Preparing for a transition, knowing when to let your pet go and when to fight for them instead are some of the hardest decisions every animal lover caretaker must face.
Then ultimately grieving a lost pet is a process that is never easy. When you lose a pet, it can leave you feeling alone, lost, and confused… broken hearted.
What do you do when you’re grieving a pet?
The biggest thing that helps is to communicate directly with them so you KNOW what they want, what they need, what helps and what makes things worse so you’re not just guessing, hoping you’re doing the right thing.
Do you struggle to communicate with your beloved pet, to hear their voice, understand their viewpoint, or is it something that comes naturally to you?
Here is Lisa and KC’s story about how she used animal communication to help her when grieving a pet.
Lisa said, “I lost many cats during my years as a pet lover, and all of them left me feeling devastated with a long period of mourning and unresolved feelings of guilt, anger, sorrow.
Then I read about animal communication and that it was important for animals to choose when they will pass away and when they have to go, and that oftentimes they need to say goodbye to their companions and deliver last messages.
So I decided right then and there that I needed to learn animal communication so that when my other pets pass on, I could know their heart, understand what they were going through, and honor their wishes”.
The Heart School of Animal Communication changed my life.
I searched the web and found Val Heart’s The Heart School of Animal Communication. I immediately enrolled in the Beginning Course and I loved it so much that I got the Advanced Animal Talk Topics Mastery Course (really exciting and fascinating!).
I also enrolled in the Animal Talk Coaching & Mastery Club so I could practice and develop my skills, improve my confidence and accuracy.
And by the way, I have met a great bunch of like-minded souls who all believe in animal communication.
Finally! I didn’t feel alone anymore.
Then the time I was dreading and preparing for finally came.
KC’s Story – Here’s what happened…
My 18-year-old cat, KC, was in end-stage kidney disease. She developed a large lump on her neck, which later spread to her chest. KC stopped eating and drinking, and wouldn’t come to me anymore.
My heart flooded with sadness, thinking she was ready to go. I was grief-stricken once again.
But in my pain, I was blocking my ability to talk with her, so I knew I needed help with this one. I knew that grieving an animal isn’t easy and that I just couldn’t do it alone this time.
I called Val up to have a consultation because I had to find out if it really was KC’s time to go, or if I was mistaken.
Val quickly “opened up” the channels of communication between herself, KC, and me.
We first talked about my feelings and fears over KC passing away so I would have more clarity about what was important to me.
Then Val tuned into KC and began the conversation.
To my complete surprise, when Val ask if she was ready to go…
KC said that it was NOT her time to go yet! She wasn’t ready.
So Val helped us create a “signal” KC could give me so that I would know when she was ready and it was time to put her to sleep.
The signal was that she would put her paw on my hand, something she had never done before, ever.
After that, Val gave me some important messages from KC: “Don’t mourn me before I am gone, just be with me. It is solely up to me to determine when I will pass.”
At that point, I felt a deep sadness, but also a feeling I never experienced in this situation before. I felt acceptance, love, respect, and a “oneness” with her.
I couldn’t believe it, but I felt relief and a measure of peace for the first time.
My ability to communicate with animals improved.
KC rallied back and she had some very good days and some bad days. We wound up enjoying another 3 weeks together.
During this time, my ability to communicate directly with KC improved greatly. We spent time “being with each other” although it was tough seeing her wither away before my eyes.
The day before she passed, we took our last walk together. She walked further than ever before.
She told me, “you need to enjoy this too; feel the earth beneath your feet.” With her permission and guidance, I carried her some of the way.
Then unexpectedly, she told me she wanted to go visit the house next door, the one that was put up for sale.
Why did she want to go there? It was out of our usual path…
“She wanted to go on an adventure for the last time.”
And so we went. We took our time. She sniffed and chewed grass, and took in nature’s scents.
When she decided to return, she wanted to walk back by herself.
KC’s Final Goodbye
The next morning, I got up to feed my other cat and KC some food, but she wouldn’t eat. She was curled up in a ball just looking at me. I told her that I was going back to bed for an hour.
When I woke up, she looked at me, meowed, got up and walked over to me quickly, and walked over my hand, then turned back to sit down.
Astonished, I said, “KC, are you trying to tell me that this is your time, or did you just walk on my hand by accident?”
As she turned away to lay back down, I put my hand next to her paw. She quickly reached out and touched my hand again, then she collapsed.
I think it took every ounce of strength for her to give me that signal, because after that she could not lift her head.
She clearly said, “This is it. It’s Time.”
I asked her why she waited so long and she said, “I needed to leave on my own terms.”
I couldn’t believe she gave me the signal. Not once, but twice!!!
On the way to the vet, I held her in my arms while my roommate Janet and I talked to her. We shared all the different memories we had of her.
When it was her time to go, I just caressed her as the tears came down and told her that she could leave, that I would be okay, and to promise to come back to me to tell me that she was alright..
She thanked me for loving and supporting her, and allowing her to go on her own terms.
And so she did.
Animal communication can take you a long way toward peace, acceptance and healing when grieving a pet.
Grieving a pet is not easy. I still miss KC, but I am not blinded by grief and anger to the point of being “incapacitated” like I always was prior to working with Val.
Instead, I am at peace with her transition. I honored her last wishes.
Her gift to me was to impart significant life lessons. Now, when I feel sad, I have wonderful memories to draw upon, and they make me feel better.
I know that I will be able to communicate with her and my other pets that passed away. And I will be able to be there for my pets in a meaningful way when it’s their time to go too.
KC’s transition and everything that transpired was a life changing, affirming moment for me, thanks to Val.
If you are dealing with an aging pet, one that has health problems, or want to communicate with your pet about transitioning, or if you are grieving a pet that has passed away, Val can help you.
She is genuine, sensitive, and has a sense of humor that you can’t help but smile at. Her ability to connect with animals is uncanny. Give Val a call. She changed my life. I am confident that she can change yours too.”
Do you need help on your animal communication path?
Do you have tears in your eyes too?
KC and Lisa’s story touches me deeply.
If you’re still not sure you want to learn animal communication, then take a moment and ask your animal how badly they want to bring you into their world, share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with you and to share their wisdom and unique viewpoints with you…
Every day they have things to say, even when they’re getting ready to cross over.
Like Lisa and KC, animals communicate with us energetically and intuitively by sending thoughts, and visual impressions and by sharing feelings.
Click HERE to learn how to talk to animals yourself using the Heart Wisdom Methods of Animal Communication at The Heart School.
Good. Now, what is your pet trying to tell you today? Leave your comment, tell us your story below.