It's a rare occasion that I get to brag about my personal stylist! I am going to go whole hog, and yes I will end with a shameless plug! She is a wonderful person, a master stylist that has the Best "growing hand" for hair. When I first started going to her I have to admit that I was guilty of the same thing that many of my customers at one time or another were guilty of.....home grooming! Ugh! My hair was dry, breaking off at the ends from over processing, and totally unruly!
She was able to tame the unruly beast into a healthy manageable flow! Her name is Dao(pronounced Doll), and she is a master stylist extrordinare at the River Oaks J.C.Penny Salon(shameless plug). No joke she is a Master Stylist, and I truly enjoy and follow the tips that she gives me regarding my hair care.
My Grandmother always use to say "you are never too old to learn something new". I really and truly enjoy a health exchange of information between my customers. I hope this one is one that you will keep on hand! Recently while I was getting groomed personally, my stylist and I were sharing funny stories about our fur-babies, our gardens and natural remedies for ailments. Some how or the other the conversation turned to curing an upset stomach for her "grand-dog". She shared her natural remedy for green tea and ginger. During the hot days my Big Dog always gets an upset stomach, I talked to my vet and she advised that ginger is excellent for calming tummies in both people and pets.
This past Tuesday when the thermometer was reading close to 100 in the shade, my Phat Girl woke me up at 3:30 in the morning. She had a belly ache and wanted to eat some grass to make her feel better. We were in and out for more than two hours. You could see it in her face, she wasn't feeling well, so I made a fresh pot of green tea with some fresh ginger grated in the filter. I let it cool while I got ready for my day. Before I left a poured a separate bowl about a half of a cup of the tea for her. She gave me a sheepish look as she investigated the mixture, and took a small taste. As I went through my day I wondered if she had tried the tea again and if she was feeling any better. When I broke for lunch, I headed home to check on my ailing child, not knowing what to expect I held my breath as I opened the door to the house. What I found on the other side amazed me! She was back to her bouncing off-the-wall self, and the tea mixture was almost gone! From now on, I will be keeping fresh ginger in my frig a staple like beans, and rice! Remember, every pet's health and nutritional needs are different. Always check with your vet before introducing something new to your pet.
Til next time! Have a Great Summer!