Years ago, I used to live in California with some roommates in a small house. We had some cats living with us, but they didn’t necessarily ‘belong’ to me. Later on, when I found a nicer apartment in another part of town, I asked the cats if they wanted to come along. The new apartment was more spacious and had a lovely yard.
On moving day, I left the door of my van open and told the cats that they could come if they wanted to. Two of them climbed in, but the third one didn’t. (Funnily enough, the cats didn’t enjoy the ride in my van and complained loudly all the way!)
When we go through big changes such as moving house, getting a divorce, or starting a new relationship, we often forget to put our animals in the picture.
I have had clients say that their animals are acting up or behaving strangely since they started packing up their house.
“Well, did you tell your animals you were moving?” I ask.
“Err…don’t they know instinctively?”
We often assume that our animals just know what is going on at all times. We expect them to know we have a new partner or are going to a new home. How would a dog or a cat know that unless we tell them?

Is moving stressful for pets?
It will be much easier if you communicate with your animals and provide information relevant to them. Is the new home larger? Are there trees around, a yard for them to run around in, or a park nearby?
Avoid vague statements like, ‘Life will be better.’
Animals don’t require a lot of preparation either. You don’t have to sit them down or have a long conversation. You can communicate with an animal that is playing, running around, or resting and they will get the message.
In animal communication, you are tuning into their energy and speaking with the being.
Often, it is easier for them if we turn away or close our eyes rather than focus too much. Be direct and clear about how the change is going to affect them.
For instance, you could say, “We are moving to a new place. This is what it is going to look like…”
Or “I’m getting a divorce; this is what it is going to look like.”

Animal custody
Custody of pets, according to media reports, is an area that people fight about rather intensely.
We assume that our pets want to live with us rather than offer them a choice. Some pets are happy-go-lucky creatures, but I’ve also met animals that have a strong preference about their living arrangements.
If this resonates and you are finding it difficult to remain objective, call on the services of an animal communicator. It could make a big difference because if your animal is unhappy the arrangement is not going to work.
Animals understand more things about our lives than we imagine.
Have you told your dog, “Give me another 5 minutes and we will go for a walk,” and it stopped nagging and just relaxed. Of course, if you don’t follow through in five minutes, it will start hounding you as if to say, “Hello, that 5 minutes is up, now it is my time!”
By including our animals in our lives, we truly allow them to be a part of the family, rather than treating them as lesser beings. Ultimately everyone wins. In my experience, animals don’t set out to be troublesome. Nor do they judge our choices. Animals will do their best to contribute to our lives and living and that’s probably why we enjoy their company so much!

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