Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It is Never to Late

 In 2008 i got a phone call to help a shelter that was totally falling apart, dogs being abused, they were standing up to their stomachs in poo and pee. They drank moulded water, lack of food.
It was horrible. It is images I still carry around in my heart and mind. Its nothing you wipe off and go to bed. However, I learned that life is not black and white. Sometimes you cannot rescue everyone. Sometimes we learn more about ourselves and other people. You meet people that teach you what you don't want to become. You met new people that you start new goals with.
We went to the shelter and the owner got a slap on her wrist by the judge for treating the animals badly. The woman changed her name and started a new shelter somewhere else together with other people in the front.
We Awl went in and cleaned and delivered food and veterinarian care. 2009 AWL took 10 dogs and another shelter Leda Ass, took 20 dogs. The other 20-30 dogs went to a townhall shelter.
Otello in the picture went with Leda Ass. and 2010 our paths changed directions until 2016 when I visited Leda in their new nice shelter. To my very big surprise Otello now 14 years old is still in the cage. NO ONE wanted to adopt him.
My heart just broke. 
This weekend we posted him on here, and to my and Leda Ass delight, we got a home for him. 
Tomorrow you can read my column about him and his journey, his advice to us humans. 
The woman that are adopting him, loves Seniors, and knows what it takes and means. No hearts are to old to love. Its like being old and beautiful as human and not dare to find a partner again, because "he might just die soon"
If you don't live the fullest, you will miss the beauty. 
Thats Amore!
Otello is now getting ready with his shots and health tests for upcoming pet passport. WE think and hope he will be ready to travel VIP --no flying--in 30 days.

 CEO Mia Mattsson-Mercer feeding the starving animals.
  Its never to late to love an old heart. Just because we get old doesn't mean we suddenly stop to live and love. Would we say that to elderly people, "sorry you are to old to love now, "he" will probably die in one year"
No! Live the fullest, and its when you stop loving you become old.

Thats Amore! First time I met Rossella from her Ass. Leda!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Plan Your Rescue Mission

When you rescue a dog from the streets and brings him to a shelter, make sure you got a time plan. 

Many dogs are happy on the streets when being healthy and looked after. 

 Some "happy" street dogs ends up in cages for many years,up to 7-14 years! 

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Nu på lördag 27/8 springer Sanne, Sebastian och Tove ”Action Run” i Örebro. Det är ett 8 km långt lopp mitt i city med 30 fasansfulla hinder att ta sig an. Eld, skyhöga väggar och vattentankar står på menyn.

Vi kommer att springa i ”Animals without Limits”-anda. Grundaren Mia Mattson-Mercer har i 17 års tid hjälpt seniorhundar som har glömts bort av ägare eller kommer från förskräckliga förhållanden att bli omplacerade i ett nytt och kärleksfullt sista hem. Tanken är att samla in pengar till AWL. Dealen är följande: 

Vi vill uppmana er att skänka 10 kr för varje hinder vi klarar. För varje hinder vi inte klarar skänker vi 10 kr. Alla pengar går oavkortat till AWL. 

Swisha till detta nummer och MÄRK AWL: 0723661199

(För er som inte har swish-
PG: 53 61 62-1
BG: 476-9246
Vi har också PAYPAL

Vi kommer att hålla er uppdaterade under lördagen. Racet kommer att filmas med diverse utrustning. Bjud gärna in era nära och kära som också kan tänka sig donera en tia eller mer! Folk racet pa

Thursday, August 18, 2016


 "Kärleken har allting, du kan till och med höra vingslagen från änglarna, berättade min 10-åriga dotter Olivia. ”Hör du dem, mamma?” frågade hon mig."

Ni kan idag läsa min och gatuhundarnas krönika pa Tidningen Naras Hemsida. 

Den handlar också om att vaga hala kvar karleken oavsett vad som hander under dagen. En svar konst som vara älskade gatuhundar lyckas med. Vi kan lara oss mindfulness av dem.

Hoppas ni gillar krönikan 
That's Amore!

Hunden Kiki är en av de klokaste tikar som krönikören Mia någonsin träffat. Hon kommunicerade underbart med valpar och barn. Foto: Privat

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I admire people which are creative, and at the same time as they are self going, they know teamwork with respect.

It is difficult to find that in the volunteer section without money being involved. Lets face it, most of us need money to pay our bills and have a vacation ones in a while. Or, we don't got the passion involved in our heart-system--or, just being plane lazy.

However, I have noticed that if you give a small percent of your creativity to someone, a lot will come in return. Maybe not from the people/group you help -- well of course all the love in return is not so bad, right?-- but return from other persons that might noticed your work--or, Universe noticed your work.

I realized too, that those persons wanting to do something at the same time reciving something in returned, crashed totally by themselves or, by Universe law of attraction. People that had a back thought. I never had to be worried, since they fall themselves over their own ego.

Now, I love people which think (sexy). They maybe cannot adopt anymore dogs, on the other hand they think what can their skills do for AWL (animals)

Talented Sanne Stenbeck from Stockholm, Sweden, contacted me and made a presentation--see above pictures. Love it!

She and her family are also going to do a Sport "thing" and laid out a presentation about the event and what they thought they could do to get AWL name out there!

1. Presentation of an idea
2. Ask
3. YES
4. Creates until its done, done, done, done.

Did I mention that she also is a talented singer?

That's Amore!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Trasiga själar hjälper varandra -- Broken Souls has Strong Healing Ability

Broken Souls has Strong Healing Ability to other Broken Souls

One family wanted to adopt a dog from my organization. The family was immediately very open about what their family situation looked like.

I was extremely grateful for their openness, it meant that I could quickly find a dog that matched their energies. A few months earlier, their daughter had tried to commit suicide. Now the family felt that a dog could help their daughter to "heal", of course, along with their doctors and therapists. But, they reasoned, to have a four-legged friend who slept with her, agreed on walks, someone to confide in, and was there full of love, would be beneficial for her. Also, the demand for routines upon their daughter if she was responsible for a dog would additionally help to ground her and help her to heal.

Of course the whole family wanted a new family member, the time was right for all. There were many cute big dogs with a high-energy factor, but I had an overweight little brown female dog who had spent two years in a cage down in south Italy.

A dog with high energy to a home that are working so hard to heal, would not be good --- its high energies could activate and add more stress for the the family and situation. The family needed a cool dog who knew what she wanted, loved life (and food) and to only wanted belong to a family.

When Iris arrived to the family, she chose right away the daughter's bedroom to become her bedroom as well.  Is it that a "broken" soul recognizes another's "broken" soul?

The dog Iris also had a claim to the daughter, “I'm there for you, but you also need to stay alive and be there for me."

When the daughter woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, Iris sat up in her basket and waited calmly until she came back.

Every day I received updates from the family about how much they all loved Iris.
"Mia, we never dreamed that our daughter would feel as good as she does after only four months after our beloved dog's arrival. "Iris therapy" really worked 100%. Best dog Ever!”

This business of "Rescue Dogs" really has a double meaning and paradox: is it we who save them, or is it they who will save us? Who really saves whom?

They ended their email: “We just got the dog we wanted, quiet, contact seeking, loving and ‘personal and wacky’ in a wonderful way. Greetings, family Iris "

When we see each other's inside strength and beauty, discounting the outside of temporary weakness, then we can help and be helped. This is what is called unconditional perfection in the circle of life. About everyone's right to live, love and seek happiness!
That's Amore!

I had the families permission to write their story.

Trasiga själar hjälper varandra till läkning

En familj ville gärna adoptera en hund av mig. Familjen var med en gång väldigt öppna med hur deras familjeförhållande såg ut. Jag var oerhört tacksam över deras öppenhet, det gör att jag snabbare kunde finna en hund som matchade deras energier. 
Ett par månader tidigare hade deras dotter försökt begå självmord. Nu kände familjen att en hund skulle kunna hjälpa deras dotter till att ”läkas”, naturligtvis tillsammans med andra läkare och samtalsterapeuter.

Att ha en vän som sov tillsammans med henne, gick med på skogspromenader, någon att kunna anförtro sig till och som fanns där full av kärlek. Dessutom ställdes det krav på dottern, att hon också skulle finnas där med rutiner som infaller när man skaffar en hund.

Naturligtvis var hela familjen med på att ha en ny familjemedlem, tiden var mogen för alla. Där fanns många gulliga stora hundar med hög energifaktor, men jag hade en överviktig liten brun hundflicka som suttit två år i en bur nere i Italien.

En hund med hög energi till ett hem som arbetar med att läkas, ska inte ha höga energier som kan aktivera och tillföra mera stress. Familjen behövde en cool tik som visste vad hon ville, älskade livet (och mat) och att få tillhöra en familj.

När Iris anlände till familjen valde hon med en gång dotterns sovrum till sitt sovrum. Är det så att en ”trasig” själ känner igen en annans ”trasig” själ?

Men hunden Iris hade också ett krav till dottern: Jag finns där för dig, men du måste också stanna kvar i livet och finnas där för mig.

När dottern vaknade mitt i natten för att gå upp till badrummet satte sig Iris upp i sin korg och väntade lugnt tills hon kom tillbaka.  Varje dag fick jag uppdateringar med hur mycket de alla älskade Iris.

”Mia, vi kunde aldrig drömma om att vår dotter skulle må så bra som hon nu gör redan efter fyra månader efter vår älskade hunds ankomst. ”Iris-terapin” funkade verkligen till 100 %. Bästa hunden!
Det här med ”Rescuedogs”, får verkligen en dubbel innebörd: Är det vi som räddar dem, eller är det de som räddar oss? Vem räddar vem egentligen?Vi fick precis den hunden vi ville ha, lugn, kontaktsökande, kärleksfull samt ´personlig och knäpp´ på ett underbart sätt. Hälsningar Familjen Iris”

När vi ser varandras innersta styrka utanpå den temporära svagheten, kan vi hjälpa dem och de hjälper oss. Detta är vad som kallas villkorslös fullkomlighet, i livets cirkel. För allas rätt att leva!

That’s Amore!
Mia Mattsson-Mercer

Mia har fått godkännande av familjen att publicera deras historia.