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Pagan Thanksgiving?!  Say What?!

Hello to all you beautiful souls!

I was browsing around on google images today to find a nice fall background for my Facebook and WordPress, when I came across some very interesting information I wanted to share!

Pagans do not have direct connection to Thanksgiving, however history does show that they did indeed celebrate.   Here are a couple of traditions from different parts of the world!

In Greece, pagans held a 3 day event around this time of year called, Thesmophoria.  This event celebrated the grain goddess Demeter.  On the first day of Thesmophoria,women would create shelters made from leafy plants and would also furnish these shelters with couches for instance, that were made from other plants!

The second day of Thesmophoria, involved fasting, and the third day of Thesmophoria involved a huge feast in hopes that grain goddess, Demeter would bring an abundant harvest.

Let’s look at China..

The ancient Chinese held a festival called Chung Ch’ui, a celebration revolving around the full moon.  China was being destroyed by thieves who left them hungry, and abandoned unable to return to their home.  On this occasion women would bake moon cakes, which contained a message that had a warning and notice about when the attack would happen in hopes to prevent another devastation.  It worked!  The thieving foes lost against the Chinese because of this ambush!  In honor of this, moon cakes are consumed around this time every year in remembrance of this event.

How do you celebrate thanksgiving?

Source:

https://secondnexus.com/news/thanksgiving-pagan-history-origin-holiday/

 

Dooking Over the Rainbow Bridge

Veterinary Visits and Goodbyes

Hey lovelies

Today has been a very hard day for myself indeed.   I noticed my older ferret  of 4 years, was not any better, so I decided to take him to the vet.  It took a little bit because most vets did not see ferrets so I really had to look and finally I found one.

We noticed a week ago that he was skinny, and it was weird he was fine a week or so before we thought maybe it was the new cage and he just was adjusting to it.  Sadly it just got worse so it was time to bring him in.

I had high hopes it was something small like an infected tooth, or something minimal.

Unfortunately it was ferret insulinoma, it is highly deadly and fatal to ferrets I will be writing up another blog post about this at a later date.  The vet had said that it was so aggressive already there really wasn’t much that could done.  I didn’t want him to suffer so I had decided to do the best thing for him which was to humanely euthanize him.

The staff was amazing and so very supportive, and it helped provide some comfort as I sat in a room with him for awhile and just held him, telling him what a good boy he was, how much I love him, that I am still with him, I held him and cried, the vet and technician came into the room and were so kind very caring about the whole ordeal.

I will miss you bandit, thank you for giving me four years of pads stacked like building blocks, laughter, and most importantly ferret love.  You truly were the best ferret anyone could ever wish for and I am so glad you walked with me physically, through part of my journey.

Your wings were ready but my heart was not.

 

Healing Our Pets

Your Guide to Animal Reiki

It is no doubt that holistic medicine is booming.  Alternative medicine is every and anywhere we look.  We often see crystal jewelry, crystal healers,psychics, and reiki masters.   These amazing light workers all bring wondrous joy to humans.

Did you know reiki does not just benefit us well magically mundane folk?  It can also benefit our fur babies as well!

What is Reiki?

Reiki is where a practitioner( aka me who is certified), will channel universal life force energy through their hands and then it is sent to the animal or person, in which then they choose where they need the healing to go.  Reiki also helps to remove blocks or clear our chakras or energy wheels these wheels are vitally important to our overall well being and they are just as essential to our pets.

The Benefits of Animal Reiki

I bet by now you’re sitting there at computer jumping down in excitement for this segment of this blog post!  Look no further! Here are the benefits of animal reiki:

  • Strengthen bond between pet and owner
  • Relieve past, and/or currently live trauma such as abuse.
  • Help provide comfort to a hospice patient
  • Speed up the healing process of post-op procedures
  • Help remove unwanted behavior

You can find many animal reiki masters among social media for your pet I also am certified and can perform animal reiki as well.

Have you tried animal reiki?

I’ll Talk My Latte With Sign Language

Starbucks Opens It’s Debut Sign Language Shop in Washington, D.C.

When you walk into the brand new Washington D.C store, don’t expect the typical mermaid cup filling, green apron-clad caffeineista.

What’s so unique you ask?  These lovely baristas can speak coffee in sign language!

Here are some even more awesome reasons why you need to visit if you are ever in the Washington D.C. Area:

  • Located at a section of H Street Northeast, where Gallaudet University is near by, the world’s only liberal arts college for the deaf, and those with hearing issues.
  • Umbrella’s located at the front of the store, not only have “Starbucks” on them but they also include “Starbucks” in American Sign Language fingerspelling.
  • Exclusive mugs for this location that can only be found here.
  • No ambient music
  • Two way communication tablets for questions such as “What kind of milk?”
  • Chairs and Tables will be lower to be help with visibility as well as bright lights with a matte finish to prevent as much glare from the lighting as possible!

These are just a few of the things you will notice at this lovely location.

I sure hope we see more of these Starbuck’s coming to other locations nationwide!

Source: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/asl-starbucks-opens-washington-dc/index.html

 

 

Snow, Heat,and Dance

November rain dances across the air.

I can taste winter making it’s journey again.

But even in the chilliest nights, your heat keeps my heart burning for you.

You kiss me once on the neck, first to play, then a bite.

Desire spirals through every vein, shivers crawl up my spine.

On the silken sheets I sit.

You remove, my shirt, oops my breasts are at your mercy.

I follow your gaze, waltzing my lips with yours.

Your skin touches mine, like thunder to lightning, lust crackling across my blood.

I smell the alpha, waiting to play with his wolf queen.

I trace my tongue across your chest, slow gentle little trails.

Going down, down, tracing your core, those sexy muscles tense, and tighten.

Faster than a hurricane our pants removed, panties gone, boxers lost.

Frustrating orange oceans of electrical currents roar along your skin.

Your hungry lips find my breasts.

Nips, yelps of delicious pain, and soothing tongue massages tug at the skin.

I arch my back, I feel your head moving lower, to a more passionate place.

Your tongue meets my temple, tracing along the lips, but still keeping me on the edge.

Your eyes flash gold for a second as you pause to catch my gaze.

I am on fire, drowning in lust, and howling with passion.

I need your power inside me now, I need the storm to pour, the wind to whirl.

You smile at me, enjoying the twisted pleasure of such a exquisite torment.

Your lips dance and tease along my lips,

I feel your energy meeting mine, inserting the erected pleasure deep inside.

We move together, a gentle pace, faster, and deeper, but never forceful or unwanted.

The snow falls, the dance moves so joyously, and the heat sizzles along our skin.

In the final moments of the release, I see you, the Clydesdale, the wolf, the dominant,

the lover, the warrior, and my best friend.

Our souls howl together, our hearts gallop through the astral realms

we are alive truly

breathing through each other’s cosmic lungs.

© Amanda Ashley Martinotti, all rights reserved.

“We Got Our Pet From Craigslist”

How to Avoid Scams When Adopting Craigslist Pets

It’s not doubt that affording a pet can be extremely expensive.  You need to buy them food for their belly, water to cleanse their body, and a home to provide them a warm,safe place to stay.

Let’s not forget you have the annual exams, depending on the pet you may need vaccinations, or spay and neuter.

Uh oh!  You find your pet dog, Fluffy, has gotten into your children’s toys!  Little Tommy is missing his favorite action figure, only to discovered after an emergency visit, and X-Ray, that it is residing in your dog’s tummy!

Or maybe you’ve decided you want to adopt a puppy or kitten so you go only to discover the adoption fee is a staggering 600 dollars!

You decide you want to adopt from craigslist, here are some tips to help avoid scams.

  • DO NOT give any payment to anyone before you meet the animal.  One of the biggest mistakes people make is depositing money to someone BEFORE meeting your new furry friend.
  • DO have cash in hand when you meet up.  IF you decide to go forward and adopt the animal it is wise to have the cash amount with you.
  • DO NOT meet in a private place.  For obvious reasons
  • DO meet in a park, city event, or parking lot of a busy store, again it is more safe than entering someone’s home you do not know.

While no advice can make adopting craigslist pet’s 100 percent safe these tips will help you avoid potentially dangerous situations..