Floppycats.com asked Lisa Shaw, a pet talker, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Lisa, for the interview.
Lisa Shaw is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and can be reached through her website: http://www.reikidogs.com
Answers are Copyright of Lisa Shaw.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
I've been doing this for about 20 years. I began through intuitive development and worked as an intuitive counselor giving readings to people and realized that my true love was working with animals, so I gradually made the shift from human readings to animal readings.
2. How does one communicate with animals?
All of it rests with relying upon a deep spiritual belief and tapping into the great mystery that unites us all on a soul level. We do this through meditation. The more we open ourselves to higher energies and Light through meditation, the more information we are given that supports us in our intention. Animal communication is a gift that comes from the soul, not from the mind.
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 favorites was about a sick and stubborn cat who needed medication. The cat wouldn't take its medicine, though, as cats are often finicky and resistent. The owner tried everything to disguise the medication for a nearly a month but still the cat refused. Desperate, she called me. The cat showed me that the woman ate toast and butter for breakfast daily. I asked her, "Do you eat toast and butter for breakfast every day?" and she said yes, she did. "Well, that's what your cat wants. Put the pill in the buttered toast." She was skeptical but her desperation overrode the skepticism. The next day I received a phone call from the delighted woman. When she put the pill in the toast, the cat ate it with enthusiasm. No more problems!
4. Do you prefer to communicate with younger or older animals?
It doesn't matter much except that very young animals, puppies or kittens, don't have that much experience or that much to question or discuss, much like children. When I did readings for people, I avoided reading children.
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?
ALL animals, regardless. I live with dogs and a bird but have worked with all types of animals from hamsters to horses.
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?
In person, I travel to the client's home because brining other animals into my own hmuch excitement and rivalry (my dogs would NEVER sit still while I read another animal). I also work through e-mail. I get a scanned photo and a list of questions or description of the concern. I like that method because it allows me time to "tune in" and be silent at my pace. Then I record the information in and e-mail and we go back and forth, sometimes by phone.
7. What do you charge for your services? Do you have a package deal?
An initial consultation is $110, and follow-ups are $75. Remember, it's a house call. Over the internet it's $75 because no travel is involved.
8. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
Number one, it validates animals as thinking, feeling, and often enlightened beings. We should all view them this way. Secondly, it helps solve problems in behavior and communication. Thirdly, it bonds us to our animals in a deep and meaningful way, on a soul level.
9. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?
Yes. My vet has recommended me to her clients and friends,and I have read for her animals.
10. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life? How does that work?
Yes, I do. I tap into the energy, usually through a photo. That's how my vet became a supporter. I read for her friend's deceased dog who had messages and insights that she felt were impossible for me to have known. I didn't even know the friend at the time; it was through a photograph. Telepathy is telepathy whether one is reading across a room, across a continent, or across the ethers.
Lisa Shaw Bio
A clairvoyant, Lisa has been practicing intuitive since 1989, devoting her practice to animals in 1993, when she became a Reiki Master. Lisa is certified hypnotherapist who assists people in reaching meditative states to tap into higher consciousness. She has been an English professor at Miami Dade College since 1993. She returned to school in 2005, earning earned a graduate certificate in Loss and Healing from St. Thomas University where she is completing a second masters degree in pastoral ministry. She is currently a Hospice volunteer and regularly donates her services to humane and animal welfare organizations. Her animal communication readings and consultations are available in person and via e-mail and telephone.