Princess Piggy Poo has had a clean bill of health for her bladder from her veterinarian, thanks to eliminating calcium in her diet and plying her with cranberry water. In addition to these consumables, I have also been practicing guinea pig Reiki. I’m not a trained Reiki therapist so literally and figuratively — Princess Piggy Poo is my guinea pig.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction that promotes healing. I use my energy to help Princess Piggy Poo by laying my hands over her body and wishing her well. My cavy seems to enjoy Reiki because she doesn’t complain or run away. I figure, even though Reiki may not be a proven science, and the Catholic Church won’t practice it in their hospitals, it’s good to use all the tools at your disposal.
Princess Piggy Poo returns the Reiki favor by laying her paws on me. Somehow, she hasn’t fully embraced the spiritual aspects because just when I least expect it, she strikes out with a bite. Maybe the same way I believe in Reiki, Princess Piggy Poo believes in bloodletting. Who am I to judge?