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 TESTIMONIALS > TTouch Works For Baboon And Wolves As Well!

Dear Eugenie

I look forward to your newsletter every month and have wanted to write to you for quite a while now but you know how life goes and time goes by so fast. So here I am quite a quiet moment (until the phone rings again) to tell you of my (amateur) TTouch experiences. 

At one stage we had nine Alaskan Malamutes all at once. As they grew older, most of them died gracefully of old age, while one or two developed problems. We still brought one to you (Eugenie) to help her manage her discomfort and we bought the TTouch book from you. I learnt some of the basics from you and it and it really helped her. When her time came we took her for the final injection knowing that she had still had quality time, despite the cancer in her shoulder. 

For years I have been involved in the rehabilitation of wild animals, especially baboons. I have reared dozens of babies and nursed some seriously ill adult baboons. I have applied basic TTouch to them all with really good results. From the ear rubbing to the circles down the back etc the animals immediately respond. I once nursed a temporarily paralysed baboon and did the same kind of movements with her (as well as other gentle massage and movement etc). From being only able to eat from a spoon or suck through a straw without moving her head, she became more and more mobile and is, today, a healthy, happy, completely active baboon. 

I now have a grey wolf who is an incredible privilege to live with. She has taught us so much about her kind and about ourselves. She so loves the TTouch I do up her spine and the ear rubs that she rushes inside when she feels itís time for a little pampering, puts her front feet on he coffee table while swinging her back towards me and then madam stands, at the ready, for a dose of TLC. Beware if youíre not fast enough! She throws her head back and looks at you, upside down. Wolves are so supple and flexible; they seem to have springs in their feet and extra joints. Iím not saying wolves make good pets, they donít and sheís not a pet. We are fully aware that wolves are shy and never force her to stand on parade for anyone. We take our lead from her as far as meeting people is concerned; we respect the fact that, underneath it all (and despite, somehow landing under the duvet with us at night when itís cold and despite the fact that she sometimes sits on my lap) sheís a wild animal and not a pet. Her best buddy in the whole world is our very sturdy, docile male malamute who allows her to ride on his back, to grab him by the scruff of his neck and to "stalk" him and mock charge him time and again.

Life is beautiful!

Best wishes


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