal communication is, how it works, and the perspective of animals. Learn how to open your heart and mind to receive animals' messages. 

Exercises and individual attention to each participant's learning process are provided in a safe, supportive, empowering environment. Each person is requested to bring a photo of an animal (alive or even those who have passed on) for each person to speak with them individually while Frances helps to fine-tune your reception skills to help build your confidence in your abilities. 

  • How animals communicate
  • The perspective of life from the animals’ point of view 
  • The spiritual essence of animals 
  • Psychic abilities: seeing, hearing, knowing, sensing, feeling (physical and emotional) 
  • How to communicate: basics 
  • Understanding your innate abilities 
  • Addressing blocks to clear communication 
  • Knowing yourself prior to communication
  • Techniques for clearing the mind and focusing the heart 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Give the Gift of Animal Communication

Give the Gift of Animal Communication and Receive a Bonus for You

Present your loved one with a Gift Certificate

This is chance to offer those dear to you a gift of an Animal Communication Reading for up to 30 minutes in-home animal communication reading at a special rate of $125.00 (per pet) instead of the usual price of $150.00.  In home readings are limited to Orange County, California – however phone readings are also available at a special rate of $85.00 instead of the usual price of $100.00.

Gift Certificates for my Learn to Speak with the Animals Class are also available at a special rate of $65.00 instead of the usual price prepaid price of $75.00 ($100 at the door).

As a way of thanking you for your generosity to others, this year there is an added bonus for those who purchase a Gift Certificate: If you gift someone with a Gift Certificate, you can purchase one for yourself at the same discounted price.  Gift Certificates will be issued and emailed to the purchaser directly.

The Fine Print - please read carefully

1. Discounts are only applicable to gift readings/classes and those purchasing a gift reading/classes. 

2. In order to qualify for a discounted animal communication reading/class for yourself, you must purchase at least one gift reading/class. Payment for both must be made at the same time. 

3. All gift purchases must be made by December 20, 2016 and must be used by December 20, 2017.

4. It is not necessary to purchase a discounted pet reading/class for yourself in order to gift someone else.

5. It is permissible to purchase multiple gift readings.

6. Payment must be made by the person gifting the animal communication reading to

7. Gift Certificates will be issued for the gift readings/classes and emailed to the purchaser directly.

8. Once the order is complete and you have presented the Gift Certificate, the recipient will contact me directly to schedule a date/time for the sitting/class.

9. It is not necessary for the recipient to submit the gift certificate at the time of the reading/class.

Monday, November 21, 2016

101 Dog Friendly Stores, Restaurants, Hotels & Airlines

Source:  The Naked Dog Post

Since our dogs are family, we think it’s only appropriate that they should join us on trips to the store, hotel, and restaurant patio. As the rest of the world comes around on this sentiment, though, it’s still hard to know exactly where you’re allowed to take your pup when you go out on the town, or just to run errands. How can you know which places are dog-friendly?

So instead of guessing and hoping, check out this massive, yet well-organized list of major chains that allow dogs to join in the festivities!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Free Pet Adoptions!

Photo credit & source info from

Its the perfect time for your family to adopt a new pet from Orange County's OC Animal Care, the county run animal services center.  Adoption fees will be waived for qualified applicants.

Based in the city of Orange, the OC Animal Care is county run, and has been operating at over 95-percent capacity for nearly a month, since they took in a large quantity of rabbits from an area residence.

The facility is currently housing approximately 630 animals.

According to the shelter, that is over 200 more animals than the services typically works with.

“High numbers of animals increases the impact on the physical and mental health of shelter animals,” Dr. Jennifer Hawkins, director of OC Animal Care said. “By removing fee barriers to adoption and encouraging visitors to the shelter, it is our goal to unite adoptable shelter pets with families.”

On October 25, the Orange County supervisors agreed in unanimous vote to authorize OC Animal Care to waive adoption fees anytime its animal population grows more than 80 percent of capacity. The free fees will continue until it drops below 60 percent.

Adoption fees normally average $167 for dogs, $171 for cats and $77 for rabbits.

That cost covers spaying and neutering animals, veterinary services, implanting and registering microchips, and administering vaccinations.

Take note, even with the fee waiver, adoptive families of their new pets will still have to pay for a rabies-vaccination certificate to the tune of $27.

No animals can be surrendered at the shelter until the number of animals in residence drops back to 60-percent.