Aug 20th, 2009 by
A reader, Dianne, sent in this question:
You asked for topic suggestions, and I have one.Â It’s been my experience as someone who can communicate with animals, that animals seem unusually drawn to me.Â I’d be interested to learn if that happens to other animal communicators, and what their experiences have been with animals “recognizing” them.Â Â (Today I was with my horse and found the rest of the herd staring a hole through me!)
Â My Response:
Â I have always found that animals are attracted to me too. People often tell me their animal never acts asÂ friendly or calm or trusting asÂ he or she is acting with me.Â I believe this happens because animals can tell what people are like and they know intuitively who has aÂ good heart and who the true animal lovers are. Â Has anyone else had this experience?
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More About Mistoffellees
Â This is an update about author Ann Walker’s cat Mr. Mistoffellees, or Stoffy, as she calls him.
A few months ago (March 31 blog) the story of my cat, Mr. Mistoffelees (known to his friends as Stoffy) was published on Marta’s blog. This told how he overheard two people at the Shelter where I found him discussing that he was to be put down. He didn’t use pretty words when he told me but said simply, ‘They were going to kill me.’ I had a chance some time afterwards to check this and found it was absolutely true and had I gone two days later he would not have been there. This made such an impression on me that I was determined to do more to let people know that animals DO understand so I got stuck into finishing the book on cats I had been toying with for months and am happy to say it is now printing and should be available by Sept. 1st. I called it The Power of Cat.
Also as part of the need to let people know how much animals understand I recently held a small workshop at my home on animal communication. Stoffy is usually sociable with visitors. On this occasion although he came into the room, he disappeared under the furniture and would not speak to anyone. This was so out of character for him that when we were alone that evening I asked him;Â ‘Why were you so grumpy? I wanted to know; ‘It was so unlike you.’ ‘I thought they had come to choose me.’ was the surprising answer. I assured him that now he lived with me no-one would come and take him away. I have had him for well over a year now, he is a truly wonderful cat, my greatest friend, my soul mate in fur, full of fun and affection and normally very out-going and sociable. Yet seeing a group of people brought back memories of the Shelter.Â This was another lesson for me and taught me that animals do not forget and though bad experiences may be forgotten they can resurface if some event triggers them off. It also highlights our need to be careful what we say in
front of animals.
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Words That Should Be in the Dictionary
Arachnidiot (ar ak ni’ di ot) – n. A person, who, having wandered into an “invisible” spider web, begins gyrating and flailing about wildly.