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Animals On the Other Side

Losing a pet is one of the worst — the WORST — things ever.  I’ve had clients cry more over a lost animal friend than the loss of a parent.  There’s something about our critters that touches us on a very deep level, and I totally get the emotions.  So a big box of Kleenex gets set out along with my crystals as I prepare for the reading. And when I do connect with the spirit of a beloved animal, it is a profound experience.  Over the years, this is what I’ve learned about their life on the Other Side.


First off, animals don’t fear death like we do.  They understand that its just a transition to another state of being; they get the cycle of nature. It’s no biggie.  They may not want to “leave” us, but there’s not so much drama around it.  Because they know that they’ll still be around.

I’ve connected with many pets who admit they hung around longer than they wanted to, in order to give their owners time to wrap their brains around the idea of letting them go.  They put up with pain or discomfort for the express purpose of buying time for their human. Now that’s love.

Once they cross, they feel wonderful, eager to play and interact with loved ones who’ve also passed.  I often see them with a parent, grandparent or child who’s passed, even if they didn’t know that person here on earth. If they’re connected to you, that’s good enough for the critter.

And since animals still care about their people here, they come around us. The pet door between Heaven and Earth swings pretty easily, so they go back and forth. A lot. Our spirit pets patrol the home and the yard, making sure we’re protected.   They will jump up on the bed like they used to, or curl up in their favorite corner.  So if you think you hear/feel/see them, don’t check your meds: you ARE encountering them again.

Many clients wonder if their lost pet will be upset if they bring a new animal in to the house.  I can pretty much tell you “no.”  Most animals I connect with want their people to help give another fur-baby a good life, like they did for them.  And here’s the thing: their spirit will be there to help the new pet adjust, like warning them about that screaming toddler who used to pull their tail.

Another question I get is, will their animal come back in the form of another pet?  Sometimes yes — but like with any grieving process, you need to let them go and not hang on the hope of having them in your life again.  Like any human who’s crossed over, your pet has a new life on the other side of the veil.  You must give them the freedom to grow in their spiritual evolution.  And not for nothing, it’s unfair to a new pet to expect them to behave like the deceased one.  Not to mention, weird. Respect the individuality of the animal soul.

One of the most beautiful things I’ve learned is that our pets are all waiting for us to cross over.  They knock over our human family members, in their rush to greet us.  I cannot wait to be covered in fur and slobbery kisses.  I wonder if my dog, Pasha, whom I lost when I went to college, still has the same breath that could melt paint?  I’ll report back.

But in the meantime, treasure the magic your pet(s) has brought to your life, know that they still love you and come around, and wait for that wonderful day when you’re all on the same side of the Rainbow Bridge.

BTW, if you have any questions about my pet communication process, hit the website.


Barking Back At Your Pet

So I just finished doing an Animal Communication session (I love these…and apparently, so do my cats, because they gather round my feet while I’m working).  Anyway, I got lots and lots of stuff from my subject, Cody, a super-cute doggie — about his favorite toy, the bird that shares his home, the two cats he doesn’t care for.  But the thing I MOST got was that he wanted to be heard (one reason he barked.  All. The.Time).

Does not realize how this could get on your last nerve....

Realizes this gets on your last nerve. Does not care.

The pet parents treated him like a baby.  Lots of squee baby talk.  Dressing him up in hats. You get the idea — and you’ve probably done it to your fur critter.  Well, they generally don’t mind it, but one thing they would like us Two-Leggeds to know is….respect them.  Respect their own intelligence and their place in our world.  Giving them treats and kisses is great, but if you don’t actively pay attention or listen to what they’re trying to tell you, well….be careful not to step in their next “message.”

Cody’s mom said,”He seems so smart….its like he knows what I’m saying.”  Newsflash:  he does.

Googling "how to kill owner in his sleep...."

Googling “how to kill owner in his sleep….”

People who come to me for a reading seem all impressed at what I do — but I emphasize that, as an animal lover, they’re communicating with them all the time, too.  They just don’t give their pet credit for being able to “talk” back– mainly, because they communicate in a different way than we do.  If you take a little time to just sit and try to tune in to what they’re saying or feeling, you’ll be surprised at what you actually hear/feel/sense.  Again, it’s respecting that they have their own language and being courteous enough to listen.  If a visitor from Kuala Lumpur needed help, you’d try to understand them; it’s just  the polite thing to do. Same goes for your ferret.

"I could take this off....but I don't have thumbs.  Bastards."

“I could take this off….but I don’t have thumbs. Bastards.”

The other thing about pets  is to do what you say you’re going to do. They totally understand what we’re saying.  So if you tell them that you’ll play with them after dinner, you’d better do it.  If you promise to walk them more often, get out the leash or risk the stinkeye.  Animals want the same kind of respect you’d give a human.

Animals are extremely spiritual creatures, with an endless supply of unconditional love for us (and the ability to wear a doll dress and not lose their dignity).

For the love of god....

For the love of god….

So honor them. Let them know they’re being heard — actually tell them you want to better understand them.  Tell them what you expect of them, and what your end of the deal will be. It’s one pet-training trick you don’t hear much about, but it works.  Woof.