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Pet Psychic Radio 02/23/12

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On today’s show we talked to a rescue lab that bit a woman’s face, an older dog with a stomach ache whose human does Reiki on him, last weeks cat has relinquished his attacks on his person since he has been able to go outside, a cat that prefers to be in a separate room, and our rescue guest Ace the pit bull or is afraid of being drowned and is learning to be loved.

Rescue Guest: Jill Anderson
Website: http://www.shadowsfund.org

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Date You Are Scheduled Thursday, February 23, 2012
Your Name * Jill Anderson
Your Email * info@shadowsfund.org
What Is Your Passion or Your Story
Co-Founder of Shadow’s Fund, a rescue organization and sanctuary for senior dogs and pit bulls. Our mission is to help those that seem to have so little hope get a 2nd chance at love, life, and joy.
Name
Shadow’s Fund
Website http://www.shadowsfund.org
Address

Lompoc, CA
United States
What Do You Want Us To Mention On The Show or Ask You
We really hope to inspire people to give pit bulls a chance. They used to be the #1 family dog in this country. They are exploited, abused and abandoned maybe more than any other breed, over bred and dumped and shelters, and the last to be adopted. They are so loving and eager to please and have such big hearts. They deserve for people to look beyond the myths.
Name of Animal
Ace
Age
2
Species
Dog
Breed
Pit Bull
Picture  

Ace

History or Story
Ace was found as a stray, taken to a local shelter, bailed out by a nice family who could not keep him but did not want him to die. He was boarded at a very nice boarding facility and then came to our sanctuary. He is very distrustful of people and can only be handled by a couple of us. He actually bit one of our volunteers out of fear. We intend to stand by him and give him his bets shot at finding balance, trust, and love so that he can eventually find a home.
Questions You Would Like To Ask The Animal
What happened to make you so distrustful?
How can we help you feel more comfortable?
Do you know that you are safe now and that you are surrounded by people who will never hurt you, and want to make your life better?
What can we do to make your life better while you are with us?
We have been unsure about introducing you to other dogs because of possible aggression. Would you like to play with other dogs or do you prefer not to?
Is there anything you would like to tell us?
Anything else?
We would like him to know he is safe, loved and valued. We want to help him live his best possible life and we need to understand how to do that.
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ATLANTA 10/07/11!

Hi my friends,

If you are interested:

Here are the links to hear and watch me in Atlanta.  10/07/11  🙂

Q100’s The Bert Show –

Radio with audio and pictures: 

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Video of CBS morning news with Weather Man Justin Lock and his dog Maia: 

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Laura, Maia, & Justin CBS Atlanta

10/08/11
11am -2pm
Join Yogli Mogli and famed pet psychic Laura Stinchfield
for a one on one private readings with you and your dog (or bring photos of your other pet that does not travel well)
at Yogli Mogli Sandy Springs
6595 Roswell Rd NE
404.943.1641
A $20 donation is requested and will benefit
Canine Companions for Independence Atlanta Chapter


Thank You, Atlanta! You are wonderful! 


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Pet Psychic Radio 10/04/11

 ON THIS EPISODE:  We talk about what to do if you encounter a mountain lion or bear (may or may not be good advice), about our time at the LA Pet Cemetery, a dog eating acorns, a Bengal cat about how to make his life better, a cat that has been attacked, our rescue guest poodle mix about how she got lost and run over and more…

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Guest Today:  Joy Lee
She writes:
I am co-owner of Rover Oaks Pet Resort in Katy Texas, a resort committed to the highest quality care for boarding, grooming, training and doggie daycare.

I am also very passionate about animal rescue and giving less fortunate pets than those of our client base a chance for a loving home.

This means frequently taking in pups who are having a difficult time getting adopted and working with them on training or behavior problems to give them a better chance, or taking in dogs who are out of time at various shelters to foster them until adoption.

I work frequently with Citizens for Animal Protection here in the Houston area…Citizens for Animal Protection (or CAP) is one of the largest 501 (c) (3) organizations in the Houston area for animals, and is an awesome organization that has one of the highest adoption rates in the city – and the country.

We work with CAP on a number of levels…we take several dogs each week in need of grooming to make them more comfortable and more adoptable, we take dogs who are not doing well in a shelter environment and give them an opportunity for training and higher activity, and we occasionally foster dogs in need of a place to stay while undergoing medical treatment, such as heartworm treatment.

We also support them financially with fundraisers such as a popular Howl-o-ween Dog Walk. CAP is currently in the running for a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA, and the award is heavily weighted towards an increase in number of adoptions over prior year. They have a beautiful new state of the art shelter and are able to better help even more dogs than previously…and we would like to help them win this grant. So, we are fostering more dogs in hopes of helping them win.
Name

Rover Oaks Pet Resort Katy & Citizens for Animal Protection Website
http://www.roveroaks.com
Website #2 :  http://www.cap4pets.org

Address:
24250 Kingsland Blvd (Rover Oaks) and 17555 Katy Freeway (CAP)
Katy (Rover Oaks) and Houston (CAP), Texas 77494

What Do You Want Us To Mention On The Show or Ask You

Primarily I am interested in helping to promote the wonderful work Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) does for dogs, cats and small animals here in the Houston area, and encourage people to adopt from CAP if they are considering a new addition to the family.

Rover Oaks Katy is a huge supporter of CAP and while we cater to a wonderful client base of pets and their owners, striving to provide the highest quality care for their pets, we also promote responsible dog onwership and pet adoption.

I am also involved (through friends) with helping to rescue dogs out of high kill shelters in both the Houston area and in Southern California, and have done several transports of pups in need from California to Houston to find new homes.

All of these dogs are fostered at Rover Oaks or with friends or staff and they are adopted out through CAP, so it is yet another way to help them raise their adoption numbers and hopefully win the ASPCA grant.

In general, we want to help individual dogs with good homes, but also raise awareness of the huge national problem of pet overpopulation.

Name of Featured Adoptable Animal:  Lulu
Age 3 years

Breed
poodle mix

Lulu Needs A Home

 

Lulu Needs A Home

History or Story
Lulu’s journey began in southern California, where she was turned into Orange County shelter in March 2011. She was adopted and returned several weeks later. As a return, she was not given as much time to be adopted the second time and was at risk of euthanasia when she was pulled from the shelter by dedicated rescuer Stacy McIlveen with Helping Orphaned Hounds Rescue. Stacy and I had been working on a small transport of dogs to fly to Houston in search of new homes, and Lulu arrived in late April. Within a few weeks, she was adopted out to a family and seemed to be doing well at follow up a few weeks later. On Saturday, September 3, I received a text from Stacy that her rescue had received word from the Houston SPCA that a 12 pound poodle had been brought in by doggie ambulance, hit by a car. The owners had never registered her microchip in their name, so the rescue was notified in hopes of tracing the local owners. We were able to conta ct the owners, who surrendered her to the SPCA as they were financially unable to cover her medical bills. I contacted the shelter manager at Citizens for Animal Protection to see if they could take custody of Lulu so that I could take her back for medical treatment and foster. She was transferred to CAP on Labor Day and I picked her up at the shelter, a little broken dog who had lost a quarter of her body weight in the four months since she was adopted. Dr Patrick Choyce of All Pets Animal Hospital kindly came in on the holiday to assess and treat her, but after looking at her x-rays and all the broken bones he referred her to an orthopedic specialist. Dr. Brian Beale of Gulf Coast Surgery, Orthopedics and Neurology (and host of weekly radio show “Your Pet’s Health” on KTRH here in Houston) saw her on Tuesday the 6th and scheduled her for surgery. She had a fractured tail which was amputated, and a fractured femur and pelvis. The pelvis was broken in pieces a nd luxated, so after four hours of surgery Lulu emerged with a plate in her femur and three plates and eight screws in her pelvis. She is currently in recovery, seems to have her nerve function and with a little therapy will hopefully be ready to find a better, more responsible and loving home within a month or two.
Questions You Would Like To Ask The Animal
Was life with your adoptive family ever good?
How did you become so thin?
Do you remember how you came to be on the streets, and what happened the day you were hit by a car?
Are you still in a lot of pain? And if so, what hurts the most?
What makes you feel good?
What kind of food do you like to eat so we can help you get some weight back?
What kind of home and family would be best for you?
Anything else?
Just to encourage everyone to spay/neuter their pets, adopt from shelters and rescues when considering a new family member, support their local rescues, support enactment and enforcement of tougher laws to end puppy mills!

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PET PSYCHIC RADIO 09/29/11

 

 On Today’s Show:

We talk a lot about training, barking dogs, aggressive dogs, childhood pets, rescue dog Thunder, Stormy’s words of wisdom, Ventura’s words from heaven and more…


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FEATURED RESCUE DOG:

THUNDER

GARDEN STATE GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE

THUNDER NEEDS A HOME

(more…)

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Pet Psychic Radio 09/20/11

 On Today’s Show:

I told a story about a haunted trailer and how I had to help a young child and a man to the other side, we spoke to a dog about their new home, some deceased animals and to Bambi the rescue dog who is learning to be compassionate to others…

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Guest Name *

Liesl Wilhardt

What Is Your Passion or Your Story

I have loved dogs my entire life, and always hoped to start a dog rescue. “Luv-a-Bull” was founded 12 years ago. I began with rescuing only Pit Bulls and Bully breeds. About 3 years ago, we added small breed dogs to our program. We are a non-profit, 501c3 organization. I have a Master’s degree from Harvard University. I studied religion and public policy. My own spirituality led me to the path of “dog rescuer.” I am inspired by the Buddhist philosophy of “compassionate action.” I believe I have an obligation to do what I can to end suffering, and saving dogs from “death row” in shelters is my way to do this. Many of them have been hurt, physically and emotionally. My sanctuary, Luv-a-Bull, and the wonderful people who work here, give these dogs the opportunity to heal and move on to better lives.

Rescue Name:

Luv-a-Bull and Luv-a-Little Rescue

Rescue Website:

http://www.luvabullpitbullrescue.org

Address

Luv-a-Bull PO Box 50367
Eugene, Or 97405
United States
What Do You Want Us To Mention On The Show or Ask You
It would be great if we could mention that we are entirely funded by donations and would welcome any, and that donations are tax-deductible and can be made through our PayPal account!
I would also love to mention that The Heigl Foundation of Los Angeles has been extremely generous to Luv-a-Bull, and is the main reason we are able to save so many dogs from the L.A. shelter system.

Name of Animal Needs A Home:

Bambi

Age
2 years
Species
Dog
Breed
Pit Bull

Bambi Needs A Person

Adopt Bambi

History or Story
Bambi is a Pit Bull who was rescued from a shelter in California in December of 2010and came to us soon after. We do not know how she came to be in the shelter. She was spayed and has not had puppies that we know of.Bambi passed all of her shelter-conducted temperament tests. They found her to be perfect with people and “good” with other dogs. Bambi is very gentle, submissive, trusting and loving with all people. Bambi loves everybody! When she first arrived at our facility, she was also friendly to other dogs, but this soon changed. Since her arrival here, we have introduced her to a variety of dogs belonging to people who hoped to adopt her, and she would lash out aggressively toward the dogs. She is also not friendly to any of the other large dogs here at the rescue, except for one female Pit Bull, and recently, after many weeks of slowly introducing them, a male Pit Bull. Bambi does not seem to be as aggressive toward little dogs. My feeling about Bambi’s aggression is that she is very afraid that the other dog is going to hurt her, so she attacks first, and goes on the offensive. Our problem is that nobody wants to adopt her since she is showing “dog-aggression.”
Questions You Would Like To Ask The Animal
I would like to know why Bambi is so fearful and distrusting of other dogs. I would like to ask her if another dog hurt her in the past. I would like to know what I can do when introducing her to a new dog to make her feel more secure, so that she does not have to immediately “assume the worst” and become aggressive and lash out at the dog. I would like to know how she is most comfortable meeting a new dog…what approach should we take? I would like to know what kind of a home she would like to have. Does she want to live in a home with another dog she can trust, or would she prefer to be the only dog? How can I best explain to potential adoptors what her concerns and fears are? And why does she love and trust people so much? She is soooo loving and submissive!
Anything else?
Our rescue organization has successfully adopted out hundreds of dogs over the years. We try very hard to make the best match of dog to person, based on factors of compatibility. We really try to understand the dog first, and then look for the best possible match in a human caretaker. We ask people to think hard about their activities and lifestyle and what type of dog personality and breed would best suit them. We give them as much information about each of our dogs as we possibly can. We believe that there is a person for every dog and a dog for every person, and that with some patience and time, we can make both dogs and people happy.

 

 

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Pet Psychic Radio 09/15/11

Great Show Today!

we spoke to a dog about what the rainbow bridge is, a cat about the child in the house, a dog that lived with a homeless person, a rescue dog and more…

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Date You Are Scheduled Thursday, September 15, 2011
Guests Name * Christine Sandberg
 RESCUE WEBSITE:  www.ruffliferescue.org
What Is Your Passion or Your Story
Like many rescuers, I have a white-collar day-job, and I spend my nights and my time off dedicated to rescue. I am determined to change the world of rescue as we know it.
Rescue Name
The Great American Rescue
Address

Baltimore, Maryland
United States
What Do You Want Us To Mention On The Show or Ask You
1. What is so different about your rescue/rescue efforts?
Name of Animal
Tug
Age
6
Species
dog
Breed
American Staffordshire Terrier
 

 

History or Story

TUG NEEDS A PERSON

Tug came to us after an Animal Control investigation. We know very little about him, aside from the fact that he took weeks to emerge from his crate, and for the most part: he seems to just want to be loved. He has been adopted out and returned to us twice.
Questions You Would Like To Ask The Animal
What was life like before you came to us?
Why were you so scared?
What was life like with the other families? Why were you returned to us?
How do you feel now?

 

 

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Baby Hawk

Early Mourning Try

Baby Hawk says after a few tries, “Will I ever learn how to fly?”

Baby Hawk & Zoey

Baby Hawk says to Zoey the poodle,

“Can you teach me to fly?”

Zoey the poodle answers, “I am not like you.”

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Pet Psychic Radio 09/08/11

On this show we talk to animals that have passed away and hear how they are showing themselves to people, ask a cat if they are ready to die, ask a dog why they are itching, listen to what kind of home our rescue dog Leo would like & more…

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Featured Guest:

Katya Lidsky

Katya’s Story:

Katya Lidsky did her undergraduate studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, then received her master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her wonderful husband and rescue dogs, works for Adopt-a-Pet.com North America’s largest nonprofit pet adoption website. Katya volunteers with Tails of the City, at the South LA Animal Shelter, and helps out various other rescue groups. Katya is also founder of ShelterShopper.com, a free support system matching up shelter pets and people in LA and helping ensure adoption retention.

Rescue Organization:

Adopt-a-Pet.com

Website http://www.adoptapet.com
Website #2 http://www.tailsofthecityrescue.com
Address

Los Angeles, CA

Adoptable Animal:

Leo

Age
about 4
Species
dog
Breed
Shepherd mix

Leo Needs A Person

Leo Needs A Person

History or Story
Leo a 4 years old Shepherd mix. He was found on the streets at three months old, but wasn’t caught for another 3 months! He’s being boarded at a dog boarding facility, so he’s very well socialized and gets along great with other dogs. Still, we’d love him to find his forever home. . .or even a foster. Leo’s a great guy and deserves so much more! He is housetrained, neutered, and up to date on shots. No cats please! Though he might be shy at first, he bonds so deeply and warms up to a kind hand. Leo is a smart, independent, loving boy who will make the best best-friend.
Questions We Will Ask Leo on Pet Psychic Radio:
What kind of home would you like to find for Leo?
What would it entail to foster Leo?
I heard Leo had a sister named, Dawn – is she still up for adoption?

Come Meet The Animals:

Tails of the City has adoption events every Saturday at the Petco on La Brea (south of 3rd) from 1 – 4pm. They save many great dogs and cats and are thorough getting the best care for each of them. Come out to meet your match, volunteer and lend a hand, consider fostering — they could use the support. Last but not least, if you don’t find your match at Tails of the City, check out www.adoptapet.com and see thousands of animals in need of homes…you can find any kind of pet you want to rescue and Adopt-a-Pet.com make it easy for you! There’s even a Search Saver feature that will email you matches that come up in the system so you don’t have to remember to search yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact With Joey 9/2pm – 9/4 * Diary of A Pet Psychic

Joey Joe

As you may know, Joey my cat died on Sept 1, 2011.

Late at night of 9/2 I had dreams that Joey and my childhood dog Jinx where one.  I have always speculated this.  In the dreams the feeling I had with both of them was exactly the same.  Joey was born three years after Jinx’s passing.

At 4:44am on 9/3 I was awoken by my cell phone.  Someone from New Heaven Conn. was calling me.  I didn’t answer my phone.  4 is the number of transitions (I know this cause like a Gypsy I can read a deck of playing cards as an oracle.)

I instantly felt Joey spirits present.  He snuggled up to me close and laid his head heavy on my head like we used to sleep.  Makia curled up with him too for a while.

Joey said, “I missed you so I came to you.  I come for as much as my lonliness as for yours.”  He did not say this as if it was really sad.  Just explaining that sometimes our loved ones on the other side also miss our earthly presence.

“Mom,” Joey said, “You know I brought the feeling of my bum knee here.  It’s imprinted on my spirit.”  This Joey was telling because it is something I have always been interested in.  Just because we die doesn’t mean all our issues go away.

I have known animals to reincarnate and to repeat their same illness, behavioral problems and life story in their next life. 

“I died early” Joey continued (I know you all dont think 18 years old is yearly but he was good shape before all of this) , “because before I came back to earth I said I wanted to die before I go blind and deaf.  It was not good in my last life when I was blind and deaf.” 

This is true.  If he was really Jinx my parents had moved to a strange home and would often get frustrated with his disabilities.  They were moving and under stress and they did not have the time to give him all that he needed and there is more knowledge now about what to do with elderly dogs.

I felt sad and then all of a sudden I had a frozen sensation and a man in a black t-shirt appeared in my minds eye.  He was strong, firm, athletic and creepy.  He had something to do with the military.  “Go away” I told him and pushed him out of my mind.  He left me with a chill.

As a medium this happens to me sometimes.  People spirits wanting to talk or tease from the other side.

“Did you notice him Joey” I asked.

Joey responded, “No, I didn’t even feel him.  I am in a different deminsion.  I was not connected to that one.” And that made me feel good that he is in a plane that is safe.  That was not always true for Maia my deceased wolf dog.

Day of 9/3.  I feel empty and cry when I see the spot on the bed Joey should be sleeping at or when I expect to see him under the chair or when I drive in the drive way or any other time it sneaks up on me. Though there is a strange peace that is around me. 

For the first time in a long time I am not worried about Joey. 

I think of myself as a positive person

who knows how to claim happiness instead of real despair,

but I realize now that I was living with a undercurrent of worry for Joey’s well being

and now that is gone.  It is freeing and empty all in one.

I am in a complete surrender to what is at the moment.  Or maybe it is peace, despair, or indifference and I just can’t tell which.

Joey tells me this day not to buy the horse I have been obsessed with because I need a rest from worry and taking care of animals.  This maybe true.  “I want a horse” I tell him.  “You need to rest and gain more energy.” Joey says.  This is true.

Everything the animals feel, think and see runs through me a lot of times I am tired.  This is why I believe most empaths or people in the service position get cancer. We take on everyone else’s stuff and dont always know how to filter it out.  I am working on it.  Things have been much better.

But maybe Joey is right.  Maybe I do not need that adorable filly right now…(Or do I?)

Should I Get Her?

Middle of night 9/3 11:30 is pm there are energy beings the size of cats but disc shaped flying over me.  I am awoken by them brushing up against me and giving me the feeling that I have just rolled over on one of my cats and suffocated them.

I jump up in a quick fear similar to when my brother used to jump out screaming at me behind doorways.  The discs fly past me taking the wind from my chest with out the punching feeling.  I flip on the light.  They are gone.

I am keeping myself too open for Joey to come and other beings are taking advantage of my psychic door being open.

I call for Joey to see if he is ok.  He does not come.  Instead Juliette’s spirit, my old cat and Joey’s old friend, comes instead.  He can’t come now mom.” She says.  “Why I ask” feeling a loneliness and longing for my “little man”

“Mom, he is in that space.  He is being and processing.”  Yes, I thought.  The three days of transitioning is not over.  In these three days, they are much farther away.  Juliette showed me the space briefly.  Omnipotent white light, emptiness, warm breeze with the feeling all over almost like tea tree oil on your scalp.

“Wow, beautiful and almost too powerful for me” I thought with a feeling of an open door way deep  in my heart that leads out to a never ending universe.

 

Makia and my other animals want you all to know they love Joey and miss him dearly.

 

 

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Joey’s Passing the 33 hours afterwards

Joey and Serafina behind him

 

I will try and write the highlights of the last 24+ hours since Joey’s passing.  There has been more said between me and my animals and more experiences though these are the ones that are coming to mind just now.  Thank you all for caring.

The day before Joey passed Luca said, “What is the big deal if Joey dies?  He will be a wind being.”  When I brought Joey’s body home Luca asked, “Why wont he wake up? I want him to wake up.”  I told him Joey is a wind being now.  Luca was silent.

 

 

 

After Joey passed Storm asked our veterinarian / friend Dr. Otto “Are there some days where work makes you sad at night? If so you should take a salt bath like my mom does when work makes her sad.”

Later Storm asked me, “We all die dont we?  I know Joey is happy cause I feel him happy but I am sad to have him gone. He was here when I first came to you.  I have always known him.”

 

 

Makia had me cut a piece of her fur to put in Joey’s grave.  Makia said today, “If I was a human I would cry.  Why don’t cats have tears?”  Later she said, “It is so empty with out Joey but I feel him grooming me sometimes and then I feel a warm feeling all around me.  I even see him out of the corner of my eye. I miss him.” 

 

 

Joey had asked me to put some catnip from the plant out front and Serafina’s favorite rainbow catnip toy in the grave with him.  She hugged the toy for ten minutes before it went with Joey.  Serafina said after Joey died, “I saw his spirit fly to heaven and it seemed so high that only a little stream of light was connected to his body and than that was gone.  It left me feeling loved and sad all in one.”  Today she says, “I dont know what to do with myself.  I go to find him and then I realize he is not there.  I feel him grooming me and telling me he loves me then I feel a deep pain in my chest.  I feel him lying next to me sometimes then I just feel empty inside.”

 

 

Bean asked me to put one of her bunny treats in Joey’s grave with him.  Bean says, “It seems like friends die when you are not ready for them to go.  I feel him sleeping in here with me and I feel all the memories of him deep inside of me. I think he is telling them to me.”

 

 

Maia in heaven now says, “I am taking good care of Joey.  I greeted him and there is only part of my soul in heaven because the rest of my soul is in Luca.  I am more concentrated on earth now.  But I was there to welcome him and to love him and I will be with him when ever he needs me.  I am integrating more with Luca and soon Luca will have memories of his life as me.  There is so much to say. But I want you to know Joey is well and he’s not suffering and he is well taken care of by so many here.  He is not lonely.  He is in love and good company.”

Yesterday, I felt Joey strong.  Pretty much every moment I heard him say, “I love you.  I am ok.  You were such a good mom.  I am with lala and Juliette.  I am well.” Often I would have the feeling of him on my lap or snuggling next to me.  The feeling of him being close was strong.

My friend Jim was over for dinner last night and I noticed that there was something in the hallway.  I asked what it was and Jim said Luca was playing with it.  It turned out to be a candle holder Luca took out of the closet.  Just when I thought I better light a candle for Joey a text came through from a friend who said she just lit a candle for Joey.  I took it as sign.  At bed time I lit the candle and it stayed lit till 4am.  I felt Joey with me all night.  Right before the candle went out Serafina and Makia came to bed. We talked about Joey and when the candle burned out we all felt him leave.

Today, he is much more distant.  This is to be expected.  I hear him softly and when I ask him what he is doing and if he is ok he sends me images and feelings of moments in his life.  Snuggling with his paw in my hand, the ripples from the soft breeze of the lakes we lived on, the sound of falling leaves, the feeling of chasing chipmunks in the east coast rock walls, lying next to a fireplace, catching lizards or hearing the bamboo move in the wind.  This is where is. In the essence of all his life. 

I have always thought that Joey was a reincarnation of my child hood dog Jinx.  Right before Joey’s passing my mother texted me a photo of their puppy Ziggy sleeping.  I thought It was Jinx and took it as sign.  He tells me yesterday it is true.  We had lessons we needed to complete together.  I ask him if he died because our puppy, Luca is too much.  He assures me this is not the case and we are lucky to have this past year. He almost died the week after Maia and Dr. Han saved him with herbs.

I know that Joey is well and he is in a good place.  But I miss him terribly.  My experience with Maia not being happy in heaven has made me a little fearful for all the pets I know that have to leave us.  Some of them bring their suffering with them or miss us on earth and want to make their way back quickly.  This is ok because my work helps with this but the feeling that my animal would be in the predicament makes me heartbroken.  Though I should say most animals are in bliss.

I asked Joey if he will come back to me.  After one day this I know and tell clients it is way too soon to really know and the answer can change in any amount of time, but now Joey says he wants me to rest.  I have five animals in my small house and it feels empty with out him.  Though I feel him and have even more signs he is around.  A child calls to his friend Joey outside my window.  I cry and a lady bug appears on my chest.

I want to change the sheets on the bed but I hear over and over how animals mourn when the smell of the deceased disappears from the house.  Makia told me today, “I even smell him mom.  I even smell him.  His spirit comes to me with a smell.”  Where ever Joey is, he is in a good place.  A place with no sadness and he is no longer suffering.  In the days to come we will have more contact with him.  I dont want to bother him but I dont want to abandon him either.  People will say you can never abandon them when they are in heaven but that is not necessarily so.  The more we love them, remember them and live in joy ourselves for them the more they grow on the other side.  Maia was stuck in a dark place once.  That is not something I want to happen to Joey.  (though it turned out that is when Luca was in the womb.  That is for another post – reincarnation and consciousness.)

I know it must be easier for me because I can hear them on the other-side.  But I am human and I still miss my sweet Joey in body. (and the others…)

Thank you to all that have prayed for Joey.  So many people felt him speaking back to the them the day before he died.  I know all your prayers helped open the gates of heaven.

Thank you Caroline for being our good friend and opening up your pet cemetery to us.

Thank you Anna and your husband for digging Joey’s grave next to Maia and for helping me pile up the rocks.

Thank you Jim and Dr. Otto for giving me support and being present when I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends. Thank Dr. Otto for being the best veterinarian and for saying I am a good mom.  That meant the world to me.

This past year, Maia, Joey, five good friends (Chris, Kay, Jere, Donna, Josie) and my grandfather and my grandmother not long before all transitioned to heaven.  May they all reside in love and joy and shine it down upon us.

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