Are You a Believer?

Kathleen Stone Kathleen Stone

Many pet owners go their whole lives without thinking about whether animals have souls or not. They don’t take part in the debate when it comes up, maybe don’t even have an opinion about their own immortality or lack thereof, and they go home, feed the pets in question, host the weekly poker game and set their minds on work the next day. But some of us animal lovers have seen something inside our furry friends’ eyes, and simply felt that if we’re going anywhere after we die, so are they.

Two people who certainly believe that, and have made careers helping clients receive messages from pets (and people) who have already gone to the great beyond, are Sara Moore and Kathleen Stone, animal communicators who will be in the spotlight at An Evening of Communication at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (217 Landing Rd, Westbrook), on Friday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 for general admission (at ) to the gallery-style event. Moore and Stone will interact with the crowd John Edwards-style, narrowing in on messages from the other side, and giving participants a more accurate general sense of how our beloved animals communicate with our hearts and minds after the pets have passed. Both Stone and Moore have practices in Portland.

Of course, the ideal situation would be that your pet didn’t ‘leave’ without you, and perhaps a more practical way of communicating with them would be to learn how to prevent their early departure. If that sounds more like your style, attend the ARLGP’s Pet First Aid & CPR Workshop at the same location on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of registration at is $65.00. Using stuffed practice dogs, facilitators will demonstrate life-saving methods that may be the difference between losing your pet in an emergency, or having a story to tell the cousins when they ask, “How’s Fido?” Attendees will receive a workbook, two 2-year certifications, and an emergency muzzle. It’s always a good idea to be prepared.

Even if you stay home instead, take a look at your favorite animal. Is that really just a bit of future worm food in front of you?

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