Talk 2 The Animals: Connecting And Aligning With Animal Spirit Allies

What is it like to have an animal totem or animal spirit guide or ally working with you? Are you in relationship with one now? Have you worked with them in the past?

Our world is surrounded by spirit animals, guides and teachers who can be willing to be in partnership with us. The thing is, since the majority of us – and I mean the BIG majority – do not have that history of working with spirit animal allies in our heritage, genealogical line or cosmology, we do not know where to start. So off we go, to Google, to learn what we can about working with the spirit animals.

Meditation and prayer, as well as places like Google, books, tarot and oracle decks, are all valuable places to start, but they are just that, starting places, the tip of the iceberg. They are by no means the ending place when it comes to working with your animal spirit allies.

Working with a spirit animal is not coming form a place of ‘you’re mine, I choose you’, but seeing who you are compatible to work with and to create mutual relationship. Discovering and building your relationship with a spirit animal can be viewed like dating, and I’m not being flip! A relationship with a spirit animal means meeting, deciding if it’s beneficial for both, building, exploring, establishing, reviewing, conversing and tweaking.

Rinse and repeat as necessary.


Are you ready to take the step, find out more about working with and building a relationship with spirit animals and what that means specifically to you?

If so, I invite you to attend my workshop on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 PM MOUNTAIN, entitled “Animal Spirit Guides: Connecting and Aligning With the Anial Spirit Guides that Surround Us“. I’ll be talking about how to become aware of the spiritual animal allies around us, how to meet them, begin to build relationship with them and how our lives can be changed by that relationship. Once you have registered, you will receive the information to access the workshop.

The workshop covers:

  • What spirit animal allies are
  • Ways spirit animal allies may help us
  • Why “meet and greet” sessions are so important

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You will leave the class with a clear awareness of how to move forward in meeting your spirit animal allies and build a mutual relationship with them.

Learning about your animal guide(s), who she or he is and how you can best work together empowers both of you to build right relationship and create a win/win situation for all involved.

Are you ready to take the step?

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator


Talk 2 The Animals: Working In Tandem With Your Intuition

This may, or may not, be music to your ears…..but did you know that we’re all intuitive? Yes, each and every one of us is intuitive, to whatever degree we choose to work with it, develop it and use it.

When we let it, our intuition can act as a guide, helper and protector. As children we were all intuitive and used it in our everyday life until society, perhaps even starting with parents, extended family, friends and teachers began to squash it down within us. Our intuition became buried under the pressure societal mores and norms.

You may have noticed your intuition stirring from it’s quietly buried resting place and seeping out into the everyday of your life. You might call it a hunch, a gut feeling, a coincidence or just plain luck.

Perhaps you’ve noticed:

  • You know who is on the phone or ringing a doorbell before you answer it
  • Your dreams are predictive and accurate
  • Your watch breaks, looses or gains time when you wear it

As you become more aware of your intuition and more comfortable with it, you may also notice:

  • It feels like you have no say in how your intuition works
  • You feel ‘ambushed’ by your intuition
  • You feel you’re a servant, always on beck and call with your intuition, having no rest from it

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The good news is it doesn’t have to be like that, it’s not supposed to be like that. Your intuition is a tool you can use at your discretion and with training you can learn how to befriend it and work together, instead of feeling ambushed by it.

When you are trying to communicate with animals, it is particularly important that you learn to work with your intuition. Why? Because that is the way animals can most innately connect with us, through our intuition.

If you’re ready to take the next step in working with your intuition, especially if you want to use it for effective animal communication, I encourage you to join me in my January workshop: “Developing your Intuition for Effective Animal Communication”.

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The workshop is offered on the following dates, click on the date to register.

Once you have registered for the workshop, you’ll receive instructions with the call in information.

In the workshop you’ll learn:

  • Basics of intuition
  • How and why it works
  • It’s not left side or right side of the brain, it’s both
  • Ways to consciously develop it
  • How to use your intuition when communicating with animals

You will leave the workshop with clear steps on how to use your intuition when communicating with animals, resulting in you feeling way more comfortable and confident in your communications!

If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in a comment or email me.

I look forward to seeing you at the workshop and helping you befriend your intuition!

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Intuitive Communication With Wildlife

Often when the phrase ‘animal communication’ pops up, folks immediately think of communicating with their animal pals, the ones with whom they share their home. But animal communication is so much more than that!

Even if you don’t live with animals, animal communication comes in handy helping the animals in the wild. Below is an actual story one of my students shared:

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the couch in my living room early in the morning, working on my laptop. It was very quiet – no one else in my house was awake and it was too early for the typical garbage truck or gardener noises to be making their rounds yet. I became aware of a squeaking sound outside the front door. I kept listening – not sure if it was a bird or an animal. It continued a few more times and my thought was ‘fawn’, so I went to the door to take a peek. I tried very hard to open the door without making a sound, but I couldn’t avoid a quiet click and when the door opened, it startled a tiny fawn right there on the driveway. He took off, still squeaking, and went behind a building, out of sight. In my head I was thinking “Oh no, don’t go too far, where’s your mother?!”

Pretty quickly, the mother came strolling down the driveway, making her noise calling for the baby (it sounded like a moan). After she was part way down the driveway – about 10 ft. from me watching her quietly from the doorway – she stopped and looked around. There were no fawn squeaks to be heard now and she didn’t seem to have any idea where her baby was. I must have moved slightly, because she suddenly startled and started to bolt in the complete opposite direction of her fawn.

Now I was concerned and I said ‘no, no, no’ – quietly to myself – and she stopped in her tracks and turned her head, facing in the right direction. I said ‘yes, go that way’ and she walked up the hill a bit and then turned again in the wrong direction and I said ‘no, no, the other way’ and she stopped again and turned her head in the right direction and then there was the baby, running from behind the building towards her. They nonchalantly reunited and calmly walked up the hill together.

Register for my “Building Your Intuition for Effective Animal Communication” to have experiences like Anne’s! See details below.

This all happened in a couple of minutes and was such a fun encounter. I took an animal communication class with Janet Roper last summer and all of us were hoping for this type of experience. We felt we needed proof that we were actually communicating with the animals in our lives. What I realized in this encounter is that my focus and communication came from a pure place of concern for the mother and fawn getting separated. I reacted and she ‘heard’ me. And this experience has given me confidence in my ability to tap into that wider web of connection that we all have access to when we open ourselves. ~ Anne B

If you’re an animal lover but don’t have pets, you will still find having this communication tool in your back pocket advantageous in building your relationship with the animals in your backyard and the animals in the wild. We all have the ability to communicate with animals, and, if you’re reading this blog, you also have the desire to communicate with the animals.


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There’s no time like the present to act on your desire to learn animal communication. As my now-Angel-Horse Shiloh 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.”

I encourage you to start the New Year with a New Relationship with all animals and learn how to build and strengthen your relationship with the animals through intuitive communication.

Not only do I offer classes in animal communication, I offer monthly online workshops. Here’s what’s on the schedule for January. Click on the date to register.

JANUARY – Building Your Intuition for Effective Animal Communication

Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 AM MOUNTAIN

Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 PM MOUNTAIN

The workshops are an easy and effective way to learn how to connect with the animals in your own unique fashion. Each month offers a different workshop and each workshop is designed as a stand-alone module and covers a specific topic and aspect of animal communication. During the workshop I shares the methods and techniques that have been successful for me, and give you a solid foundation for moving forward, so you can incorporate the information from the workshop into your relationship with the animals.

If you’d like to find out how the workshops or classes would specifically help you, let’s talk! Set up your free introductory call here. 

Start your New Year in a new way – communicating with animals!

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Favorite Blog Posts 2017

One of my favorite end of the year traditions is to take a nostalgic walk through the blog, looking back on which posts, you, the readers, enjoyed the most. Here is the lineup of your favorite posts from 2017, listed in order. Click the links below (not the pictures) to read the posts.

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  1. Living Well, Dying Well: Remembering Billy  The story of my cat Billy and our last days together
  2. Do You Have Ants in the House? Communicating with ants and a vinegar spray recipe to remove them
  3. A Taped Communication: Conversations With Cats  This video is an actual, unscripted animal communication with a client Cindy, and her three cats Chica, Shiloh and Sammy.
  4. 5 Natural Ways to Start Communicating With Your Pets  Here are 5 tips to get you started communicating with the animals in your life right now.
  5. Loving Animals Enough To Let Them Pass Through our Lives  What happens when we are simply a way station on the animal’s journey and “’til death do us part” is simply not a part of the equation?
  6. The Return of the Listeners: A Story   This is a story about how we humans lost our ability to communicate with animals, and how it is now returning.

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Bullet Journaling for Your Pet

How many of you are familiar with a bullet journal?

A little over a year ago, a friend introduced me to the concept and I got hooked. I discovered that in keeping a bullet journal I:

  • have all of my ideas collected in one central location instead of written on the backs of scores of envelopes
  • was easily able to track multiple goals
  • found it easier to stay organized and on track
  • had a place to keep favorite quotes and sketches

Simply put, it is a place where my to-do list, my planner and my writings all meet up in one central location, giving me a full picture of my life as it is now, what I am creating for the future and what it has been in the past. Following my own personality and imagination, the bullet journal doesn’t adhere to the traditional system, but what I have created works for me.

Bullet Journaling and Pets

At some point I realized it is also a great place to keep track of what’s going on with my animal family, so cat Raven and dog Max now have their own pages in my bullet journal.

If you already have a bullet journal or are thinking of creating one, here are some ways you can use it to help keep track of what’s going on with your animal pals.

Veterinary/Medical Care

  • Medications
  • Vaccinations
  • Supplements
  • Microchip
  • Allergies
  • Vet care/records
  • Tracking symptoms
  • Tracking behavior
  • Contact information


  • Exercise
  • No accidents
  • Tracking behavior
  • Learning tricks
  • Learning commands
  • Trainer’s contact information

Travel checklist

  • Pet friendly accommodations
  • Packing List
  • Pet sitter contact information
  • Notes for pet sitter
  • Food
  • In case of emergency information
  • Medical certifications (i.e. rabies shot)

Memory book

  • Pawprint
  • Lock of fur
  • Pictures
  • Favorite food/recipes
  • Growth & maintenance records
  • What you’ve learned from your pal
  • Your dog’s favorite parks
  • Important dates (i.e. gotcha day, birthday, date of death)
  • Funny stories
  • “Firsts” (i.e. first time your puppy had a day with no accidents in the house, first time your cat caught a mouse)

Other reasons

  • Habit Tracker
  • It’s a good way to keep track when you have multiple people working on training
  • Feral cat care – a way to track the comings and goings of individual cats, as well as TNR
  • Everything is in one place should you be in an emergency and need to evacuate
  • Family notes – who does what, when they do it, and when it gets done
  • Grooming schedule

Once you get started, I’m sure you’ll discover even more ways to use your bullet journal! Leave a comment, let me know how you use your bullet journal to care and keep track of what’s going on in your animal pal’s life.

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: Being Complicit in the World of Animals

My, 2017 has been quite the year, hasn’t it? Everything turned upside down – what used to be down is up, and what used to be up is down. I can no longer rely on what I used to be dependable and everyday there are circumstances that prove that point. At least that’s how I experienced 2017. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so shocked when it was announced the 2017 Word of the Year from was Complicit.

Complicit means “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.” Or, put simply, it means being, at some level, responsible for something . . . even if indirectly.

When I heard that word had been chosen, I was confounded. Why? Why on earth was that word selected? Aren’t words of the year supposed  to be ‘good’ words? Words that inspire, build faith, are motivational and magically make the world a better place?

For quite awhile, I wrestled with both the word and the decision to make it word of the year. That wrestling turned into self-reflection to uncover why it was such a trigger for me. I spent lots of time observing my reaction to the word, finally realizing there was a tendency for me to be drawn into a rabbit hole of mind spinning numbness and anxiety. There was no rhyme or reason to the mind spinning and certainly no logic. It was a useless vortex of  ‘what ifs’ and ‘but……’. Worse than the mental angst was the way the word made me feel sick to my stomach and caused shortness of breath. The deeper I went into the rabbit hole trying to come to terms with ‘complicit’, the more nauseous I became.

And then I finally realized why I was feeling that way: the word ‘complicit’ puts the onus of responsibility right where it belongs – on me. I had, thoughtlessly and unconsciously, assumed someone else would take care of things, resulting in the world becoming a better place for me. In grappling with the word and its effect on me, I came to realize there was no ‘other’ who was going to make those necessary changes. If I wanted to see changes made, it was up to me to make them. By not taking a pro-active stance and discreetly acquiescing to the happenings in the world, I was directly complicit in the creation of this world.

Being Complicit In The Lives Of Animals

Uffda. Not a pleasant realization. A necessary one, but not a pleasant one. Naturally, I immediately went down the rabbit hole of how I am complicit with the way animals live and are treated in our world.

Luckily, that rabbit hole wasn’t nearly as voracious in consuming me as the previous one had been.

Between the abuse, neglect, the trophy hunting, whatever, it’s a given that It’s Not Coming Up Roses for our animal kin. Just imagining what the animals regularly encounter at the hands of humans can lead us to feeling helpless, overwhelmed by shame and guilt. We become paralyzed, incapable of taking positive action. Regardless of the cause of the paralysis, the result is my, our, complicity in the plight of animals.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like that! Being the good humans we are, we tend to think we have to go to the nth degree to make any kind of difference in the treatment of animals. We feel we have to give to the hilt whether we’re giving of our time, money or energy, and no matter how much we give, it won’t make a difference because there is So. Much. Need.

This makes me think of the movie This Is Spinal Tap, where the numbers on the amp go up to 11, instead of the normal 10. Paraphrasing the character Nigel Tufnel, “Where do you go from 10? When you need that push over the cliff, where do you go?”

It’s good to know when caring for animals we don’t need to have that push over the cliff to do more, we only need to show up. We don’t have to travel to Africa or even across town to make a difference for the animals. We don’t need to keep donating more and more money for the animals, putting ourselves in debt or creating anxiety and guilt for ourselves because we don’t have the financial means to donate.

We only need to look at what’s right under our noses, which of course, can be the most difficult place to see anything. What’s happening with the animals in your own back yard, in your neighborhood? To make a difference in the lives of animals we need only look for a place we can help and then show up, and show up consistently.

When we find that place where we are truly called to help the animals, that place where only we can make the difference, it will be both obvious and easy.

Some Ways You Can Help The Animals

Here are some ways to help animals where you can easily step forward and make a big difference:

  • Feed the birds in your backyard
  • Place water out for the birds and wildlife
  • Clean the feeders and water containers
  • Feed the wildlife
  • Plant a garden that is bee and bird friendly
  • Walk an elderly neighbor’s dog a couple of times a week
  • When you see a lost animal post on social media, share it
  • If there’s a lost animal in your neighborhood find out how you can help. Maybe it’s putting up posters, searching or staying at the neighbor’s house while they search
  • Know how to contact your local rehabber for injured animals
  • Volunteer at your local humane society or rescue
  • Teach children how to be in right relationship with animals
  • Become a model for right relationship with animals to the people in your life

It’s important to remember that to change the world and become uncomplicit (my word, but I like it) in the way of the world, we don’t need to be an 11 on the scale. We can operate perfectly well at a 1 or 2 and make a BIG difference for the animals, as long as we show up consistently for what is our own part to do.

call to action buttonIf you are feeling at a loss in discovering what your role is in helping the animals, I can help. What does your specific role in helping the animals look like and feel like? Where do you find it? Contact me and we’ll discover together how you can help the animals!

Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator

Talk 2 The Animals: KGBA 89.9 Missoula Radio Interview

Wonder what it’s like to live life as an animal communicator? Journalist Ashley Hawthorne interviewed me  on KGBA 89.9 Missoula to find out what my life is like and  how I spend my days. In this 5 minute interview, you’ll hear what her dog Kvothe wants her to know as well as my dog Max barking his two cents during the interview. Happy listening!


Here’s To New Beginnings,


from Janet Roper, Animal Communicator & Educator