Happy New Year Newsletter from Animal Communicator, Author Joan Ranquet

Here is my Happy New Year Newsletter! It is sprinkled with a little wildlife news, a little of my own news, upcoming trips and workshops too. Also, this newsletter has contributions by author Ann Jamieson and Margaret Ann Lembo. Ann’s story about Jamaica the rescue horse sent to slaughter that ended up winning the Combined Driving Championship and became 2008 Horse of the Year. Jamaica is a Breyer Horse Model! Ann Jamieson is the author of “For the Love of the Horse” series.

Also included is a wonderful crystal tip by author Margaret Ann Lembo on Dalmation Jasper, a stone of relationships! Particularly, connection with our animal companions! Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of “Chakra Awakening” and soon to be released “The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones” (Llewellyn).

I have information about Gorillas in Uganda, the upcoming trip to Uganda (want to join me?!) Information on the upcoming dolphin trip in the Bahamas, and lots of weekend workshops to learn animal communication.

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Communication with All Life University Graduation, Dr. Steven Farmer and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Big fun was had by all!

Barely a week ago was the graduation dinner for the first year of Communication with all Life University. It was quite a year.  We spent the last 3 days of it working from early until late. Our finals were at Little Bit Therapeutic riding center. There, my students talked to a couple of horses in the program and dogs that the staff brought from home.  It was an awesome day. Bittersweet – Awesome for them.  For me? Also amazing – and I have to let them blossom on their own – time to let go – how spring like!!!!

In the time that they were here, we reviewed the last year in terms of each of the student’s accomplishments as well as how they utilized their electives (of body work or energy work).  We examined how to set up and market their Animal Communicator practice/business.  Of course, that blueprint has been in place for some time through the various assignments.  We had intuitive moments and business building as well as structure creating and brainstorming on how to build the day/week/career they want.  Many stayed on for Animal Alchemy – the others flew out that had taken it last year – what a 10 day period!

The growth and commitment of everyone has been astounding.  I’m so moved.  I am amazed at how much these people wanted to stretch and how far they came by being willing.  We have had so many laughs and plenty of tears.  

Our excursions have always been fun (I love a good field trip whether we are at the Seattle campus or the Orlando campus!)  Our field trips have been as wide-ranging as Snoqualmie Falls to a Trapeze Act during dinner to an Orb tour to the Pike Place Market Ghost tour to a Magic show in Orlando, Fairy hikes, trail rides outside of Orlando, the cow milking package to the Space Needle.  Not to mention, wonderful dinners!  Hopefully next Orlando trip is an airboat ride and next October here is a sea plane over the city.

Aside from the use of the electives, they all expressed something they learned and tried from the various Animal Education Teleseminars.  Or what they gained (or didn’t) from the various assignments.

They have raised the bar for me in terms of what to expect from students. For the most part when I said jump – they didn’t question, they telepathically asked “how high”?  And then they elegantly followed through.  I couldn’t have asked for a better, more diverse and wonderful group.   Oh did I drive them crazy sometimes!

I also have great help from Shannon the Lead Mare and Dean of Students.  Additionally, the dorm couldn’t have been a wackier place at TYD Farm (Thank you Virginia).  And thank you Geri for your serene dorm in Geneva, Fl.

Thank you Shannon, Pam, Diane, Sarah and Veronica for making me become a better teacher!

Listen to the grads on Pet Talk Live with me yesterday (March 24th 2010): http://feeds.feedburner.com/joanranquet.  They did great kitten readings! Always, the kittens can be found on www.youtube.com/joanranquet.

If you are interested in upcoming events ( Animal Communication April 9, 10th & 11th) check out: www.joanranquet.com/events. And of course for readings: www.joanranquet.com/readings.  Fabulous dog/cat/horse/soil/alpaca/car products: www.dynamitemarketing.com/joanranquet.com.

And of course my new RADIO SHOW – PET TALK LIVE! Tomorrow is Dr. Steven Farmer – woohoo!!!   March 31st 2010  Have you ever wondered about your Power Animals and what it all means? Do you know who your Animal Spirit Guides are? Are you finding Earth’s magic in the everyday realm? If these are questions in your stratosphere, you may want to join me when I interview Dr. Steven Farmer – Author of “Earth Magic” and much more.  We will have the usual readings for my personal kittens, the Rescue of the week and I’m happy to do readings for you on this very special show. Even better – talk to Dr. Steven Farmer!   

Blessings, Joan

p.s. are we friends on Facebook? Do we follow each other on Twitter? 

oh dear an injured deer and other not so random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Last night on my way to the grocery store after three miles of dirt roads to get to town, I saw a little deer on the side of the road – it wanted me to spot him/her.  He was injured.  On a horse, the spot would be the stifle – and therefore the hoof wasn’t working yet there was a great amount of bend on the stifle itself.  I stopped.  This was not a frightened deer.

While I couldn’t say if I had sat there for very long that the deer would have eaten out of my hand, I will say – this deer wasn’t intimidated by me.  It wanted me to see him.  I heard gun shots all day I couldn’t help but to think that it was a gunshot wound and of course I made up that it lost its mother to a hunter.

The wound wasn’t fresh, it wasn’t even oozing.   Swollen, yes.  And this little deer was definitely negotiating the hind leg like it had figured this out.  I stopped; felt awful made a few phone calls and carried on with my grocery store mission.

When I came home, I called Paws.org only to discover that they won’t be open until the a.m. I contacted other groups and learned a lot.

I thought to myself, I have an empty stall, I could rehab.  However, this deer is two miles away.  How would I get this adolescent deer into a horse trailer if I could talk a friend into helping me?

I kept calling, only to discover lots about deer.  I really thought about the deer video I posted a week and a half ago – a deer as a pet. I thought heck – I’m already octomom of horses, dogs, cats, what a deer is going to break me? Not.

The truth is my better instinct kicked in.  I watched the deer, he had little safe spots.  Someone (can’t remember whether it was Sarvey Wildlife Center or the Second Chance Wildlife Care Center in Arlington, or possibly even another  group) thought that because I got out of the car and so close to the deer, perhaps it already had been fed by humans.

I also thought to myself at some point, live and let live – definitely do not chase – 6:00 pm Sunday night in Carnation is not high traffic, yet, I would hate to be trying to do something and drive the deer into traffic. 

No matter how painful it is, nature has a way of correcting itself.  As sweet as this deer was, the doe eyes – yet youthful, those crazy radar ears, the sweetness of the being, this deer has its own trajectory, contract, outcome that I have nothing to do with.  Today I made an impact the size of one breath saying I’d love to help you and I could feel it acknowledge my intent by not running off.

However, and this is why I write this, I learned tonight by wildlife experts there is actually a disease – I believe called White Muscle disease that occurs for injured deer. You see a deer that has no experience with humans that is beyond the spotted stage (this deer was beyond the spotted stage – probably between 4-7 months) will not imprint to humans for help.

So baby still with spots orphan deer can do well in our environment and be fine to return to the wild after a few bottles.  Any other deer can go into fight or flight and never come out of that state.  They will fight and fight – even if I had a horse trailer with me – I would have sparked perhaps the onset of a disease.   Once they are no longer in this fight state – it still triggers this disease.  This bizarre disease or condition is called:  ‘white muscle’ (or something like that) disease and it makes the muscles break down and eat themselves from staying in flight mode for too long.

As long as it is exposed to the condition that created the flight or fight status, it will not come out of that state.

I’m glad my instinct had me observe from a far this particular deer’s activity as I watched it go into a pasture through the opening in a fence.  This was not new, it was familiar.  I know where this deer is even now, not far from what it obviously perceives as a safe spot.

My guess is based on horse knowledge is that something in the hoof is not working based on the puncture (bullet) wound to the stifle area. The woman on the phone at Sarvey said we can only hope that area is a safe spot for that deer and that it will heal itself. A tendon or ligament injury like that takes time and we’ll see how kind this winter is.

I will say this about that deer, it is very smart and intuitive. It hid for other cars, but not for me.  It found an exact spot in a barbed wire fence to fit through.  It was eating leaves and grass under the frost every time I got close. And it was not skinny.

We just lost our Animal Control here due to lack of funding – so calling them was not an option.  If the deer were in worse shape – Game and Wildlife would have been the right call.  Because the wound wasn’t fresh, this deer has figured something out –

I had to look up in Ted Andrews Animal Speak – Deer: Gentleness and Innocence – Gentle Luring to New Adventure.

The wound wasn’t brand new and it wasn’t terribly old.  Let’s see that wound heal, the hoof work and that deer carry on.  And by reading this – you’ve been exposed to your own possible gentle admission of your new adventure……….what will that be in this New Year?

Blessings, Joan

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Great video on a dog helping Iraq vet with PTSD – Animal News and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com.

Amazing job opportunities for rescue dogs – helping Iraq vets with PTSD. If the shelters are overrun – doesn’t it make sense to take these lovely dogs and give them great jobs? We have people coming home every day with PTSD – let’s put those dogs to work!

Right now shelters are at an all time high with occupancy and adoption and donation rate low…….let’s start funneling the donated  money to profile and then train the dogs that fit the bill for this type of work.  

That’s my 2 cents worth for the day…..blessings, Joan

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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: www.joanranquet.com.

Goodnight. More Kitten Chronicles tomorrow!!

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!)

More random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

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Olivia is the most amazing Aunt……she takes care of the kittens when the momma is away. The kittens are so cute at this point sometimes I have to have a cute time out. Really it is overwhelming the cute factor!!

I have big things – I have an Animal Communication University to put together and I can’t have so much cuteness!

The teleseminars are a big hit. More people are joining the University, all is well here. The cute factor just adds to the equation. It was hard on the University call tonight with my students not to do a blow by blow call of what the kittens are doing on their kitten turn out. But then again, I could do it all day long with anyone that called that would listen to cute kitten stories!

It just reminds me that everyday is precious.

And that’s a great thing.

The new farm, the new kitty and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

 

 

Life on the new farm with new kitty
Life on the new farm with new kitty

 

The new farm, the new kitty, the new, the new, the new…..We have a new member at our farm, (and we have a new farm).  We just added Francesca, the new kitty. It has definitely taken a toll on Isabella. Isabella is the lab that I adopted almost 2 years ago. It will be two years September 18th. Isabella doesn’t feel like the youngest anymore, the baby. Yet, she’s the baby dog!

What she also doesn’t realize is that all of our skills will be necessary here coming up as this is a childbride…..this cat is like a bag of kittens, she will be giving birth any minute. Talk about grow up time for the lab! And I will become Sistah Kitty Gramma.

Meanwhile, Olivia (7 yr. old ½ Border Collie) thinks I brought the cat home for her. And the cat  was supposedly feral. I moved in 2 weeks ago,  Mind you, moving in to the new place is at least a 2 bedroom home – plus me and two dogs, the horses arrived (so a full barn with equipment and tack) the day my friends delivered the new cat.

I call her Francesca. I had never met her. My friends told me about a cat they trapped in Idaho and I said I’d take her. They drove her out. The day she was delivered was the 2 year anniversary of Alexandria’s departure. Alexandria was my beloved cat of 13 years that disappeared two years and two weeks ago.  (Anyone who has read my book “Communication with all Life, Revelations of an Animal Communicator” knows all of these characters!!)

So Francesca, the feral cat (like Alexandria the feral cat I adopted 15 years ago) walks through and goes to the old spots that Alexandria loved – even though things are in boxes, she still is gravitating toward  pieces of furniture. She and Olivia sleep next to each other. Isabella has tried to chase her and after two time outs – she gets this will be her best friend. In fact just tonight Isabella was asleep on the couch and I sat with her. I put Francesca on my lap and Francesca immediately wanted off. How did she get off of my lap – oh she just walked over Isabella. Awesome.

It almost feels like a case for reincarnation, don’t you think? Or sent to me by my darling Alexandria? Alexandria could be on the other side or in someone else’s living room and her continued care for my wellbeing sent in this adorable cat with the same origins as her………..for that kitty love. Her intention alone of continuing to take care of me sent in her clone personality wise. (I mean down to not covering poop because she expects me to say – here let me clean that up for you while also expecting me to hand over my veggies, etc.) It’s as if Alexandria never left, I just have a different coloring but same behavior, same feelings – even with Olivia.  

I’ve included a picture of Francesca with my book and with the Hay House UK version of my book with a different cover. Doesn’t she look like the kitten on the cover?    Francesca found the Hay House UK version of my book

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Animal News from Animal Communicator Joan Ranquet (newsletter)

My latest newsletter with an article called Coyote Wisdom by me, Bird words by Susan Glave, my product of the month (products) of Dynamite specialty products for dogs, cats and horses as well as my favorite book this month – Love Scopes by Mark Husson…….oh AND my South Florida benefits and Animal Communication workshops!

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Animal news, pet rescue, Joan travels and other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Animal Communication workshop at Pet Rescue by Judy, Sanford, Fl

Animal Communication workshop at Pet Rescue by Judy, Sanford, Fl

Dogs & Friends Winter Park, Fl

Dogs & Friends were awesome to have a workshop to benefit A New Beginning Pet Rescue

The East Coast side of Communication with all Llife University

The East Coast side of Communication with all Llife University

I’m still recovering from all of the work and teaching of recent. I had such a great time in Florida between the big workshop, a new Communication with all Life University student signing up and the Promote adoption campaign I’m doing – this minute and this minute only, I’m enjoying a slower pace!  (I personally usually love go, go, go….) More fun to come in hyperspeed in Florida in August and there’s plenty coming up here in the Seattle area. There are also Northern California and Denver  adventures ahead, and that’s just what I know about!!!   To stay updated, go to http://www.joanranquet.com/events.

I have been so blessed with my work. Today a woman had me visit her and her dog at her office. The dog was recently adopted but quite shy still and growling.

 

I got quiet, the dog (we’ll call her Sarah) Sarah and I talked about the past  a bit, yet I emphasized to her person,  not to dwell on the past. Sarah and I talked about  her purpose with the new woman and her family.  We talked about her totally integrating in the family. We talked about Sarah growling with other dogs and people.  Apparently Sarah’s trainer and I agreed that the mild (but present) growling is a form of nervousness – yet had to be quelled immediately. We talked about what to do.

Sadly, Sarah had lost her person to death over a year ago and the widow was someone Sarah was trying  to also take care of. Sarah’s growling was a matter of insecurity because she didn’t know if the new family was in danger. Imagine you believe your only job is an amazing person. They die. Their partner is grieving (a weakened position) what the heck do you do if you are the care taker? So like MOST stories, this isn’t a matter of abuse necessarily – though it can look like it – it is just misplaced grief and need for purpose.  All of this was revealed between what the woman knew of Sarah’s past and the emotional fill in information of the dog. Which also corresponded with the Bark Buster intake info.

 

Normally I work on the phone with people and their animals so I don’t always get the great pleasure of experiencing what the aftermath of a session can present. Sometimes just letting a story out and letting it go can change the course of an Animals life.  Some people remember to e-mail me the great news of the shift. Some people don’t remember! I hear about it years later in the form of a referral.

 At this gal’s office, the coworkers that also bring their dogs to work had a normal day as usual – the dogs are out and about and only Sarah was hidden away. They had tried previously to introduce the dogs with a chilly if not threatening response.

Today was fantastic. After the session, as I was wrapping up in the lobby, Sarah came out on her own and actually met all of the other dogs after three weeks of growling. It was so cute. So many dog tails wagging, it could have electrified a small village. Okay it was way moving beyond cute.  Everyone  (of all species)  was thrilled. Sarah discovered today the world is full of friends. What a great reminder for all of us.

I love my job(s).