Saturday, April 23, 2011

What Do Fluffy And Fido Really Mean? Find Out How To Understand And Talk To Your Pet

 A recent study by Purina of Canadian pet owners found that 90 percent of them talk to their pets.  But are Fluffy & Fido talking back?

Pet owners can find out from animal communicator Lisa Turek and veterinarian Dr. Cindy Houlihan at What do Fluffy & Fido really mean?  How to listen to and understand your pet, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at the Birmingham Country Club, in Birmingham, Michigan.  The program is being offered by The Cat Practice veterinary hospital in Birmingham.

Turek says that, unlike a psychic who reads minds or predicts the future, she holds conversations with living and dead animals by connecting with their spirits.  All she needs is a photo or description of the pet to make a connection.  Turek has used her abilities to help owners modify their pet’s behaviors, locate lost pets, determine if sick pets are in pain and want their lives to end, and to find out where pets go after they die.  “I’m like the telephone,” she says.  “I’m the go between connecting the animal and the person.”

Turek says that animals understand more than people think.   She says animals are intelligent in ways that people are not, and are extremely sensitive to human energy and emotions.  The more positive the energy a human gives off, the more positively the animal will respond.   Unlike humans, Turek says that animals communicate in mental pictures.  She tells pet owners to picture in their minds the desired outcome instead of what they are afraid the pet will do -- and the pet will respond.

Just ask Dr. Houlihan.  The three veterinarians and 14 staff at her veterinary hospital, The Cat Practice, began consulting with Turek several years ago to help reduce patient stress.   With every procedure, Dr. Houlihan’s team explains to the patient what they are going to do.  They picture the blood sample coming out or the pet taking its medicine.  Veterinarians and technicians at The Cat Practice spend more time with patients to watch them, talk to them and see what answers they can hear or feel.

Turek (left) with Dr. Houlihan     
 and Oscar.

“Pets worry just like humans and need to know what’s going to happen to them,” Dr. Houlihan says.    “They also have a lot to say to us.  It’s not really a mystery – you just have to train yourself to listen.  Even our most skeptical staff members have been doing this.   The results are amazing.”

After pet owners began noticing Dr.  Houlihan's bedside manner and how she and the other veterinarians and staff interacted with their pets, they too wanted to learn be more sensitive to their pet’s needs.   The Cat Practice invited Turek to speak to clients a couple of years ago and hundreds showed up so they decided to invite Turek back.

Madelyn Markowitz of Grosse Pointe Park, whose cats have all been patients of The Cat Practice, has consulted with Turek several times.  When her cat, Kali, began using Markowitz’ bed as a litter box and didn’t get along with another cat named Cobe, Markowitz contacted Turek.  She also spoke with Turek when faced with a tough end-of-life decision involving her cat, Frankie.   “Lisa confirmed for me what I thought my cats were trying to tell me,” Markowitz said.  “It was fascinating.”

“Anyone can learn to communicate with their pet,” says Turek who offers personal consultations as well as weekend-long workshops.  “The more positive energy you send out, the more you are inviting your pet to have a conversation.  You just have to learn to listen to what they say to you.”

To register for "What do Fluffy & Fido really mean?  How to listen to and understand your pet," go to or call 248-540-3390Please leave pets at home.  Business attire requested.  Cost is $10 per person including light refreshments.   No refunds.  Proceeds go to the Feline Friends Fund being set up for pets in need.  Birmingham Country Club is at 1750 Saxon Drive in Birmingham, Michigan.

About Lisa Turek
Turek has been communicating with animals for 15 years.  She lives in northern Michigan with her husband, dog and three cats.  

About The Cat Practice
The Cat Practice, Michigan’s first cats-only veterinary hospital, is celebrating its 30th year.  The Cat Practice provides advanced preventative and medical care with an emphasis on early detection to help cats live longer, better and healthier lives.  Located at 875 South Worth in Birmingham, Michigan, The Cat Practice cares for feline purebred and mixed breeds from around southeastern Michigan.   For information go to or call 248-540-3390.


  1. Lisa is so right, we understand so much. Our Dad has be doing things like that forever, and I think that is why we all get along so well. Dad always explains thing to us and what is expected of each of us. Excellent post!!!!

  2. Now that is interesting. Certainly I know the vibes when I have to leave for the Vet and I feel mom's love, that is certain. I wish mom had a cat only Vet to go to. Most are wrapped up in love for dogs.

  3. Oooohh....we don't talk back, instead we blog! har har har *evil laughs*

  4. This sounds very interesting... Have they cracked the code? I'll have to look into this.

    pawhugs, Max

  5. Great article. Our vet is an animal communicator and we love her. We have used communicators a lot in the past and they are great. Happy Easter to you all.

  6. Very interesting, I will go check this out. Thanks for passing it along. Hugs and nose kisses

  7. @Brian thank you!! I agree with you a zillion percent. I always talk to both Cody and Dakota and it is amazing how they learn language when we are always communicating. I love that your babies get along so well because you "tell them what is expected"...they DO understand sooo much!

    @Mumsy you are welcome and I am glad you enjoyed it! ((((hugs)))) and nose kisses back at ya!

    @Cats of Wildcat Woods. Wow your vet is an animal communicator? That is too cool. What a perfect combo, a vet and animal communicator. I was hesitant about exploring this further...(I'm not going Wed but I should)...I wanted to see if I would hear from my Bobo who is a little freaky to me.

    @Max...I think YOU have cracked the code along with many others who are adept at understanding their animals.

    @Cat-from-Sydney, yes I forgot about all of the blogging kitties!! MOL! How could I??? lol

    @Admiral Hestorb. I understand exactly how you feel. Actually I don't go to this vet (they are further away than I would like to drive for a vet trip). My vet sees both cats and dogs. I am lucky though, there are multiple doctors in the practice that I go to and mine is well versed in reference to cats. He enabled Bobo to live 2 yrs longer than he should have. I have experienced vets like you mentioned that obviously prefer dogs. When I have experienced that I changed vets. Thankfully I only experienced it in an emergency situation and one other time...both times I switched!

  8. Great article, thanks for sharing it!

  9. Oh this is very interesting!! I do agree animals are intelligent. And I often feels my kitties feel what I am feeling. I will keep in mind to send more positive energies to them :-)

  10. Very interesting blog. A lot of what the communicator said makes sense, but I don't understand being able to connect with lost animals or connecting with them after they die. That said, I find the concept fascinating and worth exploring.

  11. Very interesting! I think there is a lot to that. It's just a matter of finding the wavelength.

  12. @julie so glad that you enjoyed it!

    @Carolyn I agree!

    @Anonymous I don't understand that either. I sort of want to connect with Bobo but I think part of me is afraid that I won't be able to. It is a fascinating concept for sure!

    @Tamago they are soooo sensitive and they DO, totally feel what we are feeling for sure!!! Glad you enjoyed it!

  13. Dear Caren,

    My mom do believe this too. When mom first got me she read a lots of cat's stuff. They said " Listen to your cat, Talks to them , they will start to talk back more to you. And a lots of time , my pawrents do surprise I do understand what they said.And in these day, I do more talk and purrs. Mom is so happy about it. Not much people believe this but my pawrents do. Thank you Caren to post this !


  14. Hi Puddy!
    I think your Mom is an animal communicator and doesn't know it. You know how I know this? The way she shows us photos of you with just the right captions to convey your feelings and emotions....(I know you tell your Mommy) but your Mommy has to be able to understand them and I know that she does. That is one thing that makes your blog so special, your Mom's understanding of YOU (and the amazing photos)
    I am so glad that you and your Mom enjoyed this Puddy, you know I love you both soooooooo much! xoxo

  15. This was a fascinating article! Our Mommy and Daddy pay close attention to us, and we think they might even be smart enough to understand us! Not, of course that any mere Human could delve a Cat's psyche.

    Say, your page is loading really there something on here bogging it down?

  16. @Katnip Lounge, I am so glad you enjoyed it!! I always have talked to my babies too and I think there are so many benefits to speaking to them KNOWING that they understand! Uh-oh about my page...I am the least technologically savvy person EVER...but...I was having a TON of trouble with Blogger this morning so maybe it is that? Thanks for telling me!

  17. Cool blog entry! Our Mama once called a pet communicator to talk to our big sister Chopper when Chopper was very sick. The lady said Chopper loved her new red flannel bed, and loved the carrots Mama gave her as a treat! Mama was glad she got the chance to talk to Chopper before she died because she really knows now that she and Chopper had a special connection that will never go away.

  18. @Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe that was a sweet story about Chopper (cute name too!) I am glad your Mom was able to talk to her too, that had to give her much comfort xoxo

  19. I tried talking to my cat...but he walked away!!!! lol. i truly believe the part about giving of the positive energy...they CAN sense that!! my mothers cat always acts afraid of its going to hurt him...we try to reassure him and comfort him and try not to hover...i just wish he could be the happy cat he used to be. hes only 2 years old, never been abused (from what i know) but my mom did accidentally give him a dogs flee medicine and he had to stay overnight at the vet :(. but hes all better now and wish he could be a happy little boy again! and he and his brother get along great!!! i think they'd be lost without eachother!! well before this gets any longer lol,is there any thing i can do?? thankyou so much!!!