Animal Connection News Online

August/September 2018

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Welcome to Animal Connection News Online, your online source for information about animal communication and the messages our animals want to share with us.

As school is beginning to start up soon in many areas of the U.S., summer is definitely winding down. But for those of us in the south, autumn is still a long way away. So be sure to continue to keep an eye on your animals and how they are handling the heat. Fresh water more often during the day goes a long way in helping our animal companions stay hydrated.

Our family’s summer RV trip is winding down as we head further south. We are getting home earlier this year, as we have a non-RV trip planned for early September. Due to this 2 week trip where our office will be closed, this newsletter will be our August/September newsletter issue. 

We hope you are continuing to enjoy your summer and that your animals are sharing in your fun times. We’d love to hear from you if you are doing anything special with your animal companions this summer….maybe a day at the beach, a weekend at the lake, a summer trip or just a fun time at home.


Please note that our office will be closed for vacation starting Saturday, September 1st and we will reopen on Monday, September 17th.

Now for this months' newsletter

Subscriber news
From the Heart – Help for a seagull
Helping Our Older Animals
Funny animal videos and slide shows
Feature Story – Finding a new animal companion
Some laughs and more!

Subscriber Buzz

          One of our long time clients, Candy G. of Franktown, CO just got a fabulous new job teaching math at a school for autistic children. Candy has even spoken to the administrators about bringing her dog, Jolie, to class to help the children. We are so excited for you, Candy! And for Jolie too!

          And congratulations to Tom S. of Nyack, NY on the addition to his animal family. A new yellow Lab rescue named Larry has joined Tom’s family including his other dog, Barney. Congratulations to all of you!

​         And how exciting for Donna T.’s daughter, Lindsey, of Hudson, WI on the new pony, Cinnamon, who has joined the family. Lindsey is so excited about her new pony and hopes to start competing soon.

​         And we are glad to hear that Gunner, who is part of Donna D.’s family in Mission Viejo, CA, is starting to recuperate from an inner ear infection. We hope he is feeling like his usual self again soon. Isn't he a cutie?

We love to hear what’s going on with you and your animals. Just send us an email at [email protected] and feel free to include pictures.

"I have found that when you are deeply troubled there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source"   --Doris Day

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. --Ben Williams

"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat." --Wesley Bates

Start by reading our how-to-communicate booklet, Making the Animal Connection.  Click here to order this easy to read booklet. Price is only $7.50 plus $1.50 shipping for U.S. residents and a bit of tax for you Texans.  Your animals are waiting to hear from you.

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​​From the Heart

This past month, we had a request for a session that was a bit unusual. Jackie K. of Vineyard Haven, MA asked me to communicate with a seagull with an injured wing who lives near her home. It seems he injured it during a winter storm and now he can’t fly.

Jackie’s concern was that this seagull, who told me he likes to be called by the name, Simon, was going into the street looking for food and Jackie was so concerned that he would be hit by a car.

So I explained to Simon Jackie’s concern for his safety and also explained that most drivers would assume he will fly away when they get close, not realizing that he can’t.

Jackie also wanted Simon to know that she would feed him near the shack by the water and this was a safe place for him.

Simon was very open to all of this and truly appreciated Jackie’s kindness and concern for his safety. 

Here’s the follow up Jackie provided after Simon’s session. 

Thank you Danielle!  It is so sad that the wind storm caused his injury. Well the good news is  - Simon is mostly hanging around up on a hill overlooking the lagoon where construction workers feed him daily.  They are there every Monday-Friday till December.  I have spoken with them and they look out for Simon too.  

The day after you originally spoke with him I sat on the hill and he came and sat parallel to me about 4 feet away. :)  I try to bring him a treat of fish almost every day now that I know where to find him most of the time.

Jackie did have me ask Simon if he is willing with her help to go to an animal sanctuary. Simon said that for now, he wants his freedom but he will consider this as the weather gets colder. 

So as Jackie continues to help Simon, we want to thank her from the heart…. For caring about Simon and helping him to stay safe and live the best life that he can and the life that he wants.

Thank you, Jackie, from the heart…from Animal Connection. 

Take one puppy, roll and play until lightly pamper then add the following ingredients.....

1 cup patience....

1 cup understanding....

1 pinch correction....

1 cup hard work....

2 cups praise and 1 1/2 cups fun

Blend well.

Heat with warmth of your heart until raised or until puppy has doubled in size.

Mix with owner until consistency is such that owner and puppy are one.

Helping Our Older Animals

In looking over some old newsletters, I found this wonderful story from Joannie M. of Madisonville, TN. Although Joannie sent me this information in 2002, the information and caring by her is still on point for today. So with that said, I’d like to share Joannie’s insights again about giving older animals a purpose to their lives.

Here’s what Joannie had to say.

We have a horse, named Apache, who is twenty+ years old. He’s a Paint who recently had four molars removed and is under weight. But he is active and loves to be ridden.

I run a horse club for kids and they ride our horses every week. I assign kids to the horses and some times the kids do not always show up and the horses do not get ridden. Some of the horses do not mind, some do. 

Apache and his buddy Raffy do. Apache is worse then Raffy. He will stand at the gate and neigh and pace around until every one is done. Then later when I go to feed him he does not come in to eat and I have to go get him. He gets real mad at me. I tell him I'm sorry and that he will get out the following week. The only thing he says is you better! 

I do not want to work Apache real hard so I do not use him for lessons. He is used once a week for club and he seems fine with that as long as he gets out. 

Even though he is an old guy he can't stand being left behind. I think horses that are used and have a job last longer than those that don't. I think as long as they can do some type of work and want to, they should.  So my point is….DO NOT treat your old horse like an old horse. Treat him like he is only ten but fragile. 

Thanks, Joannie! Her thoughts on our animals being useful are right on target and are as true today as the day she wrote this some years ago. 

With the older animals I’ve communicated with, almost all have expressed a need to still have a job or feel useful. Perhaps they can’t do what they did when they were younger, but be sure they have a purpose to their life, whether it's being a companion to you or another animal or even just watching over the house while you're gone. Joannie is definitely right…A job or purpose in their life helps older animals have a good quality of life in their later years.  Thanks for the reminder, Joannie!

You Tube and Other Video Connections
            and some cute photos too!

  • Click here to check out these kids who look just like their dogs in this slide show on YouTube. Do you have any pictures like this?

  • Although I don’t condone raising wild animals as domestic animals, this video about Christian the Lion is really something.  Click here to see it. Warning! You may need a tissue.

  • This Pepsi commercial is as cute and funny as it was when it first came out.  Click here for a funny laugh where the dog blames the cat. 

Feel free to email us with any You Tube or other video links that you’ve enjoyed. We’ll post as many as we can and credit the first person who emailed us with the link. Also, feel free to send email video attachments. If I can find them published on YouTube, I’ll use them.

"In my experience, cats and beds seem to be a natural combination."  --Louis J. Camuti, DVM

"If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse." 
--Naomi, 15 Advice from Kids

"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich."  --Louis Sabin

"To ride a horse is to ride the sky."   --Unknown

From the Horse's Mouth - Feature Article
         Finding a New Animal Companion

For may of us, finding a new animal to join our family involves contacting a breeder, going to the local shelter or rescue organization, checking the newspaper listings or having an animal just show up on your doorstep.
As I have mentioned in previous articles, our animals come into our lives for a reason, whether it be for them or for us. And how they find their way to us can sometimes be an interesting journey.

One such story is how Carsten, a beautiful Appaloosa red roan horse came into the life of Susan D. of Frenchtown, MT. It is a fascinating story of love, dedication, purpose and confirmation. I hope you will enjoy it. 

Susan and Carsten had only been together for a month when Susan asked me to communicate with Carsten. Susan had all the usual questions that are typically asked of a new rescued horse and also some other questions, like if it was true that Susan had sensed Carsten wanted the name that she gave her.

Carsten was a little shy at first but then told me that before coming to Susan’s home she felt her life was not going to continue because no one wanted her.  Carsten said that she felt she was being thrown away because she was a mistake.

When I asked Carsten what she meant by this, she told me that her mother was not supposed to have a foal, so ever since she was born she kept hearing that she was a mistake. Carsten also told me that she has always had a very strong sense of survival and she didn’t care if everyone thought she was a mistake because she felt she was meant to be.

In discussing Susan’s choice of name for Carsten, Carsten told me that she did feel that Susan heard her wishes. She told me that one of her animal friends was a dog named Carson. She said he was a good friend who kept her company when she was scared and even though the two of them were of different species they were friends.

Carsten also said that she always wanted to repay him in some way for his kindness and she thought that having his name would be a good way to do this. She told me that when you sensed her name was to be Carsten, that was actually a better choice because it was close to Carson’s name but different, so she could have her own identity. Carsten then said that she loves her name because it is unusual and it also reminds her of her friend. 

After completing the session with Carsten, I received a very revealing email back from Susan on how the two of them came together, as well as her reaction to the session.

Thanks so much for talking with Carsten. I would like to share with you how she's come to be in my life. I find your work fascinating and what's even more exciting is how much my communication has paralleled yours.

Last spring/summer I had this overwhelming sense there was a horse looking for me. I sensed it was a mare...young and feeling desperate to find me. I sort of "put it out to the universe" to work out. The sensation stayed with me but heaven knows I wasn't looking for a horse. Late summer I found myself oddly interested in Appaloosas...they caught my eye and NEVER had before. In fact I was really noticing them. I felt compelled to look into a particular rescue organization in thing I knew I was fostering a horse. Her name at the time was "Cashew." I knew she didn't like it.

At first I was going to name her "Carson." I called her that for a few days and then "Carsten" was received and I couldn't call her anything else...she liked the name very much. The connection with her dog friend explains why she NEVER pins her ears at our dog, Molly who can be quite obnoxious around the horses. The other horses constantly pin their ears at her...not Carsten.

I rescued Carsten from the feedlot. I was going to adopt this other horse I saw but ended up letting her go to another home. When I offered to foster Carsten she was actually listed as a gelding...which I thought would suit me better. They had made a "mistake" on the listing. I didn't know she was a mare until she arrived! It was then I realized SHE was the horse looking for me! That certainty has grown since the first day. She is sooooooo sweet...hugs me with her neck. She has obviously never had good food. I have had to put her on grain due to below zero temps and she loves it. Never had a carrot and it took a while for her to like them. At first her appetite wasn't very good now she looks forward to eating. And she seems so grateful...not the least bit pushy or greedy, just genuinely thankful. 

I do want to adopt her but need to convince hubby to go for it. I never want her to leave. I can tell she's not 100% sure we're going to keep her. This is because though my husband really likes her he has not said yes, we'll adopt her. She senses this lack of total commitment. I am totally committed to keeping her but she knows Tim has to agree.

I will probably need to set up a reassurance session with you. She needs to know I mean her no harm by picking up her feet, etc. That I keep animals forever so long as they want to stay. She is trying so hard to be good. She doesn't have a mean bone in her. I have told my husband she senses hesitancy in him. I too, felt she knew she was an "unplanned" foal. I have told her how beautiful she is. Her movement is gorgeous!

Danielle, this fall I had some serious medical issues come up. I'm doing fine but two people have said Carsten came into my life for healing... that we need each other. I have felt that as well. She makes me feel complete. I swore I would not have another green horse but I can easily overcome that feeling when I'm around her. I thank you for your time with her. I'll be in touch soon. I think I'll have more for you to discuss with her. So much of what I've been experiencing for the past 6 months makes sense now.

Many thanks my friend!

So continue to look to breeders, the newspaper, the local animal shelter or rescue group or….ask the universe to send the right animal to you in whatever way is necessary. And then listen to the advice you are given and keep your eyes open. There may be a special animal just waiting around the corner to come into your life.


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Animal Connection communicates with all species of animals. In the past we have had the pleasure of communicating with a variety of cat, dog and horse breeds, birds, prairie dogs, cougars, mountain lions, mules, snakes, vultures, guinea pigs, turtles, ferrets, donkeys, llamas, pigs, coyotes, iguanas and even sugar gliders. All animals are welcome!

Also, refer two new clients to us who purchase a session and you’ll receive a $5 coupon from Animal Connection which may be used to purchase any of our products or services. This is our way of saying thank you for helping our business grow!


So True....

If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills, 

If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, 

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, 

If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it, 

If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time, 

If you can overlook when people take things out on you when, through no fault of yours, 

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, 

If you can face the world without lies and deceit, 

If you can conquer tension without medical help, 

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, 

If you can do all these things, 

...then you are probably the family dog .

Customer Comments

From Candy Grant of Franktown, CO… The part of the session where Jolie said she brought the student with autism joy made me tear up.  She will be good with the kids at the school.  Thanks for communicating with her.

From Robin C. of Torrence, CA…. Thank you so much for communicating with Kayla.
Wow! What a confusing, tough and sad start of life for her. I wish I had know about you when Kadie and our other dogs were having troubles. It is just amazing how you were able to contact Kayla! You have an unbelievable gift.

Cindy P. of Harrisburg, PA… Danielle, I can’t thank you enough for communicating with my cat, Samson. I have noticed such a big change in his attitude and behavior since the session. It seems like he really listened to your suggestions and is following through. I am thrilled. Again, many thanks.
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There are also two series of archived articles on animals and their jobs and also animal souls. Both make for some interesting reading!

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Enjoy the rest of your summer! 

Danielle Sender