Wonderfully said 🙂
We must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast
Making space for new, clearing away what no longer serves us is always a valuable action, however, in the last few days of the year as we approach the New Year, we have the perfect opportunity to do some inner housekeeping.
One way that I have found and often teach to individuals in journaling classes and/or grief workshops is to hold a practice of gratitude. One can do this by writing in a journal every day for 30 days, perhaps at the end of the day, three simple things that one is grateful for that happened during the day. Taking it a little further, if you write about gratefulness for 10 weeks it has been proven by experiment (Emmons & McCullough 2003) with hundreds of subjects to show…
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Parasites are not something we really like to think about, but as responsible owners it is important that we safeguard our cats and our families against them. A heavy burden of worms can cause suffering and illness in our pets, so it is necessary to prevent this. Although it is rare, some types of worms also pose a risk to human health if the eggs or larvae are ingested. This is a follow-up to our initial post on parasites a few weeks ago!
There are two main types of worms affecting cats
Dipylidium Caninum (the flea tapeworm)
- These are long, flat worms with segmented bodies that attach to the wall of the small intestine and absorb nutrients as they flow past
- Once tapeworms mature, they shed their segments which pass out in the faeces and look like tiny, mobile, grains of rice.
- The segments dry up in the environment and then break open…
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