Animals Are Their Own Pharmacists


When we watch animals foraging for food in nature, we now have to ask, are they visiting the grocery store or are they visiting the pharmacy? — Ecologist Mark Hunter

Animals “vaccinate” themselves and their offspring as well. House Sparrows and Finches: They add high-nicotine cigarette butts to their nests to reduce mite infestations.

Wood Ants: They use an antimicrobial resin from conifer trees in their nests, which protects their colony from the growth of microbes.

Monarch Butterflies: When infected with parasites, they lay their eggs on anti-parasitic milkweed in order to protect their offspring from infection.

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Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society.


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PowerPoint for Shelters and Rescue Groups – Introduction to Reiki for Animals

Click on “Slideshow,” and then click on “From the beginning.”

Reiki for Animals

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No Words Needed

Click on the link below to take a look at this beautiful photographic essay about the relationship between two lives.


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In Memory Of Sirius, Only Police Dog Killed In 9/11 Attacks September 11, 2013

The Siirus Dog Run. Photo Credit:

The Siirus Dog Run. Photo Credit:

Leanne Hall (SEPTEMBER 11TH) NEW YORK — Today is the anniversary of that fateful day of terror. Not all first responder victims were of the two-legged kind. Read how the only police dog killed in the attacks did his job that day, and how he was rightfully honored along with the other fallen heroes. Rest in peace, Sirius. — Global Animal

Follow the link for the full article and photos:

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Buyer Beware! Cat’s Meow Cat Toy

W A R N I N G ! Buyer Beware. Don’t order this cat toy from this company. W A R N I N G ! Buyer Beware. Don’t order this cat toy from this company.


This is an as-seen-on-TV product, advertised for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. I ordered it tonight, and before the order was complete (I wasn’t directed to a shopping cart or final order screen that itemizes the order), I received an email: TOTAL — $74.65! WTF! The phone number is a Monday through Friday and there is no real customer service contact. I called my bank to cancel payment, but the order had not shown up yet. When I reviewed my email bill, I noticed that I had given them an incorrect card expiration date, which might be my saving grace. Anyway, calling the bank in the morning. Don’t bother with this company/product.

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If You Love Animals

Cat offering reikiCheck out my new Facebook Community Page: All Creatures Large and Small: Animal Reiki. Here’s the link:

“Like” it if you like it.

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U.S. Government Reports on Our Pet Expenditures


On the subject of how much money we spend on our pets, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published “‘Tails’ from the Consumer Expenditure Survey” on its website and the Hartford Courant breaks down the information:

The average amount each household spent on pets in 2011 was $502.

Households tended to spend 1 percent of income, no matter how much or how little they earned.

The release tracked spending from 2007 to 2011, and it didn’t show any trends of households trading down to cheaper food brands during the recession, or surrendering dogs due to foreclosure.

Additional tidbits from the government:

In 2011, households spent more on their pets annually than they spent on alcohol ($456), residential landline phone bills ($381), or men and boys clothing ($404).

Average household spending on pet food alone was $183 in 2011. This was more than the amount spent on candy ($87)…

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