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The Magical Healing Powers of Cats

It has been 3 weeks since I have been able to see my mother because I was traveling out of the country as our book was being printed in Istanbul, Turkey. Every night I call the nurses station and one of the nurses brings her cell phone into my mother’s room. “Where are you?” she asks me. She knows something is wrong because I visit her multiple times every week. It’s been so hard not seeing her. I can’t imagine how hard it must be on her, as my sister and I frequently visit her. I was thinking how we are all being asked to not leave home. My mother has been forced to do this for the past forty years so I can do it for a month or two, if need be, for the highest good of all concerned.

Last night on Twitter I read about a man whose mother is in a nursing facility who just tested positive for #covid. She has a cough and slight fever. Her nursing home is under quarantine too and they can only see her through a window. He said she loves cats and to please post photos so he can print them and paste them in her window. And, that made me cry. So, here I am posting photographs of cats and thinking of this stranger and what he must be going through,not being able to visit her mother, knowing she is not feeling well.

Years ago I photographed the cats at my mother’s facility because she loves cats too and I hung pictures of them all around her walls. Here are some of the cats. I hope Michael doesn’t get jealous I am posting this, I don’t think he will.

I think cats are magical creatures, I do. I knew someone who once told me not to post cats photos because it wasn’t cool. Here’s to not being cool.

I made these photos years ago, not to worry that I’m out and about. Back in the days where I was photographing with a Canon 5DIII, for you gear geeks. Notice I don’t go on and on about gear. Because photography is not about which piece of equipment you used. It’s about understanding light, composition, timing, intuition and it’s the soul of the person creating the photographs.

One of the gifts of being in self quarantine since returning from Barcelona, Spain and Istanbul is having more time to read and create blogs. Prayers for the elders and everyone on earth.

One of the wonderful cats at my mother’s nursing home.

This one reminds me of Jackson, who was Michael’s brother.

This is one of marvelous fountains at the facility where my mother lives. We have spent many hours sitting here, just listening to the water flow and watching the hummingbirds stop for a drink. It’s magical just being present with her.

Scardy cat.

Who’s your mom?

Clarence the grey, brave cub and Quinton Ocean Plasma

I took my cat Clarence to the vet last week because he was leaving a trail of urine outside his litter box. The first vet ran blood tests and xrays that showed an infection, anemia, constipation and an enlarged heart.  We started anti-biotics for the infection, which hopefully will raise the anemic values. Clarence likes the taste of the medication for constipation, which is helpful.

I  emailed an old friend who loves animals to ask if she knew anyone extraordinary.  She recommended Roger Valentine, a holistic vet in Santa Monica.

I drove Clarence out to Roger on Monday. With the traffic backed up on PCH, it took thirty minutes to make a left onto PCH from Topanga Canyon. He stayed curled in my arms and didn’t make a sound. I was a little flustered by the time we actually arrived because I felt so badly for Clarence. Roger immediately poured me a large glass of water and then injected 20 cc’s of Quinton plasma and one cc of B-12 into Clarence.  I watched and began to feel relief, as Clarence perked up on the spot.

Quinton plasma was developed one hundred ten years ago in Europe by Rene Quinton, a national science hero. He was a research scientist, explorer, inventor, physiologist, author and humanitarian.Though it’s suggested for athletes or anyone who wants to boost their minerals, Roger uses it on animals.

Quinton returns the system to cellular homeostasis. It’s pure ocean plasma that is enriched by the vortex plankton bloom environment. It’s not just seawater. It’s not plankton. It’s living fluid produced by dense fields of zoo plankton as they eat smaller phyto-plankton.It’s harvested  from the same plankton bloom using the same protocol Quinton did in 1897. Sea water can bring about balance to soil that is depleted.  Quinton saw that after hurricanes and tidal waves. The facility where this is produced is in Spain. Valentine explained it balances out internal fluids and helps intestinal problems. It clears out toxins, helps energy levels, helps sleep, balances the digestive system while support the adrenals and boosting the immune system. Like human blood plasma it contains 78 minerals. Three times the mineral concentration of human blood.

Clarence had kidney problems five years ago and I was told to feed him low protein. Roger says cats need a lot of protein and that the low protein dry food vet #1 had Clarence on for years is not good. I ran out to get Avo. Clarence wouldn’t eat it. He won’t eat any dry food. He’s developed a food allergy. We’ll tackle that next. In the meantime yesterday a friend came to teach me how to continue to give the injections of Quinton ocean plasma into Clarence’s neck. I was having some difficulty sticking an 18 point needle in his neck.Today I was able to do it. I don’t think it’s time for Clarence to go yet. These alternative methods seem to be giving him another breath of life.

If you try this product make sure that it’s the original Quinton produced in Spain. It’s raw and cold filtered not heated. All other available seawaters are pasteurized or irradiated and harvested from coastal locations. They are vastly inferior products and are already commoditized in Europe . You cannot achieve the clinical results with heat sterilized or irradiated seawater that you can with cold filtered seawater from plankton blooms.

Clarence is now greeting friends at the front door with a hello instead of laying curled and lifeless on his favorite chair. I’m ordering some for myself as well. I could use a shot.



Here’s Clarence a year ago & last two years and here he is last week at his water bowl before I got him to Dr. Valentine.

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