I first met Avis at a college evening course where she was a guest lecturer. She was introducing the group to animal communication and Reiki. I was instantly fascinated by what I was hearing and really wanted to know more, luckily I won a raffle to have a free animal communication session and reiki.I had not long had Luna, my now two year old GSD cross Husky. As she was a rescue, I had no idea of her background but she clearly had a few issues.
Avis asked for a photo of my dog and her name, That was it! Shortly after, she telephoned me to discuss what she had learnt from Luna. The information she gave me was amazing. Luna was communicating to Avis quite freely and subsequently resulted in her being able to release some anxiety issues which in turn helped her poorly tummy and separation anxiety. We now call upon Avis every time we go on holiday to come and look after our family of Luna the dog, Minx the cat and Hop & E.B the rabbits! Luna is quite a strong dog and still gets very excited when out on her walks, this is no problem for Avis! They all love her so much and are so relaxed when we return. Avis sends us regular text updates and photos while we are away and often treats them to some complimentary Reiki too – much to the pleasure of Minx!
I wouldn’t trust anyone else to look after my pets while I am away, Avis truly does a fantastic job!
I turned to Avis for help with my 16 year old Westie Pickles who had developed incontinence problems that seemed to coincide with my absence.
The vet found nothing wrong and suggested it was simply separation anxiety. Avis connected with my lovely dog from a distance and reported that his anxiety was rooted in an emotional issue from when he was younger. I looked back and realised our family had indeed been through a very challenging time and I had sought comfort from my little friend. She was right that ten years on we were going through another challenging, emotional time and he was obviously feeling it again.
She then surprised me by saying that his anxiety was not related to his incontinence and suggested there was a medical reason for this. I took him to another vet where further tests were done and they discovered his kidneys are only working at 30% and are now testing for cushings disease.
Avis was completely correct and her observations encouraged me to seek a second opinion and get the best treatment for Pickles. I do not hesitate to recommend this lovely lady who has a wonderful gift with animals.
Avis spoke to Georgie for me, a little rescue Papillon. The background is that when we first brought Georgie home, he was like a little wild animal. We couldn’t touch him or even look at him. He was frightened and insecure, and if we accidentally went too close, he would bite us. We had been told that Georgie belonged to an elderly couple and the wife had died. We were also told that there were grandchildren. We had an elderly Golden Retriever called Edward who died shortly after we got Georgie, and then we got two Golden puppies – great big galumpy things who had to be taught not to trample over George. Despite their size and clumsiness, George does like us all to be together and frets if we’re apart. Once with us, Georgie was diagnosed with vaccine damage, which had caused neurological problems and a form of epilepsy that makes him spin in circles and snarl. A few days before the communication with Avis, we had taken Georgie to be sedated and groomed at the vets as his long coat gets knotted and we aren’t able to groom him as he gets so upset.
Avis’ accuracy was amazing. In her first connection, Avis told us that she felt a strong sense of dizziness, eye irritation and a feeling of “being away with the fairies”. She also felt an overwhelming sadness in her heart of things past. Georgie very forcibly told her not to touch him.
Avis said: “When I called Georgie over to me, although I sensed a wariness of strangers, he gave me a friendly greeting without getting within touching distance. He appeared to be rather subdued until he was confident I was a friend rather than foe. He seemed relieved when I communicated to him that his human Catherine had asked me to make a connection with him.
At that point I felt an overwhelming feeling of love and adoration from Georgie towards Catherine. “She’s helping me”. He loves his family and is at his happiest when all his family – even the “giant” canine members are together. Though I got the impression that he tolerates rather than loves the other dogs. They tower above him and they don’t know the meaning of respect when it comes to being around him!
Georgie gave me the impression that he is wary of strangers and becomes particularly worried – quite frantic possibly. He was showing me his coat and I sensed that he would bite me if I went anywhere near it with my hand.
I was shown an image of a previous family – children? Georgie was cowering, running for cover. He appeared to be terrified of anyone touching him. I sensed that Georgie had had a lot of emotional and physical trauma in his past home. He knows it is all in the past now, despite his inability to let it all go. It is as if he has held it for so long, it is a part of him, he is comfortable with it – a kind of a comfort blanket, if that is the correct term to use.
He then brought me back to his present home. He seemed much more at ease now as he showed me another dog– Ted or Teddy or Eddie? – “I didn’t know him long”.
Avis’ communication with Georgie had me in tears, because it was so good to know that he is comfortable, feels he is being helped, and that he loves me. As we are unable to touch him much (although he will let you touch him sometimes if you have food), I’m not able to cuddle him and physically show him love as I do with my other dogs. It was lovely to know that he remembered Edward, and great that Avis got his name. Most importantly, Avis confirmed that Georgie was happy with us. He’s a very special little soul – he really touches your heart strings. It’s horrible to think of him being mistreated so badly that it would turn him into a little wild animal, but so good to know that he’s getting over his past. Every little demonstration of love from him, and every little moment when you know he is happy, mean so very much.
Avis’ communication was immensely helpful, and very touching. There are so many little details that just wouldn’t apply to every dog – and she was right in every case. I highly recommend this animal communicator – she’s great.
I first met Avis when out walking my 4-year-old cocker spaniel Sam. Avis commented on the skin condition he was suffering at the time, a condition I had been battling with for a while, even after taking advice on changing Sam’s diet and using special shampoo when bathing him. Sam looked much older than his years and was rarely happy about his walks. He could not stretch like a normal dog. I remarked to Avis that walking Sam was “like dragging a brick”, and that he never wags his tail. Avis made no further comments at that time but she did recommend Camrosa cream for his skin condition, which I bought immediately and the results were positive and fast. I must add that Sam was 6 months old when we took him on from a family who no longer wanted him.
Sam has always seemed a little withdrawn, grumpy and in his own world; he slept for most of the day and he would appear extremely confused and agitated if his routine was altered in any way. Avis noticed that not only did he not seem to acknowledge her own greyhound Purdy, he also ignored all other dogs when out walking. Quite honestly, before Avis came along, I was considering giving up on Sam and handing him in to a rescue centre.
However, as Avis and I became friends, I noticed subtle changes in Sam. When Avis first told me about Animal Communication and Reiki, I did think she was slightly mad, but the changes in Sam’s behaviour and emotional state have been phenomenal.
On her first communication with Sam, Avis asked Sam why he didn’t like to walk and why he growled for no apparent reason. The reply was that he didn’t like to walk because his sores made it painful and he can’t always see where he’s going due to the excess skin on his head covering his eyes when he tries to trot along. He growled because he felt frustrated and he just needed someone to hear him.
Sam still growls, but it sounds different – no longer threatening; his tail never stops wagging, he can stretch his body, he loves his walks, his fixation is on the wane; he appears to be a happy content dog. Walking him is becoming a pleasure. Avis continues to get in the present moment with him daily, and I too am becoming adept at the amazing ability I now have.
I no longer have any thoughts of abandoning Sam; on the contrary, I now know the importance of communicating with my pets on any level.
John Marchant, South Lincolnshire
Avis has also helped my 10 year old cat Ziggy to come to terms with having another dog in the household. He has always been a very friendly cat, but does not like visitors in the house. Not long after Purdy moved in, Ziggy left home for almost a week after I inadvertently let Purdy get too close to him. He had gone AWOL previously, after having visitors stay so I was not unduly worried but on the fourth day, I was concerned. Avis told me she would try to connect with Ziggy. Later that day Avis told me that Ziggy was staying two doors down. Strangely, not an hour later, my neighbour who lived two doors down came to my door to tell me he had just returned from holiday to find Ziggy in his barn. Avis and I went straight there to find Ziggy huddled up in some straw. He was pleased to see me, but Avis told me he wasn’t ready to come home yet. I took him some food, and Avis connected with him daily letting him know that it was ok to come home now, he would be safe. Then on the seventh day, Avis told me that Ziggy was on his way home. Five minutes later, he sauntered through the cat flap, happy to be home.
Since then, we’ve had family gatherings at my house, and Ziggy remains calmly in his bed, taking it in his stride. Unbelievably, he and Purdy have met again (under close supervision). However, to see an ex racing greyhound and a cat in the same room at ease with each other’s presence is something I never dreamed I would see. Ziggy loves being at home now.
Avis has shown me that our animals understand everything we say and how our emotions can affect them. My relationship with both Sam and Ziggy has gone to a much higher level and we have Avis to thank for that.
John Marchant, South Lincolnshire
We bought a little Dartmoor pony who seemed “perfect” but as time passed, although in very little work, she became grumpier and grumpier, didn’t wish to be caught and became quite aggressive although we never felt threatened, we had to watch she didn’t take advantage of the children. We knew that deep down she was a sweet and gentle pony but had some unresolved issues. We keep all of our animals using natural methods where ever possible, so animal communication and reiki seemed a positive way forwards. Avis has had several sessions with her using both communication and reiki and has uncovered some past fears and stresses that have not previously been dealt with.
The pony is now progressing beautifully, she can be caught with ease and looks at us with a happy relaxed expression. She is very gentle around the children and is now starting lessons with them. We will continue to ask Avis to work with her if any other issue arise.
Lin Pilcher, South Lincolnshire
I needed to move two elderly stallions who had not been handled for some time, as their pasture had become waterlogged with the weather situation we had been experiencing. One of them had earlier in the year had some damage to his skin and had not been best pleased with being handled for some months: unusual for him, as he had been hand-reared, but certainly at the time, he was unwilling to be touched very much. He had been particularly unwilling to have a head collar put on! I asked Avis if she would ‘have a word’ with them, preferably both, as neither have the best eyesight, and I thought there may be cause for concern with walking them to a new field along the main road! Unbeknown to me, on receiving my e-mail request, Avis had communicated with the exuberant one quite quickly to reassure him – I wondered if she had, as he seemed very quiet, and unusually happy to be handled the morning after I’d sent the mail! Just as a precaution I asked her to have a further word on the eve of the move, as although I had vehicles and personnel to assist, I felt that the reactions of the horses would be the key element (head collars, walking on the road, strange person handling – all very stressful and likely to cause behavioural issues).
On the morning of the move all went amazingly well – the horses were quite calm, even the more exuberant one – having not been handled or been out walking on a road for some time (years). I was confident that this was because of the connection that Avis had had with them, as my long experience with horses would suggest to me, logically, that the action of walking two sight-impaired, unhandled stallions, one of whom is rather skittish, to a fresh field would have otherwise been a rather fraught experience. Thank you Avis for your help with that!
Lyndsey Smith, St Austell Cornwall
My cross bred bitch Kahli recently underwent surgery for a growth in her stomach. I had asked Avis to communicate with Kahli prior to the surgery to let her know what was happening each step of the way. Avis also regularly sent us both distant reiki which I believe helped us both enormously.
After the surgery, I was concerned that the vet may have not been able to remove the whole tumour or that there may have been more. So again I asked Avis if she could connect with Kahl to ask how she was and to scan her. Avis advised me that she could not see or feel any negative energies but that my vet would be able to confirm either way. I felt comfort in the fact that I knew from Avis that Kahli had no detrimental emotional effects after her surgery.
Sure enough Kahli was given the all clear, and seems to have a new lease of life.
I’m so grateful to Avis for her kindness, compassion and her talent and always being there when I have any concerns about Khali and my horses.
Lyndsey Smith, St Austell Cornwall
Just thought I would write a quick email to thank you for the wonderful job you did in helping us find Suki.
You may or may not remember, we were just about to go on holiday to France and Suki decided to do what can only be called “exploring” when she managed to escape the confines of my parents’ house, having been left there for the holiday duration.
Extremely worried that she’d be left outside on her own for 10 days, in an area totally unknown to her, we decided to call on your help to locate her and coax her back into the garden where we had left food and water.
We didn’t know a service like this existed and were surprised that you’d managed to make contact with her.
You managed to communicate with her over the next 10 days and actually succeeded in persuading her to come home in time for our arrival.
We were so worried when we left for our holiday, having searched all around, but with constant updates and conversations over the phone with you, we settled into our holiday in the comfort of knowing that Suki was alive and well, albeit afraid to come out of hiding.
I did as you asked and called Suki’s name as soon as we returned to my parent’s home. Amazingly, she answered.
Thank you so much for your help and we would gladly recommend your service to everyone we know.
I first made contact with Avis when two of my small pack of Cocker Spaniels, Rosie and Millie, who had been rumbling at each other for a while, became very aggressive – fighting with each other, causing the rest of the household to be on a heightened state of alert. After a particularly distressing weekend resulting in minor injuries to both ladies and my nerves frazzled, I asked my friend Catherine O’Driscoll if she might be able to shed any light on why the pack dynamic had changed. She very kindly put me in touch with Avis, for some Animal Communication, after a brief introduction to Rosie and Millie and me sending Avis a picture of each dog, things began to change.
Avis was able to tell me that Rosie was feeling particularly “frazzled and felt that life in our house was like a “merry-go-round” she felt “dizzy” and she “would like to get off”. I home board friends and family dogs and this summer has been particularly busy and I felt a little frazzled too but I didn’t appreciate this constant ‘dogs in / dogs out’ was causing Rosie so much anxiety. The other thing that was upsetting Rosie was Millie’s puppy ‘Bella’ who, at 6 months old, was being a nuisance to Rosie, I was aware of the rumbling from Rosie when Bella got in her face so as to speak and mostly had been careful to ensure that Bella didn’t wind her up too much. Rosie had been aggressive with Bell on more than one occasion and that was when Millie became aggressive towards Rosie. So totally out of character for them both.
Rosie did not feel like she ‘belonged’ anymore, this upset me so I began to pay particular attention to Rosie even taking her to our bed a few nights and sending her positive thoughts.
Avis spoke to Millie too, Rosie had said that Millie was not part of the ‘Merry-go-round’, Avis agreed with this telling me that Millie took most things in her stride, but she also agreed to be more gentle with Rosie.
Things at home are almost back to normal which is great, she has given me insight to the problem and I now understand more how things can be changed for the better for all of our little pack.
I cannot thank her enough and though we have never actually met, I feel as though I have found an amazing friend.
Linda Williamson, Lothian Scotland
I contacted Avis Senior Animal Communicator at the recommendation of a kinesiologist who had spent one session with Harry with the aim of helping him to settle into his new home with me.
After connecting with Harry, Avis began to explain his behaviours and anxieties in ways that I could easily understand. She was able to fill us in on the 18 months or so before Harry entered our family. I understand now the reason why Harry was anxious about doing his business in the back garden – a garden that triggered memories of the first 18 months or so of his life chained to a kennel in a small yard where he was also forced to do his business, and then physically abused when it had to be cleaned up.
Harry was true to his agreement with Avis and he did his business in the back garden! Harry is far more relaxed. When resting after his first connection with Avis, Harvey actually slept on his back with his legs in the air; he had never done that before.
Avis has opened our eyes to the fact that we hadn’t been taking enough emotional notice of Harry. Her comprehensive notes and updates have helped us so much and I do understand Harry a lot more.
The exercise Avis taught us, to bring us into the present time with Harry has worked enormously and he has calmed down a lot.
Avis has also given us a good understanding of the breed and that many of his traits that we considered issues will remain because they are associated with the breed and species; she assured us though that they can be toned down to an acceptable level with help from a professional who has an understanding of ethical learning processes in physical behaviours and the deeper emotional levels of animals.