I came across this utterly cute video of two cats communicating with each other:
I can’t say that I’ve ever seen cats communicate out loud with this level of intensity, but cats do communicate in many different ways – from “verbal” communication ranging from purring to hissing to telepathic communication. This made me think about animal communication in general.
How do pets communicate? Amber is the “purringest” cat ever (and yes, I created this word just for her, there’s just no better way to describe her!). She purrs if you so much as look at her. She is one of the most content beings I have ever come in contact with. She can, however, be quite vocal when she wants a treat – especially lately, since she’s been on her diet. Like all cats, she also communicates with her tail – from straight up in the air to indicate happy and friendly to bushy and puffed up to indicate either excited or scared.
In addition to these behavioral ways of communication, many of Amber’s, and all animals’, communications are done telepathically. Research has long suggested evidence of telepathic communication. If we accept that animals are thinking, feeling, sentient beings, it’s not much of a leap to accept the concept of interspecies communication. Communicating with species other than human is not a new idea. It is interwoven into many of the worlds’ tribal communities. Individuals such as St. Francis of Assisi and Jane Goodall have demonstrated it in various ways. We all have this telepathic ability, especially as children. It is often expressed through imaginary friends or by reporting what the family pet “said.” Sadly, as we grow up and are told by our parents and society that these abilities are not normal, we tend to block out this natural way of being. Professional animal communicators have never lost this natural ability, or have trained themselves into recovering it. They connect with the animals’ unique energy and they may receive information in pictures, or simply as a sense of intuitive knowing. They can then “translate” what they receive into words the pet’s parent can understand.
What are your views on animal communication?