T-Touch Workshop February 14, 2007
& the CKCSCSC health Clinic Report


Photos by: Rocky MacDonald

We held our first Pot Luck at our April General membership meeting during our TTouch Workshop.  Marji McCormick organized the food and it was wonderful, we had many great dishes from the members, the decorations and balloons from Joyce Bustrum and Luis Espinosa made for a festive night and the room was packed.  Gary Beebower set up a raffle area and we raffled off many wonderful things.  This was such a success we will make this an annual Valentine's Pot Luck Meeting.  Look for exciting new topics for each of our upcoming general meetings.

Sue Brusso TTouchSue@aol.com  demonstrated many TTouch methods for us on our willing participants.

TTouch - the Tellington TTouch - is a method based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body.  The intent of the TTouch is to activate the function of the cells and awaken cellular intelligence - a little like "turning on the electric lights of the body."

The Tellington TTouch can help in cases of:
- Excessive Barking & Chewing
- Leash Pulling
- Jumping Up
- Aggressive Behavior

- Extreme Fear & Shyness
- Resistance to Grooming
- Excitability & Nervousness
- Car Sickness

Using a combination of specific touches, lifts, and movement exercises, TTouch helps to release tension and increase body awareness. This allows the animal to be handled without provoking typical fear responses. The animal can then more easily learn new and more appropriate behaviors. By using the TTouch and a variety of other tools, like the Confidence Course, you can assist the animal in experiencing self-confidence in previously frightening situations. Even the most difficult problems are often eliminated. You can also learn how to apply the Tellington TTouch to assist with recovery from illness or injury, or just enhance the quality of your animal's life.
To read more about TTouch, click here
Photos by: Rocky MacDonald

March 25, 2007
Health Clinic Report

The CKCSCSC Held its first Heart and Eye Clinic in Pasadena at the office of Dr. Dana Bleifer.

Dr. Sarah Zimmerman from Advanced Veterinary Care Center checked 61 Hearts for us, and Dr. Marilyn Twitchell saw 51 Cavaliers for their eye exams. 

The clinic was a great success, and well attended thanks to Rita Rudkin's many hours of scheduling the 101 appointments for us in advance, and she kept things  moving the day of the clinic.

Dr. Marilyn Twitchell, "Annie" and
her owner Sandra Harrison

The clinic was attended by many cavaliers and a few other breeds including Great Danes, Cockers etc.  The morning started off with sweets and Jennifer Espinosa made sure the food kept coming with the sandwich tray for everyone at the clinic.  We were well fed and everyone had a great time.  We look forward to planning another clinic in the future.


Sandy Harrison's pups took naps in between their appointments

While Rita moved patients through the clinic, her "Monty"
kept his eye on the patient records behind the desk