Talk 2 The Animals: How To Make Halloween Safe For Your Pet

Who’s in the Halloween spirit? Who’s thinking ahead to how the Halloween festivities will affect your animal pals? This short video encourages you to ready yourself to help your animal pals through Halloween by looking at the festivities through their eyes. Yes, there’s an exercise you can do to start practicing, and yup, I’d LOVE to hear how that exercise goes for you!

The exercise is simple: see Halloween and the festivities leading up to it not through your human eyes, but through you animal pal’s eyes. If you’re a cat, what’s it like to have all these sparkly new toys – aka decorations – setting around the house? If you’re a dog, how are you affected by the different and new smells that are suddenly in your household?

This video is the first in a series about Halloween and animals. Topics that will be covered in other videos in the series are:

  • Creating A Pet Retreat
  • Door Etiquette
  • Treats???
  • The Yearly Great Debate: To Costume or Not Your Animal Pal
  • Give it a try and let me know how it works in the comments below. Enjoy!
  • Decorations

This first one goes into more detail about the exercise of seeing things through your animal pal’s eyes.

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator


Talk 2 The Animals: The Importance of Languaging in Animal Communication

One of the questions I’m often asked is about the languaging I choose to use when I’m working with animals. For instance, I stay away from the word ‘owner’ and I’m conscious of the pronouns I use, staying away from ‘it’. You may have seen me use the written word ‘pet’ upon occasion, but that’s only for SEO purposes. And believe me, I’m beginning to think utilizing SEO as a basis for using the word ‘pet’ is a pretty poor excuse for an animal communicator, at least for this animal communicator.

The word I use most often instead of ‘pet’ is ‘animal pal’; ‘owner’ instead of ‘animal caretaker’ and for pronouns I use the appropriate he or she; ‘someone’ instead of ‘something’.


Because the words we use when referring to other sentient beings reflect our relationship with them and how we then either consciously or unconsciously relate with them.

The Lack of Our Language

As I observed in an earlier post:

When we examine our basic contemporary culture, the relationship with the animals in our lives is often under-rated or entirely dismissed by the Joe & Sally Plumbers of the world. “It’s just a dog/cat/bird/horse/etc, get over it” is what we frequently hear. The fact that true family can and is created with non-human species is simply beyond comprehension to so many folks.

Our culture does not contain a lexicon that defines, much less embraces, the relationship between humans and non-human species.

So we are stuck using outdated, inadequate and unsatisfactory words like ‘pet’ and ‘owner’. The problem with words like that is by simple definition they set up a hierarchy of power over, instead of relationship with.

Think about it. The word ‘owner’ is a possessive one, emphasizing that someone or something belongs to another. When someone or something is owned by a person, that other being or thing is at the whim and whimsy of the owner.

The word ‘pet’ connotes that the animal ‘needs’ to be taken care of, that they don’t have their own idea of their own wants and desires. This very word sets up a one way relationship where we humans think we are their caretakers, instead of realizing that care taking crosses the division of species line.

Changing Our Perspective

Once you are aware of your languaging with the animals, the next step is to begin to change it. How do you do that? You can start by:

  1. Be kind to yourself. You’ve been using this language your entire life. It’s not going to change overnight
  2. Make notes when you find yourself doing this. Look for patterns or situations that precipitate the old languaging pattern
  3. Ask for help. Find someone you trust and ask for their help in gently pointing out when you’re using the old languaging
  4. Start observing the languaging patterns of others. Not to change them, but to become aware of how prevalent this is

This is such a vital topic that I invite you to watch this 7.33 minute video to find out more about my perspective on this powerful topic.

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Teddy Supports the People of Puerto Rico

Support the people of Puerto Rico in memory of my angel dog Teddy.

October 2, 2017, this coming Monday, is the eight year anniversary of the transition of my dog Teddy. Many of you may remember him, he’s the cutie that charmed everyone with his good looks, polite manners and rakish ways. Teddy could always be counted on to help and support others to feel more comfortable; in our household he was the one in charge of hospitality. His penchant for caring for others spilled over to the people in his life. While he was not a therapy dog, being in his presence was therapeutic.

Not much has changed since he became an angel dog. He still reaches out to help others in any way he can.

The people of Puerto Rico desperately need our help. After a week of unimaginable  misery, millions of Puerto Ricans are still suffering in primitive conditions without power, water, food or enough fuel.

Can you imagine? I can’t, neither can Teddy. And according to Teddy “it shouldn’t be like that”. Teddy wants to help.

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In honor of Teddy’s passing, I have created a GoFundMe page to help the people in Puerto Rico. The goal is $2500USD and the money raised will go to the Hispanic Federation for disaster relief. lists Hispanic Federation as a 501(c)(03) charitable organization and Charity Navigator scores it 95.47 out of a possible 100 points.

Because this campaign is through GoFundMe, 7.9% + .30 of each donation goes to GoFundMe.

Would you like to stand with Teddy and help the people of Puerto Rico? If you are inclined to make a donation, you can do so here. If you are unable to contribute financially, would you spread the word? That’s a magnificent way to help!

It is true that All Creatures Do Better When All Creatures Do Better, and it is time to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and restart their lives. Teddy and I both thank you for your help!

Here’s To New Beginnings

Janet & Teddy

from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Befriending Your Intuition

How many of you actively rely on your intuition in the everyday of your life? Like knowing what people are going to say before they say it, or having a ‘hunch’ you should look for your lost keys in the freezer under the frozen peas.

We’re all intuitive, but using our intuition requires that we trust it will work for us. When we don’t trust our intuition, it’s like trying to tune into a classical musical station but assuming regardless of how hard  we try, we’re going to end up with blogtalk radio.


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When my now-angel-cat Billy went to the vet for a check up he was not given a clean bill of health. As a matter of fact, that event marked the beginning of Billy’s descent into illness and his transition.

Billy hated going to the vet. Yes, I know the majority of cats hate going to the vet, but Billy really. hated. going. to. the. vet.

While trying to honor his wants and still create and balance an effective medical care plan for him, I asked him if he thought it was necessary to have the recommended tests done. Billy gave a resounding ‘NO’. End of subject, no more talking. He even stalked out of the room, tail held high. Clearly the subject was closed from his perspective.

How can you take the word of a cat who detests going to the vet? So I tuned into Billy’s dear BFF, my Angel Cat Scheisters and asked him to weigh in on the subject.

Scheisters agreed with Billy, saying nothing new would be learned by having more tests done at this time. While I knew to the depth of my being that both Billy and Scheisters were speaking the truth, there was a part of me that was afraid to accept what they were saying.

If you’d like to read more of Billy’s story, you can do so here.


Have you experienced something like that? Wanting to believe your intuition, doubting it and then diving headlong into rationalization? Your intuition is simply another way, another sense, to take in information, yet we humans often stumble over or ignore that very helpful tool. We find it easier to deal with information that we can quantify, qualify and verify tangibly.

Just like learning to work with anything else, learning to trust and co-exist with your intuition as a reliable and trusted tool takes time, practice and patience. There is always the next step to take, the next lesson to learn, the next part to digest and integrate into your life. Which means you’re not controlling the experience, but recognizing how to navigate innately through an experience.

Intuition is broadened and refined one step at a time, one vet visit at a time.


On Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00 AM MOUNTAIN, I am offering a 75 minute online workshop on how to effectively develop and use your intuition to communicate with animals. The workshop begins  with basic information and moves towards practical experiences and exercises geared towards helping you access your intuition in your own distinctive way. Check your time here. It is held at LearnItLive and is $40USD. Registrants can access the class live or via the recording.

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If you are already communicating with animals, chances are you are a right-brained highly sensitive person who regularly uses your intuition either consciously or unconsciously. This workshop will show you different ways to broaden and polish what you’re already doing.

If you tend to operate more from your left brain (i.e. logical thinking, plays well with numbers etc.), don’t assume you are not intuitive or that the intuitive process is not available to you. We are all intuitive and just like a muscle, your intuition can be developed with practice. You’ll emerge from this workshop with clear steps on how to further claim and build your intuition.


  • Basics of intuition
  • How and why it works
  • Ways to consciously develop it
  • How to tell if it’s really your intuition or ‘just your imagination’
  • How to use it when communicating with animals

This workshop is a highly interactive experience, a dynamic mixture of lecture, Q&A, participant chat, and making connections with like-minded folks throughout the call. There will be time on the call to practice using your intuition and getting feedback. You will leave the class with clear steps on how to use your intuition when communicating with animals, resulting in you feeling way more comfortable and certain when communicating with animals!

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Here’s To New Beginnings,



from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Beginning Animal Communication Class ~ September 2017

Learn to communicate intuitively with animals in this 4-week online beginning animal communication class. Class starts Tuesday September 19, 2017 and ends October 10. Each class is 90 minutes in length and begins at 7PM MOUNTAIN. Check your time here.

Do You Wish You Could….

  • Know what your animals are thinking and feeling?
  • Find out what your pet wants you to know?
  • Have a transformed relationship with all animals?
  • Learn new ways to connect with animals?

The Myth Is….

  • You need to be ‘psychic’ to communicate with animals
  • You need to have a ‘special gift’ to talk to the animals
  • Only the ‘gifted’ few can become animal communicators

The TRUTH Is….

We ALL have the ability to connect with the animals!

All You Need Is….

  • A respect for animals
  • The desire to be in relationship-with animals instead of holding power over them
  • The desire to learn new skills
  • The willingness to walk a new path
  • The guidance of an experienced teacher

Ready To Make It Happen? REGISTER NOW!

What You’ll Learn….

  • Recognize what animal communication is and what it is not
  • Learn different ways to send and receive information intuitively
  • Develop techniques to quiet your mind

Preview of What’s Covered In The Class….

  • Code of Ethics for Interspecies Communicators
  • What Animal Communication Is
  • What Animal Communication Is Not
  • Your 6th Sense
  • Honoring Your Psychic and Intuitive Abilities
  • The Difference Between Listening & Hearing
  • How To Listen
  • Brainwaves and Animal Communication
  • Changing Your Brainwaves
  • The Importance of Validating the Information You Receive
  • Straightforward Ways to Validate Intuitive Information
  • Ways We Commonly Block Our Intuition
  • Ways to Open Blocks
  • Why Keeping an Animal Communication Journal is Essential
  • Weekly Practice Communicating With Animals Alive and Deceased

What People Are Saying About The Class…

  • “Working with Janet, Shiloh and the other animal companions in our group was profound and fun! I feel more connected to my intuition in general and so appreciative of the new understanding I have about the valuable wisdom animals want to share with us if we’d just stop and listen. BONUS! I now have an ongoing team of animals to connect with whenever I need or want to (as long as they are in agreement when I ask!)” ~ Anne
  • “Great interpretive skills with class; loved your manner; felt valued and safe; wonderful feedback to me (class) – you walk your talk!” ~ Phillipa
  • “Thank you! The feedback you gave me in class was insightful, helping me to move past what was blocking me.” ~ Anon.

The Take Aways….

This class is designed so you have immediate feedback in class. After taking this class you will have specific skills and practices in your toolbox which will increase your confidence, help you overcome possible blocks in communication and continue to enhance your trust and joy in your own journey with animals. With the class you receive the eBook curriculum “Living Your Dream: Communicating With The Animals in Your Life”, the class Syllabus, access to the private Facebook page and access to the recorded calls.

What You Need To Know….

As this is an online class you will need access to a computer and internet. This is not the type of class that is conducive to multi-tasking, including driving. Please arrange your schedule so you can give your complete attention at class time.

The small print legal stuff: By purchasing this workshop, you are indicating you understand and accept the following: The art of animal communication and the information received in class and during sessions does not replace medical diagnosis, treatment or training for your animal companion. An animal communicator is neither a medical practitioner nor a vet, and does not offer medical advice, diagnose, treat or prescribe for medical conditions. A communicator is not a trainer nor does a communicator offer training advice. Contact your pet’s medical care-giverfor all health concerns and a qualified trainer for training concerns.

Your Investment….

 $225 USD includes:

  • The updated, 2017 edition of the eBook curriculum “Living Your Dream: Communicating With The Animals in Your Life” 
  • Class Syllabus
  • Access to the private Facebook page
  • Access to the recorded calls
  • Instruction with immediate feedback
  • Live experience communicating with animals
  • Connection with like minded people in a safe environment where you can share questions, experiences and concerns

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Refund Policy….

Monies are not refundable unless the workshop is cancelled, in which case you will receive 100% refund. If you are registered and are unable to attend the class, registrations are transferrable. This money can also be transferred to use for future classes, private animal communication sessions and 1-on-1 coaching.


Be sure to contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, put your mind at ease and get you started!

Here’s to New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Resources For Your Pets During Disasters

Like so many other folks in Montana and the West, Max, Raven and I have been dealing with the effects of living amidst wildfires. Since about the middle of July, Missoula has been surrounded by wildfires. Unfortunately, the growing rate of the fires is faster than the rate the women and men working the fires are able to contain them.

smoke bandana janetThe smoke from the fires has been horrific, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) ranging from unhealthy to hazardous. Cat Raven seems to be handling it well, at least I’m not noticing any changes or any slowing down in his natural way of being. I feel sorry for my dog Max. he wants to go outside so badly for a walk but as soon as I open the door to go out, he sticks his nose out and then comes back in the house. Our walks are now taking place in the house, back and forth in the loft area.

You can see for yourself that I am the height of fashion when it comes to protecting myself from the smoke. This picture was was taken inside the house, and that is smoke outside the window, not clouds.

The Summer of 2017 – Human Culpability

This summer the United States has been experiencing natural disasters at an unprecedented rate. Fires raging in the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, floods in Texas, and Hurricane Irma soon to be hitting the East Coast.

I’d like to be able to describe these events as “of Biblical proportions”, but that would release us humans of our culpability in the disasters, and place the onus on Universe, God, Goddess, whatever term you prefer. After all, if that power – by whatever name you call it – created this, they can fix it and take care of us, right? But I just can’t go down that rabbit hole. The catastrophic events we are now experiencing are the direct results of our treatment of the planet and Nature, the direct result of us choosing not to be in right relationship with our earth home and those with whom we share her. If there’s any fixing that can be done at this point, it’s up to us and not some other being.

The times have changed, and it is essential we change with them by responding to these events and preparing for future cataclysmic events. As the saying goes, it’s time to Buckle Up, Buttercup.

Preparing A Pet Evacuation Kit

Those of us who have animals in our family need to make emergency plans that includes them. They are our family members and they count on us to take care of them. This goes for domesticated animals and farm animals. You can read what the Humane Society of the United States says about disaster planning for farm animals here.

An evacuation kit is an excellent starting place. Have it prepared in advance and store it in a waterproof container that’s easy to carry. Be sure to update it as needed: for instance when your animal pal’s ID, documentation and medication changes.

Your kit needs to contain:

Food and Medicine

  • 3-7 days’ worth of food
  • Current medications
  • 7 days’ supply of water
  • Food and water bowls

First Aid Kit (you can make this or purchase one already made up)

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Buffered aspirin
  • Bandage tape and scissors
  • Digital thermometer
  • Flea and tick prevention (if needed in your area)
  • Gauze
  • Leash
  • Isopropyl alcohol/alcohol prep pads
  • Latex gloves
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Tweezers


  • Litter, litter pan, and scoop
  • Paper towels and trash bags
  • Towels
  • Household cleaners

Important Documents

  • Identification papers including proof of ownership
  • Medical records and medication instructions
  • Emergency contact list with veterinarian contact information and friend/family member
  • Photo of you and your pet with names and contact information

Travel Supplies

  • Crate or pet carrier labeled with your contact information
  • Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash

Comfort Items

  • Favorite toys
  • Treats
  • Blankets/Bed

Resources for the Current Fires and Floods

If you are already immersed in any of the catastrophes already occurring, you may find these links helpful:


Florida Animal Shelters Facing Hurricane Irma

Feral Cats

How To Protect Community Cats From Disaster (feral cats)


Austin Pets Alive – Hurricane Harvey

Ways You Can Help People During Hurricane Harvey (includes pets)

Resources for Gulf Cost Hurricane Harvey Victims


VCA East Mill Plain or VCA Battle Ground Hospitals (Oregon)

The Pongo Fund (Oregon)

Humane Society of Western Montana

Be safe, and take good care of yourselves and your animal families.

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Now Is The Time To Communicate With Animals

Animals have a lot to say and when we listen to them, we can be the beneficiary of their wisdom. But we humans don’t often think of it like that: after all, we’re the humans – don’t we know best and aren’t we supposed to be the caretakers?

When you’ve taken your first steps into the world of animal communication, all of the sudden your perspective begins to change. You take off your ‘human viewpoint only’ lenses and start experiencing the world through the reference point of the animal to whom you’re connecting.

Yes, you’re bound to hear how the animal is feeling, their likes and dislikes and what their thoughts are on how a certain situation or another being is affecting them. You’ll also hear their wit and wisdom. And do not doubt for one second that animals possess an insight and wisdom that is different and at times more far ranging and encompassing than our own knowledge and sensibilities.

red horse green halter pastureFor instance, my now-Angel Horse Shiloh once said:

“Tell people not to limp along with their animal communication skills. Now is the time for people to really learn to talk to animals, and to listen to us, too. We have much to share. But people limp along, they’re afraid to try, they don’t trust themselves. Now is the time, though, for people to talk to us……People and horses would work together in pairs. It would be a good combination, if only people would learn to trot, and not limp along. Read more here.

Now doesn’t that make just a whole lot of sense?

To expound on Shiloh’s statement, it’s important that we connect with the animals because we co-habit the earth together and they are our neighbors. And it’s only good, common sense to get along with your neighbors, regardless of species. Why wouldn’t we want to connect with them and learn how to mutually co-exist and help each other? I can’t think of a good reason, can you?

Join The Monthly Conference Call

asian woman computer plantIf you’re ready to connect in a deeper way with the animals in your life, whether they are the animals in your home, the animals in the wild or your angel animals, I invite you to attend my free monthly conference call. It occurs the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM MOUNTAIN. Below is a list of dates for the calls for the remainder of 2017.

The video call takes place in “real time” (live) with myself and other participants. It is a highly interactive experience, a dynamic mixture of lecture, Q&A, participant chat, practice and making connections with like-minded folks throughout the call.

The call:

  • Tells how I got my start as an animal communicator
  • Explains why animal communication is so helpful
  • Describes what animal communication is and is not
  • Spells out how it works
  • Teaches you how to create your ‘Circle of Quiet’ so you can connect with the animals
  • Gives you practice time during the call to connect with an animal
If communicating with animals is something you’ve always wanted to do, (regardless of what other folks are saying about it), here’s an opportunity not to be missed!

You can register to attend the call live or have access to the video download. Call in information is sent out the day before the call and one hour before the call.

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Conference Call Dates 2017 – 7:00 PM MOUNTAIN Check your time zone here.

  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30

If you are interested in finding out more about connecting with the animals and being in right relationship with them, I encourage you to attend the next conference call. Your animals – and Shiloh – will thank you!

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator