- 55 hours Animal Massage Technique
- 30 hours Animal Kinesiology
- 52 hours Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- 28 hours Behavior and Handling
- 25 hours Animal First Aid
- 10 hours Business Practices and Ethics
It was a magical week at the well-respected Northwest School of Animal Massage in West Seattle where I earned my Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) certification! Lola Michelin, Director of Education, Joan Sorita, Instructor, my classmates and ALL of the sweet dogs were a dream to work with.
My maintenance massage level training program included:
My final exam classmate Sissy, a Chinese Crested love bug. Looking forward to offering natural pet care services in the Portland, Oregon metro area soon!
Happy birthday to Ellen of The Ellen DeGeneres Show! You are Lilypad's #1 Human/Celebrity crush! Thank you for all of the light and joy you share in this beautiful world.
In lieu of sending gifts, Ellen is asking people to make her day extra special by making a donation to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM is leading a revolution in medicine - putting a new focus on health and compassion. PCRM works with policymakers and industry to adopt alternatives to chemical tests on animals and advocates for healthful plant-based diets that builds the foundation for the role of nutrition in medicine.
We are a supporting member of the important work of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine!
A birthday gift for Ellen: http://www.ellentv.com/2015/01/25/a-birthday-gift-for-ellen/
Adventures and musings of Lilypad's Entourage - - Anita, Harley and Sage - - in gentle living, gardening and natural pet care.