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Telepathy with Animals; Do Animals Understand Human Thoughts?

I never get tired reading amazing animal stories; how pets alert their owner’s when there is danger, and act as guides for those who are physically impaired. The astonishing tales of lost animals who find their way back home after years and miles of trekking. For many of us, our animals are like additional children in the family with whom we share a mutual love and devotion. So when I learn of animals who go to extremes to protect or find their people it affirms these deep connections.

I recently read a very touching and endearing book titled, “Wesley the Owl; The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl”, by Stacey O’ Brien. Aside from their extraordinary nineteen year relationship I was most taken with was the empathic and telepathic bond that formed between them.

Do you have out of the ordinary animal stories to share? We’ve had a number of cats, two dogs and three guinea pigs over the years. When our guinea pigs were alive I’d hear them start squealing as soon as I opened the garage door. They were upstairs in the front bedroom of our house. Somehow they knew we were home, or perhaps their sense of hearing was exquisite.

When my daughter was battling the Shingles virus, I often found her cat sleeping on top of her, directly over the inflamed areas. Isn’t it uncanny how a pet knows when you are distressed? Without beckoning them they often rouse from sleeping to come and settle by your side.

But the most extraordinary pet story I have to share defies logic. Our cats used to go outside in the backyard. My son’s cat Loki was a great hunter. I have real difficulty seeing and dealing with dead animals. I’ve worked in a Pediatric I.C.U. and a Burn Unit but seeing lifeless creatures really upsets me. It was my daughter’s seventh birthday. I woke up early to set her presents on the table before she came down for breakfast. I let the cats outside and set the table festively. When I opened the slider door to let the cats back inside a beheaded bird lay gorily on the mat. I shrieked , “I just fed you! You didn’t need to kill that beautiful bird. I hate dead birds. If you want to bring me a present, bring me flowers instead.”  The following morning I reminded him, … just flowers as I let him outside.

When I returned a few minutes later to call him back ins I found a large fern frond on the doormat! I kid you not. Neither of my children was awake, and I am certain no one sneaked over the fence during the night.

There is an incredible anecdote in O’Brien’s book about how she successfully used visual imagery and talked to Wesley the barn owl to prepare him for having his overgrown beak filed down and his talons clipped.

I am fascinated by the field of animal whispering. I truly believe animals have the capacity to understand what we are thinking and feeling. What are your thoughts? I welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to post them directly or email me at : Stephanie@of2minds.com  If you would like to learn more about me and the services I offer as a Personal Life Coach click on the Services tab in the upper right hand corner of this page: http://www.stephaniealt.com/ You can also visit my website at: http://www.of2minds.com/

“Fine-tuning your intuition safeguards your future and opens doors to the extraordinary.”                  Stephanie Rachel Alt, MS

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  1. Anonymous on the Jan 09, 2010 remarked #

    I definitely believe that animals sense our thinking, there is a definite way of communication.
    I have been surrounded by a lot of animals in the last few years, this is by choice, and I have seen that communication with my horses and my dogs.
    When my moody and neurotic German Sheppard, Dino, was alive, he knew exactly when it was time to go for a walk, he loved going out and terrorize other animals and or people, not in a mean manner, but unfortunately that was his personality. Dino knew the time to go for a walk, he knew even before I gathered the leashes or call them to get on the truck, he started to bark non stop. The same thing is happening now with his son Buddy. Another fact is that when they get exited but I tell them that I can't take them out that day, they express their sadness and disappointment, they look sad.

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