Morning everyone & happy 11.11.11!
This morning our cat Fingles came home limping. I looked to see what the matter was & there was a deep wound to his back leg. He was obviously in pain & was understandably feeling very sorry for himself. I got straight onto the Vets & booked an appointment.
Fingles does not like his basket & a trip in the car is on his Top 10 of things he hates so I felt bad having to put him through the trauma of taking him to the Vets on top of his injury. I dug out the cat basket from the garage & placed a fresh warm towel in the bottom, topped with his favourite fleecy & a freshly heated lavendar bean bag to get the bed toasty. Setting off he seemed a lot happier than usual which I put down to his lovingly warmed fleece & the pre-Vet chat we had! I talked him through everything that was going to happen before putting him in the basket so there were no nasty surprises.
So here's my advice as an animal guardian & animal communicator on trips to the vets:
1) Prepare their basket with love - put in their favourite blanket with smells of home & a heat pack of some sort if you feel inclined.
2) Sit down with your pet as you would a person & explain what's going to happen ie "I'm going to place you in your basket in a moment, we're going to go to the Vets who is going to help heal your wound & give you drugs to ease the pain. You're going to be ok, please don't be distressed"
3) (This part is very important) Get yourself balanced/centred/present by focusing on three of your senses.. sight (stare at one spot), hearing (be aware of the noises around you without dwelling on them) & touch (be aware of the feel of your hand on your thigh for example).. if any thoughts come into your head do not dwell on them & ask them to leave. Once you feel balanced ie (you no longer feel pacicky or anxious in your solar plexus area) gently pick up your pet & place them in the car or basket gently soothing them with calm words of reassurance. If you feel fearful/worried/anxious they will feel this also - you need to take charge & ease them emotionally.
4) During the car journey turn off the radio & continue to talk to them soothingly. DO NOT TAKE YOUR FOCUS OFF DRIVING AT ANY TIME. If you feel your emotions spike with worry/fear etc focus on that feeling, ignoring other thoughts that come in & focus on it until the feeling subsides.
5) Continue to support your animal friend emotionally. Be aware that they are very sensitive, even more so at a time like this. If you are not balanced and instead worried/fearful they will feel this feeling tenfold.
I understand it is easier said than done as we naturally worry about our loved ones, however, if you can be centred & calm you are more use to them & they will feel your unconditional love & support.
If you are in a rush to get to the Vets DO NOT take time to sit & get present as every second will count but try & stay as balanced as you can & remember that they need you to be strong for them.
I hope this post helps you on future Vet appointments or other trips that your pets dislike.
With love Gemma & Fingles xxx
Friday, 11 November 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
This week I posted on Face Book & Twitter to ask my followers if they had one question for their pet what would it be. I then invited people to send me a photo of their pet and their question. I communicated with these lovely animals and sent the response to their owners. Here's what the animals & their owners had to say...
First feelings I got on Daisy
Question for Daisy
Are you happy?
First feelings I got on Angelino
Question for Angelino
A proper little personality, a bit cheeky & knows what she wants. She says she’s female (her owner wasn't sure) & she’s a bit shirty when I ask! Very loving too though, maybe quite manipulative as she can read others & knows how to act to get what she wants. The leader of the group – so she says.
Question for Daisy
Are you happy?
She shows me an image of them waddling round the garden as if surveying their land. She likes the fact that it’s their garden & they know their boundries. I get an image of Corey (Mandy's son) trying to catch them & them running away but they’re not scared. She said maybe a bit more water would be nice. She is showing me flapping her wings quite a lot – not sure if this is something she does to show her authority.
Hi gem that was brill thanks, Daisy was spot on she's just confused me with the water cause she won't go in it!! Maybe she wants more water so she only has to put her head over the side!! Lazy monkey.
Very deep & wise. Soft natured & quiet. Loving & gentle but a quiet leader. A lot to teach those around him. A feminine quality to him & he prefers the name Angelino as it is masculine & feminine.
Question for Angelino
Who is this baby? And why did he come to me now?
She needed me, without knowing it she did but Rico (Margy's cat in Spirit) guided my Mum to her. My Mum knew this was the home for me but she had to be certain & that’s why she returned. She knows I am in good hands & she knows I will help this lady. Margy has a lot of love to give and had given up. We have much to do together and we will help many people and animals.
Oh Gemma, how sweet!!! That little Angelino is a doll and to hear 'his story' and how and why he came here is just too much fun and also it reaches my heart in a very special way .... because 'yes' I had given up & was surprised when this tiny cat came to live with me!!