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A tragic end and a Warning

Friday, January 31, 2014


I write this not to solicit sympathy but to warn others to be mindful of pets/loved ones having access to what seem innocent things..... like dog treat bags...



I am in a sad state of shock. When R and I came home this morning, I
found Kharma dead in my bedroom. She had stuck her head into plastic, foil
lined bag of dog biscuits, and suffocated. There has been a similar bag of
biscuits in same place every day for 7 years and never has any dog ever
messed with it. Horrible! We tried to revive her and now she is being
cremated. I can take some solace in knowing we loved her so specially every
day of her life. She was our very best cuddler and will be missed.

  
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SPEEDYDOG 4/6/2014 8:22AM

    Rebecca,

Thank you for the advice on the dog treat bag. I am very sad to hear about Kharma.

Bruce

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ATRANSFORMATION 3/4/2014 8:50PM

    Oh, Rebecca, I am SO sorry! Haven't been here for a while, and just read this blog. We never know (as I have so learned) what safety issues may be present....I would never have thought.

My heart goes out to you. Hope time has provided some healing. And that the pain of your loss is softening some.

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SCUBATELLY 2/6/2014 2:13PM

  I just came to check your page cause I saw you left me a bike!(thoughtful) Thank you.
I'm so sorry about your Kharma, hugs.

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VALERIEMAHA 2/2/2014 9:29AM

    Words cannot convey my feelings in this moment.
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Maha

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ERIECANALGAL 2/1/2014 12:13PM

    So sorry for your loss. What an awful thing to happen.

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GBOOMER 2/1/2014 5:36AM

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OBIESMOM2 2/1/2014 4:19AM

    emoticon so very sorry. I cannot imagine the shock and sadness you must be feeling.

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MOMINE 2/1/2014 12:53AM

    So emoticon for your loss!! I know pets are people too and the loss you feel is no less than losing a family member. I hope it may help you to think that perhaps a child who had to leave this earth far too soon had made it to heaven and needed a pet. Kharma was chosen to be that angel's angel. She IS being loved and cared for until you meet her again when you are also called home.

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MTRACHEL 2/1/2014 12:05AM

    Oh! What a shock and a loss. So sorry, so sorry.

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SLASALLE 1/31/2014 11:52PM

    Thinking of you and R. Sending big hugs and appreciation for your sharing. Similar things can happen with cats; the warning is not limited to dogs.

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CASTIRONLADY 1/31/2014 9:14PM

    I am so sorry. It must have been a shock. emoticon

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PEACEFULONE 1/31/2014 7:23PM

    That breaks my heart! Treasure the wonderful memories of your time together. emoticon

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SUBMOM2 1/31/2014 7:19PM

    I'm sorry for your loss, Rebcca. Such a thing would not have occurred to me, so thank you for sharing your story.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 1/31/2014 7:13PM

    Oh my! That is so tragic!

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MARILYNROBERT 1/31/2014 6:08PM

    I understand your pain. I'm so sorry this happened. emoticon

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JANEDOE12345 1/31/2014 5:17PM

    This is terrible. How sad to lose Kharma. Our pets become such a meaningful part of our lives. My sympathy to you.

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KPETSCHE 1/31/2014 4:41PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. What a tragic accident. It's something that we all know about but don't expect to happen. emoticon

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INDIAN CROW

Monday, August 12, 2013



by Mark Twain

I suppose he is the hardest lot that wears feathers. Yes, and the cheerfulest, and the best satisfied with himself. He never arrived at what he is by any careless process, or any sudden one; he is a work of art, and “art is long”; he is the product of immemorial ages, and deep calculation; one can’t make a bird like that in a day. He has been reincarnated more times than Shiva; and he has kept a sample of each incarnation, and fused it into his constitution. In the course of his evolutionary promotions, his sublime march toward ultimate perfection, he has been a gambler, a low comedian, a dissolute priest, a fussy woman, a blackguard, a scoffer, a liar, a thief, a spy, an informer, a trading politician, a swindler, a professional hypocrite, a patriot for cash, a reformer, a lecturer, a lawyer, a conspirator, a rebel, a royalist, a democrat, a practicer and propagator of irreverence, a meddler, an intruder, a busybody, an infidel, and a wallower in sin for the mere love if it. The strange result, the incredible result, of this patient accumulation of all damnable traits is, that he does not know what care is, he does not know what sorrow is, he does not know what remorse is, his life is one long thundering ecstasy of happiness, and he will go to his death untroubled, knowing that he will soon turn up again as an author or something, and be even more intolerable capable and comfortable than ever he was before.

  
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MSOLEDAD521 1/15/2014 9:39PM

    Beautiful

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VALERIEMAHA 8/15/2013 12:31PM

    "...he does not know what care is, he does not know what sorrow is, he does not know what remorse is, his life is one long thundering ecstasy of happiness, and he will go to his death untroubled...."

Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing some of the riches of Mark Twain, Rebecca.
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P.S. Thought you might also enjoy CROW as Animal Medicine:

Crow: There is a medicine story that tells of Crow’s fascination with her own shadow. She kept looking at it, scratching it, pecking at it, until her shadow woke up and became alive. Then Crow’s shadow ate her. Crow is Dead Crow now.

Dead Crow is the Left-Handed Guardian. If you look deeply into Crow’s eye, you will have found the gateway to the supernatural. Crow knows the unknowable mysteries of creation and is the keeper of all sacred law.

Since Crow is the keeper of sacred law, Crow can bend the laws of the physical universe and “shape shift.” This ability is rare and unique. Few adepts exist in today’s world, and fewer still have mastered Crow’s art of shape shifting. This art includes doubling, or being in two places at once time consciously; taking on another physical form, and becoming the “fly on the wall” to observe what is happening far away.

The Europeans that came to Turtle Island were named the “boat people” by Slow Turtle. Even with the knowledge of alchemy possessed by certain boat people, none had ever seen the powerful shape shifting of shamans who utilized Crow medicine. Many boat people were frightened by what appeared to be animals coming into their camps or dwellings to discern their medicine. Crow medicine people are masters of illusion.

All sacred texts are under the protection of Crow. Creator’s Book of Laws or Book of Seals is bound in Crow feathers. Crow feathers tell of spirit made flesh. Crow is also the protector of the “ogallah” or ancient records.

The Sacred Law Belts, or Wampum Belts, beaded by native women long before the boat people or Europeans came to this continent, contain knowledge of the Great Spirit’s laws, and are kept in the Black Lodges, the lodges of women. The law which states that “all things are born of women” is signified by Crow.

Children are taught to behave according to the rules of a particular culture. Most orthodox religious systems create a mandate concerning acceptable behavior within the context of worldly affairs. Do this and so, and you will go to heaven. Do thus and so, and you will go to hell. Different formulas for salvation are demanded by each “true faith.”

Human law is not the same as Sacred Law. More so than any other medicine, Crow sees that the physical world and even the spiritual world, as humanity interprets them, are an illusion. There are billions of worlds. There are an infinitude of creatures. Great Spirit is within all. If an individual obeys Crow’s perfect laws as given by the Creator, then at death he or she dies a Good Medicine death — going on to the next incarnation with a clear memory of his or her past.

Crow is an omen of change. Crow lives in the void and has no sense of time. The Ancient Chiefs tell us that Crow sees simultaneously the three fates – past, present, and future. Crow merges light and darkness, seeing both inner and outer reality.

If Crow medicine appears in your card spread, you must pause and reflect on how you see the laws of the Great Spirit in relation to the laws of humanity. Crow medicine signifies a firsthand knowledge of a higher order of right and wrong than indicated by the laws created in human culture. With Crow medicine, you speak in a powerful voice when addressing issues that for you seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack, or unjust.

Remember that Crow looks at the world with first one eye, then the other – cross-eyed. In the Mayan culture, cross-eyeds had the privilege and duty of looking into the future. You must put aside your fear of being a voice in the wilderness and “caw” the shots as you see them.

As you learn to allow your personal integrity to be your guide, your sense of feeling alone will vanish. Your personal will can then emerge so that you will stand in your truth. The prime path of true Crow people says to be mindful of your opinions and actions. Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life’s mission, and balance past, present, and future in the now. Shape shift that old reality and become your future self. Allow the bending of physical laws to aid in creating the shape-shifted world of peace.

http://willowcrow.blo
gspot.com/2011/04/animal-medici
ne-card.html

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AZMOMXTWO 8/12/2013 8:33AM

  awesome

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Too Good not to share

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I received this in an email and it made my spirit soar.

Awesome ….turn up your speakers….
Heart sings Stairway to Heaven at honoring of Led Zepplin. Made Robert
Plant cry -
blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/12/27/he
art-plays-led-zeppelins-stairway-to-he
aven-makes-robert-plant-cry-video/

  
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PATTIE441 4/29/2013 7:03PM

    Wow! This was awesome! Thank you so much for this! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-SHAWN- 4/27/2013 11:17AM

    Loved it :-)

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KACAR51 4/1/2013 6:15PM

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Thank you! I sobbed through the whole video!
The picture you posted is awesome too!

Kathy

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SHEENADEE 2/17/2013 11:34AM

    Always loved that song! Thanks for sharing this.

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SLASALLE 2/12/2013 10:26PM

    Rebecca!!! I actually saw this when it happened on TV, then watched the YouTube videos, but THANK YOU for bringing it around to me again. I could never tire of any of this. I loved Heart from the very beginning and Led Zeplin's Stairway to Heaven will always be in my top repertoire!!!

Stephanie

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MTRACHEL 2/10/2013 11:32AM

    Perfectly beautiful in so many ways.

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BILL60 2/10/2013 5:52AM

    Ms Rebecca, I thank you for sharing this incredible piece. Heart warming.

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BLUEBIRDSFLY 2/9/2013 10:32AM

    So wonderful to see the Wilson sisters performing. Thanks for sharing this link---absolutlely beautiful!

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MIMIDOT 2/9/2013 7:57AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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A song and poem for the end of the World (Happy Solstice)

Friday, December 21, 2012

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A Song On The End Of The World

by Czeslaw Milosz

On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.

And those who expected lightning and thunder
Are disappointed.
And those who expected signs and archangels' trumps
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born
No one believes it is happening now.

Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
Yet is not a prophet, for he's much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
No other end of the world will there be,
No other end of the world will there be.

Poem

by Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
>From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

  
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VALERIEMAHA 12/22/2012 5:51PM

    Thank you Rebecca!

I have a love affair going with Czeslaw Milosz -- LOVE that poem. And the Robert Frost is divine as well.

Bowing in gratitude for spreading beauty,
Maha

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BILL60 12/22/2012 6:53AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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CRYSTALJEM 12/22/2012 12:32AM

    Beautiful poems. Thank you. It is a good day. I am glad to be sharing it with you.

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JILLITA55 12/21/2012 5:56PM

    well I don't think this is the end of the world

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The Rules for Being Human Handed Down from Ancient Sanskrit

Thursday, December 20, 2012



I found insight needed to re-align my attitude after weathering challenging situation in these simple rules. I thought I would share them in hopes they will uplift someone else. Happy Solstice!

1) You will receive a body (you may like it or not, but it will be yours for this lifetime, one lesson to learn is to love and cherish the body that one has)

2) You will learn lessons (you are enrolled in a full-time school called "LIFE". Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may or may not like these lessons)

3) There are no mistakes, only lessons (growth is a process of trial and error/experimentation. Ultimately there is no failures, just learning what does and does not work in one's life experiences.)

4) A lesson is repeated until it is learned. (a lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it - then you can go on to the next lesson

5) Learning lessons does not end. (There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned
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6) Where you are, right now, is exactly the perfect place for you to be. (since we are all creating our reality constantly, we need to always remember that everything can and does change)

7) Others are merely mirrors of you. (however you feel about another person is ultimately reflected in how you feel about yourself)

8) What you make of your life is ultimately up to you. (you have all the tools and resources you need, to create whatever you want)

9) The answers lie inside you. (the answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust)

  
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CAT-IN-CJ 12/25/2012 5:36PM

    Thanks for posting that. It's a great time to be reminded of the simple things in life.

Merry Christmas!

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BILL60 12/21/2012 6:59AM

    Super!!

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THOMASINA57 12/20/2012 4:35PM

    Thanks for sharing this! It is so full of truths.

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