Text: Mia Mattsson-Mercer
Photo: Shutterstock, Private
I immediately saw her. With her big black eyes she sat in a small cage looking curious at me. It felt like she chose me. I asked the American Animal Organization to adopt the little cute dog Shiloh. They told me that Shiloh’s mother and siblings had previous week been gassed to death by the state’s dog patrol.
The veterinarian found out that Shiloh had a kennel cough and had to sit isolated for a while. Back home she quickly grew into my family, along with three other dogs. We moved from the US to new adventures in southern Italy.
The dogs took the long trip better than us nervous dog owners.
One evening, we walked with Shiloh along the wide Italian street. Suddenly a car arrived at high speed and drove over her!! Severely injured, she was taken to the emergency room. Nobody thought she would survive.
I prayed day and night for her.
“She’s a miracle dog,” the veterinarians told me when I finally brought her home.
The following year, Shiloh got serious problems with her kidneys. She peed blood.
I was told about a great man, Michael, who could cure animals but who had no veterinary license. Michael was also a good homeopath. No other veterinarian had previously been able to cure Shiloh’s kidney problems. Instead, they thought we should euthanize her. Michael examined her and asked several questions. Suddenly, he took hold of Shiloh’s side and with his palm he hit her kidneys. Shiloh shouted out.
I thought he was crazy!
We left, and with us we got some medicine ampoules.
A couple of weeks later she was healthy!
I told our veterinarian.
“She is a miracle dog,” he said again.
Once again it was time to move to new adventures and this time to southern Germany. Again, Shiloh moved with us but this time with 16 other happy dogs.
Today she is 14 years old. A beautiful limping greymuzzle Senior, but still the same positive attitued as the first time I saw her there in the small cage.
She’s really a miracle dog.
I believe, we have a lot to learn from the animals.
We are what we think. Never give up!
My Column at Tidningen Nära