The following stories are about my animal friends who have been and are my greatest teachers. These stories are to be shared to give others hope when their pets are in need of a different approach to their health care.
A story about a very brave Dog, named Tiger! by Dr. Stephen Blake The picture I have shown here, is how TIger felt about going to see veterinarians. His owner had warned me he wasn’t enamored with vets but that she thought he would do fine with me at my home office. When she called me, she confided in me, she had been told he only had a few weeks left according to the veterinarian she had taken him to be examined by. He was unable to walk and was urinary incontinent. I listened to her heart felt story, about a dear friend, who had seen her through some difficult times and now she was feeling hopeless about their future together. As I listened to her sad words, I felt that this 13 year old German shepherd was given the name Tiger for a reason. If we can give him a chance to heal, the Tiger in him would reveal itself and he would have more time to share with his dear friend. They had to hire a driver to bring him to my home office because they needed help to get him out of the car. It was a beautiful day, sun shining brightly, 75 degrees and fall in the air, when my new friend, Tiger arrived. It saddened me to see this once powerful, Tiger in a dog suit, struggling to stay erect with all of his family supporting him. With help he dragged himself up the walk and into my office. I felt the frustration and sadness in his condition but at the same time, I saw the fierce determination in his eyes. When he looked at me, I knew he was not going to give up, without a heck of a fight. I greeted the owner, her mother and her brother, who all came to be with him, in his time of need. The sadness in their eyes, brought a heavy feeling in my heart. Tiger was showing me with his eyes, that he wanted them to be positive about him getting better and my job was to help that wish come true. He was exhibiting a condition, which is medically described as, degenerative myelopathy. Basically the animal becomes progressively paralyzed from the hind limbs forward, until they are completely paralyzed, and have to be euthanized. They had already been given the death sentence for their long time friend, and were looking for a miracle to save Tiger. As I ran my hands over the shell of what he had once been, I sensed a tremendous inner strength emanate from his spine as I gently massaged him. He made sure we all saw his will to live and that the other veterinarian, was wrong in assuming it was time to euthanize him. I did what I could to help him and sent him on his way with his homeopathic, Gemmotherapy, Essential oils and nutritional support. As he was being loaded back into the hired car, he looked back at me and barked as loud as he could. My feeling was not of good by, but “I will be back.” The sad expressions on his family’s faces, had been replaced by smiles of hope. I said a silent prayer for my new friend and wished him well on the next part of his eternal journey. Some days later, I heard a voice on my answering machine, which sounded very panicked. I immediately called and spoke with Tiger’s Mom. She was ecstatic. He had shown marked improvement and they felt encouraged that he was back and on his way to getting better. As I was listening to her hopeful words, I was over whelmed with joy and gratitude. After hanging up, I prayed that his reprieve from the grim reaper, was not to be short lived. Time passed and Tiger held his own. He fought with all his heart to make his time with his family the best he could. They cared for him in every way and his quality of life was the best they all could make it. Over a year had passed since we first met, and the call I had hoped would never come arrived. It was late one evening and a menacing peeping sounded on my message center. I cautiously activated the message and heard the sad voice of Tiger’s Mom talking to me. He had taken a turn for the worse and they felt it was time to put him down. Tears came to my eyes as I thought of the Tiger, who had barked so bravely a year before, lying paralyzes on his side, unable to rise. Barking out of frustration because he could not even lift his head. I felt his suffering and understood his fear of not being able to protect his family or himself. I called his Mom and we talked for some time, before I finally told her that if he did not respond to my next treatment, it was his way of saying it was time to cross the rain bow bridge. She was very sad to hear these words, as I was delivering them. I worked on his case for some time and came to the conclusion that the Rabies vaccine, he had been given 4 years before, was the probable trigger for his demise. I researched Thuja, and it fit his case at that time perfectly. I sent home the treatment that same day, and instructed the family to put off the euthanasia for three days, to see what Tiger could do. I said a healing prayer for him and told his Mom to think good thoughts, no matter what. She had already scheduled a home euthanasia veterinarian to come put him down three days after we spoke. I had told her to keep the appointment open, until we heard from Tiger. The call came the next day. I held my breath and finally turned on the message center, to hear what the fate of my dear friend would be. The voice on the message, was that of joy. He had responded to the treatment over night and was able to raise his head high, like the Tiger he was. Her tears of joy filled the room and my heart soared with knowing that my buddy was on his way back. Needless to say, they immediately called the euthanasia veterinarian and canceled the dreaded appointment. I know in my heart that Tiger is back guarding his family with the pride of a Tiger, the Tiger in the dog suit. Never give up, that is Tiger’s lesson to us all. Please go to my home page, under tips of the month and read my words on “What do you do when your best friend is dying? Please share these words with all your friends and ask them to do the same.
Why Dogs Don’t Live Longer Than People
……Sent to Dr. Blake by one of his clients to share with his readers..
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year- old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him.
Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life –like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The four-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
A special a little 10 month old terrier named Opie came to me with a very sad story. He was a perfectly normal spunky little guy who loved to run and play. He had his puppy shots and seemed fine until December of last year. Suddenly his tongue began to hang out of the side of his mouth. He seemed fine in every other way. In February of this year he started to become paralyzed in his hind legs. He went to his veterinarian who x-rayed him and made a tentative diagnosis of a congenital defect in is lower spine. He vaccinated him for DHLPPCB and said cortisone was the only thing he could suggest. He added that if he were his dog he would not give the cortisone. He said there was nothing that could be done for him. He then developed an egg sized mass on the left side of his neck and continued to get weaker and weaker in his rear legs. He then had Advantage applied in June and began to have trouble chewing.
When I saw him staggering up my walk way, my heart broke. His tongue was hanging out of his mouth and he could barely stay on his feet as he swaggered up the walk. He was very frightened and I could tell he was wondering what this new guy was going to do to him.
I gave him some Rescue remedy, Frankincense massage, Lime tree Gemmotherapy orally for detoxing the nervous system and helping to heal damaged nerve tissue Gemmotherapy for drainage and detoxification. He stumbled around and tried to hide under his caregivers chair. I continued taking his case and suddenly his rear legs began to spasm and tremble uncontrollably. He was very calm about it but his care giver was very distressed. I explained to her that healing crisis are common when using energetic medicine. It is very unusual for a patient to react this quickly, 20 minutes into treatment. It lasted about 10 minutes and then stopped. He got back on his feet and hit under his aunt’s chair, where he could keep an eye on me.
We were 1 1/2 hours into the intake when Marsha, his aunt whispered to me, look at Opie. I was so into entering the case into my computer, I hadn’t noticed what Mr. O was up to. When I looked up, I was not prepared for what I saw.
His tongue was back in his mouth and he was standing straight and tall. He looked at me, cocked his head to one side and said “check this out!” I was amazed to see a symptom that had been there 24/7 disappear after 7 months. He the proceeded to strut out from under the chair, walk over to the stoup and jumped to the ground without falling down. Miracle said his Mom. I was lost for words.
He still was unsteady but he was so much better by the end of the visit. He led his Mom and aunt down the walk. Head held high, swaggering along, tongue in his mouth and then he turned back to look at me. I swore he winked at me and then lifted his leg on one of my plants and urinated on it. Typical terrier! I couldn’t help but laugh and give him a thumbs up.
I treated him with Lime Tree Gemmotherapy for drainage and detoxification, Colostrum, Thuja 30C (one dose) , Berry Young juice, Animal Essentials d Catalyn, Common Juniper Gemmotherapy for drainage and detoxification for liver drainage. My diagnosis was vaccinosis, which is any condition secondary to a disease state after vaccination.
Seeing Opie put up such a brave fight is an inspiration to me and shows me that my favorite quote is his also. “The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it.”
I saw Opie four months later on October 25, 2002 and it made my heart sore to see him walking up my side walk. His tongue was in his mouth and he was strutting around showing his stuff. All two pounds of him ;O)
His caregivers told me that he had continued to gradually start walking again after his first treatment and in July. He was now not afraid of the other dogs because he was feeling better about himself. He was lifting his leg like all the other male dogs and proud of it. His tongue was staying in 80% of the time as compared to never for 10 months before we started his treatment.
When I picked him up he was a little afraid but definitely braver than our first visit. After I rubbed him down with some Release (a blend of essential oils for releasing cellular emotional or physical trauma) he gave me a kiss. It was so cute and rewarding to see how much he had progressed over the past few months.
My treatment consisted of a dose of homeopathic Silica CM and to continue him on the supplements in my first article dated July. Nerve cells are the slowest cells in the body to heal. We do not know how much of the vaccine damaged brain will regenerate but at least at this time he no longer paralyzed and is gradually getting stronger with the passing of each day.
His mom was very excited with his progress and told me all of her friends comment on how much better Big Opie is doing.
After our visit ended, Opie strutted down the side walk with his Mom and acupuncturist friend following right behind him. Just as I was about to go into my home I saw him look back and hike his leg on one of my bushes. I knew he was saying “Check this out Doc, not bad for a paralyzed dog ;O)”
To be continued. ;O)
My Best Friend
By Steve Blake
There once was a time,
No dog in my home.
My old friend Elmo,
Had come and gone.
His memory was always with me,
But I longed for a dog,
Just like him.
The days went to weeks,
The months to years.
Then one glorious day,
On the Internet,
He looked back at me and said,
Come and get me, so I did.
Cute as a button,
All two pounds of fluff.
A heart of a lion,
A wet nose to kiss.
He took my heart,
And left eternal paw prints all over it.
It is with each breath he takes,
That makes my day,
He is my guide, my teacher,
And my friend.
Not a day goes by,
He doesn’t say,
I am yours in every way.
No criticism comes from him,
Only love and kisses make his day.
I know in my heart,
When I live in the moment each and every day,
Like Louie my friend.
I will surely be,
In Heaven again.
Never a day goes by,
That Louie isn’t.
My best friend.
Sofia’s vaccine story.
I have a 5 and a 1/2 month old little girl who is the joy of my life. Even before she was born my husband and I did a lot of research on vaccines. We feel we are personally responsible for our daughter and want to do what is right for her as long as we are her parents. So as many parents have come to learn vaccines aren’t all they are cracked up to. I had looked over all the scheduled vaccines and only agreed to give the DTaP beginning at 3 months of age because of the concern with the Pertussis being so dangerous. Shortly after we had given her the vaccine she began to have what looked like tremors throughout her body. They didn’t last long, but you could see it and feel it and friends were beginning to ask me “what is that?”. Of course I was concerned and began to worry about all the possibilities and came to find out through Dr. Blake that this was most likely a response to the DTaP vaccine and it was a warning sign that her body didn’t like it. He recommended a homeopathic remedy that would flush out the vaccine and should stop the tremors. It took 3 days of the remedy and I have not seen another tremor and of course she has not had any further vaccines. I say this to encourage parents to make an educated decision for your child. Luckily I am able to stay at home with my little girl and she is still breastfed so that reduces her risk of disease in the first place, although I see no need in feeding drug companies hungry bellies by drugging my daughter with so many vaccines.
From One Concerned Educated Parent to Another
Thank you for your help Dr. Blake!