Wouldn’t you like to know what your cat is really thinking?
Cats are aloof and mystical creatures (which is why we love them) but their air of mystique can make it challenging to communicate with your cat and cultivate a long-lasting, mutually beneficial and happy relationship. When your cat’s been acting up or has gone astray, who you gonna call? Antjie the pet psychic- of course! I got in touch with Cape Town-based pet psychic, Antjie, to get the scoop on what it’s like to be able to really talk to animals.
How did you become an animal psychic?
Animals started to communicate with me since I was a little girl. Back then it was mostly in dreams when my mind was quiet enough for them to come through. It was also mostly my own animals that communicated to me when they were in distress or needed help. It was always at the exact time that I would get a dream of them that they were in distress. In 2008 I was in a serious horse riding accident leaving me on bed rest and low activity for almost 8 months. In the hospital, I did some soul-searching as to what my purpose here on earth is. I remembered my younger days where animals communicated with me. I then found an animal communicator in Canada that taught me how to communicate to animals from my side when they are in need.
What type of services do you offer cat owners and their feline companions?
I can help by doing sessions with cats that show any behavioural problems or any physical problems. I can help with cats that are missing, or just to help their owners to know more about their pets. Antjie offers body scans, crystal healing, communication and energy healing for pets.
Do you have any pets of your own?
Yes I have two cats, one Jack Russel and two horses.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you’ve had when doing a reading with a cat?
I had our neighbour’s kitten communicating with me through a dream without ever meeting her before. In my dream I saw exactly how she looked. I was holding her and I felt so so much love for her. The very next day this exact same cat was on my front veranda, I picked her up and realised that she communicated to me that she will come and introduce herself, and that I will love her. She now comes on a daily basis. She is quite outspoken and full of herself- and really adorable.
What is the most common behaviour problem you encounter with cats and how can cat owners go about treating this?
The most common behaviour problem that I encounter with cats is anger towards their owners. Cats are very loyal animals, but also very proud. When they feel that you ignore them or neglect them personally they would start to show you physical signs that they are not happy with you. Sadly, most people do not even realise that their cat is angry at them and their attempts to show you go unnoticed. They will sometimes go to extreme measures by staying away or looking for other homes where they are treated with more respect and dignity. They are quite sensitive to relationships, and if they don’t get anything out of the relationship, or when people mess around too much with the comfort of their home on a regular basis, they can just decide that they have had enough. And when they decide to move on there is not much stopping them.
If you could give one piece of advice to cat owners, what would it be?
Talk to your cat as if you would talk to a human. They love that and they love to feel acknowledged. Believe me, they do understand much more than you realise, even though they cannot talk back verbally. Cats understand aspects of how humans think and they do sense a lot from what you are saying. Cats are amazing teachers of how to have a free and comfortable relationship with another. To allow that other being the space to be themselves and take time out for themselves when necessary. Cats teach us not to control that being. Cats do not like to be controlled. They want to think for themselves and also act how they feel comfortable. Many people think that cats are not as trainable as dogs but they are and they learn very quickly. But if a cat doesn’t feel like pleasing you they will simply act as if they can’t remember a thing that you have taught them.
Do you have any highlights/ memorable milestones that stand out to you in your time as a pet psychic?
I do communicate a lot with missing animals. It can be very hard and very emotionally trying experience. I have to deal with the owners emotions of distress and hurt during these times as well. It can be extremely frustrating when they can’t find an animal but it is the most rewarding experience when they do find the animal and when I get positive feedback that the sessions help them to find the animals. All the animals that I have worked on that were found due to my help are my highlights.
Which type of animal do you work with most frequently- and why do you think this is?
I do actually get in more work from cat owners, and mostly from missing cats.
Are some animals more challenging for you to communicate/ work with than others?
Cats are more challenging as they mostly decide if they want to communicate to me or give me information or not. It is quite rare, but I do get some animals that block me out completely and do not wish to have any communication to their owners of their world. That is mostly when they are extremely disappointed or missing and do not wish to return back home.
I’d love to know what my cat thinks of me- oh the secrets my moggy could tell!
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You can read about Antjie’s success stories and more about her services on her website: www.petpsychic.co.za
Contact her on: [email protected] or +27 84 581 6233
Antjie is based in the Western Cape, South Africa, but her abilities and skills can be used just as effectively on long-distance claw-ients.
Antjie’s Facebook page is a useful source to help locate missing pets and reunite them with their owners.