Yes, we can all tell when one of our animal companions is unwell. They act ‘off’ just like we do, from exhibiting actual pain to being depressed. As an animal communicator, I can also look at animals intuitively and see health issues. When I do this I explain to the people involved exactly what I see and what the animals say and insist they take their animal to a trusted veterinarian to investigate.
If I tell you to do that, listen. And make sure your vet does. In this particular story, I’ve always suspected that the vet didn’t really listen.
I think claircognizance is the hardest intuitive skill to work with. Clairvoyance helps you see, clairaudience helps you hear, clairsentience helps you feel. With claircognizance you often just know something. It takes time to develop this skill, to separate what you see from your imagination; eventually you can feel the difference while asking for guidance to trust it. No one is always right in anything, but it is a start.
There are vets out there who will listen to you and to intuitive communicators. The whole point is pooling resources: vets who believe in the power of the human-animal bond will listen and investigate your concerns, whether it comes from you through direct observation or from someone like me through animal communication.
Vets who are hung up on being the boss and won’t listen aren’t worth going to in the first place. There are, unfortunately, a lot of those.
Smokey: An Aging, Sick Cat
Smokey was an aging cat with a dental problem who needed surgery; a powerful Reiki healer himself, he lived with a friend who is a wonderful, dedicated Reiki master and shamanic practitioner.
The day I talked with Smokey I wasn’t actually trying to: I was working on my computer when he came to me. A quick look and claircognizance showed that he had a cancerous mass between his eyes that had spread to his jaw: it was advanced, and he had at most a month to live. I felt terrible, but I knew I had to give my friend this information. She was devastated, of course, and listened when I urged her to insist the vet do an X-ray to confirm the cancer before doing the dental surgery, so she would have all their options before them. I made it very clear: Smokey didn’t have much time, and since they did not suspect cancer, only an infected jaw, an X-ray would help them decide if the surgery was even in Smokey’s best interests. That was her decision and Smokey’s, and the vet could use the science to give them the information they needed to determine that.
She instructed the vet to do an X-ray. Unfortunately, I was correct: it confirmed the cancer. However, the vet went ahead and operated without consulting my friend. He removed some of the cancerous mass along with the teeth. Yes, it gave this wonderful family a few more months together, as removing some of the mass bought more time than the initial month I saw. It was time they used to say goodbye with grace and love. However, the vet was entirely out of line, both unethical and unprofessional, in not giving my friend the information before he operated, so she could have made a more informed choice. It wasn’t his decision.
Would she have made a different choice? I don’t know. But I do know she would have had more information.
When I was driving my friend and Smokey home from the vet after the surgery, my friend asked me if I’d ever considered working as a professional animal communicator.
“You’re really good,” she said.
Over a year later I decided I was ready. Why? Because I am good at it, yes, and I now teach intuitive communication, including animal communication. But mostly because beings come to me, like Smokey the cat, and if things like that happen, you do the work.
It’s called stepping up to do the work. Sometimes it hurts, but it’s always worthwhile.
What would you do if you were an animal communicator and you were told something like this?
© 2013 Robyn M Fritz