When we are confronted with that which is amazing and wonderous and profound, too often our first response is to reduce that experience with mundane explanations, even if in doing so, we are compelled to distort and forget that which we knew, if even for a brief moment, to be true.

These are the wonderous stories of the Heart Family.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Its interesting that I paused my story right before my first phone conversation with a professional animal communicator. How do I adequately tell what happened next? I had entered into the consult with great reservations, having no idea what a transformative experience this would end up being in my life and in the lives of my family.

The phone call was short, maybe 30 minutes, and Noble Heart was given a chance to talk about what he wanted for his home. The communicator was surprised that he didn't have a sense of his home. I remember her saying that animals generally know where they belong.

We didn't come to a resolution that night about his destiny.

I remember telling him I loved him, and he turned to me and asked "Why? I didn't ask you to love me." I didn't have an explanation of WHY, only that it was so.

What did happen though as a result of the phone conversation was a quantitatively distinct change in his behavior. Whereas prior to the call I was forced out of bed literally half a dozen times a night to stop him from chasing Light Heart and Strong Heart (more later on how he didn't harass Golden Heart), immediately after the call, I was sleeping through the night and getting up only a few times a week to "break it up" between the guys.

Clearly, something real happened with this phone call.