Animal Connection News Online

January 2020

Subscribe to our newsletter
​​Welcome to Animal Connection News Online, your online source for information about animal communication and the messages our animals want to share with us.
Happy New Year y’all, as we say here in Texas. We hope you’ve had a great start to 2020 already and have wonderful memories of the recent holidays. And to start off the year we have some winners to announce from our 2019 photo contest so be sure to check this out. Also welcome to our new newsletter subscribers who joined us when they voted in our contest.
With the start of the New Year, I’d also like to thank all of you for your wonderful support and help in passing along the word about how special our animals are. Whether you are a breeder, foster home, a rescuer or a person who has made a loving home for an animal, you are doing wonderful work for the animals. Animal communication is something that has been part of my life for many, many years and I feel blessed to be able to share with you the messages that our animals want to share with us.
From our family to yours, we wish you and your human and animal family all the best for this coming year.
Now for this month's newsletter
And the winners are…..
Subscriber news
A more accurate way to calculate dog years
Funny animal videos and slide shows
Feature Story –  Communicating with your own animals
Some laughs and more!

And the Winners are.....​​
Well, this year’s contest was as fun as ever based upon all the great comments we received like these….

  • All of the photos are absolutely adorable. Very hard to pick just one! Barbara M. of Apple Valley, CA

  • It's extremely difficult to choose one out of the list  My thought is that they are all winners. Animals can bring much love, joy and companionship into our lives, and they have the inherent ability to bring smiles to our faces. Donald J. of Glen Mills, PA

  • All entries are totally adorable.  Donna L. of Branford, CT

  • Some great pictures there. Well done to all the entrants. Leanne F. of Yarraman Australia

  • Very, very tough to choose among such great entries -- all are very amazing in their own special way! Sheila S. of Houston, TX

  • So hard to choose -- every one of these special furry friends is adorable! Peg Z. of Sarasota, FL

  • They are all winners! Sorry I can only pick one! Karen C. of Park Hills, KY

  • I always have a hard time choosing a pic and this year is no exception.  Seriously cute photos! Christa M. of Holly, MI
  • All the pictures were so precious. It was a hard choice, but I chose all those wonderful dogs that posed for the Xmas photo. How they were able to get everyone to cooperate, I’ll never know. I can’t even get my one pet to pose for a pic. Merry Christmas everyone. Heidi P. of La Quinta, CA

  • Fun contest! They are all so wonderful and I wish they could all win. Tracy H. of Newark, DE
Well, I think we can all agree that it was difficult to choose the best picture as they were all so darn cute!  Thanks everyone for your comments.

Well, I love doing this contest as much as everyone seems to enjoy it. A special thanks to all of you who took the time to take those cute pictures and enter them in the contest. And thanks to the voters too.

So it's time to announce the winners. It was a tight race but the winning photo is AlexFelice A. of Homosassa, FL wins a free Standard Communication Session from Animal Connection for her entry.  

We also had great voter turnout for the contest. In fact, this year we had voters from all over the United States plus Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Italy and France. Wow! We do seem to have animal lovers all over this planet.

One voter was chosen at random from all the voters to win a free Standard Communication Session. Congratulations to Debby P. of Dallesport, WA.

Again, many, many thanks to all of you who submitted photos and all of you who voted. And a special welcome to our new newsletter subscribers who joined us a result of the contest.

What a fun way to start the holiday season and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Now… start taking those photos to enter into next year’s contest!  
And if you want to see the photos again, just click here.   

Alex, our 2019 photo contest winner!
Subscriber Buzz

        Congratulations to Cindy F. of Toledo, OH on her adopted rescue, Kailani. Kailani is one lucky puppy! Isn’t she adorable? ​​

        We hope that Sneezy, who is part of Jenn H.’s family in Pittsburgh, PA is feeling better by now. Jenn and her vet are working hard to find the right combination of medicine and remedies to help Sneezy. Feel better soon, Sneezy.
        Well, Janice T. of San Diego, CA and her dog, Sammi, took a road trip over the holidays to visit family in Las Vegas, NV. Janice said that this was Sammi’s first long trip, as well as being a guest in another house. Janice was thrilled with how well Sammi handled both. When Animal Connection communicated with Sammi before the trip, she was so excited about this new adventure. I’m so glad it went well.

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.​​


It's plain and simple. We don't share our newsletter subscriber or customer lists with anyone.  We also understand that communications are private. 

We ask permission from both the person and the animal to share their information, so others may learn.  We want you to feel comfortable and secure with us.  

Please contact us at  [email protected] if you have any questions about our privacy policy.


If you change your email address, be sure to let us know, so we can keep you on our subscriber list. Just email us at [email protected]

If you're not a newsletter subscriber, just
click here to join. It's FREE!



Want to learn to Communicate?

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.
Danielle with her dogs, Lucky and Sally

“Anyone who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.”  -- Franklin Jones

“Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner.” 
-- Stephen Baker

“The only identification that would be inscribed on any cat’s collar would be, ‘This is the cats’ cat.’”  -- Elmer Davis


Helpful Hints

Here are a couple helpful hints for winter…..

Cats sometimes curl up inside cars near the engines to keep warm. Remember to bang on the hood of your car before starting it to wake up any sleeping cats.


Dogs can suffer from frostbite. After bathing your dog in the winter, remember to make sure your pet is completely dry before you take him outside.

In memory of
Blackie and Layla
Our most sincere sympathies to
 Pam M. and Shelley & Dan S.

  on the loss of his loving companions.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the animals you had the honor of knowing and loving.

A New Way to Calculate Your Dog’s Age
A friend sent me a link to a very interesting article about a new way that a dog’s age is being calculated. As most of you may know, we used to say that each dog year equals 7 human years. So if a dog was 2 years old, it was like 14 years old in human years. Well, it seems that this theory is being revisited and there’s a more accurate measurement now.
If you like to read more about this, click here and read the full article. I think you will find it pretty fascinating….and you might even rethink how your dog is aging!

                                                                                  What is a Memorial Communication Session?

A Memorial Session is for those people who wish to contact their animals who have passed away. In general, most of these sessions are done near the time the animal has passed away, although contact can be made later than this. My clients find that it is a way to ask final questions about their animal’s transition or other issues, as well as pass along any final messages from their family. For many families, this session provides a great deal of closure on the animal’s life.

Here’s a comment from one of our clients who used this service.

II can't thank you enough. Although the three of us cried our eyes out, you also made us smile for the first time since we lost Garfield. I didn't think Teresa would ever feel like herself again. She has just been so devastated. You did something me or her brother couldn't do. You put a smile on her face. You described our precious Garfield to a tee. Just like with Pucker, you have brought some healing to my family. Teresa just keeps reading the session report over and over. The tears flow then she smiles. Thank you so much. Hope D. of Bolton Landing, NY

If you feel this is something that can help you and your family, please don’t hesitate to contact Animal Connection.

Memorial Sessions are $45. Click here if you would like to place an order or go to the Services-Order Forms tab at the top of the page to locate all our offered services. 

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

Check out these cute dogs who have a different idea about taking a bath than their people do.   Click here to see these funny dogs.

Click here to watch these funny dogs as they each try to throw their own type of tantrum.

These cats and dogs together are too funny. Click here for some good laughs.

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.

Thanks to all our clients and subscribers for your referrals of new clients and newsletter subscribers. Your help is making our business grow and also getting the word out about animal communication and how it can help our animals.

For each two referrals you make who purchase a session, you’ll receive a coupon for $5 off any of Animal Connection’s products and services.

Again, A BIG THANK YOU for thinking enough of our services to refer others.

                                                     From the Horse's Mouth - Feature Article
                                                                 Communicating wtih your own animals

You’ve tried communicating many times with your own animals but nothing…. You pass a dog on the street and you seem to hear him clearly.  Or your friend’s animals gravitate toward you and you can’t seem to stop them from communicating. If this has happened to you, then I’m sure you’re thinking…..What’s going on?!

Many people want to learn to communicate so that they may have a closer relationship with their own animals through communication.  However, sometimes working with our own animals is more difficult.

Two of the more difficult things about communicating are clearing your mind to let the animal’s thoughts come in and not judging the information you receive.  With our own animals, this can be even more difficult.

While trying to clear your mind when working with your own animals, you may begin to look at body language and interpret that instead of receiving the animal’s thoughts.  Or you may be so emotionally involved that clearing your mind is impossible because you are too close to the situation.

Even with my experience, when one of my animals is very ill or I’m emotionally upset over a situation, I will seek the help of another communicator.  I learned this lesson the hard way years ago when one of my dogs, Max, was very ill. I was convinced that she was going to die. We went to the vet to find out that what looked very severe, could actually be cured with a shot. Afterwards, I asked Max why she told me that she was going to die when I communicated with her earlier in the day. She told me that she thought she was going to die because I was so sure about it. I was so emotionally embroiled in the situation that I wasn’t able to clear my thoughts enough to help Max give me an accurate accounting of her health. This taught me a good lesson about how not to stress out myself and my animals. What an eye opener!

Many of my clients and newsletter subscribers are learning to communicate, yet it’s not uncommon for even those who are quite proficient to still seek the help of a professional communicator at times. When we work with our own, it’s just not easy to overcome those ideas which we believe to be true and we can easily dismiss new findings because we feel we know our animals so well.

This leads to the second most difficult part about communicating….not judging what you receive.  When you communicate casually with your neighbor’s dog and he tells you that he loves to eat goldfish, you barely question it.  Now it might seem odd to you, but you don’t dismiss the idea.  You mention it to your friend, perhaps acting a bit embarrassed because you know she doesn’t even own a fish tank.  But then she laughs and before you know it, she’s complimenting your new communication skills as she tells you how her dog just loves to eat goldfish crackers.

With your own animal, you might question comments that don’t seem in line with what you know to be true because you have such a strong frame of reference for who your animal is. With a friend’s animal, it’s a little different. But you can work past this difficulty with time and practice with your own animal.

And that’s really the key to learning to communicate with your animal or anyone else’s.  Communicating takes practice. It’s only through repetition and feedback that you’ll begin to see your progress and gain confidence in your skills
Take the goldfish example….if that were you and you hadn’t received feedback, you might not have realized how truly accurate you were!

And finally, remember that your animal may not want to communicate at certain times or perhaps they are just very private. They do have their preferences about communication too.

My horse, Rascal, for example, didn’t communicate with me all the much when we were at home. But when we were out on the trail, he was a regular chatterbox.  He would comment on the scenery, the animals we saw and most of all, that’s the time when he would tell me about his personal thoughts. For him, getting away from his routine made him relax as much as it made me relax.

So don’t be surprised if you receive thoughts from your animals at unusual times or in unusual places. This could be when your mind is clear enough to receive the messages. And remember to just accept the messages for what they are.  Listen closely… you just never know what you might find out!

Portions of this newsletter may be reprinted with the written permission of Animal Connection. Several of our subscribers have used Animal Connection articles for publication in their animal association newsletters. We don’t mind at all. Just ask!​​
Are you interested in learning how to communicate with animals?

A good way to start is by reading about animal communication. And Animal Connection can help you with our how-to communicate booklet, Making the Animal Connection, that is now in its 8th printing and ready for sale.  

This booklet will give you insights into the many ways that animal thoughts can be shared between you and your animals, along with examples that will help you understand how you may sense these new experiences.

Our booklet is an easy, quick read and also includes a relaxation meditation message to help you calm and clear your mind, which is the first step in communicating.

Our booklet price is $7.50. Shipping is $1.50 and there is a bit of tax for you Texans.  Click here to order.

Get started communicating. Your animals will thank you!
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 (you may need to Google the last one!)

All animals are welcomed!

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.
12 things a dog must remember to be a “good boy”.

1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it up.

2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.

3. I will not munch on "leftovers" in the kitty litter box; although they are tasty, they are not food.

4. The diaper pail is not a cookie jar.

5. The sofa is not a face towel; neither are Mom and Dad's laps.

6. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.

7. My head does not belong in the refrigerator.

8. I will not bite the officer's hand when he reaches in for Mom’s driver’s license and registration.

9. I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm lying under the coffee table.

10. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house..

11. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt across the carpet.

12.  The cat is not a squeaky toy; so when I play with him and he makes  that noise, it's usually not a good thing.
“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”  -- Andy Rooney

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”  -- Charles de Gaulle

“If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rick.”  -- African Proverb

Customer Comments

From Nancy Z. of San Antonio, TX… Thank you Danielle! I’m so glad Mitchell wanted to talk to you.  I’m very interested in doing what we can to make his day less lonely, but this report from you certainly helps.  Thank you again, for everything that you do.  I feel so fortunate to have found you years ago.
From Kelly B. of Denver, CO… I make the effort to communicate with Baxter every day.  I love that your sessions confirm or tweak what I think is his voice- I write off what I think I hear as my imagination.  He's been telling me about wanting more exercise and mind games. Now with the confirmation from your session, I'll start on that ASAP.  
From Cindy F. of Toledo, OH… Thank you so much for this!  I loved the session you had with Kailani.  It brought me to happy tears and I will treasure this forever. I look forward to using your services again in the future!
From Kristin Edge of Elberton, GA… Thank you so much! I even shared the session report with my vet and rescue. It all makes very much sense. I'm sure I will be contacting you again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Missed a Newsletter? 

Check out our archives. We keep 3 months of newsletters plus the current month online. 

There are also two series of archived articles on  animals and their purpose  and also  animal souls. Both make for some interesting reading!

                                                      News Online is your source for information about telepathic animal communication and the messages that our animals would like to share with us.  We are committed to providing the highest quality animal communication services and education in order to bridge the communication gap between people and their animal companions.

We make every effort to be respectful of copyrighted information by not using it without permission. We ask that our subscribers not send us copyrighted articles and pictures to use as part of our web site. If you see something on our web site that is copyrighted, please let us know, so that it can be removed. 

Until next month......  Wishing you a wonderful start to 2020.​​

Danielle Sender​​