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La Vida Fresca · 4M ago

Dog Care Is Self Care

Whew! It's been awhile. We're all busy aren't we? At least we feel busy. Distractions can seem to come from all sides, pulling  us away from thoughtful actions and peaceful feelings. These a...
La Vida Fresca · 4M ago

Accommodating Elders

This summer I had to do a little fixing at the cabin to help Vida stay safer.  Her vision is only so-so now, and her physical abilities aren't quite up to her belief in her own sportdog acti...
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

This Is Not A Machine

This is a machine.When the brakes aren't working well you can take it in and get the brakes fixed. Later, when the belts are worn, you can get new belts put in.Each part, though interacting ...
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

Healing from Surgery - Vida's Dental Part 2

Did you know that dogs have 42 teeth?That's ok... I don't even know how many teeth I'm supposed to have. But when I tell people how many teeth Vida had taken out I'm amazed at how many peopl...
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

Avoid Dental Disasters - Vida's Dental Part 1

 theWant to strike fear in the hear of an average dog owner?Cancer? Sure. Vaccines? Most likely.Dental Care? Yep.Surprised that dental care would be up there with cancer and vaccines? Many p...
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

Cancer: Remembering to trust Mother Nature

Part Two of the Tumor Saga.If you look back at Part One of the Tumor Saga you can sense the urgency as I confronted something for the first time. I'd never seen the inside of a tumor before....
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

Cancer: sometimes it demands your attention

I just landed in New Hampshire for the summer after the usual cross-country drive from San Diego. Half-way there I had to deal with a tumor of Vida's and it wasn't pretty. If you insist that...
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

Summer Herbs

Getting ready for the summer means packing for  road trip and shifting herbs. While Vida is on some other herbs for specific conditions, she also gets a tonic and nutritive formula that chan...
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

Vida Approves: learning to use earth energy through crystals & stones

In my last post I wrote about Vida and her request for gentler energetic healing. What she was really saying was "stop trying so hard," something that probably happens a lot to dogs when peo...
La Vida Fresca · 1Y ago

Energy Healing: "soft like a child" says Vida

I witnessed an amazing scene with Vida today that just made me wonder - how much are we missing in our day to day interactions with our dogs?My friend Paula Brown, a gifted animal communicat...