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I’ve been pondering reincarnation .  .  .  I often talk to clients whose pets are dying.  I also hear from many who are missing a deceased pet.  In other words, it keeps coming up.  (Get it?  Reincarnation?  Keeps coming up?  Of course you do!  You’re very bright.) Sometimes people wonder if their beloved might come […]

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Earlier this year, Dallas-based photographer Sylvia Elzafon took a series of animal portraits that featured pets in shelters awaiting their forever homes.  The photos gorgeously capture each animal’s distinct personality.  Here are two of my favorites:               Elzafon told the Huffington Post: I began my original shelter series in […]

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I got to thinking about Maggie’s many gifts to us throughout her 16 years.  Some were difficult to interpret. She woke us between 3:00 and 6:00 a.m. every day of our lives, so we would have the pleasure of putting her in the garage.  Even though she had her own door. She gave an awkward […]

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Maggie’s Gone

and I exchanged about half a pleasantry over the phone.   I started crying and he went right to work. He said, “Is Maggie black with yellow eyes?   All I can see are these huge yellow eyes,”.  I could hear him smiling.  Then he said, “She’s starting to move into spirit.  .  .  ” At […]

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We said goodbye to Maggie on October 14.  She was 16 and cat sibling to Chester; he made his transition in April. Maggie’s passing was much more difficult than Chet’s.  She was present to the end; Chester had checked out but for a faint heartbeat, about 12 hours before the euthanasia.  His spirit was all […]

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Turns out Maggie’s new behavior is a trend. Ever since we did our she sits politely for her medicine and her fluids.  She smiles, she cuddles, she flirts.  She’s gained a bunch of weight.  We haven’t seen her like this in so long, I can’t remember.   I thought this situation would surely end in her […]

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Our cat Chester passed at 16 in April of this year.  Now I see rickety, arthritic Maggie considering her options.  She’s not lonely or waiting to be with Chet–she digs being the only cat.  It’s the kidneys. Always with the %$#@ kidneys. Chester launched his decline with some infection or another.  It unfolded smoothly.  I […]

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Her cat had to be euthanized.  Before he passed he asked to be buried in a sunny spot and his person found this remarkable.   She wrote: I was wondering from your perspective as an animal communicator… do some animals care what happens to their bodies and some don’t, and what’s the significance as you see […]

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My daughter is 7; it was class picture day.  She came trotting into the dining room.  “I’m ready for picture day!”   Her face was radiant.   She twirled so we could admire her. A vision in light blue, she wore a tasteful sequined sweater over a girly sundress.  She clutched her Christmas party shoes–the ones with […]

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A Passing and The Aftermath

The passing of an old friend leaves a terrible hole.  I see Chester on the bed.  Maggie pads down the hall and I begin to think, which one are you? I pull out two bowls at meal time.  No one showers with me or my husband.  Chester perched on the edge of the tub and […]

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