Posts in category "Behavior"

Do Animals Know They Are Dying?

I found an intriguing blog post by Jessica Winter, in which she explores the question of whether her cat was trying to convey her own impending death.  Jessica consulted several scientists and did a great job of presenting a range of opinions about whether animals are conscious of their own mortality and will try to... Read more »

Reducing Your Pet's Separation Anxiety

Does your pet have separation anxiety that causes erratic behavior when you leave the house?  When you pull out your suitcase, or even think about the cruise you are about to take, does your cat give you the hairy eyeball or pee on your shoes? Separation anxiety is one of the most common issues my... Read more »

Breaking Up Cat Fights - What Not To Do

I had been a teacher, so I knew that breaking up fights between students was not sane, especially “cat fights” between girls who emulated our feline friends by scratching and biting instead of merely punching and kicking. In my animal communication/holistic wellness/behavior practice, I would always advise distraction (small squirt gun, empty can with noisy... Read more »
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Elephants Journey to Pay Respects

Elephants Journey to Pay Respects
Elephants Journey to Pay Respects   Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer, was well known for his work with elephants needing rehabilitation after the evil attacks of people in various parts of the world.  Two days after he died in early March 2012, a curious phenomenon was observed.  Two large females had led a... Read more »

Finding Lost Pets - Stubbs Comes Home After 6 Years

Here is a story worth reading if you have been considering whether or not to have a microchip inserted into your pet.  Our five cats are all kept inside the house, and like nearly all cats, they are comfortable and safe and show no desire to venture outside.  We were grateful that we had decided... Read more »

Declawing? It's Just Furniture

As I sat in the waiting room of our cat clinic the other day, I overhead the staff as they fielded several telephone inquiries about declawing.  I was impressed with how deftly they educated the callers, managing to speak respectfully and without judgment.  Although this clinic discourages declawing, the vets are willing to do it... Read more »
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    Denise Norberg-Johnson is an Animal Communicator and Reiki Master, who also works with animals and their people as a Certified LifeLine Practitioner. As a former biology teacher, construction contractor, business trainer and financial writer, she has spent her life engaged in a continuous learning process. An award-winning speaker and author, she has been interviewed on television, radio, and in print, and anticipates the publication of her book, "Animals Know! - What Animals Teach Us" in early 2013. Denise's formal education includes an M.B.A., a Masters degree in Teaching, a B.A. in Biological Science, and an A.A. in Architectural Interior Design. When she is not reading voraciously, dancing as if no one is watching, or attempting to play her junior high school violin recital pieces, she amuses herself by annoying her husband Dave and their six rescued cats.

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