Yesterday started out like a normal Sunday in which we’d done all of our chores and had cleared the day to putter around the house, take Tuukka for an off leash walk before the rain/snow began, and generally stay in our PJ’s all day.
That’s not what happened and I’m really still processing it. It was kind of a very bad day.
As Kevin (hubby) and I were in the last leg of our three mile walk with Tuukka through the woods, Tuukka suddenly seized up about 5 feet ahead of us on the trail.
As she was spasm-ing on the ground, and foaming at the mouth, she looked like she was in such pain! But, oddly my first sense was, “OK, she’s OK. She not present with what’s happening to her.” This weird sense of calm came over me.
Kevin and I both crouched down and put a hand on her, but quickly realized that it didn’t matter. We continued like that for a moment, just allowing her to move through the seizure, both somewhat confused as she’s only 2.5 and she’s never done anything like this before.
Then, for a moment, my fear crept in. I worried it wasn’t a seizure. Maybe she had eaten some poison somewhere in the woods? Maybe she found old rat poison or something from the past owners of our house in the basement?
And then, once again, that feeling of calm overcame my body and I *knew* that it was a seizure.
The seizure was still going on and it seemed like it had been forever. I called my vet and asked her what we should do and she said we needed to get her to the emergency vet asap.
About a minute after I hung up (and maybe three minutes after it all began), Tuukka finally relaxed. The seizure had ended.
As Tuukka lay there panting, I explained to Kev that we had to take her to the vet right away. Wasting no time, he handed me the leash and his car keys so that he could pick her up and carry her.
We had no idea we were making a mistake.
I was walking about 5 steps ahead of Kevin, who was now carrying Tuukka down the wet path through the woods (it was raining now) when suddenly I head, “Roerrr..grrrrrr… ra-ra-ra-ra-ra!” and saw Tuukka sprint away from us into the field to my left.
When I looked back at Kevin was starting to run after Tuukka.
Tuukka took off down the path that would lead out to the road by where we parked the car.
“I’ll go this way, you go that way!” He yelled to me.
I ran into the path the same way Tuukka went. Being a white dog in wet, empty woods, it was easy to track her. She took a right off the path toward the high school, but then quickly re-entered the path and stood at the corner.
I stopped. She was about 20 yards away from me – just standing and staring at me wild eyed. It was clear she had no idea who I was.
“Tuukka! Here! Come here! Come on Tuukka!” I yelled in an agitated voice and started jogging toward her.
She looked at me, and started running down the path toward the road.
Kevin was still booking it toward the end of the path by the road – neither Tuukka or I could see him yet.
“Kevin, you better be there NOW! Get there NOW! She’s coming your way!” I screamed, beginning to feel just a little bit more panic as I hoofed it to the corner where she had just been standing and yelled her name.
She stopped about thirty yards away from me.
She turned and looked at me. Hackles raised. Growling a very menacing growl.
I thought to myself, “Wow, if I didn’t know her, I would be really scared to meet this dog in the woods like this…”
I saw Kevin arrive at the pathway entrance. He was pretty far away, but I noticed that the front of his neck and his hands were red.
“Are you bleeding?!!”
He couldn’t head me because he was too far away but yes, it turned out he was bleeding.
And this could have gone really, really badly.
But it didn’t.
I suddenly had this knowledge – this beautiful, inner knowing, that I could bring Tuukka back to herself.
Calmly (and I wasn’t trying to act calm, I just WAS calm), I started calling out to Tuukka. “Tuukka! Hello Sweetie! Tooki! What are you doing? Hello baby! Aw come here!” and just stuck to speaking out loud all the words that popped into my head to bring her back into her body.
As I talked, I crouched down and watched her and imagined that she was standing quietly next to me. I made my energy soft, easy going…
As I did this, I saw that her hackles slowly smoothed, he mouth relaxed, and so did her shoulders…
And then, in an instant, she came walking over to me and nuzzled my hand. I simply put the leash on her and we started up the path toward bleeding Kevin.
She wasn’t quite herself all the way yet though as when we approached Kevin at the top of the path, she held back, but I continued to hold the same energy, “Look! It’s Daddy!” and she came along and hopped into the car.
Now, why am I telling you this? It’s such a personal story – and I’m really still, (as I said above) processing it.
I’m telling you this because I know that it was my skills with animal communication that made this situation turn out as positively as it did.
If I hadn’t listened to my gut, if I hadn’t done what I “knew” to do, Tuukka would probably have taken off across the busy road and I don’t know that we would have been able to get her back. When she goes into fear she loses her sense of self – and when you add the discombobulation of the seizure to that, it’s possible that we would have lost her for good yesterday.
Animal communication is wonderful when you want to help others with their animals, when perhaps you want to start a business, when you love animals and just want to know what they are thinking… but it’s also pretty incredible in every day life as well.
I’m so grateful to have this skill. It saved the life of Tuukka yesterday. I am sure of it. And I’m so grateful to be spreading this incredible skill to others!
Do you have a story of your own to share in which your intuition kicked in? Share below.
Love & Light
PS: Maybe some day you can save an animal too this way!
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