Hi pals! Guess what? As of today, November 15th, there are only FORTY shopping days left until Christmas!
Uh oh! Sorry! Okay, put your head between your paws… Breathe in… Breathe out. It’s gonna be all right! Why? Cuz I’m here to help you make your Christmas shopping a little easier, plus you can give the Gift of Life on top of it. How’s that?
Most of you already know about Four Paws Lifeline, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by Karen and David Brothers, the pawrents of my beautiful wife, Belle. But for those of you who don’t, here’s what they’re all about: Read More
Did you get your copy of FOUR PAWS and 31 TALES yet? All the cool cats n dogs n turtles n ferrets among Twitter’s Anipal community are reading it.
FOUR PAWS and 31 TALES is a collection of pet stories donated by members of Twitter’s Anipal community to benefit Four Paws Lifeline, a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. Their goal is to provide financial assistance to those pet owners who are not able to afford critical care or emergency veterinary care to their furry loved ones. All proceeds from FOUR PAWS and 31 TALES will benefit Four Paws Lifeline. For more information go to FourPawsLifeline.org
Hi, this is Herman!!! You know me as TattleCat on Twitter. I’m the star of the children’s book, Finding Mya. I’m also known for traveling with my parents in both cars and planes, and having a tricked out Ride that I roll around in at Blogpaws conferences.
What you might not know about me is, before I found my Forever Home, I was a rambunctious kit who didn’t know any better and ran away from my first home. There are theories on how I became lost during my first year, but the gist is I spent a long time wandering Kentucky woodlands along I-75 before I was rescued during a blizzard. I was a mess. My fur had hardened like a turtle’s shell around my body, and I had to be shaved nekked. So embarrassing!
Anyway, that was many many years ago and I’ve enjoyed a long happy life. But my first year could have been my last year if it wasn’t for my family finding me in those woods and taking me home. They made sure my story had a Happily Ever After.
Do you have a special story about your pet that you’d like to share? A funny story? An adventure story? A rescue story with a Happily Ever After ending? If so, I am accepting submissions for a collection of pet-themed stories to be compiled into a book. One hundred percent (100%) of the profits will benefit Four Paws Lifeline, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to provide financial assistance to those pet owners who are not able to afford critical care or emergency veterinary care for their furry loved ones.
Click photo to visit Four Paws Lifeline
In case you aren’t aware, the parents of my wife Belle ~ @Frankencat1 on Twitter ~ started Four Paws Lifeline when Belle’s sister Dora had to have emergency surgery. You can read Dora’s story here. I want to support their much-needed organization and thought collecting stories might be one way to help raise money.
Story submission requirements are as follows:
Told either from your human viewpoint or from the viewpoint of your non-human kid, i.e. cats, dogs, bunnies, birds, ferrets, hamsters, mouses, turtles…etc.
True! No made up stuff.
Written in plain English. No LOL or Anipal-speak please.
Stories must be Uplifting. Inspiring! No sad stories. No stories of abuse.
1000 – 1500 words max. or about 4 pages.
Spell check and spiff up your grammar. Show you care by writing a clean copy.
Submit two photos for consideration to be included with your story.
State in your submission: “I understand I will not receive monetary compensation for this story. I am donating my story to benefit Four Paws Lifeline.”
Submission Deadline is April 1, 2016 – no foolin’!
Please submit your story to me, Herman the Edipurr at wonderpurr (dot) life (at) gmail.com.
Put FOUR PAWS LIFELINE SUBMISSION in subject line, and follow my eight submission requirements. My team of judges will notify you if your story has been selected by April 30, 2016.
I appreciate everyone wanting to help raise money to support Four Paws Lifeline. If you haven’t visited their website, please do. It’s a very worthy cause.
My collar charms were made by Four Paws Lifeline. The stones benefit my heart, my blood pressure & chronic fire pee. Want one made for you or for your pet? Click my photo.
Have you ever considered using holistic medicine for your furry loved ones? Specifically gemstones.
Now I know that most people have some skepticism about this, but science has shown that some gemstones have piezoelectric charges and vibrate at certain frequencies. Also, studies show that the electromagnetic fields are living things. In holistic medicine we call that Auras.
People that study and become Reiki masters learn to manipulate this field and re-adjust the chakra points. And YES animals have chakra points, too. These chakra points can be used to stimulate the body’s energy into healing or help ailments in our pets. I could go into great detail and elaborate on each of the 8 points, but anyone can Google them and get a detailed description. The point I want to discuss is the use of gemstones to stimulate these 8 chakra points in our furry children.
Many gemstones have the ability to activate the healing potential in the chakra points. Some of the most commonly used ones are:
Amethyst for digestive, heart and teeth issues.
Carnelian for a vast number of symptoms from degenerative body issues to abuse.
Lapis helps cancer pain.
Labradorite for stress and anxiety.
Red Jasper has numerous healing abilities.
Smoky Quartz for nervous system, muscle pain and heart.
These are just a few available out there. With some practice you could use them on your companion. Or just go to Four Paws Lifeline’s website (www.fourpawslifeline.org) and click on the store tab. There you will find numerous collar charms for all ailments and custom ones can be made specifically for your companion’s issues. Be sure to include a note explaining the problem and for a small mark up on the regular price – one will be made specifically for your furry buddy’s problems.
Below Herman shows off his custom-made charms designed to address his problems with high blood pressure, heart and fire pee (his term for chronic urinary tract infections.)
My collar charms were made by Four Paws Lifeline to address my heart, blood pressure and fire pee.