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My good friend, Ann Miller publishes The Star Beacon, a popular bimonthly newsletter about UFOs and other related information. In her April issue Ann published an article, “The Deeper Spiritual Purpose of Pets” by Robert Schwartz. Robert is the author of the popular books, Your Soul’s Plan and Your Soul’s Gift.

In his article Robert talks about the healing power of animals. Most of us who’ve lived with a dog or cat, or any pet, have probably had some experience with this. I’ve been around dogs and cats most of my life. But I never appreciated their healing power until my little schnauzer, Schnapsi, became my dearest friend long ago.

Schnapsi came to live with me about 25 years ago. In hindsight, I see the timing was perfect, as that was a difficult period of change and challenge for me. Schnapsi, even though he was a young puppy, picked up on that energy I was feeling. And he “appointed” himself as my guardian. I don’t think I would have made it through those long dark months without him.

When we were at home together he rarely left my side. He slept in bed with me. And he usually went with me wherever I went. If I had to leave him home for any reason, he protested loudly.

One cold winter day I was having a particularly bad time. I was sitting at my desk in my home office, trying to concentrate on work. But my mind kept wandering. As I sat there a huge wave of sadness and hopelessness washed over me. I’ll never forget that day.

Schnapsi was in another part of the house. But the moment that wave hit me, he was there instantly. He stood there for a few seconds looking directly into my eyes. Then he leapt into my lap and I could feel his healing energy surround me, dissolving the darkness. I instantly felt better.

That’s just one example of the many times Schnapsi helped me move through those dark days. I didn’t see at the time what he was doing. But I do now—he would take my dark, negative energy into himself. He was sacrificing his own well-being for my sake.

It literally killed him. He developed a brain tumor at the age of two years. He became another personality, and we eventually had to put him down. That was one of the saddest days of my life.

A few years later, after I started channelling, Schnapsi, in spirit, came back to me. He’s been with me ever since. So there was a happy ending.


There is always a happy ending to all relationships, human or animal. Actually, there are no endings, because you never lose those you love. They are always with you, in flesh or in spirit. You all go on forever.

Animals, particularly domestic animals, are great teachers and healers for humans, as we’ve said before. They have little to gain from you, but they have much to give you.

The healing power of animals is a vast untapped resource humans are only now beginning to realize and use.

Animals are here on the planet to serve you and to serve the planet herself. They serve willingly and lovingly. They love you unconditionally.

If you allow and accept them into your lives they will heal you. Love is the only way you can be truly healed. And animals are the greatest healers because they love you unconditionally, asking nothing in return.

Do you love dogs? Check out our book, Dogs: Heartwarming, Soul-Stirring Stories of Our Canine Companions.


Here’s a heartwarming video filmed at Arion Therapeutic Farm in British Columbia. They use animals to help humans heal.


We don’t usually have two videos in our posts. But today we do, because this is a deeply touching video, especially if you love animals.



Related links:

Pets: Our Teachers and Healers
Until Death Do Us Part
Talking To Animals
The Power of Animals
What Do My Pets Have To Teach Me?


Have you had any experiences with animal healing? Have you ever been healed by an animal? Or do you know someone who has? Please share your thoughts and comments with us.


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