Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bodhi Celebrates His Birthday with Girlfriends

Bodhi's Birthday Paw-ty with his girlfriends is a huge success!

Bodhi with special friend Sabrina Renee
It's hard to believe that my Puff Doggy, Bodhi Bear is 4 years old already. Boy time seems to fly by way too fast. 

To celebrate Bodhi's birthday this year, I thought it would be fun for him to spend time with some of his close friends. 

So Bodhi's week long Birthday Extravaganza was hatched. His week started off with good friend MacGuvyer the Puggle. Together, they ate Burger Bites. 

The Burger paw-ty was followed by Bodhi's Fuzzy Birthday Party with the Keesateers, Harvey, and Eli. 

Bodhi's 3rd and final paw-ty is with his girlfriends: Sabrina Renee the Golden Retriever along with Greta and Tonks, who are German Shepherds.

Bodhi shares his excitement as I tell him that his girlfriends are arriving shortly to celebrate his special day with him:

Here are Bodhi's paw-ty guests:

Sabrina Renee the Golden
Tonks the German Shepherd waiting for the games to begin

Greta the German Shepherd takes a break 

Sabrina's Mom Sharon made Bodhi a special dog birthday cake:
Bodhi's Cake made by Sabrina Renee's Mom, Sharon
And Sharon made these Super Cool "Paper Clip" Paw-ty Favors:

Cool party favors made by Sharon

Greta and Tonk's Mom, Karen found an edgy way to display the party favors:
Karen displays the party favors 

Finally, birthday cake for the birthday boy and his guests! 

The dogs patiently waited to eat BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!!!!

Once the cake was eaten, Bodhi opened the wonderful gifts he received from his girlfriends and their Moms.

All in all, Bodhi's 4th Birthday Celebration was a lot of fun for  everyone. 

Bodhi wrote on his Facebook page, Puff Doggy
My mom is so silly but the best because she gives me so many paw-ties to celebrate my birthday.

I'm glad my fuzzy boy enjoyed his weeklong celebration. It makes me happy to make Bodhi happy. 

Thank you for joining in on Bodhi's Birthday Extravaganza as you helped make Bodhi's special day (or in his case, week) that much sweeter. 

See you next year for another Fuzzy Birthday . . .

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bodhi's Fuzzy Birthday Party

Bodhi is reunited with his Keeshonden friends, Eli and Harvey, to celebrate Bodhi's 4th Birthday.

Bodhi Bear Is A Paw-ty Animal!

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I love celebrating my dog's birthday. This year is no exception. Now 4 years old, Bodhi is quite popular, so I need to have few parties to accommodate his many dog friends. 

Today's party is all about his fuzzy friends, Eli and Harvey. Together, the 3 Keeshonden are affectionately known as The Keesateers.

Bodhi and I are thrilled that his DFFs (Dog Friends FurEver) and their mom, Julie, are coming to celebrate with us.

The Keesateers: Bodhi, Eli, and Harvey 

Bodhi shares his excitement about 5 minutes before his fuzzy friends arrive. 

Bodhi absolutely knew Eli and Harvey were close by because he ran to the window about 30 seconds before they drove up.

Once here, The Keesateers couldn't contain their excitement: 

It's Dog Paw-ty time:

Harvey, Eli, and Bodhi Mugging for Cheese

The Fuzzy Fun and Games Begin:

A Fuzzy Ball of Puffiness

All in all, it was a fuzz-filled day for everyone, the humans included! 

Now Bodhi and I need to rest up for his next Birthday Celebration with his girlfriends: Sabrina Renee, Greta, and Tonks tomorrow. 

Stayed tuned for more dog birthday fun. . . 

Bodhi Is One Happy Birthday Boy

Friday, May 26, 2017

Celebrating Bodhi the Keeshond's Birthday

Do You Celebrate Your Pet's Birthday or GotchYa Day?

My Keeshond and Birthday Boy, Bodhi Bear 

I do. I love showing my animal family how much I love them by celebrating their Birthdays and GotchYa Day each year. 

Okay, maybe I take it a bit far giving Bodhi a few parties but he's worth it. Plus I love making him a happy dog.

It's hard to believe he's 4 years old already. Time has flown by as it feels like only yesterday that he was just a baby puff.

Baby Puff Doggy Bodhi Bear

Now he's grown up and quite the Puff Doggy.

"Is It Burger Time?"

Bodhi Bear loves celebrating his birthday with good friends like his puppyhood buddy and DFF, MacGuyver the Puggle aka "Mush-A-Moo."

MacGuyver The Puggle aka "Moo"

This year, Bodhi asked his Godfather, Craig, to grill up some Birthday Burgers for his special day.

Birthday Burgers on the Grill

So being a great Dog Father, Craig tossed a few dog patties on the grill for his dog and mine. 

Both dogs waited patiently for their burger "bites." 

Bodhi patiently waiting for his birthday burger bites.

And then the big moment finally arrived:

A fun time was had by all, especially the boys who loved eating the burger bites. 

Happy Birthday, Bodhi Bear!!!!!
I Love You!!!

But wait, there are more birthday surprises for Bodhi Bear:

Stayed tuned for the Keesateers and more birthday fun for the fuzzy birthday boy. . .

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Discovering New Creatures Using Telepathy

A lot can be learned from communicating telepathically with different species. 

For over 30 years, I've developed and honed my telepathic skills as an Animal Muse so I can easily and instantly translate what animals are thinking and feeling for humans. 

In other words, I speak fluent telepathy which helps me to better understand animals and other living beings in the web of life.

Thanks to my telepathic abilities, I've discovered a lot about the world around me by communicating telepathically with all species including insects. 

A great example of this happened a couple of weeks ago when my dog Bodhi discovered an unusual insect flying around our neighborhood that I had never seen before.

Is it a moth? Or is it a Hummingbird?

Bodhi first noticed the bug when it flew by his ear to consume nectar from my neighbor's Salvia plant during our last walk of the evening right after dusk.

It was hard to get a good look at what was buzzing Bodhi given the lack of light. I saw it flying around the Salvia but had a hard time getting a clear look at it. From what I could tell, it appeared to be a moth-like creature but seemed too large to be a moth. To confuse me even further, it flew and acted like a hummingbird. Then, as quickly as this unfamiliar insect appeared, it disappeared into the darkness of night.

While the whole encounter intrigued me, I didn't give the sighting a second thought until the next evening when Bodhi and I walked past my astilbe bush. I noticed quite a bit of activity going on. Despite the oncoming darkness, I saw three of these unfamiliar insects feeding on the plant.

This time I was able to get a better look as I had three of them to gently focus on. I enjoyed watching them fly and feed on the flowers. The move I focused my attention on them, the more I noticed how much they looked and moved like a hummingbird.

How could that be? I had never heard of a hummingbird feeding at night so I didn't think it was an actual bird. It had to be a moth. Or was it?

When I want to know something about animals or insects, I ask them telepathically. I find asking the animal in their native language is sometimes the fastest and most reliable way to receive answers to my questions.

So I tuned into these fascinating creatures telepathically and asked them what they were. They playfully replied, "I'm a moth! No, I'm a hummingbird! We're both!" They went on to repeat these words a couple more times for me.

I then thanked the three "Hummingbird Moths" for talking with me. Given it was now pitch black, Bodhi and I headed home.

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth feeding on an Astilbe flower.

As soon as we got inside, I immediately Googled "Hummingbird Moth." To my surprise and delight, the search turned up the answer which came from the website This informative site confirmed what I received telepathically.

It turns out these flying insects were right when they told me that they were a Hummingbird Moth because that's exactly what they are! They're also known as Hummingbird Hawk-Moths. These unusual moths originate from Tomato Hornworms which are loathed by gardeners given their potential for destroying crops like tomatoes and tobacco. Yet once these destructive caterpillars morph, they turn into beautiful moths that look and fly like a hummingbird.

Hummingbird Hawkmoths are mostly nocturnal but can sometimes be seen during the day. They visit a large variety of night-blooming flowers which they pollinate while feeding with their long proboscises. According to the website, Butterflies and
The Sphingidae are strong fliers, with a rapid wingbeat. Most are medium to large moths, with heavy bodies; wingspread reaches 5 inches or more in some species. Although a few are active in the daytime, most species in the group are active at dusk. Most, but not all, sphingids feed much like hummingbirds, hovering in front of a flower and sipping nectar through the extended proboscis. The proboscis rolls up like a party noisemaker when not in use, and may not be readily evident in a resting moth. Some species lack scales on large portions of their wings, and therefore have transparent or clear wings. These are commonly referred to as "clearwing hummingbird moths." (Note however that the scientifically accepted common name of "Hummingbird clearwing" refers specifically to Hemaris thysbe.) 
Since the Hummingbird Moth is most active at night, I wasn't sure if I'd get a picture of this unique moth.  A couple of days later, after our morning walk, there was a Hummingbird Moth doing its thing on my astilbe.

For the first time, I got a close look at it. It was remarkable to watch it in action as it pollinated the astilbe. I have to say, it's quite a striking moth to behold and incredibly beautiful to watch. I also found the hawkmoth fun to communicate with.

The next time you come across an animal or insect that you're unfamiliar with, I encourage you to start up a telepathic conversation with them. Start with something simple like "Hello" and see what response you receive. If you "hear" a response, great! If don't, don't worry. It takes time, practice and patience to rekindle your telepathic abilities. I encourage to you keep trying and not give up on yourself.

It's also always important to always thank animals, insects and even humans for their willingness to communicate with you telepathically even if you don't feel you heard their reply. Keep trying because this is how to strengthen your relationship with other species as your develop your telepathic abilities.

Who knows what species is waiting for you to discover and communicate telepathically with. If you do, please leave your experiences here on my blog or on my Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Animal Communication and Reiki Are A Powerful Combination

It’s never easy when a beloved pet doesn’t feel well, especially when it’s chronic or life-threatening. It can be an anxious and upsetting time for both the caregiver and animal. Worst of all, it can bring up feelings of hopelessness, fear, and stress.

When Animal Communication and Reiki are combined, they create an amazing healing fusion of hope, love, and understanding.

Lori and her Keeshond Lilly's story is a wonderful example of how this powerful healing combo brought them the precious gift of time when Lilly's chronic illness became life-threatening.

Lilly the Keeshond

Lilly was a beautiful six-year-old silver and black Keeshond when Lori rescued her sight unseen. Lori drove several hours out-of-state to adopt this adorable puff ball after reading a brief description about her on a Keeshonden rescue website. From the moment they met, Lori and Lilly fell instantly in love and became fast best friends.

A few years later, Lilly was diagnosed with degenerate disc disease in her low back and neck making it hard to walk normally. Lilly also suffered from ataxia, which made it seem like she was drunk because she would lose coordination in her extremities and fall easily. If that wasn’t bad enough, she had severe arthritis in both her hips and knees.

Lilly’s mobility issues made moving without assistance difficult and sometimes painful, especially when it came to walking and going to the bathroom. These challenges never bothered Lori as she was happy to support Lilly in whatever possible.

Lori faced a lot of misunderstanding and scrutiny from those who didn’t understand the nature of Lilly’s special needs, especially in the last few months of her life. When those closest to Lori felt her she was holding on too tightly to her fuzzy dog, they urged Lori to put Lilly down. 

Despite their good intentions, it was difficult for Lori and Lilly to hear.

To the outsider, Lilly’s ataxia made it seem like it was inhumane to let Lilly live a normal life. Despite Lilly’s obvious physical challenges, her heart and mind were strong, clear and lucid. Lilly felt grateful that her Lori was such a compassionate and loving person who didn’t care about her being different from other dogs and needed extra support.

A few years after I first worked with Lori and Lilly, I received an urgent call from Lori. Lilly’s daycare providers called her extremely worried that it might be Lilly’s time to transition because she was acting listless and not eating. Plus she didn’t have the energy to get up to go to the bathroom. Even lifting her head up was difficult to the point where she couldn’t even drink water from her bowl.

Lori needed to know what Lilly was thinking and feeling. And most importantly, was it time to assist Lilly?

When I tuned into Lilly telepathically, she clearly expressed she was not ready to die nor was she ready to be assisted through euthanasia.

After I translated for Lori what Lilly was feeling, I suggested they try Animal Reiki. Lori wasn't familiar with Reiki so I explained the benefits of this Japanese healing energy modality. After my explanation, Lori and Lilly were immediately on board. Lori was running out of options to help her best friend and was grateful to give Reiki a chance.

I offered Lilly her first long-distance Reiki as soon as we hung up the phone in hopes it would help this beautiful Keesie girl feel better.

After Lilly's initial Reiki treatment, Lori noticed an immediate difference in Lilly. Before being offered Reiki, Lilly couldn't walk easily and had difficulty defecating. After her treatment, she was able to move around more freely. Plus she no longer struggled to keep her balance when pooping, which seemed miraculous. The cherry on top was Lilly's increased appetite.

Lori and Lilly

With each Reiki treatment, Lori reported Lilly appeared more animated with a seemingly new lease on life which brought hope to both dog and human. Needless to say, Lori was thrilled with the results of Lilly's weekly Animal Communication phone sessions and long-distance Reiki treatments. 

A couple weeks after her health scare, Lilly was strong enough to return to daycare. This was huge because Lori could go back to work knowing Lilly was safe and well cared for. Lilly loved her daycare providers and communicated to me she was happy to back to her normal return.

During one of our weekly phone sessions in early December, Lori asked Lilly what she wanted most. Lilly gleefully conveyed “I want to spend Christmas with my beloved Lori. I know it’s going to be our best Christmas EVER!”

After hearing Lilly's wishes, Lori postponed her holiday trip to France until the beginning of the new year so she could share the next few weeks and Christmas with her fuzzy best friend. 

At this point, Lori finally gave herself permission to buy Christmas gifts for her dog because she trusted Lilly would be around to celebrate their favorite holiday together. Knowing Christmas was just around the corner made them both happy,  

And sure enough, Lilly and Lori shared their best Christmas ever and created memories that Lori keeps in her heart.

Before leaving for Europe, Lori called me to check in with Lilly who encouraged Lori to enjoy her trip. Most importantly, Lilly promised to do her best not to transition before Lori returned home. 

Lilly did remarkedly well while Lori was away as I continued Lilly's Reiki treatments.

Lori checked her voice mail on a stopover on her way home where she received an urgent message from Lilly’s caregivers. Apparently, Lilly suffered a seizure or stroke and was in ICU at the animal hospital.  Lilly's caregiver then begged for permission to euthanize her.

After talking with the pet sitter, Lori called me to find out how her girl was feeling. Lori's voice cracked as she fought back her tears. "Please tell Lilly I'm only a couple of hours away. I need her to be strong and hang on. I don't want her dying without me."

I shared Lor's message with Lilly, who said, “I’m okay for now. Reassure Lori that I will do my best to wait for her. I am happy she went to France. Tell her that I love her with all my heart and soul.”

Lori was determined to be with Lilly, especially if it was truly time to say "goodbye." She asked me to tell Lilly not to give up as she would be by her side as soon as physically possible.

I encouraged Lori to stay positive. If anyone could hang on, it was Lilly. Lori asked me to offer her Reiki until she was able to get to the animal hospital, which I did. I could tell it helped Lori knowing Reiki was being sent. I also felt it helped Lilly relax into her transition home to Spirit.

While I sensed Lilly's Spirit slipping from her beautiful body, I felt her strong determination to wait until Lori arrived. When Lori got to Lilly's side, her Spirit slipped out of her body even though she was still breathing. 

At that moment, it was crystal clear that the only humane choice was to give Lilly a kind and loving death with euthanasia. 

But before Lori made the final decision, she called me to check with Lilly one more time to make sure Lilly was okay with being euthanized. I knew this was one of the hardest decisions Lori would ever make. When I asked Lilly if she was ready to transition. She responded, "I couldn't imagine transitioning without Lori holding me and surrounding me with her love. I always feel safe in Lori's arms. So yes, I'm ready as my body can no longer support my Spirit."

Despite her intense sadness, Lori knew it was Lilly’s time and assisted her beloved companion into the light as she held her puffy girl for the last time surrounding her with love.

Lori later wrote me, “I wanted to do Reiki as an alternative instead of surgery for Lilly’s many problems because surgery could have left her paralyzed and in even worse shape than she was. I’m so happy we did Reiki and that we were able to communicate telepathically so I could understand Lilly’s wishes and her thoughts. It meant so much!”

Lilly shared the following:
I want to encourage all humans to empower their animal companions by giving them a "voice" so they can be heard and better understood by their humans. It made a huge difference that Lori and I worked in partnership. I'm grateful for the combination of Animal Communication and Reiki. This powerful duo gave us the precious gift of time.   

Hearing your animal's “voice” using telepathic Animal Communication in combination with Reiki creates an amazing healing union which brings empowerment, healing, love, hope and even the gift of time.