|Communicating can be frustrating|
I love my Mom but there are times … Our friend Kathi is an Animal Communicator. She is so easy to talk to. She is a really good listener and she understands when we tell her things.
I wish Mom was more like Kathi. I know she understands us. Like when I want a cookie and she is watching TV or reading. It’s not like she is doing something important and I know she can see me sitting right in front of her staring but she is not listening.
After a really, really long time of trying to get her to understand that I am starving and need a cookie she’ll say “Not happening, Sweetie” and tells me to go sit on the couch. So frustrating!
And then there was the other day. It was really scary.
Mom was at a business thing and didn’t get home until it was way past bed time. DixieLee and I were waiting up. After she came home I went in the room with her where she keeps her nicer clothes so she could get into her comfortable clothes.
I was busy making sure there were no strangers hiding in the closet or behind the big mirror and the next thing I know, the lights are out and the door is shut.
Well, I immediately told DixieLee what happened and she tried to get Mom to come back and let me out but Mom would not listen. DixieLee kept running to Mom and then back to me but Mom kept watching TV. DixieLee was very frustrated because Mom kept telling her it wasn’t time for bed yet and that she should settle down.
Well, finally, Mom decided it was time for bed. We sleep with Mom and Dad so when DixieLee stopped at the door to the little bedroom instead of going to the big bedroom, Mom thought she was being silly but opened the door anyway. That’s when she realized she had locked me in!
I was so relieved! It was the most awful 30 minutes of my life! I could have starved to death!
I wish I could get Mom to be more like Kathi. I read recently that humans can be better communicators with their animals.
The first step is to get our humans to talk to us more. We do understand their language as long as they use the same words all the time.
We have to get them to ask us only one thing at a time. They should say, “would you like a cookie?” Not would you like a cookie now or should we go for a walk first?”, that’s too much all at once.
Once the ask they need to be quiet and give us a time to respond. Now, if you ask me if I want a cookie, I will either tilt my head, lift my ears or head over to the cookie jar.
Once the animal has responded, it’s the humans turn to react. The right response to my head tilt is to go to the cookie jar and give me a cookie. They could say "good girl" or something but going to the cookie jar is the best response.
It’s so simple but it takes time. I am going to practice with Mom now, you might want to practice with your humans too.
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