Floppycats.com asked Debbie Vaughn, a pet talker, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Debbie for the interview.
Debbie Vaughn is located in Seattle, Washington can be reached through her website: www.dvanimalcommunicator.com
Answers are Copyright of Debbie Vaughn.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
I’ve been communicating officially with animals for 4 years. Growing up I was constantly talking to animals, even my stuffed ones, but unfortunately didn’t listen. Since I’ve always felt comfortable sharing with them and viewed them as equals (Yes, even my stuffed ones. Remember the Velveteen Rabbit story?), it is only natural that I have such reverence and respect for them now that I have learned to hear their responses. I’m sure, on some level, I heard them even when I was little but chalked it up to imagination, as so many do.
2. How does one communicate with animals?
There can be a variance between communicators as to how they do it, such as being silent or talking out loud. However, it is all telepathy and we are connecting to the Universal Energy that allows us to then connect with the animal. I myself sit quietly and communicate. I have several crystals to enhance the energy around me as well. The calmer and clearer the space around you, the easier it is to communicate, whereas a cluttered mind and frantic energy makes it much harder to connect with the animal. But one of the most important things to communicate effectively is intent. You must put out the intent to connect with the animal. It is like the dialing of the phone. If you don’t dial, your call will not get to the person you wish to speak to.
3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories? How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?
I spoke to a lost dog that wandered onto a friend’s donkey rescue farm. She gave him the name Champ and began looking for his owner. She found out he was an abused dog and the person who told her asked her not to return the dog. Champ had an amazingly loving spirit, so much that he brought tears to my eyes. Rather than harboring anger at the man who hurt him, he actually felt sympathy for him and sad that he failed at bringing him happiness for he felt it was his job. Luckily he also knew he needed to move on. He was very optimistic for his next home and to bring joy to another family. He loved his new name and asked if he could keep it. I had to talk to him about his habit of chasing cats and that he needed to stop in order to find that good home. Within a couple days he fully took on his new job of monitoring as opposed to chasing. Today Champ is loved deeply by a new family. I will forever look up to him and aspire to be as generous and loving as he is.
4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?
I enjoy communicating with all ages. Every animal brings something new to the table. The ones I’ve learned the most from personally are the older ones and those in spirit.
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’ve talked to all kinds of animals: fish, horses, chickens, dogs, cats, wolves, etc. I seem to have a special affinity to cats though. They often come through clearer and they often have an attitude and/or wisdom that amaze me. If asked, they will almost always give advice. And if complimented, they will almost always agree. They are proud to be cats and I admire their self confidence. I’m not sure I would say that cats then are my preference. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many dogs and horses as well. Maybe I was a cat in a past life or something like that.
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?
I do consultations over the phone. I will also do it via email with a picture and your list of questions. After I speak with the animal I send an email of the conversation back. In this day and age, where everyone likes computers I find many people like the email option. Plus if it is for an animal in spirit, they often appreciate being able to cry over their animals words in private as they read them.
7. What do you charge for your services? Do you have a package deal?
My fees are $30 for a 30-minute phone consult or email, $45 for 45 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes. On the phone I can connect with as many animals as you would like during the allotted time but I only do one animal per email fee due to the time it takes.
8. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
I think it is valuable because animals have so much to teach humans. They give us what we need to learn whether it be taking on our pains, mirroring behavior that needs to shift within us or giving unconditional love and joy. We need to humble ourselves a little more and acknowledge their wisdom…just ask a cat! It also reminds us how we are all connected. And of course there is the obvious reason that it helps with an animal and their humans understanding of each other and situations, and gives the animals an opportunity to voice their needs so we know how to care for them.
9. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?
Yes, I definitely think it would be helpful. I myself feel the animal’s discomfort in my own body. I can’t diagnose but can at least steer the veterinarian to the location to check in case they are unable to pinpoint an issue.
10. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life? How does that work?
Yes, I speak to animals in spirit. The same process is used as when I speak to animals in body. Different communicators experience different things, but for myself, an animal in spirit comes to me differently as if they are made of fog. An animal in body comes through very solid. Those in spirit are a joy to speak with because they are so very happy and I get to experience that happiness. They often still watch their humans. While they miss their humans, there is no sadness, anger, feelings of regret or resentment. There is only love.
Bio for Debbie Vaughn
I came into animal communication due to a chance meeting while walking with my greyhound. But is anything really by chance? Because on this particular walk an elderly man stopped to meet Bobbie, as many people do thanks to his good looks and animal magnetism, and proceeded to tell me about his recently passed cat and how an animal communicator spoke with the cat to help ease the transition. With an ill, aging cat at home, I thought it seemed like the natural thing to do as well. I never found the communicator the man on the walk recommended but the internet or some higher power brought me to Mary Getten. After Mary talked to my animal family I found out she offered workshops and the rest is history.
In addition to telepathic communication, I work with Quantum Touch to help animals even further. Quantum Touch is the process of sending life force energy to another being. This energy is then utilized by their body's intelligence to help heal an area of the body or calm the emotional mind.
I call Seattle, Washington my home along with Tim the husband, Cole the son, Bobbie the dog, Kinder the cat, Roi the rat, and a garden full of happy spirits. In my spare time between talking to animals and being a full-time mother I also write young adult novels.