Bailey, Mr. Shamrell & I had a very interesting Saturday morning!
Months ago, I heard of Terri Steuben, a professional animal communicator who lives just south of LA. She visits San Diego regularly often, and I’d seen her booth at a few pet events where I had my own booth as well. Simply knowing about her career was enough to pique my interest – she communicates with animals? How? What could that possibly mean? I was a bit skeptical, to be honest with you, since the idea of psychic/telepathic communication brings up memories of cheap tricks at the county fair & conspiracy theorists who say they were abducted by aliens, haha. I’m not the type to get suckered in by outlandish claims & shock-value advertising… or at least I’d like to think I’m not! But after browsing the testimonials & videos on her website I was impressed – I really was. There were no sensational claims, just happy stories about improved relationships & healed medical issues. Terri seemed to truly love animals, and I got the feeling that her mission is to improve the lives of pets & their owners. Clearly there was something else entirely from what I expected going on here. Mr. Shamrell, on the other hand, is even less easily impressed; he agreed to the consultation but wasn’t nearly as excited about it as I was! I made him promise to have an open mind about it, though, and he agreed that he would.
So we scheduled our meeting, and bright & early one morning, Terri knocked on our door! At first, Bailey was incredibly excited to see Terri & jumped on her lap several times – but then again, she does that with pretty much everyone! :) But soon enough, it became clear that she was acting slightly differently with Terri than the average guest in our house… and then our conversation began.
We learned all kinds of incredible information. We learned about where Bailey came from before we adopted her at six months old… how she feels about car rides… what’s her favorite kind of food… what she thinks & does when we leave the house… why she hates the mailman… how she feels about the fact that I work with dogs… why she jumped out of an open window one night… how she feels about adopting a new puppy brother/sister… who she likes going on walks with… just about everything! Our questions spanned the gamut from trivial to fundamental, and nothing was off limits. Our biggest question for Terri was why Bailey doesn’t get along with certain dogs; we’ve found that she can’t resist playing with some dogs but will start displaying negative body language as soon as she sees others. We’ve never really understood why Bailey immediately likes some dogs & dislikes others. The answer was surprisingly simple: “she just doesn’t like ‘em.” Terri told us about all kinds of non-verbal, non-physical communication that goes on between dogs, and how Bailey can understand the personalities of other dogs much better than we can. So then we learned helpful tips to make sure a negative encounter doesn’t happen in the future, on walks & in dog parks. Sooo useful! Questions like that had been weighing on our minds for months now, so it was a huge relief to get them answered… and then in the next minute we learned that Bailey prefers cheddar cheese (orange) to mozzarella (white)! Silly little things that had us laughing. What an incredible hour!
All in all, it was an amazing & eye-opening experience, and I can’t recommend Terri highly enough. I wanted to share my experience with all of you because animal communication might be something that you’ve never heard of before, or were perhaps skeptical about… and while I certainly can’t speak for any other communicators, Terri is the real deal. I really think that if there’s anything you want to clarify with your dog, or any behavioral issues you want to address, this is definitely a viable route to take. I could go on much longer about everything we learned, but Bailey doesn’t want me to give away all of her secrets! ;)
If you’re curious about a consultation with your pet(s), even if you live far away from Southern California, visit Terri’s website and give her a call. I’m sure she’d be happy to answer your questions! (And tell her I said hi!)