LATELY....I am befuddled by this new Bogger "look/feel" as I was never comfortable with it before they decided to change it..LIKE FB!!!
BARE with me as I attemp to parse my 2 Blogs.. They are mushed together! SORRY
Friday, February 12, 2010
last night Fred spent night 2 of his 3 chemo infusion nights on the floor. I slept all day and was up all night 2 days in a row, and little Miss luLu is patiently watching me from her ottoman. I miss her on the hospital bed, but I know that this means I am healing. She is sacrificing her needs, feeding times, getting regular brushing every day for my pt time and sleep. She also knows being near Fred's chemo is bad for her That is the sacrifice of a therapy companion...and a pet.
LATELY.... have been healing with the help of our wonderful certified DELTA SOCIETY cat therapist Lulu. She is patrolling between the colon cancer room Fred is occupying, and the living room, where the rented hospital bed is the central furniture she stays on while I rehab from spinal stenosis surgery which was closing 75% of my SCU spinal cord unit. Although she is not being put in her pram, or put in winter wardrobe to indure the winter cold, she knows she is on illness/caregiver duty.
PS here is LuLu's story
To all my fellow team members, let us not forget, our health is also a hint to go into working mode too. Take good care of yourselves and let your pet partner know you appreciate there diligent monitoring from them. Also, share you're healing as soon as you can..include them in your healing. Let them "walk you with you walker". Get up and open a can of food where they can see you...if someone else has to put it on the floor, thats ok, but let them see YOU taking care of them again. Having a sick team leader can be very stressful for your companion.
Lulu is becoming much less "clingy" as I begin to do more for myself..no matter ho little.
Also include then in your rehab if possible. Let your animal feel your hear rate by hand to body contact before/during/after PT or OT. They will feel you growing stronger.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Today was a great day for "squirreling" in the Boston Public Garden. This is where we do the majority of our wildlife self-therapy, and training territory for Lulu.
After a few terrifying weeks when Mabelle, the alpha squirrel was M.I.A., she and I had a beautiful bonding evening.
We had run out of nuts in-shell Sunday, so today was an emergency ration day. We used assorted unsalted shelled nuts from Trader Joe's until our shipman comes in.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Snow Lion Yoga Animal Therapy Group's Blog has launched!
SLYATG is an offshoot of Snow lion Yoga, a therapist run company whose mission is to better the lives of all persons through the healing properties of yoga, nutrition, Ayurveda, and complimentary holistic methodologies.
Our research is dedicated to the benefits of a meaningful relationship with animals on a therapeutic level. Snow Lion yoga Animal Therapy believes and supports the human/animal bond, that can come from companion animals, wildlife, and imagery.