One of the hardest parts of being an animal guardian is the end of life of our beloved companions. Whatever our animals are old or sick, it is always a heartbreak and it is often very hard to know if it is the right time to help them transition and whatever the answer is, how to go about it.
As I started to practice animal communication, a lot of my preconceived ideas got shattered. My understanding of end of life became deeper and more open minded. I always had associated lack of mobility and not being able to have their regular routine as a low quality of life. I was so surprised when I heard from a dog who could not walk much how much he still enjoyed lying in his bed basked by the sun, the treats, the pets and attention from his loving family. His life was different but he was still happy about it and was not ready to go. And he got to have that good life for many months.
When they are getting ready to leave, I can ask animals if they have things they would like to do or say.
Sometimes it can be a bucket list: a friend of mine dog wanted to be sung to, so with a few other friends we sang to him via Zoom, he wanted some car rides, his favorite food to eat. Doing those things was good for him but also for my friend.
Sometimes it is one last thing. Serendipity was a beautiful Maine Coon cat and had a very loving guardian Steve. She had been sick for a while and was getting treatments at home. Steve was wondering how she felt in general and about the treatments. When I connected with Serendipity I could feel right away that she was worn out. She expressed that she did not want the treatments anymore and that the only thing she wanted was to be held by Steve and snuggle with him. I told that to Steve and suggested that he spent the night with her. Here is what happened in Steve’s words: “Before the session Serendipity would stay on the second floor and not venture to the first. However following the communication session, she came down to the first floor and even remained there. That evening she came up to me and pawed at my feet for attention, which is something she had never done before. I pulled her up against me where she snuggled up and remained there throughout the night. The next morning she peacefully passed away pressed up against me. Marie-Christine’s communicating with Serendipity helped to ease my anxiety, as well as Serendipity’s”
I was sad that Serendipity passed away but so grateful that because of the communication I had with her, she and Steve had that very precious time together.
Being able to communicate with your animals when they are getting near the end of life can bring so much to them and you. I sure wish I had known that for the three cats I lost over the years.