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Communication with Cecil The Lion

Cecil and Jericho BRENT STAPELKAMP


Cecil (black mane) with his brother Jericho.

Thank you, Brent Stapelkamp for this beautiful photo.

Pet Psychic / Animal Communicator

Talks With

Cecil The Lion


A client of mine asked me to speak with Cecil the Lion. I didn’t post it right away because it is a little sad.  Feelings can change very quickly in Heaven (or the other side) so it does not mean that Cecil continues to feel this way. It is just that at the moment that I contacted him this is where he was.  Also I must clarify that Cecil did cross over. He is not trapped in the in-between worlds anywhere.  This is just his path.

I would post a picture of him but I do not have any legal rights to any photo.  If any one would like share a photo with me for this post I would be so grateful.

Thank you for caring.

This is what Cecil said on 08-01-2015,

“For many hours my soul was exhausted and I tried to make sense of suffering, pain, the fight to live and how to defend my pride. I had thoughts that I did not know that I had inside of me. I had thoughts of being weak, being scared and fearful and being with out my life. I realized that death was coming and I felt strangely depressed. I didn’t know I was able to have emotions like that. I wonder if this is how my prey has felt. Being hunted by humans seemed so strange and out of nature. It felt like my environment and my home had been raided by foreign beings that did not belong in our lands.

When I had the tracking collar put on me I realized that man was not innocent. They did strange things that my mind could not comprehend. But I did not feel fear. I have seen people in awe of me and I never felt fear but when the people lured me with the dead carcass I thought they were helping me. I thought they realized that I had a weak female in my pride and they where helping me feed her. I did not need their help and that is where I went wrong. That is where my instincts as a lion crossed over from being natural. Normally I would not think about accepting food from humans.

When they put the light on me and shot me and I felt the pain.  The pain came more and more slowly. It was like it has a poison that ran all through my body and started to paralyze me. I tried to fight it off. When they sent me to heaven finally time I saw them for who they are and I crossed a river of great darkness. I crossed a river of great sickness and I realize that these men are sick men. If they were born in my pride I would have killed them long ago, but humans do not kill. They do not kill their mentally sick and they are allowed to keep breeding and it taints the gene pool. This does not happen in the wild.

I see that these men think that they are strong. They think that they have control of us but they don’t. they think that if they kill us that they control the nature and the energy that run through us but they do not understand our ways. They do not realize that what they do cuts away at their souls and the more they do it the darker their soul gets.

They do not realize that we are the purity that this earth has left. We are the planet. When they kill us they are poisoning the field of energy that runs through all things. I have seen your cities and have seen inside your homes and I fear for you and I fear now for my lands because the earth is so ill and there are so little people who are fighting for it to continuing breathing.

I see that so many people want to talk about how what happened to me is so unjust but this is a common practice and I am just one of hundreds. People want to rant and rave but they do nothing to actually create change. If there was something wrong in the environment in my pride we would move away or we would pray to the energy of life to bring back the health of the lands. All animals do this. We are one with our lands. But I watch people and they scream and rant and rave but nothing gets done and it is left up to a small percentage of people who have very little money and resources to keep fighting.

I am glad that people look at me and feel something but it will only bring me hope if people change their lives. Your world is very sick.”

I asked him, “What is your Heaven like?”

He responded,

“I have not fully rested for the shock of inhumanity of my death has pulled me to keep watching. The death continues and the dark energy around these being swarms my lands. All animals are in fear and I feel like it is up to me to watch over my land and to make sure that the animals feel safe.

I still feel the pain where the dark went through me and released its poison. I still feel the confusion of the intense pain.

An animal like me never leaves its pride. When a lion like me gets old and is taken down by a younger lion it is what is best for the pride. This is not best. The younger lion was not ready. He did not learn enough about himself or the pride to make such decisions.

If there is a heaven for me then I know that it is a place with out humans. Humans have moved so far away from their instincts and their true nature.

I am not going to tell you that I feel at peace. I will not feel peace until this is resolved. I understand that I am dead. I understand that I am not in body but my consciousness is very much still in my land and this is where I need to be. If I needed to be somewhere else. I would be somewhere else.

I want to tell people that in order for you to get the feeling of satisfaction in your life’s you have to stop being so selfish and start helping others. You need to look inside your own communities and make it a safer place. Once you can do that then you can branch out to the animals of the world. I know that there are people that fight to save the animals and make sure they do not suffer in the hands of others. For those people I am very thankful but there needs to be more of you. This needs to be a priority. People know longer know how to focus on tasks that heal that planet. They pursue more selfish goals. This is not about money. This is about keeping the energy of our ecosystem alive and healthy. Help others. Help the animals. Stay on task.”

UPDATE 9/11/15

Cecil says,

I am at the kingdom of the divine gate of love. I am at the center of the circle of love. I have arrows around and the ancient wisdom seekers and the beings of shamanic paths are guarding my temple of love. There is no fear where I am now. there is no judgement and no fighting with my inner sanctions. I am not afraid of my future of my pride or the future of the land where I was killed. I am big and bold and powerful and I am the protector of all. I watch over the people who fight for me. I watch over the organizations that write and protect me. I am there hero and their noble light source. I am the embodiment of wrong authority being persecuted and taking responsibility for their actions. I am energized by the human race who are touched my our plight. I am love. I give love and I receive love and I want all to know that there is no more pain in my soul. I am honored to be the symbol of the great destruction of the wild. I am honored to be the symbol of the fight and the empathy and the compassion that is growing with in people. I am honor. Thank you all for caring so deeply about me and others like me. I will forever watch over each individual and the organizations that fight for the wilds honor. I am a peace and no more tears need to be shade. Put your swords in your pocket and arm yourself with words and action to make changes. Hear me roar when you are close to change. For I am sure to be there walking beside you. I am your companion and your friend. I am free. Love is only within me now. The future will be kind. The future will be back to nature.”


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Pet Psychic Radio 02/23/12


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.
Shadow’s Fund
Website http://www.shadowsfund.org

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
Pit Bull


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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Best Dressed Atlantan Brings His Standard Poodle To Laura

Video of my session with standard poodle Simone in Atlanta and her dad E Vincent Martinez. 

In June of 2009, E. Vincent Martinez launched fashionado.net. The fashion inspired website has grown to include celebrity interviews, movie reviews, travel and entertainment. Fashionado also follows Martinez through all of his adventures and fabulous fashion parties. In 2010, fashionado was named Best Fashion Blog by the Atlanta Fashion Awards and it also made the list of the Top 100 Fashion Bloggers Worldwide by Sparkah, a marketing firm in NYC.

Most recently (summer 2011) E. Vincent Martinez was named one of the best dressed Atlantans by the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Access Atlanta.

I had a pet psychic session with Vincent Martinez and his standard poodle Simone.  Vincent recently blogged about this session on Fashionado.net

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Vincent wrote in his blog post:

“Lick, yawn and blink,” instructed pet psychic Laura Stinchfield to my black standard poodle, Simone. Also known as an animal communicator, we spent nearly thirty minutes with Laura.

Earlier in the day, Laura Stinchfield did the Atlanta media circuit with appearances on radio and morning tv shows. She encountered a skeptic or two along the way, though probably just for ratings sake.

So, I went into this meeting with an open mind. I was actually excited and eager to learn what my dog might be thinking or feeling!

Laura said that Simone’s intelligence is strong and it forces her to over-think everything which causes her to be overly cautious and fearful of her surroundings. [Made perfect sense to me.] That’s where the instructions/homework to “lick, yawn and blink” came to play. Those actions are “calming signals” as explained in the video. Laura asked Simone to enjoy just being a dog.

Of course, I was curious about the communication process. You’ll notice in the video that Laura gets close to Simone’s face and whispers things that only she can hear. They were completely focused on one another. At times Laura would speak out loud for both of us to hear. I was amazed with Simone’s captivated behavior. Never has this happened with a stranger.

Laura explained how she and animals communicate. She discovered at an early age that she could talk with her pets through the ability to see images that are in their head [that tell a story]. Additionally, Laura can hear their thoughts… but she added that pets will not betray an owners trust by revealing private moments or situations. A comforting thought!

At the end of the session, Simone gave Laura a lick on the face. I was shocked. She rarely licks. That was all the evidence I needed to know that something had happened. That a connection had been made.

Are you wondering if Simone’s behavior changed after the session with Laura? The answer is yes. Yes because I left with a better understanding of how to relate to my pet. I wouldn’t mind a follow up session. Laura may be returning to Atlanta early in the new year so I may get that chance. And you!

Simone and I

Simone and I


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People upset & Joey Update

Written 8/29/11 in the PM

Joey Update:

Thank you everyone for your support. Joey got an x-ray today. His heart looks good – we feared congested heart failure. His blood work shows kidneys and liver good. So we do not know why he has this edema. Both his vet and Chinese herbalist suggest giving Joey more time to see if he can pull out of this.

Joey says, “I can feel so many thinking about me. It all makes me feel really special. I’m sure the angels are listening. Maybe as I sleep they will heal me.”


Written 8/29/11 In the Am:

It seems my newsletter & posts have upset a few of people.

Here is my response to one email that can also be a response to others.  I was so upset by Cindy’s email as was Joey.  I had a hard time with it.  But we feel much better now.

Hi Cindy,

I thank you for your concern. I will address this on my blog

Though I must say that this too is my field & I would never suggest to a client to help an animal pass before they are ready. That could be very dangerous to their experience in the after life.

I am completely confident that joey and I will make the right decision to help him pass at the right time.

This is not about me or my ego or my fears. I have helped & buried many animals. I have a strong connection to the otherside. It is not something this family fears This is about Joey and his life. He is very capable of telling me when he is ready.

And he may surprise us. We are open to miracles. If not he will die knowing he was heard and his wishes were understood.

Thank you for joeys concern.

All my best, Laura

On Aug 29, 2011, at 10:25 AM, Cindy wrote:


While I sympathize with your love for Joey and his unwillingness to face death, as a human you have the power (through your actions and medical tools) to release him from his pain. As a psychic, it is your duty to face your own fears and begin doing work that will ultimately help thousands of humans and animals by example. Joey is very old. Hanging on under the pretense of ‘waiting for him to be ready’ is silly. Show everyone how you can ease a loved pet’s transition to the next life. Contact your own oversoul and understand where your fear comes from. We love you, but your message is becoming very self-serving, now.

If you want/need to talk about this, please call.

-=Cindy (pretty psychic, herself)


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Please Help Joey


Joey the cat asks,

“I dont feel well & my mom thinks I’m dying but I want to live. So please think of me healthy.  You can say to the angels, ‘please help joey’s body be well-balanced & healthy.  He believes in your power & love so I am sending this out for him.’ & then know that I’m saying thank you for talking to the angels for me.”

I wrote this article about Joey in September 2009.  Joey is now 18 years old.

My former boyfriend and I adopted Joey from a rescue organization at the Westchester, NY County Cat Show when Joey was 6 months old.  I remember walking him in a cardboard box carrier across the Bronx River Parkway and thinking that I was some what grown up.  I was 22 years old and still in college.  Joey is a charcoal gray tabby cat with a white chest and white paws.    Joey has been with me two years longer than any other animal in my home.  That is 14 years.  I believe these to be the highlights of his life:  Before he came to me someone cut his whiskers and kicked him.  He even now can get a little skittish at the sight of legs.  When we lived on the shores of Peach Lake, Joey would go canoeing with me everyday.  He once fell into the lake and actually swam to me to pull him out.  He went on a four-mile walk with my former boyfriend.  When a set of golfers showed up my boyfriend left him on the 8 hole.  Joey waited three hours until I came home from work to search and rescue.  He jumped out the car at gas station somewhere in Kansas where I almost lost him.  He has bum knee from falling out of tree house on the property of a Montecito Horse Ranch.  One day in Upper Ojai, my wolf dog was barking frantically because a coyote had Joey pinned between a rock and a chain link fence.  Joey survived with only a few punctures.  My ex-husband wrote a song about him.

When I ask Joey what he remembers he says,

“I remember the Bad Lands and all the hotels we slept in and how the country looked and smelled different as we traveled and I remember when we didn’t have a home and Boomer the Bunny couldn’t live with us and we slept in a tent and in friends’ houses.  I remember how we lived with a Seymour the Blue and Gold Parrot and how he knew when there were coyotes outside before I did. I remember the pigs, Jezebel and Simon, and how they were so grateful to live with us and eat juice pulp.  I remember all the pet sitters we had and how one of them would go into your closet and wear your dresses.  I remember being scared that a fire was going to burn our house and I remember not being as smart as I am now.   I remember Juliet, cat, and how her spirit taught me how to hunt the day she died and I remember all the types of music you would listen to and I remember how we had a huge organic garden with three different types of catnip and how you put a big net up so that the deer wouldn’t bring their babies into he garden and eat all the food.  I remember eating puzzle pieces and you wondering where the pieces went.  I remember not understanding why I couldn’t go to the bathroom in the potted plants. I remember the smell of wine and all the different kinds of food and treats you would feed me. I remember walking on top of snow and how beautiful it was when it would fall from the sky. I remember how we lived where there were hundreds of stray cats and some of them would want to fight for nothing.  I would hang out in the upstairs of the house in the room that had doorways that opened to the sky and I could see and smell the ocean and the watch the white waves crashing.”

I ask Joey, “What have you learned over the years?”

Joey answers, “I have learned that no fear is worth having, because if you are patient it goes away.  I have learned that the ocean, the forest, and the lands from here to NY sometimes suffer and it is up to humans to make it better.  I have learned that good friends of ours walk slower in the house.  If someone is a guest and they walk quickly they usually are selfish.  I have learned that you can live in the country or he city and either place resides coyotes, but there are no deer in the city.  I have learned it is cooler under the house on hot days and that eating mice makes my body feel healthier.  If you kill a bird mom will be really sad.  I have learned that if someone is mean in might just be because someone hurt them when they were little.  Most of all, saying I love you with a touch of my paw is the most healing for mom when she is sad.” 

Joey adds today 8/29/00,“I have learned that thinking about what you want to create and how you want to be in your body actually helps.  I have learned that I am special and so is everyone else that cares about what animals are thinking and feeling.  I have learned that suffering is temporary and I believe I will know when it is the right time to surrender to death and I do not feel it is the right time yet.  I believe in the power of health and I believe in the power of friends good thoughts for you. That is why I would love it if you could imagine good things for me.”

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Dolly the Border Collie says,

“Sheep herding is not a good sport for me ’cause I want to spread the sheep out and run with them not put them all together and walk slow.”

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We talk about why I do not talk to lost animals, Laura talks to a few dogs that have been rescued, how a dog feels in their old age, a dog that has passed away and if their person could have done more for them, why a dog doesnt like other dogs… and our resuce guest Cody from http://www.shadowsfund.org

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Shadow’s Fund
Website http://www.shadowsfund.org

Lompoc, CA 93436
United States


LuLu needs a home

Name of Animal
Pitbull Terrier/Lab mix
History or Story
Lulu was a stray found in San Luis Obispo County. Emaciated and infested with fleas, she ended up at an automotive repair center. The staff took her in, but it was clear she had not had very much human interaction. She went home with the manager, but with already having 4 dogs, Lulu could not stay. They brought her to Shadow’s Fund where she has lived for the last 8 months. It took her a long time to trust us, but she has opened up so much to us over the last few months.

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Joey update


People have been asking for an update on Joey. The vets have thought his progress to be a miracle. There is no longer fluid in his lungs.

Though on Friday night I noticed joeys front legs were swollen. My vet was off this weekend & by text message he said it could probably wait till Monday. Joeys legs are very big now. I speculate fluid but truly dont know. They are very sore when he walks & has that feeling of when you have a rubberband around your arm too tight. He is very hungry & thirsty – a sign his hyperthyroidism is kicking back up

Of course I have been worried! I am hoping it is some strange reaction to his herbs & we just need a change of them. His herbalist is back in the office today.

I have a funeral to go to today of my good friend Josie. So I will probably drop joey off at the vet for a good chunk of the day :-(. A lot of driving. I may even take him to the funeral with me.

Joey wants to say, “I trust my doctors & I am going to be better & enjoy life. Moms not ready to let me go she says I can live in my 20s. I believe her because there have been angels keeping fluid out of my lungs. And I’d rather be sore when I walk then not be able to breathe. I’ll be happier when I feel better.”

Oh it’s hard to see my little guy suffer. He is so amazing!

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Stormy’s Dream



Stormy my Aussie woke me up and said,

“I had a dream I was flying in the stars. I asked myself ‘is this heaven?’ and I then heard ‘no this is the heart of the universe'”

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Pet Psychic Radio Show 08/18/11

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We talk to a cat that pees in her food dish, one that pees on the couch, a deceased pet, a dog with allergies, a dog that humps other dogs at the beach…

Featured Rescue:  http://www.hartofmcintosh.org

Featured Pet:

Queen Deanie

About Queen Deanie:

This was written by Queen Deanie’s Foster mom, “For the sake of expediency, I am copying and pasting the first narrative I wrote about Queen Deanie shortly after I rescued her in December of 2009:

“When I was born, I’m sure my mother thought I was a little princess and would grow up to be a queen one day. Neither of us knew then how hard the first couple years of my life would be!

My story adds a new dimension to the definition of an old holiday greeting – “Happy New Year”. On December 20th, 2009, I was “discovered” by a kind lady named Ms. Deanie who’d spent decades in the world of theatre. As a former professional dancer and actress, she spotted my star quality despite my frightful appearance! I was a mess – rail thin, missing much of my hair, grieving for my missing babies and barely alive. Ms Deanie found me curled up in a ball at the edge of thick woods, in brutally cold weather, waiting to die. Not one to shy from a challenge, Ms. Deanie recruited two other caring ladies, Ms. Frances and Ms. Hannah, and the rescue began. Although I was terrified of anything on two legs, after more than an hour, I gave in and they whisked me away to my first foster home where I began my recovery.

Twelve weeks and two foster moms later – Ms. Leslie and Ms. Kate – How Do You Like Me Now?? I’m a new woman, a real Lady – no more babies for me to worry about ever again – and my coat just shines. At 40 pounds, I’m a petite girl and don’t want to gain another ounce! I’ve a very sweet temperament, have learned to walk nicely on a leash and every day of my life is like Christmas morning! If you can lead me to the life I deserve, please call my surrogate Mom, Hannah Tostensen, at 912-437-6169 or 912-617-6564, or e-mail gavoters@darientel.net.”

Since that time, I have updated Deanie’s narrative and it appears on her Petfinderlisting at HARTofmcintosh, zip 31305. We are still fostering Deanie but I want with all my heart for her to have a home where she will be the apple of someone’s eye. I will continue to foster her until the right home comes along but playing musical dogs is very, very stressful for me and my husband, who will be 84 years old next month.”


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Cousteau the horse says to his person,

“I am not worried. When the time is right everything will be ok. I’m sure of it.”

I find often it is the animal that soothes the people when there is fear and worry.

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Just For Fun

I talk about an experience I had when I was 12 years old with fish and a higher power.  I also give listeners a tip on how to talk to animals.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB20NjIiGlI nolink]



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Testimonial * Tita and Sierra her German Shepherd

Dear Laura,

If this little testimonial can in any way help you with clients, you have my permission to use it. You might also want to give them a word about my background so they will know I am a trustworthy person.

As you know I’m the granddaughter of J. Ogden Armour who was head of Armour and Co. Meat Packing. I was raised in Chicago and now own El Mirador Estate in Montecito, Ca. where I make my home. This property has been in my family for almost 100 years. After my mother, Lolita Armour Mitchell, died in 1976 a portion of El Mirador was sold to the film director, Ivan Reitman. He and his family have been my neighbors and friends. I attended his oldest daughter, Catherine’s wedding two years ago. I am sure Ivan would vouch for my integrity.

You have a gift that can help a lot of people care for their pets, even to saving the life of a well-loved companion dog a you did mine. It is my hope that you can reach many more people and be of service to them.

With great respect,

Lolita Mitchell Lanning

Tita, Sierra and Major

Today Sierra lies at my feet as I write. Occasionally she lifts her head to gaze at me, her melt-away chocolate brown eyes shining with love. Had it not been for Laura Stinchfield’s last minute intervention Sierra would be dead.

On Friday, June 24th, I was scheduled to leave Santa Barbara with my two German Shepherds for the three day drive to my summer house in Washington. My nephew and his wife would make the trip with me. But on Monday, June 20th, Sierra began to stagger when she walked. On Tuesday she was lurching to the right side, barely able to walk. By Wednesday my 12 year old dog was falling over. Two years ago x-rays of her spine had shown severe deterioration where the spine meets the hip. Was it fair to prolong her life?

On Thursday morning I made the heart wrenching phone call to my vet. My old friend could not get into my car, could hardly walk and was obviously suffering. Would he come to my house and put her out of her misery? The vet would come over at 12:15. Trying to hold back the tidal wave of tears that would break through my dam of reserve when my dog died, I turned to Laura and asked her to give Sierra permission to leave me.

Laura Stinchfield had entered my life nine years earlier when I rescued Sierra from an animal shelter. Bone poking thin, no hair on her tail and grief in her eyes; she obviously had lived through tragedy no one knew of. She’d been found on a mountain side, hunting for food and was lactating. Her puppies were never rescued. I needed to know more about her life. Four people, including my veterinarian told me about Laura and her ability to communicate with animals. I called her. She came to my home. With great skepticism I watched her “talk silently” to my dog. Up came Sierra’s head, her ears pricked and she stared into Laura’s face for a full five minutes. There was no doubt in my mind that Laura and my dog were communicating. But the story she told Laura was too sad to tell.

Laura and I became friends and have remained so for nine years. She has helped me with 3 dogs, 1 laying hen and a wild squirrel. So, on that sorrowful Thursday as I waited for the vet to come and end Sierra’s life, I spoke to Laura by phone and asked her to tell Sierra she had my permission to leave me. Laura does not need to be physically present to reach a dog. What Sierra “told” her astonished me. She “said”, “I don’t want to die today. It is not my time. My spine doesn’t hurt, I’m dizzy and I just need to rest and I want to go to Washington with mom”.

But, I was forward moving, had made up my mind that euthanasia was the humane thing for Sierra. I argued at length with Laura, even raised my voice. Laura spoke to my dog again. Sierra said “Please, please tell mom that if she lets me die today, she will have a troubled soul”.

That did it.

I cancelled the vet’s call and asked Laura to tell Sierra she was going with me. We left for Washington Friday morning. My nephew had to lift Sierra into and out of my van. On Saturday, my dog was getting in and out of the van by herself with difficulty. By Sunday she was doing it with ease and on Monday she was no longer staggering when she walked. We were dumbfounded. We went to our vet in Washington on Tuesday. After he examined Sierra and heard her symptoms and progress, the vet told me Sierra has Old Age Vestibular Syndrome. It is a condition common in elderly dogs that affects the inner ear and ruins their balance. Nothing had to be done as this syndrome corrects itself in time. He made this diagnosis one month ago. Had I learned of this syndrome after putting Sierra to sleep, can you imagine the troubled soul I would be carrying?

Yesterday, Sierra burst out of my house, raced across the deck and cleared two steps that lead to the lawn with ease. She didn’t even wobble. Last night she picked up a squeaky toy and played tug-o-war with me. She’s 90% recovered.

Today Sierra lies at my feet as I write. She is now sound asleep. Laura has been given the gift of communication with animals but she has given me a gift beyond belief: Sierra is going to wake up.


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Pet Psychic Radio 8/11/11

Show about animals that have been rescued. We talk to many horses and dogs.

Rescue guest is Nicki Branch from Falcon Ridge Equine Rescue In Southern California


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To all my loyal readers,

I am sorry that I disappeared for while. My animal family have been through some serious medical issues in the last couple of weeks.

It seems that when my animals were suffering I pulled inward so that I could concentrate on their healing and drive them to vet visits, the chiropractor, nutritionist and herbalist as well as the lessons these experiences were teaching my animal family and myself.

Makia is doing well.  Her body no longer wants insulin so we are trying to find another alternative to bring her glucose levels to normal.  She feels ok but could feel much better.  Joey has had no fluids around his lungs for almost a week, but he is tired and not himself.

We are all regaining our strength and energy and are happy that everyone is alive.  On another note our pet psychic radio show is becoming very popular (we are live this week), I have made some wonderful connections for my business in the last few weeks, and am working on an exciting project. Good things are manifesting for the future!

The last few weeks have been an balancing act between extreme gratefulness, sorrow, joy, abundance, the feeling that my animals may soon leave this plane and eye opening miracles.  I have learned many lessons these last few weeks that will help many of my client animals.

A newsletter will be out this week and I will get back to posting more regularly.  Thank you for tuning in and for all those wrote to me to say you missed my posts.  I am back :)!


Joey my 17-year young oldest cat had been coughing for a few weeks.  I thought it was hairballs at first but then the hairballs stopped appearing.  I thought maybe it was allergies because my living room air purifier stopped working. Then the cough had a subtle watery sound to it and Joey appeared to be in discomfort.  My animals are stoic.  I don’t know if it is that they rarely admit to their suffering or that they just accept their feelings as unchangeable.  I feared Joey had fluid in or around his lungs so on a Saturday afternoon on took him our friends at Buena to be checked.  He has been diagnosed with Chylothorax.  This is when the lymphatic symptoms dumps fat, a fluid that looks like skim milk, into a lining that surrounds the lungs.  It can be painful to breath.  On Sunday, Joey was prepared to die but when we entered VMSG it was so cold and sterile that he changed his mind.  He listened to the specialist, weighed his options and then opted to be drained and wait for our long time veterinarian Dr. Otto to come back into town on Tuesday to make a decision for us.  On Tuesday, Joey still wanted to live so we drained him for the third time and Dr. Otto told us to pray for a miracle.  We told him we have already started.  Now it is Thursday morning, I check on him constantly, watch his breathing with a specialist’s eye and listen alertly for any sign of cough.  I tell my clients that most animals are ready to die when suffering outweighs joy.  Now I ask Joey, “How do you feel about all of this?”

Joey says,

I feel like a miracle is happening.  I feel when I breathe it still hurts a little bit.  Maybe I have fluid in me again but I feel a soft light all around me and when I concentrate on that soft light I feel it penetrating deep into my body.  I want to live longer because you tell me that I can get better then I was before.  That with the power of herbs, love and faith I can become anything that I want to become.  I don’t want to suffer.  I want to be around more to see the birds and to experience more nature.  I want to move to the country.  I miss nature.  I want to live in the country again before I die.  Sometimes I feel sad because I feel like we should have a farm.  I remember what it was like to have the pigs and the parrot and I miss that life style.  It is not that I don’t like watching the people go by it is just that I miss the sound of hearing nature for long periods of time.  I miss the smell of the wind from the mountains and the smell of dirt in the woods.  I miss seeing deer.  I don’t want to hear cars so much anymore.  If we could move to the county again then I think I would live more joyfully.  Can we move to the country, mom?”

We have lived in our house, in town, nine years now.  For the same reason as Joey describes we have thought about selling our house and moving to Whidbey Island, WA or back to the lake country of NY.  (Joey used to go canoeing with me when we lived on Peach Lake).  My animal family and I send a call out to our readers.  Does anyone know of a rental that fits Joey’s description?  There are many of us.  Stormy the Aussie, Luca the poodle, Bean the bunny and the cats Joey, Makia and Serafina.  We are clean and tidy and respectable of space.  It is time for us to move.  Joey says, “We want a sacred place where the spirits love the land and the people who once lived their created beauty.  We want a place that opens our hearts and inspires us to live.”  If you have any ideas you can contact us at laura@petpsychic.wpengine.com or 805.895.5968

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Makia’s Near Death Experience


Three days before Makia, my 15 year-old, pure white diabetic cat, died and then came back to life, I noticed a couple of strange behaviors.

For example, she started to eat ravenously in the middle of the day. This I thought indicates a need for more insulin, so although I didn’t give her the insulin, I scheduled a glucose test for later in the week.  I became aware that Makia had started napping in Bean’s (my sassy bunny) crate in her room. This isn’t where she usually sleeps during the day, but because Makia has always liked small, dark places I didn’t think much of it.  In fact, I thought it was nice that Makia was keeping Bean company.  Then, on the day of the incident, Makia meowed in the kitchen. “That’s it,” I thought, “…something is wrong. Are you ok, Makia?”  I asked.  “Yeah. Fine, Mom, just a bit dizzy. Can you feed me?”

Makia has been known to not exactly tell the truth when it comes to how sick she feels.  She can endure an awful amount of suffering and still be happy.  Once, while a bear was chasing her, she split her stomach open by eight inches.  I didn’t even realize she had a deep wound until she was calmly grooming herself two hours later.  I have wondered if Makia goes into denial about her suffering, but in actuality it is a strong character trait.

Ten minutes after I fed her, she walked by my office window and once again meowed.  I stopped working immediately because her meow didn’t sound “right”.  I got up and brought her into my office so I could watch her. She was there only a few minutes when I realized I had been wrong. She needed less insulin. Makia was about to have a hypoglycemic episode. She started projectile vomiting “Mom my stomach doesn’t feel good”, had head seizures “I kind of have a headache and my eyes feel funny” and then right before she passed out, Makia curled up with Stormy (my Aussie) and told him, “Stormy, I feel strange.”

When I picked her up and tried to have her stand, she defecated on me and collapsed. Her eyes looked at me and then rolled back into her head.  As my adrenaline pumped and rushed through my veins, I paced, breathed and thought, “Forget the carrier, we are in the car!”

On the thirty-minute drive to the Veterinarian, I did everything I knew to do in such situations.  I smeared her gums with maple syrup, rubbed her ears to help bring her out of shock, prayed to a Higher Power, and prepared Makia for death by saying things like: “The Buddha will be in Heaven.  You love the Buddha – just like the statue you lay by. We can still talk from Heaven. You will see Maia, your old doggie sister and you will feel a great peace.  It’s a wonderful feeling in Heaven.”

This, I mixed with “Hold on Makia. Stay with me.  You have to see our new cat garden and the butterflies that will come. Stay in your body.”  Makia spoke little at first and when she did it was mostly about fear, having a headache and feeling sick.  I thought to myself, “I speak to dead people and animals.  I have friends on the Other Side.  I need a favor!”

Then I called out, “Please help us.” I began to chant positive statements of health, “My body is alive and well-balanced” and the names of ancient healing symbols.

Immediately after I called for help, Makia saw angels. “Mom, there are some glittery people here.” She felt a warm energy when I imagined my hands healing her.  “Mom your hands are hot.” At one point, she was being comforted by my Grandfather on the Other Side. “Your Grandpa is here with a few little doggies.” She told me she saw a bright light and felt her spirit traveling away from her body and wondered if she should go with my Grandpa.  “Mom, I’m dying.  I don’t want to die,” she said as her listless body draped over my lap. Her eyes dimmed and drifted to crossing.

It is an image I will never forget and haunts me when I close my own eyes.  “She’s dead,” I thought and shook her with no response.  “Makia come back to your body,” I called, stroking her ears and trying to watch her eyes while I drove.  Then her eyes shifted a little and looked at me. “I don’t feel well,” she offered.

It’s a hard thing to stay calm in an emergency, drive through traffic, prepare a loved one to cross over, and keep them hanging on at the same time.  I thought how lucky I am to hear Makia and to know what she is experiencing.  I felt amazed and calmed that my prayers were answered and that help from the Other Side came immediately.  Whether she lived or died, I was comforted by the fact that she had someone’s arms to fall into.  What do other pet owners do in such situations?  I know.  Some panic and some have blind faith.

Makia’s situation made me realize that even during our greatest trauma and our most frightening moments all we need to do is ask for help.

The angels were not there until I called them.  And although he was allergic to cats and may have met Makia once, long ago, I wasn’t surprised that my Grandfather came for her. I have heard stories over and over again about how people in Heaven come for the pets of their loved ones when the animal crosses over.  They do it because they love us.

After her near-death experience, Makia now says, “I have seen Heaven in a different way.  When you are first there it is a feeling of being lost and found at the same time.  I am happy I get to see my butterfly / cat garden here on earth. I want to thank my doctors for giving me the magic medicine water (intravenous fluids) and I want to thank my Mom for calling in help when I could not do so.  I have learned we are never alone.”

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Pet Psychic Radio 7/28/11

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Pet Psychic Radio takes callers, talks to animals and interviews

Whitney Walters of  BARK (Bandit’s Adoption & Rescue of K9s)

Website     http://barkva.org

Gibbs Is The Featured Adoptable Pet

Whitney Writes About Gibbs. “Gibbs was pulled from a rural shelter in Southern VA. This animals in this shelter are rarely adopted, and most dogs that come in there are discarded hunting hounds. Rescue groups are almost the only hope for these animals. Gibbs immediately caught my eye as he was so attractive and looks-wise was “adoptable”. However, Gibbs was plastered to the bed in his cage and wouldn’t look me in the eye. He wouldn’t come out of his cage and when anyone walked near him he would urinate and defecate. I asked them to please keep him another week and handle him more and as long as he wasn’t biting that I would come back for him.”

Gibbs Needs A Person


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Cat Peeing Outside The Litter Box? Answers….

There is not a week that goes by that someone does not call me with, “Help! My cat is peeing and pooping out side the litter box!”  These cats do their excretions on piles of clothing, the kitchen counter, stovetops, the toaster, the bathroom sink, walls, in shoes, on paintings, and even on computer keyboards.  Just to name a few places.

This can be going on for days or for years and believe it or not after a few adjustments on the human’s part and / or a communication with me the behavior stops.  I have heard almost every reason for why a cat pees and poops outside the litterbox.

From a physical problem like a urinary track or kidney infection to

“I want my person to watch TV with me more (Dancing with the stars to be exact)”,

“I just want my person to say hello to me when they come home.” “I am worried about my persons health they need to go to the doctor and he is not listening to me.”

“I hate my persons new spouse please tell her to get rid of him.”

Because of this problem I have seen humans dump cats in a strange neighborhood, put them to sleep, find them a new home, make them outdoor only cats or send them to a rescue organization.

Here are the top eleven quick fixes for this problem. Please give your cat a few weeks to change their behavior. If you do these things there is a high probability that your cat may stop.

  1. Take your cat to the vet to rule out urinary tract infection and kidney problems.  These cats pee where they sleep, on cold surfaces like tile or in the tub, rugs and on clothing.  Feed your cat high-quality food so they do not get these problems.

  2. Take the top off the litter box.  Tops lock in the smell of cat pee and disturb your cat’s senses.  Have the litter box in a well-ventilated location.

  3. Use “World’s Best Cat Litter”.  It is dust free.  Many cats have a hard time breathing in the dust that is created by clay litter.

  4. Clean the litter box often.  Cats are neat freaks and hate to walk on their own poop and pee.

  5. Put out multiple boxes.  Have a litter box for each cat.  They don’t like to share or they use one for urine and one for poop.  If you have a large house or two stories put boxes in several locations.  Especially for the very young and the very old.

  6. Experiment with the depth of the litter.  Older cats with hip and knee problems like to have less litter so that their joints don’t have to work so hard when they squat.

  7. Experiment with the size of the litterbox.  Some older cats have a hard time stepping into a litterbox where the sides are tall.  Creating a ramp or another step into the box helps.

  8. Make sure litterbox is not touching a wall.  Some cats like to stand on the side so they need space around the box.

  9. Have at least a 15 min period during the day, at the same time everyday, that you give your cat your undivided attention.  (Pet, brush, play, talk to, give treats, look at, listen to).

10.   If you cat is only peeing when a certain person is coming over, get rid of that person.  From my experience concerning this issue, cats are usually 98% of the time a good judge of character.

11.  Most important:  Explain to your cat, “When you pee & poop outside the litterbox it makes me upset.  Please pee and poop in the litterbox.  I am trying to figure out what is wrong.  Can you give me another sign to show me what is wrong?”  Then watch your cat closely.  Watch how they walk.  Are they sore around their hip area (kidneys)?  Do they strain to pee? Watch with no judgments and you may figure out just how to correct the problem.  Often cats use this behavior to communicate that they want to tell you something.

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Pet Psychic Radio 7/21/11

On this weeks show we talk to some animals in heaven, a little dog that  ran way, a scared growling doxi mix, and our featured pet for adoption: Bofum a rescue Golden Retriever who has two broken legs. Steve introduces Bofum from Southern Golden Retriever Rescue


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Featured Pet For Adoption

Listen to what he has to say in the last 20-min of Pet Psychic Radio



About Bofum: This is Bofum.  He was a stray and in six weeks,  nobody  has claimed him.  He was turned into rescue because he was having a difficult time walking.  We took him to the vet and did some x-rays and Doc came out and said, “Well he broke both of them.”  So we named him Bofum.  He is about two years old and dog, child and cat friendly so we assume he was with a family.

Questions for Bofum on Pet Psychic Radio: We would love to know what happened to him.  He was not hit by a car because the legs bones are not shattered.  How did he get into this condition and how did he get lost.  And of course who wouldn’t make every effort to find him.  What does he want in a family for his future?  Children, cats, dogs, stay at home parents.  Can he stay alone while someone goes to work?  And is he in any pain.  He needs to let us know when something hurts or he thinks its time to change the casts.

To meet Bofum or to inquire more about him or other Golden Retrievers For Adoption Contact:

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue click here






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Daily Routine For Wellbeing With Your Pet

I have heard that 80 to 90 percent of the thoughts running through our heads are negative, and that 98 percent of the thoughts that we are having today we had yesterday.

Animals pick up the thoughts, feelings, and images in our minds. Our thoughts greatly affect their lives. There is an enormous amount of suffering in the lives of the world’s animals. Some of us have animals that are either sick or have been abused, exploited, or neglected. Changing our thoughts in our daily lives is an enormously powerful way to improve the health and well-being of our own animals, and the health and well-being of the world’s animals.

This is my family’s basic routine. If you follow it, you will notice positive changes not only in the animals’ lives but in your lives as well. If an animal is not in your presence, you can take a few moments to look at the animal’s picture and send messages, even if your friend is far away. This will work for animals that are at shelters awaiting new people, for animals who wait at home while you are on vacation, and for animals you have seen in the news, such as the elephants that are exploited for entertainment.

1. Wake up and say “good morning” to each of your animals, whether they are present or at a distance.

2. Affirmations set the tone for the day. These affirmations were written by my two dogs, my three cats, my bunny, and myself. Repeat affirmation three times in one sitting. It takes three times to be imprinted in our consciousness.

My body is body is well-balanced, healthy, and calm.

I am strong and flexible.

I have healthy teeth, gums, skin, and fur.

I digest life easily. I always feel nourished.

My future is bright and positive.

I forgive others for my past. I am safe.

I am loving and accepting toward others.

I am brave and trusting.

I am caring, loving, and peaceful.

I am happy.

I am beautiful and useful.

I am good enough.

I have healthy relationships with my family.

I have many friends.

I calm myself and communicate with others by licking, yawning, or looking away.

Creation starts in the moment.

My family loves me.

I am right where I am supposed to be.

My life is exciting and fun.

My life is divinely guided.”

3. Do some form of exercise every day. Play with your cat or walk with your dog. While you are exercising, tell them, “This is good for your heart and for your whole body. This helps you to stay healthy.” Say the affirmation, “I am slim, toned, strong, and flexible.”

4. Play every day. Even with the older animals. It is extremely healing to smile with your pet. While you are playing say, “Oh, we are having so much fun. It is so good to smile. We are happy.” Then say the affirmations, “I love to play. I have so much fun. My people love me.”

5. Feed the best food and supplements you can, and when you feed the animals, say, “This food and these supplements are the best. They help support your body.” Then say the affirmation, “I digest food easily. My body is nourished. Thank you, food, for making me strong and healthy.”

6. At nighttime, before you go to bed, repeat the morning affirmations three times and add the affirmation. “I have had such a wonderful day. I am loved. I sleep peacefully.”

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