Sunday, 26 January 2014

Charlie cat finds his home

Charlie’s neck watch did not work as well after several weeks so I decided to give him a rest from it: this had an interesting effect, he stopped fitting completely again.

We observed Charlie closely over the next few weeks, each time he showed signs of fitting we would either put the neck watch back on or take it off, which ever was the opposite to his current situation. This worked but the duration of it working was getting shorter, he was getting used to the effect.

I stepped up the healing he was having, added another homeopathy remedy to his collection and added a small drop of linseed oil to his chicken dishes. The combination was slowly wearing him down, as the fits became less intensive and less frequent. 

Over the next few months Charlie started to respond to our TLC, he realised he was home. Today we have a soppy, cuddly, dribbly, playful, fit-free, over weight beautiful cat that is the happiest he has ever been and we love him to bits, even Harry cat likes him!

What a difference this white and ginger ball of fluff is: one year ago we wondered what we had taken on with an illness that had no cure, today he has a beautiful fur coat and is happy to be picked up and even groomed with no sign of fitting.

So please do not give up on cats with Feline Hypaesthesia…. It can be cured, we managed it.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Spirit, Hungarian Circus Pony: All in the wrapping.

My mind was battling with my instinct for over an hour as I went about my business with one ear on the phone waiting for Jessica’s call. My instinct was telling me not to worry whilst my mind was indeed worrying about the blood coming from Spirits feet.

I was just walking away from my Stevenage practice as the call came in: ‘Well?’ I asked hesitantly…. Jessica, with no intonation in her voice at all said ‘The farrier has been and he too was worried so he took one of the shoes off that he had spent hours putting on.’ ‘and…?’ I said.
Still in a monotone voice she said ‘It was the red cardboard!!’

After a second or two of silence as the penny dropped, I found myself standing in the street screaming with laughter and relief.
Spirit had gone out to the field in the morning dew, happily trotting around in his new shoes. The dew penetrated the RED cardboard under his shoe so that when Jessica arrived to check on him, to all intensive purposes the red stained water dripping from both his feet looked remarkably like blood! Even the farrier was fooled until he removed the shoe from a reluctant Spirit. 

Poor Spirit, finally he gets to trot around unimpeded in his lovely shoes and with no pain, when one is pulled form him again.
He tried to tell them nothing was wrong but they insisted on removing it!

The farrier will not be using RED cardboard again.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

A Bloody day for Spirit the Hungarian Circus Pony!

The farrier cleverly made a deep shoe, fixed a piece of cardboard from an old box to the bottom and filled the void with a special mix that when set, worked like a cushion. He told Jessica not to worry about taking the cardboard off as it will deteriorate as he walks around in the next few days. Shoes completed Spirit walked with ease back to his stable with his red cardboard shoes on, for a well earned rest. The following day would tell if all the hard work would pay off or if he would need to have them removed….

The day after Spirit’s new shoes were fitted he was very happy to trot out to the field, showing off his new shoes. He could not be happier, the shoes had cushioned his feet and his knees were being lifted up high as he showed off his new shoes to anyone interested.
Everyone was relived and happy to see Spirit trot around the field and even around the yard with ease.

It was not until early the following day that I had a distressed Jessica on the phone to me: ‘Helen, it’s horrible, something awful has happened to Spirit.’ The tone in her voice was terrifying. ‘ He has been in the field for a couple of hours this morning, when I went to check on him I found blood pouring from both front feet!’

My mind was working over time, this could not be right, both feet at the same time…. No, something was amiss. I tuned in to my guides there and then; they were not worried. Jessica had called the farrier who was on his way as we spoke. 
 ‘What do you think has happened Helen?’ Jessica asked desperately. ‘It’s not right Jessica’ I replied. ‘Charlie, my guide is not at all worried about him and to have them both bad at the same time just doesn’t make sense. Try not to panic and let me know what the farrier says’. With that Jessica rang off……….

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