Animal Connection News Online

July 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.

I hope that all of you are enjoying your summer. And for those our subscribers who live in the southern hemisphere, I hope you are enjoying your winter.  Either way, I hope you and your animal family are all doing well.

We have been traveling in Wisconsin for the last few weeks, everywhere from Madison, which is a fairly large city, up to the North Woods and lots of small lake towns in between. It’s been nice and cool for the most part and we are not missing the Texas heat at all. 

We hope that those of you in the U.S. had a great 4th of July holiday and the rest of your summer or winter is all you want it to be. We’d love to hear what you’re doing and you never know, you might be in our next newsletter.
And just a reminder that while we are traveling, Animal Connection is definitely still open for business thanks to the help of all those great electronics that help us keep mobile.


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Now for this months' newsletter

Being Prepared for Natural Disasters
Subscriber News
Subscriber Questions
Funny animal videos
Feature Story –  How to Let Go
Traveling with Your Pets
Some laughs and more!

Subscriber Buzz


          We were so glad to hear that TomTom, who is part of Margaret H.’s family in Warsaw, MO, came through his surgery so well. TomTom is eating well and healing nicely. Thanks for sharing that good news with us, Margaret!

          And we are also so glad to hear that Abbey, who is part of Lori B.’s family in Littlerock, CA is doing so much better. Abbey’s arthritis has really been acting up to the point where she was in a lot of pain, but Lori and her vet are working hard on finding which remedies work for Abbey. So we are glad to hear that Abbey is on the right mix of meds to help her and she is feeling so much better.
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          And our long time client, Geri Ann S. from Phoenix, AZ has adopted another cat. Colby was adopted at 10 weeks old from the Arizona Humane Society and he’s fitting right in with her other cats. Geri Ann said that she wasn’t going to adopt any more cats for a while, but she just had to make an exception when she met this little guy. He sure is adorable!










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.









"No one can have experienced to the fullest the true sense of achievement and satisfaction, who has never pursued and successfully caught his tail."   --Rosalind Wilcher


"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."  --Alfred A. Montapert


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




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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Be Prepared!



With the recent severe weather and fires in many parts of the country,  we are reminded once again that we need to be  prepared for natural disasters. Whether you live in areas that have tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires or flooding, be prepared now for not just what you will do but also how you will handle your animals. 

Many areas have classes on how to prepare for natural disasters, so you may want to check to see if there is something local that can assist you.  Also the ASPCA has disaster preparedness information on their web site for your animals. Check out  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness.

No matter what, get prepared now!

Traveling This Summer?


Our family travels with our dog, Rocky, and we’ve done it so much that we’ve really got the routine down including what needs to be brought with us to help Rocky have a comfortable and safe trip.

But if you’re new to traveling or perhaps want to check out some travel ideas for your pets, we found a few good sources to help you.

This first link is tips for traveling in your RV with pets, however, you can modify the information if you are going on a car road trip.

Click here to check this out. 

And here are a couple check lists that you can even download to help you get organized for your trip. There’s one on what to pack and another that can help you with travel records that are necessary to keep with you.

Click here to find this information.  

Traveling with your pets can be fun and being organized and well prepared makes the trip better for everyone. We hope that this information will help.



In memory of
Miss Charlie

Our most sincere sympathies to
Jayne J.
on the loss of her loving companion.

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



"No one can have experienced to the fullest the true sense of achievement and satisfaction, who has never pursued and successfully caught his tail."   --Rosalind Wilcher


"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
--Alfred A. Montapert


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


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


  • This slide show is a little serious but good information for this time of year. It’s easy to give your dog food off your plate. After all, how can you resist those begging eyes. But with picnics and barbecues more prevalent in the summer, not all foods that are good for humans are good for dogs.  Click here to check out some summer foods you should not share with your dog.

  • Now that’s a pack of dogs! Check out this 16 dog pack that walks, runs and swims together with their person while he bike rides. They are one well behaved group of dogs.   Click here to see this video.

  • Do you love to watch kittens play?  Love the way they jump and tumble? Then this video is for you. Check out these Popcorn Kittens. Just  click here.  

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.


A Dog's Dictionary & Guide

Leash: A strap that attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your owner where you want him or her to go. Make sure that you are waiting patiently with leash in mouth when your owner comes home from work. This immediately makes your owner feel guilty and the walk is lengthened by a good 10 minutes. 

Dog Bed: Any soft, clean surface, such as a white bedspread, newly upholstered couch or the dry cleaning that was just picked up. 

Drool: What you do when your owners have food and you don't. To do this properly, sit as close as you can, look sad and let the drool fall to the floor or better yet on their laps. 
Sniff: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs or those people that sometimes smell like dogs. 

Garbage Can: A container your neighbors put out weekly to test your ingenuity. Stand on your hind legs and push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right, you are rewarded with food wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume, moldy crusts of bread and sometimes even an old Nike. 

Bicycles: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards. The rider swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away. 

Thunder: A signal the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling, panting, rolling your eyes wildly and following at their heels. 

Wastebasket: A dog toy filled with paper, envelopes and old candy wrappers. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house. This is particularly fun to do when there are guests for dinner and you prance around with the contents of that very special bathroom wastepaper basket! 

Sofas: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean. If there are people sitting on the couch just include them as a handy wipe. 

Bath: A process owners use to clean you, drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently. 

Lean: Every good dog's response to the command "sit," especially if your owner is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.

Love: A feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction, shared by you and your owner. Show it by wagging your tail



                                                                      From the Horse's Mouth - Feature Article
                                                                                                  The Kindness of Animals




Although you may think the title of this article refers to making the decision to help our animals pass on, it doesn’t. In this month’s feature article, I’d like to discuss what it means to our animals to move on to another family.

Although most of us have every intention of giving our animals a “forever home”, there are times when the difficult choice has to be made, meaning that our animal needs to move on to another home. This is particularly relevant to horses, as children out grow their ponies, or one horse needs to be traded for another as competition ability levels change. However, our dogs,cats, birds or other animals may need to go on to new families too, as our circumstances change.

Although the animals tell me that it is difficult to move on to a new family, they do understand that there are times when this must happen. Horses seem to accept this more readily and some young horses have even told me how their mothers have prepared them for this eventuality. 

I communicated with Kate, a beautiful Thoroughbred horse who was part of Marcia S.’s family in Arlington, VA. Kate had been used by Marcia’s daughter in a variety of shows over the last several years, however, she needed to move on to a different horse in order to continue competing. Kate told me that she was not surprised that she would need to move and she really didn’t mind because she knew Marcia would find her a good home where she could help another teenager successfully compete.

Kate told me that when she was a foal, her mother told her that her life would probably be filled with many moves to new families. Her mother’s wisdom told her to enjoy and love each person, teach them all she could and then look to the next person for a way to help them too.

I also communicated with Ben, a beautiful German Shepherd, who could no longer stay with his family due to a move which required downsizing their animal family. Ben said that he appreciated being told ahead of time what was going to happen and although it made him sad to leave his family, he did appreciate that he had been prepared for the change. Ben also told me that knowing his family would find him a new family kept him from being concerned, as he knew his family loved him and would only find him a good home.  

This subject became near and dear to my heart, as I had to make the difficult decision to find new homes for my horses, Bobbie and Rascal, quite a few years ago. Due to changes in my life, my husband and I had not ridden in a long time. After hearing so many animals tell me that it’s important to them to have a purpose in their life, we made the difficult decision to do what would be best for the horses, which meant finding them a home where they would have a useful life. Although Bobbie and Rascal were willing to stay with us as companions, I also knew that they would like to have a life full of trail rides and activity. 

So after discussing this with them and getting their agreement, I went about the difficult task of finding just the right home for them. Well, as many times happens, the universe seems to have its own plans for how things should work out and in this case, it was a wonderful plan. A dear friend of mine, Jayne J. who lives in Newport Beach, CA and owns a stable in Anaheim, CA decided that she would like to take both horses in as part of her family. To say that this made the difficult decision to let the horses go much easier is such an understatement. I also knew that Jayne has a passion for older horses and with Bobbie being 26 at the time, this was a perfect match. I also knew that Jayne would appreciate Rascal’s impish personality and abilities on the trail. Fortunately, this was a wonderful solution for everyone involved. 

So although it is difficult to make the decision to let an animal from your life move on to a new family, there are those times when it needs to be done. Just remember that it helps to prepare the animal for the change and whether you do this yourself or through an animal communicator, it will greatly help your animal settle into the changes. Also remember that our animals do accept change, especially when they realize that there are reasons for the change. And in fact, when done responsibly, our animals can experience very little if any stress over the change and then go on to new homes where they can be of wonderful service to the new people that they meet.


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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!
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Grace

Life Lessons Learned from a Dog


1. If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you'll get what you want.

2. Don't go out without ID.

3. Be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel by peeing on their shoes.

4. Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.

5. Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.

6. Always give people a friendly greeting. A cold nose in the crotch is most effective.

7. When you do something wrong, always take responsibility (as soon as you're dragged shamefully out from under the bed).

8. If it's not wet and sloppy, it's not a real kiss. 


Customer Comments


From Linda M. of Los Angeles, CA.... Thank you for agreeing to once more communicate with us and remember that we love you and thank you for your continued presence as part of the family.


From Jill M. of Carlsbad, CA.....  We LOVE IT! Thank you so much!  


From Chigusa S. of Bellvue, WA....
Thank you! Your report is in line with what I was feeling she might be doing/feeling. Thanks for confirming this. 

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Until nex month..... Happy Summer!

Danielle Sender