Today I’ll share some animal communication tips by suggesting a little story.
My calico cat, Molly, is well known to participants of my animal communication workshops and she stars in lots of my articles. Our latest development is our big move in September from Whidbey Island, WA, to Portland, OR.
Since relocating to animal whisperer Molly misses the richness of living on acreage, of communing with bunnies, voles, mice, and snakes. She accustomed to spend hours napping in tall grasses and navigating blackberry bush mazes. Once she arrived home with two blackberry thorns lodged in her own nose. She looked like a tiny rhinoceros! Despite missing the area, Molly is adapting well to city living. For just one she gets to remain out later since there are no bald eagles flying overhead, no coyotes walking the streets. And she or he includes a cat door. She got the hang of it without hesitation or learning from mistakes. I merely showed Molly a movie – telepathically – of her stepping through the flap. Presto!
Animal whisperer sauntered over to the cat door and went during the day. Now I’ve got to remember to exhibit her film of entering with the flap too!
Tip: I have found that movies, or sequential narratives, help with training. For instance, I’ve used all of them with scent tracking dogs that lose the scent in a few instances. Showing them how you can backtrack and pick up the scent trail is sometimes what is needed to help them via a difficult training hurdle. Molly does face some new challenges here in Stump town. The neighbor animal whisperer my house as an extension of the territory. One goes as far as to body slam the Queen Anne front door and glare through the glass at Molly. I’m learning that my little country cat is a lover, not really a fighter. When I write, Molly is lying around the couch, eating bon boons, while I learn how to convince the neighbor cats to alter their ways. My take is that they want what Molly has: a house, love, and private property (one cat has sneaked inside several times and examined Molly’s many toys). Tip: Simply ordering animals to complete what we should want doesn’t suffice – they have free will. It’s about finding yourself in relationship. It’s about learning what motivates each animal. It’s in the dance of human-feline community that cats can be wooed away from reactive, instinctual behavior. That’s what I’ll be asking of the neighbor cats. I’ll be inviting them to get in touch with their sentience towards the fullest degree and choose in the wider range of options visible from that standpoint. I’ll invite them to choose peaceful coexistence with Molly over rubbing her out.