Floppycats.com asked Kelly Krueger, a pet talker, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Kelly , for the interview.
Kelly Krueger is located in Evergreen, Colorado and can be reached through her website: http://www.articulateanimals.com/, she also has a blog that you can follow – http://www.articulateanimals.com/blog/
Answers are Copyright of Kelly Krueger.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
I suspect I have been communicating with animals all my life, although it wasn’t until my veterinarian suggested I contact a professional animal communicator to work through some questions about my own animals that I had an “ah ha” moment and realized – “hey, I think I do that!”; I just didn’t know there was a name for it! I have been officially, professionally communicating with animals since that time, about five years now.
2. How does one communicate with animals?
Generally speaking, a telepathic or “intuitive” connection is created with the animal. For me, I receive information in a variety of modalities including images, sensations in my body, emotional feelings, words, I sometimes hear what the animal hears, smells and/or tastes. I use the same modalities to convey information to the animal.
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3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories? How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?
Gosh, there are so many wonderful stories, some of which are shared on my website (http://articulateanimals.com/communication.asp) as testimonials and on my blog (www.articulateanimals.com/blog) in the “stories” category. One very recent, still unfolding story, however, involves a five-year old dog, Daisy, who struggles with extreme sensitivities. She has fear reactions to so many things which are common everyday occurrences, and her sensitivities had caused her human to significantly shift her lifestyle to accommodate Daisy’s fear reactions. Just the click of the button on the stereo or television sends Daisy running under the bed to hide for hours. Sirens, motorcycles, the screech of a vehicle’s brakes cause Daisy to hide in a shivering, shaking ball. Emotions – especially crying – exhibited by her human sends Daisy out of the room with her tail between her legs. After about three communication sessions, which we kept short to keep from overwhelming her, Daisy is showing tremendous signs of improved tolerance and emotional balance. Her human can now listen to the radio in the car and the stereo in the house; when a pot or pan is accidentally dropped in the kitchen during meal preparation, Daisy will return to the kitchen after just a couple of minutes of collecting herself, and her human is thrilled that Daisy will now stay on the bed to sleep most nights, even if there are some emotional moments. Letting Daisy explain her fears in her own words and why she chooses to react as she does, and encouraging her to trust her human has played a big role in Daisy’s progress. Daisy has also guided me in selecting appropriate Flower Essence remedies and color therapy balancing techniques for her own individual issues. I look forward to my “chat” with Daisy later this week to hear how she is feeling now. I know her human is loving being able to take Daisy in the car for rides with much less chance for trauma, and she is starting to feel as though she can resume a more normal life-routine around the house. Most of all, the human reports that she and Daisy are feeling even more bonded these past few months as Daisy becomes more balanced.
Update from a recent session: From Daisy’s perspective, life is better! She is feeling stronger emotionally and more willing and able to cope with life around her. She feels more capable of successfully maintaining her own energetic boundaries which puts her hyper-sensitivities in better perspective for her. She is still a bit tentative and still gets startled easily, but from her startle she immediately recovers to realize “hey, that didn’t hurt me (energetically and vibrationaly) this time.” She, in her own way, expressed relief and pleasure that she feels more dog-like in her approach to the world. She has become more comfortable sleeping with her human regularly, enjoying being able to comfort her human in the ways that dogs typically do. In this explanation, she expressed a feeling of increased bonding with her human. She talked also about her curiosity in meeting new dogs, which always before was too overwhelming to be pleasurable. Most of all, she expresses hopefulness now.
4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?
I love communicating with all animals, regardless of age. Each life stage has its benefits and its challenges, and it is fascinating to learn from the animals what *they* enjoy about each of these stages.
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 more opportunity to communicate with cats, dogs, and horses, but I have also communicated with domestic rats, guinea pigs, fish and an iguana. The communication technique is the same regardless of species, and I enjoy getting to know the unique personalities of all animals.
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?
Most of my animal communication work is done interactively over the phone which allows me to work nationally and internationally. I will do home and/or stable visits within about a 45 mile radius of my home. I find the phone consultations to be equally beneficial – and sometimes preferable – to a home visit as there are often fewer distractions for both me and the animal.
7. What do you charge for your services? Do you have a package deal?
My fees are listed on my website (http://articulateanimals.com/fees.asp) for both home/stable visits and phone consultations based on half-hour and hour sessions, as well as per minute. Every client’s schedule and budget is different and I attempt to schedule accordingly. Sessions are scheduled on an as-needed basis; therefore I haven’t considered offering a “package deal” to date.
8. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
My list of benefits associated with animal communication is quite long. Animal communication can be extremely valuable in helping understand the needs of an aging or ill pet; animal communication can help guardians understand behavioral issues and often a mutual solution can be agreed on; animal communication is valuable in simply deepening and enriching the relationship between human guardian and the pet; and finally, animal communication has assisted many humans and animals come to terms with the dying process – both before, during, and after the transition takes place. Perhaps my business tag-line sums it up best: Animal Communication “Puts voice to your pet’s thoughts, needs, emotions.”
9. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful? I believe many vets are already utilizing animal communication within their practice. Some have communicators in-office, and many refer patients to an animal communicator for clarification of symptoms and/or as council for behavioral issues which fall outside a typical veterinary office visit. As animal communication becomes more widely known and understood, I imagine more vets will incorporate communication techniques. I recently wrote a blog post regarding a client’s discomfort with telling her vet that she had gained information from her pet through an animal communicator, and the resulting enthusiastic response from the vet in accepting the pet’s description of symptoms (http://articulateanimals.com/blog/2010/01/telling-vet/). Bottom line – don’t assume your vet doesn’t already support the value of animal communication. Broach the subject and you may just be surprised at their positive response!
10. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life? How does that work? I do work with animals in spirit regularly and as they are available for connection. By that I mean, many many animals remain available to their beloved humans after their passing, although not all. From a human standpoint, some clients simply need a final opportunity for closure with their recently passed pet; other clients find their animals-in-spirit have ongoing messages and guidance for weeks or months, even years, after their passing. The technique for connecting with animals in spirit is the same for me as it is in connecting with an animal still in physical form. \
Kelly Krueger’s Bio
Born and raised on a Wyoming cattle ranch, Kelly Krueger has lived with and around animals all of her life. She has been a practicing Animal Communicator since 2005 and launched Articulate Animals, LLC, in 2007. To supplement her animal communication skills, she has taken courses and seminars in the topics of grief support, animal nutrition, flower essences, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), and administering homeopathic remedies.
Kelly has developed a network of national and international clients. She has communicated with a variety of animals including cats, dogs, horses, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, bears, and fish, helping identify sources of physical pain, reasons for fears, preferences for foods and play, and reasons for behavioral issues. Kelly was featured regularly on a national talk radio program through 2008, sharing stories and benefits of animal communication. Kelly gives informational programs around Denver, and offers a variety of animal communication tele-classes nationally.
Residing in Evergreen, Colorado, Kelly remains active in her local Presbyterian church and is a member of P.E.O., a women’s philanthropic organization.