Am I Crazy?!? I Keep Hearing My Departed Dog’s Collar Jingling!

One of my client’s dog’s crossed over a month ago.  She asked for my opinion or to share any thoughts on what she was experiencing.  So in case anyone reading this has too, I wanted to share.

She kept hearing her angel dog’s distinctive bark when he wanted to go outside to pee in the morning after she was up.  And at night when in bed, she’d hear the distinct jingle of his collar tags in the room (a sound completely different from her other dog’s collar that only has 1 tag, it doesn’t jingle and who is sitting with her). 

She said and asked me, “I know I feel more connected to my dog than I do most people, but am I going insane?” 

Nope, she’s not.  I had the same experience.  My dog Corke who was murdered and who gave me the gift of animal communication, did that for me.  I hadn’t learned animal communication yet, but I had just started going down every road that I could to have someone reach him for me.  He knew how badly I needed to connect with him even if just for one more time. 

At night too many times to count, I’d be in my car driving away from home, with the guy I was seeing at the time, and I’d hear Corke’s distinctive collar jingle.  Not even thinking, I’d quickly look in the back seat expecting to see him.  Of course Corke wasn’t there, but the guy with me would hear it loud and clear every single time too!  To boot, Corke had never been in that car let alone the home I lived at then. 

I’m right there with her too on how close we are to our pets vs. people.  This was my old expression when I ran into guys that were not nice or respectful to my love of my pets or animals when I was dating, ”If I had a dog in my life when I met you, I wouldn’t have ever dated you!!!”  When I met my current husband and started falling in love with him, I wasn’t thinking how it would come across when I told him, “I love you as much as I love Snickers (my current dog)!”  And right after thought, ohhhh that wasn’t cool to say, yikes!  And, how I knew he was the one for me…he says, “Really, you do love me that much!?”  He got IT + me and Snickers! 🙂 

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Corke, My Little Angel
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Having A Pet Is Suppose To Mean Forever…

I wanted to share this sweet little boy’s story. His name is SANTEE and he’s 18 years old.

I had my session with him and I have to share he is the happiest, most pure innocent hearted and loving boy!

Now, when you read all he’s been through in life, he’s TRULY amazing that his heart is still so loving and happy. Blessings to you Santee and to the sweet family who adopted you knowing your worth & beauty to this world!!! ❤

“Thank you for the readings on my babes! I wanted to share a bit about Santee. He was rescued years ago with injuries from being hit by a car, he has buck shot throughout his body, had heartworm, and later he was hit by a golf cart and suffered 2 collapsed discs, he walks with weak extremities and a humped spine, he also had a portion of his bowel resected due to a blockage!!!! Right now he is deaf and partially blind. His owners worked long hours and the husband decided he was too much trouble so the wife asked me to take him to save him. He still wags his tail, lifts his nose to the wind, can usually make it outside to go to the bathroom and enjoys his food immensely! We no longer call him Stinky Pete McGee because we had his teeth cleaned and the new food has replaced his oily, dandruffy fur with a really healthy thick coat. You gave me reassurance that he still has a purpose here on earth and is not ready to leave!”

Wanted to add too, that when I told my sweet husband about talking to him and Santee being deaf, my husband chatted back…made me tear up with happy tears. 🙂

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CAUTION: If You Stay At A Hotel With Your Pet(s)

Sadly, a lady who was staying at the Motel 6 in Mission Valley many weeks ago, had the saddest lesson.
 
Someone there, let her dog out of the room while she was away. It was running all over the busy frontage road and even busier freeway.
 
She gets a call from police saying her dog was loose, got hit by a car and died. Her beautiful German Shepard gone.
 
Telling the front desk is no guarantee your room will be left unattended by staff per your direction. The pet can run past them before they even finish opening the door.
 
For a cost of about $30 and a sign attached to the door, this could have saved her beautiful pooch more than likely.
 
I made this sign, keep it in a plastic page saver and tape it to the door + tell the front desk AND maid service NOT to go in my room + keep a gate in the way of the door in case it IS opened. But, even a pop up kennel or pen works better (especially for cats who can jump easily over gates).
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Happy 10 Years Lollipop – thank God for all who rescued you!

Today, the lady who’s yard Lollipop wandered into, Facebook messaged me the initial Baldwin post asking…

“I don’t know if you ever saw this posting of her?”

I had never seen it!  Oh this made me cry!  Our poor baby girl went through so much, and due to her rescuers, was able to blossom into the beautiful girl she was already inside.

(I found this lady a few years ago because someone from The Bill Foundation remembered her name.  Searched for her on Facebook, out of several people with the same name, found one with several dog pictures posted, so knew for sure I found the right person.  Yea, she was and overjoyed to see and hear about Lollipop now.)

The lady who found her had 3 large dogs and couldn’t afford to keep her too, so she took her to the Baldwin Shelter.  Then, she called The Bill Foundation begging them to get her out and help her.  When one of The Bill Foundation workers went there to get her, no one could find her because she was in the male dog section.  They kept showing pictures of her to the workers and volunteers and finally after time, one recognized her.  She was taken out of this shelter and given the care she desperately needed.

She was taken to a vet that helps the Foundation.  She was in such poor shape, she needed 2 solid months of medical care.  Working so long with her, the vet fell in love with her and became her foster mommy.

Six months later…my little rescue dog Snickers’ foster mommy tagged me her adoption photo on Facebook saying, “Who does she look like?” We drove up to Santa Monica to meet this little girl who was then called Carly and the rest is history.  We changed her name to Lollipop.

We chose 5/20, her rescue date, as her birthday. Happy birthday my sweet love, and bless all those who helped you get rescued!

So thank you Annie Hart/Rescue From the Hart, Eldad Hagar/Hope for Paws, Ja-Shin/The Bill Foundation, Dr. Lisa/vet & Cindy D/Snickers’ foster mom.
We love you ALL and are forever grateful to have our little Poodle Princess!  ❤

We keep in contact with them and keep them updated with Lolli’s cute photos and videos that they love to see.  Even went up to Santa Monica for her to see all her rescuers again a few years ago!  We plan to again too.

So the reason I’m posting this blog?  Is you never know what a simple sharing of a Facebook tag can mean to the life of an animal or all the people who’s lives they touch in the process.

This is the original Baldwin post and video of “A male poodle – Finnigan” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZscD547xQo.

 THEN…
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NOW…

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Plants Can Kill Or Harm Your Pets – What’s in Your Yard?

Many of the most common plants can kill or harm your pet.  Which of these is in your yard?  Or, where your pets go?

If you notice any signs of poisoning in your pet or even suspect it, call the Pet Poison Hotline and get your pet to a vet immediately.

I keep this number in my kitchen (for any pet sitters) and in my phone.

For more information, go to – http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com.

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•     SAGO PALMS – “The fronds and the bark and the roots, all of it is toxic,” Wismer said. “Many pet owners don’t know that these can actually be toxic to their dogs and cats,” Dr. Tina Wismer, medical director of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Animal Poison Control Center, told ABC News. “One or two seeds is enough to kill a dog, or even a child.”

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•     FIRESTICKS – Beware this plant can cause severe burns to skin or if ingested, make them very ill.

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•     LILIES – Lilies are well-known as a serious danger to cats, certain varieties are highly toxic to dogs as well. The peace lily, calla lily, amaryllis, lily of the valley, autumn crocus and the common houseplant, giant Dracaena or palm lily, are all deemed dangerous to dogs by the ASPCA.

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•     TIP…KILL WEEDS IN YOUR GARDEN WITHOUT USING DEADLY CHEMICALS AROUND YOUR PETS:

This was posted to Facebook, but it’s such a great use of a natural product, versus a harmful chemical one for pets who walk in your yard, wanted to share here too:

“Weeds in Paths?  Use Vinegar, Not Roundup.”

http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/06/got-weeds-use-vinegar-not-roundup/

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Often, The Most Simple Suggestion, Helps Both The Pet & Their Person :)

ALBERT was such a high anxiety & high stressed dog for no reason and they couldn’t understand why. He was constantly panting and often would snap becoming aggressive fearfully biting his dad who would be trying to calm him down. Albert never wanted to go outside because it freaked him out.

They had his sister MAVIS from the same litter and she was so calm and chill, why was he so completely opposite they wondered?

It turned out that when Albert and Mavis were puppies abandoned with their mom dog in the desert, a coyote tried to attack and eat Albert because he was the runt and an easy target. He got away thank God.

Albert’s issue was that he was constantly straining to hear noises from far away so he could make sure to attack 1st. When he did hear a far off sound, he’d snap going completely berserk!

I explained to him that he was no longer exposed to danger like that and the home protects him from predators as does his mom & dad when outside.

I told Albert when he gets stressed, to munch on a toy to distract himself, take deep breaths & just think of something fun in his head. I told him when his dad uses the phrase, “Calm now, everything is okay love,” he is being reminded he’s safe. His dad used this verbal connection with Albert to remind him of our talk.

His sister Mavis did have one little issue. She’d jump up on them excitedly. His wife was ill and it was causing her injury. So, they asked me to tell her not to jump up anymore. I told her they were happy she was so happy, but explained how jumping on them hurt especially because we don’t have fur like she does to protect the skin. She was glad to know and would be “happy” staying on the ground instead.

The next day, I was giving such wonderful feedback about the two:

Date: July 10, 2017 at 8:14:25 PM PDT Thanks Cindy,

[Albert] is out for the count right now. Totally relaxed. Stretched out and asleep [shortly after your talk with him]. I will use the safe and calm words often [that you suggested].

I thought maybe he had been be abused by humans but the coyote or other animal attack [he mentioned] makes so much sense now that I think about his reactions. It is the distant noise that gets to him the most [like you said in the session]. A kid playing next door gets no reaction, a kid shouting half a mile away gets him hyped up. Same with dog sounds. The dog next door barks all day and no reaction from Albert. A small dog barks in the street below and he goes crazy.

Cheers!

I received more feedback almost a month later:

Date: August 5, 2017 at 4:06:24 PM PDT Hi Cindy,

Albert & Mavis are doing great. I can’t remember the last time Mavis jumped up at us. A couple of times she started and stopped mid flight as if she remembers your chat. Albert is so much happier and calmer. He is almost always with a chew/bone in his mouth now and grabs one before going outside. It definitely calms him down.

I like the fact that you have an open conversation with them!

Thanks!

It still amazes me how wonderfully loving animals are and how they really want to be the best for us, but that sometimes just a few little words with them, can make the biggest difference in them. ❤

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My Interview On Empire Radio-NY About Being An Animal Communicator [7/15/17]

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Listen to broadcast:

https://empireradionow.com/cindy-richardson-7-15-17-animal-communicator/

It was nice to be interviewed by Robert Whetham from Empire Radio-NY.  He asked really great questions I thought.

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