Is My Pet Happy?

Even cute little guinea pigs can experience stress, anxiety and a full range of emotions. Get to know your animal friends and get to know yourself. By changing how you feel, you impact all around you, including your pets.

One of the questions I often get asked during an animal communication and psychic reading session is whether or not a pet is happy. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, horses and other animals in our lives are impacted by us and how we are feeling. Are we happy, stressed, sad, angry, excited, enthusiastic, worried or anxious? How do our animal friends mirror these emotions and experiences? In all different ways!

While emotional responses can be exhibited in behavioral issues or changes they can sometimes be less obvious. Has your dog started itching, biting or gnawing himself frequently? If you rule out some of the obvious culprits, such as fleas or allergies, what could it be? It could be an outlet for stress. Why is he stressed? It can be beneficial to evaluate your stress level. Is there something that happened recently or that is currently going on that you find stressful? Everything is energy and energy can be transferred from one to the other; whether human or animal.

Other known signs of stress in animals include birds plucking out their feathers, cats overgrooming themselves, animals not wanting to eat and hiding. These behaviors can also be sign of illness, so they shouldn’t be ignored.

If there is conflict going on in your household or changes that have created a stressful environment, your pets will be effected. However some may show outward signs more obviously than others. Just like all people are different, so are all animals. Some are more go with the flow, letting things roll of their backs. Others may have a lot going on under a facade of courage, stoicism and “I’m fine!”

This dog has a treat. His panting could be a sign of stress that he feels trying to guard his tasty treasure.

Some signs of stress may seem completely natural. That is because in some situations they are natural, but they can communicate much more. There are a number of behaviors that are termed “calming signals” in dogs that can be signs of stress. Lip licks, panting, yawning, ignoring a situation by sniffing the ground or looking away are just some examples. They can be an attempt to calm a situation or another dog, though they can be used when relating to people too. For example, if it isn’t hot out and your dog doesn’t have a reason to be panting, it could be a sign of stress.

It can be helpful to not only pay attention to signs of stress in our animal friends, but to also be aware of how you are feeling yourself. If you are stressed, upset or unhappy about something in your life perhaps it needs some attention. It may be a situation that can be changed through communication with someone or perhaps it simply needs to be approached with a new perspective. Sometimes the way to create beneficial change is to completely leave a situation. Each scenario is unique, so it can be helpful to reflect on it, as such.

In addition to animal communication, energy healing and reading I teach meditation techniques that can help to reduce stress, as well as be more aware of how you are feeling. The style of meditation that I practice and share with others provides tools to help release energy you no longer want to make more room for what you want in the present. This process helps you to heal and create change in any aspect of your life. This includes your relationships with your pets.

To learn more, feel free to contact me. You can also check out my Meditation page on this site or my other site, Body Soul Meditation. Thanks for reading!

Felines First Rescue and Oregon Ferret Shelter

Felines First Rescue and the Oregon Ferret Shelter are two Oregon non-profit animal welfare organizations that are consistently helping animals in need. They will both be at The Filling Station Pet Supplies in Tigard, Oregon on Saturday, February 25 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. Along with animals available for adoption, they will be available to answers questions and help educate about how to best care for your cat and ferret friends.

I will also be there offering mini-readings. I will be doing animal communication sessions and psychic readings with all proceeds going to Felines First Rescue and the Oregon Ferret Shelter. My one question readings are open donation, so you can give what you can! First come, first serve and your pets don’t have to be present to receive a reading. Just show up and let me do the rest! Readings are fun, informative and help to enhance the bond between you and your companion animals. I do readings for all animals, whether wild or tame, as well as people. In addition to those present in your life, I also communicate with souls that have passed on. Both animals and humans.

In addition to gaining insight into the behaviors and feelings of your pets, if you need a feline or ferret fix, or you are looking for a new friend to add to your life, consider visiting us on Saturday, February 25. Remember, there is no set amount for my readings. They are open donation with 100% of the proceeds benefiting these two awesome rescue groups.

If you have questions you can call The Filling Station Pet Supplies at 503-352-4269. Hope to see you on Saturday enjoying the felines, ferrets and fundraising to help those in need.

The Most Important Ingredient in a Cat’s Diet

Sindi visiting with the friendly residents at Friends of Cats shelter in El Cajon, CA.

Sindi visiting with the friendly residents at Friends of Cats shelter in El Cajon, CA.

The most important ingredient in your cat’s diet isn’t actually food. It’s love. Okay. While this actually is true, at least in my belief system, let me change my demeanor to one of a more serious nature and start again.

The most important ingredient in your cat’s diet isn’t actually food. It’s water. This actually is true and not true. Are you confused yet? Cats are 100% carnivores, which means that their digestive systems naturally process meat and only meat. So in reality, the most important ingredient in your cat’s diet is meat. However, the reason I filled in the blank with water is because our commercial pet food industry is producing dehydrating pellets by the tons and calling it food. Regardless of whether there is meat in the pellets or not, the fact that it is a dry food meant for cats is in and of itself potentially harmful. Why? Because, as I mentioned it is dehydrating. When a body, whether animal or human gets dehydrated it starts pulling water from wherever it can get it. Unfortunately, this means that moisture will start being depleted from the organs of that body. This, of course is detrimental. This survival technique of the body can lead to uncomfortable itchy, dry, flaky skin, as well as more serious conditions such as bladder and kidney issues.

water in glass splash

By getting to know your cat and his or her preferences, you can find ways to add additional hydration to their daily routine, including encouraging water consumption. Some cats will drink from a bowl, but you might also consider trying a glass or mug or turning on the bathroom faucet to see if they like the running water. The pet supply industry also makes water fountains and other devices that allow the water to be moving, which can motivate some cats to drink more frequently. I still recommend an all wet food diet, which would eliminate the need to drink as much, if any additional water at all.

Another survival response of the body is that it gets thirsty when it is dehydrated. This is so important because it will motivate the individual to drink liquid. This will hopefully replenish the loss of moisture in the body and if addressed soon enough will lessen the chances of permanent physical damage.

So, if you feed the dry pellets a.k.a. kibble to your cat it will hopefully drink from its water bowl to counteract the dehydration factor of the dry food. The reality though, is that if your cat is drinking from the water bowl, even if he or she is drinking a lot, most likely an adequate amount is not being drank. Why? Because cats instinctively get their water from their food. It is not a natural behavior to seek out water, even though they might at times do so. Both in a domesticated environment and in the wild. Obviously this is a problem when the majority of commercially manufactured pet food is in the form of dry, dehydrating, highly processed kibble.

Okay. Are you still with me? If it is not a natural instinct for them to drink water, how can they possibly get enough of that all important ingredient in their diet? By making sure there is plenty in their bowl. While clean, fresh water changed daily in their water bowl is essential, what I am talking about here is their food bowl!

cat drinking water from glass on kitchen counter

Nothing like a drink of water from their person’s glass to help a feline friend feel bonded! P.S. Kitchen counters are made for paws. Well in some households anyway.

Should you just dump water on their food? Well you can, but I have a better idea. Feed food that is already loaded with water, which would be referred to as wet food; fresh raw, frozen, thawed raw, cooked or canned. Cat food also comes in the form of dehydrated or freeze dried, which you need to add water to before serving. This is an alternative option for some cats. My cat, Misty is on a 100% wet food diet. But I still often add a little water to her food to add additional hydration. She also does drink from her water bowl on occasion, especially when the weather is warmer. Even though she is an indoor cat and our home stays nice and cool, the outside temperature seems to make a difference in whether or not she visits her water bowl.

Wondering how to help your cat or other pets have the highest quality of life possible? In addition to animal communication, energy healing and reading sessions, I offer personalized nutrition consultations for dogs and cats, as well as other animals. Just like with us humans, simply changing a diet can help lessen and heal a wide array of health conditions including, allergies, itchy skin, hot spots, hair loss, body sores, digestive upset, hairballs, watery eyes, arthritis, bladder infections, kidney issues, diabetes and even cancer.

Oh my gosh!!! Kittens!

Oh my gosh!!! Kittens!

If you have questions or could use some support with what you are dealing with, you can email me at sindi@apetpsychic.com or call or text me at 619-797-0705. Calls only can be received at my Oregon number 503-741-1344.

Thanks for reading! I look forward to helping you and your animal friends however I can. Have a wild and tame day! – Sindi

What Does Psychic Mean?

waves at sunset

Meditation provides a way to get in touch with yourself and your own information.

If you talk to different people about any topic, you will get a variety of opinions. I have found this with any subject I research. This can make it difficult when you really, really, really want an answer! I always suggest to clients to trust their gut. If you have collected information from a variety of sources, sit with it all. Then get in touch with what rings true for you and discard the rest.

Meditation is a way to get more in touch with your own information. The type of meditation that I was blessed to learn at the ripe young age of 18 years old gave me tools. Meditative, visualization techniques to help me to get more in touch with me, my body and my own information.

Okay. So then, what does psychic mean?! To me it means, spirit or of the soul. We are all spirit. We are souls. Therefore we are all psychic. We all have the spiritual abilities to see or “read” energy, give and receive non-verbal, telepathic messages, feel energy and otherwise sense energy and have an awareness of the spiritual realm.

Hailey on Sindis lap cropped

This was a fun day at the San Diego Humane Society. I got to hang out with some of their beautiful cats that were available for adoption. I love giving healings and readings to animals and people!

I have spent a lot of time developing my psychic muscle and reading energy, consciously telepathically communicating, giving people and animals energy healings and otherwise sensing energy. But you have these same gifts.

Think about experiences you have that validate this. Have you ever been able to tell when someone was lying to you? They were verbally saying one thing, but you knew it wasn’t true? Perhaps you thought about someone right before they called, emailed or texted you. When you first go into an office, home, restaurant or other establishment, are you aware of having a response? You may like it or not. Or like how you feel or not. These are just some examples of how we often unconsciously use our psychic or spiritual abilities in our everyday lives. It’s a fun thing to play with. The more you practice, the more consciously aware you will become of how you feel in different environments and around different people. Honor your feelings and practice being more consciously aware of when you are comfortable and uncomfortable.

As far as what being psychic means to you, I encourage you to spend time being quiet with yourself. Let go of other people’s opinions that you may have picked up throughout your life. Family, friends, religious figures, the media and other sources all have input to give that we often take on. We are all free to share our opinions. As we learn and grow, it is up to us to keep what is true for ourselves and let go of the rest. We all have our own truths. Meditation is the pathway within to find them.

 

Sage Center of Wholeness and Health

the filling station logo etcWow! My last blog post was in June! I can’t believe that it has been over three and a half months since I last shared with you. With my new life choice of working full time as a pet supply store manager in Tigard, Oregon, I have not had the same amount of time to write or offer my spiritual services.

I love helping people and their animal friends with nutrition, natural health remedies and positive reinforcement training at The Filling Station Pet Supplies store. I am grateful to have this opportunity in a public, retail setting. However, it is not what I see as the foundation of what I do.

We, animals and humans are spirit. We are souls; spiritual beings. We have bodies, which are our homes on earth. Our bodies are our vessels. Our temples in which to manifest through as spirit. During a session, my first step is seeing the truth. Looking at the energy of relationships and situations. The energy is the truth underneath the words, emotions, egos, facades and behavior. Following a session, I go in whatever direction is needed. Often a psychic reading and energy healing provide enough insight and information for clients to move forward. If additional support is needed, we may look more closely at diet, ways to reduce stress or give positive reinforcement training tips. I also offer meditation instruction, counseling and pet loss support with guided meditation and animal communication. Yes! You can more consciously communicate with your companion animals too!

SageCenterLogo1-e1432847940520Now that I have relocated to Oregon, I felt it was time to find a place to offer meditation classes, group guided meditations, animal communication presentations, pet loss support groups and one-on-one sessions. The place I found is the Sage Center for Wholeness and Health in lovely downtown, Beaverton, Oregon. There I will be able to offer readings, classes, presentations and support groups. I am going to plan an open house before the end of the year for people to visit and meet me. I will post specifics, including the date once it is chosen and secured.

zen garden with massage stones and waterlilyIn addition to my in person work, I will continue to offer my long distance services remotely. Animal communication sessions, energy healings, readings, nutrition consultations, positive reinforcement training, pet loss support and recorded, guided meditations through my Wild and Tame Meditation Club are all available for anyone and everyone anywhere throughout the year. While I am planning on eventually getting a 503 area code, Portland, Oregon phone number, I am going to still keep my San Diego, California number of 619-797-0705. You can also reach me via email at sindi@apetpsychic.com.

If you would like more information or to receive my free email newsletter, I just need your name and email address. Thank you for reading! Have a Wild and Tame day!

Sedona Pet Supply

The beauty of Sedona, Arizona. Red Rocks!

The beauty of Sedona, Arizona. Red Rocks!

Saturday, April 11th I will be back at Sedona Pet Supply offering an Animal Communication presentation and demonstration at 11:00 AM and animal communication sessions and psychic readings from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM. There will also be free treats, food samples and a cat and dog adoption event with a local animal rescue.

SEDONA PET SUPPLY – 140 Coffee Pot Drive – Sedona, Arizona

Come see me and my feline friend, Ace!

Here is one of my new black cat friends, Ace. I met him in Sedona, Arizona at Sedona Pet Supply. Love him!

Me and Ace in Sedona, Arizona at Sedona Pet Supply. Love him!

P.S. I’ll be back in San Diego on Tuesday, April 14 at Paw Country Holistic Pet Supply from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. 5652 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa, CA

 

8.13.2012 – Psychic Meditation

Although I do a lot of different things, everything I do links together. I offer animal communication sessions, energy healing and psychic reading for people and pets, as well as wild animals. I additionally assist with animal behavior, cat and dog nutrition and training. The foundation of everything that I do is based in meditation. It assists me in my personal life, as well as my work relating to people and animals.

You can make any moment a meditation.

When I give a person information during a reading and they want tools to let go, make changes and heal themselves, I suggest meditation. There are many forms of meditation. I encourage people to find a form that resonates with them. What has changed my life is a unique style of meditation that uses visualization techniques to help the meditator to focus in the present moment and work in harmony with their body.

Although I learned this style of energy focused meditation here in the United States, and some may label it as a “new age” teaching, these are not new techniques. They were taught in the ancient mystery schools in Egypt and elsewhere, including where it is said that Jesus studied.

Seated meditation can be practiced anywhere!

Meditation can assist us people to be happier, healthier and more relaxed about life. The calmer we are, the calmer all around us will be, including our companion animals. The form of meditation that I teach and practice is an experiential self healing process that integrates spirit and body.

Psychic means spirit or of the soul. Because this is a soul based form of meditation, it could be termed psychic meditation. Perhaps a less charged title would be energetic or energy meditation. Whatever name it is given, I have found it to be life changing.

If you are interested in reducing stress, improving sleep, changing patterns, getting to know yourself and enhancing your relationships with others, you may wish to consider learning meditation.

Email me at sindi@apetpsychic.com or call 619-797-0705 to get on my email mailing list to be notified about meditation classes in San Diego and other areas. -Sindi Somers

8.6.2012 – Bunnies, Kitties and Dogs, Oh My!

Best friends, Sindi and Ginger.

I had a great weekend! To describe it in one word, I would say, “balance.” It included quiet times, lively times and both familiar and new experiences. It was balanced and it happened naturally and effortlessly. Some events were planned and some spontaneous.

I enjoyed quiet time at home with my dog, relaxing, meditating, playing and working. Equally joyful was my time with friends. This included a fun barbecue dinner at my neighbor’s, an adventurous girls night out and a visit with a friend and his new bunny to the House Rabbit Society in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa area. I also met my bunny friend’s two cute cats for the first time and had a home visit with new clients. My clients were very welcoming people; a wonderful family with two beautiful, sweet and loving German Shepherds. Our session was multi-faceted. It began with relaxing aura healings, which are a non-touch cleansing of the aura, chakras and energy system. The healings were followed by house cleansing a.k.a. ghost busting, psychic readings and animal communication sessions. What fun!

I love German Shepherds!

I feel so honored and grateful when people invite me to assist them on their journey. What I do can benefit anyone who is open to it, despite their spiritual beliefs. For me it is all a spiritual experience, but I understand not everyone has the same perspective.

The joy I feel when interacting with both human and animal clients comes from relating on a deeper soul level. Soul to soul. We are communicating in the most authentic way in a safe, neutral space allowing the letting go of facades. We communicate through mental image pictures, telepathy and what I term as, “the true energy underneath words.”

Some sessions are with people only, which I began in Western Washington State, while living in Seattle and areas north and south of there. Since moving to San Diego County I have become more known for my work with animals. I have a truly holistic approach to pet care. Holistic means whole and relates to wellness being a balance of the whole sum of all parts. Here’s one definition, courtesy of Wikepedia:

Holistic Health as Defined by Wikipedia.

Sindi doing a reading at Friends of Cats in El Cajon, California.

I get the information I need through energy communication. That can be experienced in many ways, including clairvoyance (clear seeing), telepathic (non-verbal) communication and other spiritual abilities. The main difference between traditional medical care and holistic care is what is considered. Although some health professionals are becoming more integrative, many in the medical field look solely at the physical symptoms and possible causes. A holistic approach more deeply considers the impact of emotional, psychological and spiritual imbalances, as well as physical issues. In fact, I believe that that which eventually manifests physically, initially was a problem in another area. Left unresolved, it festers and becomes more and more apparent on a physical level.

Living and working environments, past and present relationships and experiences, psychological stresses, emotional pain, spiritual dilemmas, as well as ineffective nutrition, lack of exercise and other physical aspects can all play a part in diminishing our well being.

I offer energy healing, psychic reading, animal communication and meditation instruction. My services can benefit people, pets, wild animals, farm animals and any living creature open to soul communication. In person sessions and classes are available throughout San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Long distance services are provided anywhere in the United States and all over the world. To learn more about my holistically focused services for people and animals, visit the link below.

www.WildTame.com = Wild and Tame Wellness and Communications

Contact Sindi at sindi@wildtame.com or 619-797-0705 to learn more!

8.1.2012 – SD Humane Society!

Puppies, kittens, rabbits and love galore at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA!

I have enjoyed my experiences with the San Diego Humane Society, including providing my services at their Doggie Cafes.

Held the last Friday of every month, this dog friendly event gives leashed, well-mannered canines the opportunity to socialize along with their people.

Being appreciated is always appreciated! I am grateful for the opportunity to help people and their animal companions. I am also grateful for the kind testimonial I received from them this week. I have included it below.

Sindi Somers from Wild and Tame Wellness and Communication has been a great addition to the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Doggie Café programs!  She has volunteered her services to provide complimentary readings for the guess at occasional Doggie Café events.  This popular addition to our Cafes has added a fun, engaging component to the evening.  Thanks, Sindi!

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA – www.sdhumane.org

I’ll be sure and let you know the next time I’m there. In the mean time, if you are in need of any of my services, please email sindi@wildtame.com or call 619-797-0705.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Happy Wednesday and welcome to a new month! Ah… August! -Sindi

7.30.2012 – San Diego Humane Society

When I first visited the San Diego Humane Society I was impressed by how the dogs and cats available for adoption were housed. Instead of jail bars, cement floors and cramped cages, the environments for the canine and feline friends were home like. Cats were provided with the important multiple levels to perch on, including the always fun cat trees. Dogs quarters had the feel of a living room. Although they aren’t overly large, they are leaps and bounds above traditional kennels. It is not as painful to see the homeless cats and dogs there, as compared to other shelters and homeless animal care organizations. I still wish they had homes, but their transitional living space is less cold and deprived seeming, which makes it easier to tolerate when walking through and viewing the lovely creatures.

The San Diego Humane Society not only has healthy dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals available for adoption, but they also host educational events for the public. I personally have enjoyed attending their workshops and have learned about canine massage, T-Touch and holistic veterinary approaches.

The last Friday of every month the San Diego Humane Society also hosts their Doggie Cafe. This monthly happening gives dogs and their people an opportunity to socialize. The Humane Society positive reinforcement trainers provide training tips and there are also prize giveaways and people and dog treats. I had the honor of being the special guest at the Doggie Cafes in June and July. I provided psychic readings and animal communications sessions to participants. I have been involved in this capacity with this beneficial non-profit animal welfare organization for a couple of years now.

Learn more about San Diego Humane Society events at the link below!

San Diego Humane Society Event Schedule

If you are interested in any of my services, feel free to contact me at 619-797-0705 or via email at sindi@apetpsychic.com. For more information you can contact me at my other website at WildTameDotCom. Thanks for reading! Hope to hear from you!