Christmas 2020

It sure has been a challenging year hasn’t it? I’m certain I’d not want to repeat it, but tremendous blessings have come out of it in SO many ways. Christmas 2020

Neo Mastiff playing with his toy
Shadrach with his Christmas toy

Growing closer to God. Realizing the most important things in life are relationships – especially with Him. Being grateful for things like toilet paper lol. For BEING well. And truly being grateful to live and be alive in what I consider to be the best country in the world even though there are those who are both trying to shred it as well as steal it. BUT GOD.

I’ve heard Red Sea, Gideon, Goliath and more this year from God Himself as well as others. It’s all been so eye-opening as the truth is revealed and the lies exposed. Being alive for such a time as this. There is a LOT to be grateful for in the midst of the storms and battles. I also treasure even more now small local businesses and even more, relationships with people.

So many couldn’t weather the storm, but my hope is that better things will come for those who had it the hardest this year. That we will learn to be grateful once again rather than entitled. To believe rather than beg. To have faith over fear. To be grateful rather than greedy. To be a blessing rather than a basher. The list is as endless as the letters in combination in the alphabet. Let me share my own blessing with you that I had recently…

Back in October I was privileged to be a guest on a public radio station on the West Coast and the recording is now available today. The show is Nancy’s Bookshelf, the host is Nancy Wegman (I was super comfortable with her – she’s been interviewing a long time and it showed) – she interviews authors. This one is on my book, Animals Taught Me That (2009). It was a really fun interview and on public radio no less. Hope you enjoy listening. By the way, my book is available in audio format for free here on my website now (recorded for my podcast the DOGgone Truth) – there are only 3 chapters not yet available, but they will be by the end of January 2021.

Animals Taught Me That original cover

You can listen to the chapters on this page Just remember that Chapters 23-25 will roll out in January, one per week beginning January 11. The book is still available in print and on Kindle as well.

Why did I share that in this post? Because it was a gift interview for me during this hard year. My good friend, Dr. Hugh Bassham, author of Better Health and a Plan to Achieve It got that set up for me. My book has been out since 2009. Several of my dogs have passed away since and in fact ALL the dogs in the book have! I KNOW God was behind this and even though I don’t know why, I am grateful. Nancy just told Dr. Bassham today that my interview will be her Christmas show as well!

So my wish for all of you is that we stay the course TOGETHER, we learn to be grateful again, and we never give up on each other or our country. And especially NEVER give up on God – He’s SO amazing! And not on our dogs either – you know it has been a rough road with Ezra but that too is getting better bit by bit. He’s quite an amazing and funny dog. He’s taught me so much – he will need a book all by himself one day.

Carolina Dog
Ezra posing but not wanting to lol

Oh and one more book that will help those of you learn even more about God, and how ALL things not only work together for good according to His purpose and plan, but how He holds all things together. Hint – it is a very enLIGHTening book titled, the Author of Light by Dr. Doug Corrigan!


Until next time…

Have a PAWSitively, tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!



Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Dr. Kim offers Animal Naturopathy Mentoring and Courses. Subscribe to her DOGgone Newsletter for updates or to her blog via email. Copyright ©2005-2024 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article. The only essential oils referenced on this website are Young Living.

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