Floppycats.com asked Cathy Wells, a pet talker, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Cathy for the interview.
Answers are Copyright of Cathy Wells.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
I have been professionally communicating with animals since 2002. I’ve always had a lot of animals in my life however it wasn’t until a soulmate dog of mine passed away unexpectedly that I developed the passion to really connect and communicate with them.
2. How does one communicate with animals?
The way I communicate with animals is through telepathic communication. We all have the ability to telepathically connect with each other but in the process of becoming part of our society most of us lose it by the age of 7. We always have it with us but it takes practice just like you would use any other muscle. I began by re-learning how to be very quiet in my mind and listen through my heart. I started out listening to the trees and writing in the stream of consciousness fashion. Once you begin to realize the thoughts coming through aren’t “you” you begin to trust yourself. I began by hearing words and thoughts. Now there are images that are very clear in my third eye, feelings in my body, a knowing and also hearing. A lot of what you get also depends on how the animal is sending it to you.
3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories? How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?
One of my recent favorite stories is about a huge Great Dane. He had passed over and his owner was distraught. She wanted to believe he had gone to heaven and was happy and free of pain but had doubts that he was there and needed confirmation. She asked that he send her a sign through me that he was OK. After several minutes of connecting with him he said, “tell her that I really loved Christmas and dressing up in the hat and scarf”. When I told my client about the hat and scarf she started to cry. “Oh Thank You!”, she sobbed. “That is what I was looking for. He loved to wear the Santa Hat and scarf at Christmas and never wanted to take them off!”
I was thrilled that she had found her confirmation and later that week told the story to a few of my friends. Several months later the beloved dog of one of my friends passed over and she was also distraught and needed confirmation he was in heaven and was OK. She asked me if her dog would send a sign through me to prove he was there. Once again, the message came through. “Tell her that I have lots of balls to play with and Sunny doesn’t even try to get one. All she wants to do it swim!” “Oh!” , my friend gasped. “Thank you so much! That Sunny just wanted to swim was the “Santa Hat” for me!”
4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?
I love to communicate with all ages of animals. Some younger animals come to this earth with very old souls and some older animals never really grow up! I find a lot of very young animals still have the same wonder and joy about them as do very young children and it takes them awhile to figure out the world they’ve come into and what their job will be.
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 have communicated with all sorts of animals. When I started out I connected the most with dogs and cats because they were the type of animal my friends had and I did a lot of work at my local animal shelter. Now I have horses and more and more horses are coming into my life. I’ve also connected with birds and reptiles. Connecting with wild animals is also wonderful because they don’t have a personal connection with a human and speak more in terms of their collective whole rather than their relationship to one person. Each type of animal carries a slightly different vibration – the vibration of elephants for example is a lot slower and deeper than a mouse!
6. How do your services work? Do you come to my home? Do I bring my pet to you? Do you communicate LIVE over the phone or in person?
Most of my work occurs long distance over the phone and email. Most people connect with me initially via email but we always have a phone conversation when we work with the animal which is more personal and interactive. I ask for a picture of the animal, a bit of their history and the questions/issues the person has and needs to find resolution for. Recently I have been marketing myself more to the area where I live and am now doing more housecalls. Most of the time I go to the person’s house where I can see how the animal lives and the interactions they have with the other inhabitants.
7. What do you charge for your services? Do you have a package deal?
My normal rate is $85.00/hr. which is very flexible on the time. If I am working with a lost animal the rate is $60.00 period. I offer other services besides the communication, so if I need to make a flower essence remedy that is $35.00/remedy, healing work is another $35.00/hr. and if we decide some Tellington TTouch work is needed my rate for that is $65.00/hr. If I’ve worked with a client and there is a follow up question or two that is included in the initial charge.
8. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
I believe the animals are here to help the human race remember who we really are – light beings who live in love. The animals are our teachers, our friends, our supporters, our providers and we are in a totally connected energetic network with them. At this time of great evolution and raising of the earth’s vibration they are supporting us and helping us get to a place of total connection and love. They have the answers for us if we will quiet ourselves enough to listen.
9. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?
I know of several vets who embrace the input from an animal communicator with their clients. Many who started off doubting this work have become enthusiastic supporters and I even know a few who have opened their hearts and become communicators themselves. What a great practice to go to! It’s important that the animal communicator focus on the feelings of the animals, where it hurts or where they feel an energy blockage and let the vet take it from there. It is also helpful to know whether you are working with a physical issue or an emotional issue after a checkup at the vet to make sure a serious physical situation isn’t present or developing.
10. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life? How does that work?
I find it just as easy to communicate with an animal living on this earth as it is to connect with an animal who has passed over. Their soul and energy are the same – they merely exchange a physical body for their light body once they go “home” which is what they call heaven. If an animal has passed over with love and support from their human I can usually connect with them right away. If there has been a situation where they have died unexpectedly or if there has been a lot of emotional turmoil sometimes it takes several days before their soul figures out they aren’t in their body anymore and to seek the light to go home. If the human can’t emotionally let go of their animal friend sometimes the soul stays in limbo because they don’t have the permission or freedom to let go. In that case it’s important for their human to realize they need to go home to the light but they will come back, many times as a guardian angel for their person.
Bio for Cathy Wells
Cathy Wells has been a professional animal communicator and holistic counselor for humans and their animal companions since 2002. Her international clientel ranges from the United States and Canada to Iran and Japan. Cathy’s interest in communicating with all Beings includes finding lost animals, helping with the transition of passing over, behavior and relationship counseling, health issues and holistic nutrition. She is certified in Flower Essences, Tellington TTouch for Companion Animals and Reiki healing. Cathy has been an active volunteer in animal shelters in Chicago and New York since 1998. She is the host for “The Animal Connection with Cathy Wells”, a bi-weekly radio show on 1510AM Revolution Boston. Currently she is under the tutelage of four English Shire draft horses learning “horse” in Shelburne, VT. You can learn more about Cathy on her website www.commonheart.net.
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