A Bitter Pill

It was a dreary day in September,
I was sick as a dog,  as I remember.  
My snorting, came by day and night,
something about me wasn’t quite right.

A professional diagnosis was required,
medication with steroids, transpired. 
These side effects are unkind, brutal,
but to keep on taking tablets is crucial. 

Always ravenous, endlessly thirsty, 
my hair is thinning and I’m growing curvy. 
I’ve been talking to my mom,
about “what pill is this” I’m on.

Mom is watching my every move,
each little change in my attitude.
“I’m sorry” I say “I’m too tired to talk,
don’t want to go for any more walks”

Mom looks deeply into my eyes,
“I’m sorry my darling” she cries.
“I beg your pardon, please” I said;
can I have a healthful diet instead?

Real meat, eggs, fish, veggies and rice,
and probiotic yoghurt would be nice.
When she came back from shopping,
I wagged my tail, happy eyes a popping.

In her bag she’d had; a steam vaporiser,
Hemp oil, and healthy treat appetisers.
its just a matter of resting and waiting,
for my ravenous appetite to be sated.

My vet said; I now have “Cushing’s Disease”
damaged from ‘toxic steroids’ if you please. 
Look at what those tablets have done!
I just hope, that I am the only one! 
Roxy (Tibalier) Healing _ 16.10.2020


Guardians of the mysteries

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Cu or Dog, represents a Celtic Totem animal that has the powers of guidance, protection and loyalty.

the tradition of the dog as animal guide and guardian of the 
mysteries in Celtic culture is very old.

It is associated with the Dog Star ~Sirius that rises and sets with the Sun. Although white to blue-white in colour, Sirius might be called a rainbow star, as it often flickers with many colours.

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With a wag of their tail, they show you their hearts.

a loyal companion, a true and dear friend,

forever by our side, from beginning to end

In the Celtic tradition, a dog is held in high esteem

other wise known as our custodians, of magic and all mysteries.

Dog was an endearment given to heroes, chiefs and warriors

as in Celtic lore, “Cu” was the prefix, heralding most honour.

The dog ‘Cu’ stands at the brink of birth, death and soul

carrying his loved ones across, life’s thresholds.

as a true spirit, bodyguard and ally guiding us back home.

Gods and goddesses, from way back when,

were depicted besides their dogs as their faithful friends

protecting and guiding, beloved souls of the dead

when leaving this world, to enter the next.

As the unconscious of our dreams,

life after death, is not what it may seem.

finding our healing and immortality there,

entering our next passage, into the beyond , we must fare.

Victoria S Healing ~ 11.11.11

Guardians of the Mysteries


DOG. Cu.

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Cu brings guidance and protection, acting as a loyal companion and 
friend on your journey in both this life and the next. If our 
intentions are good, then Cu will lead us over the threshold 
through darkness and the waters of the unconscious toward the 
shimmering realm of the Goddess.~ The Druid Animal Oracle ~ 
Philip and Stephanie Car-Gomm
Rhyme in Verse