The Fab 5 Family’s Pit Bulls: How Pit Bulls Rescued US! Part 5:
It’s A Boy!
Meet…Ezekiel Marley (AKA Ziggy.)
Here is a little history behind the newest addition to our family. From what I have read, all of our precious bully breeds come from the Colby pit bull. This breed is known for their playful characteristic, strength and physical appearance. A man named John Colby brought this breed to us in 1889 from Ireland and England. You can look at this cool website I found to read more (http://www.colbypitbull.com.)
Derek, our youngest son, found and rescued Ziggy from someone that could not afford to feed him. Derek understands all about this as he is now a self-supporting college student. Ziggy continually rescues Derek, is his best friend and recently helped console us after we lost our last family pet, Armani. Our family had not had a male pit bull around since Rocky, our first English red nose pit-bull, so a lot of emotions came flooding inwhen he first joined our tribe. This little guy had big shoes to fill but Ziggy quickly began filling them with his sweetness! He helped our son and the rest of the family to see that it was alright to share another place for him in our hearts.
Ziggy was an instant snuggle buddy and loves, loves loves. If it were up to him he prefers to lie down beside someone or at least have his body touching others, at all times. Even though he is smaller than all of our other pits, his heart is so big. Like a lot of bully breeds, he also has very sensitive skin to go along with his oh so sensitive feelings.Ziggy is also very intuitive and knows when someone needs special attention. He will follow them around and offer his paw for comfort. This is a big deal because he hates having his paws touched. He loves all of the other family’s pits and just wants everyone to get along and see through HIS "rose colored glasses."
Derek first found out how much Ziggy loves water when he was just a puppy. We were all swimming in a pool together and he decided to jump right in! He also loves chasing the water hose when grandpa is watering plants outside. This boy does not want to miss a thing in life. His favorite past time is to play play play! He does the whole… I bring you my toy and drop it in your lap and you are to throw it, over and over and over again…thing (you know.) If we choose to ignore him he will sit in front of us and wait, oh so patiently. He is a very well-trained and truly loved by everyone who has the privilege to meet him.
I am sure Ziggy will not be the last addition of the pit bull breed into our family but for now, he is the baby of the family and is to be spoiled, spoiled, spoiled!
Ziggy has allergies and sensitive skin so here are some great essential oil infused products to help!
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Do we rescue pets or do they rescue us? Read how a pitbull named Faith helps a gal with emotional support and feelings at Grand Falls Arizona. Saying goodbye and letting go are never easy!Read more...
By Cheryl Luttrull
1 : a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism
2 : rage
Please understand that anger is a normal emotion we all feel.
Anger under control has been used to stand up for oneself or others and even Change The WORLD 🌎. It can be used to "wake up" yourself and inspire and motivate those around you!
Of course the flip side result can lead to DESTRUCTION to our self and/or others!
Anger is often Sadness's Protector...
When we feel sad or depressed we may also experience anger. This can become very dangerous especially if someone has depression. This may make someone so Angry; It harms them the most. Often they seem as if they are lashing out at others but actually they are lashing out at their self. Please seek or ever so gently help loved ones find a medical professional in this situation 🙏
Not feeling in control is another reason some experience anger. If we will stop and think for the moment when anger is rising within us,analyze the situation and bring our anger under control, it will give us DIGNITY. Possibly it is fear of looking less than to others or a situation of uncharted waters. You may feel your heart starts to beat faster and more rapid breathing. It is so important not to use Anger to obtain control by manipulating others. Often insecurities are the reasons for this and ruin any chance of ever having healthy relationships.
Most everyone has felt like they were not understood or heard at some point in their life. Anger can be our friend IF we are able to channel it properly. If we did not have this emotion during these times it would not be healthy for you or someone you are advocating for. Standing up for what we believe in has changed our world.
If you are dealing with uncontrolled anger....YOU CAN CHANGE! Seek help and Practice...Practice...Practice. Meditate, pray and find PEACE within yourself! Be You For YOU and Love What You Do and WHO YOU ARE!
I, just like you, have to stop and think about why I am angry and decide from there... where I will allow it to take me. I am continually working on myself and balancing my life and emotions. I want to strive to always be better. When I am able to obtain "Dignity" that I spoke of earlier and I am"at my best," I am blessed!
How we Peacefully Struggle with Anger....
PAUSE- you may not be able to walk away in some circumstances, but train yourself to pause when you feel anger showing it's head.
BREATHE- take a few slow deep breathes OR MORE
THINK- question why I am feeling this way.
EXERCISE- if you can, take a short walk or excuse yourself to the restroom and run in place, wash your face and or arm pits after lol.
JOURNAL- express how you feel and why...even if you have to shred it up later
HUMOR- I will never forget when my niece lived with us when our kids were young. She would laugh out loud when I scolded our children. She said my face got so serious and my facial expression were hilarious. It always made the kids and I laugh too! Often thinking of something funny helps.
Look at my other Blogs and our Videos on "Emotions In Motion" because they all are interrelated!
Essential Oils for ANGER:
YLANG YLANG-helps cope/anger.Helps focus on happiness/gratitude
ROMAN CHAMOMILE-helps to relieve restlessness and tension
WHITE ANGELICA- relaxant, releases pent up negative feelings
PEACE & CALM-promotes relaxation deep sense emotional well being
FRANKINCENSE-helps relieve negative feelings
By Cheryl Luttrull
The emotion "sadness" is a normal experience and it is very important to allow it to happen! Suppressing will not only cause stress to the mind but will also disrupt our bodies systems.
Webster' s Defenition
a : affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness : downcast
b (1) : causing or associated with grief or unhappiness : depressing sad news (2) : worthless
Disappointments, death, feeling helpless and Sadness happens! Who wants to allow sadness into our lives? Sadness is...Hopefully...a passageway to better times! We need to learn...and... educate others that allowing emotions, including sadness, are normal. Like most of you, I see no happy in the times I feel sad. The ONLY " good" I see is the relief a good cry can bring and the HOPE that happier times are soon to come. Anthony and I both realize how important it is to find a quiet safe place to experience our emotions. Having someone to share our emotions with has really helped us.
Story time 📚
Recently, on one of my emotional release days...
I often write out my emotions. I had just completed a sadness journal and just experienced a good cry. Another emotion...ANGER...came rushing in. 😡 just then... before I could process this new emotion...a loud noise shook me from my thoughts...a poor delivery person came to my door. I went to see what had happened and I could not open the door. They not only potentially broke something inside the package but lodged the 📦 so I could no even open the door. Unfortunately for him... he was still sitting in his truck... maybe it was not a safe place for HIM... but I felt so much better after writing and getting to address the current situation. I know what you are thinking....so did I then have to deal with emotions of regret? Not for very long! It's all about BALANCE...and I will be working on that for the rest of my life.....
In the past, most of us have learned to keep emotions to ourselves in fear of someone judging us. As I mentioned earlier, it is important to know your audience when sharing. I am not saying that an emotion should be made public or shared with just anyone...but...
lately... I have seen some really cool things happening on social media. We always here about the awful news... but...many people have been opening up more about there emotions and loses and I have seen some "real healing" come from this. Friends and family from all over the world 🌎 are offering ENCOURAGEMENT, SUPPORT & LOVE ❤️
🙏It's the little things.... we all want to know we are LOVED❤️
💥 Sadness can also lead to depression if it lasts longer than you feel it should or you cannot quite put your finger on "why you are sad"? Please never hesitate to seek professional medical help!
We hope this somehow helped......please know that we are not healthcare professionals and are only sharing our own Personal experiences. We use Young Living essential oils to help open and release emotion. They are the only ones we trust! Listed below are the oils we use the most when we experience sadness to help us through our passageway to HOPE
LAVENDER-nervous tension,calming,inhale in left nostril and/or place behind ears
GERANIUM-release negative energy-peace, softens grief and helps in healing,
ROSE-calms nervous system, balance & harmony to overcome insecurities
👀for more posts...blog...videos
💥Coming Soon...Part 3: Anger Management
A 🎁 of...... HOPE
Hoper Marie (AKA Hope) was rescued by Yavapai Humane Society in May 2012 from a Los Angeles kill shelter. She was 11 months old, lived with a homeless person and both were hit by an automobile. Hope desperately needed hip surgery and a forever home. A noble group of amazing people paid to bring her to Prescott, Az. where she received hip surgery and was waiting for someone special to take her home.
Our son, who also had a near death experience, was recovering from a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury.) This incident changed or son’s life forever. His plans to return to work and finish his college degree were stalled; crowds caused panic attacks; seizures and migraines became commonplace.
Adding to our family's anguish, our 9-year old family pit bull, Rocky, had recently went to dog heaven and we had no intention of ever bringing another animal into our home! We all were still in mourning and with our son's injury, it was a difficult few years! Little did we know, our son had been regularly visiting our local humane society and he had not quite found what he was looking for. On one such visit, he spoke of walking past Hope's kennel. He took notice and stopped to look at her as she wagged her tail and sat perfectly still. He hesitated as he wrestled with his feelings for Rocky and decided to leave.
He could not get this adorable angel out of his thoughts! He thought about her name. "Hope." It was hope that was getting him through his ordeal. And like him, Hope was recovering from an injury. He rushed back to Hope’s kennel and stood frozen in time. Pondering, a lizard suddenly ran by. Hope ran playfully after it just as Rocky would do. Anthony immediately texted his family that he was bringing HOPE home, stating "She's perfect; we can go on long walks and rehabilitate together." He found his “Hope” and a lifelong bond was instantly developed.
He brought her home and they were partners on their road to recovery for 15 months. They went on slow short walks together and a lot of therapeutic drives on the beautiful off road trails of our city. During this time of recovery, Hope became our son’s service animal. Just when we thought both of them were ready to begin life again, our son acquired bacterial meningitis due to his head injury. Along with another near death...several other health issues occurred that could have easily taken our son's life....again! HOPE is the actual RESCUER of our son… as she notified us 3 crucial LIFESAVING times when we he had to be rushed to the emergency room.
⏩ Fast forward to...NOW
Hope’s hip and knee were never quite the same even with the first rescue surgery! She began limping and was in obvious pain. We knew another surgery was inevitable. It was time to give back to this little ANGEL. Another human angel 😇, our son’s human gal, paid for Hope’s second surgery! Is are family full of angels 😇 or WHAT?.. Hope can now walk and run again and is so happy to be by her best friend’s side! Hope is still crazy about our son and when he comes into a room, she runs to his side in adoring submission. Our son has also bounced back and recovering more every day. Words will never express what Hoper Marie means to my son and our family. She is an angel sent to us in our time of need.
I have told Hope many tines that she is officially relieved of her duties to enjoy her “golden years.” Of course she does not listen; true 😇Guardian Angels 😇never do… HOPE continues to make sure our son is taken care of first!
I would like to personally and publically thank God and all of those involved in Hope’s & our son’s “Second Chance “
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