Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

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Update GoFundMe Horses

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❤️ Hi Everyone,

First and foremost, I want to thank you that has donated and shared this campaign. GoFundMe<<<<<<<
eason for me starting to rescue horses are many. I love horses, they are not only beautiful but also intelligent as many of you already know.

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hat many doesn’t know is that after a terrible horse accident when I was 9 years old, made me depressed and terrified for life. I didn’t want to live!

After surgeries, my mom tried so hard to help me. — she joked with me asking if I couldn’t start playing golf. But I wanted to be among horses—

One day she found Hirschof Ridingschool and there was a horse named Sunshine.

He listen too me when I told him about my day. I could cry without him rolling his eyes. Together with him I was in the moment, he brought me back to life.

Miracle is the handsome 26 y old horse that I rescued from Italy. He is amazing and can see when you are sad or happy. He sees your shattered heart.

I want so badly to save Gummi Bear and Rihanna and create, not only a senior retirement place. But for other children with broken hearts that can come out and receive healing from these horses.

I want to give back! Please help me help other children to feel seen and not judged, to feel“I am SomeOne” To meet the best healers.

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cannot do this by myself. A beautiful child therapist will be part of my team and many other educated people.

Your gift will be given back to both Animals and Children !

From my ❤️

Yours Olivia

Our New AWL Bag

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

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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Column Tidningen Nära

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!

Even when the Animals are Forever Gone Love Still Remains

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Senior

(In Swedish below. Pa svenska nedan)

I looked down at the beige dog that lay quite on his dog bed. His eyes were closed and his breathing was slow. I knew within me that he did not have much of any time left here on earth. The dog, Rasmus’s, aura vibrated unequally, like a radio station that had not been set to its correct frequency.

“Why are you leaving me so soon?” I whispered to him.

We reflect your perfect self. We choose to be happy in the present and never think of the future. We are living and breathing of every minute and not a second faster into the future. Nobody knows what’s in the future; the future will come when it’s time.

As a sign of his love and of confirmation, he wagged his tail.

It was so painful to lose my four-legged friend.

To say goodbye to love was heartbreaking.

We will always be around you people, for our love will never end when we disappear from you. When you are in silence you can feel our presence, but it’s when you are searching after us to feel us in a physical form, that is when the contact will be broken between us.

Your despair breaks the contact.

Be in total silence and feel our present. Let us continue to heal you in the same way, as we always did laying next to you.

I looked at Rasmus. His tail was no longer waging. He was gone!

“Rasmus!” I screamed and put my head in his still warm coat. “Don’t leave me!”

Suddenly, I felt a warm feeling surrounding my legs, like a wind passing me.

We have a soul and therefore live forever!

I have not left you. When the memory of me is disturbed by your heavy grief, that’s when you leave me.

 

That’s Amore!

Text Mia Mattsson Mercer

photo: Shutterstock

Column Magazine Nara (Sweden)

 

In Swedish

Även när djuren är för evigt borta finns kärleken kvar

Jag tittade ner på den beiga hunden som låg alldeles stilla på sin hundsäng. Hans ögon var slutna och andetagen var långsamma. Jag visste inom mig att han inte hade lång tid kvar här på jorden. Hunden Rasmus aura vibrerade ojämnt, likt en radionstation som inte hade sin rätta frekvens inställd.

”Varför lämnar du mig så snart?” viskade jag till honom.

Vi reflekterar ert perfekta jag. Vi väljer att vara lyckliga i nuet och tänker aldrig på framtiden. Vi lever för varje minut och inte en sekund snabbare. Ingen vet vad som ligger i framtiden, utan den kommer när det är dags.

Som ett tecken med sin kärlek och bekräftelse viftade han på svansen.
Det gjorde så ont att mista min fyrfota vän.
Att säga adjö till kärleken var smärtsam.

Vi finns alltid omkring er människor för vår kärlek tar aldrig slut även om vi försvinner från er. När ni befinner er i stillhet kan ni känna vår närvaro, men det är när ni famlar efter att känna oss i fysisk form som kontakten bryts mellan oss.
Annons

Er förtvivlan bryter kontakten.
Var i en total stillhet och ta in oss. Låt oss fortsätta att hela er, precis som vi alltid gjorde sittandes bredvid er.

Jag tittade på Rasmus. Hans svans viftade inte längre. Han var borta!
”Rasmus!” skrek jag och borrade in mitt huvud i hans fortfarande varma päls. ”Lämna mig inte!”
Plötsligt kände jag en varm känsla vid mina ben. Något som fläktade förbi mig.

Vi har en själ och lever därför för evigt!
Jag har inte lämnat dig. När minnet av mig förträngs av din tunga sorg, det är då du lämnar mig.

That’s Amore!

Senior Sanctuary

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It has been a hectic week at the Senior Home!

Senior Leah 15 plus, had a new surgery to remove new aggressive tumors!

The veterinarian team made sure she was strong enough before doing anything that could put her in danger. Leah was the best candidate.

Spike the dragon lizard it is worse with.

Swollen leg and not wanting to eat is a terrible combination! Calcium and different lamps and hand feeding are what has been done the last two weeks.

Since him and his wife were taken cared of since the family moved to another country. Also, they were former school class animals! We have no idea how old they are!

The other 10 dogs are doing their wagtails’ hope for speedy recovery from the Senior home full of love!

That’s Amore!

 

Senior Dogs got Much to Give

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AWL mia hemsida adress 1I have to admit, my heart is soft for Senior dogs. Having had my foundation now since 1999 and working with rescuing animals (most dogs) I have met hundreds of wonderful Seniors. Yes, it is not for a very long time you get to keep them(years), however, the time seems in a way longer when you are together with them (time). If that makes any sense.

I have had to say good bye to many Seniors, but I have always been by their side. Always!

In my home I have right now eight (8) Seniors that I adore. I don’t like traveling as much as I did earlier, even if I love traveling 😉 I cut down 50% with my travels.

Instead I love laying reading and hearing their deep snoring next to me or on the floor on their own bed(s). How they wake up and takes the day with grande relaxing tempo, like the southern Italian dogs they are (ok one American). And….their love is priceless, their deepness in their eyes when they look at you. They make you feel like a Hero!

This January we had to say good bye to one of our rescue dogs Jazz. For one year she had problems holding her bladder. I rolled away the carpets and mopping buckets on every floor.

My husband growled a little.

I looked at him with a wrinkle between my eyes and said, “When you get old(er) and start to wet yourself, am I going to get ride of you too?”

good-bye-leoI have a hard time understanding people who suddenly abandon their old friend just because he is old and smelly. It shows me their (people) evaluation about becoming old.

My heart become warm when I read about more and more Senior Sanctuaries are opening, and …..that so many more people dare to adopt a Senior.

That’s Amore!