Category Archives: 2018 Sep-Dec

Giving Thanks


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Here in the USA, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving a week from today. However, gratitude is not owned by one country, or one holiday. It’s a global blessing that extends to all people of any species, each in our own way, every single day.

Whether you will be celebrating US Thanksgiving on 22 November, or are simply grateful for the blessings in your lives, I want you to know that I am thankful for you!

I wish you joy in this holiday season, and that life brings you a thousand-thousand reasons to say “Thank You,” every day.


PS: This coming week, availability is going to be scattered, due to the holiday and other reasons. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Remember, too, that my annual holiday special begins on the 23rd (“Black Friday”). Please feel free to email me if you would like more information.


Creature Thoughts, November 2018: Vibration


Vibration“Everything in life is vibration.” — Albert Einstein

Or, even more dramatically:

“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” ― Albert Einstein

Okay, I think we can all agree that Mr Einstein was a pretty smart guy. If he says that everything is vibration, and that, when broken down to the most baseline truth, there is no matter, that sure gives us something to think about.

The energy of the world around us (which is all energy/vibration) affects everything. It is the cause and the sum of all of our experiences, and all that we perceive.

Likewise, the energy that we put out also affects everything. It therefore makes sense that we must draw to us, or repel from us, the energy which matches, or conflicts with, our vibration.

If everything is vibration, and our thoughts and emotions are part of that everything, then it would stand to reason that our thoughts and emotions are vibration as well.

We can see many examples of how various types of vibration can affect the physical world. (Or, the perceived physical world, since if there is no matter…. Okay, I really love trying to wrap my brain around that; forgive me if it gets boring). Even vibrations one wouldn’t casually think of as a physical force can exert enormous influence. Take sound, for instance. You can’t see or touch it, but it can, quite literally, move mountains. It can shake foundations and crumble buildings. It can allow us to look through solid flesh and see what is deep inside.

It can even clean our teeth.

Vibrations are everything, affect everything. This includes our emotions. How we feel about things can quite literally change those things; how we feel about events can dictate their outcome.

The energy put out by other people can also have an effect on us, if we let it. It influences how we feel about them, and can have a strong pull on how we interact with them. It can even change the course of what we do, if someone’s energy effects us in a certain way.

If a relationship begins on deserved trust, it is much more likely to continue positively. If that trust is breached, however, even in the smallest way, what happens to the exchange of vibration?

For (hypothetical) example, if a new client begins our contact with an untruth or misleading information, trust is bruised. This blocks the energy flow, and it might be difficult for me to set that aside and get a good connection with their dog. It would be a challenge to separate the owner from the animal, and not let the animal see the introduced negative. That small breach in initial trust might carry over into me not trusting myself to clearly hear the animal. Worse yet, would my own affected vibration cause the dog to be suspicious of me?

Energy can snowball, often without us even being aware of it.

There are many ways our energy affects those around us, and influences how our relationships progress. The good thing about energy is that, at least in my beliefs, the positive energy far outweighs the bad. The pup in the above hypothetical exchange gives me a virtual tail wag, hearts open up, the breach is healed, and I’m able to help bring that dog and her owner closer together.

You’re having a bad morning, and you head for the office with a grump on. While you’re getting into your car, your neighbor across the way calls, “Good morning,” with a smile, and it lightens your step for the rest of the day.

While you’re home sick and feeling miserable, your text message alert jingles, and you pick it up to find nothing but a single line from your beloved someone: a heart emoji. Without exchanging words, you know someone is thinking of you with love, and you start to feel better.

The right tiny bit of positive vibration, applied at the right moment, can make an enormous difference in the big picture.

One super positive, and very powerful, vibration often comes in the form of two simple words. Hearing them with sincere ears and open heart can really make your day. Saying them, either internally or aloud, can change the course of your life in ways that can grow into something wonderful.

Those words are “Thank you.”

And yes, this long rambling vibration, this whisper and hum of words, was all meant to bring me to that point.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful animal families with me, and for being part of my world. Thank you for the trust you’ve put in me, and for the times you’ve challenged me to truly trust myself.

Thank you for being you.

To all of my friends in the U.S., a very Happy Thanksgiving. And to everyone across the globe, wherever you may be, I wish you a blessed Holiday Season, and a future where good vibrations come your way every day.

News and Updates:

It’s that time of year again!

On November 23rd, Black Friday, my annual 3-pack Holiday Special will begin. Price and terms will be the same as last year. It will run until midnight on New Year’s Day. Feel free to email me if you’d like more information.

As always, please continue to visit my website for updates, changes of schedule, etc. I will always try to keep the Unavailable Times page current, and you can also follow my Twitter announcements in the sidebar.

Blessings and Light,

Creature Thoughts, October 2018: The Ghost Cat

The Ghost Cat

Ghost CatOctober. It’s the month associated, at least in this northern hemisphere, with cooling days, chilly nights, and changing leaves. It’s a time when the days grow shorter, and the veil grows thinner. It’s the month when many of us put summer in our rear view and look ahead to…Halloween.

What would October be without a ghost story or two?

My mom passed away the day after Halloween (on All Saints Day) in 2006. A week later, we went out to dinner for my daughter’s birthday. We came home that evening and let the dogs out. Dancer and Pascha, the old-timers, went out separately from the then-youngster, Kai. When we went back to the door to get them, in walked Pascha. In walked Dancer. And in walked a little gray kitten.

My parents’ old kitty had passed away some time before. We already had three cats at this point, and three dogs, so I called my father to see if he could temporarily house this little one till we found her a home. He said yes, and promptly fell in love with her. He decided he needed a cat in the house again, and named her Monkey. It turned out that she was actually older than she looked (about six months). We got her vaccinated and spayed, and she kept him company for about a year and a half.

The only problem (possibly because she had started her life outdoors) was that Monkey was always on the watch for the front door to open. She’d dart out and Pop, in his 80s, would have to chase her around to get her back in. After a while, he stopped chasing, and found that she would explore the yard for a little while and then come back in on her own.

She did, that is, until the day she didn’t. We searched, put up posters, signed up with FindToto, did online notices, and took out Lost Cat ads. Three separate psychics saw her running afoul of coyotes. This fell into sync with a neighbor’s report of hearing a coyote kill behind their property the night after Monkey had decided to go on her adventure. She was never found.

Fast forward to 2010. My dad, who by this time had adopted another cat (our Missie), passed away. We moved into his house. From pretty much the first week here, I began seeing a cat.

I’m not talking about our resident kitty. I’m talking about those startling, corner-of-the-eye sightings of a cat-shaped spirit. She appears to be all gray, like Monkey was. I kept it to myself for a while, though the sightings were quite frequent and very clear. I would usually see the cat in the dining room or kitchen, but she’d appear in other areas occasionally, too. When I finally told my husband, he thought I was imagining things. However, when I told my son, he replied, “I’ve seen the cat, too.”

It seems that we had both been seeing this shadow-cat since we’d moved in. Then, some time later, hubby Joe confessed, “I finally saw it, too.”

“Saw what?” I asked.

“The gray cat.”

She’s still around, our ghost cat. Do I know for a certainty that it’s Monkey? No, I don’t. I don’t even know for sure that it’s gray, or a she. The impression we all get is gray, and the only solid gray cat who’s ever lived in this house was Monkey. There was an outdoor tabby cat who was fed by my parents for several years (whom they referred to, not so imaginatively, as Gray Cat). Of course, it’s possible that it’s not gray at all, since we only get those corner-of-the-eye glimpses of it. But it’s definitely there, and it’s definitely a cat. Its energy is friendly, watchful, and that is the impression I’m given when I try to communicate with it: “Just watching over the family.”

Has Pop put his little friend on patrol to keep an eye on us?

When asked how many cats live here, I usually answer, “One.” Maybe I should, instead, reply, “That depends on your definition of ‘live.’”

Do you have any ghost-animal stories to share? I’d love to hear them! Feel free to comment on this post on the website, or reply on Facebook or Twitter!

News and Updates:

Speaking of scary stories…the holidays are approaching! Watch the November issue of Creature Thoughts for information about my annual 3-pack Holiday Special.

As always, please continue to visit my website for updates, changes of schedule, etc. I will always try to keep the Unavailable Times page current, and you can also follow my Twitter announcements in the sidebar.

Blessings and Light,