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One Legged Cricket

While working in my kitchen, my eye caught a glimpse of something, something moving.

There on the floor just inches away from me was a cricket, not just any cricket this one was jumping straight up and down like a “jack in the box” head popping up from its box.

While I am aware that crickets do jump or hop, they do not usually do it standing in one place, they usually move in a direction.

I sensed something was off; I bent down slowly to observe the little guy, trying not to frighten him

and I as I looked him over, it was apparent that one of his rear legs was missing.

He seemed just fine, so full of life and energy it brought a smile to my face just embracing his essence for life.

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Hannah’s Therapy Work

Hannah is a Husky German Shepherd mix therapy dog. Her person Kate expressed, “Hannah looks into my eyes and I know she is trying to tell me something.  I feel as if I am disconnected from my pets.” Hannah replied, “The reason you do not connect with me is because you are disconnected with yourself. Spend time with you; discover yourself more deeply, you have forgotten who you are. You are safe to do so.  This is therapy work.”

I suggested Kate make a list of Hannah’s qualities. This would give her insights about herself. We may not recognize our special, wonderful qualities. And there are traits we may choose to change!  I find this process fascinating while working with my clients.

Pet Parent Therapy

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One-Month-Old Kitten

My husband John and I were staying in a hotel on our way to Indiana for a family reunion to celebrate my mother’s 85th birthday. The next morning a voice message on my cell phone said, “This is Stacy, I am up, you can reach me.” I had not sent a text or voice message that night or the day before, and had no idea who Stacy was.

After calling Stacy I discovered I knew her. Good memories of spending time at her home and at my son’s home came flooding back. She explained she had received a text from me the night before which came from my 540 phone number saying, ”Are you up?” My 540 number is my land line which I cannot text from, plus I was not at home to text if it were possible. Since her text was not accepted she retrieved my 703 cell number from my home line voice message. When she called my cell with no answer, she left her voice message, “I am up, you can reach me.”

My first thought was, “What is going on in your life Stacy?” She returned, “Well, since I have you, I just rescued a one-month-old kitten where I work with health issues. My friends think I should put the kitten down.”  We addressed the physical issues with the kitten. She had a chance of survival, but the quality of life for this kitten was questionable. I also asked if Stacey would be able to manage the care of a baby kitten, with feedings, and dealing with extreme health issues. Stacy had other challenging relationships she was dealing with and a full time job. A thought popped into my head – ask Stacy if she would like to address what this kitten was reflecting in her own life.  A big “Yes” returned.

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Funnies From Our Furry Friends

Park Time!

A dog who is normally playing in a park across the street from his home was now looking out the window focused on this park. We were in a communication, and park time had been delayed. His person told him after one hour, when his communication finished, she would take him to the park. I was not aware that our communication was at his park time, or of the spoken one hour delay.  We were having a good communication, then suddenly he announced, “We are done!” I looked at my timer – it was exactly 60 minutes!

A Tail of a Story!

After receiving a basic description about a cat I was to communicate with, The cat said to me, “Ask about my tail.”  The person I was speaking with paused and said, “Oh, I am sitting on it!

“I am trying to make a point here!”

A Golden Retriever named Brady began our communication stating, “We have been waiting for you!”  (The you – was me.)

He shares, “My person gets nervous, I feed off her nervousness and she feeds off mine. She gets “high” nervousness from her work which is not as important as she thinks.”  She agreed. Her nerves had taken over her life, especially at work.

Brady explained, “Stress is a way people have learned to use to cope. A high alert. Do the opposite – be still, calm, observe, then act when needed.”

Brady blurts, “I am trying to make a point here!”

In some communications I become aware of time frames in a person’s life that are significant to a message. In this case, the first time frame brought to my attention was that when Brady’s person was 4 years old when her great grandmother died. This is where her learned stress began; it was her earliest memory. At 21 years old she was in a difficult relationship and again at 34 years old when a good friend suddenly died in her presence. All stressful. Stress had become the norm as she lived and thought of the past, future, and present for big and small reasons.

The communication continued giving ways to help shift this stressful reflex and habit for both two and four footed. A few were: exercise, use essences like Rescue Remedy or other types that naturally calm the nerves. Live in the moment and always ask for support from the Universe, God, angles, what you believe in. Brady emphasized to enjoy life and to be true to whom?   YOU!

Let’s Play A Game

A Newfoundland named Hamilton expresses his views with his person:

“You use me as an excuse not to do the things you would like to do. Because of this you have now forgotten what you like. Let’s play a game. What would my life be like if you liked your life more? You want me to be happy. I want you to be happy and I will be happy. You want love in your life? To love yourself brings love to your life. You lit a candle for me when I died. Blow it out and light a candle for you. I will love you forever, and ever, and ever, even if you find another love, and you will.”

Hamilton then expressed. “Teaching. Not about imposing beliefs on others. Share, and support them to discover their own.”  

Much was said in the few sentences Hamilton shared. I suggest rereading his words and take them to heart.

Special Moments

My client asked me what her dog, a Chow named Max, enjoyed and did not. A vision came to my mind. She was comfortably sitting on a couch with wine glass in hand and her husband in an easy chair with a short glass. I heard sounds in the back ground, I prefaced it was music. Max was on the floor next to them. My client was delightfully surprised with the details her dog proceed to share. Max had described hubby and her evening ritual after work. She partakes of wine and hubby enjoys a mixed drink. Their time together relaxing, listening to music, sharing their day and doting on Max is a special time they make happen every day. And apparently Max enjoys this time too!

Max then shared he sleeps to the right of the bed on the floor.  He did not like the light on him at night. My client chuckled and promised she would remove the night light from the plugin next to him.

Point made: Take time to relax and enjoy ourselves and others.  If one has irritants or upsets, take action.

What Goes Around Should Come Around

C.J. is an 11 year old Labrador Retriever. His person asked him if he knew how much she loves him. C.J. comment, “Well of course I know. But you don’t love yourself. What goes around should come around.”

C.J. “We have a problem.”

C.J.’s Person, “What?”

C.J.  ”Okay…To love yourself. When feeling loved, you got, or have love. Feeling hurt, you got, or have hurt. It’s simple. Now – move on. Trust love. Your experience with what you thought was love lead to hurt. That was not love. That was dependency on another to give you love, to feel love, and to feel you were worth loving. His love was not real love. It caused heart break.”  

“Why do you think I stayed so long with you in spite of all we have gone through? To guide you to self-love.”

Can You Relate?

Yesterday in a communication, a little dog gave a big message. Louis, a 6 year old Yorkie said to his person, “Your emotions get in the way of who you want to be. You buy into what brings you down.”

He also told his person she walks……walks…..walks……walks. He wants to walk, walk, walk, walk!

Little dogs like Louis need hardy exercise, and evidently so does mom.


Froggy is a cute name for a dog, yet not so cute when near men, or when experiencing thunderstorms.  As I began to communicate with Froggy, in my mind’s eye I saw a dog’s muzzle with wiry hair.  This did not fit Froggy’s description.  I explained to Molly, Froggy’s person, unexpected living or deceased animals occasionally come through to help.  I asked Molly if she could relate to an animal with a coarse wiry look on his muzzle, she could not.  We were both puzzled.  I then heard the word porcupine!  You have to admit it would be an odd word to hear at this moment.  I hoped this word would give us a clue, but Molly seemed even more baffled.  I focused back to the dog and clearly heard, porcupine, porcupine, porcupine.  At this point we did not know if we should laugh or beat our heads against a wall.  I then realized Molly was traveling through her memory banks for an answer.  I waited in silence.  With great relief, she remembered that earlier in the day she had received an email about a dog rescued―with porcupine quills in her muzzle. Thus, Porcupine became her name for the communication.

One would have had to personally experience the communication to fully appreciate Porcupine’s wit and wisdom with her comical interjections at pivotal moments.  What I can offer you is a list of Porcupine’s comments Molly and I compiled, which are to the point, pun intended.

Porcupine’s comments:

Your mind, in one thought, is more powerful than a usual thousand words.

Don’t play into those human ways.  Be YOU and show them.

Time to put your Big Girl Pants on.

Recognize your greatness and be cocky about it.

Act like the man of the house.  Get accustomed to being in charge.  Put your crown on and RULE!

Be, Love, Fun

It is time for ease and honesty with oneself

What you want―think it.  Is better than thinking about what we don’t want.

Molly commented several times, that’s going to be work.  Porcupine offered in response: That will be fun to learn.

Porcupine asked me, “Do you think she’s gets it?”   She then said, “The proof will be in Froggy.”

Porcupine’s suggestions hopefully helped Froggy, a fearful dog, as his person Molly.  It may seem some animals come into our lives to create havoc, yet when we understand the bigger view, animals help us―Be Better!

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