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How To Recognize Stress In Your Pet

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Stress in pets is more common than you may realize. Our increased feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety can affect our pets. Stress, worry, and anxiety are now part of the "new normal" as we all weather the current Covid-19 pandemic.  If you are feeling worried and concerned, then there is a good likelihood your pet will take on your stressful feelings. Why? Pets are incredibly sensitive to the energy in their environment, whether it's joy, peace, anger, anxiety, or stress. Plus, they don't like it when their humans suffer and want to help us feel better. Your animal family can experience stress and anxiety more often than you may realize. Stress, if left unchecked, can negatively impact your pet's behavior, health, and overall quality of life. As a pet parent, it's essential to recognize when your pet feels stressed-out. Animals offer clear signals when they're feeling anxious and worried. Then it's up to you to provide your animal fa

Scientific Study Proves Dogs Know What Humans Are Telling Them

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As an Animal Communicator, my practice is based on the knowledge that animals understand humans' words and intonations.  It's validating when science validates what I've intuitively known.  The Family Dog Project . located in Budapest, Hungary recently released a scientific study that shows how a dog's brain responds to human speech and understand what the tone of your voice is communicating. Scientists used dogs trained to lie still in a MRI machine so their brains could be studied while responding to human words and the intonation of those words. The study concluded that dogs and humans use the same part of the brain to process speech and speech recognition. According to Science News , " Dogs process speech much like people do, a new study finds. Meaningful words like “good boy” activate the left side of a dog’s brain regardless of the tone of voice used, while a region on the right side of the brain responds to intonation." This video from the Family D

Miracle Siamese Cat Returns After Disappearing for 12 Days

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It still feels surreal, and a lot like a miracle, that my 15 year old Siamese cat, Elvis, vanished into thin air a few weeks ago, only to return inexplicably 12 days later. One minute he was in the house, and the next minute, Elvis had left the building. This was odd, given that Elvis is an indoor-only cat. The day before he disappeared, Elvis communicated telepathically that he “would be leaving me soon.” I was startled and concerned. Leaving me? What was Elvis talking about? Unfortunately, he didn’t elaborate. Elvis I wasn’t sensing that Elvis was ready to transition, although he hadn’t been feeling well recently, due to a spate of vomiting up hairballs. In an ongoing effort to keep the formation of hairballs to a minimum, I brush his beautiful, medium dense coat daily. In all other aspects of his health, he seemed fine. I told Elvis he was going to be fine, kissed his adorable face, and went on with my day, pushing his cryptic message out of my mind. The next mor

Celebrating Pets' Birthdays and Gotcha Days

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If you're anything like me, than you enjoy celebrating your pet's birthdays. I also like to celebrate "Gotcha Day," which is the day I brought my two cats, Mona Marie and Elvis, home from the animal shelter. Coincidently, Bodhi Bear came home on the exact same date as the cats, albeit 12 years later. Every year, I let my animal family know how much I love them by celebrating these important milestones with them. Bodhi likes to celebrate with his friends. Mona and Elvis prefer low-key affairs with cat nip, special treats and ear scratches. This year, I threw Bodhi Bear two parties to celebrate his 3rd Birthday because he has a lot friends. Bodhi invited some of his girlfriends to the first of two Birthday Parties: Sabrina Renee the Golden Retriever; Gigi and Ruby, the King Charles Cavaliers; and Greta and Tonksky, the German Shepherds. Bodhi is quite a popular pup with the ladies. Pupcakes for Bodhi Bear and his Girlfriends Sabrina Renee's mom bak

Reiki Helps Dog with Cancer

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Reiki helped Australian Shepherd, Sparky, cope and deal with life-threatening Lymphoma.  A few years ago, when my Animal Reiki teacher, Kathleen Prasad , put out the call for stories to include in her book about how Reiki helps dogs, I jumped at the opportunity to share Sparky's story.  Now In Spirit, Sparky taught me about the power of Reiki especially when it comes to helping dogs and other pets with cancer. Here is Sparky's story that appeared in Kathleen's book,  Reiki for Dogs: Using Spiritual Energy to Heal and Vitalize Man's Best Friend Sparky, a sweet, shy and loving Australian Shepherd, holds a special place in my heart. I've known him since he was rescued by his person, Barbara, seven years ago. Sadly, Sparky  was diagnosed with lymphoma last summer. His body is riddled with lumps of various sizes and shapes with the largest mass located under his right shoulder. The two tumors under his jaw clearly affected the quality of his life

Dog Friendships In The Circle of Life

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3 years ago yesterday, I said goodbye to my dear friend and heart dog, Kobe Bear.  Despite being able to communicate with him telepathically, I continue to miss my Puff Doggy terribly.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him or talk with him.  Kobe Bear The only good thing that came from his passing is finding my current Keeshond, Bodhi Bear. I'm grateful Bodhi arrived 3 weeks later because he saved my heart which was shattered into a million pieces. Sabrina Renee with Kobe Bear Kobe Bear enjoyed hanging out with his many girlfriends. When Sabrina's predecessor, Abby, passed on, Kobe immediately befriended baby Sabrina Renee. They instantly became good friends. When Kobe transitioned, Sabrina befriended Bodhi Bear as soon as they met. They continue to be good friends. Kobe Bear and MacGuyver The same thing happened with MacGuyver the Puggle. Kobe and Mac were DFFs* and adored each other. When Kobe passed, Mac and I cri

104 year old Tortoise Talks About His Life

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As an Animal Communicator, I love communicating telepathically with all species. I generally speak to pets like dogs, cats, horses, and rabbits, so it's a special treat to talk with less common pets, like Grandpa the Tortoise.   Grandpa dining on hibiscus At 104 years old, Grandpa is the oldest animal and living being I've ever spoken with. From what I discovered from a brief search on the internet, Grandpa might be one of the oldest living desert tortoises in the world.  Grandpa has lived with his current person since she was born. Grandpa explained that he raised his person, Carolyn. Carolyn's mom got Grandpa when he was a just a baby. Carolyn "inherited" him when her mom passed away and has known him for 60 years. Carolyn asked me to talk with Grandpa so she could get answers to some of her questions. She wanted to know how Grandpa was feeling and what, if anything, she could do to make him a happier tortoise. Despite his grand stature, Grandpa

What Is Animal Reiki?

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Me offering Reiki to Bodhi Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, stress-reduction and inner healing.   For many years, it was thought that Reiki only helped people. We now know that Reiki is effective in helping animals, including your pets, wildlife and farm animals. The main difference between Reiki for humans and Animal Reiki is in how it's offered. Hand positions are emphasized when offering Reiki to people. With Animal Reik i, hand positions aren't important . Why? Because animals don't have hands.  Human hands can be scary and intimidating to animals. This is especially true for pets, farm animals and wildlife who aren't comfortable being touched. From the time I was a teenager, I've studied many different healing techniques for both humans and animals, including Healing Touch for Animals , animal massage, T-Touch and acupressure.  The main problem I experienced

How Animal Reiki Works

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Me offering Reiki to Bodhi Energy healing techniques, like Animal Reiki, work by releasing energetic blockages in an animal’s entire being. Blocked energy creates imbalances, which can lead to illness and disease.  By definition, Reiki is holistic in nature as it can effect an animal's entire being: mind, body, emotions and spirit. However, it is not a massage because you don't need to touch or be physically present with an animal to offer them Reiki. Animal Reiki brings about a deep relaxation response which allows the body to gently release blocked energy. When an animal's energy is unblocked and balanced, it leads to increased wellness and happiness for your pet and you! Reiki unblocks stagnate energy to bring about balance or homeostasis in your pet. In my experience, animals are intuitively drawn to the peaceful and calm energy that Reiki creates. Animals consistently communicate to me that this loving, compassionate energy is

Animal Reiki Helps Dying Dog

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Cathy with Kobe Bear For animals who are dying, Reiki is an especially powerful, yet gentle tool, to offer your pets and other animals as they go through hospice and the dying process . Reiki is pure love and therefore offers animals loving support. It helps all species relax, which calms them from pain, fear, and anxiety, making their transition to Spirit more peaceful. It was an early July morning. Something wasn't right with my dog, Kobe Bear, a male Keeshond . He started to act funny and walked like he was drunk. Plus he was distressed and anxious.   The only thing I knew to do, was offer him Reiki and get to the vet. I continued sending Reiki while waiting to take him to the vets, and during the long 10 minute car ride to the vet. At the time, Kobe and I had no idea he was dying. Kobe appreciated the Reiki as it calmed him down and helped him relax. Then in an instant, Kobe transitioned in my arms in the backseat of my car as we waited in the vet par

Pet MatchMaker Find Me A Pet!

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Are you thinking about bringing a new pet into your household? Are you feeling overwhelmed especially if you're using the Internet to find your next pet?   Did you know that I’m a “Pet Matchmaker ? "  I can help you find your next pet even from the Internet ? One of the joys of my animal communication p rac tice is helping people find the right companion animal for their family. In many ways, I’m a "Pet Matchmaker”  who can help you find a new animal friend which can be joyful but overwhelming.  One of the easiest ways to find your new friend is to ask for my help. As one client once told me. “When looking for my horse, I found I just needed to have you on my speed dial. Thank you for steering me away from the wrong horse and guiding me to the horse of my dreams. Everything you told me about Quincy has come true.” Murphy and Winston are a Purr-fect Match I recently helped Lorie after her cat Vinnie, who suffered from chronic urinary disease, di