Grandmaster Shifuji: Is He Really the Deadliest Man Alive

If you are fond of keeping pace with current trends, there is a good chance you’ve come across the name Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj. For many people, he is a source of inspiration and gives them a reason to keep on going. This is not only the case in India, but also in different parts of the world.

You may wonder what makes him a force to be reckoned with in India, and the world at large. Well, there is no need to worry anymore since we are here to help unearth some of the things you probably didn’t know about Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj. Keep on reading to find out more!

Who is Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj?

Many will agree that India is the birthplace of great warriors and revolutionaries who have helped change the world for the better. And Grandmaster Shifuji is no exception as he is regarded as one of India’s greatest heroes. Born in the town of Gurdaspur, India, he spent a good time of his life in the states of Punjab, Himalayas, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana.

His early life is an embodiment of who he became to be. After all, his mother was a social worker with the slum dwellers.  Her main area of focus was offering free education to the underprivileged. A role she took up for nearly 55 years.

Grandmaster’s Shifuji Father

As is the case with his son, Grandmaster’s Shifuji SR has broken so many records in his life. What makes him a hero to many is the fact that he has been the most outstanding, unbeaten wrestler and the great master of Asia and Africa’s wrestlers. This is a record he held for 47 consecutive years.

The numerous awards he won worldwide gave him a whole lot of great names. Some of the most notable ones include great wrestler Guru Babuji, Rudra Bhan Krishna Gopal alias Ustad Ji and Khalifa, and many more. That explains why he was able to raise an intelligent son in Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj.

Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj’s Training, Lecture Professional Fee

You may probably not be aware of this, but Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj is regarded as the world’s most expensive mentor and life coach. If you are looking forward to taking up his classes, then you must be more than ready to dig deeper into your pockets. Actually, his professional fee may go about INR 45, 000, 000 for just one-day session. Either way, it is worth the cost if the things you will learn are anything to go by.

The Bottom Line

For Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj, the sky is always the limit and there seems to be no signs of stopping any time soon. To find out more about his training, lectures and mega events, it is in your best interest to pay a visit to his official website. Here, you will get to know everything you need about him without the hassle.

Stephon Howard Is A Renowned Forex Entrepreneur And An Influencer Establishing Faith In The Virtues Of Making Money.

Fabricating his passionate dream, Stephon Howard, is a guide to young entrepreneurs and a firm pathway for aspiring artists.

With the dream of becoming an artist, Stephon A. Howard, dedicating each of his vibes to doing something worth a stare, is today a well-renowned influencer, looked upon by the audience to learn about various filters for different business spaces and brands. Stephon Howard is a Forex entrepreneur, sideways enhancing the path for the upcoming artists helping them grab success by recognizing their pure dedication towards their passion with hard work.

Stephon Howard, popularly known by the name Sevendaysahead, is a 23-year-old enthusiast who dreams of savoring his life path repaying the genuine aroma of his loved ones, not caring about the count of prints, but by the count of life he was able to support and bring a change in. Born on 20th May 1998 in Newark NJ, Stephon Howard is an African American residing in Linden NJ, USA, working for Amazon for now over three years plus.

Drawing motivation from optimism, Stephon Howard is a part of S.B.C. entrepreneur Forex/HFX trading group from NJ known as “Heavy influencers”, to support and promote young entrepreneurs, helping them grasp the tricks to make money within minutes by only trading 5% of the account and ravishing the profits for 5 days a week. They travel around the globe earning explicitly without any 9-5 job burden, to get their clientele to hit 50k within the first three months of them signing the contract.

With estimated earnings of $9k per month, Stephon Howard is also involved in music promotion with artists such as NE-YO, Jadakiss, Twista, and Maxso. Having created some amazing filters for varying businesses, he has aided them in jumpstarting their brand.

Nurturing his childhood dream of becoming a prominent artist, although with no support, he turned towards the digital platform, and showcased his work by posting it on Instagram, creating out-of-the-box digital art, and made marvelous filters, which created plethora of opportunities. Having worked with sundry eminent personalities, he has worked on great projects, and has aided many. His recent project that could create wonders  is with Kyree Hollis.

Aiming for the heights, Mr. Howard has his keys behind the success of different people helping them showcase and enumerate their existence as a brand, and he is bound to acquire the summit.

Matthew Bussard Shares How a Dog Can Help the Elderly Enjoy Life More

Older adults, particularly those who live alone, often suffer from feelings of loneliness and isolation. Mobility problems and depression can make it difficult to leave home. Adopting a dog that compliments your lifestyle can help boost mood, increase exercise, and facilitate social opportunities. Matthew Bussard, a financial services broker for Medicare users in Rhode Island, is passionate about improving the lives of the elderly. Here are his top reasons for why seniors should consider adopting a dog, and advice for how to get started.

Why Dogs Are So Great for Seniors?

#1. Companionship

Try not to smile at a wagging tail attached to a goofy grin. The bond that pet owners have with their dogs is incredibly fulfilling and has even been found to reduce depression and anxiety. Research from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging found that senior pet owners believe their pets help them enjoy life (88%), make them feel loved (86%), and reduce stress (79%).

#2. Exercise

When you love someone, you want to take care of them. Dogs vary in their exercise needs based on their breed, age, and other factors, but they all need to be outside several times a day to “do their business”. Having a dog is a great motivator to make sure you get outside regularly. Dogs also love outings like hiking, swimming, and agility training, which are fun ways to add some diversity to your regular exercise routine.

#3. Socialization

Socialization is important for dogs, and dog owners know that socializing your dog is a great way for owners to socialize with each other as well! Socialization teaches puppies how to read social cues (which helps prevent fear and aggression from manifesting later in life), and lets dogs talk to others who speak their language, keeping them happy and boosting their overall mental health. Great options for socializing dogs include scheduling playdates with neighbors, visiting a dog park, or enrolling in dog training or agility classes.

How to Find the Right Dog for You?

Do your research to find dog breeds that might work best for your lifestyle. Different breeds require varying amounts of exercise, mental stimulation, and grooming, and have typical personality traits that may appeal to you more than others.

Once you have a good idea of the types of breeds that would work best for your lifestyle, visit animal shelters and rescue organizations. They will usually be able to tell you about the dog’s background and individual behavior characteristics to help you decide if the dog is right for you.

If you have your heart set on a specific breed, you can search for adoptable dogs by breed on Petfinder, or find breed-specific rescues in your area by Googling “[breed] rescue in [your area].” You can often get on a waitlist for breed-specific rescues—particularly useful if you want a puppy!

Owning a dog is a big responsibility, and not all living situations and lifestyles are able to accommodate one. If you can’t have a dog for some reason, volunteering with animal shelters and rescue organizations is a great way to still get the benefits of a companion animal, while also giving back to the community!

About Matthew Bussard

Matthew Bussard is a financial services broker offering support to Medicare users in Rhode Island. He is passionate about creating a difference in his clients’ lives by helping them enroll in Medicare with professionalism and care. Mr. Bussard volunteers with Medicare recipients at clinics, providing efficient, continual guidance to clients every step of the way. Matthew also participates in various charitable activities, including The Hunger Project, the MDRT Foundation, local clean-ups, and little league coaching. He donates to local charities and makes a difference in his community in every way possible.

Choosing the Best Press Release Distribution Service Hassle-Free

Press release distribution services come in handy whenever you want to send press releases to a large targeted audience of social networks, journalists, influencers or bloggers. This could either be manually or automatically. Most people tend to think about the automated type of press release distribution services as opposed to the manual one.

However, it is essential that you factor in the pros and cons of each before deciding on anything. But for you to stand a better chance of reaping maximum benefits, you need to choose the right distribution model and the best press release service for your needs. To help you get started, here are three things to consider when choosing a press release distribution service.


Pricing is undeniably one of the most important factors to consider before you can finally leverage press release distribution. You might be wondering how much it costs to release a press release. Well, the amount you have to part with depends on the provider you settle on.

Furthermore, the cost of press release distribution varies greatly based on the geographical scope of the distribution, add-ons, and the extra features your business needs. No wonder you’re better off choosing a supplier that boasts of an easy-to-understand pricing plan. Either way, you get what you pay for.


Aside from the pricing, you should also factor in the features and additional services available for distributing your PR Release. This can include customizable, interactive content and the possibility to add multimedia to your press release. Whereas these features will be priced extra, it’s always good to look into them in case they make sense for your business.

Customer Support

Customer support is an important consideration regardless of the service you want to pay for. To get a better ROI, ensure the service provider you settle on has a strong customer support team. But how could you possibly know this yet you’ve never had the chance of working with the provider before?

The secret lies in going through their online reviews or asking people that used the service. Are most of them speaking ill about the prospective provider? If so, be sure to take it as a big red flag and look elsewhere since they might not have a responsive support team to help your business out when it needs them the most.

The Bottom Line

Choosing a press release distribution service is a decision that you cannot risk rushing though. Even though the best provider depends on your industry and your business needs, there are factors that run across the board. Take time to carry out a detailed research and determine what goes into making an informed decision.

To avoid the hassle that comes with starting your search from scratch, consider getting in touch with Brand Push.  With BrandPush, you’ll get published on their network of over 200 influential news sites that receive 100 million visitors every month. This is what you need to get a massive boost in exposure and search rankings.

Dharma Ocean on Discovering the Life Force

This is adapted from a Dharma Ocean podcast of a talk given by Dr. Reggie Ray at the BlazingMountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray is the Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of the Practicing Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibetan tantric Buddhism, called the “Vajrayana,” tells us that the life force resides within each one of us in a complete and totally pure way. The entire spiritual journey is about awakening to that fact, not as an idea but as a direct experience. The idea that reality has to be mediated by something outside us, whether a person, a religion, an institution, or ideas, is literally dead because there’s no life in it.  When we put our faith and reliance on the outside, we are dealing with dead matter. This means when we approach meditation, we come with bright eyes and bright hearts, and our only task is to let go of all the things that get between us and that utterly sacred foundation of our being.

When we commit to meditation as our way, we are already holders of the meditating lineage, the lineage of life. The only question is whether we are willing to admit it to ourselves. We have constructed all of these identities that obscure this burning, brilliant fire inside us, and they’ve never really worked. We’re being invited to dismantle them, but are we willing to be a star burning in space? Are we willing to be a sun blazing with light and love for everybody around us? There is a price to pay, which is all of those things that we’ve accumulated — all this heavy baggage that only obscures the truth of our own inner brilliance.  But it’s not a price. It’s actually just a journey.

It’s very comforting to think that we’re small people, that we can’t really do much, that we have all these issues and traumas and problems. There is a certain amount of comfort in it. But, the problem is, it’s not who we are. It’s way too small. You do have to be alone and let go of looking around to find out you’re okay, trying to get other people to say you’re okay. I mean, it’s very lonely, but a star burning in space can only be itself in space.

The Vajrayana way, which is what this lineage is and was from the moment I started teaching, isn’t to gradually work from the outside in—taking our issues and thinking about them or telling people our story, and gradually understanding that this particular story isn’t really necessary. That’s the gradual path, and it’s not a bad thing, but that’s not our approach. Our approach is to tap directly into the life force in us. We tap directly into our beauty and our brilliance, and we do it through the Somatic Meditation practices.

In the Vajrayana, it’s said that you don’t really have to “think” about anything. We don’t even have to really have some kind of sophisticated understanding of the practices. You just do them. In Somatic Meditation, you work mostly with your body. Then this thing begins to shift in you. Things begin to change, and you don’t even know why. That’s good because if you know why then you’re creating another story. The journey is much more abrupt. It’s not that you “die,” it’s that all of a sudden, you discover there’s a kind of life in you. It is completely immaculate and utterly powerful, and it’s bursting from the inside out.

Where does the life force come from? This utterly sacred basis of our personality is born out of nothing—of space. Space gives birth to life: it’s true in a geophysical way, it’s true in a psychological way, and it’s true in a spiritual way. Nothingness gives birth. And this is the strange, sometimes shattering fact that space has given birth to life and life has given birth to us. And we are rooted in empty open space, which is the same as awareness that goes forever.

So what we’re doing on this journey is just trying to align ourselves with who we are. When we talk about who we are, we have to become who we are, and sometimes we think of that in a very individualistic way, or we think of it in a kind of psychological way, “Well, I have to be this particular person with this unique situation and these gifts,” and so on, but actually it’s much more profound than that. To be who we are is to be rooted in space which, for example, in our lineage, we do with the earth practice, where we open ourselves to the infinite space of the earth, and somehow we feel, “That’s really me, I’m home, that’s my primordial home. It’s the only time in my life I ever feel utterly safe and secure is when I’m resting in space.” I mean, that’s very strange.

The reason it feels that way is because that’s the way it is. That is our foundation, empty open space. And out of that comes this wild passion to live, which all humans have, whatever their situation. We want to live. And “living” doesn’t mean just breathing or walking around with a heartbeat. There’s much more. When we say “I want to live,” there’s something so sacred about that. We want the fire of our life to express itself. And we want to experience the world that we’re in. It’s so spiritual, this urge we have to live completely, fully, including the feeling of abandoning ourselves to the boundless energy of life.

Becoming who we are means learning how to rest in empty space when we need to replenish ourselves. When we hit a wall, we have to go back to space, and we hang out there until something happens. It takes a lot of discipline and practice, but it’s doable. We hang out; we wait. And then, all of a sudden, there’s something that starts moving and arising. It doesn’t have anything to do with who we think we are. It is happening completely outside of the ego and its endless machinations. And then we express that energy in our life, and that’s our journey. And there’s no sense of constructing an identity anywhere in there—it’s a completely natural process.

We get to the point where we understand that what we think we are is just a big obstacle and a lie. It’s a big nothing, and it’s basically pointless. It just gets in the way of the person that we think we are, the person that we’ve been trying to be, the person that we feel bad because we’re not. All those judgments circulate around some kind of idea about ourselves. We start to realize that it is an impediment. But to do that, we have to touch the emptiness, which is what we’re working on here in our meditation practice, and we have to learn to trust what comes out of it. The inspiration arises, the warmth, the word that comes up that we need to say. Becoming who we are is not knowing who we are and being willing to trust what happens with us in a very natural, spontaneous way.

And pretty soon, we just become a flowing river of life, and we touch other people from that space. We meet people in a completely different way. You meet someone, and you love them as much as you’ve ever loved anybody in your whole life. The intimacy with the world becomes so shattering, it shatters what we think and our former sense of self. So strangely enough, when we sort of lose all of our sense of who we are and what we should be doing, the experience of life becomes so brilliant and intense and beautiful. Each one of us is going to make this journey in a unique way. Each one of us is a sun in the center of a solar system, and that particular solar system is in the center of a galaxy in the center of the universe and in the center of everything, actually.

About Dharma Ocean 

Dharma Ocean Foundation is a non-profit global educational organization that focuses on somatic meditation as the way to help students – of any secular or religious discipline, by teaching them the importance of embodiment in both meditation and their daily lives as taught in the “practicing lineage” of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The foundation was established in 2005 by scholar, author, and teacher Dr. Reggie Ray, and is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Southern Colorado.

Tips for Selecting the Right Online Review Site Hassle-Free

Competition is always going to exist regardless of the industry you choose to venture in. Without finding a way to stand out from your competitors, your venture risks falling down the pecking. The good news is technological innovations, the internet to be precise, has made things easier since businesses can now reach out to their target market hassle-free.

One of the easiest routes to take when leveraging the internet is relying on review sites. But which online review sites are best for your business. To help you get started, here are some of the most important things to factor in when choosing an online review site.

Understand Your Goals

First things first, you need to evaluate your goals for collecting online reviews. Do you want to increase the visibility of your โรงงานผลิตเครื่องสําอาง? Or maybe your main intention is building trust and credibility with consumers and take your Catering business a notch higher? If your main intention is boosting your local SEO, then sites like Google and Facebook will come in handy. The secret lies in understanding what you want to accomplish before making a decision.

Added Insight

One of the main reasons why you decided to rely on a review site is to take your venture to the next level. That’s why you need to choose a site that offers added insights to your business. It is highly advisable for you to use an online review management platform and streamline the entire process. A good platform can help you increase the volume of reviews while at the same time consolidating the management of all sites. This is just what you need to drive your Polo shirt production company or any other business forward.

Understand Your Audience

Truth be told; there is no way an individualwho wants maid services is going to rely on nursing home reviews. In short, customers can only visit review sites from where they’ll access every piece of information they need. So examine how familiar your audience is with the online review site of choice. You want to go where your customers are and choosing a review site blindly cannot help you with anything.

Start by asking your customers how they found you. Even though it might be simple, it is very effective. Of course, this may not be a scalable option to record every customer and how they found you, but it helps build a foundation of understanding on how consumers find your business.

The Bottom Line

Finding the best online review site does not have to be stressful as some business owners make it sound. It is all about understanding what is expected and you are good to go. For those who have no idea where to look, then Top Best Brand is just the review site you need. Here, you can find Mou alien workers, detective, business, uniform reviews to mention a few. Check them out today and examine what they have in store for your business.

The Benefits of Writing Letters to Santa

Many will agree that there are quite a number of things you can do with your kids during the Christmas holidays. Actually, most parents take this as the perfect opportunity to create a strong bond with their kids. If you are running out of things to do, then you can consider writing a letter to Santa. Since children always believe Santa is real, you can get the most out of it by writing Santa letters together. Here are some of the most notable benefits you are set to enjoy when writing Santa letters with your kids.

Perfects their Reading and Writing Skills

Teaching your children to read and write can at times prove to be a daunting task. Actually, teachers can bear witness to the fact that engaging kids in academic work is always challenging. With Santa letters, things are quite different since you they are just not learning but also having fun. Your children can also include the presents they expect from Santa in the letter. To make the learning even more enjoyable, you can consider getting them personalized Santa letters from Santa Claus Greeting. Be sure to accompany the letter with the presents they had initially mentioned.

Enhance their Self Confidence

It is quite normal to come across kids who are suffering from low self-esteem. Such kids may even fail to excel in academics. One of the easiest ways of boosting their self-confidence is by reminding them of their remarkable qualities. Writing letters to Santa Claus can also do the trick. Simply tell them Santa Claus offers presents to kids having exceptional qualities or those who do something fascinating. You can even get them a personalized Santa letter at every time they do something commendable. It is then that they will figure out they have lots of good qualities.

The Bottom Line

Well, writing a letter to Santa Claus with your child has more to offer than most parents tend to think. Keep in mind it is always better to make the letter writing experience as enjoyable as possible. After all, you also want to build a strong bond with your kid. So, visit Santaclausgreeting and get your kid a personalized letter from Santa at a pocket friendly price. Better, you will benefit from their unique online photo system with Santa Claus and Disney Characters thus making your kid happier.

All information about oldtimers magazine

In this world when technology reaches its peak, people struggle to do a lot of what is modern. Sometimes older things are nicer to us and more functional than newer and more modern ones. We will be glad if our site helps you to revive thatold spiritand old happiness.

It’s nice to see these oldtimers in movies, in commercials that were something top-notch at the time, and today they represent something that can’t be bought not only with money but with the heart as well. A lot of people don’t want to sell their oldtimer easily – not because they can’t get a lot of money, but because that oldtimer has a special place in his heart. These are true values.

We are also glad to be able to offer you pictures of the exterior and interior so you can enjoy all the charms of the beautifully executed lines on each oldtimer. Even pictures from good old engines, and pictures of interesting details characteristic of every car. They all carry their own story, a story that dates back to times when it was not as easy to assemble a beautiful car as it is today.

On our site, you can also find oldtimers prepared for restoration, such as the oldtimer “Karel”. We know that you, car lovers, love and want this process to begin and end. We also know that you are waiting for ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures and such will be attached to our site.

Our site is here to introduce you to oldtimers in full light. And we need to present them to other people because they really have a spiritual value greater than the material one. We are car enthusiasts as well as you, so we have something in common and we will wait for your next visit. We like when people try to know something about these oldtimers – then we know our worth.

This site aims to bring out everything that can be said about one oldtimer. With a theme like this, we want to encourage people to enjoy what they have from older times, that sentimentality is our happiness.

It is interesting how the price of such beauties grows from year to year. It’s nice to deal with color on a car, especially if it’s a limited edition – then you realize that value of workmanship. If you take into account every detail and how it is made, it is definitely something that characterizes your model, because in someone else’s car it is made a little differently. Everything is unique in its own way.

We have classified oldtimers around the world, so it is easier to find the oldtimer that you think was in use in Europe or Asia. We know that people love attractive things, attractive women, attractive cars, so with that in mind, we wish you a pleasant stay on the site and enjoy these priceless beauties. Come to us as soon as possible because we are looking for someone just like you – a car enthusiast!

Rehabilitating An Abused Cat: Nicole Russin-McFarland Shares Sheila’s Recovery Story

On May 12, 2019, film director Nicole Russin-McFarland adopted Sheila, a Siamese cat in need of TLC, at PetSmart. Nicole is sharing Sheila’s rehabilitation story promoting awareness of “giving everyone a chance, including the least outgoing rescue cats at the shelter.”

How did you meet Sheila?

The local humane society had placed Sheila up for adoption at a PetSmart with the help of PetSmart Charities. She had previously been returned after a day and a half by adopters the past week who didn’t want to work with her. Sheila didn’t let them touch her.

Her previous price was much more; Sheila was available at the actual animal shelter prior to my adopting her. With being labeled hard to adopt more or less, she was now up for adoption for $20 and on display at PetSmart. At this low of a price for a purebred lilac Siamese cat, everyone told me Sheila was at risk of either further abuse or heading straight to a lab. I told the other cats they were getting a new 1 year old baby sister and headed to PetSmart that same night to meet her right before the store closed. I met her half an hour before closing. Right as they were about to close the register, I was filing adoption paperwork. Sheila was incredibly skittish, and as expected, not receptive to being touched by anyone. Sheila was picked up the next morning. The staff told me I had to wait for her, and I am convinced it was because they didn’t want her returned again. When I was in the meet and greet area, Sheila didn’t want anything to do with me. She hid in a corner until she ran away back into the adoptable animal area. Usually, cats love attention and play time. Sheila couldn’t stand humans. Everyone was always interested in her because she is this luxurious, gorgeous purebred cat until they learned how fearful she was.

Why didn’t Sheila want to be touched?

I was told she was a breeder’s cat. Sheila had kittens right before her adoption and for some reason, was given to the shelter system with a DIY botched home spay attempt. The vets gave her a final real, professional spay surgery. Sheila probably never had socialization with the breeder. She existed like a vending machine product to sell beautiful purebred kittens. Her behavior made people believe nobody had ever touched her, probably, Sheila spent her life caged, so the sight of human hands frightened her, and the botched surgery worsened it. Sheila was never a bad cat.

The previous owners were impatient because she wouldn’t let them touch her stomach for icing her healing, or tickle her head. Therefore, Sheila was trashed like a problem cat back to the shelter. Nobody wanted to adopt her. I was warned by people, “Meet her for five minutes to see if you still want this cat.” Do this. Do that. “To see if you still like her.” As if she were impossible to adopt. Sheila was 1 year old at the time. She is now 2 years old. Truthfully, I understand why people had little faith in Sheila if someone returned her after a short time with a list of complaints. Everyone was doing their best because they probably didn’t want her returned again.

What did Sheila do when you adopted her?

She looked terrified being placed into a cat carrier by the PetSmart manager. Sheila within the carrier was in a shopping cart as I walked around getting new things for her. A child told me about his love of Siamese cats as his dad paid for things. Sheila attracted lots of attention in her carrier. Everyone wanted a look. Somehow, this was her first baby step into recovery. Sheila’s eyes became less frightened the more someone peeked at her in the shopping cart.

Once home, Sheila hid in her new pink cat bed house for a full week. I couldn’t talk to her. We had lots of free and discounted things with the PetSmart coupon book, and one item was that house. PetSmart goes out of their way helping animal rescue be affordable by giving pet adopters as much free stuff possibly given. Thank you, PetSmart.

I tickled Sheila’s forehead with a fingertip every so often when she was alone in her house. She didn’t seem to like it, but she didn’t have a place to go. Sheila seemed afraid to be herself, fearful if she made the wrong move, as if I might hit her. Of course, I wasn’t going to harm Sheila, but she seemed like she worried about someone harming her all the time from little touches. She was only leaving her house bed to use the litter box, eat, and drink water.

After a week, Sheila ventured out into looking at things. She was running away from me all the time back into the house and slowly walked far away but eyeing me. She did this for a very long time.

Has her scar healed?

Yes, mainly with time and because the fur has grown back. You don’t notice a thing. Sheila was so malnourished it was scary and now is a healthy, fluffy, soft cat with a good weight.

Does Sheila use toys in her social rehabilitation?

Toys were, and are, the biggest help. Sheila has a very soft bunny toy. I laid it out on some faux fleece pet blankets for her to take a look. The fluffy fur attracted her to taking a peek. From there, she gained plenty of catnip toys with different textures to see what she responded to. After a week of staring at the toys, she started pawing them and kicking the tiny toy rubber balls made for cats. When I played with the toys, Sheila thought talking to me was safe. She sniffed my hands whenever I played with the tiny mint green bunny and her fish shapes.

That led to her exploring strings and toy mice tails. We upgraded that to teaching her about cat wheels with balls inside and the Friskies Cat Fishing game made for the iPhone/iPad. The game’s objective is the cat’s paw catches koi in a pond. The cat touches the koi for three rounds and starts again if the human player clicks begin. Sheila’s play style is very gentle.

Sheila and I play regularly on a daily basis to ensure her recovery does not relapse. She gets a little more attention than the other cats because of her abuse history.

Has Sheila improved more?

After we explored the toys for a month, Sheila began a new trick: rolling. She rolls like a rolling pin over her cat blankets. She was gifted a Pusheen blanket and absolutely loves that and her round Pusheen bed. She thinks rolling is an impressive skill. I tell her how awesome she is.

Around this time, Sheila was introduced to learning about scratching posts. She got mad when I tried putting her paws on the post. I had to scratch the post like a cat and convince her how fun it was. Days later, Sheila scratched her post, and she does everyday now. She had ignored the scratching post when she moved in, so it left the room until she had more experience with toys.

Soon, Sheila started allowing me to touch her fur from head to the tail. It helped that I would slowly introduce her to being touched when we played with her toys. At this time, she was afraid of the two other girl cats, so Sheila was isolated in part of the house to feel safe. She had lots of cat things around: a carpet condo, toys, blankets, food, water, a human bed, a bathroom, a desk, so much to explore. I began tickling her toes and playing with her feet. Sheila is a very small cat. She probably never had room to grow with her situation. I don’t mind. Her small build is very cute.

Months later, Sheila surprised me when she sat on my lap. She fell asleep. I posted about this on Twitter as her example of how far abused cats can go. Every single day from that night to now, Sheila has to sit on laps or people’s backs. If you are on a bed on your side, she sits on your side. Sheila falls asleep about 20 minutes after sitting on a human. If you don’t move, you get a nice hot stone back massage. Something about it soothes her. She rubs on my legs all the time. Shoes are a big time hobby for her. Sheila loves leaving her scent on them!

Everything is perfect with her, with the exception of needing her to be picked up. Sheila is developing that skill. She practices with me touching her stomach and tickling her. I can lift her for one second before she kicks hysterically and runs away. Being picked up is a big deal because if ever there is an emergency, I need to pick her up right into a cat carrier. Sheila is a strong abuse survivor; I expect her to be picked up happily in time.

What is your story about Jürgen Meow the kitten helping Sheila, and Sheila helping him?

Jürgen Meow is a kitten a stranger abandoned in a box one day at my home on November 1, 2019. I couldn’t tell if it had been a man or a woman. The person covered his or her face with a hoodie and ran away in shame. The kitten, who I called Meow because I didn’t know if I had a new baby boy or baby girl, ran into the backyard. He wouldn’t let me catch him for two months but he lived out there in a cat condo I bought him, smothering it with catnip for him not to run away. On the evening of December 25, 2019, after weeks of play time at the door, I scooped up the growing kitten and plopped him inside. He was scared, inside a bathroom. His new name became Jürgen Meow, named celebrating the very talented Jürgen Klinsmann. I had not had a boy cat in decades.

Sheila was consistently afraid of everything and still somewhat was after some improvements. I made the decision to make Jürgen Meow her roommate because he suffered from similar self esteem issues. At first, Sheila hissed all day. This decreased into a slight “‘mmmrrrr” and they began playing. Jürgen Meow never once was mean to her. He didn’t notice anything.

He is now 1 year old and this huge cat. Sheila is his role model. He copies everything she does. If she eats, he eats. He didn’t have any older cats showing him how to be a cat. Sheila does that. Neither one was very active until they met each other. They box all day long now, play with their wheels, and chase their catnip toys. When they wear out, they sit together at the window. He has helped Sheila relate to cats like I had to help her relate to humans. With a total of four cats now in the household, Sheila needed to acquaint herself with cats or risk never being accepted by the other two, Gisele and Noele, who are a bit like mean girls to animals they don’t know. Everything is right on track now for Sheila to be a fully rehabilitated cat.

Do you recommend abused cats for adoption?

Of course! Abused cats become the most loving cats ever. They appreciate what you do for them. You know once they open up, abused cats like Sheila love you unconditionally because they wouldn’t be themselves for anyone. They trust you. That feels so good. Helping someone else is an experience money cannot buy. You read that thinking something cynical. Really, it is. Love comes in all forms. An abused cat overcoming his or her past to love you is as pure as love gets and worth all the time invested in helping that pet. I probably gained a million self care points feeling better in this whole process of helping Sheila.

Sheila stands with her spine upright. She looks at people and cats in the eyes. Isla the dog is afraid of her for some reason with her fear of cats, and that’s OK because Sheila sniffs the dog and thinks frightening her is funny. She teams up with Jürgen Meow all the time sniffing and meowing at the dog. When Misha the puppy was alive, he was dying of cancer, poor guy, he was so young and tiny, but used to talk to Sheila and smell her like a furry toy. He was never mean to her a day in his life. Misha had an issue chasing the other cats like a goofball, but with Sheila, he was so caring for her. It seems other pets sense when someone has been through hard times.

The long running story in this household with how everyone is a rescue pet, with the exception of Jürgen Meow who was an abandoned kitten without a microchip who I fell in love with and kept, everyone is a fairy tale princess or prince. I tell them these silly things. None of them knew they were royals bound for great things because like Drew Barrymore’s Ever After, fairy tales don’t start with perfect lives. Soon, they had magical intervention from wizards and fairy godmothers, learned they were royals, and moved into their new castle.

Sheila is always referred to as “The PetSmart Princess” because of her adoption story. The previous adopters who returned her after one day and one morning are wicked villains who wanted to overthrow her kingdom, stealing her gold and catnip. But a wizard intervened for her to go to PetSmart and be adopted.

If anyone loves Sheila as much as I do, you are welcome to follow them on @russincats. We’re getting to the point where unfortunately, we cannot follow everyone back as we always do because so many people want to know what the cats are doing. Instagram won’t let us follow anyone else because we are at the 7,500 friends limit. A good problem to have! I can’t believe so many people out there share my enthusiasm for these cute rescue cats of mine doing their daily feline stuff!

What You Probably Did Not Know About Having Axolotls as Pets

Axolotl Tank

Even though it might not be one of the most common pets, axolotls can actually prove to be a unique one. To give you a tip of the iceberg, axolotls are a type of salamander but do not undergo metamorphosis from the larval to their adult form. For this reason, they will always remain aquatic for the rest of their life. Available in a variety of colors including grey, black, albino, gold, white with black eyes to mention a few, you are certainly going to fall in love with them. Since they spend their entire life in waiter, you must be able to provide an adequate axolotl tank kept at the right temperature.

Taking care of Axolotls does not have to be stressful as most people tend to think. Actually, you can learn more about taking care of this remarkable pet by paying a visit to a site such as Axolotls need to be thought of as display pets given that they cannot interact with the owner outside of their tank. You should therefore never handle you axolotl pet unless when necessary. Do not expect them to be social animals and hence they may not benefit from having a companion.

Naturally, axolotls feed on worms, small fish, small amphibians and crustaceans. However, you can feed your axolotl pet a variety of brine shrimp, earthworms, tubifex worms, small strips of liver or beef to mention a few. As for the housing, you need to make sure you have an axolotl tank that is kept in a cool room away from bright sunlight. You need to make sure the water temperature is kept between 57-68 degrees Fahrenheit. The good news is that they do not need special lighting and getting them an aquarium castle can do the trick.

The Bottom Line

If you are planning to get yourself an axolotl as a pet, then you will first have to understand the measures you need to put in place if you are to take good care of it. Luckily, this is something you no longer have to worry about since the internet has made things easy. All you need to do is visit a site such as from where you will get every piece of information you need pertaining to taking good care of your axolotl pet. With this information, you can proceed to getting one for your home.