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Talk To Your Kitty, And She’ll Talk Back!

couch-potato.JPGNot with words, perhaps. But you really can communicate with your cat.

Many years ago I had a kitty named Morris who liked to roam around out in the woods around our house. I got worried about him one day because he’d been gone a long time. I was thinking about how I wished he’d come back.

Within ten minutes, he showed up on the back porch, meowing at the door for me to let him in! I was pretty surprised, but I thought it was a coincidence until I tried it again the next day…There he was again, within ten minutes. I called him home by thinking about him nearly every day after that.

It’s funny, but this never worked with any of the other cats who have lived with me over the years. For some reason, Morris and I had this special way of communicating with each other.

Today’s post is from Janet Roper, a professional animal communicator. You may remember that her cat Billy was featured on Cool Cat Care Stuff last week. Here’s what Janet has to say:

“Recently I was having lunch with a friend and we were talking about a favorite subject: cats. My friend mentioned a cat she once had who would sit on the floor staring intently and directly at her. She always felt the cat could understand what she was saying, and that the cat had words of wisdom to tell her. “If only she could talk,” my friend lamented.

Animals do talk, and they are very happy that we are beginning to not only listen, but to talk to them!

How many times have you thought that your cat was trying to telling you something, and then dismissed that thought because of the preconceived notion that cats (animals) can’t/don’t talk?

For those of you who are interested in communicating with your cat, here are some basic steps you can take to participate in the already open lines of communication. At the beginning, you may find it easier to have your cat with you.

  • Go to a place where you will be undisturbed and where you feel safe to release anything that will stand between you and communicating with your animal. I find an easy way to release any ‘baggage’ is to imagine a box where I dump any distractions, worries, etc. Once I’ve finished, I am free to pick up those worries again – should I want!
  • Ask permission to speak with your cat. If you receive a hunch this is not a good time to talk, honor that and try again later.
  • When you get the ‘go ahead’, begin conversing. Treat kitty with respect and honor during the conversation, just as you like to be treated when you’re conversing with a friend.
  • TRUST, TRUST, TRUST what you receive! Trust that what you receive is correct, and the information is what the cat needs to say and what needs to be heard at this time. If you find yourself doubting what you receive, ask this: Out of all the millions and billions of thoughts, why did that particular thought come to me at this particular time?
  • At the end of the conversation, thank your kitty companion for conversing with you.

Information can come through in various ways: thoughts, pictures, sounds, feelings, emotions, etc. You may receive information in more than one way. As you become more experienced, you may find you have a primary way to receive information.

Next time you have the feeling your cat is talking to you, I invite you to accept that feeling as actuality and respond to your cat’s conversation. You’ll be surprised at how this can deepen and strengthen your relationship with your cat!”

If you enjoyed this article, you’ll want to visit Janet’s blog, Talk2TheAnimals, or her website, Janet Roper, Animal Communicator and Violinist.

Would YOU like to have your cat care article featured here? Email me with your article ideas. I’d love to hear from you!

Does your kitty have a special way of communicating with you? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

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  2. By gary on Mar 22, 2008 | Reply

    What a load of utter nonsense.

  3. By dana on Mar 22, 2008 | Reply

    This method works for all the animals. Even the wild ones. They might need more imagery when you go about talking to them, but they are just as capable of receiving you. They may be disinterested, but they will hear you. Be very direct and focused.
    It may not prevent an attack, as I would like to think it would, however, I have always pleaded with the hunted animals to stay clear of bullets and people for a while. Out of the road. Maybe I’m deluded. I like to think it helps them.
    Be aware of your emotions, your body language, and the chemicals you’re putting off. That is all part of the communication. Your true intensions lie here.

  4. By admin on Mar 22, 2008 | Reply

    Gary, I’ve communicated with other animals, including geese and crows. You’re entitled to your opinion, but I don’t think it’s nonsense. It’s a matter of being open to what they’re trying to tell you.

    Dana, I agree, this may not prevent an attack from an animal. Being as non-threatening as possible may help. Animals definitely read your body language and emotions.

    Thanks for the comments!

  5. By Janet Roper on Mar 22, 2008 | Reply

    What a great conversation we’ve got starting up! Just like other things in life, animal communication is what you perceive it to be. If it is perceived as nonsense, then that’s what it is to you. If it’s perceived as a helpful tool, that’s how you experience it. In other words, there’s no right or wrong, but simply what your experience and mindset tells you that animal communication is.

    My experience with animal communication has been very deep, heartfelt and life changing. The more I am open to experiencing it, the more I do experience it. My perception and experience is that the more I (or anyone else, for that matter) am open to it, the more I receive from the animals.

    I have had non-believers ask me to communicate with their animals, using this as an opportunity to test my skills and to ‘prove’ that animal communication is absurd. What usually happens is the person asking the question unconsciously sets up a block between me and the animal, hindering any information that may come through. In those cases I usually don’t receive information, or what I do receive is minimal, incomplete or at times even misleading. I realize what is going on and the information has been blocked, but to that person, unaware that they have blocked access to the information, it is just another line of proof that animal communication doesn’t exist.

    Our reality is how we create it. Gary, thanks for opening up this conversation. Dana, you are not deluded. You are helping the animals, probably more than you are aware.

    Harmony to all.

  6. By Joyful Digesting on Mar 22, 2008 | Reply

    No doubt, some animals and humans share some pretty special bonds. Think of all the stories we’ve read about dogs notifying neighbors for help during an emergency (not just Lassie!) and such.

    Joyful Digesting’s last blog post..Digestive Help for Your Beloved Dog or Cat!

  7. By admin on Mar 22, 2008 | Reply

    I lost a cat last year, to coyotes. I knew that’s what happened to her, but I never did find any trace of her. A couple of weeks ago, my hubby, Andrew, and I went for a walk in the woods on our property. We both felt that we should walk along a small creek that runs down the hill.

    Andrew was taking pictures of the creek, and I walked on ahead. I looked down, and saw part of a small skeleton, mostly covered by leaves. I uncovered it, and I knew right away that it was my lost kitty. Andrew and I both feel that she wanted us to walk that way so we’d find her, so she could say good-bye.

    I covered her up with again with more leaves, and Andrew left a pile of stones next to her. He said we would put another stone on the pile whenever we walked there to remember her.

    Later on that night I told her it was OK to go now, and that I’d see her again someday. I really think she stayed close so that I would find her, and we could make our final farewells.

    Andrew said that having a bond with a cat or a dog is a special thing, but it comes with a high price because it’s so hard when they leave!


  8. By admin on Mar 24, 2008 | Reply

    I’m having trouble with my spam program, and can’t retrieve these two comments, so I’m posting them myself:

    Brennan Kingsland says:
    “having a bond with a cat or a dog is a special thing, but it comes with a high price because it’s so hard when they leave!”

    Yep, I’ve been losing some of my oldsters and it is hard. What gets me through is believing I will see them again. We lost Elliott Saturday night. He was a red dachsund that someone threw into our dog run 12 years ago. We have no idea how really old he was, as he was an adult when he came to us, but his face was completely white and he was blind in one eye.

    Elliott was a perfect gentleman, and a cuddler, all the years he spent with us. He used to organize all the furbabies into groups and he was our vocal spokesman for years until Daisy came to live with us.

    Daisy, a black and tan dachsund, took over Elliott’s vocal duties and trying to run the show. It was so enjoyable to see Elliott relax and watch Daisy handle everything. They were so cute together and spent lots of time lying or sleeping side by side. Elliott let Daisy know she was beautiful.

    He went quickly Saturday night, from a stroke, with Daisy at his side. She stayed right with us until he passed. He will be missed.

    Brennan Kingsland’s last blog post..21st Century Education

    felinesophy says:
    Great posting, I love it:) I’ve been so amazed in animal communication thing, and your article here reminds me of my old memoars with my previous cats… I read Carol Gurney’s book about this topic, so inspiring.

    Is it coincidence, that your posting here similar with my latest posting in my blog? It’s just that I’m more emphasizing from different side point of view. Well, it seems, among catlover do have the “connections”…

    I believe cats can understand what we are saying to them, though they’re not mastering our language. They are sensing our communication through our heart-mind-spirit, more like telepathy thing. Well, for people who are non animal lover, find it very bizarre when we really talk with words with our cats at home.

    felinesophy’s last blog post..Communication is The Best Policy

  9. By admin on Mar 24, 2008 | Reply

    Brennan, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s so hard to say goodbye to a good friend. It’ll be quite a reunion when I get to the other side as I have over a dozen kitties waiting for me there! It’ll be a joyful reunion for you too!


  10. By admin on Mar 24, 2008 | Reply

    Read felinesophy’s latest post here:
    This is a really good article!

    I agree, cats definitely do understand us. They spend a lot of time watching us, and they’ve figured out how to train us! We should do the same with them.


  11. By Moki on Mar 24, 2008 | Reply

    Cats can definately communicate. Moki always let us know what he’s need are, and how to meet them. Another kitty of ours, Little Kitty will strike up a conversation with you every morning and every night. She will meow, and if you respond, she will wait for you to finish, and then meow some more. This conversation will go on for as long as either of us care to speak. It is really the cutest thing! She is such a chatter box, and always has so much to say!!!

    Moki’s last blog post..Special Needs Part 4 – Medicine/Moki Station

  12. By Janet Roper on Mar 25, 2008 | Reply

    Brennan, thanks for sharing your beautiful story. Elliott sounds like he was a great dog. I admire the way you honored him in his passing as you and Daisy stayed by his side. If you’re interested in what pet psychic Nicole Roberts says about deceased animals and heaven, check out

    There are so many ways to talk to the animals! As my horse Shiloh says, it doesn’t matter how you communicate as long as you communicate! ;-)
    Harmony to all,

  13. By Lorraine Cohen on Mar 27, 2008 | Reply

    Great conversations

    Personally, I’ve cultivated strong relationships and communication with my cats. On several occasions where there appeared to be some behavioral issues, by observing and listening I was able to find out what the issues were and, once I took action, the problems disappeared. Hooey? No way.

    To me it’s about being open to different languague styles. We have similar challenges with people!


    Lorraine Cohen’s last blog post..Oversimplifying The Law of Attraction

  14. By admin on Mar 27, 2008 | Reply

    Moki, it’s fun when cats talk to you like that. Mine would always come running up to me with their tails straight up in the air, meowing away at me. I knew they were happy to see me!

    Janet, thank you for this article that got the ball rolling here. I read the post on your blog by Nicole Roberts, and I agree with her. Losing a pet is hard enough, and to be told that you’ll never see them again only rubs salt into the wound. I don’t believe that anymore.

    Lorraine, that’s amazing how you were able to understand what was causing the problems with your kitties. Being open to both people and animals goes a long way.

    Thank you all for your comments!


  15. By anon on Mar 28, 2008 | Reply

    blah – sounds like rubbish to me. Humans are great at convincing themselves of stuff like this.

  16. By Janet Roper on Mar 29, 2008 | Reply

    Hi Lorraine,
    Glad you’re enjoying the conversation. Loved your comment about being open to different language styles!
    Janet Roper

  17. By marilyn on Mar 30, 2008 | Reply

    I have 2 cats, Diva (female) and Loki (male). I haven’t experienced imagery with them but they both have different meows for different requests like food, playing, affection and annoyance.

    Diva has been pretty good at telling and showing me when she’s not well. Once she had a UTI and was uncomfortable. She got my attention, jumped in the tub and attempted to pee (it was bloody) so I took her to the vet.

    They both understand a handful of words (no, out, dinner, wanna play)

    I find the more I interact with them the more they communicate with me in their own way.

  18. By admin on Mar 31, 2008 | Reply

    Anon, do you have a pet? I’ve had too many experiences with communicating with animals in one way or another to dismiss this as wishful thinking.

    Cats do find ways of getting your attention, don’t they, Marilyn? Your kitty was definitely letting you know what her problem was. You’re right, interacting with them is definitely the key to learning to understand them.

    And Janet, thanks for the great article! Hope to have you do more!


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