Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Category Archives: animals

Animals as Coaches

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This is my pack!

Every early morning are they gathering together in my office to attend our meditation.

It’s an amazing and powerful feeling, when they also”lower” themselves into a pleasant deep meditation.

Occasionally, I hear one of my Seniors snore peacefully in the background. That is a wonderful heartwarming sound to hear.

After twenty minutes mostly of us do the stretch, then breakfast. What a great way to start the day!

I love my pack of “mini Buddhist” as I have always called them.

That’s Amore!

Hand Yoga Flowers and Kisses

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Support from others can make us heal faster. Well, that is not any new news. I cannot help but remembering growing up with a different kind of compassion.

When Someone was hospitalized we were many visiting and brought flowers and cards that were filling the patients table.

My mom told me not to bring them home, that was bad luck. So all the flowers were brought to the nurses coffee room.

A nurse told me that today many are allergic to flowers, that is why many hospitals are forbidding flowers. How sad, flowers make you feel good. (If you are not allergic) We patients attend to smile when we see the gorgeous flowers, and we talk about the flowers, instead of sickness. (That comes later in our conversation)

My wonderful children brought in flowers and me and my roommate kept talking about them every day. It was a joy for my (our) healing, looking at the flowers during the day.

Does your hospital allow your patients flowers?

Rehabilitation started, and I was filled with joy– even if it hurts, but it’s positive pain.

Amazing staff at the physio therapy Intermedtris das TherapieZentrum. Gentle and loving, my hand thrives.

However, another therapist that makes wonders, and with the best healing kisses, is from Oregon.

Our 28 year old rescue horse that is now rescuing me. Best Nurse Ever!

That’s Amore!

Dog Attack

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I had to go in to hospital after a nasty dog bite. Some asked why I tried to separate the dogs. In moments of panic and scream you try to do quick things, solutions.

I have worked with thousands of dogs but never have I seen a situation like this one!

The 30 kg dog attacked Sammy 12 kg without any warning and it was a direct go for kill.

I first tried the water bucket assisted by horrified Max (and Sammy is his dog)

The chewing from the big jaws on Sammy’s throat.

Then I reached for a kind of vacuum machine to hit the head with— which broke No reaction from the dog!

I tried push his eyes in. Make him snap out of it!

When Sammy passed out in his jaws, yes, I tried to bend his jaw open while Olivia tried to suffocate him. That’s when he open his mouth but he was quick, like jaws! And I tried to protect the kids in case he would turn around towards them. He was hanging in my hands.

Would I do it again? Yes!

My wounds looked like nothing compared to Sammy. My first instinct was Sammy’s life. So I drove him bleeding like crazy to our veterinarian that did a good job.

Sammy was in severe shock and we needed a special ct scan to see if his throat was damaged. I drove Sammy to another veterinarian one hour away, and yes still I didn’t think of my fingers.

I even parking on handicap without thinking.

Late, I returned home, and cleaning off my wounds.

In the night that’s when it start to hurt and swollen

I fed the dogs, and then went to the ER

I didn’t try to be a hero — only to save our beloved dog, Sammy!

I stayed for a couple of days, however, now I am home if I clean my wounds and makes a new hand-wrap.

It was so sad staying in the hospital, for many reasons.

Later, I will share my thoughts and experiences.

Have a great Little Christmas 🎄

Horses as Therapists

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Our rescue horse Julia, is an one of our amazing therapists. Helping other children and adults to lower their anxiety, depressions, and their inner negative monologues.

People feel a connection without any words by being present together with the horse(s).

School, or work stress gets off their shoulders, and smiles appears on their faces.

Sometimes you don`t want, or feel ready to talk to a person, or answer uncomfortable questions. Only to be in the moment and breathe, with someone that is there for you with their love. (Little like a grandma feeling)

That’s Amore

Mia

Winning in Life

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When Olivia was four years old she attended a horse competition in jumping! She did great, rode up to the judge an d greeted. She had nothing to compare with. It was fun! I had told her early on to respect the horse, to talk and listen to the horse. “You are nothing without your horse, he is your teammate. Respect and be thankful!” I told her.

I often saw her thanking the horse by standing in front of him.

The best part was, all children won! Great message!

She grew up. Had a terrible horse accident broke her femur, but determined to get back again.

Thanks to her teachers that let her grow with time not forced tempo. Today she is a very good rider. A good rider got respect, listens and communicate with the horse.

Today she has rescued together with me four other horses that didn’t receive all the respect they should. However,there were people behind that wanted me to help them.

Olivia listens, grooms them and the. She rides them. But on their own ways.

Olivia got compassion and passion and waits patiently with the competitions. “I am not in A hurry.” She says — even if I see her heart would love too–

Thank you Olivia for being such a wise young beautiful lady, that still sees the horses soul.

That’s Amore!

Breathing Together

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Animals has always been a big part of my adult life. They have always been there for me, they never betrayed me.

Without any expectations or demands.

In their moment I can be me and breathe.

Together in the nature it is a higher experience, the birds singing, butterflies flying around, colors sparkling around with a touch of the sun.

I was being told that if you spend a lot of time in the nature it lowers the risk of being exposed by cancer!

One thing I know for sure, is that i become very different, –in a good way, –being surrounded by horses and nature.

Calm and thankful.

Sometimes my days can be stressful, or I am very sad. I hurry to the stable when I get the chance, and after only five minutes, have I landed in myself.

This is why it’s not difficult for me rescuing horses.

It’s my way of saying, thank you!

That’s Amore!

Children Feels

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Amazing Max 10 years-old.

“Mom, when I grow up I want to become an Animal Cop, but I also want to work helping children with broken hearts.”

This is my son ❤️