Monday, September 15, 2014

Communicate with your cat (and dog)

What is your cat trying to say?

Understand how to listen to & communicate with your pet
An evening with animal communicator Lisa Turek
September 17 at Birmingham Country Club

 Many pet owners say they talk to their  cats all the time.  Pet owners will find out on from animal communicator Lisa Turek who will answer the question, What do Fluffy & Fido really mean?  How to listen to and understand your pet at 5 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 17  at Birmingham Country Club.  The program is being offered by The Cat Practice veterinary hospital in Birmingham.

Turek says she is able to hold conversations with living and deceased animals by connecting with their spirits.  She says this is unlike a psychic who reads minds or predicts the future.  To connect with a pet, Turek needs a photo or description. She has used her abilities to help owners modify their pet’s behavior, locate lost pets, find out if sick pets are in pain, and to connect with pets that have passed on.  “I’m like the telephone,” she says.  “I’m the go between connecting the animal and the person.”

Turek says that animals understand much more than people think, are sensitive to human energy and emotions, and are intelligent in ways that people are not.  She says that pets communicate in mental pictures so pet owners should form images in their minds of positive behaviors and what they want their pet to carry out instead of thinking about negative behaviors and what their pet might do. 

Cindy Houlihan, DVM, of The Cat Practice, which is offering the program, always talks with her feline patients.  Houlihan began consulting with Turek years ago to get her advice on reducing patient stress.  Today, before every procedure, Houlihan and the other veterinarians and veterinary technicians at The Cat Practice, explain to their patients what is going to happen to them when they are getting a shot, having blood drawn, getting an x-ray or going to sleep for surgery.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

“Pets worry just like humans and want to know what’s happening to them,” 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.”

Cat owners notice how cats respond to Houlihan's bedside manner and ask how she does it.  The last time Turek was invited to speak, hundreds of pet owners showed up.

“Anyone can learn to communicate with their pet,” says Turek who offers personal consultations and weekend 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, call 248-540-3390 or go to  Donation of $10 per person includes light refreshments and goes to the Rufus Memorial Feline Fund for homeless cats and cats in need.  Sorry, no refunds.   Cat owners whose cats are patients of The Cat Practice get two free registrations.  Please leave pets at home.  Business attire requested.  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, opened in 1981, is Michigan’s first cats-only veterinary hospital.  The Cat Practice provides advanced preventive 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. Now that is a great practice and idea,xx Rachel

  2. That is really cool. I wish I lived close enough to go. I would really love it if I could find someone to talk to Jewel for me.

  3. This is cool ! Now all pawrents can learn what cats really want....Like EXACTLY !
    Not I want to have extra treats, and then mom threw me in the litter box !

  4. Vewy innewestin'. Hav a pawsum Munday.

    Luv ya'


  5. sounds fascinating… Wish I lived there

  6. I'm going to try thinking in positive pictures to convince Hitch to keep his paws out of the fish bowl. And maybe think about swimming fast to communicate with the fish.

  7. Fascinating. Would so love to be there. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. That sounds really cool! If we lived there, we would totally send the head peep. She doesn't hear what we want very promptly. Good help is so hard to find.

  9. Caren! I've signed up for the 7:30 pm program! Oh, thank you THANK YOU for mentioning this! I dialed the phone number the minute I read your post. Whee, I am excited about this! I've also heard great things about The Cat Practice; I just live too far away for transporting meowling cats (it would be an hour drive each way) to use their services. However, I grew up in Birmingham and environs, so a trip after work from the Eastside will be easy peasy, and I'll go out to eat at my favorite Birmingham Restaurant, Pita Cafe.

    1. That is so great! You will have to blog about it after the fact. Glad you can make it. I can't! lol. The Cat Practice is too far for me too and I am currently thrilled with the vet that I have, but, they are super nice people.

  10. I should send Mom and cat bro Bert there. I think some day Mom might just kill him because he is so very rotten! We don't know what to do with him and his mischief just gets worse, not better!

  11. That sounds very interesting to learn ! Purrs

  12. Fantastic post! Granny is talking with cats to...well, not only with cats, but with all animals. She was educated for it a few years ago and she says that it is an enrichment of her life :) Pawkisses :)

  13. wow! This is super interesting!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  14. Very cool Caren. I swear my cats understand certain words like "treats, whip cream, get your toy and come up here----these for starters.LOL

  15. They are like little humans. If you live with a pet long enough you know what they want, no words needed.

  16. The mom wishes she could go to this, but she won't be able to. She recalls seeing Miss Linda interviewed on the news one time and it was very interesting.

  17. I believe Spirit and Spirit World (rainbow bridge) are powerful. It's interesting to see a vet office putting these ideas into practice.

  18. It really would be great if humans could understand us better. Mom does pretty good but there's always room for improvement, right?

  19. What a great opportunity for Michigan kitties and their humans!

  20. Mom says she wishes we could attend this so she could figure out what Mauricio is yammering on about constantly. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  21. Oh that sounds very interesting. We wish we can participate. We talk to our gang all the time and we swear the understand the words "treats" and "come here". It will be amazing if we can understand them better. It will improve our lives.

  22. Great post! Animals do communicate with humans and humans should listen more :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie