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Janet RoperJanet Roper is an internationally known animal communicator based in Shorewood, MN. She has been featured in numerous news articles, magazines and radio shows, and at the American Music Awards. A speaker and author, she is a contributing author to the book "Angel Horses: Divine Messengers of Hope" by Linda and Allen Anderson.
Janet conducts individual sessions with animals both living and deceased, in person, and via phone and email. Her award winning blog, Talk2theAnimals is read in over 40 countries and has been translated into Finnish. Visit her website www.Talk2theAnimals.net to learn more, Her popular e-book, "Listening so Animals Will Talk," is available there.
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What’s the best way to reassure your when you are worried and don’t want to project your feelings?
Honesty is the best policy and three more animal communication tips
A woman recently started a conversation saying “I don’t think pets and planes mix”.
Flying cross country, she had checked and rechecked the policy and details of traveling with a dog in cargo on that particular commercial airlines. Staff repeatedly reassured her everything would be OK.
On the plane, she couldn’t pick up on the dog’s energy, which she attributed to her worried state.
Dog Left Behind (more…)
Many people have made the New Year’s resolution to connect with their pets in a more foundational, organic way. Yet it can be a bit frustrating for us humans once we have made the resolution to discover our pets don’t appear to be on the same page.
Don’t give up if your first attempts aren’t perfect. If you keep trying to communicate with your pet, your reward can be a stronger relationship.
A woman had made this resolution and decided to implement it when she and her six year-old dog, Squirt, took walks. She invited her neighbor and her nine month old puppy, Buster, to join them.
Things did not go well. (more…)
How can you tell if your pet companion wants to be an only kid or have siblings?
This is a common question, especially from people work a lot and are leaving their pet at home alone.
One of my clients, who spends many hours working, worried that his only cat, Cleo, was lonely during his absence.
I asked him if anything had happened to make him suspect Cleo was feeling lonely. He maintained he hadn’t noticed anything, but he couldn’t help but think she must be feeling deserted. He wondered what Cleo had to say about having another cat join the household.
“I am the king!”
Cleo looked at me in total scorn, and replied: “Now, why would he think I would possibly want another cat around the house? I have the house to myself, I can do what I like when I like, and I have divided the house into zones which I can patrol and keep safe. Best of all, I have my person all to myself when he is home.” Cleo was in disbelief her human would even find this something to worry about! (more…)
A friend’s young female German Shepherd, loves to jump up on people as they enter the house. When she first started doing this as a 20-pound puppy, everyone thought it was cute. Not so cute now that she weighs 80 pounds!
I tuned into Bubbles, who is very appropriately named, and asked her why she continues to jump on people, even though her family kept telling her ‘no’.
She told me it’s because she’s SO HAPPY to see people! She saw her family hugging the people who came to the house and she decided to ‘hug’ the people too.
I told Bubbles her family would like her to stop that behavior; it was alarming the visitors and the family was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with it.
Bubbles became downcast and said she didn’t know any other way to hug the people. She was especially sad to think she would be no longer be able to hug her family. (more…)
Picture this: You have scheduled a vet appointment for your cat. Your daughter Suzi overslept and missed the school bus. You had to drop her off at school. You rushed home – already late for the vet appointment – and your cat is NO WHERE to be found.
Your Houdini cat has evaporated into thin air! What should you do? Communicate!
Communicating with your cat exactly what is going on and why it is happening will often begin to put the cat more at ease about the entire experience. Here are some tips that will reduce the risk of your cat doing his/her pre-vet visit disappearing act: (more…)
Have you ever told your dog AT LEAST 1001 times to get DOWN off the couch? When you tell your dog for the 1002nd time to get OFF the couch, s/he accommodates you with a smile.
You turn your back for a second and guess who is back up on the couch? Will it really help if you repeat yourself for the 1003rd time? (more…)
Snookums’ mom called me. She was worried about her sweet little kitty. The cat had become more aggressive over the past year and a half, especially since the new baby came into the family. While Snookums loved the baby and wasn’t aggressive with him, she was becoming more and more aggressive when people would come visit. It had gotten to the point where Snookums was hissing, scratching and nipping at visitors.
Snookums mom said they were now known as the people with the ‘mean’ cat. She felt very helpless in this situation, yet she detested the thought of finding a new home for Snookums. After all, Snookums was a member of the family.
I tuned into Snookums, who is definitely a cat who knows her own mind and has her own very purposeful reasons for her behavior.
I listened, Snookums pontificated.
The visitors were not to her liking. They interrupted family time and one even had the audacity to say ‘here kitty, kitty, kitty, aren’t you just a cutie!’. She found that simply revolting. (more…)
What do you do when your normally gentle, well-behaved 110 pound dog turns into a raving maniac because s/he needs to have nails clipped at the vet?
Your gentle giant who greets everyone with a smile and a wag suddenly needs to be muzzled.
It takes four vet techs to hold him down, one vet to clip the nails and Mom and Dad to stand by his side and say sweet, encouraging words.
True story: Immediately after this last episode, frantic Mom contacted me, asking for help. The solution? A conversation.
I talked with the dog, and he shared his concerns with me. “Why” he wanted to know, is it necessary to have my nails clipped?” He didn’t understand the ‘why’ of it, therefore he rebelled at the actual event.
I explained that having his nails clipped was to his benefit and in his best interest because nail trimming keeps his paws healthy and keeps his toes in their normal position, lessening chances of lameness.
His response? “I’m healthy, my nails are fine. I don’t like having my nails clipped.”
Have you ever come home from the grocery store, opened the door and a smell wafts to greet you?
Unfortunately it’s not the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
It’s the familiar stench of Mr. or Ms. Kitty urinating outside his or her litter box.
I frequently receive calls regarding this exact situation. In some cases the cat has just recently started doing this. In one extreme case, the cat had been urinating outside her box for close to seven years.
Regardless of the length of time this problem has been occurring, people are looking for answers to this exasperating and frustrating situation.
So are the cats.
When people initially contact me regarding this, I ask if they have contacted their vet. Litter box issues may indicate a potentially serious medical problem. It is always best to rule that out from the beginning.
Once it is determined the cat is healthy, we begin the animal communication.
Cats have told me the following:
“Would YOU want to use a dirty toilet?”
“I can’t get to the litter box.” (Usually said by older cats.)
“I don’t like the way the kitty litter gets stuck between my toes.”
“I’m playing in the living room and the litter box is all the way down in the basement. Who has time to go there?”
“I’m not going to use the same box Tigger uses!” (This has been said when there is more than one cat in the house and only one litter box.)
When you have heard what your cat has to say regarding the litter box, it is then possible to act on their information in such a way that brings relief and satisfaction to both you and your Kitty.
Animal communication practice tip: To help you hear what your your Kitty has to say, look at the situation through his/her eyes. What is he feeling, experiencing, seeing, hearing? Ask the Kitty what he or she needs to use the litter box. Trust your gut when you receive a picture, thought, feeling or idea.
Just think, the next time you return from the grocery store, it won’t be the stench of cat urination that greets you, but the aroma of a wonderfully clean, fresh house!
Hello! I am very excited to be posting here at Pawfun Blog and sharing with you the wonderful world of animal communication.
Animal communication is a very natural, innate ability that we all have. We are all animal communicators.
We do not need any special “otherworldly” gifts to Talk2theAnimals, we just need to learn to tune into our inherent abilities.
For instance, have you ever experienced:
* Knowing who was on the phone or ringing a doorbell before you answered it?
* Ignoring a gut feeling and regretting it?
* A number of coincidences in your life?
* Being aware of what people will say before they say it?
* An easy bond with animals?
* Having your dog bark at you and ‘knowing’ he’s saying his water bowl in empty?