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Re 9-11

 In honor of the people and animals who died in NYC please read the truth about 9-11 at the following sites. In NYC , 30,000 people signed a a petition circulated by families of victims and first responders which calls for a new investigation of 9-11. Here are my best picks for sites to check out:

http://www.ae911truth.org/info/92

http://www.911truth.org/

See who signed the 9-11 petition besides Van Jones and read their thoughts…. (also what I have heard is that Van Jones was ousted by the oil industry working behind the scenes to get him out and stop cap and trade. What a messed up world eh? Nothing for it, we have to roll up our sleeves,  manifest, organize, and  just stop this garbage… Start by trashing Fox any chance you get.)

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/09/11/truth_petition/

and the funny one:  http://thewebfairy.com/killtown/pentalawn.html

(BTW 9-11 alternative theorists don’t argue that nothing hit the Pentagon, just that it was not a passenger jet plane, more like  a missile)

The Truth may set us free….

 

 Got Couch Potatoes?

On a lighter note, I have started a photo survey of couch potatoes. If you have some good ones please send them . See below:

 

Couching

Couching

 

 

One potatoe two potatoe

One potato two potato

I took a really great picture of  my potatoes and then discovered the photo card was still in the reader attached to my computer rather than in my camera. LOL.

About the Goat

Here are Dianne’s responses to what people got from Giacomo:

I was looking for “likes his ears rubbed” but this is true…he gets an itchy spot between his horns, and I’ve seen him scratching it himself using a blackberry bramble, and the handle of my manure fork, and I’ve scratched him there, too. 

Giacomo wasn’t in a petting zoo (to my knowledge) but he may have described it that way.  After being dumped at the ranch (a county park) he was originally in the big goat pasture, where they let groups of kids in to pet the goats.  He did behave badly there, threatening to knock people down, and that’s when they moved him to my pasture.  I wasn’t involved but ranch workers were. 

I think it is accurate to say that he is  a funny goat who does not think he is a goat, perhaps because he has always been with human company.  Generally, he is playful fun loving and likes to make people laugh.

His best friend is  a horse, but not a draft horse, but I was curious as to why they thought that.  My horse, George,  is larger than most, and he is a former harness racer.  So if someone was not very familiar with horses, they might have picked up on his size or his being hitched up and thought he was a draft horse.  He’s a standardbred. 

 

Giacomo with his horse buddies

Giacomo with his horse buddies

Oh, forgot about treats…does not like carrots or apples, never tried him on chocolate or sugar cubes or pineapple.  He loves pine needles, pine shavings, and the overripe Asian pears my friend would bring by the bucket, and once ate several of the pumpkins I’d grown and left to cure in the sun.  And he eats cardboard, given the chance.  :-)  

 
I can’t say for sure if he likes kids or not, my guess is “not”, but he does have a devoted fanclub of young boys who pick pine needles for him, and he doesn’t mind them a bit. 
Giacomo taught me to get pine needles for him this way: 
 
Stare at pine needles up out of reach
Stare at Dianne
Repeat until she gets a clue

 Cute Photo

 

 dogncat

 

Your Stories

Here is another incredibly great story from a reader:

In response to your query about animal experiences,  I have always “known” that animals respond positively to me. Dogs, cats, horses generally want to be with me. The horses I have ridden for pleasure riding have  invariably (so I’m told) gone better, more willingly etc. than usual. My son’s dog has, since a puppy and now 12, singled me out for an ecstatic welcome.

Sully and Jamie, July 1st 2009 002

 

One incident that stays with me is when I was participating on my first “horse whispering” course a few years ago. The group was checking in one morning and I was talking about an impending family reunion that I was feeling a bit nervous about due to the historic family dynamics. The horse herd was in the distance grazing and one horse, a recent addition to the herd, detached herself and walked the few hundred yards across the field on her own to stand directly in front of me. She remained there with her nose on my chest completely relaxed and breathing deeply for about ten minutes while I continued my disclosures. She then raised her head, blew out long and hard, shook herself and rejoined the herd.
I felt as though I had been supported and empathised with and felt immensely moved and grateful to her.
Her owner then said that she had had a very troubled past that included rejection, feeling misunderstood and judged. A mirror of my childhood. Since then whenever I meet up with her I sense a bond of mutual understanding and love.
 
Marianne

I got some chickens….

And I thought they would be so fun to have and easy to take care of. I had no idea. First I couldn’t get them to eat. Then they wouldn’t come off the nests, not to drink, eat, nothing. I’d take one off the nest and her legs would be so numb she couldn’t stand. Then I got two new ones and there was war. Then I found out they can get parasites and mites and all kinds of bad things. I think we have it all worked out now… one vet, two chat groups, two friends with chickens, and one friend who knows everything about animals later, but chickens, easy? I’d be the last to agree on that one!

 I’ll get some pictures of them for next blog.

 

GOAT PRACTICE

 A reader, Dianne, thought people who read this blog might like to practice communicating with her goat,  Giacomo (Jockamo). He is estimated to be 15.  Here is his picture.

 

Giacomo

Giacomo

You can ask him his favorite treats, best friend (besides Dianne), where he likes to be patted, how he is with kids,  where he was before, and how he came to be with Dianne. Send in your impressions and next blog I will tell you what I know and Dianne can respond to any other info you get. If you would like to have people practice with one of your animals, send me an email with the details and some verifiables.

 

What happens when engineers own dogs….

 

Your Questions

A reader, Dianne, sent in this question:

You asked for topic suggestions, and I have one.  It’s been my experience as someone who can communicate with animals, that animals seem unusually drawn to me.  I’d be interested to learn if that happens to other animal communicators, and what their experiences have been with animals “recognizing” them.   (Today I was with my horse and found the rest of the herd staring a hole through me!)

 My Response:

 I have always found that animals are attracted to me too. People often tell me their animal never acts as friendly or calm or trusting as he or she is acting with me. I believe this happens because animals can tell what people are like and they know intuitively who has a good heart and who the true animal lovers are.  Has anyone else had this experience?

 

 Cute Picture

 cool cat 2

 

More About Mistoffellees

 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.

 

Stoffy

Stoffy

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;  ‘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.  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.

   

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.

 

Re Vick

No one seems convinced that Michael Vick is either reformed or contrite. Most people who wrote in on the subject felt that his activities in support of dogs are just so much window dressing. I am very much inclined to agree. I worked for a time at a battered women’s shelter and learned a lot about what it took to reform men who were batterers. The rate of reform was probably less than 1% and you had to get them to go to the groups first! To my knowledge Vic hasn’t done any kind of therapy.

 

Zippy - one of Michael Vick's former dogs

Zippy - one of Michael Vick's former dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One commenter to this blog suggested he should be required to pay for rehab and rescue and education. I like that idea! A movement in the making… read a post I wrote on Vick at the following url:

 http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-19588-SF-Pet-Care-Scene-Examiner~y2009m8d16-Michael-Vick–good-things-bad-things

 

Talking Without the Person’s Permission

Thanks for weighing in on this. It’s good to get other people’s perspective. It looks like everyone felt that animals are their own agents and have the ability to turn away, not talk, etc. if they don’t want to talk to someone. One person thought that there could be some insecurity going on where the person may be worried about what you might find out from the animal. I guess my rule of  thumb is I feel I can chit chat with whatever animal I like as long as they want to talk with me. If I feel an animal is in trouble and could use some advice or support I will ask whatever questions I feel necessary to help the animal. However, I never assume that anything I get from an animal is accurate unless I can prove it. So I would never repeat the information but might seek to determine, for example, whether an animal is being abused if the animal told me that. Then I would do whatever I could to help that animal.

For me this issue is most important when dealing with an animal that is in a bad situation. I have no qualms about going around the person, especially if it is known/obvious that the person is abusing the animal. In that case, I will do whatever I can to advocate for the animal while at the same time, if it is possible, working with the person to shift their behavior.

Everyone also seemed to agree that in a crisis, when an animal needs help, if the situation warrants it, and for the good of the animal it makes sense to talk to the animal if you can help, regardless of the involvement of the person. I think the same thing goes for energy healing. If the animal wants it then it makes sense to me to offer it if you are able.

 

Too Cute

dog chick

 

 

Hysterically Funny Video

Ok you are going to have to work a little for this as it is not up on youtube, but it will be worth it. Go to the following url:

http://news.globaltv.com

Scroll down in the dates until you come to the Aug 11 videos (about 13 rows). Click on Adopt-an-Animal.

To talk or not to talk…

There seems to be a question about whether it is OK to talk intuitively with an animal without permission from the animal’s person. Some say it would be unethical to do this. However, wouldn’t animals, like humans, have free will and the ability to refrain from talking to someone if they so chose?  I wouldn’t go to the husband to ask if I could talk to the wife, I would just talk to her if she wanted to talk to me. I don’t consider that he owns her. Is the assumption here that animals are not on a par with adults humans, but rather more like very young human children? Hmmmm. I don’t think that is the way most communicators experience the animals they talk with.

If the point of this proscription is to keep people from doing something negative to an animal, saying something upsetting etc.,  then the advice should be something like, ‘Always strive to do your best, and work toward the highest good of all concerned.’ And maybe you could add in, ‘And it’s probably best to talk with an animal with the person’s knowledge, but if there is a need to go directly to the animal, then OK.’

When might that be the case? What if an animal is being abused or is obviously really confused by the person. Wouldn’t it be OK then to talk to the animal to try to help in some way? What about wild animals, whose permission are you supposed to ask for there?

I’d say this whole issue needs a bit more examination. I for one have talked to many abused animals without getting permission from the people who were abusing the animals. I hope I helped them. In some cases I know it helped and we were able to rescue the animals. Your thoughts? 


Clever Seagull

This is an oldie but maybe some of you haven’t seen it….

 

New Words

Words that should be in the dictionary but aren’t. (OK, now I am just making them up…)

Polydogamous – adj. Possessing of more than one dog.

 By extension:  polycatamous, polyhorseamous, polychickenamous.

About Norman

OK so here is the scoop on Norman. Check what you got from him against these known facts. If you got something that isn’t mentioned here, it may be something true that I just can’t verify. If you got something correct check it on your paper so you have a record of your hits. Put an x by the incorrect answers and a ? by anything you can’t validate. Circle anything that you couldn’t have made up. That’s a WOW! Make a rough estimate of your accuracy and note the total number of WOWs.

Norman

Norman

A woman friend of mine told me about Norman. Norman belonged to a her neighbors, a young couple who just moved to CA from Texas. They called him Lucky. They got him from a shelter. He is three. I don’t know why he was in a shelter or at what age they adopted him. They just had a new baby and have another dog and Norman was too many dogs. Norman was way overweight. He was getting Nutros dry. He was spending a lot of  time in a crate because when left alone in the backyard he was barking and howling and the neighbors were complaining. He got to go in the backyard but not in the house. He had to leave his dog friend, a girl, who I think was a scottie or something like that.

Norman and Bear

Norman and Bear

Notice the black heart on Norman’s side. He has another littler one the other side. Since he’s been here  I have observed that he cringes when you go to pat his head,so someone hit him somewhere along the way. He does not do kisses.  He barks at deer, and was barking when he heard other dogs, but we worked on that. At first he wanted to chase the cats and make them run up trees. Now he understands he has to go easy and get them to play with him. My cats are pretty much ok with him and Miles and Norman were actually playing chase and tug of war. Norman and Bear get on great and love to run around together and play. Norman gets up on the couch and likes to sleep there. At night he has a bed in my room. He can’t jump on my bed it’s too high for him. He is eating raw food now and doing great on it. He is very smart and learns really quickly. He didn’t know about horses and tends to run underneath them still. All my horses are ok with him except for Rio who tried to stomp him at first. Rio seems ok with him now.

If you got something you want me to check, email me and I will get back to you.

New Words

Words that should be in the dictionary but aren’t.

Omnibiblious – adj. Indifferent to type of drink. “Oh, you can just get me anything. I’m omnibiblious.”

I just found a whole stash of these…

Re Blogging

Apparently one needs to blog more frequently to be a true blogger and get picked up by the search engines. I’ve been advised to do shorter blogs and blog more often. So I’m going to three times a week.

Questions

Send in any questions or issues you might want me to comment on. I’d like to hear your insights too. For example, what are your thoughts on Michael Vick and the HSUS and ASPCA supporting him?

New Dog

I finally found a new dog. It took me awhile and didn’t go as I’d envisioned. I tried out two dogs before finding the right one. Don’t worry both of them got good homes. It was my fault. Bear said he wanted a boy dog, about half his size, and I just didn’t listen. The two dogs I tried out were both girls and both teeny. Bear said they weren’t really dogs, they were more like cats to him, and he wasn’t interested in any more cats. I kept looking for a dog. You’d think it would be easy to find a boy dog, medium sized, good with cats, other dogs, and people. Not really.When I finally gave up and stopped looking, almost immediately two friends told me about dogs that needed homes.  Bear and I checked them out and one was a litttle boy dog, half Bear’s size, who we decided to adopt. Bear liked him.

 

Norman

Norman

When I saw the dog I instantly thought his name should be Norman (he was called Lucky). This is not my normal M.O. Usually I spend a week hunting for a  name and then end up changing it at least once, but he really seems like a Norman. It fits. I was told he was part Beagle and Blue Tick Hound, but I am starting to suspect some Bassett in there somewhere. Rather than tell you what I know about him and his past, or how things are going now that he’s home with me, why don’t you check with him yourself. Next week I will give you a full report. Practice makes perfect! If you want to see more pictures of him, I have an album on Facebook.

YOUR STORIES

This is a note sent from a student, Sonia Timmons, about her success with animal communication. 

Hi Marta. I attended your animal communications class  back in June.  Since our “person” count was odd, I volunteered to read Miles, your kitty.  Luckily, I did well and got 24 correct and 5 WOW points. I am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed the class and how much skepticism I have encountered from family and friends who  just don’t believe in intuitive communication, especially with animals.  Soooooo, I worked to make a few people start to believe.  My favorite story is about my boyfriend’s sister and her two-year-old cat Mitsy.  I don’t know the type of cat she is, but she’s supposed to be the type that doesn’t shed much and is hypo-allergenic.  She’s always been kind of “stand offish,”  not much of a lap cat, and not one to be held or loved on too much.  She is especially camera shy.  She stays to herself and just watches from a distance.  She didn’t act scared, she just wasnt interested. 

Well, after I got so much negative attitude from Mitsy’s mom I decided to have a  talk with Mitsy.  Right away, she walked up to me and was rolling over for me to pat her.  She told me that she didn’t like the name Mitsy and that was why she hardly ever went to anyone.  She also told me that she felt she was a princess and she wanted a collar to reflect her “royalty”.  Basically she wanted some bling, and once I explained what that was, she agreed.  Well,  Mitsy’s mom was still doubtful but wondered why Mitsy and I had such a good relationship.I told Mitsy’s mom to get her a rhinestone collar, a pretty pink or red one with white stones.  She went for the experiment and purchased one the following week.  The next time I went over to visit, Mitsy had her collar on and ran over to show it off to me.  I asked her if I could take some pictures of her and she said YES!  She said she never wanted pictures before because she wasn’t “dressed”.  Needless to say, Mitsy’s mom is a true believer now!  And Mitsy is no longer Mitsy, her new name is DIVA.  She loves it.  Diva will jump in our laps now and loves to be loved on.  And she will actually POSE for the camera.  Its great! 

 

CUTE PHOTO

A friend sent me a lot of these; expect to see more.

 

funny cat

 

Have a story, or thought to share, please send it in. What’s your favorite way to practice intuitive communication with your animals?

 

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