Nancy was really nice and personable. She had MMM's picture to work from, the mom having sent it to her in advance. She asked a few basic questions, like how old was MMM, how long she lived with the mom and what we wanted to know about. Then the experience began!
Nancy said MMM is a cat who always expects the worst to happen, based on her past history of abuse. For four difficult years, she relied on her physical strength and hidden emotional reserves to survive in her first home, then on the streets.
The first photo of MMM.
How thin she was then, almost half her weight now.
Her first owner was a man who engaged in criminal activities. He was selfish, looking out for only himself, and was mean and uncaring to all animals (and people too). He didn't take care of MMM properly and she was always hungry. She followed him into the kitchen looking for food when he went to fix his own meals, he would hit and kick her instead of feeding her, and she eventually ran away from her hostile home.
Although she knows her situation has changed, she is still healing and recovering from her past, and this might take a long while. Her scratching and licking off her fur is her way of dealing with the stress. She feels connected with me but needs to be reassured over and over again that she is loved. She feels most secure when she is asleep.
Nancy said MMM would sleep with her tummy up
and I laughed because she never exposes herself if she can help it.
Well, a couple days later, she was sleeping in my arms
when she rolled over with her tummy up.
She was so close to me, I couldn't get the full tummy shot
but you can see it's up.
Nancy felt MMM could use some vitamins, that there was something lacking in her diet, and MMM would like her own cat grass. Was that because I bought some for Oui Oui (who hogged it all) for Christmas? It made me smile thinking it was. She also said MMM is a natural healer, but towards people, not other cats.
Oui Oui and her cat grass, but where is MMM's?
After this, I mentioned when MMM came to live with us, she didn't know what being petted was. Nancy said that was because she didn't know what love was, she had never been petted, and no one had ever looked out for her. It was really heart breaking, and some of what Nancy said was difficult to listen to. I've always felt she would have been a great, trusting and loving cat if she had had a better start in life.
So what did I think of the reading? First, I have to say although I've never given psychics much thought, I feel there are underlying connections between people and those in their lives (this includes our pets), and those who have passed through their lives. I believe there are reasons why there are relationships between us and those we know, and we are for the most part, unaware of those connections and there are people who can tap into those connections.
I tried very hard not to give away information, and it was interesting how Nancy picked up on a number of things I thought might be so and had never published, so I know she didn't come by it by reading it here. For instance, I always thought MMM had been abused and had run away from home because of it. This is the first time I've posted my belief.
When I was working with Layla from Cat Wisdom 101 on Animal Communication, Layla mentioned when she looked at a photo of MMM, she had the impression MMM had been abused and that she had been kicked in the head where she was removing her fur, something else I didn't publish but Nancy mentioned. I'd often wondered if MMM disliked Carl because he was male or he was black, or both.
We also talked about my mom's death and she had some interesting insights there too. It was very emotionally draining, and I'll pass on that part because it's hard for me to talk about it.
Nancy made a prediction which I hope comes true. She says a yellow male cat with grayish green eyes will find me and he will bring a lot of joy with him into our life. He'll be about 2 years old, and MMM will take him under her wings. It's something nice to look forward to!
So, would I recommend reading with Nancy? I have to say, I would. In fact, I'd like to talk to her again, now that I've had time to think about some of the things she said. I feel like my relationship with MMM has been recharged, that I gained some insight into her behavoir and there was validation of suspicions surrounding MMM's past. There are a few things I wish I had asked. All in all, it was a very positive experience.
I'd like to also say, MMM has for the most part stopped scratching herself. I give Layla credit for that. If it wasn't for her help with animal communication, I think we'd still be dealing with bloody temples. However, MMM has been licking some of her fur off, and I haven't been able to break through that behavior. I'm really hoping I can put some of my new knowledge to good use to help her with that.
I didn't receive any compensation in return for my review, and the opinions are all my own.