Friday, November 26, 2010


A good friend of mine has a Border Collie named Sting.  This is a fine boy who has done a lot of Dog Agility Competitions as well as Herding Competitions.  Unfortunately, he has developed severe arthritis in his toes...some dogs, like people, just seem to have problems along these lines.

Not being able to practice, compete, go for the long walks and ball chasing he was used to doing had made him unhappy.  It wasn't fun to stay home when everyone else went out but physically, he just couldn't do it without severe consequences.

The problem was solved when my friend found a baby stroller...the kind used by moms who want to run for exercise and take the baby along in a special stroller.  This was modified to allow Sting to ride along on the family walks. 

Now, as you can see, he is a happy boy.  He isn't left behind and he isn't in pain. 

What a terrific solution.  Look at that happy face.

You go, Stingman!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rock in Action

I was working at a dog agility trial this past weekend when one of the exhibitors came up, gave me a big hug and asked if I remembered giving her one of the Medicine Rocks last March.  She said she has it by her computer and sees it every morning and thinks of me and how nice it was to have been given the rock.  She loves it.

This is exactly what these little rocks/stones do.  They make someone feel special and happy.

Know anyone who might enjoy one?  This is a lot of comfort for a small price.

Artfire has the larger selection for now.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Those Incredible Stones (or Rocks)

These Medicine Rocks (or Stones) have been very popular.  I originally made them as a memento for a National Shetland Sheepdog Herding Event.  They were presented in small white bags with a colorful ribbon.  People loved them.

Each Stone is unique. There are no exact duplicates. They are small stones which have been decorated with two colors of cording then embellished with small feathers, usually pheasant, and small natural semi-precious stones of turquoise, carnelian, citron and Rose Quartz. Spiny oyster and other shells are used occasionally.  I've recently expanded the materials used.

They are a nice little gift for groups and usually come in small bags closed with a narrow ribbon. Guests/Participants select a bag and the one they select is the one they are meant to have. The bag is opened and the Medicine Stone is seen for the first time. A small card explains what the metaphysical properties are for each stone. People have a lot of fun with this.     

These have been given to teachers, Mothers, relatives, Secret Santa's, friends, BFF's, brides, bridesmaids, friends with health issues, those recovering from surgery and people with stress in their lives.  The list is endless.  Some people like them simply because they are attractive and natural.
Medicine Rocks, Holistic Stones, Wellness Stones or by any name are made by me with love.  These unique and lovely gifts bring a smile to the recipient.  They provide comfort and support for those who can use it and are better than a hug.   

Keep the stones close to you but not in the bottom or your purse or under your pillow. Feathers are too delicate. They can be kept on a bedside table, kitchen window ledge, shelf, by your computer or where ever you tend to spend time. You can have more than one. They don't get jealous.  Dogs, cats and small children are attracted to them so you need to keep them out of reach.

I also make custom stones tailored to the needs of specific individuals.