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Furry Words

By Sara Moore, Enlightened Horizons | Dec 01, 2017

It is the holiday time of year again, which means I get to do readings for pets and ask them what they want from Santa. You’d be surprised how many dogs actually feel like they deserve their own stocking and how specific they are with their requests. Some want food treats, others want stuffy toys, others request clothing, and then there are the ones who want the glamorous life and ask for fancy “necklaces” or collars. Seriously? I can’t make this stuff up. Years ago, I thought it was ridiculous to dress a dog up like a human, but there are so many dogs who think it’s just the most fantastic thing ever!


In the spirit of giving, I’m going to give you some tips on how you can do what I do. I used to think that all psychics saw dead people everywhere, but thank goodness that is not the case. To do a reading, I close my eyes and get a movie in my head that appears the same way you see a memory. It’s there, but not in a tangible sense. I see it and then I get flashes of images that may have relevance to me that help me decode what the animal or person is trying to relay. I also feel what the animal or person is or was feeling. For example, I did a reading for a dog whose owner wanted to know how the dog was feeling. Years ago, I fell in hockey and broke my tailbone. I saw the image of me falling (yes, I was all by myself in the middle of a game when I caught an edge and landed on my butt) and then I felt the ache in my own tailbone area that the dog was experiencing. It reminded me of how years later I needed a muscle relaxer for something, and it was the first time my pain disappeared. I relayed this memory/image to the owner, and she validated the dog had an injury or something going on with its lower back to the left of where his tail attached. She said that they’d tried everything else but nothing worked, so she was going to talk to the doctor to see if a muscle relaxer could help. I did remind her that vets have medical knowledge, and I’m only going on what the dog has to say, so the vet always trumps psychic insight!


Here's the best piece of advice I can give you: turn off your ego. I have had a dog ask for a plain black harness, size medium, that will be located on the end rack of such and such a store. Then he goes one step further and tells me it’ll only cost $15.99. You know what? More often than not, it is right there, in that size and for that price. WHAT? How does that work? I have no idea. Quite frankly, it does, so I put my ego aside and just relay some of the craziest stuff you can imagine. Other dogs are very specific in the patterns and colors they want on their collar. They have opinions on plastic vs. aluminum buckles, choke collars vs. webbing vs. ribbon on webbing, and martingale or traditional. Another great way to get answers is to learn how to ask effective yes/no questions. I use my eyes as a yes/no meter. My right eye is yes, and it sort of squeezes a bit on the yes answer. My left side is no. My right side is also for female/mom/grandmother and left is male/dad/grandfather. You can also close your eyes and use your body for a pendulum. If you lean forward or feel like you’re getting pulled forward, that can be a yes. Backwards can be no. Make up your own system! All that really matters is if it works for you.


A pendulum is also a great way to ask yes and no questions. I encourage you to do some research on dowsing and using a pendulum first, though. You need to put a time stamp on the question and sometimes be specific. Is my dog going to die? Yes, of course it is. Is my dog going to die within the next 6 months? Yes/no. Does my dog want a stocking? I’m guessing you’ll get a yes on this. If you get a no, ask other questions. If not a stocking, does he want ice cream? Booties? A fancy dog treat? A blanket? If you’ve had a reading from me, just know that as I’m talking to you, my brain is playing a mad game of 20 questions in the background to get more specific answers.


I hope you take the time to try some of these tools! Be open to whatever happens and feel free to ask me if you have any questions. Your dog may have more to say than you realize! If all else fails, you can schedule a reading that can be done over the phone or in my office in North Conway, NH. You can learn more at