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Guest on this show is Janice Vales of WildCat Haven Sanctuary Website http://www.wildcathaven.org
Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/wildcathaven
It as Great speaking with Cookie and other mountain lions on today’s PET PSYCHIC RADIO (26-Mar-2015)!
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Another Fun and Entertaining Episode of Pet Psychic Radio. Click on arrow below to listen to this week’s podcast. March 26, 2015.
@ 03:35 – 7yr toy poodle Junior (Baby J), any changes he want?
@ 08:05 – Pamela & cats Lucky & Ruby, want to adopt terrier/poodle mix.
@ 15:11 + WildCat Haven Sanctuary, Janice Vales & mountain lion Cookie.
@ 34:49 – Meredith & black cat 6.5yr Judah, why so scared?
@ 40:57 – Nicki & 7yr white Maltese Benji, why getting sick?
@ 46:23 – Laura & Ai, dog food & kidney failure.
@ 48:02 – Laura & Ai, heavy cats.
@ 49:27 – Lyn & dog Leona, want her to get along with the cats.
@ 55:17 – Tara & cat Shelly, why she sick? She want to recover?
@ 1:00:14 – Laura & Ai, traditional & holistic vets.
@ 1:01:56 – David & 3yr cat Ginger, he want to say anything?
@ 1:09:36 – Irene & 9mth Sheltie Sophie II, goes poopie in house.
@ 1:18:56 ~ Swan’s Chihuahuas Paco* & Chicken*, meet Stormy* in Heaven?
@ 1:22:09 ~ SafePetHaven’s cat Wessos, why attacking cats?
@ 1:26:38 – Stormy’s WoW, “I’m still here. I am like your Love blanket.”
@ 1:28:03 – Makia’s WoW, “Breathe it out Love. And enjoy the living.”
* Meow (aka “Meow the fat cat”) (b:2010, d:2012), 18.0kg (39.6lbs).
* Guinness world record: Himmy (d:1986, 10yrs), 21.3kg (46.8lbs), tabby.
* Guinness World Records stopped recording heaviest pets to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
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Guest Today is Janice Vales of WildCat Haven Sanctuary Website http://www.wildcathaven.org Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/wildcathaven
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From Here Be Monsters … Podcasts About The Unkown
Crows have really strange habits around death. When a bird dies, crows gather, squawking loudly and gathering as many other birds as they can find to come and look at the dead body.
Much of what we know about crow funerals comes from the work of John Marzluff, a biologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. He and Kaeli Swift (one of his grad students) are trying to get to the bottom of these strange phenomena using taxidermy crows and masks and Cheetos and raw peanuts.
On this episode of Here Be Monsters, We look at and listen to the strange behaviors of crows and how they might be able to teach humanity about the origins of funerals and emotions.
Ann Von Wahlde Fink from FB #AskStormy, “I feel very sorry for the animals in zoos and try to visit them on quiet days when I can send them loving thoughts. Sometimes I picture them playing in the wild and send them love. Is there anything people can envision or think to give caged animals some happiness?”
StormyAnswers, “I feel what you are already doing is very beneficial. Also you can think of the animals and tell them that many people are fighting for their welfare. That people love them and are trying hard to preserve their species in the wild. My mom & I tell the elephants to imagine themselves in sanctuaries where they have a lot of space to roam. So perhaps they will manifest this for themselves. I also like to tell them not to be scared to die and what I believe Heaven to be like. If they have good caregivers we also tell them to over exaggerate any physical issues that they have so their caretakers know and can help them. For the really stressed animals it is extra important that we call in the angels and surround them in a great golden light. You can say to the animals, “It’s important to be strong and to believe that your heart can be well in what ever situation you are in. To breathe, take in the moment and to accept all the love that is coming your way. To be the best you can be and to know that happiness can overcome suffering. We must all pray together that suffering of all animals comes to an end. We are all love. We must be love.”
More Ask Stormy at http://thepetpsychic.com/category/dear-laura/dear-stormy/
There is a true story of a whale conservationist who takes his friend’s family on a whale watching adventure in the Sea of Cortez. This group of people comes across a young humpback whale entangled in a fishing neat. At first they thought this whale to be dead but then the colossal whale took a breath. The whale conservationist decides to jump into the water and try to free the whale. He swims up to the eye of the whale first to let the whale know that he comes in peace. His efforts to free the whale are futile. The group of people decides to risk their lives and from the boat they make it a group effort to cut the neat from the whale. It takes hours and when the whale is finally freed she breaches in elaborate displays. The young child on the boat then announces, “Mommy, I know what she is doing. She is showing us that she is all free.”
Here I talk to that whale:
Laura: What where you thinking when you were all tangled in the neat?
Whale: I had been stuck in the neat for many days. I could barely move. I had a young one with me at the time and he had to leave with the others. Other whales came to me but they could not set me free. They couldn’t even try. They called the dolphins. The dolphins did not know how set me free. So in the end they had to leave me. Their songs of mourning and warning about nets went on all night and at daybreak I set myself to die.
Laura: What did you think when you saw the man swim to up to you and look you in the eye?
Whale: I knew instantly he was there to help. His eyes where kind and although he was a strange creature I could tell that he came soft in the water and not abrupt like danger does. I could feel his love and his sorrow for me.
Laura: What was it like being so close to humans while they untangled you?
Whale: I felt safe. I felt their organization and I felt their determination. I knew I needed to be patient. I was very conscious of how I allowed my body to roll. I knew that if I rolled the wrong way or flapped my fins that their boat could flip. I know that boats keep humans safe in the water. I felt as if we worked together to set me free.
Laura: How did you feel when you were freed?
Whale: At first I was in shock. I knew I had to drift slowly away from the boat so that I would not hurt the humans and I knew also that the net had to be safely away from the boat. When I felt I was far enough away from them I danced. I will never forget how my body felt against the water. How good it felt to move and feel the stream of water against my body. I wanted them to see all my body so that then knew for sure that there was not even a small piece of neat stuck to me. I breached many times out of the water showing them my strength and that I was fully alive. I was thanking them for their kindness and their determination.
Laura: Is there anything you would like to say to them now?
Whale: I want to say thank you. We are forever connected. I feel their laughter sometimes and I feel their love of the whales. There are problems in the waters. The fish are not as healthy. The temperature of the water is changing. I tell other whales that there are humans that know our plight and are trying to help us. Just as they tell humans about whales. I tell whales about humans. The man that first swam into the water should know that as he learns about us I too learn about us. I can hear his thoughts as if I can hear my own. He is connecting me with the great unknown. Thank you for saving my life. We have named you. There is call that speaks of humans who advocate for us. Tell him in the waters he has a name.
You can watch the video of the Saving Valentina at http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/saving-valentina-14345624.
Researchers dressed in panda costumes put a panda cub into a basket before transferring it to a new living environment at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center on February 20.
The panda costumes are part of a new plan to reintroduce captive giant pandas back into the wild. (Photo & text from Reuters)
I couldn’t resist. I had to ask, “Little Panda, What Do You Think Of The Giant Pandas That Put You In The Basket?”
Little Panda says,
“I knew they were not real pandas because they smell different and their faces dont make the chewing motion that pandas make.
But I felt safe because they looked a little like me. Their fur felt and smelled strange, but I kept having a feeling that they were good and that they were going to make me safe.
They brought me to a place that I now call home and I feel the best I have ever felt.
I know that they are human because I know what humans smell like but I know also that I should only let humans that look like pandas pet me. I think they were trying to tell me that. I am thankful for them.
Can I tell you that those humans… if they are helping other pandas than they should break the sticks of vegetation before they feed the pandas cause then it smells tastier and the scared pandas will eat more.”
I have been brought to streaming tears watching the two videos that American Defenders International (ADI) have released of the company Have Trunks Will Travel allegedly training and handling elephants inhumanely, although the company denies it. Have Trunks Will Travel supplied the elephant, Tai, for the movie Water for Elephants, which was, ironically, about the mistreatment of a circus elephant.
Here I talk to some anonymous Asian elephants that reside in the U.S. about how they are treated.
Elephant #1: “I have learned that people are different than elephants. Elephants care about each other. They care about their feelings and their state of health. People do not care about each other or other species. When they abuse us by poking us and hitting us we have damage to our bodies. We have ringing in our ears from the electricity. We have throbbing in our heads and sides from the deepness and intensity of the bull hooks. We have pain in our chest and genitals from the abuse. People are not kind. We are gentle to them because we know the pain they can inflict on us. Some say they love us but their love comes with pain. Elephants do not love the same.”
Elephant #2: “I have gone almost blind from all the shocking they have done to me. They have stuck electric prods up my ears and pounded me on my head. I cannot see well. They beat me when I miss a step. When visitors are close they stroke my trunk as if they love me. They are cruel. I only know sorrow. When I rest my head in one of the younger trainers’ hands she thinks I love her, but I am really praying she will help me and take the suffering away.”
Elephant #3: “I once knew a human that was filled with love and would never abuse an animal. There is something in a human’s eyes that go angry and cruel when an elephant does not understand. I know there are people speaking out for us. But where are they? Why are they not here?”
Elephant #4: “I have been sick inside for a long time. I have witnessed and endured so much. Just a few people have stroked me gently. I came into this world knowing that people do not understand animals. They abuse us in ways that give me nightmares. We are smart. I understand why elephants go angry and kill their trainers. I understand it because sometimes I have dreams of hurting them. But I am not brave enough to follow through. Where would I go?”
Elephant #5: “It is hard to find joy. They do not even allow us to hang out with each other. The oldest human teaches the other humans to be cruel. The humans may come in with love but the older one destroys it in them as he destroys any sense of comfort we may have.”
Elephant #6: “I hope that everyone who cares takes us away from our abusers and puts us at sanctuaries where we do not need to work or be forced to do tricks that hurt our bodies. I feel a mass amount of people who care. I know there is a better life. I can see it in their thoughts. Please help us. Please take us away. The abuse has not stopped. We are still suffering. It is worse than everyone thinks. Do you see happiness in our eyes? Elephants know how to express joy. We are unable to experience happiness here. Please help us.”
News Cast Of Have Trunks Will Travel Alleged Elephant Abuse:
I ask wild animals,
“What is your first morning
activity or thought?”
Mr. Squirrelly says, “The first thing I do is stretch and think about what new plants I smell in the air this morning.” A young squirrel that lives in my palm trees says, “I stretch and yawn and I think about where I should go first, your birdbath or the birdbath down the street. I like to have a drink of water first thing in the morning.”
Sulphur Mountain female deer says, “I make sure my young ones are safe. I tell them to come close and I connect with each one of them by licking their heads. Then I bring them to a safe place to play. After that the herd travels to a place where there is good grass to eat and a stream.”
Sulphur Mountain buck says, “I wake up earlier than everyone else and patrol the boundary of my territory. Then I go and get a younger buck and we do it again together. There is a lot to teach him. Now I am teaching him how to aim his antlers better. If we look like we are good fighters, the mountain lions will pass us by for a weaker herd.”
Ojai East End bear says, “I listen to the birds with my eyes shut while the sun begins to rise. Then I roll back and forth a few times before I stand up. I then head to eat avocados before I go into the stream. I think a lot about whether I want to move up into the mountains, but I have not ventured out of my territory yet. Food is more scarce up there, but it is more peaceful.”
Mourning dove says, “The first thing I do is fly to a safe place on the ground and walk. I like to walk my legs out; otherwise they feel stiff all day. Then I fly to a wire and just sit with my friends watching the morning activity until we get hungry. We talk about the raccoons and how we love to watch their babies play.”
Raccoon says, “I let my babies come out to play just after the sun goes down. Just when the sun rises the babies may have another burst of energy before we retire for the day. When I first awake I count my babies and am thankful for another day. I thank my den, my friends, and my body. I am lucky that I have had no tragedy in my life. I have seen others that suffer. I saw a raccoon once that got his leg stuck in something and he died from an infection. I am careful about the road. I teach my babies not to cross it because I have seen raccoons hurt from those bright-light vehicles.”
Red-tailed hawk says, “The first thing I think about are my wings. I stretch them, flap them, and then preen my feathers. I will survey my environment and then I just sit for a while with my eyes open. A vision of where I should hunt that day will always come to me. Then I go there and wait for my prey. I never know what I will find at that spot but I always find something. Sometimes my mate and I sit together. Other times he flies off. He likes to fly more than I do. He is always finding different areas to hunt. I like the same spots. He likes to change.”
A friend of mine’s husband took pictures of dolphins and a white tiger residing at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
When I scan the pictures the dolphins look happy. A wild dolphin once told me, “There are no mean dolphins.” To me, dolphins seem to posses a never-changing smiling face, though at closer inspection the Mirage dolphins look a little tired and sad in the eye.
The white tiger is lying closely behind a double chain-link fence looking at the passersby. In his picture the tiger looks stoic, calmly curious, and young.
Of course I am curious about what the animals at the Mirage have to say about their lives; I am searching for a happy exotic animal in captivity. So I here I talk to one dolphin and one white tiger.
Dolphin: “I was taken when I was very young from waters that are much colder than this. I am a luckier dolphin because I have some of my pod here with me. It helps when someone else shares your story. I often dream of where I came from.
“I would like to eat the fish that I ate in the wild. It seems so different here. The people are very kind to me and I have made friends with them. They are not the ones that captured the others and me so it is easier to be accepting of them. They teach me things that make my mind feel stimulated and smart but our language is so different.
“Dolphins are much more clever than people. We find any way to love and be kind to one another. People have petty disagreements and often fight for things that are not in their best interest. They want a hierarchy where they will not be at their best. Dolphins are different. We recognize our strengths and our weakness and know where our powers would be best in the pod.
“We struggle a bit because some of the dolphins here were born on different parts of the world. So we have different swimming systems, communication, and organizational patterns. Sometimes we get in each other’s way. But we understand that our natural rhythms are just different. If I could, I would go back into the wild in an instant. I wouldn’t mind forgetting the games humans have taught me. I wouldn’t mind at all.”
White Tiger: “I have a human friend who is great and powerful in ways I do not know how to be. I admire him. I admire his hands and the way he reads people. I admire his skill in being able to tame me. I know that I did not have the teachings of tigers older than me. I feel there is a skill level and consciousness that I do not posses. I have a longing for those teachings.
“I feel like I am only half me or I am an empty being. I am part human now in my ways and that feels wrong. Humans do not smell, hear, or touch the earth like I do. My world is small and I know where I come from because it is written in the minds of people who visit me. I wish I could go to that place and feel like a tiger. I wish I were born elsewhere. I wish my soul felt more tiger than human. I wish I did not have to constantly hold back my instincts. I wish I had more joy in natural toys rather than the toys they provide. Human survival is so different than tiger survival. Your species is exhausting to be around. I wish I could be free.”
My 16-year-old domestic short-haired cat came to me meowing as I read over the piece. He said, “Mom, that tiger asked me if I mind living with people. Does he hunt mice?”
I told Joey that the tiger would hunt an animal closer to the size of a deer.
Joey said, “I told him I am domestic but I know a little how he feels. We used to live in the country and now we live in town. I like the country better. I told him I have heard of cats that run away and find another person that can fulfill their needs. Maybe he should run away.”
I asked Joey what the tiger responded and he said, “The tiger said he cannot run away because he will get electrocuted by something that will hurt his body and his brain.”
Thank you Susan, Barry, Izzy and Dante for the pictures and the idea!