You might think I have the best job in the world, getting to talk to and heal all the animals. And you might be right, but this type of work isn’t for the faint at heart.

I say that because while helping and healing is an amazing gift, I also have to work with the trauma side of an animal’s life. From abuse, severe illness, and even impending death, it’s not all rosy and miraculous (although most of the time it really is). That’s because most people don’t come to me until something is seriously wrong with their pet. And that is the reason for the blog, so that I can help you have a better relationship with your pet.

Not a relationship of owner vs. animal, but a relationship of pawrent and semi-adult child.

I say semi adult because they are adults. In fact, your pet is probably much older and wiser that you are, but they are still a child in the sense that we have domesticated them. Meaning they need us to help them have what they need to survive in our world.

I’m not just talking about training them to understand commands, or that you feed them and give them treats and toys. An amazing relationship goes way beyond that. While the dog became domesticated over 16,000 years ago, they weren’t living inside our homes with us yet. Even today many dogs are not permitted in the house, keeping man and canine separate. Those who brought the dog into the house learned about the ability to create a relationship. Unfortunately, it has taken a long time for the human species to call their pet a family member. It’s going to take many more years before we all treat them as equals.

However, once the human decides to bring the dog inside and treat it as a family member, the whole dynamic changes. Now the dog relies on you for everything. What it can and can’t do, when it can and can’t eat, when it can go for a walk, and so on. Try for a second to imagine yourself in their shoes…how would you feel if you had to put your life in someone else’s hands all the time? If you’re disabled and rely on a service dog, you might understand. If not, it might not come easily.

Now you might think that since I’m an animal communicator, I have it easier with Sammy, and in some ways yes, but in other ways it can make it harder. While I can talk to animals, helping you help them, they are also incredibly simplistic compared to the conversational human. Animals say what needs to be said in the most simplistic way possible, with only using a few words to express their thoughts.

They are also good at only saying what they think you should hear.

Remember, they love you and want what is best for you, not themselves, and never want to hurt your feelings. So often times they will hold back information when I speak to them. In some instances I have also had animals block their energy in order for me to not see or feel where they need healing. They do this for a few reasons, but mainly because they don’t want to upset you!

Sammy has done this from time to time during his working years because he didn’t want me to worry about him (remember, in his mind he was there to help me with my health and wellbeing, not necessarily the other way around). It always turned out to be nothing serious, but just the same he wanted to protect me from needing to care for him. He didn’t realize that it’s my job to care for him, and that I did it in other ways ~ food, supplements, treats, walks, toys, etc.

Many pets do not understand healing, especially if the healer isn’t communicating with them first (yes there are a lot who don’t). So just like a human who doesn’t want people touching or grabbing them, or doing things to them without their permission, your pet is the same way. So make sure whatever help you get for your pet, whether it be a veterinarian or a animal healer, that they take the time to communicate with your pet first.

It is sad that most people think that other beings in this world (namely animals) do not have souls and do not understand us.

Are these people living under a rock?

Just look at all the amazing working dogs in the world who help us help ourselves! These animals, as well as our pets, give so much of themselves to us that it is only right we give of ourselves to them.

So that is what I hope to do.

Help those that love, live with, work with, and care for pets have a better relationship as well as create an indelible partnership with them. Humans only know what they are taught or told, and with so much false information out there (which in turn ends up harming your pet in the long run), that I believe it is my duty to help educate you. While I am more versed to the canines, I do work with all the animal kingdom. You name it, I’ve most likely communicated with it and provided healing for it! For when one decides to follow this path I am on, you realize quickly that all the animals in the world need you at some time in their life.

So here on this blog we will both share things with you ~ and yes Sammy does have his own opinion and will be sharing it with you in future posts! WE hope to touch on all the things you can do to help your pet and yourself have a better life together. And I must warn you, some of the things you read here you might not like to hear. You might object by saying “I don’t do that!” when you really do, or “I can’t do that” when you can. You just choose not to.

It’s all about putting another being above yourself.

We do it with our children every day, and so the same is true for our pets. Who really are our children….why else would we adopt them?

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