Please Think First
This past Saturday I was at a craft fair with my local writers group signing books. While the temperature didn’t hit the hundred mark like many places, we did set a record for the mountains of 90 with high humidity. It was extremely uncomfortable even in the shade of our tent.
I hate the heat and humidity, but the most difficult thing was feeling the stress in the dogs that accompanied their people to the fair. Years ago, I’d have categorized these people as uncaring, selfish humans. Once I discovered my skills in animal communication and healing, I realized that others simply didn’t feel what I felt from the animals. It’s one of the downsides to being an empathetic healer.
What I’d like to suggest is that people put their winter coat on and then walk outside and see how hot they feel. It should resemble what your dog is feeling. We eliminate heat by sweating through our skin, dogs cannot. Panting is the only form of heat exchange they have. Watching the dogs panting heavily while walking on sizzling pavement was very disturbing for me.
To those who say, “But animals are born to be outside.” You’re right, but animals wouldn’t walk around a fair during the hottest part of the day, or any part of the day for that matter. Most dogs would dig a hole in Mother Earth and lie in the cool dirt until the heat of the day passed.
Animals know how to deal with the extremes of Nature, but that ability disappears when they choose to live with humans. People dictate their agenda. Most people care very much about their pets. They are simply not empaths, so they don’t feel the distress levels that I do.
Being the animals’ voice and on their behalf, I ask that you please think first before you decide to take your dog or cat anywhere. He or she is at your mercy. Think about how you’d feel in that winter coat; remembering, their coat isn’t removable. Your pets and I thank you!
Photo - Hana and Saba