Our Tail

Our "one lucky mutt" was our Border Collie/Black Lab mix, Lucy. We rescued Lucy at the ripe old age of 8 weeks from the old Animal Regulation Center in Downtown St. Louis. She was the only one left after her Mother and siblings were adopted and was scheduled to be euthanized the next day.

At the age of 4 months, Lucy began to stumble sometimes, which transpired into full-blown seizures.  After the gamut of tests was run (CAT scan, MRI, numerous blood tests), it was determined that the cause of her seizures was probably vaccinosis. In other words, she had been over-vaccinated when she was brought into the pound.

Lucy began having 1 to 4 seizures a day, some being much worse than others. After being treated with conventional drugs such as Phenobarbital and enough Potassium Bromide to dope a horse, Lucy was in a dazed stupor most of the day. Her coat was dull and thinning, her muzzle was totally gray, her appetite was poor, and our little girl just didn't feel well. After being told that Lucy wouldn't live past the age of 3, we began doing many hours of our own research, and made the decision to take a holistic approach to her treatment and her way of life. This was the start of a 7-year journey of testing and learning about various natural treatments, such as acupuncture and herbs, and natural diets that you won't find at your major retailers.

Our little girl, who was only supposed to live a few years, completed her mission in January 2011 at the age of 13, and continues to be our inspiration.