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Sacred and Healing Pets

Do you remember playing in the dirt as a kid? What fun it was! That’s one of the things that I love about working on archeological digs. Additionally, I believe that archeology and psychology, the past having an impact on the here and now and the future, are intimately related. I have worked on several digs, the last being in the city of Ashkelon, Israel, a number of years ago.
We were working in the time of the Philistines. Among the other amazing discoveries, there was a huge dog cemetery. More than 700 partial or complete dog skeletons were found. They were from the fifth century B.C. It is estimated that there were dog burials probably numbering in the thousands. Each dog was buried carefully and separately in a shallow pit in what might be called a fetal position. it was then solicitously covered with dirt. The dogs ranged in age from puppies to adult dogs. They were all given the same treatment. It appears that these dogs died of natural causes. This concern for the proper burial of what in some cases were probably dog fetuses reflects an intense relationship between dogs and humans. Yet, because many of these dogs lived only for a short time, if at all, the attachment could not be based on mere companionship.
It is thought that the Ashkelon dogs were revered as sacred animals. They may have been associated with a particular deity. It is believed that it was the Phoenicians who were responsible for the dog burials at Ashkelon and who considered the dog a sacred animal. Presumably the dog became associated with healing because of the curative powers evident from licking its own wounds or sores.
Working in this area of the dig was enthralling. We had to be so meticulous. We dug in each individual site, removing each bone carefully, brushing it off and placing it with care in the appropriate place. As I was doing this, I thought often of each of the dogs that I had had over the years. They were all sacred and healing in some way to me. I was devastated when I had to say good-bye to them.
Do you feel that your pet is sacred and heals you? My current dog, Dafka, heals me. It’s not necessarily by licking any sores or wounds that I might have. It’s just by being with me. When I’m down, he makes me laugh. When I come home, he is ecstatic to see me, and it’s not just me. Since he is a therapy dog, he sometimes does wonders for my clients. Once, when one of my clients called at the last minute to say that he wasn’t coming because he didn’t feel like it, I told him that Dafka would miss him. My client showed up!…

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Comfortable Cat Beds for your Feline Friend

We all know that cats sleep almost all the time. The best place to relax is a thoughtfully placed bed, preferably in a place where there is a beam of warm sunlight.

How to choose the right bed for your cat?

Cat beds come in different sizes, shapes, materials, and colors. That is why you need to choose the right mattress that is not only comfortable for your cat, but also suits your house’s d├ęcor and taste. With all the kinds of beds available in the market today, you will be able to find a comfortable, stylish, as well as the best cat beds today.

Listed below are the factors that cat owners need to consider when choosing something that will keep their cats happy and healthy.

Choose the right size of bed for your cat

Make sure that they can stretch out comfortably. But you also have to avoid beds that are too big for your cat. They feel more comfortable and secure in small places. You have to measure your cat from head to the base of their tail and add two to five inches. Measuring your cats first is very important, especially if you are buying the beds online.

Choose a bed that is very easy for your kitty to get in and out

If you have an older cat or a kitten, you want to make sure that the walls of their bed are low enough so that older cats or small kittens can quickly get in or out of it. A classic-style designed bed has a higher wall and a shorter entrance area to keep your cats secure and comfortable.

Natural fabrics for stuffing and lining are the best. It will provide your pets with extra comfort, and it helps you protects them when it comes to allergies. Natural fabrics include wool, cotton, kapok, and feathers. Hypoallergenic synthetic fibers are also good material for dog toys.

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Choose a toy that’s machine-washable

Choose something that can be washed in the washing machine to make sure that the beddings that your cat sleeps in are clean and free from fleas and allergens. When you have a pet, especially cats, you need to make sure that your surroundings are clean and free of any pests that can cause danger to your cats.

Location

Your cat needs a quiet, clean, and a private place to rest and sleep. The place where you put your cat bed should be cool in the summer and warm during the winter. It should also have access to a window since cats like to look at the scenery outside.

And even if the cats sleep in your bed most of the time, they should have their place to rest and relax. If you have a home that is more than one floor, you need to put a place a bed for your cats on all stories. Try to place the bed in every corner of the house. It will show you where your pet likes it best. You can also take your pet’s lead by placing the bedding or the bed in the place where they already chose as their favorite spot.

Traveling with your pet cat

If you are frequently traveling and you don’t want to leave your cat in an in-home pet boarding, leave them with friends or family’s care, or hire a pet sitter, you can bring their bedding to make them a lot more comfortable and secure during the travel. You can also bring an extra cushion or cat mat. Want to know your options if you decide to leave your pets behind while you are on a vacation? Click here.

Get your cat use cat furniture

It is not unusual for people to bring in some beautiful cat furniture and find that they don’t like the furniture. If that’s the case, you need to try to make them like the furniture; this includes their cat beds. Here are some easy steps you can do to make the cat beds more appealing to your pet feline:

You have to put your cat’s bed in their favorite spot. Pets, especially cats, have a preferred place to sleep. They are very picky when it comes to where they sleep or rest. Let them choose their spot and put the beddings or the bed there. You can also leave small healthy cat treats in their bed.

Use small amounts of catnip spray, or you can put organic catnip in their bed. But you need to make sure that you use it sparingly. If it does not work, stop using it. Put your cat’s favorite toys or pillows in the bed; it helps them feel safe and secure.

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