Updated: May 12
Animals are such wonderful teachers. They know what to do, when to do it, and how.
I have two beautifully blended Poodle-Bichon Frise dogs, Kobe and Chef, affectionately known as ‘the boys’. We have been together almost 12yrs. Kobe had been coughing over the past few months. It didn’t appear to be impacting on his life. He still inhaled his food when eating, ran around the yard like a crazy thing and barked emphatically at every bird that had the audacity to sit on the back fence. To any outsider, Kobe was a healthy dog.
A few months ago I noticed a subtle shift in behaviour of the boys. Being brothers they had done everything together for their entire life, but something had changed. Kobe had become a little quieter and Chef, a little more protective.
Working from home, the boys and I spent much of our time together. They would happily sleep on the couch knowing I wasn’t far away. Now Kobe was needing to be in the same room as me. Every time I moved, so did he.
Sleep became a very snuggly affair. Instead of having some part of their body touching, now when Kobe rearranged himself, Chef got up, waited for Kobe to settle, then snuggled as close as he could with him, often lying on top of him.
The shift in eating habits was very noticeable. Kobe usually inhaled his food, finishing well before Chef, often wandering over to see if Chef needed some help finishing his meal. Now Kobe was being more deliberate with his eating habits. He was chewing his food with more intent. This meant Chef was finishing first and he would simply sit and wait for Kobe to finish.
The way in which the boys were working together was indeed beautiful to watch. From an energetic perspective, I was really seeing the power of their connection in action. Chef appeared to be aware of a shift in Kobe, and was responding in a very caring way. There were times when Kobe would separate himself from Chef, wind himself up in a tight ball, and sleep. During these times, Chef did not seek him out. It’s like he knew Kobe needed to be alone to allow his body to do its thing.
I continued doing energy healing work on both boys until one day I just knew I needed some outside help. It was time to ring the vet. Fortunately, he was aware of Kobe’s cough, and organised for some exploratory work to be done.
We both wanted to rule out cancer …
it had been at the back of our minds and the time had come to know, once and for all.
That day twas a long day. It was only the second time Kobe and Chef had ever been apart. Chef struggled to settle. Even a café visit, and the meeting of another dog wasn’t enough to spark him. He was desperately missing his bro.
Kobe’s adventure ended well. Cancer was not found, and I was elated and relieved. The vet explained that the muscles in Kobe’s oesophagus had become slack. When the sides touched, it initiated a coughing reflex to clear the irritation. This was something we would continue to monitor. For me, I would continue to do energy healing work with the boys using the Body Code and Reiki.
How often are you aware of what is going on around you?
The boys knew something was up. They knew what to do and when to do it. I believe we have this same ability. To know that something is up, know what to do about it, and when to do it.
For animals we call it instinct!
Humans don’t question how animals behave in their natural habitat. We accept they know what to do, how to do it, and when. We also possess instinctual qualities.
For us it is called intuition!
Humans are born with intuition and we can choose to plug into it or not.
Are you plugged into your intuition?
Is there something preventing you from plugging into your intuitive abilities?
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