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

What’s in a (Pet’s) name?

Does the name add value or hinder your animal Companion?  

From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1594: JULIET:
     What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet;
      So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
      Retain that dear perfection which he owes
      Without that title.    

 

How did you name your pet? Was the name inherited? Did you create a barn name? Do you have a series of nicknames for the different looks, behaviors or coy activity of your dog, cat or bird? 

I have seen a name make or break a personality. I have seen a new name completely turn an animal around. One potentially great thing when getting an animal from a shelter is that it is a brand new day in that animal’s life – why not start with a new name? 

The dog I adopted, Isabella (on the left in the pink chair) – had a different name with the rescue group – they called her Sarah.  I thought Isabella (both the name and the dog in front of me) was a very beautiful match.  The name is very Queen like (okay I’m all about BIG girly names) and that was fitting to bring out the personality that I knew was in there for this shy, nearly feral dog.  She was SO introverted and was happier with her head in a corner than out in public with others (except me and Olivia – my other dog).  Queen Isabella sponsored the Columbus voyage – the discovery of America – so who better to name her after than a Queen who was a patron of THE discovery voyage of our home as well as a patron of the arts and scholars? She has turned into quite the discovery dog indeed. 

Olivia (on the right in the pink chair) is a great story. My ex husband (he was my husband at the time) and I were living in Denver. I wanted a dog, his kids wanted a dog. We were redoing a bathroom in the house and he ran off to Home Depot. He came back and said he met the most well behaved Border Collie in the store and that her people said she had puppies (not full bred) at home. He had taken their phone number…..we made a call and off we went up I-70 to Evergreen, a mountain town.  In fact this was probably the first week of December and there was definitely crusted snow in all around. 

On the drive up the freeway I casually mentioned that I will name the dog Olivia. Without seeing her, I knew my puppy was in that litter. 

We arrived at this warm mountain like cabin in the woods. The woman graciously greeted us at the door and she went to the back door and one by one called the puppies in. All super great names by my book and then I heard it……..”Olivia, come in.” 

‘Olivia’ ran in with the rest of the balls of fur and sat on my feet. I also had to think that a ½ Border Collie that was cute, excited and mellow was the best of the gang.  SOLD. 

I have more stories – not only of my own animals – but of watching animals really be able to blossom because someone took the time to either change their name or to stop calling them a name that was limiting their potential.  More of that to come……………. 

Last year I had a contest on “What’s in a name” and my Communication with all Life University helped me judge it.  My newsletter has the first story and there will be more in my newsletter as well as posted here on the blog.  I’d love to hear your story!  

Blessings, Joan 

Joan Ranquet 

Animal Communicator, Author, Speaker  

www.joanranquet.com  

www.contacttalkradio.com host of PET TALK LIVE every Wed. at 4:00 pm pst  

Founder of Communication with all Life University certification program  

For the best supplements for all life – (humans, animals & soil):  www.dynamitemarketing.com/joanranquet  

Upcoming classes: Beginning & Advanced Animal Communication classes coming up – plus special EARLY BIRD specials extended.  

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Lukas the world’s smartest horse and other not so random books in Joan’s book club!

Karen and Lukas playing

I am starting a little book club of my favorite books. Primarily these will be animal/healing books – we’ll see how this goes!!  We will start with “Playing with Lukas” since Karen Murdock – the writer, owner and trainer of Lukas (the world’s smartest horse) will be on my radio show next week – April 7th

Meanwhile, you can watch many videos and just read my little review below:

YouTube – 2009 Part 4 of 7 Lukas THE WORLD’S SMARTEST HORSE, Blind Fold / Squeeze/ Catching/ Hoops.  

I just finished reading: “Playing with Lukas”, Karen Murdock’s wonderful journey with Lukas – the world’s smartest horse.  Like many of us that have gone down this path of working with animals and helping to teach their kindness, intelligence and value, we didn’t always have the easiest time with people.  Karen’s beginnings are in sharp contrast to the outcome.  Her life now is surrounded by peace and love – the love and support of her family with her biggest fan, teacher and student – Lukas.   The devotion and connection of the animals was a true commitment from the start as she illustrates in her story.

This book is not just for horse lovers.  Karen has a very simple way of using soft sounds, ease, consistency, voice and intention to connect with your animals and create a joyful training process.  Do not be fooled by the simplicity of the training method, she is able to accomplish very technical and intricate things with her partner Lukas.

This is an especially important book for anyone that has a “challenge” animal – one that the rest of the world would toss away for various reasons and yet you see the divine intelligence and love – these techniques could literally save your animal friend’s life! Lukas has earned his title ~ the world’s smartest horse and imagine, he got the title  just from playing with a human! Now there’s a life lesson for us humans.

Karen is going on to work more with mainstream science to make sure that the extreme intelligence of the horse is documented – it’s very exciting for all of us that know how brilliant animals are.  Her book can be found at Lulu (www.lulu.com) as an e-book or a print version and will soon be released at Amazon.  For more information on them:  www.playingwithlukas.com.

Blessings,  

Joan Ranquet

Animal Communicator, Author, Speaker, Founder of Communication with all Life University

www.joanranquet.com

Host of Pet Talk Live at 4:00 pm pst on www.contacttalkradio.com

To hear past shows go to: www.feedburner.joanranquet.com – you can listen to last week’s Dr. Steven Farmer and the week before the graduates from the University and much, much more!  Kitten readings by famous human psychics/astrologers/angel practitioners and of course Rescue of the week! 

Don’t forget – next weekend: Beginning and Advanced Animal Communication workshop in Carnation, Wa – www.joanranquet.com/events.

 

Denver, a love story and other Random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Denver, I have missed you.

What a great trip.  It started out with the Misha May Foundation benefit on Thursday night and some familiar faces but many faces that I didn’t know – all eager to learn the basics of Animal Communication. We made some money for that organization.

Then, on to the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo……and that was great.  I had a lecture each day and a book signing.  Again, more and more familiar faces.  People showed up that I had been to their house, to their barn; they had taken a class before – all showing up to learn more.  It was all a great reminder of how much I loved my clients, their animals and the other practitioners I worked and played well with in Denver. 

There was one day that I left the Horse Expo at around 3:00 to go to the Metaphysical Fair. The way the light was hitting the Rockies with the fresh snow is truly the most breathtaking view of those mountains I have ever seen.

The last night I was in town, I taught at the Shining Lotus and it benefited the Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital – an amazing operation that helps with surgeries for animals if the people can’t afford it as well as helping with spay and neuters for the shelters.

I had a couple of days of meeting client’s animals in person (that I have only communicated with on the phone up until now) as well as some new folks.   I got to talk to a cat in a high rise and I also got to watch that particular Border Collie mix, Foster do laundry. He very proudly and smugly pulled things out of the dryer.  I have a Border Collie mix that would love to learn something necessary like that!  There may be some new training techniques in order.  I couldn’t wait to get home for a variety of reasons, that being one of them.

The last day was a wonderful setting up in the Rockies, walking through sunny snow fields to get to the horses I was talking to and then on down to the familiar barn I’ve talked to so many horses at before – some new and old clients. I nearly drove off the road a million times just taking in the view on my way back down the mountain.

Along the way up the windy roads to Evergreen I remember picking out a little bundle that 8 years later is the most amazing dog I’ve ever known, my own Olivia.

I was reminded of how much I love the beauty there, the people and the lifestyle.  It was so welcoming and is calling me back within the next 6 – 8 weeks – and I can’t wait to go back!! I also have great friends and wonderful memories of those friends.

One woman in the audience at the Horse Expo told me she met me at a book signing two years ago and that I’m not blogging enough – so here you go!!

Denver, I’ve missed you – but I’ll be back. Soon. 

Pet Talk Live, 4:00 pm PST  www.contacttalkradio.com

Founder of Communication with all Life University, Author, Speaker, Animal Communicator

For more info: www.joanranquet.com.

Your dog wants a treat. Now! Animal communicator to hold seminar in Missoula

Your dog wants a treat. Now! Animal communicator to hold seminar in Florence.  Some say Florence, some say Missoula – I don’t know where it is that I’m teaching this weekend – but I do know we have an awesome group!! There is still room for a couple more.  And I do know my ticket says Missoula ~ I’m really looking forward to this workshop. 

Kate is part of Communication with all Life University and she has put together this class.  Some of the people that are coming – have worked with me before in either my Bozeman Mt. classes or when I used to come up and teach at Traumhof (before I lived here) or perhaps even Walla Walla. And some will be fresh. Always fun!

If you didn’t see my post yesterday about the new year – I want to remind you to scroll down for the “What’s in a name contest….” details below.  And if you’re not on my mailing list – please join as I will be updating there as well. Go to: www.joanranquet.com. The contest could win you a weekend class in either Seattle or Orlando – so please send me your story.  I’m already getting submissions and it hasn’t even gone out in my newsletter!

In Transit, literally and the film – as always, other random thoughts of an Animal Communicator

Isabella said goodnight to 2009 a while ago!

Happy New Year!  It is a time of opportunity, fun and amazing transformation.  Last year feels like it had all the awkward growing pains for what is going to set sail this new decade. 

I have had my own personal transformation. . . in the last 8 weeks, I lost my 90 year old father.  He was such an inspiration to many and while I know that he is with my mom and many other great animal companions, relatives and friends, it is still fresh and painful.  I so hear the pain in my clients voice as they call either about an animal that they recently lost or about to lose.

For some reason the holidays accentuate that, whether it is that we love memories around this type of year so the loss feels greater than say a random day in June or the mere fact that it is literally the darkest time of the year.  No matter as to the origin of the pain, the pain is there and deserves attention – being brought to the light.

I’m also writing because on the otherside of the holidays, here in the new year, I don’t remember a time I felt more hopeful.  There are so many exciting things in the wings that I will slowly reveal as they come to fruition. 

For me – it is also a time of tranformation in my career. In the worst economy, I started Communication with all Life University and in March – I have my first graduating class.  I’m blogging – I don’t even text regularly, yet I love this.  Lots of other things are transforming before my eyes that are so positive, so amazing……the reason I’m writing this is I know it is for you as well.  Sometimes we just can’t see it.

I found a video from my past – I used to be an actress for those that don’t know my history or haven’t read my book, “Communication with all Life”.  I’m actually posting it because talk about a transformation!!  The video below is just a fun reminder of the world I came from – acting!! I loved acting, I loved the whole world of it. I educated myself in the best possible situations, I knew all the right people and yet………well the video is great – it was my dream to act and yet I followed another big passion – animals and I don’t look back (except to view various productions I was in):

Dailymotion – In transit, par Cédric Klapisch – une vidéo Cinéma.

Then this life of being an Animal Communicator totally took over my life!! I’m happy to say that this is definitely the work I’m supposed to be doing. I have been busy since about the day I said I’d do it…..unlike life in my acting world. I will say I was always getting some sort of play, little film, etc. I always joked with my Dad that I finally got a steady job when I became a pet psychic.  

Clearly I didn’t love the acting world enough to endure the actor’s lifestyle. Or there was a better divine plan for me.  Either way – this work, this life has brought us together even if just through these words on a screen.  My wish for you is that you follow your dream and find your divine plan!

Now my work and my lifestyle are congruant. I love that. On the days that I’m home doing phone sessions, I’m here with my own animals. If I go away from my home to talk to an animal – funny how that works, I’m with animals!

I know I’m very lucky and I want to take this time to thank all of my clients and students and even readers who are what make this life possible.

I have  a few more things to add:

1. January 3rd http://www.blogtalkradio.com/positively-incorrect – 5:00 pm PST. CALL IN! Scott Cluthe Radio Show please call in!!  

2. I’m teaching a weekend workshop in Missoula Mt. January 8-10th for details go to: www.joanranquet.com/events or contact Kate Templeman @ (406) 273-3151 or e-mail her @ keltonfarm@gmail.com.

3.  I have a big contest that is below – “What’s in a name…..” if you have a story as to how you chose a name – or the name chose your animal companion – let us know.  Me, and my University students will be picking out the winners and the contest winner details are here:

Each person that enters gets a free Animal Education Teleseminar of your choice ($20.00 value). The first place winner gets a free weekend Animal Communication Seminar in either Orlando in Feb. or Seattle in April ($350.00 value- travel expenses not included). Second place winner gets 10 Animal Education Teleseminar calls ($200 value).  Third place winner gets either an Animal Communication Workshop Teleseminar  with me OR 5 Animal Education Teleseminar calls hosted by me with amazing guests – or download of previous amazing calls (valued at $100.00).  The contest winners will be announced January 25th.  May the best name win! Enter your pet’s name and how or why they got their name and send to joanranquet@joanranquet.com

Remember to always check my schedule for when I could be in YOUR town teaching an Animal Communication mini class www.joanranquet.com/events.

Enjoy, Joan

Joan Ranquet

Animal Communicator, Author, Speaker and founder of Communication with all life University (animal communication certification program).  www.joanranquet.com, www.dynamitemarketing.com/joanranquet

Find me on www.facebook.com/joanranquet , www.twitter.com/joanranquet  and even www.youtube.com/joanranquetwww.communicationwithalllifeu.ning.com

BONUS CALL #1 SCOT HANSEN – Communication with all Life University

BONUS CALL #1 SCOT HANSEN – Communication with all Life University

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I’m getting ready to launch the Communication with all Life University Animal Education Series starting with Josie Ravenwing and then Jane Savoie. So my awesome call above with Scot Hansen (www.horsethink.com)  is one of the many samples of my bonus calls – found on www.communicationwithalllifeu.ning.com. Josie’s website is: http://www.healingjourneys.net/ and Jane Savoie’s site is: http://www.dressagementor.com/.  Oh the fun we will have…………do you want to be a better Animal Communicator at home? As a profession? Are you a pet lover wanting to make things better? Animal Practitioner? or are you searching for your life calling with animals? No matter how you look at it – Animal Education Series will have the three E’s Enlightentment, Education and Entertainment with animals!!!!!  We can find your voice in the Animal Kingdom – sign up now  @ www.12academy.com.

EFT and other random thoughts of an animal communicator

EFT Introduction

This is a great healing technique for animals also. I have used EFT on animals for helping animals that have either an emotional challenge, behavioral challenges and healing crisis’.

Once you watch this imagine you have the opportunity to use this for your animals. I love seeing the changes with animals. As the surrogate (you would obviously tap on behalf of your animal).

A client called me because her horse was going after ponies in the warm up ring at a horse show. She said she needed me to come talk to the horse and help her. I told her of course I could do this on the phone, but I ended up rearranging things and getting to the horse show. I’m glad I did as I wouldn’t have believed the extent to which Shakespeare (the horse) would go after the ponies – endangering everyone in the ring.

So we went to a private place and I got quiet and asked Shakespear why he didn’t like ponies. We discovered he had been picked on as a young horse, so we tapped on not liking ponies. Well not only did he do well at the horse show and was clearly less hostile, he then moved to a new barn 2 months later and there were ponies there!!

EFT also helps for the human after a riding accident and helps with aggressive dogs. You name it – it could be tapped on! I even mention it in my book “Communication with all Life”.

Cheers, Joan

www.joanranquet.com

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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Lots of Animal Communication and other random thoughts……..

What a day. I had to either split myself in two, teleport myself, admit to a parallel universe or send students to an event that I couldn’t attend. I chose the latter. So I was at the Mill Creek Festival speaking and teaching Animal Communication and I sent two of my Communication with All Life University students to the Chihuahua Festival to talk to 300-400 Chihuahuas.

I had fun, I got to connect with every pet rescue whether it was a dog rescue, cat rescue, horse rescue, a pet business, pet services, dog trainers, holistic vets……people got to meet me – the local pet psychic or animal communicator. My students got a glimpse of my world – a day in the life of an Animal Communicator. I think they were stunned.

When you are studying Animal Communication, you set up a safe zone…..suddenly; there they were with literally hundreds of darling distractions, plus the people and whatever events were going on (i.e. agility, cute tail contests, etc.) So I’m very proud of how well my students performed while also taking in the fact that it ain’t all glamorous!!!!

For me, I got to watch the Dock Diving at the Mill Creek Festival. Quite entertaining. I wanted to come home and get my dogs and take them back there. As a matter of fact, it was so warm out, I was prepared to dock dive without dogs or winning any sort of award on my way out.

And as for my event, it was hot, it was short, but I taught some committed people. I love teaching…..the people did great for all of the distractions of a big event. The people did so well right off the bat that we got to talk to many animals even if for just one question. It was great fun.

So here I am, I am here. I love days like today where Animal Communication is so in demand…..where education on Animal communication is in demand. And truthfully, the more I can connect up with the pet rescues, the dog rescues, the cat rescues, the horse rescues, all of the animal rescues, we can create education that results in forever homes. It’s all about education.

Of course, I send people to my 10 Easy Steps to Better Communication with your Pet on my website: http://www.joanranquet.com. And truly, some of the best advise I have to admit is in my book “Communication with All Life, Revelations of an Animal Communicator”……..but for my students today, nothing can replace that experience. Thankfully, I can offer plenty of that because I haven’t mastered bi-tri or multiple relocation yet.