Animal Communication Saves Chip’s Reputation

November 13, 2011 by  
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Animal Communication Helps Chip

Feel and Behavior Better!


This post was written by Ann Leonard, a client of mine.

Thank you, Ann, for sharing this story.  This is why I really love being an Animal Communicator – it’s a powerful way to help people and their animals resolve all sorts of problems.


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This summer (2011) my dog Chip, a German Shepherd, managed to get a foxtail logged in his left cheek. His face became swollen and he looked like he had the mumps. I took him to the vet and she opened the wound and said she hoped she had gotten it all out and gave him some medication to take. All went well until he finished the medication and then the cheek again became enlarged and painful.

Chip with a favorite toy.

Since the regular vet had not solved the problem, I was able to get in to see the holistic vet in very short order and took him there. Despite having been there many times and having no problems, Chip just went crazy when the vet tried to touch his face. Even a muzzle could not totally restrain him. We tried some holistic remedies at home but the swelling remained.

This time I returned to the regular vet asking that the senior veterinarian deal with the problem. Again, Chip acted out as soon as anyone came near him and had to be sedated before he could be taken in for surgery. He came home with a drain in his cheek and a gigantic collar around his neck to keep him from aggravating the wound. Chip was not a very happy camper.

As the time approached to have the drain removed, I was nervous about taking him back to the vets as I really didn’t want them to have to sedate him every time something needed to be done. So I called Nedda and we had a talk with Chip.

It turned out that Chip was very angry at all the veterinarian staff because he felt that none of them had asked his permission to examine him nor had they explained to him in advance what they were going to do. He felt disrespected! He said he had been very worried about the wound and it was also quite painful.

Nedda and I told Chip that we agreed with his concerns about how he had been treated, but that acting out was actually not good for him either. Then Nedda did a healing to help deal with the pain. In addition, Nedda suggested some flower essences to help restore his self-confidence and overcome his fears and anxieties.

I was a nervous wreck the day I took Chip to have the drain removed, but Chip was wonderful. I told the nice tech about his concerns and she was very sympathetic and caring, asking his permission to treat him and telling him what was going to happen. In a relatively short time, Chip emerged without the drain and was very pleased with himself for his good behavior. When we returned a week or so later for a check-up and to have the collar removed, he was an angel once again, and all went well.

We are very grateful to Nedda for helping us get to the bottom of this problem. I no longer am concerned that Chip will be labeled a bad dog at the veterinarians.

Ann Leonard, Los Angeles, CA


April 26, 2009 by  
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This message was given to Karen Nowak by a cat who was euthanized.  The message was addressed to the veterinarian who performed the euthanasia.  Karen is a good friend and colleague of mine who has been asked on a number of occasions to speak with an animal as they are receiving euthanasia.  Here is what the cat had to say to the veterinarian.


This is a very emotional subject for many of us. Our society has collectively had a fear of death. For many emotional reasons that are deeply personal to each one of us, I would like to share with you information that was given to me by a patient of a veterinarian friend when he was feeling his own pain experiencing what he repeatedly takes part in, [helping an animal to leave]. 

Death and Dying, What I would like my Veterinarian to know.

“I am a spiritual being, just as you are.
 I know about life, and its many turns.
 I know this body won’t last forever, I accept that.
 I know when I am brought to see you, I am often struggling with my body and its changes.
 I experience the struggle of the body, not of the spirit.
 I feel your compassion.
 I know you care, or you wouldn’t do what you do.
 I know you are human.
 I know you hurt.
 I know you feel helpless when you can’t save me.
 I know healing means many things, that it can also mean leaving the body.
 I feel relief when you help to release me. I am grateful.
 I know the future holds much.
 I know humans feel the pain of separation. I will miss our time together too.
 I know the future holds more love, in whatever form it comes.
 I know goodbyes aren’t easy.
 I know humans are forever in my heart and a part of me..
 I know that being in spirit is full of joy and love.
 I know that whatever I went through it is but a moment in time.
 I know if I could tell you one thing and you would feel it, my spirit doesn’t die, only my body.
 I am not alone.”

“I know that releasing me from my body was a gift.  I would like to give you a gift as well.  If you choose to hold pain in your heart, do not do it over me.  I am free now.  Free of a body that no longer serves me.  My spirit is still strong.  I send you gratitude from the other side.  Some day you too will remember where I go when I die, and you will know, it is heaven.”


Our view of death is changing.  It is still painful to say good bye.  In the work that I do I have worked extensively with animals who are dying.  Many hold no fear.  Those that do generally are feeling and reflecting the fear coming from their human companions.  I have found repeatedly and often a sense of relief when the subject is out in the open between human and animal.  They know our tears are because it hurts how we will miss them.

Karen Nowak

Visit Karen’s website and blog for Sunday Interviews with the Animals and many other animal perspectives on life, the universe, and everything. and

An Unusual Healing for an Unusual Kitty

April 10, 2009 by  
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PART I:  The Situation and Making a Plan.

About 2 years ago, when Jennifer first called me, she described Cleopatra’s unusual behavior:   “Whenever anything in the house would change – for example, a chair moved to a slightly different position, Cleopatra would change, too. 



Her fur would immediately lose it’s glossy appearance and become dull;  her tail would droop, and Cleo would go into hiding.”

This severe reaction to even the slightest change in her environment indicated to me that a homeopathic approach would be a good place to begin.  I recommended a veterinarian in Manchester, Connecticut, whose homeopathic skills and insight are outstanding.  

According to Jennifer, Dr. Alexis Soutter felt that Cleo suffered from feline autism, which may have been brought on by vaccinosis.  So for the last 2 years, Cleo was treated homeopathically and made significant improvements. 

Then, about a month ago, Jennifer decided that another cat, who had been abandoned and was living on her outside with some help from Jennifer, should become part of the family.  This created a crisis situation for Cleo.



The new kitty, Chloe, was eager to come inside and have a family again.   Cleo seemed to be coping with this pretty well, until the day Chloe decided that she would become “top cat.”  Chloe stood at the top of the stairs where the cats come in through the basement, baring Cleo’s entry.  Then she stole Cleo’s food.

Cleo immediately withdrew and the old patterns returned.  Her fur became dull and she went into hiding.  She no longer played and was afraid to eat, and when she did eat, she vomited right afterward.  Jennifer gave Cleo her remedy that had worked so well before, but this time it only seemed to help a tiny bit.



There is a third cat – Cleo’s very close friend – named Emme.  Emme is  loves, protects, and mothers Cleo.  For years, she has nurtured Cleo, never challenging her,  and thus allows Cleo to shine. 

But despite Emme’s efforts to hold Chloe off, Chloe continued to push herself into Cloe’s face and space, and Cloe continued to withdraw.

Because Jennifer has developed a great affection for Chloe, Jennifer called me to see if I could somehow help these cats get along and especially to see what I might suggest to help Chloe, whose remedy no longer seemed to have the same restorative effects.


After speaking with Cleopatra and Emme and Chloe, I offered Jennifer some options as to how to proceed.  One option was to call Dr. Soutter and see she what she had to suggest.   Sometimes a remedy needs to be given at a higher  or lower potency, or an animal needs a different remedy altogether.

A second option was to use some flower essences to calm things down.  However, I really didn’t think that flower remedies would address Cleo’s deeper issues. 

My third suggestion was that we try an energy healing sessio for Cleo, with her permission, of course.

I also explained to Jennifer that all 3 of these things might be used at the same time, but that she needed to choose what she wanted to do and the order in which she wanted to do them.

Jennifer decided to get the flower essences going and try a healing for Cleo.

Tune in tomorrow for Part II – Cleo’s healing session.