Thursday, May 4, 2017

Discovering New Creatures Using Telepathy

A lot can be learned from communicating telepathically with different species. 

For over 30 years, I've developed and honed my telepathic skills as an Animal Muse so I can easily and instantly translate what animals are thinking and feeling for humans. 

In other words, I speak fluent telepathy which helps me to better understand animals and other living beings in the web of life.

Thanks to my telepathic abilities, I've discovered a lot about the world around me by communicating telepathically with all species including insects. 

A great example of this happened a couple of weeks ago when my dog Bodhi discovered an unusual insect flying around our neighborhood that I had never seen before.

Is it a moth? Or is it a Hummingbird?

Bodhi first noticed the bug when it flew by his ear to consume nectar from my neighbor's Salvia plant during our last walk of the evening right after dusk.

It was hard to get a good look at what was buzzing Bodhi given the lack of light. I saw it flying around the Salvia but had a hard time getting a clear look at it. From what I could tell, it appeared to be a moth-like creature but seemed too large to be a moth. To confuse me even further, it flew and acted like a hummingbird. Then, as quickly as this unfamiliar insect appeared, it disappeared into the darkness of night.

While the whole encounter intrigued me, I didn't give the sighting a second thought until the next evening when Bodhi and I walked past my astilbe bush. I noticed quite a bit of activity going on. Despite the oncoming darkness, I saw three of these unfamiliar insects feeding on the plant.

This time I was able to get a better look as I had three of them to gently focus on. I enjoyed watching them fly and feed on the flowers. The move I focused my attention on them, the more I noticed how much they looked and moved like a hummingbird.

How could that be? I had never heard of a hummingbird feeding at night so I didn't think it was an actual bird. It had to be a moth. Or was it?

When I want to know something about animals or insects, I ask them telepathically. I find asking the animal in their native language is sometimes the fastest and most reliable way to receive answers to my questions.

So I tuned into these fascinating creatures telepathically and asked them what they were. They playfully replied, "I'm a moth! No, I'm a hummingbird! We're both!" They went on to repeat these words a couple more times for me.

I then thanked the three "Hummingbird Moths" for talking with me. Given it was now pitch black, Bodhi and I headed home.

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth feeding on an Astilbe flower.

As soon as we got inside, I immediately Googled "Hummingbird Moth." To my surprise and delight, the search turned up the answer which came from the website This informative site confirmed what I received telepathically.

It turns out these flying insects were right when they told me that they were a Hummingbird Moth because that's exactly what they are! They're also known as Hummingbird Hawk-Moths. These unusual moths originate from Tomato Hornworms which are loathed by gardeners given their potential for destroying crops like tomatoes and tobacco. Yet once these destructive caterpillars morph, they turn into beautiful moths that look and fly like a hummingbird.

Hummingbird Hawkmoths are mostly nocturnal but can sometimes be seen during the day. They visit a large variety of night-blooming flowers which they pollinate while feeding with their long proboscises. According to the website, Butterflies and
The Sphingidae are strong fliers, with a rapid wingbeat. Most are medium to large moths, with heavy bodies; wingspread reaches 5 inches or more in some species. Although a few are active in the daytime, most species in the group are active at dusk. Most, but not all, sphingids feed much like hummingbirds, hovering in front of a flower and sipping nectar through the extended proboscis. The proboscis rolls up like a party noisemaker when not in use, and may not be readily evident in a resting moth. Some species lack scales on large portions of their wings, and therefore have transparent or clear wings. These are commonly referred to as "clearwing hummingbird moths." (Note however that the scientifically accepted common name of "Hummingbird clearwing" refers specifically to Hemaris thysbe.) 
Since the Hummingbird Moth is most active at night, I wasn't sure if I'd get a picture of this unique moth.  A couple of days later, after our morning walk, there was a Hummingbird Moth doing its thing on my astilbe.

For the first time, I got a close look at it. It was remarkable to watch it in action as it pollinated the astilbe. I have to say, it's quite a striking moth to behold and incredibly beautiful to watch. I also found the hawkmoth fun to communicate with.

The next time you come across an animal or insect that you're unfamiliar with, I encourage you to start up a telepathic conversation with them. Start with something simple like "Hello" and see what response you receive. If you "hear" a response, great! If don't, don't worry. It takes time, practice and patience to rekindle your telepathic abilities. I encourage to you keep trying and not give up on yourself.

It's also always important to always thank animals, insects and even humans for their willingness to communicate with you telepathically even if you don't feel you heard their reply. Keep trying because this is how to strengthen your relationship with other species as your develop your telepathic abilities.

Who knows what species is waiting for you to discover and communicate telepathically with. If you do, please leave your experiences here on my blog or on my Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Animal Communication and Reiki Are A Powerful Combination

It’s never easy when a beloved pet doesn’t feel well, especially when it’s chronic or life-threatening. It can be an anxious and upsetting time for both the caregiver and animal. Worst of all, it can bring up feelings of hopelessness, fear, and stress.

When Animal Communication and Reiki are combined, they create an amazing healing fusion of hope, love, and understanding.

Lori and her Keeshond Lilly's story is a wonderful example of how this powerful healing combo brought them the precious gift of time when Lilly's chronic illness became life-threatening.

Lilly the Keeshond

Lilly was a beautiful six-year-old silver and black Keeshond when Lori rescued her sight unseen. Lori drove several hours out-of-state to adopt this adorable puff ball after reading a brief description about her on a Keeshonden rescue website. From the moment they met, Lori and Lilly fell instantly in love and became fast best friends.

A few years later, Lilly was diagnosed with degenerate disc disease in her low back and neck making it hard to walk normally. Lilly also suffered from ataxia, which made it seem like she was drunk because she would lose coordination in her extremities and fall easily. If that wasn’t bad enough, she had severe arthritis in both her hips and knees.

Lilly’s mobility issues made moving without assistance difficult and sometimes painful, especially when it came to walking and going to the bathroom. These challenges never bothered Lori as she was happy to support Lilly in whatever possible.

Lori faced a lot of misunderstanding and scrutiny from those who didn’t understand the nature of Lilly’s special needs, especially in the last few months of her life. When those closest to Lori felt her she was holding on too tightly to her fuzzy dog, they urged Lori to put Lilly down. 

Despite their good intentions, it was difficult for Lori and Lilly to hear.

To the outsider, Lilly’s ataxia made it seem like it was inhumane to let Lilly live a normal life. Despite Lilly’s obvious physical challenges, her heart and mind were strong, clear and lucid. Lilly felt grateful that her Lori was such a compassionate and loving person who didn’t care about her being different from other dogs and needed extra support.

A few years after I first worked with Lori and Lilly, I received an urgent call from Lori. Lilly’s daycare providers called her extremely worried that it might be Lilly’s time to transition because she was acting listless and not eating. Plus she didn’t have the energy to get up to go to the bathroom. Even lifting her head up was difficult to the point where she couldn’t even drink water from her bowl.

Lori needed to know what Lilly was thinking and feeling. And most importantly, was it time to assist Lilly?

When I tuned into Lilly telepathically, she clearly expressed she was not ready to die nor was she ready to be assisted through euthanasia.

After I translated for Lori what Lilly was feeling, I suggested they try Animal Reiki. Lori wasn't familiar with Reiki so I explained the benefits of this Japanese healing energy modality. After my explanation, Lori and Lilly were immediately on board. Lori was running out of options to help her best friend and was grateful to give Reiki a chance.

I offered Lilly her first long-distance Reiki as soon as we hung up the phone in hopes it would help this beautiful Keesie girl feel better.

After Lilly's initial Reiki treatment, Lori noticed an immediate difference in Lilly. Before being offered Reiki, Lilly couldn't walk easily and had difficulty defecating. After her treatment, she was able to move around more freely. Plus she no longer struggled to keep her balance when pooping, which seemed miraculous. The cherry on top was Lilly's increased appetite.

Lori and Lilly

With each Reiki treatment, Lori reported Lilly appeared more animated with a seemingly new lease on life which brought hope to both dog and human. Needless to say, Lori was thrilled with the results of Lilly's weekly Animal Communication phone sessions and long-distance Reiki treatments. 

A couple weeks after her health scare, Lilly was strong enough to return to daycare. This was huge because Lori could go back to work knowing Lilly was safe and well cared for. Lilly loved her daycare providers and communicated to me she was happy to back to her normal return.

During one of our weekly phone sessions in early December, Lori asked Lilly what she wanted most. Lilly gleefully conveyed “I want to spend Christmas with my beloved Lori. I know it’s going to be our best Christmas EVER!”

After hearing Lilly's wishes, Lori postponed her holiday trip to France until the beginning of the new year so she could share the next few weeks and Christmas with her fuzzy best friend. 

At this point, Lori finally gave herself permission to buy Christmas gifts for her dog because she trusted Lilly would be around to celebrate their favorite holiday together. Knowing Christmas was just around the corner made them both happy,  

And sure enough, Lilly and Lori shared their best Christmas ever and created memories that Lori keeps in her heart.

Before leaving for Europe, Lori called me to check in with Lilly who encouraged Lori to enjoy her trip. Most importantly, Lilly promised to do her best not to transition before Lori returned home. 

Lilly did remarkedly well while Lori was away as I continued Lilly's Reiki treatments.

Lori checked her voice mail on a stopover on her way home where she received an urgent message from Lilly’s caregivers. Apparently, Lilly suffered a seizure or stroke and was in ICU at the animal hospital.  Lilly's caregiver then begged for permission to euthanize her.

After talking with the pet sitter, Lori called me to find out how her girl was feeling. Lori's voice cracked as she fought back her tears. "Please tell Lilly I'm only a couple of hours away. I need her to be strong and hang on. I don't want her dying without me."

I shared Lor's message with Lilly, who said, “I’m okay for now. Reassure Lori that I will do my best to wait for her. I am happy she went to France. Tell her that I love her with all my heart and soul.”

Lori was determined to be with Lilly, especially if it was truly time to say "goodbye." She asked me to tell Lilly not to give up as she would be by her side as soon as physically possible.

I encouraged Lori to stay positive. If anyone could hang on, it was Lilly. Lori asked me to offer her Reiki until she was able to get to the animal hospital, which I did. I could tell it helped Lori knowing Reiki was being sent. I also felt it helped Lilly relax into her transition home to Spirit.

While I sensed Lilly's Spirit slipping from her beautiful body, I felt her strong determination to wait until Lori arrived. When Lori got to Lilly's side, her Spirit slipped out of her body even though she was still breathing. 

At that moment, it was crystal clear that the only humane choice was to give Lilly a kind and loving death with euthanasia. 

But before Lori made the final decision, she called me to check with Lilly one more time to make sure Lilly was okay with being euthanized. I knew this was one of the hardest decisions Lori would ever make. When I asked Lilly if she was ready to transition. She responded, "I couldn't imagine transitioning without Lori holding me and surrounding me with her love. I always feel safe in Lori's arms. So yes, I'm ready as my body can no longer support my Spirit."

Despite her intense sadness, Lori knew it was Lilly’s time and assisted her beloved companion into the light as she held her puffy girl for the last time surrounding her with love.

Lori later wrote me, “I wanted to do Reiki as an alternative instead of surgery for Lilly’s many problems because surgery could have left her paralyzed and in even worse shape than she was. I’m so happy we did Reiki and that we were able to communicate telepathically so I could understand Lilly’s wishes and her thoughts. It meant so much!”

Lilly shared the following:
I want to encourage all humans to empower their animal companions by giving them a "voice" so they can be heard and better understood by their humans. It made a huge difference that Lori and I worked in partnership. I'm grateful for the combination of Animal Communication and Reiki. This powerful duo gave us the precious gift of time.   

Hearing your animal's “voice” using telepathic Animal Communication in combination with Reiki creates an amazing healing union which brings empowerment, healing, love, hope and even the gift of time.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Despite Uncertain Times, Mother Earth Is Here For Us

These are uncertain times for many reasons. You feel it and so do your animals. And of course, Mother Earth feels it.

Mother Earth and her myriad of creatures ask for deeper consciousness and awareness from humans.

How do we do this?

My Animal Communication Mentor and dear friend, Penelope Smith, wants to remind us that Mother Earth will always be here for us.

Watch Penelope as she shares messages from the Great Mother, dogs, elephants, and whales in this beautifully made video, now in 5 different languages.

Mother Earth shared the following message with me after I watched Penelope's video: 
I ask for your love, compassion and support by advocating for me in whatever way you feel guided to do so. 
One way you can help is by making your voice heard by voting for representatives who support all my children whether they're human, animal, flora or fauna. We all need one another .
Another way is to become mindful of what you buy because consumerism has a direct and major impact on every living being and goes to the core of my essence. 
Always listen to your heart as it's the bridge to the rest of the world connecting everyone with love and compassion which cultivates the desire to do good for all. 
Many blessings to you all!

 What do you think we can do to help Mother Earth and her species?

I'd love to hear your ideas. We no longer have time to waste. Mother Earth will survive. But will we?

Have You Checked In with Your Animal Family Lately?

When was the last time you asked your animal family how they were feeling or if they had something to share with you?

Animals love to share their hearts with their humans. It makes them happy when you hear and understand their thoughts, feelings and viewpoints. This includes what's on their mind; how they're feeling; and what else you can do to make their life even sweeter.

Like you, your pets appreciate it when they feel heard and validated.

My dog Bodhi enjoying his back yard.

Humans are complex with very busy minds given we have over 40,000 thoughts a day. The busy signals your animals receive can create miscommunications and misunderstanding. 

To negate miscommunication, it's important to check in with your animals as an integral part of their pet care routine.

Regular communication with your animal companions helps you both better understand one another from a heartfelt perspective which creates more balance and harmony. 

Telepathic animal communication builds a special bridge by connecting you with your animal's heart. By doing so creates a deeper understanding and awareness.

For many of my clients, regular check-ins with their animal families are akin to talking with human kids. They find talking with their pets, with my assistance, weekly or bi-weekly, is an important part of their pet care routine like going to vet, grooming and exercise. It's important to to my clients that they know how they can help their pets from their pet's perspective.

I recently spoke with Sailor the horse. His person called me because she knew Sailor had something important to share but needed my assistance to figure it out.

When I asked Sailor what was going on, he explained that he felt over-schooled in their favorite sport: 3-Day Eventing, which combines 3 events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Sailor also confirmed that his favorite event is cross-country. He then suggested that they practice Dressage to music and requested a ball to play with to reduce the stress he was feeling.

After our session, Sailor's mom emailed me: "I feel lighter today - I hope Sailor does, as well."

I responded: "I’m happy talking with Sailor has helped you feel lighter. Sailor says that he feels better and lighter since communicating with you."

Buffy, a 4-pound Pomeranian, is a bundle of joy who is also a "doggie fashionista." She first came to into her person's life as a foster dog. It only took Buffy a short couple of days to wiggle her way into Terry's heart. So Terry adopted her. In addition to Buffy, Terry shares her home with Henley, also a Pom,  along with 3 cats: Calvin, Blue and Dillon the Doodlebug.

Terry reached out to me to make sure Buffy's needs were being meet. Terry wanted to know how the latest addition to her family was doing.

Buffy told Terry that her knees were bothering her. This wasn't surprising since her knees are so bad it makes it difficult for her to walk. Thankfully, Buffy loves being held.

Buffy asked Terry for a ramp so she could get onto the couch whenever she wanted to. She also thanked Terry for giving her a home and purpose.
It's amazing how observant and knowledgeable animals are about what's going on in your life.

By giving animals a "voice" with my help, will bring better understanding into your relationship with with your animal family.

During a telephone animal communication session, you can receive answers to many topics including:
  • Is there anything my animal wants to tell me?
  • Why are you in my life?
  • How are you feeling?
  • How can I support you as you age?
  • What, if anything, can I do differently?
  • Is there anything you'd like to teach me?
  • Are you ready to transition home to Spirit?

Not sure what to ask your animal family? Visit my Why Call page.

Want to Know What's On Your Animal Family's Mind? 
Schedule An Animal Communication Session to find out.

It's easy to do. Just email me or call 925-671-9208 (Pacific time). Your animal family will thank you for taking the time to share your hearts together.

Monday, February 13, 2017

9 Benefits of offering Animal Reiki to your Pet

Blocked and unbalanced energy in your pet can lead to increased stress and illness.

Reiki works by bringing about a deep relaxation response. 

By increasing relaxation, Reiki promotes healing while decreasing stress, pain, and anxiety in your animal companions.

Holistic by nature, Reiki helps with all aspects of your animal's being, whether it's physical, emotional, mental, behavioral or spiritual. One of the best aspects of Reiki is it can do no harm and safely complements all healing modalities whether they are holistic or Western that you may be using under the supervision of your veterinarian.**

Sabrina Renee loves receiving Reiki from Cathy

There are many benefits to offering Reiki to your animal family including:

  1. Reiki can be offered in-person or from a distance so your pet can receive Reiki in their homes or where ever they feel comfortable and safe. This facilitates helping pets enter into a deep relaxation space where innate healing begins.
  2. Animals, no matter their species, intuitively trust, understand and respond to Reiki.
  3. Animals with behaviorally-based issues like reducing fear, anxiety, aggression, depression can benefit from regular Reiki treatments. 
  4. Holistic by nature, offering on-going Reiki treatments promotes balance and harmony in your pet's life. When pets feel peaceful it adds to their happiness.
  5. Offering Reiki when you're on vacation or go out of town helps your animal family to stay calm and relaxed. It also reinforces to them that you're always connected to them and will return home.
  6. Surgery and other veterinarian procedures can be stressful for your pet. Reiki supports your animal by helping them to stay calm and relaxed. 
  7. Regular Reiki treatments help pets cope and deal with acute and chronic illnesses. 
  8. Reiki supports animals who are in hospice care and throughout the dying process. 
  9. All species, including those who have returned home to Spirit, benefit from receiving Reiki. 

Cathy offering Reiki to Honey

Of course, there are many more benefits to regular Animal Reiki treatments besides the ones I mentioned.

Interested in learning more about Animal Reiki?

CLICK HERE or email me to schedule a Reiki treatment or for more information

**Disclaimer: Animal Reiki is never a substitute for veterinarian care. If you feel your pet isn't well, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Feeling Guilty While Caring for My Senior Dog -- Guest Blog Post by Lisa Spector

Being a caregiver for your pet, no matter what their age, is challenging physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It's exhausting taking care of your senior animal, even though you're happy to love and support your senior friend. Caregiving sometimes creates feelings that may surprise you including frustration, anxiety, anger and even guilt.

Talking with your pet can give your insight, support, and guidance in ways that may be totally unexpected yet welcomed. 

Lisa Spector's Animal Muses' Sanchez and Gina

Lisa Spector, creator of the music and sound therapy series Through A Dog's Ear and Through A Cat's Ear, recently reached out to me for guidance when she was feeling guilty about leaving her senior dog, Sanchez. 

Here is Lisa's guest post about her experience talking with Sanchez and how it helped alleviate her guilt about leaving him.

Feeling Guilty While Caring for My Senior Dog by Lisa Spector, Guest Blogger

Lisa Spector's Lab, Sanchez

My 13 and 1/2-year-old yellow Lab, Sanchez, has been recovering from an E. coli infection. It was touch and go for awhile. While I was waiting for his lab results to come back after a few weeks of treatment, I didn’t know whether he just needed a diet change or if it was to be our final days together. I was on a complete emotional roller coaster.

Truthfully, his care was really hard. I didn’t know how much more I could endure of making all of his meals, giving him subcutaneous fluids daily, and barely leaving the house in case he needed my help.

I had already decided I wouldn’t take any measures to prolong his life if his quality of life wasn’t likely to improve. But, I had to figure out how to get myself off of this emotional roller coaster.

I was trying to communicate with Sanchez to find out what he really wanted, but I felt too unsteady like I was on rocky ground. I wasn’t trusting myself. I decided to reach out to Animal Communicator, Cathy Malkin, whom I've known since taking her beginning level animal communication class when Sanchez was a young dog.

On the phone, I updated Cathy on Sanchez’s health and was stopped dead in my tracks when Cathy said,

“Lisa, you have to remember that your quality of life is just as important as his.”

In all honesty, I hadn’t considered my quality of life. Caring for senior dogs is not for the faint of heart. But I signed up for the long haul when I adopted him as s a youngster. And I’m one of the lucky ones. 13 and a half is a long life for a large Lab.

Sanchez Loves Lisa
It’s hard for me to admit, but in all honesty, I felt guilty when I sometimes thought about how much easier my life would be if I only had Gina to take care for. I craved our old lifestyle when Sanchez so willingly went for walks with us and enjoyed a very mobile lifestyle. On top of those feelings, I had some important trips coming up, and I didn’t know how I was going to leave Sanchez in someone else’s care, given his current state.

I’ve been through it before, so I know how painful and simultaneously precious the end of life is with our beloved dogs. I don’t want to miss that time with Sanchez. And, I’d rather choose to be a week early on that decision than a day late. But, how could I make that decision based on my lifestyle needs and travel schedule?

The truth is that caring for him in such a tender state has increased our bond and strengthened our relationship. It’s been hard, but it’s time that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I feel more connected to him than ever.

Cathy advised me to take care of myself, take my trips, and say good-bye to Sanchez before I left, just in case he needed my permission to pass when I was gone. While she didn’t tell me that would happen, I actually felt somewhat relieved of responsibility knowing that I could leave him knowing that he would do what was best for him.

Fortunately, Sanchez showed me that it’s just not his time yet. I’m very happy to report that he is on a complete trajectory of improved health. Not only were his lab results very encouraging, but he’s back to his normal weight again, getting out of the house more (as am I), going for short walks, asking for tummy rubs many times a day, giving kisses again, and chewing on dog bones (and even went digging for one outside). He’s now back to his old normal self.

I’m eternally grateful for his recovery and renewed health. And, I’m well aware that every day with him is a gift. I know it’s only a matter of time before I have to re-consider both of our lifestyles if his health fails again. But, for now, he’s reminding me to be present and enjoy our time together. I even took him to the ocean this weekend and let him sniff everything in sight.

Attaboy Sanchez!

Sanchez relaxes with his iCalm Dog 3.0 sound machine

Shortly after we talked with Sanchez, Lisa wrote: 
I drove Sanchez to the ocean on Friday. It was our first trip there in awhile. He definitely is slowing down more now, and he wasn’t quite himself today, just slower and less engaged. It’s the first day in months that he didn’t ask for a tummy rub. But, his appetite was strong. So, we’ll see what tomorrow brings.

A few days later, Lisa updated me on Sanchez's health and how his eldercare was going:

Sanchez is doing better now. I realized Monday morning that it was his neck that was bothering him, from an old injury - slipped disc from 4 years ago. I got him to the vet today for an acupuncture treatment and he's now back to his old normal self. He’s quite the miracle dog!

I have to agree that Sanchez, with Lisa's love and support, is doing remarkably well especially for a senior dog. Way to go, Sanchez and Lisa! I'm proud of you both.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Animal Communication and Reiki Brings Hope to Dying Dog

When combined, telepathic Animal Communication and Reiki form a wonderful partnership that can help animals in remarkable ways. Hearing your pet’s “voice” and offering Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) allows you to work in cooperation with your companion animal as well as bringing hope despite a terminal prognosis.

A good example of how Animal Communication and Animal Reiki work together was when my sister, Stefani, received the devastating news that her eleven-and-a-half-year-old rescued Keeshond, Mugsy, was terminally ill from a failing gallbladder.

From the moment Mugsy bounced into our lives with a rubber basketball in his mouth, I frequently communicated with him from California where I lived given he lived in New York with my sister and her family.

Mugsy the Keeshond came from a horrific puppy mill to change my family's life.

After receiving the devastating diagnosis that he was suffering from irreversible gallbladder disease, Stefani depended on regular telepathic communication with my assistance to validate what she was sensing and feeling from Mugsy.

Besides Animal Communication, frequent Reiki treatments also became a valuable part of Mugsy overall hospice plan.

Kathleen PrasadPresident of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association and my Animal Reiki Teacher, explains that “Reiki helps us to connect more deeply with the animals we love. Within this energetic connection, we often understand more fully what they are going through or how they are feeling. This can be a great support in communication.”

When Mugsy’s veterinarian suggested Stefani consult with a surgeon about the possibility of surgically removing Mugsy’s gallbladder, Stefani didn’t know what to think, feel or do. She loved Mugsy with her entire heart and wanted to give him the best shot at life. Her gut told her that surgery wasn’t the right option for Mugsy due to his age. Plus she couldn’t shake the vision of Mugsy dying on the operating table. Neither could Mugsy.

Stefani felt it was important to know how Mugsy felt about the surgery. If he had said yes, she would have been surprised given his fear at the veterinarian.

When I asked Mugsy telepathically what he’d like do, he sweetly replied, “While I’m not afraid of dying, I am scared I will die while in surgery. I want my beloved Stefani by my side when I transition. Therefore, I’m willing to forgo surgery and wait it out until my gallbladder fails, if Stefani is on board with me.”

When I conveyed Mugsy's message to Stefani, she felt a huge sense of relief. She said it felt like a huge burden had been lifted because Mugsy’s words validated her strong intuition about surgery. Once Stefani felt she was on the same page as her dog about his treatment options and subsequent hospice care, a wave of calm washed over Stefani and Mugsy.

“Communication with Mugsy was paramount in helping me feel less anxious and stressed about his deteriorating health. This, in turn, helped Mugsy to feel safe and supported so he could enjoy whatever time he had with us,” Stefani explained.

Mugsy is my "Fuzzy Nephew" and Angel Dog

For the next few months, I offered Mugsy Reiki on an as-needed basis. As his disease progressed, he received more frequent treatments. After each treatment, Stefani reported that Mugsy seemed more relaxed. She seemed surprised when he'd perk up and become more animated. He even walked with a spring in his step that was noticeably absent before receiving Reiki. He approached his daily walks with more enthusiasm and seemingly less pain. Mugsy, a true “chow hound,” consistently exhibited an increased appetite after each Reiki treatment which contributed to him feeling better overall.

Stefani said, “Reiki gave me hope and something positive I could offer Mugsy when I felt anxious and hopeless about his future. This was especially true when my Mugs was having a bad day.”
One of the hardest aspects of Mugsy’s illness was the fact that no one knew when his gallbladder would fail, which produced tremendous anxiety for my sister and me. The vet’s diagnosis made it clear his gallbladder was a ticking time bomb since it was only a matter of time before it would rupture and end his life.

Mugsy’s regular Reiki treatments, while not a cure, did bring more balance and peace to Stefani and Mugsy during his long eight-month journey receiving hospice care.

Stefani credits both the Animal Communication and Animal Reiki for bringing more peace and understanding throughout Mugsy’s life, his illness, hospice care and dying process.

I feel honored to know Mugsy. He was an amazing dog who came from auspicious beginnings, at one of the worst puppy mills in New York state, to becoming a dear friend and valued family member. Despite being In Spirit, I continue to communicate with Mugsy.

This is a collage I made through my tears when I heard that Mugsy had transitioned.

Thankfully my sister and her family were not dogless for long. Within a few days of Mugsy's departure, our family was blessed with another bouncing Keeshond, Fozzie Bear.

Fozzie Bear arrived after Mugsy soared with the Angels.