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amazingly animals work out how to communicate with us. July 28, 2010 7:26 AM

My mare, Callie, has worked out how to let me know what she wants to do, for instance, when I go to get her from the field, if the grass is good and she is not particularly fussed about coming in, she looks at the grass and at me pointedly, and keeps her head out of her head collar... If she doesn't want to go out of her stable she stands at the back, and keeps her head out of the head collar, and when she does want to go out, she stands by the door and puts her head in the head collar. I have spent time trying to recognise the signals she is developing without influencing or trying to train her... my cats too, have learned how to tell me what they want, although their favourite discussion is food... as they can go in and out as they please. Eddie the cat, will come and put his head up for fuss and as I give him attention and go to stroke his head, he will lead me to his cat bowl. Once I'm there, he will look at it and me to make sure I know it is empty. I have four cats, and if I can't find one, I ask the others where the missing one is; they disappear for a short while and bring the missing one home. The joy of taking time to quietly observe animals and learn about them far outways any joy that may be gained from trying to control their minds and actions. How blessed we are to have animals in our world, the ancients believed they were messengers from spirit, and certainly, they do bring deep positive love to us, if we can accept them as beings in their own right, rather than things to be used to feed human greed, the need to control or hunting lust.  [ send green star]
 
As us February 26, 2009 10:44 PM

I read ones way back when I was young that human contained four basic life-forces. The Material life-force, The Vegetable life force, the Animal life force and the Human life-force. These forces enable us to live and survive here. When I read this it made sense to me that we human should be able to understand very thing basic on earth, like our plants needs and existence, our animals existence and awareness because we have it in us. The animal force in us makes us want to have children and care for them, make us "hunt" for food and fight to survive. I have lost the book I found this in but I will see if I can find it again. This taught me to belive that animals have the same feelings spectrum as us. If this is so, my God a lot of animals suffer, the only way I think they survive is their ability to surrender to there situation.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
thankyou April 18, 2007 4:42 AM

I've been discussing animal souls and I believe animals do have a soul or a spirit. http://www.helium.com/tm/271371 My animals have shown me in many ways that they are more than just flesh and blood.  [ send green star]
 
 January 13, 2007 1:33 PM

I just want to say Thankyou for all the shares you've put on this board. It's lovely to know that people do really understand that their animals are thinking, communicating souls....  [ send green star]
 
 January 13, 2007 1:30 PM

I usually know because I feel it start to flow from my hands when I'm stroking the animal - particularly on horses. They also make a beeline for me when they want Reiki and I often 'feel' their discomfort when I start to connect with them, for instance, I was talking to another horse owner whose horse, Dino, had suddenly gone lame. As I walked beside them I got a sharp pain on the edge of the sole of my right foot. I've found that my arms correspond to their front legs and my legs correspond to the back...joints are more difficult because their knee is actually the same joint as out ankle or heel, I forget exactly which, so if I get a pain in a joint while working I usually work down the legs until I feel a strong flow. Anyway, back to Dino; the pain corresponded with a spot at the edge of his hoor under the shoe. His owner washed his foot, in that area, well when we got back to the yard and a small sharp flint stone came out. She got the farrier out next day and he took off the shoe to reveal that the stone had dug into the foot and caused the pain. Another horse from that yard seemed to have fetlock problems. However, I didn't feel an actual pain, more a fear. It turned out she had gotten a serious injury to that joint while exercising. Her behaviour was such that she stiffened up whenever her rider tried to ride her in the way she had when she became injured...five years before! It was the fear of pain that was causing her to stiffen and appear to be lame. After much Reiki, in which I felt as if the Reiki was healing scars in the energy field, she stopped stiffening and began to enjoy exercise again.  [ send green star]
 
Reiki/animal discomfort January 13, 2007 6:36 AM

Hi, Wendy; How do you know when an animal has physical discomfort? I mean, when they approach you for Reiki, do you Feel a Sense of something being wrong, say, the horse's mouth or foot being uncomfortable? Or do you understand this in the "usual" way, as in seeing with your eyes that the animal is holding his foot stiffly, or his mouth is half-open, etc. Reiki interests me, but don't know much about it. Thanks Alexi  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 15, 2006 4:56 PM

Yup, definitely a horse hug. I've recently moved my horse to a new yard and I'm certain she told her new field mates that I would Reiki them...they have all come over to me and on inspection I've found that each of the ones who have approached me have physical discomfort. One kept coming towards me then turning away, he was also a little distant from the rest, so I went over to him. He took a goodly amount of Reiki before I left the field that evening. As I walked away, I noticed my mare leave the main group and go over to him, now she seems to have taken him into her social group and he is with the herd. He seems happier. Another old one had a sore mouth and he had some Reiki then a younger one who had approached me a number of times came over and he had sores around his nose too. They both seem to have sunburn...anyway, they both appreciated Reiki.  [ send green star]
 
hello to all! September 14, 2006 11:07 AM

Hi there. I've read most of the messages in this thread and gotten teary a couple of times. My husband and I are always agreeing w/each other that animals talk and people are so stupid and anthropocentric to think otherwise. two topics in this thread interested me most: 1) telepathy w/animals, 2) horse communication. As far as I can tell, I've had telepathic communication twice, once w/ a cat and once w/ a dog. I would love to hear more from others on this. As for horses, I respect and admire them, but am a bit afraid of them (long story), and haven't ever known any for long, or kept any as pets. Last winter I took riding lessons again, to try to break thru my riding phobia. The horse I felt most comfortable with was Willy, a small black horse with a slow, even trot. I talked to him before, during and after lessons, telling him he was good and gentle and thanking him for putting up with my nervous-nelly riding "technique" and jerky instructions. After our last ride I gave him a carrot, and said goodbye. He looked at me and I swear he hugged me. He turned his head so his long neck gently went around my shoulder. Does that sound like a horse hug? :) cheers, Alexi  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Thanks for your input June 23, 2006 3:38 AM

I love the sound of the cat. My own cats are always there for us. Eddie, the one who disappeared for nearly 3 weeks last summer has become especially communicative since he returned, especially with my son, who eddie looks for whenever he comes in. When Leon is at work, Eddie watches the door and comes to mew at me, once I tell him Leon will be home later and has only gone to work, he settles down. Similarly, I went away to Stonehenge for the solstice, and the cats who usually stay close to me went up to sit in my sons room until I came home. What blessings they gift us with.  [ send green star]
 
hank [the taco dog] June 23, 2006 1:36 AM

sorry i forgot to enclose a photo of my pet's . they are my family sisce my kids are both grown . my son is 32 and a state certified fire fighter class 1 & 2 and also a Haz-mat man for the triego county area in western kasas . my daughter is 21 and still exploring life . i can't get the photo's to upload . but please feel free to e mail me at paintedhorse173@hotmail.com and i can send you photo's if you like . if you write please type care2.com in the subject box thanks P.S .i also have storys of my paint mare that was also special . Freedom lived to be 29 year's old . before she passed on.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
tiny the one eyed cat June 23, 2006 1:30 AM

several years ago i had a kitten born in my shed . a stray tom killed all her litter mate. and poked her eye out . i brought her inside and took care of her . Took her to the vet's . she lost the eye . but remained with me for 19 year's . one night she came into my bed room and kept trying till she got me awake . if it hadn't had been for her the trailer house would have blew up and we both might have been dead. Tiny would always know when i needed a friend and come and 'talk to me ' meow and rub up against me . and stay by my side we always looked after each other. when i moved to montana .she rode with me . and always stayed by me . when she got older . you could always find her on the bed in the sunshine . she she passed over . she was beside me . lord i miss that special kitty . . Now i have two tiny toe biter's . [taco dog's] Hank is only two and a half pound's . and logan no bigger. if they need something they come and make little noises to let me know sometrhing is needing done . last august when the tornado hit GReat Bend kansas. logan kept wining and acting like he was frightened . but there was nothing out of the normal . my sis and i took the horses back to the barn . and came into town . shortly the wind kicked up . so we took the dog's and cat's to the celler. they was all quite as mice . when my sister was trapped in the celler by the tree that had blown over . the animal's was softly talking to each other . keeping her calm. my sister is handi capped . and i beleive if it hadn't had been for the dog's and cats with her . she would have paniced . Hank keeps her entertained while i work . i wouldn't want to live without my furry friends and family . god bless the animal's that help us get throu life .  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Easy's gentle ways December 17, 2005 1:25 PM

My TB gelding Easy,was a very gentle soul,and he often took to animals who needed comforting. We had a paint stallion(Jojo) on the farm we boarded at that was blind,he got an infection that resulted inhis loss of vision totally in both eyes.He managed well with humans leading him,he still performed breeding sessions,but he was always turned out in a small paddock naer the barn,and often had no contact with other horses due to his fear of injury from them,& his stallion ways.He would tell others I'm a stallion,if they stayed close he'd try to rub on them as studs do,and they'd either runaway,or kick out,or strike,and then run off.He seemed very lonely.Well,when my guy was new to the farm,he was out in a small paddock next to Jojo,and when they met as Jo often did,my boy stayed.He allowed Jo to rub on him,& tell him he was the boss,and then they started rubbing & scratching each other.Jojo finally had a friend,you could see his joy at some companionship when they were near each other.We were working on a safe field for them when my guy was euthanized from a severe bout of colic.But Jojo had a friend for a bit.Easy always stopped at Jo's stall when he came into the barn to say hello to his friend,& pay respect. Easy also was rather fond of the youngsters.He allowed the newly weaned foals to share his hay at the door of his stall,seperated only by a chain while the door was open he welcomed them to dine with him.He was not so friendly to others at feed time.Only the foals were allowed to share.He also played wrestling games with the yaerlings,& 2 & 3 year olds.He didn't chase them away as the other geldings did.He enjoyed there youthful raucus play.Like wise he was kind to my young nephew who loved to sit on him.My nephew was 2,and Easy was 7yrs,&16.1 hands.He had never been around children so young,but was very calm 7 relaxed as my nephew would run up to him anywhere with his arms up yelling "up,up" he was just starting to speak,and he knew he wanted up on his back.Austin would sit up there while I groomed,or tacked up,and just chatter away.Easy was quite aware of his movements,and listened to him with his ears on the little ones talk!He would even turn around & look up at him from time to time at which Austin would smile grandly.Easy was very gentle and intuitive I believe.He is missed greatly.The night before he passed,he walked through the barn and made stops at all his friends stalls,almost as if he knew.Thank you for letting me share my sweet boy with you all. Donna E  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Hi October 24, 2005 1:00 AM

My name is Kaela and I just joined. I've had my cat, Chandler, for 6 years (got him in the 3rd grade) and I understand him so much! When he wants a specific thing, his meows will be in different pitches. People always try to make cats shut up when they meow, but I listen. When Chandler is hungry and his bowl is empty, he meows at me in a certain way. I automatically know, check his food bowl, and it sure enough was empty. Animals body language can also be clearer than human's sometimes. They way Chandler moves his ears, tail, twitches his nose. When he's in a normal situation and he hesitates and stops, I know what he's thinking about. I understand him SO clearly. When I come home and go into a room, he'll jump up on a surface and meow like crazy at me. I pet him, and he is so happy! I really spoil Chandler! In my bedroom, my desk is about 6 feet tall and has a flat surface on the top to display stuff. I have all of my fake stuffed animals on most of the top, then have a bed in the center. I wanted it to be comfortable for him, so I put a crocheted blanket and pillow underneath the cat bed. I wanted my doors closed on vacation (even though the cats can open doors) but I duct-taped the bed on top of a TV. I put 3 towels and the bed all duct-taped together since he knocks stuff down. Dogs are probably the most outspoken and can be read more clearly than cats because cats are subtle. That's why owners can't tell as easily when cats are sick, but can when dogs are sick.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
Animal talk October 23, 2005 8:34 PM

Hi I live in a coastal town in Alaska. I have a dog named Honey, she was down by the beach barking one day, she would look up at my husband & bark then look over along the mud flats & bark some more. So I went to see what was wrong, she met me part way & I could see she had blood on her cheek. So I got my husband & he went to look in the direction she was barking. He found a dog their in pretty bad shape. We found her owners & they took her to the vet. The nearest we, the hurt dog,s owners & the vet could figure out is the dog had been attacked by eagles, perhaps picked up & dropped on the mud as there were no tracks to indicate how the attacked dog had got their. Only tracks from Honey where she had gone up to her & perhaps laid her cheek on the hurt dog. Honey was obviously communicating to us that she needed help. Many years ago we lived in a trailer out in the woods, there were squirrels living in the trees there. I used to enjoy feeding them left over hot cakes, peanuts & so on. One of them couldn't see very well & at that time I had a wart on one of my fingers. One day I was giving him some peanuts, well he missed the peanut & grabbed hold of my wart. Obviously I couldn't let loose of it & that squirrel got very upset with me. He would tug on the wart then stand back & chatter angerly at me & grab the wart again. I finally had the wart removed & the poor guy quit getting confused.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 October 02, 2005 9:06 AM

It's really lovely to observe animals communicating with each other, I think, especially when they are being supportive and kind. I'm reminded of an occassion with Callie, when we were about to move to a new yard. It was a sudden decision on my part to move but one of the young ponies, Summer, who Callie had nurse maided a bit, seemed to know what was happening. She stood at the field gate whinneying at the top of her voice...Callie, usually well behaved during handling, broke away and rushed to the gate to her. She put her nostrils to Summers and seemed to breathe into her nose. It was definitely a calming communication and Summer seemed to appreciate it. Then Callie quietly came back with me to be loaded. Summer's owner moved her to our new yard a few weeks later so they weren't apart for long.  [ send green star]
 
 October 01, 2005 9:45 PM

Wendy--our furbabies certainly do make themselves known don't they? How's it coming with the sheep tick? Hopefully the Vaseline worked and Eddie is free of his little "stow-away"....those little varmints can be so frustrating for us let alone painful for our furry ones--don't think I blame Eddie for having a cuss about it! Ya know--for all my girls' griping and carrying on at each other--I saw the other side of them today. Google had an appointment with the vet for a look-see about some dermatitis that plagues her now and then. Not sure of the cause, but at least once a year she somehow gets itchy--digs and scratches--gets hot spots and the rest is history. Anyhoo--our appointment was at 10:00 this morning. I got up early to drink coffee and have enough time to set the carrier out in the livingroom floor so Google could get the idea and maybe not be quite as nervous about getting in it. She's blind and definitely does NOT like the carrier much. Getting her in the carrier went better than usual..maybe she knew it was off to the Doc and her experience tells her that soon after she would feel better. As I got Google safely tucked away--I went across the livingroom to grab my keys and bag. When I turned around Gilda was standing in front of the carrier softly chirping and the two of them were rubbing noses through the gaps in the wire door. Awwwwwwww....it was the sweetest! It was as if Gilda was telling Google it would be alright and she would be waiting for her when we got back. Google was pretty good on the ride and didn't cry too much. We got home about an hour later--allergy shot given and exam done. Google was pronounced the picture of health with the exception of the dermatitis and had to get a shot for the itching. Gilda was waiting at the front door for us. When I walked in with the carrier-Gilda was meowing and chirping like she couldn't wait to see Google. I set the carrier down, opened the door and let Google figure out that we were home and it was okay to come out. Google came out chirping just like Gilda--it was like a conversation--Gilda: "Where did you go?" Google: "To the Doc because I itch like crazy!" "Gilda: Really? What did he do for you? You smell funny" Google: "He gave me a shot--it didn't hurt; I don't have any fleas and he petted me a lot--you smell the same as when I left" Gilda: "Oh--that's nice, I'm glad it didn't hurt, but you still smell funny" The two had a sniff/chirp-fest for a few minutes and off they went to the couch for a cuddle and a nap. I just love my two grouchy gals---especially when I get to see the other side of them like I did today! Hugs--Hugs--Hugs-- Jules  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 October 01, 2005 4:11 AM

Thankyou for the interesting stories, it's lovely to know that humans take time to observe and try to listen to their animals. On a light note, Eddie has a stubborn sheep tik on his back at the moment and I tried to put some vaseline on it to get it to come off. Eddie tried to eat my hand and swore very loudly at me in Cat talk! I knew exactly what he was saying through the spits and growls!  [ send green star]
 
 September 29, 2005 8:45 PM

Hi Heidi--I'm Jules--glad you like Care2--I haven't been on this site very long myself, but have found a lot of nice people that I have a lot in common with! I don't know a lot about iguanas--very little actually and I definitely didn't know they really made any kind of noise. What is your inguana's name? It would seem to me that the affection your buddy exhibits means he's one very happy guy! Do you go for walks in the yard or can you take him out on the sidewalk in front of where you live? Just so cool and I'm really interested to hear more! I love kitty talk--its the funniest! My two girls are chattering away this very moment--apparently Google is eating out of Gilda's side of the dish and Gilda is most displeased! LOL--they're like two little spinster sisters that gripe--gripe--gripe at each other! I am sorry to know your Barney is over the Bridge---I'm sure he was a great friend for you and all your other critters. Anyways---glad to know you're here and looking forward to hearing more about your critter buddies! Hugs-- Jules  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
My Two Cents September 28, 2005 9:53 PM

Hello, new to the site, I like it. I have, and have had MANY kinds of pets, all of who communicate with me. I have a 6ft.,12lb. iguana, who of course doesnt have a bark or meow, but none-the-less manages to let me know exactly what hes thinking. He is actually potty trained, and knows what days he goes out for a walk, or swim. When he was smaller, he'd see my keys in hand and would wait by the door to jump on my shoulder so he could go too. When hes ready to go in, he rubs his face on my shoulder, or ankle. When hes hungry he will open and close his mouth(makes a click noise) Maybe its just the link we have, but I know when hes angry, tired, scared, and I'm quite sure Ive seen him smile at me. I work with animals every day(Pet Store) and I believe that the more you love and show an animal that you are paying attention, the more communication occurs. At home I have ferets,cats, hamsters, lizards, and all co-exist together quite nicely. Ive talked to each of them ,since day one, like they could understand, and now they do. My cat Barney(the love of my life)used to call me 'ma-ma' when he was in a particularly good mood. (He's in Kitty Heaven now)He also loved to answer the phone, (no hello,lol, just a meow) Fred, Barneys brother, has a specific meow for me and had a different meow for Barney. Animals communicate in MANY different ways, just as humans can. They also have senses much more acute than ours and when something is amiss, they will tell you, even if its not directly..... I didnt intend to write all this, but here it is. I do have many more stories about my aniamls communicating with me, if you'd like to contact me to hear some of them, my email is ielenia146@msn.com  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
October 27, 2005 : Introduction to Animal Communication: September 27, 2005 10:36 AM

Walnut Creek, CA Animals are Communicating with us all the time and love it when we can hear their "voices". Join Cathy and her assistant, Kobe Bear as you find out how animal communication can give you a deeper unserstanding of animal thoughts, feelings, and viewpoints which can help with training, behavioral, health and emotional issues and problems. October 27/2005 Dolphin Dream Bookstore Walnut Creek, CA Cathy Malkin 925-671-9208 cathy@animalmuse.com www.animalmuse.com  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
October 1, 2005 : Introduction to Animal Communication September 27, 2005 10:35 AM

Kitchener, Ontario October 1, 2005 9:30-12:30 Explore the different levels on which we and our animals communicate. What are they really trying to tell us? A first step in learning Animal Communication and excellent preparation for any basic workshop. With Sue Becker BFRP, Animal Communicator/Instructor Sue Becker 519-896-2600 suebecker@cyg.net  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 17, 2005 6:45 PM

I wanted to share what my dog, Lassie did last night! I'm so proud of my furbaby--YAYYY! My brother brought one of his dogs over--his name is Booger. Lassie has always been skittish due to the abuse she suffered as a puppy and not quick to accept strangers whether they're human or otherwise. She's not aggressive toward other dogs, but would rather hide from them. Anyhow--I was sitting on the deck with the two dogs and watching them communicate--they are starting become great friends and now seem very happy to see one another. Lassie was sitting on the deck, Booger come over to her and they met nose to nose. I just waited to see what would happen next....Lassie stood up and put her chin on the back of Booger's neck--Booger just wagged his tail. Lassie stood there for the longest time--it was like a hug and she was making her "moo" sound! I thought that sound was reserved for me alone---she appears to now love & trust Booger and he seems to feel the same. He kept making a low noise in his throat while Lassie was "hugging" him--its a nice sound--not a growl. They played and chased each other all evening. After they were tired they laid on the deck together with their noses almost touching. Awwwwwwww!!!! Hugs - Jules  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Famous Animal Lovers/Caregivers September 15, 2005 9:08 PM

I think mine would have to be Jane Goodall! That's who I'd most want to be like if I had the choice. Wow! She amazes me as do the primates she has studied for so many years. I remember watching programs about Jane and the great apes on t.v.--they were wonderful, mesmerizing and beautifully done! Her persistance for getting grants to continue her research was endless...so much good has come from her work.....so much will be passed down generation to generation---what a contribution! Hugs-- Jules PS--Wendy...the Reiki you have described is very interesting! What a great gift you have.... I know of St. Francis very well through my religious upbringing (Episcopal). We have an annual blessing of the animals at our church--its great to have all the animal buddies there--also moving to see how people truly love their furry, feathered or scaled friends enough to bring them for the blessing and healing prayers. I had no idea of the Druid/Catholic correlation--another very interesting thought--thanks for giving me something else to learn about!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 15, 2005 1:23 PM

Have you ever thought who you'd most like to be like, in the sense of famous animals lovers/carers. For me it would be St. Francis, who incidently is thought likely to have been more druid than catholic now. When I'm treating animals with Reiki, and feel as if I need help to understand their problems or for an extra boost, I often call on Francis of Assisi to help and guide me. It seems to make a difference.  [ send green star]
 
Roxanne September 12, 2005 2:14 PM

Awwwww----that's so sweet to hear---I'd hafta say you ROCK too Roxanne! YAYYYY!!!! One sound Google and Gilda make that I left out before is the chuffing. That's the one I love the most I think! I've had cats in and out of my life for many years--some drool when content, come purr and some chuff. I have a couple of chuffers! When they're completely content they not only purr they make this sound, which I learned is called chuffing. It sounds like they're saying "huh-huh-huh" without the tone--more like short breaths out. The big cats do it for their babies to soothe them--it seems to mean "its alright--I'm here". Dontcha just love it? :-) Have a great one! Jules  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Jules September 12, 2005 12:12 AM

You rock!!! And I quite agree with you about Dr. Dolittle, ooooh to have his language abilities!!!!!! Take Care, Roxie  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Animals Do Talk September 11, 2005 2:54 PM

Hi! I'm pretty new to Care2 and have been looking around at various groups---wow! This is very interesting and I agree--animals talk to us all the time! Geeze--anyone who thinks their dog barks, cat meows or horse neighs just to make noise needs to listen more closely! We live with 2 cats and a dog--they jabber all the time in their various ways. Our dog...Lassie Anne squeaks, growls and even makes a strange noise that sounds almost like a moo! Of course her sounds express different moods--the moo happens when I scratch her chest a certain way--she pulls her head way back and lifts her right leg so I get the right spot. Its almost like when we humans sigh during a good stretch or something. I love that noise--its a happy--"yep that's the spot to scratch" noise. The cats are completely different--Gilda will lay on her side with her paws stretched out while pulling herself along the carpet toward my son when he sits on the floor. As she does this--she makes a chirping noise in her throat which just makes us giggle--its a happy sound and one that means "I'm ready to play". She'll pull herself along, chirping the whole time then suddenly jump up to all fours-bounce along with her back arched---ears laid back and pounce into his lap for a tussle--its a riot! The other kitty--Google (not named for the website) has been blind since birth. She was born with micro-opthalmia. If she has any sight at all--its very, very low--possibly only able to tell light from dark, etc. She's beautiful, fuzzy and sweeter than anything. Her noise is a chattering/chirping sound. This happens when its time for us to wake up in the mornings. She will hop onto the bed, trample all over me making her noise which means "Hey lady--the food bowl is empty, you need to get up and do something about that!" Google and Gilda have their own language that only they understand. Its a series of chirps, chatters and purrs that is so funny to hear, but obviously is a conversation of some sort. Sometimes they growl, hiss or chatter at each other and it is clearly a warning like "I don't want to play with you right now" or "Hey woman--that's MY bed you're hogging!" Even though Google's eyes are not properly formed she is very expressive with her eyelids--they narrow when she's upset with Gilda or Lassie--they widen if she hears a noise outside, etc. We all talk to our animal buddies around here---even when the rest of my family is gone--I keep the talk going with "The Girls" and they seem to appreciate it with comments of their own. Dr. Doolittle had it goin' on--don't you agree? Jules  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Socrates August 05, 2005 1:23 PM

Thanks for your input, Tricia, I think you are right, a lot of the time it is nonverbal, images, maybe, as we certainly share those, and as you said, body language. Have a great weekend!! Roxie  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Socrates July 29, 2005 1:46 PM

I've studied communicating with animals and I would guess you are already communicating with Socrates. It's not what you say but how you say it. Animals are cute on human body language and if your round them long enough you soon pick up on theirs. Its just we have difficulty putting our feelings into words. Flint looks at his treat box then at me and smacks his lips. I know he wants a treat:) My old cat was deaf but as soon as I open the fridge he was there. Could he have been linking telepathically. I can't say for sure but I feel we did have a link. All best to you Tricia  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Socrates July 26, 2005 6:39 PM

Hi! I'm new here, but wanted to chime in. I have always had animals as friends in my life and as you all know they all have very distinct personalities and some talk better than others. I've worked with an Eurasian Eagle Owl named Socrates for over 10 yrs now and he talks witn his tallons, his posture, his eyes, his horns, and most of all with his wings. When he is relaxed, he holds his wings at his sides, they droop when he is hot, and when he is scared, he wraps them around me and I wrap my free arm around him and hold him close. This calms him and helps him relax. When he is tense, his tallons tighten considerably on my gloved arm. When he is interested in something his horns go up and he stares directly at it. I just got up a moment ago because my Great Pyrenees, Berrenger, came into the office to tell me he needed to go out. He nudges my arm very gently, looks up at me with his big brown eges and gives a little soft yipping noise. He then leaves the room. If I don't follow him, he comes back and repeats the process until I get up and open the door for him. He is incredibly communicative, one of the most talkative dogs I have ever met. Course, that is a breed trait....but back to Socrates. I have been all over the state of CA with him and we have met thousands of people, but I have met two different people who told me he can talk telepathically. One woman talks to all animals and has been hired by the San Diego Zoo to solve problems for them. She told me Socrates is very special and is waiting for me to talk with him telepathically. I have been trying ever since, but only have had one actual success. I have no doubt it was him, because it was exactly something he would have said. But since then I have had no luck so if anyone has had this sort of experiece, and can offer pointers, I'd love to hear from them! Thanks, Roxie  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 July 13, 2005 1:58 PM

Thankyou for posting. Someone else was telling me recently that a collie they knew managed to communicate the fact that she was in pain through it's body language...he was driving along and saw the dog (which belonged to a neighbour) in the street and just knew there was something wrong although he couldn't see anything particularly. When he stopped his van and got out the dog gave him his paw dolefully and there was a huge thorn in it between the pads.  [ send green star]
 
Collie chat July 13, 2005 11:26 AM

Hi everyone I walk a border collie Aurora for a working couple and I always know when they have had a bad day. Their collie lets me know by becoming more clingy and needing cuddlies. I ask her whats up and she looks over at her owner chair as if to say "guess who":) It's a standing joke now that I always know when they are having a bad day. She maynot have words but sure can communicate:) This is one of my favourite groups as I don't feel so mad after reading others stories! All best to you all Tricia  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 July 08, 2005 5:13 PM

Went to get Callie in today, then she saw the head collar in my hand and went off in the other direction! I figured she didn't want to come in, she was right the weather which had seemed wet and windy all cleared up and it was a nice dry night.  [ send green star]
 
 June 28, 2005 2:02 AM

My mare whinneys at my car when I drive into the yard and whinneys at me across the field as I go to get her. I called her one day and she whinneyed loudly back but didn't move towards the gate...when I called her again she whinneyed back loudly again but still didn't move except to gingerly pick up a foot and put it down again. From where I was I couldn't see clearly but I could see something wasn't right. When I got to her her show was hanging on by one nail, but another nail was still in the shoe sticking up so whenever she move her foot the nail dug up into her sole. I managed to pull the shoe off in the field and there was no harm done. The whinneys she gave that day were 'bigger' than the usual 'I'm coming' ones when I go to get her, as they are different to the 'Feed me' and 'welcome' ones when she's in her stable. I think horses are exceptionally bright and I talk to her a lot, I think she's realised that we communicate through sound and talk and of course horses do too.  [ send green star]
 
Hi aninails to talk June 27, 2005 12:33 PM

Hi we have a year old App and she goes around moving her jaww like she is talking. She talks to her dad like he should know what she says. She evens growls like a dog. Take Care Bertha  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 09, 2005 10:16 AM

of course they do ! and i talk to them...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Honey June 04, 2005 6:51 PM

I "have" a deer named Honey. She's not literally mine, but I can feed her from my hand. She comes everyday to eat her corn around 7:30 pm. There are subtle movements she has, that let me know things such as, if i'm too close or if she wants more apples. She uses her ears, eyes, legs, and sometimes her mouth to let me know these. She uses a small series of stomps, sneezes, ear movements and sometimes she'll look at something, look back to me, then look back to that object, to let me know what she wants. If she stomps her foot, that means she's uncomfortable with how close i am. This comes into play especially when she brings her fawns for the first time. If she wants more apple, she'll put both ears forward and stretch her neck out to full length, with her nose pointed towards the apples. If she was to soo what something is, like my digital camera, she will look to it, then me, then the camera again. If i hold it out to her, she will cautiously smell it and decide if she likes it or not. If she puts both of her ears back, that means she's getting mad, if she has them moving constantly she's content. Alsoi her tail, she uses her tail alot. If she is focused on something it stays still, if she is content, she flicks it from one side to the other every once in a while. Thats just the way we "talk" to eat other. I use hand gestures and my body posture to communicate with her. If she's eating the plants in the garden, i'll stomp my foot, and she knows to get out of there. If she's not sure who I am i slowly hold one hand out and wave it towards her so my scent goes to her.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Thankyou May 18, 2005 4:04 PM

wendy@reikiway.freeserve.co.uk Thanks for joining this group, I'm letting it grow and will be adding content soon.  [ send green star]
 
Dog Talk May 18, 2005 2:57 PM

Wendy, I have an attachment that I saved to my computer entitled, "Dogs Speak". While it's meant to be humorous, you may went to view it. Let me know where I can send you an attachment that's viewable on Windows Media Player.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Animals do talk May 03, 2005 1:23 AM

I am writing a book called 'Animals Do Talk' and would be grateful for any stories from people about when an animal communicated to them... When an animal actually managed to convey a message through it's (out of character) actions to let a human know their was a problem. Feel free to message me or email me on Care2 - unicawn@snail-mail.net I will also watch discussion threads. My motivation for writing the book is bring the notion of animals being far more intelligent and able to communicate into the common consciousness. I know animals communicate with us, so do most of you, however most humans have been conditioned into thinking animals are not capable of thinking and making decisions...this is used as an excuse to persecute animals. By raising the consciousness and showing that animals do try to communicate with humans I'm hoping that at least some people will begin to have a conscience where animals are concerned. I cannot pay anyone for their story, but I would like to include details and pictures in the book, so please make sure I receive enough details to be able to contact you. Thankyou for reading this and I hope to hear from you.  [ send green star]
 
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