Animal Connection News Online

July 2019

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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.
  
We hope this newsletter finds you, your human and animal family enjoying the summer season and that those in the U.S. enjoyed the 4th of July.

We are enjoying our summer in Michigan and even survived the National Cherry Festival where hundreds of thousands of people came to this area of Michigan in search of everything cherry. This week long festival was actually a lot of fun, but I have to say I am enjoying the lighter traffic since it’s over.

Our office travels with us when we travel in the U.S., so Animal Connection is definitely open for business thanks to all the wonders of electronics these days. So if you need assistance with your animals, I am here to help.

And as always, we love to hear what you and your animal companions are up to, whether it’s a vacation together, competitions, a new addition to the family or anything else. And feel free to send along pictures. You may see yourself in our next newsletter!
  
  
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Now for this month's newsletter
    
   
Subscriber Buzz

From the Heart – Helping Feral Cats

Funny animal videos and slide shows

Feature Story –  Do Our Animals Choose How They Leave Us

Some laughs and more!
  
  
  
Subscriber Buzz
We hope that Lori B. of Littlerock, CA is healing well after surgery this month. I know her dogs, Rocky and Abbey will be keeping her company during her recuperation. Feel better soon, Lori!   

 We were so excited to hear that Sara K.’s daughter, Cindy, of Wichita, KS, entered her first pony cub competition with her horse, Bobbie. How exciting for all of you and good luck as you continue riding together.  
Happy 21st birthday, Bessie Mae, a beautiful Thoroughbred horse who is part of Samantha T.’s family in Seattle, WA. I understand that apples and carrots were all part of the birthday party celebration.   


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

We are extending our promotion to purchase our booklet at the old pricing due to the overwhelming response from our clients and subscribers. Order by April 30, 2019 and pricing will remain at the pre-new release price of $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!

Want to Learn to Communicate?

Danielle with her dogs, Lucky and Sally

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“ Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.”  -- Max Eastman

 
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” – Unknown

 
“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.”  -- Joseph Wood Krutch
  
From the Heart 
        Helping Feral Cats

  
Do you have feral cats near your home?

Two of my clients, Jenn H. of Pittsburgh, PA and Alice Y. of Houston, TX are BIG advocates for helping feral cats to stay healthy and happy in their own environment.

In my communications with many feral cats, most say that they are quite happy living on their own, although they don’t mind a helping hand with food, water and protection from the weather. But for many who help feral cats, it goes beyond just feeding them. Feral cat advocates help by using TNR (trap-neuter-return).

Recently, Alice has done this with three younger feral cats she named, Bonnie, Ted and Harry. Alice trapped them and then took them to the vet to be neutered and vaccinated. Then when they were healed, they were returned to their original outdoor location which is the area near Alice’s home.

Best Friends, an organization that is working toward all no-kill shelters by 2025, among many of its other projects, is a big advocate of TNR. They feel that it is not only the most humane method of preventing cats from entering the shelter system but TNR also ensures the cats’ health and welfare. Once they are neutered and vaccinated, they can live healthy, happy lives in their communities, where caring residents like Jenn and Alice look out for them.

If you’d like to find out more about this process, read the article published by Best Friends by clicking here.  And there’s even a link on that page to finding a program near you, if you’d like to get involved.

Thanks, Alice and Jenn for all you do for the feral cats in your area! Thanks, from the Heart… from Animal Connection.
  
  What is a Reassurance Communication Session?
 
   
Reassurance sessions can help both you and your animal through a stressful situation. From being left at home when you go on vacation, to moving to a new stable or moving to a new house, having surgery, adding a new animal to household and much more, a Reassurance Session can prepare your animal for the changes that lie ahead as well as give you some peace of mind.

Here is a comment from one our clients who used this service.

"Thank you very much for talking with our fur children. I'm certain it was beneficial for all of us and we will certainly be contacting you again. Your reassurance to Sara in particular makes a big difference in letting us enjoy our vacation." Larry C., Virginia Beach, VA.

Reassurance 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!


    

  
  
This one isn’t a video but instead an interesting news story about a sea turtle who swam for help to the only licensed veterinary clinic for sea turtles. Click here to read this interesting article.

 
A wonderful story about an Orangutan named Grant and his best friend, a Blue Tick Hound, named Roscoe.
Click here to enjoy this heart warming story about how animals help one another.  


Check out the special relationship between Lucky the dog and Misty the cat. Click here to see these sweet friends. 
  
  
 
Feel free to email us with any You Tube, other video links or slide shows 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 Good Laugh​​

  
Upon entering a small country store, a stranger noticed a sign saying DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside a harmless old hound dog was asleep on the floor besides the cash register.

He asked the store manager, "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"

"Yep, that's him," he replied.

The amused stranger inquired, "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"

The owner responded, "Because, before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."


    



From the Horse's Mouth - Feature Article
       Do Our Animals Choose the Way They Leave Us?
  
Do our animals choose the way they leave us? In many cases, yes.

I have had many animals tell me that as the end of their lives comes closer, they do choose how to leave. We may think that we make that decision for them through euthanasia and this is true in some cases, but there are also those who choose to leave in their own way providing a great deal of learning for the animal and their human. 

Our lives and our animals’ lives are definitely a series of learning experiences from beginning to the end. If we make the choice to help our animals move on to the spirit world, this is a learning experience for us and for them. We learn about being selfless by putting our animals’ needs for relief from old age or suffering ahead of our need to keep them in our lives. 

But how about those animals who choose to take matters into their own hands by physically leaving their family to pass on their own? Yes, our animals sometimes do make this choice. And what they learn by this choice is interesting  

I recently communicated with Gordon, a cat who was part of Nick G.’s family in Sunrise, FL. Nick contacted Animal Connection because Gordon had escaped from his home and ran away. Although Nick continued to look for Gordon, he also knew that due to the length of time Gordon was gone and the strong sense he had that Gordon had passed on, Nick felt it was time to contact Gordon one last time.




















The first thing Gordon told me was that he made a big mistake. He told me that he knew his body was failing and he didn’t have much longer to live. Gordon continued on to tell me that he thought it would be easier on his family if he left to pass away on his own. Gordon then told me that in hindsight he realized his plan was very flawed since his family not only felt the sadness of his death but also the sadness of not knowing what happened to him.

Gordon went on to tell me that everyone learns from their lives on earth and he learned a great lesson due to his choice. He realized he caused more pain not less pain through his decision. However, at the time, he thought his choice was the right thing to do. But now that he passed on and looked back on that choice, he saw the true effect.

I had a similar personal experience many years ago with my cat, Sylvester. For those of you who have been with Animal Connection since our start in 1997, you may remember that Sylvester was Animal Connection’s Creative Director. He chose the name Animal Connection for my new business and truly wanted to be part of the business. Needless to say, Sylvester was quite a character.

Sylvester was an extremely spiritual cat. He walked into our lives by just showing up on our property and he stayed there like he was always meant to be part of our family. He definitely loved his life outdoors but would dutifully come into the garage each evening with the rest of our outdoor cats to eat and be protected by the night prowling coyotes.

Over his time with us, Sylvester was remarkable at showing me if he had an illness or injury. I remember one night he greeted me at the garage but was quite a distance away. I saw a red glowing spot over his temple. I couldn’t help but be attracted it, yet it seemed odd since I wasn’t close enough to see what it was. But boy, was it glowing!

As Sylvester came closer, I saw a large cut right above his temple and it was red with blood, but no longer glowing. It was his way of calling my attention to the help he needed.

Sylvester did the same when he got older and developed breast cancer….yes, breast cancer in a male cat. This was not a new ailment to us, as our cat, Sage also went through this illness. So after a trip to the vet and some surgery to remove the tumor, we came home to the hope that Sylvester would continue to have a full life.

Sylvester returned to his usual routines and was enjoying the life he wanted. Then one evening, he didn’t show up to come into the garage. I was worried as this was so unlike any of our cats. I looked all over for him, calling his name but no Sylvester. When I tried to communicate with him like I do with so many animals, there was no answer. I had a terrible feeling, but still kept some hope that he would return the following evening.

But the next evening came and went with no Sylvester. Each day I tried to contact him multiple times but with no response.

Then finally Sylvester answered me telepathically. He told me that he left to pass away on his own. He told me that he didn’t want me to try any heroic efforts to save his life, as he knew they wouldn’t help. He told me that his time had come to move on the spirit world and he choose to save me from making the decision to have him euthanized. He also told me that he realized he caused me pain by leaving the way he did, but he felt that this was still the best choice. And as many animals who have passed away tell me, Sylvester asked me to honor his life by keeping the good memories and sharing his life in some way with others so they can learn.

So keep in mind that no matter how you lose an animal and although the pain of loss is always there, there is a lesson to be learned throughout our lives and our animals’ lives even up until the end.

So thank you Gordon and Nick, for allowing me to share your knowledge and experience with others through our newsletter.
And I also have to smile when I realize that even after all these years, Sylvester is still sharing his knowledge and continues to be a part of Animal Connection. It seems he’s just doing his work remotely!












  
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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!​​


Gordon (L) and his friend Sebastian
Sylvester
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.
Ute and Milo
  
  
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams


“Time spent with cats is never wasted” – Colette


“No heaven will not ever heaven be;
                                                    Unless my cats are there to welcome me. -- Unknown
  
  
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​​ Some More Laughs!

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A Dog's Diary

5:30am: Started the day as a hero! When the sound of the newspaper hitting the driveway roused me from my deep slumber-the impact indicating the paper was much heavier than normal-I realized that no one in the house was yet awake! I roused my master by licking him in the face. He appeared very angry with himself for having overslept, shouting and waving his arms. His ill temper even seemed directed at me a bit, which is silly since it is I who saved him from being fired. Funny thing though: He didn't go into work, but spent the morning leafing through the large newspaper and drinking coffee. He seems to do this once a week and I don't know why.

7:30am:
Invaders! The people who live next door came out into their yard, obviously getting ready to lay siege to our house. Snarling and barking, I let them know in no uncertain terms that I was prepared to tear them from limb to limb it they came any closer, and was able to repel the invasion. This is an almost daily occurrence; you'd think they'd learn. My master added his voice to the fray as well, yelling angrily. I am sure the people couldn't hear him, but it was nice of him to lend his support.

10:00am: I was forced to move, as the patch of sun in which I was lying had, for some reason, slid over a few feet. It's not easy being a dog.

1:00pm: I have the most thoughtful master in the world! While it's true he left me alone in the house for several hours, he did set out a treat for me on the kitchen counter. It was even gift-wrapped, a courtesy I wish he'd skipped, since it led to me having a lot of plastic in my teeth. The roast was delicious, though frozen in the center. I don't want to seem ungrateful, but crunching through two inches of rock-hard beef is hardly my idea of a delicacy.

2:00pm: Most unpleasant experience when my master returned home and was furious that I had not eaten the plastic wrap which had been covering my present. He kept pointing at the small pieces of Styrofoam and other debris and raving in a most irrational fashion. I'm sorry, but he should know that I can't eat that stuff; it makes my stomach upset. When he began rolling up a newspaper I realized he'd lost all reason and bolted for the front door, which was fortunately open just a crack.


4:00pm: Spent the afternoon with the girls. A most productive day; I was able to mark territory for two blocks. "Drip 'til you drop" is our motto. We had a small snack at an outdoor cafe we like, with meat scraps and bread served out of circular containers with easily displaced lids. Ran into that rogue Sebastian, who lifted his leg with irritating nonchalance-does he think I don't know about his obsession with Muffy, that snotty schnauzer from down the road? Last month there wasn't a male in the neighborhood who couldn't be found outside her fence, and Sebastian was at the head of the pack. I let him know I want nothing more to do with him.

5:00pm: What a treat! On the way home a flock of ravens drew my attention to a squirrel that had been flattened by an automobile. After several days in the sun, the aroma was so delicious it made my nose quiver. I rolled in the wondrous fragrance for several minutes, and when I stood up I positively radiated "eau de road kill". Let Sebastian drool over Muffy-he doesn't know what he's missing.

6:00pm:
Of all the times to get a bath! My master, still in a foul mood, made me stand outside in the chill air while he shampooed and rinsed me several times. Every time I shook the water from my fur he, too, became drenched, and in the end he was shivering. Why in the world does he do stuff like this?

9:00pm: Time to sleep, though for some reason, I am only allowed on the bed when no one's home. Ah, the life of a dog.
  
Customer Comments
  
From Phing Phing C. of Singapore… Thank you for letting Pixy know we will be going away. She was quite upset when she saw us packing a few days ago. I am glad Pixy is happy with us, she gives us so much joy each day!

 
From Terri C. of Kent, OH… I just love your children’s stories corner on your web site!  I am looking forward to reading them to my grandchildren.  Actually, I believe it will help the adults including myself to remember the basic loving nature of our pets and hopefully bring an essence of patience back to the home.  Thank you again for sharing your beautiful and loving spirit with world.  You, Danielle are an unsung hero.

(Thank you so much, Terri. Your  kind words are truly appreciated. And if you haven’t read the stories in our Children’s Corner, check them out by clicking here.) 


From Nick G. of Sunrise, FL… thank you so much for this insight into what my Gordon was thinking at the time. It does help bring this situation to closure. We will all dearly miss him but I do feel his spirit still in the house - telling me he is ok now and to move forward. Thank you for helping me to bring closure. You may use Gordon's story anyway that you see fit to. He was a great special cat and he would want you to use his story. Thank you so much for your help!!!

(And if you haven’t read Gordon’s story, check out our Feature Story this month.)
  
  
  
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So until next month.....enjoy your summer!
Danielle Sender