PRAISE 

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN, WHEN YOUR ANIMALS DON'T

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I know from Diana’s words, and the accuracy of her information after asking her to communicate with our dog Furphy cross country, that her work and book are an asset for all of us and an opportunity to expand our beliefs and our interactions with our animals

                     –––from the foreword by Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Mind, Miracles, Medicine,                                and The Art of Healing 

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In this beautifully written book, Diana Del Monte has created a must-read for those who yearn to receive the heart-to-heart messages our animal friends communicate to us for our own inner healing. Her keen sense of connecting with an animal's deep inner knowing results in educating her readers with humor, compassion, and truth.

                                                                –––Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

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How many of us have washed ants down the sink? Reading this book puts life back into its proper place: life is a gift and we share the gift with more than our kind. Ms. DelMonte has brought her a very special gift of animal communication and stories together to give the reader wonderful access to this world which not many of us are privileged to visit or understand. She has written a marvel of a book! Every page is a story of compassion. Read this and be amazed and touched.  

––Phil Thompson, Bodhi Tree Bookstore former co-propietor

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Diana opens windows to new ways of seeing our deepest interconnectedness with all animals and all that is. Her fascinating stories about human-animal communications open our hearts and minds to a more expansive appreciation of how we are all interdependent, and the opportunities we have to awaken and be of benefit to all beings. Read it, enjoy, learn, savor and share with others!   –––Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D. (hon.), integrative veterinarian, teacher and author of Kindred Spirits: How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way We Live  

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Thich Nhat Hanh meets Dr. Doolittle in this collection of precise case studies of pets and their people. Diana DeMonte's captivating writing style combined with her accurate problems solving ability allows us all to learn from everyone's situations. This is a must-read for anyone who is connected to their pets.

                                                                 ––Rachel Jones, D.V.M., C.V.C.P, holistic veterinarian

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Diana DelMonte shares her personal experiences for many of the animals she has communicated with and helped over the years. She does this in a very readable and informative way that will help teach you to communicate and understand your own animal companions.

                                                                      –––Charles Loops, D.V.M., homeopathic veterinarian

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Diana DelMonte assists you in sensitizing yourself to the deep and rich world of communication with animals. You will discover oneness of all existence and enter into a world of love! This is a beautifully written and inspirational book.

                               ––Sandra Ingerman, M.A., author of Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth

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In this book, Diana DelMonte discusses how animals often reflect our thoughts and emotions back to us, and she provides insights and perspectives about how to understand and communicate more deeply with our animals.

                                 ––Gene Baur, best-selling author, Farm Sanctuary president and co-founder 

 KIRKUS REVIEW

An “animal communicator” offers insight into pet behavioral issues, drawing on a wealth of case studies and personal experiences.

When a cat urinates outside of its litter box, it isn’t simply an annoyance for its caregiver. According to DelMonte (Ku Ku Zen, 2012), “urination is communication.” In this book, the author tells of how she found her calling as a communicator for animals. She writes that her own beloved cat, Bubby, ushered her into the “ ‘woo woo’ world of pet psychics” by blatantly defiling her paintings and other possessions. Bubby only ceased his campaign after the author and her partner of 10 years separated and the tension in the house receded. Through years of experience with her own pets and those of countless clients, she learned that animals, at times, act as mirrors to their human caretakers. On many occasions recounted here, humans’ failures to recognize their own personal issues brought out unfavorable behaviors in their worried, stressed, or confused pets. DelMonte came to observe that empathetic animals can even share the pains and illnesses of their owners. Often, she says, clients’ animals seemed to sense disease and tried to alert their humans to its presence. For example, a Labrador tripped her owner, causing her to break three ribs; during treatment, the owner learned she had early-stage lung cancer. The dog, it turned out, had played an integral role in the critical timing of this discovery. DelMonte weaves in difficult lessons that owners may learn when a beloved animal dies or goes missing. The importance of being “present” with one’s animals and in one’s own life is a recurring theme. However, the anecdotes begin to blur together, as they’re often more like lists to back up theories than standout stories in their own rights. The author’s tales of triumphs and tragedies with her own cats are wrought with emotion, however, and her love is bright to behold.

Her overall message is clear: animals are saying plenty if one is ready to listen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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