Nina Ballerina and her son Merlin Bird Mossa
Today is the birthday of Merlin Bird Mossa, who was the inspiration to start Four Paws Acupuncture. Merlin had hip dysplasia, arthritis and a few other problems when he turned 12. The vet wanted to "put him down" when Merlin was having trouble walking. This was NOT an option!
So instead, while I was in acupuncture school in San Diego - I learned how to treat Merlin with acupuncture, herbs and changed his diet. It did not cure his hip dysplasia, however he was able to walk better, out of pain and much happier. He loved going to Dog Beach, in Ocean Beach San Diego every Sunday until he passed 9/23/97.
He lived to be almost 15 which is amazing for a German Shepherd. Because of Merlin, i pursued more education geared towards animal acupuncture and other holistic therapies for dogs and cats.
Every year i light a candle in honor of Merlin's birthday and thank him. His spirit lives on. He was my doggie soulmate and anyone who has a dog will understand that bond of love.
Give your pets an extra treat today in honor of Merlin!
Visit the Four Paws Acupuncture page for more information on animal acupuncture on the North Shore of MA.