Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

In my travels, I hear a lot of people say “I don’t know if I want to hear what my pet has to say. What if it’s bad and they don’t like me?”

Folks, I’m here to tell you in all of the time I’ve been an Animal Communicator - NO ONE of ANY species has ever told me “You know, I really regret being with this person, the care here sucks and can you come find me another home?”

If there is a mismatch between a pet and the people, you will know long before an Animal Communicator gets involved. Usually, a mismatch is recognized in the first few days. In some instances (and I’ve only heard of a few of these), a pet will run away because they have another purpose in mind (but that is a completely different topic for another time).

The bigger picture here is that our pets want to be with us. They want us to be happy. They want us to be happy with them. They enjoy the quality time of being a partner with us and exploring this world together. They are our companions, family and teachers.

When you feel you are too busy and life is taking over, stop for a moment. Take a breath and be the leader of your own schedule and make that investment of time with your pet to enrich the bond you already have. A little bit of time will go a long way.

Are you still not sure about asking an animal communicator for help? Why not take our qualification survey to assess your needs.

Understanding Your Pet Part 1: Be quiet, Be calm and Listen

Today I want to focus on the first step to understanding your pet. As I tell people what I do, inevitably they will tell me “I think my pet is trying to tell me something, but I don’t know what she’s saying.” More than likely, your pet is communicating with you. In that moment, you just can’t hear them.

The first step is to settle down and be quiet. Stop what you are doing, take a deep breath, clear your mind of everything, and simply be calm and open. Give your pet the benefit of the doubt that they are communicating with you (more on this topic in a later blog post). For now, be quiet and simply listen. You can even say hello and see what happens. You may be surprised at what you hear!

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t think you’ve heard or understood anything from your pet. Building your intuitive senses can take time - so keep practicing!

Remember to listen with the intent of listening, not with the intent to reply.

Our Pets Grieve too

People have often wondered if animals grieve. Animals are thinking, feeling, sentient beings.

They have an emotional body just like we do.

They have a different perspective on death than we do - and they still grieve.

Pets know when something isn’t right with their owners. Just like they can also tell when something isn’t right with a pack/herd/flock mate.

In my experience, pets can become more “mopey” or “lethargic” if they are not able to say goodbye to their companions. If a pet has passed in the home, allow the other pets to say goodbye. Allowing them to say goodbye will give them closure in their own way. In a herd of horses, a group will gather to say their last goodbyes to a fallen member. Just like us, some animals handle the passing of a companion better than others.

What’s important to understand is this, you cannot make a companion animal get over their grief any more than you can make a human get over it. Grief isn’t something you get over. It is a process, it is something that you live with and it doesn’t have a time line.

If you have a pet who is grieving, remember to honor their process by letting them know that you understand (they understand you more than you think) and don’t force them into anything. If they don’t want to play ball or play with their toys, that’s ok, this is part of their process. Sometimes just being with you on the couch is enough. When your pet is ready, they will begin to play and do the silly things they did before.

If you have recently suffered a loss of a beloved animal companion and you would like help with either your other pets or your grief process, contact us today.