Post Published on April 4, 2010 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
Floppycats.com asked Debbie McGillivray, an Animal Communicator, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Debbie, for the interview.
Laurie can be reached through her website: http://www.animaltelepathy.com or via phone at 704-628-0222.
Answers are Copyright of Debbie McGillivray.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
I have been communicating professionally for over 13 years.
2. How does one communicate with animals?
We can communicate verbally, physically or telepathically. In telepathic communication it is the exchange of energy over distance. This energy is interpreted as thoughts, feelings, pictures, sensations etc. It is like a ball of energy we throw back and forth.
3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories? How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?
I had a woman call me about a little dog that she adopted named Bosco. Bosco was wonderful in every way except the fact that he would always break out of her yard each day while she was at work. She would find him waiting outside the gate each day when she came home. She feared that he would get hit by a car, or lost if this continued. When I was connecting with this little dog and asked him why he kept escaping, he told me he was looking for his sister – a little black dog. He said it was his job to look out for her and he was concerned about where she was and if she was ok. When I told the woman this, she contacted the shelter where she got her Bosco from and they confirmed that this dog had come in with a little black dog, but the black dog was adopted out. When we conveyed this info to Bosco, he was relieved to know she was ok, and from that day forward he stopped escaping from the yard.
I had the pleasure of doing a consultation with a little white pony named Nikki. Nikki had passed into spirit after a traumatic experience. Nikki’s people, Cathy and Nicole, wanted me to connect with Nikki to see how she was doing on the other side. Cathy was worried that her daughter Nicole was having a hard time with Nikki’s death.
When I connected with Nikki the pony, she told me that she was doing fine but that she was worried about Nicole. Nikki, the pony, said that she visits Nicole every night. Nikki showed me that Nicole’s room had carousel horses all around, and that Nicole kept a tuft of Nikki’s tail hair hung in her closet and that she would often go over and touch the tail hair and cry. Nikki watched her doing this often.
When I relayed this information to Cathy and Nicole, Nicole perked up. She said that her room did have carousel horses and that she did keep a tuft of Nikki’s tail hung up in her closet. Nicole thought it so cool that her pony was in her bedroom. Nicole eagerly asked if Nikki had accompanied her to her trip to New York. When I went back and asked Nikki, she said of course she did! I asked Nikki how Nicole would know she was there, and Nikki showed me that Nicole had peppermints in the pockets of her jacket. Nicole burst out laughing and said that it was indeed true, they were Nikki’s favorite treats.
It was comforting for Nicole and Cathy to know that even though their beloved pony Nikki had passed into spirit, she was still with them and enjoying their company in spirit form.
4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?
I have no preference.
5. Do you prefer to communicate with a certain type of animal? I mean, do you do better with cats, dogs, horses? Do you even talk to reptiles?
I communicate with all animals and have no preference. Each animal and species is unique and I treat them as such.
6. How do your services work? Do you come to my home? Do I bring my pet to you? Do you communicate LIVE?
I do mostly telephone consultations. Just by speaking with the person on the phone, it set up a connection with their animal. I will ask the animals name, age, location and if they have any special markings, then I make the connection with the animal, their personality comes through and we begin the 3-way conversation.
7. What do you charge for your services? Do you have a package deal?
I offer 10, 20, 30 and 45 minute appointments. 10 minute appts start at $25.
8. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
It helps people to understand the scope of love, understanding and wisdom of their animals. The animals are delighted because their voices become heard. Many times people will call me with a specific behavioral issue with their animal. People automatically assume many times that the animal is acting out. After we hear the animals side, we can take steps to resolve the issue. Sometimes it is behavioral and the animal wants the person to know they are upset, and just by the person acknowledging this, and agreeing to change a few things, a compromise is achieved. Sometimes it is due to physical issues, and the animal is truly in pain. Animal communication is such a valuable tool, it can be used to understand and resolve behavioral issues, prepare an animal for a change – such as a move or adding an animal to the home, finding out what an animal wants to be called, if the animal wants a companion, if an animal is ready to pass, what type of work or job the animal desires, what type of food they prefer, where they hurt and why, etc etc.
9. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?
Absolutely. I also teach animal communication classes and workshops and have had a few vets and vet techs in my classes that went on to use this ability to enhance their practice and the comfort of the animals they cared for.
10. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life? How does that work?
Yes, it works just the same as connecting with animals that are alive, we are connecting with the energy and essence of that being. When an animal passes, it is only the body they leave behind. Their essence and personality and soul still remain and that is what we connect with. It can be a truly beautiful and healing experience for the person.