Once again Puma is shedding his winter coat, and I am getting a daily workout grooming him. This year, instead of putting the handfuls of fur in the compost bin, I am gathering it up for Matter of Trust, an organization that creates products that help mop up oil in the Gulf Disaster and elsewhere worldwide (see Hair Soaks Up Oil Spills).
Don’t have a dog? Contact your local pet grooming or hair cutting salon and ask them to participate.
Yes, Matter of Trust also uses contributions from people. I took the information to my stylist and fellow animal lover, Carolyn Elliott of Elliott Salon on Alki in Seattle, and she graciously signed up with them to collect and ship hair sweepings from cuts. I will be adding Puma’s fur to her salon’s collection. It’s a small step that we can take together, and small steps can eventually add up to big changes!
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.—Margaret Mead
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A pioneer in Reiki and shamanic healing for people and animals, Rose De Dan has seen firsthand the profound healing impact of this work on the lives of others. A Reiki Master Teacher, mesa carrier in the Peruvian Q’ero tradition, and animal communicator, she teaches classes, workshops and teleclasses for those interested in learning more about energy medicine.
Rose is also author of the acclaimed book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism, and creator of Animal and Reiki Art. As an animal shaman, she views her role as a healer as one of building bridges between people and animals, and of empowering them to reconnect with Pachamama, Mother Earth.
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