We were at our wit's end with Trouble, our white Oriental Short hair neuter. It seemed that there were no answers forthcoming about his continual spraying and piddling behavior. No matter what we tried, Trouble continued to anoint the carpet and our box spring, (thankfully still covered in plastic). We tried Prozac, with which our veterinarian had had much success in other cats with the same problem, but Trouble had a bad reaction to it, and, in fact became more anxious, prowling the house, yowling and pacing. We took him off Prozac as soon as we realized that he was not responding well to it. I was on the phone with my Veterinarians constantly, wondering what was at the source of his upset which seemed to be increasing each day.
Since he had been diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus, he was receiving his daily medication which was being administered to help his urine concentrate. It was supposed to help stop the spraying problem, but it had no effect on that behavior. We even boarded Lucyfur, our Tabby Domestic Short hair at our Veterinarian's clinic to try to ascertain if the interaction between Trouble and Lucyfur might be causing his increased anxiety. I got to the point where I did not know where to turn to get a solution to our puzzling problem.
A suggestion was made to me to consider consulting with an Animal Communicator. Initially I was quite skeptical about taking this step, but with all the emotional and financial effort that we had undertaken, with no major conclusive results, I decided that it was worth the small fee to go for it. I had little to lose and the possibility of much to gain.
One of my good friends had mentioned an animal communicator who had remotely "found" a Ragamuffin kitty who had escaped from her carrier during a security check at a large airport and who had been missing for days. Read about it at: Air Travel with Pets: Making it Safer
I cautiously put a toe into the water and wrote to Lisa Reber, sending her photographs of our cats and a little about their history including the current horrendous problems we were experiencing. I did not want to give her too much information and did not go into great detail to make sure that the reading would be untainted. Within hours I received a response from her.We quickly scheduled a session for a long distance reading for Trouble. When she called to confirm the appointment, there was something in her voice that gave me a very positive feeling that she would be able to help. However, I still remained skeptical, of course.
Our appointment was yesterday at 2:30 PM. When the phone rang I was not sure what the outcome would be. Part of me "knew" that she would give me the information that we needed, but another part of me was highly critical of my taking this step. I guess this is a normal reaction for a skeptic.
To my great surprise our session totally blew me away. Lisa began her reading by describing Trouble as a "flamboyant" kitty. She hit the nail on the head! She continued the reading telling me that Trouble had a special name for me, "MoMa". He absolutely adores me, but had been rather frustrated trying desperately to communicate with me. He was very happy and relieved that he now was having the opportunity to let me know what was on his mind.
Lisa informed me that she "picked up" that Trouble was in the first stages of kidney failure resulting from a high quality cat food which I had fed him quite a long time ago in order to perk up his appetite..He had grown finicky, refusing his regular diet. She explained that the food to which I had switched back then, was actually toxic for his particular physical make up. She was delighted that we had changed brands back to a grainless chicken or turkey formula. Since Lisa had no idea of his feeding history, I began listening more intently to what Trouble was telling me through her.
In her conversation with Trouble about Lucyfur, she learned that Lucyfur was not happy living with us. While she loved us, she was not particularly enamored of sharing her life with other cats, longing to be an only kitty, living with a male human companion.She had communicated that to Trouble. She had not bonded with Trouble or Hush Puppy (Trouble refers to him as Hush Hush) and was basically miserable in our home. My heart broke when she told me about her upset, and I immediately felt that I had let her down. Lisa reassured me that our home was not one that was meant to be permanent and that she had come to live with us temporarily. We were not her "forever home." and a more suitable one was waiting for her. I still feel guilty about it, even though she reassured me there was no need.
She had some things to tell me about my personal life that she learned about through her conversation with Trouble who was quite concerned about them. I won't go into them here, but I nearly fell off my chair when she raised his concerns. It came totally out of the blue and was so "on the money." Since Lisa had absolutely no idea about this "side issue" to which she brought to my attention, (along with some very realistic suggestions about how to deal with them) I can say it is that this information dissolved my skepticism completely.
Lisa also sent remote Reike healing to Trouble. I have to say that he has calmed down considerably in the past few days, no longer wandering around the house yowling and pacing. I am so relieved that he appears to be on the mend.
I talked with my Veterinarian last night. She agreed that he could be in the beginning of kidney failure and will be giving him supplements and herbal products to maintain his kidney health. I am much more optimistic that we are on the way to a successful result and that Trouble will shortly have no further need to continue his inappropriate elimination.
Have you had any experience with Animal Communicators? I would love to hear other stories about this fascinating means of communicating with our pets. Please leave a comment and tell us about it.