Bill to the Rescue.

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under In the Wild, New Posts

 Catching a Lost Baby Mouse.

mouseImagine a mouse making a nest under a lawn mower.

This year, a young man named Bill is mowing my lawn for me.  He’s using my walking mower and I have to pick him up and take him home because Bill doesn’t drive.  Bill has autism, but that shouldn’t be his defining characteristic.  Bill is kind and gentle, very intelligent, loves animals, and has a wry sense of humor.

It can be challenging to work with someone like Bill, but there are many benefits.  Today, he saved the life of a baby field mouse.

Bill took the lawn mower out of the garage, checked the gasoline level, and started it up.  To my horror, out from under the machine came a mother field mouse (brownish in color), dragging 3 grey babies who were attached to her tits nursing and wouldn’t let go.  I immediately had Bill turn off the mower.  I was horrified, while at the same time delighted that the mother had gotten away with all 3 babies unharmed.

Momma mouse, still dragging her babies, ran into some low creeping plants next to my driveway, and disappeared.  That she had been living under the mower, which hadn’t been used for about a month, told me that there was cut grass stuck to the bottom of the machine that needed to be cleaned out.

So Bill tilted the mower up for me and I started scraping out the moldy stuff with a long stick.

Suddenly, a fourth baby mouse fell out of the bottom of the machine.  Completely terrified, the mouse froze for a moment, and then ran — in the opposite direction from where his mom and siblings had gone.  This didn’t bode well for the baby.  I stopped what I was doing and tried to see where it had gone, but once it got into the grass, it was invisible.

I finished with the mower, and Bill stared mowing the lawn on the opposite side of the driveway from where the baby mouse had gone.

Meanwhile, I came inside, sat down, and called in the Overlighting Deva for my property, the Overlighting Deva for all mice, and the Spirit of Field Mice.  I explained the situation, and asked them to please take care of the baby who was on its own next to the pine tree along my driveway.  I asked for the baby to be protected from harm and I sent love to the mouse.

It takes about an hour to mow my lawn, and Bill was about 3/4 of the way finished when I heard him call me from the kitchen doorway.  He wasn’t there waiting for me when I arrived in the kitchen, so I went outside to find him.  There was Bill with his hands gently holding the baby mouse.  “What should I do with it?”  he asked me.

“Let’s put it in the flower bed where the mother ran with the others.  Then I can tell her telepathically to follow her trail back and she’ll find her missing baby.  That way the baby will be hidden and relatively safe for awhile.”

Bill placed the baby where I suggested and headed back to the lawn mower.  I was elated and kept thanking him for finding the missing mouse child.  “May I give you a hug?” I asked as I thanked Bill profusely for finding the lost mouse.  But of course, most autistic people don’t like to be touched, and Bill declined my request to share my joy with him in that manner.

Bill went to finish mowing and I went back inside.  I informed the 3 spirits I had spoken with earlier of our success in finding the baby and where we had placed it.  I also contacted the mother mouse telepathically and told her where to find her missing child.

Later on, as I drove Bill home, I thanked him again.  I had tried to find the baby right after it ran into the grass, but had been unsuccessful.  “How did you manage to find him?” I asked Bill.

Bill said that he had moved into the area by just shuffling his feet, rather than taking steps.  This, he explained, makes the baby move so you can see it, and help you avoid stepping on it.  I hadn’t known any of this, which was probably why I was unable to find the baby myself.

Hattie2Hattie is a superb hunter.

The last part of this story may remain unknown, but at least, with Bill’s help, we’ve set the scene for a very positive outcome.

Meanwhile, I plan to feed Hattie, the feral cat who lives in my yard, an unexpected dinner so she doesn’t need to hunt this evening.  If the mother doesn’t find the baby quickly, of course, Hattie catching and killing it will be a mercy.  But for tonight, I’m hoping mother mouse finds a new place for her young and goes back to rescue her lost baby in time to save it’s life.

An Unusual Healing for an Unusual Kitty

April 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Animal Healing, Case Studies, New Posts




PART I:  The Situation and Making a Plan.

About 2 years ago, when Jennifer first called me, she described Cleopatra’s unusual behavior:   “Whenever anything in the house would change – for example, a chair moved to a slightly different position, Cleopatra would change, too. 



Her fur would immediately lose it’s glossy appearance and become dull;  her tail would droop, and Cleo would go into hiding.”

This severe reaction to even the slightest change in her environment indicated to me that a homeopathic approach would be a good place to begin.  I recommended a veterinarian in Manchester, Connecticut, whose homeopathic skills and insight are outstanding.  

According to Jennifer, Dr. Alexis Soutter felt that Cleo suffered from feline autism, which may have been brought on by vaccinosis.  So for the last 2 years, Cleo was treated homeopathically and made significant improvements. 

Then, about a month ago, Jennifer decided that another cat, who had been abandoned and was living on her outside with some help from Jennifer, should become part of the family.  This created a crisis situation for Cleo.



The new kitty, Chloe, was eager to come inside and have a family again.   Cleo seemed to be coping with this pretty well, until the day Chloe decided that she would become “top cat.”  Chloe stood at the top of the stairs where the cats come in through the basement, baring Cleo’s entry.  Then she stole Cleo’s food.

Cleo immediately withdrew and the old patterns returned.  Her fur became dull and she went into hiding.  She no longer played and was afraid to eat, and when she did eat, she vomited right afterward.  Jennifer gave Cleo her remedy that had worked so well before, but this time it only seemed to help a tiny bit.



There is a third cat – Cleo’s very close friend – named Emme.  Emme is  loves, protects, and mothers Cleo.  For years, she has nurtured Cleo, never challenging her,  and thus allows Cleo to shine. 

But despite Emme’s efforts to hold Chloe off, Chloe continued to push herself into Cloe’s face and space, and Cloe continued to withdraw.

Because Jennifer has developed a great affection for Chloe, Jennifer called me to see if I could somehow help these cats get along and especially to see what I might suggest to help Chloe, whose remedy no longer seemed to have the same restorative effects.


After speaking with Cleopatra and Emme and Chloe, I offered Jennifer some options as to how to proceed.  One option was to call Dr. Soutter and see she what she had to suggest.   Sometimes a remedy needs to be given at a higher  or lower potency, or an animal needs a different remedy altogether.

A second option was to use some flower essences to calm things down.  However, I really didn’t think that flower remedies would address Cleo’s deeper issues. 

My third suggestion was that we try an energy healing sessio for Cleo, with her permission, of course.

I also explained to Jennifer that all 3 of these things might be used at the same time, but that she needed to choose what she wanted to do and the order in which she wanted to do them.

Jennifer decided to get the flower essences going and try a healing for Cleo.

Tune in tomorrow for Part II – Cleo’s healing session.