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How I Became an Animal Communicator

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Have you ever had an animal come into your life who totally turned your life upside down, inside out and forwards? Sure, I know that any time we bring a new animal into our lives and our homes there’s bound to be a little upheaval, if not even perhaps a bit of chaos. But what I mean is, has there even been an animal who came into your life and gave your life a new direction?

That’s what happened to me. As a matter of fact, it’s thanks to my dog Teddy that I became an animal communicator.

Almost a decade ago I had to put down my dog Squirt, which left Emmie without a canine companion, a situation needing to be rectified. I journeyed to my local humane society, thinking this might be the first trip of many in my search for a suitable dog. This new dog had to be companionable with Emmie and needed to be OK with my two cats. At the time I was teaching 40+ violin students in my home so the new dog would also need to be comfortable with a lot of human traffic and also with the discordant sounds coming from new violin students.

I walked into the humane society and was greeted by a raggly-taggly, grimy, obese buff colored dog wearing a big smile and a little puppy attached to his tail. He and the puppy had developed a game where the buff colored dog, Tundra, would drag the little puppy around the office, causing the staff to double over with laughter.

It was love at first sight on my part. I talked to the staff and gathered information on Tundra, why he was in the humane society (this was his 3rd time – it had to do with people moving and not able to take him along), did he get along well with kids, cats and dogs (yes, yes and yes) and did he have any house training issues (a resounding no).

After he passed his interview with Emmie, then later, the vet check, Tundra came home with us. The first thing I did was change his name to Teddy, which evolved to Teddy Bear, and the second thing was to take him in for a much needed grooming session.

And then the house training slipped….and slipped….and slipped even more. I began to understand why Teddy had been in the humane society three times.

We worked with the vet and a trainer, to no avail. One day I was lighting the fire in the fireplace when an ad for an animal communicator fell into my lap. No joke! I was at my wit’s end, and ready to try anything, so I called the communicator and set up an appointment.

We worked together several times, sometimes combining the animal communication with healing touch. I was so impressed with the long lasting results and the self confidence the sessions gave Teddy, I decided to study communication. That led me to where I am today, a professional animal communicator.

Going to the shelter that day literally changed my life. Here’s my question for you:

How has an animal directed your life in an unexpected, new direction?

Leave your comments and stories here – I look forward to reading them!

Harmony,

Janet Roper

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14 Comments

  1. Ming March 5, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Dear Janet, what a heart warming story. I knew there must be some great story behind why you do what you do. I definitely was influenced in the same way. My yellow lab started to be unable to walk well, she was clearly starting to become in pain. My eyes were filled with sorrow watching her unable to jump in my car. She used to ride shot gun with me in my sports car. We’d go everywhere together! But as she aged, she started to walk on one side of her hip. When I took her to the Vet they said part of her bone was disintegrating and she was getting canine hip dysplasia. For her, I learned reiki. I didn’t care that reiki was for anyone else. I learned it for Sammy Diva. And after months of consistent reiki and watching her RUN up the stairs, JUMP in my car and RUN to me. I realized I had to give back. And thus, reiki for the animals. 🙂 Thanks for letting me share!

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  2. Nadine M. Rosin March 5, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    What a WONDERFUL story, Janet! I can just picture the sounds and sights in your warm, loving home. And in answer to your question, well, you already know my answer… 10 years ago I never dreamed that I would be dedicating nearly every waking hour to get the word out about this book in order to help pet parents prevent their dogs from ever getting cancer and comforting ones who have. But those are the turns our lives take cuz it isn’t “just a dog” . 🙂

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  3. janet March 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    Hi Nadine,
    Glad you enjoyed the story, leave it to a dog to lead you into a new career 😉
    Thanks for stopping by, always a pleasure to see you here!
    Harmony,
    Janet

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  4. janet March 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    Hi Ming,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Once we decide to listen to dogs, they lead us in totally unexpected directions, don’t they? I didn’t realize that’s how you got into reiki. Is Sammy Diva your twitter icon?

    Harmony,
    Janet

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  5. Sarah February 24, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    It’s kinda funny that you posted this as I’ve been pondering it the last week or so.

    I can’t necessarily pinpoint ONE specific animal, but more…the awareness that animals & I have been communicating my whole life and I just never knew it. I’ve always felt that special, deep connection with animals and cannot recall a time where there weren’t animals in my life. Like life isn’t complete without a few animals snoring at my feet or by my side…smelling the breath of a horse, feeling the joy of the dogs at my arrival home. But even bigger…nature itself. The eagle. The deer. The turkey. They all communicate.
    I just never knew until recently that they were!!

    Thank you, Janet, for the role you have played in bringing this awareness further into focus.

    Sarah

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    • Janet February 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

      Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience. When a connection is natural, it just blossoms, doesn’t it? Thank you for your kind words, I’m glad we connected!
      Best to ‘The Colonel’. 😉
      Harmony,
      Janet

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