I received an email from one of my students. I have changed her name and the names of her cats out of respect for her privacy. The conversation with these cats is a good example of how animal communication works and what is possible when we talk with our cats.
I hope you are fine and all is well. I have an urgent request of your assistance.
1.5 weeks ago I rescued a kitty near a metro station. She was alone in the rain, no mommy or sisters/brothers nearby.
As you might remember, my husband is not that pet friendly, but he accepted our cats Princess and Jasmine. He was not so happy having a 3rd cat in the apartment, but slowly he is accepting her. Even though he is still not happy, he said in the worst case, if it makes me happy, we could keep the kitty. She is 2 months old and I named here Nea.
My cats Princess and Jasmine are tolerating Nea, not accepting her. From time to time they hiss at her, Jasmine sometimes hits her with her paw, and sometimes not even lightly. But Nea does not seem to be bothered by that. She is very curious, active and adventurous. She stole my heart.
Now here is the issue. My heart would like to keep her, but my logic thinking says, having 3 cats in a 1140 square foot apartment might not be the best solution. Also as we live on the 25th floor, so the cats cannot go out.
I tried to talk to Nea to find out if she would feel I abandoned her if I gave her to a family with a 9 year old boy, 2 cats and a dog. If she were to live with this family she could go out and play a lot with the little boy. I wasn't sure if I heard her response.
I talked to the 2 cats and the dog she would live with and they said they would be willing to accept Nea. But it is hard for me to understand what they are all saying as my emotions and feelings are interfering in a big way.
Can you please help me and talk to Nea to check if she would be OK?
Thanks a lot in advance!
Before I could even say hello, Nea was sharing with me what she wanted. She was so eager to make known her preference and also to ease the mind of my student Laney. The only reason there was any confusion about Nea going to this new home was because Nea wasn't asked if that was what she wanted. Instead she was asked if she would feel abandoned if she went to the new home. That is an entirely different question. No wonder Laney was confused with Nea's response. When I began communicating with animals I would often forget the question I asked them or ask them two questions at once and then I would be confused about the animals reply. What I instantly heard from Nea when I asked her if she wanted to go live with this family was NO! She didn't want to go there and it wasn't that there was anything wrong with the home it was just that she already knew where she wanted to be and that was with my student Laney. Nea had fallen in love with Laney just as Laney had fallen in love with the kitten. All Laney needed to do in this case was to ask a few more questions and she would have her own clarity on these questions. Even though the cats Nea, Jasmine and Princess live in another country and I have never seen them before (or even a photo of them - the photo above is a photo of my three cats, Thai, Kato and Simone) we had no trouble whatsoever having a nice chat! Nea's a talker. Here's what I wrote to Laney:
It is good to hear from you. Nea wants to stay with you Laney. Your cats Jasmine and Princess agree it will work out well. Nea accepts the situation (living in the apartment and not being able to go out) just as it is and is delighted to be there. She is likely to be the dominant cat but she will also likely bring harmony to the family of cats you have based on all she shared with me and what I heard from Jasmine and Princess. Jasmine and Princess like Nea more than they want you to know. They don't want Nea to leave either. In addition, Nea has been working specifically to warm the heart of your husband and she says he likes her even more than he lets on. He really doesn't want to give her up either. Nea is very wise and also kind hearted. From all I am experiencing with her and Jasmine and Princess I think your family is expanding in a beautiful way.
Ask your kitties some more questions to hear for yourself what they want. Let me know if you have any questions.
Laney the only reason there was confusion was because you asked Nea if she would feel abandoned if you gave her to the family. You did not ask her if she wanted to be given to the family. In that case you would probably hear a NO!!! (Because she already knows where she wants to live.) You have fallen in love with her and she with you. And, Jasmine and Precious actually are quite fond of her too and don't want her to go anywhere. Also, Nea thinks your husband loves her too and would be sad to see her leave. She says not to worry about a thing just go with your heart, keep her all will be well.