Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Category Archives: animals

Laying in the grass while Julia is eating. Suddenly, she just stopped and stood there, quiet and nice.

I looked up, and there, a sweet flower was hanging out from her mouth.

It was so peaceful and amazing. I don’t want this moment to end! That’s Amore!

The Best Company

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After this amazing cheese plate, we passed out, together.

That’s Amore!

Stay Protected

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A Week ago it was warm a beautiful. Flies everywhere. Yes I can tolerate them if I can have sun and warm weather. But since the last two days, it’s been cold and rainy. No flies though!

Our beautiful rescue horse, Rihanna got her own protection mask, while we humans walk around with our kind of protection mask 😷

Stay Protected and use Common Sense.

That’s Amore!

Need a Helping Hand?

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Little One fell out from his nest.
We got visit in our garage last night.

Codependents Receiving Support from Horses

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💚 Codependents are many times having a difficult time finding the help and healing they need. Many times as a codependent, some people can give you the feeling that you chose the situation yourself. A non-drinking person, in a relationship with an alcoholic, is in just as much pain, and need just as much healing, as the alcoholic. etc.


Together with an experienced and passionate therapist you can find a road to healing. However, together with Animals it has shown another kind of successful healing recovery.
The horse/dog makes sure you are taking care of yourself— they give, and together with them, you dare to open up, and honest.


That’s Amore

Julia, the horse in the middle, is one of our most fantastic therapists.

A Negative Veterinarian was Reprimanded by Young Animal Rescuers

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Column for Swedish Magazine by Mia Mattsson

Southern Italy 2010 –Olivia is five years old and Max is three years old.

Having children can often be a great and wonderful challenge. Children dare to be more outspoken, and in every conceivable situation. Also I have noticed when I give the children what I think is ‘good’ advice it is really me who should listen extra carefully and follow it instead.

Since I am not much better at keeping my own room in order though I desperately try…or do I, honestly?

One day the children and I went to the veterinary clinic with a sick dog we had picked up from the streets. His name was Lui, the locals told us. The dog was older and had been ‘happily’ homeless for several years. However, now he had problems with his joints after so many nights out in the cold. The dog Lui had also an internal disease, which had to be kept under control with medication. The children and I could offer Lui the following: a warm dog bed, good nutritious food, and the right medicine. Not to mention all the love we would pour over him. His last year would and should be good, we promised him. The vet welcomed us without looking me in the eyes. 

Max, my son, protested loudly that one should always look into one’s the other’s eyes when greeting. Abashed, I smiled at the vet. 

While the vet examined Lui, I updated him about the dog’s background. 

“I don’t understand all these people who rescue sick dogs!” the doctor muttered.

 When I was on my way to protest, he put the stethoscope in his ears. 

I bit my tongue, smiling towards my children who looked like two small question marks. 

“In my opinion this dog would never live!” exclaimed the vet. “You collect a lot of sick animals.” he continued. 

My daughter Olivia looked at him with her wise blue eyes and replied calmly,

 “And you collect a lot of negative thoughts. My mother always says that no one should collect such thoughts!” 

That’s Amore!

Summer Joy

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The joy I feel, when the horses can go (run) out to their “summer holiday pastures” is an amazing feeling. However, I know that their joy is “explosive happiness” as a little girl told me years ago, while they explores the pasture for the first time, this year.

Our rescue horses, which we rescued — for different reasons, —are extremely happy today, together with some other senior horses. The place is magical beautiful, surrounded with gorgeous nature.

It is a blessing for our, and their souls- hearts- and minds. Being in a moment is a blessing.

That’s Amore!

Poop Diving Love

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Rescue horse Oregon, is the one that keeps me and life going. I am so lucky to have him in my life. Sometimes I do wonder, “who rescued who?”

Oregon is 29 years old and acts like a big American Football player. He can suddenly just come up and push you 20 meters straight ahead. He is determined to move the object which forgot to bring the carrots.

I clean him up while talking. I have no idea what I am saying. We are just having that great conversation. We just are just hanging out together. He looks great, shinny and handsome.

I leave his box for only 30 seconds to get something. When I return, he has done what he loves the most. Poop 💩 diving.

Only love can start over again.

That’s Amore!

Counting Carrots and Goodies

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When inside the house the whole days and evenings— except running in the garden, walking dogs. More food is being consumed in our household.

And talk about goodies suddenly disappearing in a blink of an eye 🙂 Different hiding places are being found by them. Their noses are being perfect.

However, the amount of carrots and apples stays the same, but not the goodies 🙂

When questioning who ate all the ice cream, the kids always have the same innocent eyes, even the six dogs.

You got to Love them, two legged and four legged kids. Even when you see the small traces of chocolate on their t shirts.

That’s Amore!