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Your pet’s death is imminent.  She may or may not be in distress–extreme or otherwise–and you’re too mired in your own grief to be able to see the situation clearly.  Important decisions come to the fore and that’s where an animal communicator can be invaluable.  We can be neutral, and that’s what you need.

If you can’t do anything else, you can put your pet in charge of his or her own transition.  It doesn’t require any special skill and chances are, if you’re reading this you already have a close connection with your pet and you’re going to tap into them on a psychic level anyway.

Years ago a friend called with a question about her cat, who’d been languishing with cancer for months.  The cat seemed different, worse, but the person wasn’t sure if she was sensing the truth or if she was so distressed about her cat’s potential distress–well,  you get the idea.  My friend was afraid to make the wrong decision.

I was just beginning to learn about end-of-life issues so I grabbed for the first tool I could think of.  It’s a good one and I recommend it for anyone helping their pet go through this important transition.  It’s simple, it’s elegant; you can’t go wrong.

Ask the pet.

I suggested to my friend that she sit quietly with her cat and say, I know you’re getting ready to leave this body. I’m worried that you’re in pain and  I wonder if you need help making your transition.  Then, explain to the cat what that means.  What would that help look like?  Who would be there (you, the vet, her assistant)?   Make sure she knows it won’t hurt, and that you won’t involve the vet unless the cat asks for help.

Tell the cat to show you so you can’t miss it, I said.  If she wakes up tomorrow and seems better, or at peace, then she may wish to continue on for awhile.  If she’s ready to go and she needs help, you’ll just know.

The last thing I recommended was to give the cat some space. If you keep poking at her with your mind and wondering what she’s thinking, it will be harder for the cat, I told her.  Imagine you’re each in a protective bubble.  Then make sure you keep the two bubbles apart.  That will give her some space so she’s not influenced by your emotions.

My friend’s cat took a sharp turn for the worse the next day.  My friend didn’t hesitate; she took the cat into the vet and by the time she called me that afternoon the cat had passed peacefully at the vet’s office.  “I knew,” she said.  She didn’t have to guess and that was a relief to her.

Ask the pet.  .  . it knows, and it will tell you.

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