For those reading this on Aspenbloom Pet Care, Bark N Blog was my original blog. Then I set up this site, and then A Dog’s View. All are here on this blog now 🙂
After losing my sweet Great Dane boy, Meshach, on September 17th 2012 at the tender age of 15 months, and previously Shadrach on April 5, 2011, I didn’t think I’d be able to bear carrying on this blog – especially since I blogged for these two precious dogs as my muse in “first dog“. With no dog to inspire me how was I to continue??? How was I to want to continue, especially since I rarely hear from readers now that there are so many great pet blogs on the internet these days – bigger, more exciting ones? Bark N Blog may be one of the oldest pet blogs around, but I admit there are some REALLY great pet blogs out there now so I don’t blame folks one bit.
My heart was shattered at my loss of Meshach because he was WHOLLY naturally reared, so young, so sweet, and so loved. But I know the damage vaccines cause to the DNA, and how it imprints onto the DNA and is passed on which was the case with Meshach as I’ve stated in all of the posts since his death. I also know that the rabies and distemper vaccines are the primary culprits in damaging the brain and nervous system – contrary to all the propaganda that the pro-vaccinationists (i.e. the pharmaceutical companies and their shills as well as those who have assimilated the doctrine of the propaganda machine thoroughly) love to disseminate as though it were gospel – to the harm and detriment of so many animals AND people. But unless they take the red pill and wake up out of that Matrix of lies, they will never be able to discern the lie from the truth…
But, I digress as I am want to do on this subject.
Anyway a reader named Lynette Zizzo (who gave me permission to share this), wrote me condolences on Meshach and we then subsequently corresponded a bit. It is what she wrote me that has inspired me to want to continue blogging here in spite of the huge ache and emptiness in my heart…and the smaller audience:
“…thank you so much for answering my email I know how difficult it had to be for you. I believe that Meshach was sent to you by Shadrach to help you get over losing him. I lost a beloved Rotty 5 years ago to o.s. (osteosarcoma). I chose to go holistic for him and he did last longer than my conventional vet told me he would. I still mourn his loss even though I have another dog, “Rocky” was my “heart” dog and I will never get over losing him. But I was happy I chose the natural way to help him in his final months. He was healthier and his coat was shinier. I also believe that all the vaccines the vet gives our pets are too many. I now choose carefully what I subject my dogs to. Thank you so much for all your insights on this topic. You Have been a great help. I do hope that some day you choose to blog again as it is so wonderful to read your posts.”
I responded to her this:
“Lynette, you have so blessed me! Your words mean so much because it means that you have learned from my mistakes and all that my dogs have taught me. Thank you for taking the time to write to me and share this – it is VERY encouraging and music to my ears. Just knowing your dogs have been helped and that you have been empowered makes my heart sing!“
She wrote this back:
“Dear Dr. Kim, I am so glad to see you are continuing Bark N Blog. Your fur babies would have wanted you to spread the word to help other dogs. I forgot to mention that my dog, Rocky, who I went “holistic” with when he got the OS diagnosis, had a large fatty tumor at the application sight for the Advantage flea medicine but also that was a common place for him to get his vaccines:( I knew when I saw that fatty tumor my heart sank because year after year I was bringing him to my vet who gave him shots. The first thing the holistic vet told me was NO MORE vaccines for Rocky… and Rocky was the healthiest he ever was those last nine months with natural treatments, acupuncture, and Go-Ji juice!!!! Again, bless you for keeping Bark N Blog going!!!!!!! You are making a difference, keep spreading the word:)” love, Lynette
Thank you so much Lynette for giving me the reason to continue, because if this helps even one dog then it has all been worth it…and it HAS helped at least ONE dog that I now know of – YOURS!
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!
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I also appreciate your decision to continue on your mission, Kim. I would also understand if you had decided NOT to continue as the pain of your two losses would be pretty much unbearable to me.
As a Christian, I know that we have all been given special gifts from God at the time of our salvation. YOU have a wonderful gift of being able to communicate truthful information in a world where truth is often lacking.
Thank you for sharing your gift with us. God will bless you for your obedience to His will for you.
I know you have supported this blog for a long time and never hesitate to send a supportive comment for which I thank you Susie and greatly appreciate. Maybe I should state to any other readers that there are those such as yourself that have stated that your own dogs have benefited.
I also thank you for giving God the glory because it is His mission for my life to be a teacher in this field. It is He Who imparts the knowledge to share as I’m but the conduit. And He wills that the truth come out indeed. Thank you for pointing that out.
Honestly I did not think I could continue Susie – I really have wanted to just lay it all down and forget about it. Losing these two precious dogs has made it really hard BUT God did not promise us it would be easy, He only said it would be worth it.
Like Jeremiah, I must continue even if there are no converts because that is God’s call upon my life. Hearing from Lynette just gave me renewed purpose is all. I really wasn’t going to continue. Now hearing from you and Kitty, plus others on FB, I know I better not disobey our Lord. It really isn’t about me and I should never make it about that.
It is about God’s purpose and plan – and He cares very much for His animal kingdom. He also cares for people to hear the truth even if they don’t want to heed it. At least they won’t be able to say they didn’t know when that day comes.
So thank you for standing in the gap with me Susie. I appreciate you very much, and I am grateful to a sister in Christ for pointing out that we serve God not ourselves.
Much love to you in Christ Jesus,
You must know there are more of us out here. You know you had a huge influence on my mom. Remember the Zeolife detox you had her do for me? And I have not had another vaccine since. And I won’t. We found a wonderful holistic vet in Denver, Jan Facinelli, who will write a letter next year to say I can’t have another rabies vaccine. Thank you Kim. Thank you Shadrach. Thank you Meshach. Remember, we are ALL in your heart, those of us living and those who have left.
Your faithful friend, Dudley
And you have allowed me the privilege of sharing your own healing journey here on Bark N Blog for which I am VERY grateful. And yes, you and your Mom have long supported this blog and have shared your health improvements. Please forgive me for not being clearer in letting the readers know that there isn’t just one dog out there that has benefited and also that has shared their story and journey to wellness. Another one is Ms. Snookie.
So yes there have been a more than one and I for one am so glad you are one of them Dudley! Another is Toby. So I am very blessed to know that there are several dogs that have benefited and that your humans have gone out and shared with others what they have learned and continue to learn from various avenues.
You are right, I can’t allow myself this pity party because there are other dogs whose humans are waiting to discover the truth. Thank you for not allowing me to wallow in my sorrow Duds, but to continue on. And most importantly to know that this is NOT about me, but about God’s purpose in my life. It’s about dogs like you. It’s about sharing the truth no matter how few or how many heed what they learn. Some will and some won’t. But you are a shining example of the ones who did heed and did the work to help you.
Your mom has learned how to do so much on her own because she lost her fear. That is my hope Dudley – to help others lose their fear of the machine so that many more animals will benefit.
Thank you for reminding me of your own story Dudley and the others dog whose stories have been shared here on Bark N Blog.
Love and hugs to you and your Mom, you handsome canine fellow!