"Thank you for sponsoring the series of holistic pet care workshops last winter. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much from it; it changed the way I take care of my cats, and changed my life. I'm grateful there are caring people like you out there making a difference. Thanks again."
Susan vanDyk, Windsor, PA, Winter 2004
"...you guys sure know how to make people feel at home."
Tina Ruiz, DVM, Macomb, MI, Summer 2005
"Thank you for all the work you put into the recent homeopathy class. The week was fantastic!"
Karen Lyons, DVM, Gilbert, AZ, Summer 2006
Many thanks for the invaluable set of holisitic classes
and hope that it continues so that I may take it in full this year.
You probably don't recall, but my bullmastiff, Kuma, was on life support
when I tore myself away for those few days to take the TCM intro class in 2009;
it was the only time I was away from him that year except to go to work,
but thought it might help him and an investment in saving his life.
I literally was at a loss after the vets told me they did all they could just to stabilize him.
At the time, none of the team of vets knew whether he would be able to survive as they could not diagnose him.
I took the very little knowledge gained from the TCM course and with a leap in faith, changed his diet,
slowly over the course of a year and moved him over to raw and grain free organic food.
The vets cannot believe it is the same dog; I'm just grateful he's alive and thriving. He was finally released to go back to school and competed him in the fall of 2010 in obedience and got his much coveted AKC CD (Companion Dog) title. Vets at the time thought with the work in his CD that Open, Rally, Agility and Freestyle may be possible.
He also has his TDI (Therapy Dogs International) and has been working at an assisted living and autistic children facilities. During the 2012 holiday season, the Director at the autistic children's facility began an occupational therapy program with the older kids to develop fine motor skills by having them make simple jewelry, pack and label the final products for mailing. Her inspiration was Kuma and the jewelry are dog themed. I cannot tell you how immensely proud I am of him and what he has been able to accomplish given his condition.
We now have a newly adopted kitty, Zen-ya, whom I have already weaned into raw and grain free diets. She is thriving since she was found with her siblings and mom in the trash a year ago. Her presence has brought much joy to not only me, but to Kuma and Colada (the umbrella cockatoo) too.
Your program helped us get to where we are today. Thank you and we look forward to your new set of classes in 2012.
Marsha Iyomasa, Rockville, MD, Summer 2008
"I can't thank you enough for your friendship and excellent instruction which has instilled in me
the desire to carry out this great work. All my best."
Sue Griffes, DVM, Onsted, MI, Summer 2009