Have you ever wondered what your pet was thinking? Some people claim they have the ability to ‘talk’ to animals by telepathically reading their thoughts. Sonya Fitzpatrick, a well-known animal communicator and former TV star, has written books on the subject and even has a radio talk show.
What Purpose Does It Serve?
So why bother trying to communicate with pets? Many claim it helps pet owners better understand their pet’s needs, or can help combat unwanted behavior. Some animal communicators offer assistance in missing pet cases, or even to help detect animal abuse.
How Do They Do It?
Each animal communicator operates in their own style. Some need to touch the pet to ‘hear’ their thoughts, others just need to see a photo to pick up on the pet’s ‘vibes.’ One animal communicator that I spoke with said animals communicate to her through a series of pictures in her mind.
So What’s It Like?
I visited an animal communicator shortly after we adopted a rescue puppy. We didn’t know much about what breed he was, or even where he came from. She was making an appearance at our local pet store, so I signed up to meet her, just for fun. I paid for a 15 minute time slot. My puppy, Spot, came with me, and seemed very excited about the whole trip.
What She Told Me
I must admit, I was skeptical at first. But I was eerily surprised by what she said. The moment she saw Spot, she began to pet him and said, ‘You’re a good man, yes you are.’ I was taken aback, because this is a nickname we have for him that not too many people know. I had just said to him yesterday, ‘you are a good man, aren’t you?’ When I explained this to her, she said, ‘well, that’s what he was telling me, he said, ‘mommy says I’m a good man.’ Hmmm. Next she told me what breed she thought he was, and where he came from, both of which made sense to me, from what little I know of his history. She also told me that he hears me counting in my head (which I do when training him) and that he doesn’t like it when I close the bathroom door (also extremely true). She said he sees our deceased dog around the house (I wish I could!). In short, could she have guessed any of the things she told me, like a well-studied con-artist? I suppose she could have. But mentioning his special nickname right off the bat was mysterious. Some of the things she said, I don’t know how she could have possibly guessed them.
Is It Worth It?
That’s something you’d have to decide for yourself. I’m glad I went. It was fun and Spot enjoyed meeting her. I feel like I bonded a little more with him, and whether she was legitimate or not, I try to keep the bathroom door open for him now. He seems pretty happy with that.
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