Angels, Spirit Guides and Pets

If you have recently asked for help, guidance and protection from angels and/or spirit guides, you might notice your pets acting rather odd.  Perhaps they seem agitated, nervous, or extra loving to you.  Maybe they look confused or seem extra needy.  You might even find them staring at you with questioning eyes, almost as if to say, “Hello?  What do you want me to do here?”  If they continue to receive no guidance from you, they may soon exhibit signs of frustration, even though you find nothing wrong.

(The Annunciation, by animal lover Leonardo da Vinci)

Under the circumstances, such behavior actually makes sense.  When you “invite” or “invoke” help and visitations from angels, animal spirits and other spirit guides, you probably don’t “see” such beings surrounding you.  Indeed, most people admit that seeing an angel would make them question their sanity!  Even those who want to see something before believing in it, often secretly prefer clairaudient messages to clairvoyant ones.  Seeing spirits scares or at the very least unnerves most people, and so humans usually opt to remain in third dimensional reality.  We can “talk” to angels and ask them for protection, but we don’t usually mean sitting down to tea together!  Pets, on the other hand, make fewer distinctions.  When angels or other spirit guides start hanging around you, your animal friends take notice.

In coaching people who communicate with angels and spirit guides, I often end up helping them calm their pets.  I ask them to imagine how they would feel if they suddenly saw Archangel Raphael sitting in their kitchen.  The response tends to go something like this:

“Wow!  That would be cool.  Well, cool, but also kind of scary.  I mean, seeing an angel.  Well, that’s not something I can really tell my friends about.  That’s why I’m so glad I have you.  I mean, I can tell you that, but if I didn’t have someone like you to talk to, then I might start to wonder if I’m crazy.  Or maybe I’d convince myself I didn’t really see what I thought I saw.”

“So … you wouldn’t just sit down and have a chat with Raphael?”

“Um, well, I think I might be too afraid until I talked to someone about it.  Like I said, I think I’d try to convince myself I hadn’t seen it.”

“What if you kept seeing Raphael, along with several other angels and all of your spirit guides?  You know, your eagle, deer and cougar spirit friends?”

“Um … Well, that’s where I’m really glad I have someone like you in my life because I know we could talk about it, and I’d probably realize it’s a really good thing, and I asked them to come and they’re helping me.”

“Hmmm … so talking and processing with someone would help you to recognize these visitations as blessings instead of scary?”

“Oh, yeah!”

“What if I told you your cat/dog/turtle/lizard/bird/rabbit/horse friend doesn’t have your list of visual restrictions and actually sees some or all of your angels and spirit guides?”

“Wow, I never thought of that.”

“And have you been communicating with your little friend, letting him or her know you invited these folks and that they’re here to help?”

“Um, no.”

“Well, can you see why your little friend might wonder why you don’t see these visitors and wonder whether s/he should bark/meow/hide/squawk/announce their presence?  When you look at your pets with a blank stare, they start wondering if they’ve lost their minds!”

“Oh, my goodness!  I never thought of that!  Can you talk to them?”

“Yes, of course, I’ll tune in for a moment, but they’ll also want to know that you invited these spirits.  When they start acting odd, just reassure them and treat them the way I respond to you when you tell me something ‘too weird to tell anyone else.’  You don’t need words so much as compassionate understanding of your friend.  Let them know how much you love them and that you invited Raphael or Michael into your life and home.  Let them know that the spirit of the cougar gives you courage and helps you walk in your truth. …”

As we continue talking, most people realize that their animal friends have just given them another spiritual blessing:  a confirmation of answered prayers.  When you ask for angelic or spiritual assistance and you feel better but your pets act strange, consider their behavior another message from your guides:  “We have heard your cries and we’ve come to help.  Your pet is not barking/hissing because s/he senses our kind intentions, but yes, s/he sees us.  We are here as you requested.”

If, after giving your animal friend extra compassionate understanding, you still find their behavior unusual or frustrated, feel free to schedule a session to see what other factors might be at play.  The angels may have spoken to them on your behalf, or perhaps your animal friend just wants to share some extra support for you.  In any case, whenever you ask, then God, the angels, spirit guides and even your little friends respond.  You can expect it.

Because you are loved.

10 responses to this post.

  1. i just wish her paws didn’t hurt so much… 😉



  2. Posted by laurabruno on September 26, 2008 at 12:05 am

    poor lola!



  3. Posted by Giacinta on September 26, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Thanks for posting this. It truly helps me to understand and confirm the behavior of my son’s cat, Olive. When they lived with me I would look at Olive and she would just be off looking into space. Here and there and every where! She had such focus and attention that I felt that she was looking at something very specific. She’s an angel herself! 🙂 And… Just last night our dog, Poser just kept on looking at me exactly the way you explained it in your post but I never thought that it was related to my having asked for help over the past few days. Knowing this will help me tune in more while I’m at home. In the past when I brought Poser to my Reiki classes she definitely would walk around and stand looking down the hall with such intent that without a doubt I knew she was definitely seeing something or someone. This also explains why I’m always totally convinced that where I work is “haunted”. I always here noise that only happens when someone is there and I’m the only one… or NOT! I will pay more attention and no matter where I am and be more in tune with which way I’m being directed! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post to both you and the person you were conversing with!



  4. Posted by laurabruno on September 26, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    You’re welcome! I actually decided to post it because several clients shared similar experiences in the course of a couple weeks. When I start hearing or intuiting the same issues repeatedly, I figure they’re happening to lots of people and it’s time to post about that topic. 🙂 Glad you found it helpful!

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  5. Posted by pamela bruno on November 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Very cool. I saw a huge Angel once. It was amazing. I am very thankful

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  6. Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:

    This 2008 post wants to go up again. So often animal friends announce and confirm answered prayers. I always tell people, “When you pray, expect an answer. Don’t forget to ask for the ability to recognize those signs and guidance.” Animals can also guide and nudge us in the right direction. They’re wonderful triggers for Shadow Work, courage, and unconditional compassion. If your furry, scaly or feathered friend has been acting strange lately, see if anything here sparks a realization.



  7. Timely post for me – lately I have been running almost every night my “Orgone Laser Peace Pipe” –

    It has been often set an an angelic frequency – 4,096 pulses per second, and the intention as I stare at the beam shooting up in the sky has been entirely seraphic. There have been brief UFO-like manifestations at times which could be merkaba. My border collie who has in the past sat up with me on the deck late into the night is now staying put inside the house as if there is something happening that is slightly disquieting to her. She is not terrorized – just a bit uneasy when the laser is on. My cat on the other hand has been totally into it and keeps me company out there in the night in a joshing, playful manner.

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  8. Posted by Barbara on April 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you, Laura, for re-posting. It’s a lovely confirmation for me and my Rocket Cat. Besides seeing my invisible friends, I know that Rocky keeps a watch on me at night when I sleep, especially when I’m working the Night Shift cleaning up ‘out there’. Animals are true-color friends, and I’m learning so much from Rocky… I hope he writes a book! Thanks again, love, B.

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