Cat Behavior (Is It Based on their Humans?)

“Dog rehabilitation – This is what I do: help a dog with issues to return to a balanced state of calm submission. Sometimes it may appear that I can “fix” a dog instantly, but as I’ve said, “a dog is not an appliance that can be sent out for repairs.” Permanent dog rehabilitation can occur only with a calm, assertive, stable, and consistent owner.” -Cesar Millan


Bonding with Sam

Samson--3 months of age

Samson–3 months of age

Recently, this quote showed up on my FB newsfeed, and got me wondering if I concurred.  I don’t.

“Cats choose who they bond with.  It cannot be forced. If you are the chosen one, embrace it as a gift. You have your cat’s love.”

Not all cats are ready to bond.  Due to trauma, medically, environmentally, and emotionally, real barriers can pose as great obstacles to receiving a cat’s devotion and love.

It is usually more about the people than the cat, even though the cat

Counseling Sam

Dear wonderful Sam.  Full of exhurbance and initiative, Sam needs to go to charm school.  To find a happy medium with which to socialize, hiberate, live with my eldest cat Rosie.

Rosie is the remaining puss from my original four, actually five, which I brought in from outside and socialized.  Rosie is a Libra extraordinaire!  For one she is gorgeous, two she is all about peace (although when she was younger, she did like to compete with Cleopatra a bit for my attention), and channeling the highest vibration I have ever felt from a cat.

Sam on the other hand, is a Gemini with Mars in Taurus..and he is a new soul, who didn’t learn the ropes of edakite from his lineage.  Basically that means Sam is unrefined… or

Why Flower Essences (in Combination with Animal Communication) Can Work Wonders

Flower Essence are ideal for healing the emotional body. They are one of the highest forms of energy (medicine) healing available, aside from homeopathic remedies.  Graceful and dynamic they are, in their ability to establish emotional equilibrium, ignite and fortify the spirit and soul that is not in full embodied expression, and in uncovering latent talents or denied life force, within humans, animals, plants, and land and water environments.

Like other forms of natural medicine, flower essences take effect by treating the individual, not the disease or the symptoms of disease.  They work specifically on the emotional-spiritual condition, and foster the wholeness that already existed within to shine forth (read about Dr. Bach and his discovery of flower essences here).

Generally speaking, our culture is so programed for disconnection from the subtle bodies, we may not even recognize how powerful and effective the gentler methods are.  The reason whole-being centered health and healing works, is just that.  The entire make-up, constitution, and behavioral patterns are brought into consideration when addressing physical emotional symptoms.

Actual essences are created by picking a blossom at its highest stage of life force (initial blooming) and then set out in a bowl of pure water at high noon, to receive the sun and infuse the flower into the water.  The energy of the flower is then imbued into the water.  Some form of alcohol or glycerin is used to preserve the remedy and this becomes the mother tincture.

Then, when an essence is applied externally (one of my favorite ways to use essences) or taken internally the vibration of the essence illuminates and offers its healing to the receiver.

How this works:

Our beings are made up of more than the physical body.  We are emotional, mental, spiritual and physical beings.  These bodies, other than the physical, make up the subtle bodies (emotional, mental, spiritual–see diagram) or energy body, which express a great deal of who we are, and how we respond to life and life circumstances, including how we digest food, whether our immune system grows strong or fight against itself and how we respond to social interactions.

When the energy body is worked with consciously, and actually communicated with animals can accept, change, and integrate the changes going on around them.

The reason essences work is they are:  #1 work directly with the energy body, #2 gentle, #3 effective, #4

The only reason essences won’t work is when they are not used consistently (to affect a change), or the correct remedy or combination of remedies are not being used.  Many people have told me over the years, “oh I’ve tried essences and they don’t work”.  I ask what essences they used.  The response is usually Rescue Remedy.  In our culture of quick fixes and little education about natural healing, not all situations, when it comes to essences, are relived by Rescue Remedy.  Rescue Remedy of course is an excellent formula, but it does not directly address fear of riding in the car, aggression, and abandonment issues.  I have found, throughout hundreds of cases in my work with animals, Animal Relief Formula from FES to work amazingly well.  Or homemade combination formulas, from the thousands of remedies out there, including the other 33 Bach flower essences to bring about the changes sought or desired.

I also am a strong believer in the caregiver taking the essence as well, especially if they have a great deal of stress going on in their life.  Many times animals express what is either un-expressed in us, or unconscious.

using nature, and the seasonal concept of constitution from Chinese Medicine…

Case in Point

Animal Relief Formula

I created an Aggression Formula for Sam because of his incessant need to chase Rosie down and then flare up.  Not sure if he wants to dominate her or not, but he most definitely wants to experience himself in full-bodied action.

Sam has Mars in Taurus, a very earthy sensual sign….astrological data gives me further insight into who Sam is in his inherent personality, and I believe he has Pluto in the first house!

I was so worried about Sam being either mentally retarded, or just stupid (so I thought) because of his lack of ability to listen, to change, and to consider what his behavior was doing to those around him–including me!

COMMUNICATION REVEALS MORE (even to the animal communicator 🙂

Then in November when Gem had passed, we spoke with an animal communicator, who I have consulted numerous times over the years.  I have several local friends that are communicators, but I knew I needed an objective perspective to help me make the shift from Gem being here in body to being in Spirit.  The two things I needed the most help with were Gem’s transition and Sam’s behavior.  Gem was a very jealous cat, but he really didn’t mind Sam, occasionally putting Sam in his place or scolding him for being obnoxious at the wrong time.

What happened when Teresa talked with Sam was nothing short of a miracle.  Sam became very still, quite.  She shared with me that he wanted to know how he could help.  I wanted more snuggling (Gem was the best), which Sam didn’t like very much, and I also wanted him to stop chasing Rosie and being so self-centered.

My housemate even noticed the change in Sam.  He sat like a dog, waiting for direction from me.  He snuggled in my arms.  Even when I went to put him down, he offered more, insisted on more.  He was calmer, more serene and open-hearted.  This lasted as long as I stayed conscious and present in this level of communication.  As soon as my attention moved into fear…Sam seemed harder to reach.

Here’s where the flower essences come in and lots of play.  Sam didn’t have early natural exploration I’m sure….

Finding a Lost Cat

Last evening a friend texted and asked if I could help locate her cat, who had been missing since the morning.  I said yes.  I was home and wasn’t doing much, other than paperwork.

Lulu after she was found.

Lulu after she was found.

She said the cat must have snuck out the door, but never saw her actually run out.

Thankfully within minutes I was able to connect with the cat, who showed me the basement laundry room, over and over.  She said she was outside along the screened in-porch off the laundry room.

Finding cats is usually quite easy, especially if not much time has gone by.  They tend to hang out around the house, unless a fight has occurred or another intense event.  Even within a few days, they can be telepathically located not far from home.  When lots of time has passed, it much more involved.

Communicating with animals take convictions, courage, and deep listening.


It’s easy to initially doubt what comes through, but unless I had listened, and trusted what came through, and to what the cat was showing me, we may not have found her so readily.

Animal communication helps with:

  • Behavioral Problems
  • Emotional Energetic Imbalances
  • Health Issues
  • Transition, Grief & Loss
  • Lost Pets

For more information about communicating, please visit our Conscious Paws website or leave a comment here for Wendy.

Thanks for your trust Diane!


Canned Cat Food for Urinary-Kidney (with no by-products)


A few weeks ago I stopped by The Big Bad Woof in Takoma, DC to pick up some cat food, and noticed this new cat formula on the shelf.

Dave’s Pet Food has come out with a low phosphorus formula, made without meat by-products and the like.

It literally turned my head!  I have worked with animals for many many years and the only canned food for cats with urinary issues is made by Hills/Science Diet.

It is so refreshing to see a smaller company come out with a formula to help cats who suffer, without having to compromise on quality.

I often wondered why the big pet companies didn’t come out with a formula like this, as well as one for hyper-thyroid issues.  Science Diet has finally done the later, and it’s SO refreshing to see a smaller company, like Dave’s come out with a Restricted Diet cat food.

Thanks Dave’s!  More cats in the US are happier to be eating your food.