One of the questions I get asked frequently is how I became a a professional Animal Communicator, Horse Whisperer and Dr. Sulittle. So today, the horses would like me to share Part 3 of my story with you.
In 2002, I was living on Lamma Island, in a small fishing village in Hong Kong. To get to and from the Island you had to take a ferry. I was talking with animals as a career and was learning in each moment how to be a Professional Animal Communicator. There are no schools or training programs when it comes to this profession, so I was relying on my intuition and getting used to suddenly providing a service, I still wasn’t entirely confident I could provide. It was exciting, but often overwhelming pretending I knew exactly what I was doing, when in fact I was actually hoping someone could just tell me the steps to take to actually be professional in this sudden, unexpected career. When people first called for a reading, I wasn’t sure how to set it up, so they would come to my house with their pets. This took a bit of getting used to, did I need insurance? How long would the readings be? What was the fee? Just when I felt like I was starting to get the hang of it I was suddenly catapulted into celebrityhood…Here’s how it happened.
A dog, a snauzer is sitting at the top of my stairs, refusing to budge… as the people who brought him are waiting impatiently in my lounge…something very odd is occurring, nothing makes sense…The dog is stubbornly insisting that I take him for a walk without the humans…Leaving two strangers in my house and taking an unfamiliar dog for a walk is raising resistance in me. The dog is persuasive and my intuition is agreeing with him…I convince the humans of the benefits of sitting and enjoying the view on the veranda, lock the door and begin to walk the dog… Who is now happily chewing on some grasses, which will ease his constipation and stomach concerns. After the dog has stretched, sniffed and has had a long period of munching…I ask him about his humans…They know absolutely nothing about him, his routines, his habits, when and what he eats…it’s very curious and odd.
“I just met them. They borrowed me.” He states.
“Borrowed you? What does that mean?” I ask.
” I met them at the office, before we got on the boat. They aren’t mine. I don’t know them… I’ve never met them before….” He says.
This is really confusing us…Why would someone borrow someone else’s dog and then hire me to talk to them…WEIRD!
“So what do I do? Just take you back and make them pay for just walking you?!!!!!” I ask.
“Just pay attention…” He replies, happily sniffing the vegetation.
“O-kay…” At least some of the dog’s health issues have been eased along by our walk and his eager intake of natural grass remedies. In Hong Kong, where he lives and walks, everything is concrete with tiny groomed patches of greenery, with signs prominently posted stating NO DOGS ALLOWED. This abundance of grass is a rare treat of a feast for him.
Back in the house, I question our guests as to whose dog it really is. As neither clearly know what and how often he eats. I repeat my conversation with the dog, who says that neither person is his owner and that he just met them.
The women is now telling me that they are journalists from a Chinese tabloid magazine. She is showing me a hidden camera in her purse! She is admitting that they borrowed the dog from a colleague at the office before they got on the ferry. Unable to expose me as a fake or fraud, she’s asking if I am willing to be interviewed for an article, what day is good for a photo shoot?
And suddenly there I am in a magazine, I am famous, Dr. Sulittle, The Pet Psychic, The Horse Whisperer. This garners me incredible amounts of business, the pictures in the article were terrible, although my friend Cookie who posed with me, looked great! When clients actually met me, they often said ” you look so much better in person!”
How I became a Professional Animal Communicator Part 4- The Horses coming soon!