How Do You Express Gratitude to Your Animals?

November 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Animals and Nature Kingdoms, New Posts

Gratitude helps us learn to

live together

in peace and harmony.

Do you ever take the time to tell your animals how much you appreciate them?

There are many ways to let them know how you feel.

They do understand everything you say because they are all telepathic.

Remember . . . even something an animal does that might seem annoying has one or more gifts within it that we can appreciate.


  • I’m so grateful that you’re here in my life.
  • I love to look at you and watch the way you move.
  • I love your eyes and the way you look at me.
  • When I look in your eyes, my heart opens.
  • You are so beautiful to me.
  • Your body is so perfect for you; it is the Divine expression of your Soul.
  • You are so special to me.
  • You teach me so many wonderful things.
  • Thank you for your wisdom, your kindness, your energy, and your very presence
  • When you don’t feel well or are grumpy, I appreciate the honesty of how you communicate that to me.
  • Thank you for helping me to learn to communicate with you telepathically.
  • Even when I don’t fully get or understand your message, you generously keep on trying to teach me.
  • You have such a generous and noble heart that I’m learning to be more open-hearted just by being with you.
  • You make me laugh, and that is so wonderful and healing.
  • I love you whether you are happy, sad, mad, or scared, and I’ll do all I can to protect you, care for you, and keep you safe.
  • You are precious to me, and I’m so grateful that you are here with me.  Thank you.


many cats


  • I love your gorgeous toes, powerful claws, your soft fur, your elegant tail.
  • It makes me smile and feel good inside.when I watch you play.
  • I love when you give me whisker-kisses, when you knead your paws on my body, and the sound of your healing purr.
  • Thank you for using the litter box on a regular basis and for letting me know when something is wrong.
  • Thank you for catching mice and for letting them know that they need to move out of the house.
  • I am grateful to you for showing me your excellent hunting skills and for keeping the mouse out of my bed while you play with it.
  • Thank you for jumping into closets and drawers to show me things that need to be sorted and reorganized.
  • I appreciate your independent nature that mixes so beautifully with you expressions of love.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.  Thank you.


Many dogs in a row.

  • I love your beautiful body, your soft fur, and the way you look at me with adoration.
  • I’m so happy when you jump in my lap or cuddle up with me in bed or on the floor.
  • I so appreciate it when you come when I call you.
  • Thank you so much for letting me know when you need to go out to relieve yourself.
  • Thank you for barking to let me know that someone has arrived or that you need me to pay attention to something.
  • The sound of your bark is music to my ears.
  • You have been an excellent partner for showing and other competitions.  Even when we don’t win 1st place, I appreciate the effort you make to please me.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.  Thank you.


many pet birds


  • I love your beautiful feathers, your beak, and legs, your talons, and especially your wings.
  • You are so beautiful to me that I want to hug you whenever I see you.  Since I cannot hug you as strongly as I want to, I send you energy hugs of love and joy.
  • Thank you for your affectionate kisses.
  • It makes me feel so good every time I hear you sing with your lovely voice.
  • Thank you especially for giving up a life of free-flight to be here with me, living in a cage indoors.  What generosity!  You are teaching me just by being here, and I am so grateful.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.  Thank you.



  • I love to watch you swim in your fish tank.  It gives me a sense of peace that is very precious to me and that helps me cope with challenges in my life.
  • You are so beautiful.  The way you move through the water is an elegant dance that fascinates me and takes me away from the busy life I lead.
  • Your colors are perfect for you and bring me great pleasure.
  • I’m so glad you’re here with me.
  • I am grateful to you for being willing to live in a fish tank that’s much smaller than the wild world from which you came.  Your generosity amazes me.  Thank you.


3 horses

  • You are amazing!  Thank you for your enormous generosity and willingness to carry me on your back, even when you may be tired or in pain.
  • Thank you for allowing me to sit in your heart chakra where you can feel all that is going on inside my body and my emotions, and for serving me in this special way that only a horse can do.
  • Thank you for allowing your free spirit to be harnessed by humans so I can have the pleasure of your company.
  • I appreciate all the efforts you make to take care of me when I drive or ride you.
  • Thank you for letting me know when something frightens you or when you don’t want to be schooled or ridden or participate in a competition.
  • Thank you for always doing the very best you can even when I wish you could do better.
  • I am so grateful to you for being with me.  Your presence fills my heart with joy and love even when all I can do is groom you and look at you with adoration.
  • I love so much to see you run with your mane and tail flying and the joy on your face when you buck and spin and express your freedom.
  • Your sense of humor doesn’t always match mine.  Still, I love that you have the ability to laugh and to make me laugh.
  • Thank you so much for being in my life, for all that you teach me, and for putting up with inexpert riding skills.
  • Riding you makes me feel united with the universe, and for that I can never thank you enough.


There are so many different species who live with humans these days.

You might have pet reptiles, such as snakes or iguana, or a pet tarantula, or bunnies.  There’s a long list of possibilities.

What do you tell them of your appreciation?

To share, please comment on this post.  There are probably some very individual things your animals do for which you are grateful, and I’d love to read about them.

Anything Is Possible!

April 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Energy Healing Systems, New Posts

Opening to New Possibilities

by Leslie Russell, Multidimensional Healing Master

Leslie Russell and her dog, Ari.

Leslie Russell and her dog, Ari.

Just wanted to share with you an opportunity I took last night.

I went to get my hair done.  It’s in Cherilyn’s house.  When I arrived, one of her dogs, Chloe, was on the floor after having ACL surgery the day before. [The ACL is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.]  She was panting, moving about as much as she could, crying – clearly in pain.  She had kept Cherilyn up the entire night before.  

I asked Cherilyn if I could do some energy work for Chloe.  She knows I do this, but had never experienced any of it.  So she said yes. 

I called in the Shamballa energies, Archangels, Ascended Masters for the animals, elementals, and nature spirits.  By the time Cherilyn was ready to wash my hair, Chloe was flat out on the floor, quiet and sleeping.  Both Cherilyn and her grandmother were surprised!  Cherilyn asked me to come back that night.  I told her that I didn’t have to – that I would do another session before I went to sleep and program another session during the night.  Again, she was shocked to know this was all possible. 

Chloe after her healing from Leslie Russell.

Chloe after her healing from Leslie Russell.

When I went to pay for Cherilyn’s services, she said no.  I was deeply touched and honored that she valued this gift so much. 

I heard from Cherilyn this morning and she said the night was awesome which meant they both slept.  Such a gift we give when we do this work!  I am so grateful for all of it!  

If you’re like me, you love hearing stories like this – because anything is possible.

* * * * *

When we open to new possibilities, we can create miracles.  Just look at Chloe’s face in this photo.

The power of healing is within all of us.  We, too, can benefit from opening ourselves to the infinite possibilities because we are each a divine creator.  Then we can not only heal our bodies, but our minds, our emotions, our hearts, and our lives.


End Feline and Canine Gum Disease and Reduce Tartar Buildup

November 19, 2008 by  
Filed under Animals and Nature Kingdoms

There are 2 natural dental products I’ve been using with my cats, Violet (Siamese) and Sakkara (DSH) for the last year or so, and the results are phenomenal.  One is Leba III and the other is PetzLife Oral Care.

Leba III from is the more expensive product, available in a 1 oz size with sprayer and costing from $44.00 a bottle and upwards.  Various sites online carry it with varying prices.  I originally paid $50 for the first bottle I bought.

Please remember that you will be saving a fortune in dental surgery and your cats and dogs will be much happier and healthier for it.

PetzLife Oral Care from was recommended by my veterinarian.  This is also a natural formula and comes in a 2.2 oz spray bottle or in a gel for pets who won’t tolerate a spray.  This product is also completely natural.  It does have a stronger, more mediciny taste than Leba III.  It is also less expensive, costing about $25 for a bottle.

We tried the PetzLife gel, but it didn’t get rave reviews.  Violet, in particular, didn’t like it, even with the so-called Salmon flavoring.  Also, because VIolet is a fastidious groomer, I did not like the idea of sending her into a grooming frenzy by giving her the gel.  Although I knew it might be more difficult to get her to accept being sprayed into her mouth, I felt this was a better choice for her.

Here’s some feedback from the felines about these products.

Violet’s Input

Nedda:  Violet, how do you like the spray stuff I use to keep your teeth and gums clean?

Violet:  Yuck!  (pause) Which one do you mean?

Nedda:  Please comment on both of them?

Violet:  One tastes tolerable, once I got used to you spraying into my mouth.  I still don’t really like you spraying, but I realize now that it won’t kill me.  Thank you for not doing this every day.  The other one is much yuckier and I wish you wouldn’t use it.

Nedda:  What about the gel?  Would you prefer that?

Violet:  Not really.  It was messy and got all over me and then I had to groom it and the taste lasted a long time.  The spray is quick and then the taste goes away faster.  Even tho’ I don’t really like it when you spray it, at least the flavor doesn’t hang around.

Sakkara’s Input

Nedda:  Sakkara, how do you like the spray stuff I use to keep your teeth and gums clean?

Sakkara:  It’s fine.  I’ve tasted better things – like catnip – or tuna – or nearly anything.  But I will say that my mouth feels so much better and I really don’t want to have any more dental surgery.  I don’t mind you spraying it, either.

Sakkhara had had 3 hours of dental surgery two years ago to remove infected teeth and tarter, and then took antibiotics for 2 weeks.  (The surgery took a long time because her teeth were very brittle and kept breaking as they tried to pull them out.)  It was very tough on her all the way around.  Since using these products, her gums look amazing.

One additional note.  The veterminarian I use has the most amazing way of handling cats and dogs.  He is able to remove tarter from their teeth (not going under the gums) just by holding them gentle and scraping it off with an appropriate tool.  To reduce the likelihood of tarter buildup, I decided that 12 months between vet visits to clean off the surface tarter was too long.  My cats see the vet every 6-8 months or so for this reason.  It’s worth every penny.

As animals get older, it is more and more dangerous to do surgeries.  And for reasons I don’t understand, the health of teeth and gums seems to be directly tied into the health of the heart.  So since an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, I am happy to have found these two products for my cats.