Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Our New AWL Bag

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Totally in love with our new bag! Thank you Sanne Stenbeck for design ✅

SENIOR SANCTUARY IS BECOMING TRUE

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Note to readers; the barbed wire is only symbolic and doesn’t exist.

Everything comes to you when you are ready, and your thoughts are no longer like a ping pong boll game inside your head from doubts. When your thoughts are in peace somewhere else working with something totally different than your dreams.

Our Miracle 26 years old came to us like the biggest surprise ever. I wasn’t looking after a Senior horse. However, we do recall me saying some months ago, when a person asked me why I didn’t ride?–I thought I joked when I answered, ‘I want a very old horse to walk around!”

Little would I have known.

The story that I wrote in my column this Thursday in Swedish, I will absoloutly translate into english, and publish here.

And….. our Senior Sanctuary is becoming true. I want to help as many Seniors as possible to have their last time in life as relaxed and full of love and care as possible.

Together in the stable we got experienced horse people that keeps and eye on our Seniors, and ….. also the best veterinarian team with Veterinarian, Stephanie Spöthl in the front.

We will have more seniors coming up, however, we need you, Friends of AWL, to help us get them up from southern Italy to Southern Germany. Where I, and my team will be ready to give them the best last months/years as possible.

Be a Friend of AWL please donate at;

Paypal donations@animalswithoutlimits.com

Swedish pg 536162-1

BG 476-9246

Swisha gärna 123 378 38 34

 

 

 

Hästens SkyddsÄngel visade mig vägen

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Foto Per Johansson.

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”Vem är det som är ansvarig för den gula hästen som står på baksidan?”, ropade jag till människorna som stod ute på stallplanet. Barnen och jag befann oss åter igen nere i södra Italien för att arbeta med de hemlösa hundarna.

Vi hälsade på ridskolan som vi känt till sedan vi bodde där nere 2008. Plötsligt strömmande en slags stöt av sorg emot mig. Det kändes som att någon drog mig till där känslan befann sig. Jag gick runt stallbyggnaden och såg att det fanns flera hästboxar där. Ett svagt vibrerande ljus lyste vid en liten öppning. ”Hallå, är du ok?”, viskade jag. Den stora gula hästen vände sig om. Han grät! En stark trötthet strålade mot mig.
”Jag lovar att hjälpa dig!”

Genast var det som om jag stod utanför mig själv och såg på medan ljuset agerade. Ut ur min mun flög orden; ”Jag köper hästen!”

Mina barn tjoade glatt, men jag insåg att jag inte kunde få in hästen i bilens baksäte. Vad hade jag gjort? Och barnens pappa hade sagt åt mig innan vi lämnade hemmet att jag inte fick komma hem med flera hundar; ”Vi har redan tio stycken!”. Jag drog upp min telefon och ringde till vänner. Transportfirman, sponsorer och stallplats blev ordnat på tio minuter. Det var magiskt.

Mias dotter Olivia tillsammans med Oregon precis innan avfärd. Foto: Privat

Oregon är en 26 år gammal ridskolehäst som både barn och vuxna älskade att rida runt på för han var så snäll. Marina som tar hand om ridskolan han bodde på blev först lite tveksam. Inte över att Oregon fick komma till mig, utan för den långa resan vi stod inför och kylan som var uppe i Tyskland. Jag förstod att det var svårt för Oregon att säga adjö till en själ som befunnit sig där i flera år. Jag berättade för honom om hur hans nya liv skulle se ut, med gräs, utomhushagar, skogsområde och veterinärteamet som väntade på att ge honom den bästa behandling med värdighet.

Under hela resan upp till Tyskland kommunicerade jag med Oregon. Om hur hans kropp kändes, vad ville han? Varje gång pulserade ett sken runt omkring honom.

Många av mina vänner blev engagerade i Oregon. Den amerikanska kyrkan bad för honom i sin församling. Han blev en kärlekssymbol.

Nu befinner han sig i södra Tyskland på vårt nyöppnade seniorhem för hästar. Han lyssnar till namnet Miracle och gnäggar svagt god morgon när jag kommer. Fortfarande pulserar det ett ljus omkring honom men nu utan tårar. En dag kände jag hur det vibrerade i min jacka. Jag tog upp telefonen.
“Mia, vi har två seniorhästar till om du vill?” hörde jag Marina säga.
”Gör dem klara, vi kommer igen!”

De själsliga blåmärkena är större på insidan än utsidan, men ingen ser märkena på insidan. Djur bär ofta på dubbel smärta då de både får hårda tillrättaviselser och smärtsamma ord. Det skadar dem emotionellt. De har samma själ som er och är lika stora verktyg till denna planet som ni befinner er på. Men glädjen att se hur ni vågar stå upp för djuren och säga nej får vibrationerna på jorden att vibrera till en högre kärlek och sinnesro. Det pulserande ljuset varar då för evigt.

 

Tips på hur du själv kan göra i en likande situation:
1. Lita alltid på din magkänsla och agera snabbt innan tvivlet tar över din känsla.

2. Agera! Din målmedvetenhet smittar av sig. Det finns många som vill hjälpa men vet inte hur och var de ska börja.

3. Ta kontakt med olika människor för råd och hjälp.

4. Vänlighet och respekt. Alla älskar vi på olika sätt och med att visa andra människor en annorlunda vänlighet kan vi inspirera varandra. Fördöm inte någon, även om du tycker eller känner annorlunda. En aggressivitet kan förstöra för andra djur.

5. Kanske vill några personer försätta tvivel inom dig. Ta deras tvivel och skriv ned dem och svara. Bli inte irriterad. Du behöver inte försvara din passion men av andras tvivel kan du bli bättre i ditt arbete.

6. Se de som tvivlar som ”dina elever”. De finns för att att inspirera dig, inte tillrättavisa. Försök inte att förändra dem med ord utan med ditt agerande.

That’s Amore!
Mia Mattsson-Mercer
http://www.animalswithoutlimitscom.wordpress.com (tillfällig adress)

 

Mission Together

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Since my children were born they have together with me gone on different missions.
When Olivia was only 3 months old, she and I went to a children hospital with 30 teddy bears!
When Max was 4 months old he went together with me and Olivia to an Italian Orphan home with donations.

Last Wednesday, we went on a new mission, I don't know how many hundreds missions we have been on already. I find it very important to involve my children, not only is it wonderful to be a rescue team. But it's also very nourishing for our souls.

To meet other people, children and animals that need some kind of help. Meeting others that are working with any kind of rescuing. And to see different environments, to understand that we all live differently.

I am incredibly proud over both my children, Max and Olivia!

They are in charge of two puppies traveling from Italy up to our home in Germany. And this Thursday are their new family from Sweden driving down to pick up the puppies for adoption!

That's Amore!

Ps. After a mission we always make something fun together. Like taking a wonderful dip in the pool.

The Girl’s Past Helped her Become an Animal Lawyer

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Outside my door stood a very thin girl in her too big t-shirt. By her side sat a messy dog.

The girl could not be more than seven years old that first day. When the social workers came to pick her up, she refused to accompany the assistant without her dog. One of the social workers was a big animal lover who had heard me tell how important animals can be for the humans healing.

The girl was interrogated while her dog, Duncan, laid next by her chair. She stretched and gently petted him over his coat. “He is my best friend. When my mother and stepfather argued, me and Duncan always crawled under the bed together. ”

Later I met them both, but the main character for me was Duncan.

He was calm and did not leave her side.

Bottles thrown, furniture being thrown around, punches, loud voices, followed by a spooky silence. Several times Duncan went to protect the girl. The dog even bit the man, but out of protection.

The social worker later confirmed that the girl’s stepfather had tried to get rid of the dog.

Children who come from a violent family can usually heal faster with animal therapy. The healing ability from the animals affects us humans strongly.

Over the years the girl and I have been in touch with each other and especially after the difficult time when Duncan died. Duncan fought against death to continue to protect, though his master was safe and away in school. He did not want to leave her.

We were many who were afraid of what the grief and sorrow would do to her.

But life often surprises us, I thought. You are many times fooled by your own assumptions, in advance of concrete actions of others.

Of course, she mourned. But after a while she started studying to become an animal lawyer. Her dream was to fight for animals that were not allowed to accompany the children in their new foster home. She spoke of her vision as “Duncan’s Law Firm”

She ends in the letter to me:

The way back is a lifelong path but definitely not impossible. It is a healing process on a long journey. We often wonder when we will come to the healing destination. But the wounds are also a way to learn to live, and together with Duncan I became stronger than ever.

Chris and Duncan

 

That’s Amore!

Beautiful video made for me

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Watch the video here

Six years ago, we moved up from Italy to Germany. It was my saddest time in life.

I had to leave my dream. My dream, that I had together with others built up so hard.
A Senior Sanctuary Hospice, that we named Casa dell Amore!

My beautiful volunteers made this incredible video and yesterday I revived it from Chiara Ricci, I hadn't seen it since the day we left.

AWL are still working very hard rescuing animals down in Italy. And one day, very soon, will I open up a new Hospice! A bigger and better, together with inspiring people and veterinarians.

That's Amore!

In Spite of Life Threatening Experiences, Still She Wags Her Tail

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Text: Mia Mattsson-Mercer
Photo: Shutterstock, Private

I immediately saw her.  With her big black eyes she sat in a small cage looking curious at me. It felt like she chose me.
I asked the American Animal Organization to adopt the little cute dog Shiloh. They told me that Shiloh’s mother and siblings had  previous week been gassed to death by the state’s dog patrol.

The veterinarian found out that Shiloh had a kennel cough and had to sit isolated for a while. Back home she quickly grew into my family, along with three other dogs.

We moved from the US to new adventures in southern Italy.
The dogs took the long trip better than us nervous dog owners.

One evening, we walked with Shiloh along the wide Italian street. Suddenly a car arrived at high speed and drove over her!! Severely injured, she was taken to the emergency room.
Nobody thought she would survive.

I prayed day and night for her.

“She’s a miracle dog,” the veterinarians told me when I finally brought her home.

The following year, Shiloh got serious problems with her kidneys. She peed blood.

I was told about a great man, Michael, who could cure animals but who had no veterinary license. Michael was also a good homeopath. No other veterinarian had previously been able to cure Shiloh’s kidney problems.
Instead, they thought we should euthanize her.

Michael examined her and asked several questions. Suddenly, he took hold of Shiloh’s side and with his palm he hit her kidneys.
Shiloh shouted out.

I thought he was crazy!
We left, and with us we got some medicine ampoules.

A couple of weeks later she was healthy!

I told our veterinarian.
“She is a miracle dog,” he said again.

Once again it was time to move to new adventures and this time to southern Germany. Again, Shiloh moved with us but this time with 16 other happy dogs.

Today she is 14 years old. A beautiful limping  greymuzzle Senior, but still the same positive attitued as the first time I saw her there in the small cage.

She’s really a miracle dog.

I believe, we have a lot to learn from the animals.
We are what we think. Never give up!

That’s Amore!