I spend more money on my animals than on myself. My animals get the best of everything. They have the best veterinary care, with routine blood work; the best herbal doctor, who sees mostly humans; a massage therapist; pet sitters/dog walkers; and the best food and supplements on the market.
Often my clients’ animals will talk to me about their people’s finances. “Tell my mom she should stop worrying about money. Her grandparents are proud to help her get through school,” one calico cat said to me during a session. “Tell my dad he spends way too much money taking other people out to dinner. Let them pay for their own dinner.” A Jack Russell terrier once spoke. I am curious about what my animals think about how and where I spend my money? So here I ask them, “What do you think about all of this?”
Makia, my pure white cat, says, “Well I think that you could spend half the money on the pet food that you do because we don’t eat all the food you put out. Some brands are bad. I think you should just feed us the raw meat. I also think that if you saved money you could go on your Africa trip. I know you don’t like to leave us, but I think you need to see wild animals where they are happiest. Also, if you enjoyed your money more, you would like earning it more.”
Serafina, my gray cat, says, “I think you should grow your own food so you don’t have to spend so much money on vegetables. When we have medical issues or a an operation, I think that you should say thank you to yourself for being able to make enough money to help us when you need to. I don’t think people should ever complain about taking care of their animals. I also think that our doctor deserves the money you give him because he is smart and caring.” (Serafina needs to go in for mouth surgery next week.)
Bean, my bunny, says, “You spent a lot of money on flying me to New York and back, and I want to say that money was very well spent. I also want to say that I think buying my vegetables is money well spent, because it makes me healthier and my carrot tops are for free. I think that if you saved more money you would be happier because you could buy a piece of land and help more animals feel loved. When you spend money on your own food, I worry about you, because I don’t know if the food you are eating is the best food for your body.”
Luca, my young poodle, says, “I think that when you spend a lot of money to help animals, the universe makes more money come to you so that you can help more animals. I think that people should respect money and count money so they can say thank you better to the universe. Money is helpful to do things that you love to do. If you save it, then you can use it to have fun and help others.”
Stormy, my Aussie, says, “I think that when something doesn’t work out for you, you should return it instead of giving it away. I also think that if we saved more we could be in a house with land. I think money is important. I am happy you spend money on us, but I think you spend too much money on us. I say this because I don’t need this ultrasound today, because I know I am healthy and I don’t care what the doctor says. (Stormy is getting an ultrasound today because of elevated liver enzymes.) I also want to say that I think you are scared of making money because you had people that took advantage of you and stole it from you in the past. I want you to know that I know you will never let that happen again. I also want you to know that you should value what you do, because you talk to animals and people wouldn’t understand their animals without your work. There are a lot of people that give a lot and then feel tired and sad afterward. Seeing others suffering is hard on the heart. Money is angelic reward. It is the angels saying we know that you are doing good; now you can afford land where you can refuel to do it all over again.” (I have been looking at land to buy and thinking how expensive it is in SoCal.)