“Animal Power”

Maureen and Cooper in Pool

I am one of those people who has a very high regard for animals.  I think that they have a wisdom and an innate spirituality that is very powerful.  I am extremely grateful for all of the animals that have been a part of my life.

Hank and I have two cats.  One is Cleo, pictured below, and the other is her son Scooter.  We love them very much.  Before Cleo and Scooter we had Mama Kitty and her son Bob, both of whom are buried in our back yard.  Bob died when he was only four, but Mama Kitty lived to be twenty years old.  She had seen me through a great many joys and challenges. When she died I grieved very deeply.

Growing up we always had two dogs at once, various cats, a cow named Floppy, and two horses named Rocky and Joe Green.   Rocky was my sister Terry’s horse,  a pinto who died when I was young.  I remember riding him and feeling his gentleness and love.  Floppy was a rather rambunctious heifer, and Joe Green was a horse that my sister Peggy boarded for a friend.  We rode him like the wind!

I very fondly remember our dogs Buff, Fella, Gingie, Corby, and Chumley, and I am currently blessed to have my friend Mickey’s dogs, cats and birds in my life.  (My dear Cooper is pictured above.)  And of course Stanley, Frank and Sophie…two beautiful parrots and a tortoise loved by Hank’s Dad, Marty.

I remember our childhood cats Blackie and Brownie and a couple of different Taffy’s.  All were a great source of joy and friendship.  (Well, all except one of the Taffy’s who attacked me mercilessly.  I was very afraid of him.  My parents swore till the day they died that they had nothing to do with him “running away.”  I’ve often wondered if their love for me, far outweighing their love for a violent little kitty, was the undoing of poor Taffy.)  But all in all my relationships with the animals in my life have been extremely loving and strong.  These beautiful beings have been my confidants, my comforters, my playmates and my protecters.

I use Young Living oils on my cats for various things and I love being able to treat them so beautifully and naturally.   I enjoy sharing the oils with others and watching an overly active dog or cat calm down and go to sleep with Peace and Calming.  I marvel at seeing cancerous tumors shrink with Frankinsence.  Hearing my friend Peggy, a  Nurse Practitioner, tell me how she stopped her dog’s seizures with Valor was so moving.  And of course flea prevention and arthritis soothed…the list goes on.

I often have dreams of animals and when I do I wake up feeling strong and empowered.   Animals help me to become present and to connect spiritually.  They make me laugh with their antics and touch me with their loyalty and love (check out this beautiful video on YouTube .)  And they help me to release my tears when I need to let go.

So I would like to say thank you to all animals.  You live in a world where humans proclaim their superiority and yet somehow I feel that you know the truth.  You know that you teach us so much when we open our hearts to your profound oneness with all that is natural and good.  Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please accept from me a gigantic virtual scratch behind your ears.

Cleo in the Window




{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie May 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

wiser than we know


Maureen Quigley May 3, 2013 at 6:33 pm

So very true Debbie! 🙂


Terry Quigley May 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

This sure did back lots of wonderful animal memories. I remember very much wanting to become a veterinarian when I was young. That was not encouraged for girls back in my time, but it sure did show my devoted attitude to our furry and feathered friends. I, too, use oils all the time on my cat. She even drinks lemon oil in her water. Healthy and happy is she.


Maureen Quigley May 4, 2013 at 12:23 am

Heaven knows how your Kiara would have turned out without all of the oils that you used on her poor little broken leg. I still think it’s amazing that when she starts to limp you just diffuse Lemongrass and she starts walking better!


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