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Psychic Pet Stories
Pets seem to have the amazing ability to sense what we cannot, and, in ways that we don't understand, to communicate with us... perhaps even after death. Here are some true stories.
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"This is about my cat, and I am curious if anyone else's pets do anything similar. If I am asleep, my cat will wake me up about 10 seconds before the phone rings. First I thought that he could hear something in the phone that I couldn't, but then I noticed that he only wakes me if it is someone that I would want to talk to."
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Do animals have a more finely tuned sixth sense than humans? This question was raised in the recent article, Are Pets Psychic or Just Super-Sensitive? Several readers, who are also pet owners, answered the question with their amazing personal experiences. Their beloved pets do indeed seem to exhibit a sensitivity to things unseen, or a psychic connection to another world. Here are their stories.

The Cats That Understood
I truly believe pets are psychic and super-sensitive, although perhaps not all of them - only a select few are given the "gift," the same as humans. I have a friend who had a gold-colored female cat. We were standing in the bathroom talking, and the cat was there, too. I happened to mention a recent story I heard from another lady friend about her cat - that her cat always drank from her bathtub's dripping faucet. Up until then, my friend never saw her kitty drink from anything other than her bowl. The next day, her cat was found in the tub drinking from the faucet!

On another occasion, I was "kitty sitting." It was winter and I keep my house's interior doors shut to retain heat, so I do not heat unused rooms. The kitty, Fluffy, wanted out into the hallway, so I tried to let her out. But then she hesitated; she didn't know which way to go, in or out. I said, "Fluffy, you need to decide. Do you want to come back in? She turned to look at me and shook her head no! With that, she turned and walked away!

This third story involves Fluffy's offspring, a male named Lance that looked just like her. I was talking to my lady friend on the phone. She mentioned that "Tomorrow I will take Lance to the vet and have him 'fixed'." The next day, Lance disappeared and has not been seen since. I told my friend that Lance probably heard us and realized that this "line" of kitty needed to carry on, so he moved on. - S.F.

"Sister" Makes Her Presence Known
This true story happened to my husband, me and our 18-year-old daughter on New Year's Day, 2001. We had borrowed a digital camera from a friend to take some pictures of my daughter to put on the computer and send to relatives. It's the kind of digital camera that stores the photos directly onto floppy diskettes. My husband reached into a brand-new box of floppy diskettes we had just bought and started to take photos of my daughter. She posed in different areas, and in one shot sat on the floor by our bar. This area was the place our little female fox terrier named "Sister" had her bed and always slept. It was her favorite place. We had to have Sister put to sleep in March, 2000. It was a very sad day for us all.

We did not know what we would find when we opened the file! We opened it... and there was a photo of our dog, Sister, lying in her bed!

When we finished taking the photos, we put the floppy disk into the computer and brought up the picture files. Normally, all these files just have a number beside them like "MCV624" or something like that. We were all looking at the computer monitor when we noticed the last picture listed read "Sister"! We all shouted, "What?!" We just took that photo on a new disk and no one could have put the word "Sister" on that file! It defied explanation, and all three of us witnessed it.

We did not know what we would find when we opened the file! We opened it... and there was a photo of our dog, Sister, lying in her bed! Needless to say, we were shocked! My daughter was so upset she almost began to cry and could not eat her dinner. We were all a little shaky!

To me, this is proof that animals do live on, and it was Sister's way of telling us that she wanted us not to forget her. I still hear her toenails clicking outside the back door on dark nights. It makes me wonder even more where all living things really go after death and how "communication" could be possible. To us, there is no other explanation of what happened that night. - Sharon S.

My Psychic Dog Saved Me from Blindness
My Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Cassie, ate my prescription sunglasses one day. I have not had my eyes checked for about two years and I wasn't planning to. So now, without sunglasses to see with while driving, I made an appointment with an eye doctor and went for a checkup. While he was checking my eyes, he mentioned that I had two growths on the back of each eye. They had been there for about a year, he said. Normally, a human body can flush these out, but certain medication I am taking was preventing this. He said that if I hadn't come in when I did, these growths would have multiplied and eventually caused me to lose my sight!

The doctor says that he isn't too worried about these growths now, and I go back for frequent check-ups to see if there are any more growths. There is nothing that they can do to prevent this except to stop the medication. So I spoke with my psychiatrist and we switched my meds. I am now completely off of that medication that was causing these growths as one of the side affects. I truly believe that Cassie knew about my eye problem when she chewed the sunglasses. - Lisa S.

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