9:30 a.m. Visit to Rok & Victoria’s new veterinary hospital in Celje.
It is wonderful to see the thought they have given to making the clinic not just practical, but also inviting for clients and their dogs and cats. The rooms are painted in beautiful alkaline colors of of green and blue with a balance of acid magenta and orange – colors I learned from Edgar Cayce teachings that balance our mental and physical health. There is a separate waiting room for the cats so they will not be stressed by dogs, and many of the fish in the tank at the reception have names.
3:00 P.M. I had an interview with Slovenia’s leading woman’s magazine that was different and fun. The reporter wanted to hear some stories about people and animals and TTouch for Humans. She was interested to hear how we teach couples to give their partner the type of TTouch and pressure they enjoy and how common it is to find that one partner enjoys the lightness of a number two pressure and the other can’t feel much less than a six. It is such a joy and a gift to bring an awareness of each other’s needs so they can communicate nonverbally in a new and deeper and more satisfying way. Interesting that it is not always the wife or female partner who finds a lighter touch the most desirable.
5:00 p.m. An Evening of Culture at the Ranch
For the 3rd day the stands were full with 120 in attendance for the official opening of the ranch by the mayor of Vojnika, Benjamin Podrgajs, Darja and Andre’s children, Manca and Aljaz rode in on two attractive pitch-black Lipizzaner/Arabian cross horses holding a red ribbon between them. The mayor cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening. Simon, the conductor of the 40-piece symphony orchestra; 14-year-old Nika Lipota who danced ballet; and violinist, 15-year-old Nika Goldnik all rode into the arena on horseback to begin their presentations.
On the stage was a stand holding a hand-carved wooden sign covered by a brown cowhide that reads International Animal Ambassador and TTeam Center Slovenia with the TTouch Logo in the center under Kaja & Grom Ranch – Tellington TTouch Training. Roland and I undraped the sign and Darja and Andre gave a presentation to the visitors of their programs and intentions for the future cooperation of Animal Ambassadors with Italy and other countries in Europe.
As a special surprise to us Lucka danced a lovely hula. Darja’s mother had prepared special traditional Slovenian cakes and sandwiches for all 100 visitors and the mayor invited us with a dozen of Darja and Andre’s friends for another delicious dinner in his village that is just a short drive through the woods from the ranch.
© Linda Tellington-Jones 2008