The First Light Store

Has Your Pet Lost Its Sense of Humour?

Animals can provide us with hours of entertainment, laughter and love. It is a joy to see them happy and fully expressing their enjoyment of life. Some of them have wonderful senses of humour and if we are able to recognize and appreciate this, then our relationship with them deepens and expands. Sometimes, however, our animal companions, be they large or small, appear quieter than usual seeming to be depressed and lacking in energy. Or they may exhibit levels of distress or frustration, expressed as restlessness, fear or aggression towards other animals, objects and possibly people. The animal may refuse to go somewhere, becoming anxious and even involuntarily urinate or defecate. After checking for physical reasons for their behaviour such as injury, infection, illness or disease, physical pain, stomach upset or parasites, emotional reasons need also to be explored.

Happy dog

Situations which may account for their loss of humour and sense of joy for life may include the death of a significant human or animal in their life, an over-developed sense of responsibility for a job or the people in their life, sense of failure, experience of a traumatic event, sensitivity to conflict within the human household or a situation in which they feel stuck and frustrated.

Whatever essences are chosen for the blend for your animal companion(s), No 77 Clematis is an excellent addition or a powerful essence to be given on its own. No 77 Clematis supports the soul to regain a sense of humour, to experience the situation with more ease and less seriousness. No 77 Clematis helps them to feel protected from the stresses and negative energy around them and assists them to feel more at ease. In response to being given No 77 Clematis, the animal's general demeanour may be lighter as their energy level increases. They may become playful and more relaxed, expressing more positive body language. It could appear that ‘a load has lifted from their shoulders’ and their spirits have been uplifted.

A prepared treatment bottle containing No 77 Clematis on its own or blended with other essences can be given by adding 4 drops to drinking water, to food or directly into the mouth, 3-4 times daily. For large water containers such as troughs, I add 10 drops daily to the water. The essence(s) may also be put in a mister bottle to spray in chosen areas such as rooms, sheds, floats and cages to help cleanse and uplift them.

— Marj Marks
Marj is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand registered practitioner and registered Veterinary Nurse. Marj can be contacted on 09 422 0177, 027 612 5256 or by email: