The animals want you to know... about assisted transition (euthanasia), how to know when it's 'time’, feeling guilty, and forgiveness (yep, a biggie)...
I've supported many families around the question of assisted transition for their animal companions. People hope for the best. A natural, peaceful passing for their animal in the comfort of their home. It often doesn't always work out that way.
The animals want you to know.... that the depth of your bond, of your connection is not determined by time...
Many communications I support, are for animals who've had multiple families, lived a life of trauma and/ or neglect, and find themselves in a loving family home for the first time in their lives (sometimes near the end of their lives).
Never underestimate what an animal knows or understands.
Recently, a friend posted a video of a wild, native hedgehog walking the grounds of a cemetery in England. I smiled seeing the hedgehog. A happy memory came to mind.
Six years ago, (my dog) Finnigan and I went on a week-long animal companion training (out of province) in Quebec. Several other participants brought their dogs, and one participant brought their companion hedgehog Tink. It was the first time Finnigan had ever met a hedgehog.
Christine Noble Seller has 'Conversations with Animals'. A professional animal communicator based in Canada, she facilitates the conversations between animals and their people, promoting understanding and appreciation between all species.