Goodbye Andy Murray

July 28, 2020
Over the years I have occasionally posted about my great friends Andy Murray and Scampling, part of the Feline Care Cat Rescue family. Sadly a week ago Andy Murray passed away after a short illness. He spent his final days with the family he loved, including Molly and Scampling, and was peaceful. When I first met Andy he would quite inconsiderately use my jeans as a scratch post before he settled down for his Reiki and slept. He was a foodie and enjoyed his treats and catnip toys too. He also had a thing for feathers but that is another story! Andy and Scampling were devoted to and adored one another. I remember so clearly sitting down one morning to write my monthly column for Catworld magazine back in July 2017, Prince was playing in the background and rather than writing what I had planned I wrote about Andy Murray and Scampling. Prince seemed like the right backdrop music for these two quirky and amazing characters and there was so much to say about them both! Last year I took a wooden herb planter for them with some of his favourites, he was delighted and hopped straight in focusing on the nepeta cataria or cat nip! In true Andy style he went on to repurpose the planter when he had enjoyed the herbs. So remembering a truly amazing feline Andy Murray, who has left paw prints on my heart and many others, much gratitude for his physical presence in my life and the knowing he is only ever a loving thought away. Thinking of Molly and everyone at FCCR and extra love and healing to Scampling.
 

Finding Peace in Uncertain Times

March 30, 2020
Of course it is normal if we experience a myriad of emotions and at times are off balance in these unprecedented times.  Here are some simple ways of bringing yourself back to your centre and ultimately love, which will not only benefit you but your animal family too.  Introduce into your daily routine at least ten minutes outside in your garden, making sure you are wrapped up warmly, sit on the ground with a cushion or two as needed. Have your back fully supported and focus on breathing deep...

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Equine Teachers

August 9, 2019
Over the last year or so I have been blessed to work with two amazing horses and in each case their guardians were guided to contact me as a result of their advanced years and diminishing health.  The day I met Ginny I knew that my life would change as a result, I sensed that she would choose how and if she accepted Reiki and she would be in charge.  Animals always guide us during a healing session but there was a quiet authority about Ginny and she made it clear from the offset how wise she ...
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Support for your Animals while you are on Holiday

December 13, 2017
Leaving our animals with a friend, pet sitter or at a cattery of kennels can be a stressful time for both us and our animal family and this is something that many of my clients speak to me about.  Whichever option you choose, here are some tips that I trust will help you and your animal to have a more relaxed time apart.

Preparation
Tell your animals you will be going away and let them know how long you will be apart.  I find the easiest way to do this is by counting the number of nights and re...
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Appointments with the Vet

August 1, 2017
Taking your much loved animal to the see the vet can be stressful for you both.  Why not try some of the following tips for a calmer and more positive experience for you and your pet.  I can honestly say having a spiritual tool kit can make the whole experience much easier and will enable you to stay grounded and in the present moment being in control of your experience rather than giving in to fear.  We all experience fear and particularly when one of our loved ones in involved but if we can...
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Gratitude for our Animals

July 6, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks I have spent more time than is usual att my desk working on animal related projects.  During this time I have had my own four pawed support team with me.  There have been moments when I have looked up from my computer to see all four cats and dogs in the office, which has made me smile and opened my heart wider, their loyalty and love is unending.  Often I am aware they are adding their own magic to my words, prompting me to think about something differently, enc...


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Connecting to the Earth and Grounding

June 8, 2017

With the busy lives we all lead these days it is easy to lose our grounding and not be fully present in our body.  When we are in a grounded and solid place we can deal with the ups and downs in our lives more easily but when we are not they may take their toll emotionally and physically on us, perhaps draining our energy or leading to stress and poor health.  Often we are drawn consciously and subconsciously to people who are grounded and present as we are sharing their energy for the time w...


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Meditating with your Animals

June 2, 2017

It really is a gift to be able to share meditation with your animal family and it is something we can all do and I really mean that.  When you mention meditation so many people say “I can’t do it, my mind is so busy”.  Most people who meditate have thoughts while we are meditating even those who have been practising for many years.  All we have to do is to be present to these thoughts, acknowledge them and allow them to float away like clouds across the sky and bring our attention gentl...


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The Magic of Distance Reiki

February 28, 2017

Distance Reiki ~ Love knows no bounds

A beautiful peace fills my therapy room as a distance Reiki treatment unfolds, the energy expands and I feel uplifted and grounded, completely connected to the Universe and everyone and everything in it.  Part of my preparation is setting my intention to be Reiki with the animal or person and they may choose exactly what they need at that moment in time as their higher self or heart self  leads the way.  Reiki goes to where it is needed most, be that mind,...


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Mutlu the Turkish Street Dog

October 17, 2016

For our 10th Wedding Anniversary my husband secretly arranged for us to spend a few days in Turkey staying with some of our dog crazy friends, yes there are others like us!  What a great surprise and how excited we both were at not only seeing our lovely friends but also meeting their rescue dogs, who we had heard so much about and seen countless photos of, and for the opportunity of making new friends with the street dogs in the area.

We were greeted by Blackie and Dusty, gorgeous and clear...


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About Me


Tina Read I live with my husband, cats, dogs and chickens in the North Norfolk countryside and work as an Animal Reiki Practitioner and Teacher and also volunteer Reiki with a number of Rescues and Charities. I am passionate about animal welfare and am an ambassador for the Prayer for the Animals in our World. www.animaltranquillity.co.uk

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