When my partner and I decided the time was right for us to adopt our first dog, we were only interested in rescuing a dog that was currently living in a shelter. We expected there to be an adjustment period for all of us, but we didn’t expect her to be suffering as much a she was.
After the first couple of days, we realized the newest addition to our family was in quite a lot of pain (physical and emotional). On more than one occasion she had trouble putting her back leg down and it was obvious that she was suffering from anxiety. When we brought food out, she would run and hide in her crate; there were patches on her body with no fur from compulsive licking.
We took her to the local clinic where they recommended surgery for her back leg. The surgeon would require keeping her crated for a minimum of three weeks. We didn’t want to take such drastic action without further exploring our options. I spoke to Kimberley about Reiki, and she explained that it wasn’t a replacement for veterinary care, and shared how the therapy could support our girl. I was extremely interested.
Kimberley set to work and was exceptionally detailed in her description of the work that she conducted – very helpful for me to understand what was going on. Within a couple of days, the fur began to grow back on her tail and her anxiety was noticeably lower. She actually ate some food that I had left on the floor on a plate – we were so happy! There was also an instant change in her physical ability. She can now walk a lot further than before.
There’s a lot more to do and I understand that it takes time to heal, but I know already that with Kimberley’s assistance we will soon have a content, well-adjusted, happy little furry girl.
Thanks Kimberley!Laura P., Toronto, ON