Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Our Golden Years Together with Magnificent Seniors


Seniors Rocks!

I 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?"


I 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!

Monday, April 3, 2017

FINALLY IS ARNOLD GOING TO HIS NEW FAMILY

 These pictures were taken by me when I visited a shelter run by the Government back in January 2016 me thinks. Anyway, I saw him right away and fell in love. Finally, I can tell you that I am flying over and bringing him with me back to Germany.
 He is a handsome Senior that should not sit in a place like this. No one should, and I am doing my best to find a solution. It takes time, it shouldn't but it does. Drives my heart into sadness since time is going so fast and the dogs are having shorter life than we got.
 These is the place. Its smelly and horrible. I have been told that they are making some small changes. Cannot wait to see that in June.
 They are euthanising some of the dogs, but only when they need a new cage, then the oldest or the sickest goes.

Help me make changes for the other dogs there. That's Amore!

Friday, March 31, 2017

THANK YOU ALL FOLLOWERS

"I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Animals Without Limits has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Animal Blogs on the web."


Oh dear, now I have to update much better. This is amazing news. Thank you readers <3 span=""> www.animalswithoutlimits.blogspot.com

Monday, March 13, 2017

NEW HOMEPAGE

I have together with talented Linda, worked on a new homepage where I can put my own, and my organisation AWL together.

Time is one of the things we are hunting after desperately, so I thought adding them together would make it  all in one place. Easy to find!

www.miamattssonmercer.com 

Let me know what you think!

Mia Mattsson Mercer

Friday, January 27, 2017

LEAH THE WARRIOR QUEEN

Update on Leah after her surgery . The veterinarian team made the op and  got the fast growing tumour on her inner back legs away. (earlier post)

Amazing warrior Queen greeted me at the veterinarian door only a couple of hours after waking up. Think if we humans had the same capacity !
I want to show you how she looked like when I found her and after some time together with us. What an amazing difference. She has so much energy for being an senior, I hope I get the same kind of amount when I become a Senior ;-)
Leah, I am super proud over you.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Street Dogs and People Heal their Inner Anger in Different Ways





The insecurity inside of us can make it difficult to balance a direct communication with balanced feelings. Often it is our own egos that put a stop to the unconditional love for ourselves and others. When we understand that it is ourselves that we have to love without criticizing, the fears that pierce our hearts will disappear.
We are created by the Universe and are perfect.
Once again, I read from my notebook. How could a dog be that spiritual deeper than myself, a human?
Immediately I was ashamed over my own thought. Who was I to judge or condemn?
The wise street dog that sat beside me would not be owned by anyone.
His eyes were glittering humbly, and still I was ashamed even more by my previous notion of superiority.
I realized that although his freedom would be short on the streets, he was ok with it. For him the freedom was not to be on anyone's "leash" and moreover, freedom had no sense of time.
Once more, I felt shame over my own faith experiences. The more people (and street dogs) I encounter, I come to realize that it is about how I reacte to other people and animals. It shows who I really am.
There are no suicides among stray dogs.
When you have love for yourselves and for all, no one will be able to destroy you. We stray dogs give each other respect, and respect where we are in our own development.
We see you as lovable people. Your attitude to us animals shows where you are on life's path. When you stop receiving lessons you will be hard-hearted and dare no longer to love anymore. You become judgmental people. An aggressive dog has not been badly treated by life in itself, but by man within that life. An aggressive street dog also knows that it is difficult to survive with aggression, and walks away to be alone and heal itself. While an aggressive man is not only attacking himself, but the entire Universe, the Earth, man and Animals.
Love the Universe with all your heart, mind, and strength. Then you can love your neighbor as yourself. We all come from the same source.
That's Amore!
Mia Mattsson-Mercer

Thursday, January 5, 2017

HAPPY 2017

NEW YEARS eve, is not one of my favourite evenings to celebrate.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to celebrate to say good bye to the year of 2016 lessons, and welcome the new year 2017 in, gladly with a glass of Champagne.

The fireworks are making it very hard to be happy and celebrate.

Today is our home back to normal, but it has been tough days, and evenings.

The house of 12 dogs, there have been chaos, with barking, howling and shaking.

It is not only by midnight, it is several days before and several days after.

I am thinking of the wild animals, and also Military with PTSD, well.....all people with PTSD. I cannot imagine what is going on in their minds.

One year, I celebrated New Year in Switzerland. At Midnight all the churches started to play with their churchbells, no fireworks. It was magic very soothing for the mind and soul.

Earlier today I saw in the Swedish newspaper, that many people became absurd with handling the firework, hurting other people, children and even making false 911 calls, only to throw fire work at the ambulance people when they arrived.

May we come to a Solution for next New Years Eve-2018, lets post solutions and not harsh words.

                       Happy New Year all Animal Lovers, lets become better this year 2017.


That's Amore!