As some of you may know, over the past year, we have been working hard with Abby to help her overcome her anxiety around being left alone, and around her dominance issues. Each time we think we are moving forward, and progressing, we hit a roadblock and regress. Badly.
She has damaged a section of our hardwood floors by frantically digging, trying to get out of her cage. She has broken off her canine tooth trying to escape the cage (which needed surgery). We have come home to destruction of our food items (plastic containers and dishes), and a soaking wet carpet, from excessive drool. It’s heartbreaking.
My latest effort in helping her get through her issues is taking my level one Reiki, and through the wonderful <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/awakenyourtruepotential”>Caroline Watters</a> it was a class specific around Reiki for pets. It was an amazing day, and we got to practice our new energy work on miniature horses! How awesome is THAT! Abby took to Reiki, and now will actually come and ask me for it occasionally. The other day when I had to leave her, I put her in her crate and did a 25 minute Reiki session with her, and calmly left the house… It wasn’t perfect, she was still panicking, but I think she was slightly better, and that’s all I can ask for each time. Progress. However small.