Tuffy is my opinionated chihuahua. He is the boss of the house and if you don't believe me just ask him. He gets his way no matter what it takes. He will move you out of the way to get to spot he wants to lie in. Even with all of his arrogant ways I love him too much. Seriously, he gets away with murder half the time.
When I took my first animal communication class I wanted to try out all the things I had learned with him first. I was learning from Joan Ranquett, an excellent teacher. I was doing all the things she told me to do. I grounded myself, took several deep breathes, went within, opened my heart and made my intention to talk to Tuffy known. I asked him to come into my sanctuary/white room even though he was sitting right in front of me. I told him I wanted to learn how to communicate with him so to please help me by letting me know that he was understanding me.
At first, he just sat in front of me looking up at me while I talked to him, like he always does. I swear he really does know exactly what I'm talking about. He will sit in front of me and just look up at me for long periods of time cocking his head from one side to the other. It's like we're having a starring contest. I'm starring at him trying to figure out what he is trying to say and he's starring at me like I'm nuts. After about 10 minutes of me trying to have this heart to heart connection with this dog-I got nothing. Blank, zip, nada. About that time he got up and walked away. I said out loud, "Well I guess I'm no good at this that's for sure when I can't even get my own dog to understand me."
Then I heard him say, "That's just silly." I said back to him, I'm not being silly. I really want to talk to you. He heard me say the word silly and ran back in front of me where I was sitting in my chair, jumped up and put both paws on my knees as to let me know I heard him. I got so excited that I had heard him that I started clapping my hands and letting him know how excited I was that he heard me and I heard him. We were both very happy about this. I picked him up and loved all over him. Kisses and all (which he hates).
A couple of weeks later I received confirmation that this really did happen while taking one of the classes from Joan, Tuffy was the pet that everyone talked too. Everyone did a fabulous job and really got his essense. But one girl nailed it when she said, "I'm not sure what this means, but at the end of our conversation he said to me, people can be so silly." I knew exactly what she meant and told her the story.
From that day on, I knew in my heart of hearts that what I was receiving from these amazing animals was real. All I had to do was listen and trust it.