Over the past 2 weeks or so Odie had been throwing up every, or every other morning Nothing big, just some fluffy spitty stuff. He would then have the loudest belly sounds ever. Gurgles and squeals. You could hear them all over the house, upstairs, downstairs. They were soo loud! Since this was before he ate I thought they might be hunger noises. He has been eating and pooping normally. I also live with 5 cats (2 of them 16+ y/o) so barf is not an abnormal thing.
I didn’t really worry too much about it. Then on Thursday (9/18) he barfed 4 times in the morning. I decided to give him a little fast so that his system could have a rest. I knew that if he was barfing that much with no food there was something wrong. I decided to keep an eye on him and see how he was over the course of the day. Throughout the day he was normal sleeping eating playing sleeping.
I turned my attention to the computer and my Instagram hobby (addiction?). Weeks ago I met a sweet little dog, Scottys_Social_Network, a one-eyed Shih-Tzu. Us one eyed and no eyed Shih-Tzu moms need to stick together! But just as I met him he became very sick. Turns out he has intestinal cancer and on Thursday (9/18) had emergency surgery for a ruptured mass. Scotty’s mom began a crowd-funding site and I decided to donate. I remember how relieved I was when I as able to pay for Odie’s eye removal surgery through the generous donation of friends, family and strangers. I shared Scotty’s story and then went on with my day.
That night I had soup for dinner and decided to let Odie lick the bowl. There was a teeny tiny piece of kale in the bowl and Odie scarfed it right down. Shortly after he threw up again and this time there was a big chunk of something. As I mentioned I am a cat-owner so, large things in barf is also not foreign to me. But then I realized that dogs don’t really harf up hairballs. I fished it out of the garbage and took a fork and knife to the slimy thing. Upon closer inspection I saw that it was a corn cob. Odie had broken off and swallowed a piece of corn cob more than 2 weeks ago. It had sat in his stomach for 2 weeks! I was amazed that it had not changed at all. Still a corn-cob with bits of corn still on it. Just a bit more gray. Whoa! yuck!
I thought about the bullet that we had dodged and how horrible abdominal surgery is. And then I saw Scotty. He so clearly said hello to us and gave Odie an amazing healing. Helping Odie move that corn-cob out and settling his stomach; Kind of a spiritual Heimlich maneuver. Chills went through me as I realized this was a miracle. I thanked Scotty and sent him a healing as well.
As an animal communicator I talk to animals everyday and help them and their people through all sorts of issues. I’ve never met Scotty or his mom. I’ve sent healings almost everyday to help ease his and his mom’s pain. When an animal touches your life without ever even meeting them the power of spirit cannot be denied. I am forever thankful to Scotty for his angelic help with Odie.
Animals are made of love and with that love, even in their hardest moments can create miracles not only for those around them but for complete strangers as well. I have to say that I don’t feel like Scotty is a stranger any more.
If you are interested in helping Scotty’s Mom financially, or just by saying a healing prayer here is a link to his crowd fund site.
It is with a heavy heart that I finish this post. This was written the day of Scotty’s surgery. My intention was to post this to support Scotty’s healing. Friday 9/19 Scotty took his next step. Sometimes we are not clear on what the healing is…
Thank you for sharing Scotty and his miracles with us all. Today is Scotty’s 7th birthday and we are all celebrating an amazing life by lighting a candle at 7 PM (in your time zone). Take time to reflect on the amazing animals that have graced your life and remeber even though they may not be in their furry little bodies anymore, they are always with us in our hearts and in spirit.
Squeeze your babies tight tonight and remember, no corn-cobs!
(As you can imagine there are still many bills left for Scotty’s mom to deal with. The funding site is still up if you would like to help out in memory of Scotty or of someone that you have loved and lost. Thank you)