Like most people, I can always use
more clarity and peace in my life.
That’s why I had to check out Nicole
Piar’s Spirit Cats Deck, an oracle
deck designed to elevate your mood
and help you tap into inner wisdom.
These 48 inspirational cards feature
vibrant and whimsical watercolor
artwork. Each has a keyword like
Vulnerability, Threshold and even Cuddles, along with a uniquely
named spirit cat and a longer, poetic description of the meaning. A
professional artist, Nicole has spent years practicing meditation and
intuitive channeling. She created Month of Cats, where she painted
a cat every day. When the cats started appearing with names, personalities and healing messages, the Spirit Cats were born.
The deck costs $20, and you can tap into more information at
spiritcatsdeck.com — Annie
Ruth says. “Her fans love to see her with
all the patients, and they love to see her
curiosity with surgery and X-rays. Raisin
loves big dogs — not sure what that’s
all about, but the bigger the better, and
her fans seem to enjoy that!”
Raisin is also a source of inspiration
to other pets with medical issues and
their caregivers. “I would tell a pet par-
ent in this position to take it day by day;
do not get overwhelmed,” Ruth advises.
“Work with your veterinarian, and be
dedicated about your pet’s medical
treatment — even if they are not a fan
of the treatment! Don’t stress about the
medical costs, and ask for help if needed.
Most vet clinics will let you make pay-
ment arrangements, or there are groups
out there that will help.”
And Raisin does it all while looking
good. When she’s not sporting scrubs,
you’ll find Raisin in tutus, polka dots and
even pearls — or wearing her heart on
story? One where the rescued pet
gives back! Meet Raisin, a delightfully
wrinkly Sphynx cat who was aban-
doned to Helping Hands Pet Rescue
in Gainesville, Florida, due to medical
issues. Her eye ulcer was so severe
that she almost had to have her eye
removed — if not for one dedicated
vet student, Lindsey Hidenrite, who
actively treated the issue and ensured
that Raisin kept her eye with just a small
amount of scarring.
These days, Raisin is on the
other side of the vet’s office.
She has been adopted into a
forever home by vet tech Ruth
Heffernan and accompanies her pet
mom to work at the Animal Medical
Clinic of Gulf Gate in Sarasota, Florida,
every day. At work, Raisin masters everything from meet and greets at reception
to comforting patients on the X-ray
table. Whether it’s through purrs or head
butts, Raisin makes sure everyone from
fluffy dogs to rats feel at ease during
their vet visits.
Raisin’s reach goes far beyond the
clinic. “Raisin inspires me every day,”
“Nurse” Raisin Will See You Now
Spirit Cats Deck 4
her sleeve, literally. “Raisin’s favorite outfit is a soft pink ballerina-style dress with
a heart on it,” Ruth says.
Look out for her website, planetraisin.
com, coming soon! — Cait
Follow Raisin on Facebook @RaisingRaisin or on stagram @Raising.Raisin