Animal Communication

Art by Laurence Leong

Animals are here on earth to bless and love us humans. Countless animal friends have risked their lives for us. Their keen senses are so sharp that they know something’s about to happen way before we do such as earthquakes, fires, accidents, etc. They do all they can to warn us and help us if we only listen. Whenever we are stressed or in pain, the animals near us feel it right away, even take it on to help alleviate our suffering.   And they are comforting and fun to have around. 

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole Frances                                                      


Deer and Yellow Roses

Weather is cooling down fast in this late autumn season. The two yellow rose shrubs are at the tail end of flowering. We’ve enjoyed the beautiful blossoms.

Yellow Roses

I remembered when we planted them back in August, several buds were opening nicely. Well, one day Mama Deer discovered the buds and helped herself with all of them. I sat down immediately and communicated with her, that it’s ok to eat a few and please leave the rest for us because we enjoy looking at their beauty and smell their fragrance very much. Weeks went by having plenty of new buds appearing and flowering. Summer and fall came and went. Mama deer has left the yellow roses alone for us. Thanks Mama deer.Mama Deer


Helping Hand

Testimonial – Susan’s story:

Leina provided me with a lot of help when I began dog and rabbit sitting for some friends who went back to their home country for three months.  

My friends had purchased a very beautiful and large rabbit habitat, but the rabbits just went in and urinated, so my friends had blocked off access to it and just left it there.  When I asked Leina to find out why the rabbits were not so interested in the habitat, they said it smelled bad to them and it was cold.  They lived in a screened-in porch with free access to the backyard, and the rabbit habitat was out there.  So I got some volcanic rock/zeolite to absorb the “new house smells” and then ordered some hay to fill it with since  hay is a great way to keep rabbits warm.  The rabbits were very psyched and the habitat soon became a regular favorite hang out place.  

She also helped me with the dog. Chloe, on several occasions.  One thing I noticed was that the dog was constantly wanting attention, constantly wanting to go for a walk and it made me feel  stressed because I don’t always have time to walk the dog several times a day and I felt guilty not taking her.  But Leina explained to Chloe that I was trying my best to take good care of her, and that the work I was doing (when I wasn’t taking her out for walks) was more important.  After that, I noticed Chloe relaxed a lot and she stopped begging to be taken for a walk.  I still took her out regularly, but not quite as often.  She also helped me to understand why Chloe had done a number of things, like bite a woman when we walked by her during a walk.  

 My relationship has gotten much better with the animals, because, with Leina’s help, I’ve come to realize that these animals actually  have  thoughts, opinions, preferences and desires  — just like humans.  I am a much more humble person with respect to my interactions with them because of this, and have a have greater a appreciation of them as unique children of God.  

Susan B.  from Sunnyvale, California 

Raccoon Spirit

Olivia’s story:

Rick and I buried a gorgeous raccoon today in our small Oakland, California backyard. She was young, and perfectly healthy and so beautiful. ‘Til a human driving a car hit her, and left her on the road near our house. Such a waste. We said prayers and admired her beauty, intelligence, tenacity – her perfect feet and hands, her absolutely exquisite fur, her surprisingly delicate, and certainly powerful adolescent teeth – and her people’s miraculous capacity to survive – against big odds and keep some remnants of their ancient, native raccoon tribe intact, alive and well, here in this ultra urban city that has left so very little room for her and all other free creatures to dwell in; which is still much more than many over-grown human cities have left for all the rest of our relations who are all essential, all important. May this time of such extreme human rudeness/mistakes end as quickly and gently as possible.

My encouragement to all us humans: Plant food, worship and protect local waters, top soil and farmers. May we gentle ourselves as we learn to listen in, and to belong within the larger earth communities. And may we rebuild every human economy to have the health of the earth as its central basis.                                                        Olivia Corson, Founder of Body Tales (

Gecko Baby

Lian’s story:

I live in Taiwan. I saw a tiny lizard in my house and I caught it under a glass. I was a little scared of it at first because I am not used to reptiles and it was so fast. But it was a baby and so small, the body only the size of a penny, plus a thin tail.

I was fascinated by it. I looked at it closely. It jumped all around that night. I did research on lizards, asked a friend who is a vet student and found out it was a house gecko, completely harmless to humans. They sometimes hang out on door frames. They also like to sit on the tv screen when it is on, because it’s warm. The next morning I moved the glass a little and it slowly moved a little. It was just sleeping. Geckos sleep a lot during the day, and they don’t have eyelids so their eyes are always open. Some lizards like to sleep hanging upside down from a branch. Other lizards are really close to their owners. I put two drops of water in there for it and I kept the gecko that day, looking at it often. It was very calm. I took many pictures. Then in the evening I let it go outside. For the next few days I missed the gecko and wished I had kept it in my house to run free. If I get another gecko in my house, I will let it stay awhile.

Moles co-Inhabitants

Mole Hill

One Early morning, mole hills popped up everywhere over our back lawn.  Surprise! This was the first time for us to have so many of them visiting us all at once. I immediately read up about them. Moles are mammals living underground in tunnels they dig with their big and long curved claws, pushing soil out of an opening above ground and creating a mole hill like the ones you see here. Moles have tiny eyes and ears covered by their fur. They don’t really use eyes, their sense of smell is powerful enough. They are omnivores who eat both plants and small animals. They breed in early spring, four in a litter and has a life span of between 4-6 years. That pretty much covers it. For the next week or so, the moles and I communicated with one another. I told them that the lawn area is mowed regularly which would not only disturb their home and their mole hills would be flattened. Would they please consider moving to the flat open area beyond the orchard, an undisturbed space with plenty of food for them. Well, mole hills began to pop up in the area as I’d suggested in the following days. But the moles clearly refused to cross the line to the neighbor’s yard telling me that they were gassed and forced to vacate there. That explained it. Well, welcome! And for you readers, does anyone have a mole picture for this post? Would be nice. Thanks.

Francesca Feeds Swans

Pier Marie’s story:

My mother Francesca has a love of birds at our house and any wild birds she sees. They seem to like her too. We went to the lake close by and discovered the swans.

There were so many of them that I thought they must be having a big swan family reunion. My mother brought bread to feed the beautiful white swans and when they saw her they came swimming over to greet her which made her so happy.