She doesn’t respond because she has never had a name…why I consult with Pet Mediums.
I am aware that people are all over the board in regards to their views on consulting psychics/mediums. I have worked with several mediums over the last decade and have found it to be a great tool when working with my rescue dogs. All of the dogs that come to Misfit Manor come from rotten circumstances…sometimes I know
from their rescuers what the details of their lives were. Others I can only look at the physical and emotional condition they are in when they arrive and make assumptions. Using a medium when I am working with an unknown past has proved beneficial not just to me but even more so for the dog.
We recently took in a small senior mixed breed dog that was in the worst condition (physically and emotionally) of any animal that has come to our home. Beside the obvious issues; emaciated, anemic, flea bitten and infected skin, she was very aloof…almost seemed slightly feral…like she had absolutely no idea what to do with a human. She was not at all aggressive just simply overwhelmed by her new life circumstances. She did not bark, she was uncomfortable with eye contact and seemed generally uncomfortable. I began to think she was totally deaf because she didn’t seem to hear me call her unless I spoke really loud.
I consulted a medium to try to find out more about her and to help her understand that her new circumstances were in fact her new life. She began her session with first asking us if she was “in trouble”. We assured her she was not. She then made us both promise to never send her back to where she came from…that was her condition for communicating with us. Petunia described living conditions that were typical of a puppy mill. There is no need to dwell on the depressing things she told us about her life. We wanted to work with her to help her understand her new life. She told us she didn’t bark because she has never had a reason to. There was no one to hear her. She would like to bark if it was ok to bark. She told us that she understood she had a name now, Petunia, and she liked it. But the reason she does not always respond when I call her name is that she has never had a name before. Someone wanting her attention was new to Petunia as was someone calling her by a name. She was thrilled with her new circumstances but she was afraid they weren’t permanent and she asked for patience and time to learn to be a normal dog. She was oozing with gratitude and love for us she just wasn’t sure how to show it yet.
We explained to Petunia that she never had to worry about food, safety or love again. She was home, we love her and no one would ever harm her or neglect her again.
Within a few minutes of the session being over Petunia started barking. Her bark is darling…it sounds crackly and rough…and it sound more like “woo woo” than “woof”. I am guessing a barker that has never been used will take some time to sound more normal. I took Petunia out in the yard after her session to potty…she began to run and jump in a very large circle around the yard…like she was having her own celebration of the permanent change in her circumstances. It was the first showing of physical energy since she arrived. My heart overflowed with love and gratitude for her.
I have consulted mediums to get more information about health issues and to explain medical procedures to my pets; to explain when I am taking a trip (that I will be back) and to make better decisions about which pets live here permanently or which fosters want something different for a home.
Probably one of the most profound experiences we have had was with Snoopy. Post his let amputation Snoopy was in agony. Even with maximum pain medication Snoopy would wake from a deep sleep and scream (like really scream). He hadn’t moved or been bumped when these episodes happened and there was nothing we could do to comfort him. I posted on Facebook during one of his incidents about his crying and how my husband and I felt so helpless. A few minutes later, Snoopy sat up and his demeanor completely changed. I looked at my Facebook, one of the mediums we use regularly had read my post and communicated with Snoopy. She messaged me their conversation right away. Snoopy thought the pain was permanent and that he wouldn’t be able to walk again. He was very scared that this was it for him. She assured him the pain would go away and he would walk soon. Apparently he believed her because the screaming incidents never happened again after she spoke to him.
We have done both in-person and over the phone sessions; I find them equally good experiences. We have also done sessions with pets that have already crossed over.