By Pam Brown

Young pig isolated on a white background.

We humans usually assume animals understand the same things we do. But, as I am often reminded when communicating with animals, they rarely think like us.

When my friends, Sid and Francie, moved into their new home, they brought with them their many planter pots of fresh zucchini, eggplant and lettuce, and also planted fresh herbs in their new garden.

Soon a neighbor’s pink pet pig began showing up, trotting through the yard as she had done freely for the prior year while the house had been vacant.

Every time Piggy came into the yard, Sid panicked. He worried Piggy would either eat all their plantings, dig them up, or both. Sid would yell angrily at Piggy to leave, chase her away and from time to time, even threw rocks at Piggy to get her to keep her distance.

While visiting their home one afternoon, I observed this and tuned into Piggy. She told me she had not known that this property had become someone’s home and that she was no longer allowed to roam freely where she had for so long. She also let me know that she had not meant any harm; she just enjoyed running around.

I explained to her that if she stayed off the land area that my friends now occupied, she would no longer be subject to shouting, chasing and rocks being thrown.

The problem was that while Piggy was willing to stay off the property, she could not wrap her piggy mind around the concept of boundaries on land the way that we humans do. I tried showing her the property boundaries, but she didn’t get it.

Piggy asked if the area where she was no longer allowed to go could be telepathically shown to appear as glowing white light. Sid readily agreed to do this.

Now understanding her point of view, Sid’s energy toward Piggy changed dramatically.

“Please tell her I am very sorry for throwing things at her when I thought she was digging up our plantings in our new garden,” he said. “Your connection with her helped me see her in a different light.”

Cute puppy kissing kitten for Animal Chat clear backgroundWhen I conveyed Sid’s sincere apology and new attitude to Piggy, I could feel her heart become wide open, and she enveloped me with the unconditional love that only animals can give.

When I checked in with Piggy recently, she reminded me that all of us should be seen as the individuals we are.

“Not all pigs are the same,” she said. “Some pigs are trotting marauders. But some of us just like to trot.”

  • If you would like help communicating with the animal(s) you love, contact Pam Brown at or (808) 651-3533.


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