. . . and what are my pets thinking?
What is Animal Communication?
Animal Communication is a telepathic way of directly talking with animals.
It’s thought that everyone who loves their pet is able to communicate with them in some capacity, like intuitively understanding what they want, or how they seem to know when you’re on your way home.
Our pets respond to our own feelings and energy, to understand how they should react in different situations. (Especially during pet photography sessions!)
If you’re calm and happy, it will help them feel confident and reassured. If you’re stressed and anxious, they’ll pick up on that, and may become nervous or afraid.
Quick note about me: I often say that I have “good dog vibes,” because other people’s pets tend to warm up to me very quickly, even if they’re usually wary of strangers. If I’m projecting a calm energy and quiet presence, they’re drawn to me. I’m not posing any sort of threat, and we’re able to start a photo session with mutual respect.
Different ways to communicate
Some animal communicators receive images or ideas, others receive words, like a conversation, or even feel pain similar to what the animal is feeling. Some hear sounds, feel emotions, or other sensations that help them understand what the animal is transmitting.
However they receive information, they’re listening for what the animal has to say, and interpreting it as best they can; it’s not “mind reading” or fortune-telling.
Elaine Garley from Animal Bridges (Minneapolis, MN) is a communicator who both receives words and can feel physical sensations, like pain and emotions. By receiving actual words, she’s able to provide written transcriptions to pet parents, giving them something to look back on when they need to.
I was curious about some of the more common questions and answers she experiences with her clients, and I’m excited to share some of what I learned with you today!
Common questions to ask your pets
Initially, I was expecting Elaine to tell me something more general, like “What do cats think about,” or “Do dogs worry about us when we’re not home?” What I discovered is that her animal communication is far more specific, and is usually sought out when the owner has a specific question or concern.
Owners might ask things like:
Why aren’t you using the litter box anymore?
We’re going on vacation for 2 weeks, do you want to stay in a boarding facility or have someone come to the house to take care of you?
Why do you keep acting this way, when we've tried many things correct the behavior?
When something doesn't feel quite right with your pet, and you're not sure what the best course of action might be, it can be helpful to get your pet's perspective.
Peace of mind at the end of life
Much of Elaine’s work revolves around end-of-life issues, and people turn to her in times of fear and uncertainty.
Common questions include:
Are you in any pain?
Is there anything special you want to see or do?
Are you ready to go?
Is this the right time to let you go?
Getting your pet's permission
Many people find that getting their pet’s permission before performing medical procedures or saying goodbye, helps them feel more confident in their decisions, and less likely to feel guilt around their pet’s passing.
What do they want?
Doing a bit of pre-funeral planning with your pet can help ease your mind, and take away some of that decision-making burden after they’ve passed.
If you're considering cremation, you might ask:
Do you want to be cremated?
What would you like me to do with the ashes?
Not everyone chooses to cremate their pets. If you live in an area where burial is allowed, maybe ask:
Is there a favorite place you’d like to be?
What type of tree or flower would you like planted over your grave as a memorial?
Your pet might have favorite activities they’d like to do, or friends (animal or human) they’d like to see before they pass.
Do you have a ‘bucket list’ we could do together?
Is there anyone you’d like to say goodbye to?
It made me smile to hear that a VERY common bucket list item that dogs want to do, is to go get ice cream. Apparently dogs love ice cream 🙂
After Life Communication
Elaine is also able to communicate with animals after they’ve passed away.
There’s immense responsibility in making the decision for gentle euthanasia, and it isn’t made lightly. Some owners might be feeling guilty about the whole process, and need to know if they did the right thing:
Was it really the right time?
Did I do it too soon? - or - Did I wait too long?
Elaine often hears from pets in these types of communications:
My body was falling apart around me, it was time for me to go
It wasn’t a minute too early or a minute too late
It’s not uncommon for pets to visit loved ones in their dreams, or for their presence to be felt in day-to-day life. An Animal Communicator can help confirm whether your pets have been paying you visits.
Is Animal Communication right for you?
If you’re curious about whether animal communication might be helpful for your situation, Elaine offers complimentary 15 minute phone consultations. Set up your free call here: Animal Bridges Free Consultation
*Remember, it doesn’t matter where you live, as animal communication is done from a distance.
It’s important to choose an animal communicator that feels compatible with you, and many of them have different areas of expertise. Check out animaltalk.net for a large list of communicators around the world.