Energy Healing · Journal · Pets

Ah, Mercury Retrograde. Sigh.

I’ve been trying to write a blog post for days, but my internet continually goes out every 5-10 minutes, and it’s driving me insane. The cable company doesn’t know why, so I’m sort of stuck. I’m actually writing this offline and then will try to quickly post it.

How are you all doing? I’m a bit freaked out by all the mask-less faces I see, especially at the grocery store, I must admit. I’ve come across a couple people coughing nasty coughs, and I just cringe and walk the other way. I’m not ready for this. Not until more people get vaccinated, especially for the safety of the children.

Osa is doing ok. She’s already bored with house arrest, and I’ve let her go out back with our smaller dog for a bit here and there. Our male would much rather be a house dog, so he’s quite fine with that. Osa is super-excitable, and when she’s excited, she wiggles. A lot. I’ve done my best to avoid all situations in which she gets that way, but even just one of us walking into the living room in the morning sets her off. I’m honestly not sure if her leg is any better; she limps often and it doesn’t look much different when she walks than before the surgery. It’s frustrating, but there’s only so much I can do. I still believe a dog who undergoes this surgery should be sent home with some sort of brace to hold it steady, especially a big dog like Osa.

Fire season has begun, the air is full of smoke from Arizona, and the heat has kicked in. So much heat. I’m not ready for this summer.

Between dog sitting and human caretaking, I’ve been sending light. It’s what keeps me sane, honestly. I did a lovely distance distance session for someone in pain in Costa Rica and her pain went away (I love it when that happens!), did a Dare the Possibilities session, and it was neat to feel the flow of light getting stronger for certain chakras compared to others. Someone asked me to “check her lungs” and my first thought was, “no, I don’t have that ability”, and then I thought, “why not”? So I did a little hand placement, and then switched it, and I could actually tell that yes, she did need light, and where it was needed the most. It was pretty cool! I love trying out new things to further enhance how I can be of help to you guys.

Well, the internet is kicking back in again, so let’s see if I can actually add a picture and post this!

Stay cool and stay safe!

Much love,
Pip

Journal · Misc

How Osa is Doing

She moves every time I try to take her picture!

Her surgery went great, and she has to wear the hated cone for a couple weeks. Brief walks a few times daily, moist heat on the incision, massages a few times a day, and range-of-motion exercises.

Couple all that with the fact that she absolutely refuses to go the bathroom in the front yard which necessitates this process:

1: leash her, take her out and tie her to a porch post.

2: Let the other two dogs into the kitchen.

3: Open the garage and take down the barrier between the dogs’ side and the rest of the garage.

4: Untie Osa, take her out back and let her do her thing.

5: Reverse the process.

….sometimes…sometimes…I go through the whole thing for her to walk outside and pee for literally 2 seconds. Two. It takes longer to get the leash on her wiggly ass!

Then we walk around the front yard a few times to get in her exercise, and then it’s back inside. She tries to avoid having the cone put on, and looks really bummed out when it is, but every now and again she tries to lick the incision and we can’t have that. The myth that dogs’ mouths are cleaner than humans’ is, of course, total BS. They eat poop, for Pete’s sake!

None of the dogs are happy about the separation, but she can’t be anywhere near them because the plate in her leg may become dislodged if it gets bumped, and the biggest dog most likely would do that. She can’t see them, either, but she gets so excited she wiggles all over and will mess up the leg. So solitary, of sorts, confinement for at least a month.

I’ve been pretty stressed during all this and worked myself into a fibro flare. Go, me. *sigh*

I’m really, really grateful to everyone who donated for her surgery! It really helped, more than you’ll know. And I get to help people feel better, too!

I hope May is going well for you! We actually had a downpour the other day!!! It was so overdue, and not nearly enough moisture, but we’ll take every drop we can get. The plants loved it. 🙂

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – May 2021

Journal

Help For My Dog

This is different, and I could do GoFundMe but that doesn’t feel right, so here goes.

Osa

One of our dogs tore a ligament in her back leg while chasing a ball a few weeks ago. She’s just shy of 7 and can’t walk on it, so needs surgery – it’s a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (I know there will be a plate and screws), almost $3K worth. The vet recommended a clinic in another town because a: Osa is a big dog, and b: he’s cheaper than almost every other vet. So the surgery is set for the 28th, and then there’s…get this…8 weeks of physical therapy on our end that needs to be done for her. Wow.

I’m still unemployed and my guy will forever be on disability, so this hits a bit hard. GoFundMe makes me uncomfortable because, well, I don’t really know. It just does. So what I thought was that if I could do 30-minute sessions for the donation of $10-$15 each, I could raise money AND help others at the same time. That feels right.

So if you’re interested in helping Osa and yourself, either use this PayPal link or you can Venmo me to donate, put your email address in the notes so I can contact you, and we’ll get things set up! You can have the session at a later date if you’d like, obviously,

ETA: it’s come to my attention that not everyone would like a session: it’s ok to donate without that as part of it! Just put an upside down smiley 🙃 in the notes and that will tell me not to contact you.

Thank you for all the wishes and donations so far!!

Much love,

Pip