Is Your Pet's History A Mystery?
If you are the proud owner of an animal adopted from a rescue or shelter, you are now among the majority of pet owners. Your noble act should be commended. You may have some limited background on your adoptee such as “likes kids” or “needs activity” yet a large part of this animal’s life is unknown. To put it simply, your pet’s history is a mystery.
Many clients seek out Susan when adopted animals exhibit behavioral problems that cannot be resolved. Susan’s practice as an Animal Communicator includes both the ability to assess an animal and access its past as a means to identify the cause of the problem. With the underlying reason revealed, Susan can then identify potential solutions to correct the present behavior. Sessions are conducted by Phone, Skype, FaceTime, and In Person.
Why does Max howl?
Max is a seven year-old Tabby cat recently adopted by a couple. Whenever either of them were home during daylight hours, Max would approach and continuously howl at them. They tried new food, new toys, playing with him, but he would still sit in front of them and howl. Concerned, they took him to the vet. They found nothing wrong with him.
The couple booked a phone Animal Reading with Susan. When she focused on Max and the howling, she saw him outside on a harness and leash being walked by an older man. Max looked very happy and it was clear to Susan that his previous owner walked him regularly with a harness. She relayed this information to her clients and suggested they try walking him outside with a harness and leash.
A couple of weeks later, the couple contacted Susan to let her know the howling stopped once they started walking Max a few times a week with a harness and leash. In fact, the first time they put the harness on him, he just sat there and let them. Anyone who has cats knows how difficult it can be to put a harness on a cat along with the fact that most cats will not go for walks.
By seeing the missing piece in Max’s history, Susan’s clients now understood what he wanted. "It was as if he was a dog,” they said. The irony is the couple always wanted a dog but couldn’t have one where they lived. Now, Max the “dog cat” happily accompanies them on their hiking trips and outdoor adventures.
Why does Cleo have such a strong reaction to collars?
A client adopted a three year-old Labrador retriever from a rescue out of state. Every time they tried to put a collar on Cleo, she would duck and back away. It was a struggle, often taking fifteen minutes to get the collar on, with the ducking and cowering continuing when they walked her. They tried different collars, thinking this was the root of the problem, to no avail. They consulted a behaviorist, but the problem continued.
Susan’s client contacted her for an Animal Reading via phone. During the reading, Susan saw Cleo as a puppy. A man was dragging her across the floor by the ears over and over again. When she looked forward, it appeared this abuse continued for at least a year. Over the years, Susan’s communication sessions reveal that an animal’s experience of time is different than humans. Instead of seeing a past, present, and future, animals experience all time as now in the present. This is why a traumatic incident from the animal’s past can so strongly effect them.
Susan communicated with Cleo and explained that this family would never do this to her, they were not connected to the man who did this, and she had nothing to be afraid of. She asked Cleo if her new owner could gently touch her head and ears. Susan’s client did so and for the first time Cleo didn’t back away. By the end of the session her client had the collar on her and she was calm.
To reinforce Cleo’s new reality, Susan encouraged her client to talk to Cleo and tell her when she would be touching her head or ears and why. Cleo’s fears vanished into the past where they should never be seen again, and her present life became the joy that this dog so badly needed.