About this blog

Welcome to Speak Your Art Blog Hub. This blog combines posts from seven of my other blogs: In the Flow Studios Arts, In the Flow Studios Body, I Love Shelter Dogs, Mana Keepers, PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts, Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings my organizations together and offers my readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location.

I hope you will find something that inspires you, empowers you or reminds you of the limitless possibilities that dwell within you. Thank you for visiting. I wish you Peace today and everyday.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ke-ola and Sun-day Meditation...Om

Ke-ola during sun meditation 
Our Sunday Fun-day went to the dogs. Ke-ola loves being outside and so do our other pups. We'd hoped to have a united pack by now but with Ke-ola's health challenges we don't want to risk all the dogs getting sick. We devised a plan to give all our pups outdoor time and family time today.

We got the AM walks done and fed the dogs. Then it was time to play outside. I took the girls in the backyard and we played with the tennis ball. Roland took Ke-ola in the front yard and played fetch with Ke-ola's little red car. They all had a fun time and while the pups weren't physically playing together they could hear each other playing and stayed focused on their play. 

Roland and I switched and I got to spend some quality time with Ke-ola and he spent time with River and Sky. 

Handsome boy
Ke-ola is so sweet.
I was not expecting Ke-ola to relax but he surprised me today and we had a great sun meditation together. I sat and crossed my legs as he stood next to me. I asked him to lay down and he did. I was amazed. I extend my right hand and placed it over his heart and my left hand rested on his ribcage. I took a deep cleansing breath, relaxed my muscles and closed my eyes. Ke-ola didn't move, he was totally relaxed. We spent 10 wonderful minutes sitting in the sun breathing together. It was a very special moment for me. Dogs experience life in the moment, each breath is a refection of mindfulness. They are great teachers, if we'd only learn to listen. 

Ke-ola's appetite wasn't what it usually is. He didn't finish his breakfast or lunch. I will try feeding him smaller portions tonight. I'm hoping that his appetite is a reflection that he is reaching his healthy weight. It is difficult to remember that he is not well yet. He looks and acts like a totally different dog than the one we brought home from the shelter. He still coughs when he over exerts himself and his bark is very horse. I'm hoping that with two more weeks of antibiotics, exercise, and steam he will have a clean bill of health on his next visit. 

Ke-ola relaxing after our Sun-day meditation. 

I love meditating with Sky and River and I'd love to include Ke-ola one day. 

Wishing you and your pack Peace, today and everyday. Thank you for visiting.

You can find us on Facebook:
Page https://www.facebook.com/iloveshelterdogs
Our page hopes to encourage more people to adopt not shop by sharing stories of successful shelter/rescue dog adoptions & useful info for a healthy dog.
Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405355683042930/
This group is an open group for rescues, fosters, shelter staff, volunteers to post dogs in need of adoption, transport or rescue. Our group’s admin is not affiliated with any posts or posters nor do we have any further information about a post. We are merely offing another place online to help get dogs seen, safe and in their forever homes. 
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109405533286226395235


No comments:

Post a Comment