By Bjørn Range, Norway
My owner doesn't understand me!
Considering that the two of them had never met before, a rather strange dialogue took place between the animal communicator and a dog owner.
The animal communicator started off with the following question:
- Your dog is worried about the situation in the family. Do you mind if I discuss this here?
- No, that's quite OK, the dog owner replied confidently.
- It bothers your dog what will come of the relation between X and Y.
- He would like that the two persons could reach an understanding. Is it possible for you to do something about the situation?
Puzzled, the dog owner looked at the animal communicator, at us and then at her dog.
- Does he want to know whether I can do something?
- Yes, exactly, that's what he would like to know.
The dog owner mumbled something about seeing what she could do while her eyes once again wandered between the animal communicator, us and the dog. Then, all of a sudden, she seemed to get a new idea and she turned again to the communicator:
- OK, I'm aware of that now. But did the dog also mention something about Z?
- No, the communicator said. Why?
- Um, no. No, no, never mind.
And then the dog owner thanked the communicator for the interesting information she had received and left the room, frowning and with an inquisitive look on her dog.
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In mid-June, I had attended a basic course in telepathic communication with animals conducted in Bergen by the American Amelia Kinkade. Like many people engaged in alternative methods, she resides in California. Prior to this course I had read her book "Straight from the Horse's Mouth: How to Talk to Animals and Get Answers" and so had a rough idea what this course was about. Among the attendants were the curious, the talented, the not so talented - and the rest of us.
It was interesting to notice that among the roughly 100 attendants there were only 5 men, but it is a fact that women are more interested in alternative subjects.
During the two days we met three dogs, a cat, a horse, a pig, a rat and a cockatoo. The bird revealed to a few talented auditors that his former owners had accused it of the murder of a budgie and therefore he was relocated. And it further revealed that a strange cat had entered through the open window and killed the budgie - "I'm innocent". This was only one of several details which later were confirmed by the stunned owner of the cockatoo.
Apart from the earlier mentioned dog that talked about family relations, there was the talkative cat that had been served tuna for the first time in its life and completely mixed up the point in time of various events (all were confirmed by the owner, only the chronological order of the episodes was corrected); the mini pig with lovesickness; the little Fjord horse that complained about a scrubbing saddle buckle when it was carrying the big heavy man, but not when the small woman was riding it.
We had all been asked to bring along good photos of our animals where particularly the eyes should be prominent. With photos of various animals in our hands we should now try to communicate with these animals. I was given the photo of a dachshund with large, alert eyes and started off with ordinary questions the way we had been taught (begin with something trivial, just like the introduction to a good conversation!) I asked the dachshund about his favourite play and saw in my mind's eye a bicoloured ball in the grass. "Where do you normally sleep?" Now I saw a bast mat on a floor covered with slate tiles. "And where do you prefer to sleep?" I saw the dachshund sleeping on a blue sofa. After that, the dog's time with me had run out and he disappeared. Later on his owner confirmed everything, also that the dog only on special occasions was allowed to sleep on the blue sofa.
Some attendants had nothing much to report, whilst others could tell of many different subjects and details the animal had shared with them.
It is often difficult to communicate with animals we know, simply because we know them! When we communicate with animals and ask questions, it is always the first thought that comes to mind that is correct. Later the sensation is blurred by our own thoughts, attitude and opinions.
Therefore, you'll have to trust your first impression.
From the Norwegian Corgi Post 3/2007
P.S. Bjørn Range appears to be one of the "gifted" individuals. He brought with him several photos of his Corgis, but only one was handed over to a lady who, regrettably, was unable to establish a contact.