YouTube – Olivia the kitten whisperer and other reminiscent moments in the kitten chronicles

YouTube – Olivia the kitten whisperer and other reminiscent moments in the kitten chronicles.  This little video is only a minute long – a minute over a month ago. Hard to imagine they have grown this much. Funny that they recognize the little audible squeeks and as I have replayed this video the kittens look at me like “where is that kitten?” Oh they are funny. Did I mention that Olivia is the best Kitten Whisperer ever? And we know Isabella has maintained her Aunty Belly status.

As I say in my description of the video – we are in leap stage. We are thankfully not pulling ourselves up on everything by shredding. However, all curtains are potentials for a chinese fire drill. Now everyone is sweetly sleeping.

Each of the kittens are going to be part of the “what’s in a name?” contest on my website. I’m having the best story of how an animal either picked his/her name or whether the name fits the animal…..this contest will be announced in my newsletter and will be judged by my Communication with all Life University students. And there are great prizes I might add!!

To get on the mailing list and check out the details:

Goodnight. More Kitten Chronicles tomorrow!!

Blessed Be, Ted

Please click on the link and read about Ted Andrews.  Blessed Be, Ted

Sad news in the animal kingdom……..Ted Andrews crossed over. I live by “Animal Speak”.  His work is legendary and that breadth of work will be missed.  I have actually been using Ted Andrews as a reference in my last few newsletters. Animal Speak is a book I never loan out. It is something that just is part of the landscape of my work.

Joan Ranquet


A stolen moment to post

In all my madness for everything to be perfect for my University students this weekend – I can’t tell you how excited I am and blown away that this many people are coming here for my class. THANK YOU~

Moments with Baxter

This is amazing. Get your kleenex out!

Dr. Roger Valentine and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

So as promised, Dr. Valentine blew everyone away. His mix of western medicine, ability to share the information of the brain/body/cell connection along with what that means energetically – is astounding.

I know everyone in the University wants to do a seminar with him (as they have all these electives to fulfill!!)

I just get excited to speak that language again with people that understand. I love learning about science but relating it to the energy or the quantum physics that I inherently understand. (Others would know science and find the quantum physics fun to learn about).

When I connect with the mind of someone like a Dr. Roger Valentine, it makes the science part fun. We need more of these sorts of DVM’s out there. If you know of any – please advise!!

Goodnight, Joan

Moscow Cat Theater – Video, cat training and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Moscow Cat Theater – Video

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In my book, “Communication with all Life, Revelations of an Animal Communicator” I talk about the trained cats I saw in the circus in Budapest. I LOVE IT.

Presently this Animal Communicator is challenged with training some kittens. I KNOW IT CAN BE DONE. It’s just getting used to the “no” mantra again.

Nobody likes to be the bad cop. Yet, sometimes our animals ask for it – to know not only what their boundaries are but to know who they are.

Lots of great upcoming kitten stories, teleseminars for the Animal Education Series and of course, my newsletter which is following the “what’s in a name” series (also here on the blog).  Did I mention only 2 spots left at this price and opportunity in Communication with all Life University? e-mail Shannon at  Also get on the mailing list just for the fun events and stories.

Dr. Roger Valentine, my guest on Monday night’s teleseminar and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Doctor Roger Valentine

This is Dr. Roger Valentine a DVM sure to blow your crown chakra right open. Join my teleseminar with him on Monday night – “The energetics of allergies” – does your pet have allergies or are you allergic to pets? Roger can help!

To register for this class Monday night, go to For more information about the entire Animal Education Series offered through Communication with all Life University, go to:

What’s in a name and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

waiting for her close up

waiting for her close up

Queen Latifah 

When I first saw the little pile of kittens, I couldn’t help but to wonder about all of them. Who would they be? I’m not saying they were formless blobs, they had form, they had squeak.  They were big heads with little bodies. Little lives that I wanted to protect, but still – who are they?

As eyes opened, there was a little more life. Queen Latifah was nearly the first one I named. She was always staring at me. My niece fell in love with her. I just figured Queen Latifah was her at home baby name if my niece was to take her, like a barn name or a nickname. My friend Ellen has a big huge white dog that throws her energy around also and her nick name is Queen Latifah.

As the eyes opened and the personalities slowly appeared, Queen Latifah became a bigger and bigger personality. So the question is – what came first the chicken or the egg? Is she this brassy, funny, sexy broad because I gave her that archetypal name – or did I see that spark of bigness the moment her eyes opened?

How did you name your pet? Does the name fit? Does the name carry archetypal value or does it hinder the blooming of your companion?

I can tell you one thing – Queen Latifah can beat her brothers and sister up the curtains – oy.

p.s. Queen Latifah whined a bit with my niece and my neice moved on to another kitten. Queen Latifah chose us (she tries as often as she can to sleep with the dogs!)

Kitten Chronicles – Queen Latifah and Isabella

The new silent movie – The Kitten Chronicles….

Overcoming the middlechild syndrome and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

7 weeks 010Isabella loves Francesca – the momma kitty.  Up until the point that Francesca arrived, Isabella (the black lab) had a charmed life as the baby.  Suddenly a new ‘baby’ came and HAD BABIES – WOW. That can really be a buzz killer.

There was some definite acting out….in the form of peeing. It was definitely the middle child syndrome. Who am I know in this new configuration? Who will I be?

No matter how much I would console Isabella on the one hand, there is another part of her that I needed to buck up. I have kittens now to tend to. I have the horses, dog walks, jumping ropes, the demands of clients, a 90 year old father, not to mention I have started an Animal Communication University for crying out loud. I can’t go back to putting you on a leash and having you shadow me I thought to myself. I counsel clients daily on such challenges – so I did what I would have advised. Put her on the leash and gave her a job.

In fact, now she acts as if I still have the leash on and is by my side as if to prove she’s gotten over it. Also, at 7 weeks when this photo was taken, she went up and took care of the exhausted momma cat. Her job is Auntie Belly.

Isabella is a great aunt. She’s not quite as obsessed as Olivia. Olivia has become the kitten whisperer and has taken that on as her career. (It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure.) Olivia  didn’t have time to be jealous. This also stems from the first year of her life, Alexandria (my beloved cat) ignored her to the point of distraction. So Olivia just watches cats in hopes that one of them will pay attention to her. (Now she has doting kittens).

Isabella as an aunt is a little removed, tolerant and loving on her terms. She’s not acting out anymore. Kittens fall asleep on her.  It’s actually quite amazing how well everyone gets along and watches out for each other.

In fact, there is quite a cute video on I will post here also. It’s Isabella and Queen Latifah.

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