My Name is Dana McLaren. I have a wonderful Basset Hound named Forrest. He comes from the south and loves to run. We received Forrest as a rescue almost a year ago. He was from a “hunting” family. We also have backyard chickens. The chickens and the dogs have always co-habitated nicely until one fateful day. I came home from being gone only a short while to find that my sweet Forrest had killed 3 of our precious hens. I was quite traumatized by it. I did not punish Forrest, but it was difficult for me to talk to him for a couple of days. The next day Linda came to my place of work and I told her the story. She suggested that I talk to Forrest in front of the chickens, to tell him that the chickens were our friends, and it was his job to protect the chickens. I went home for lunch from work and promplty took Forrest down to the chicken coup and told him very calmly what Linda had suggested. A few days later, I called Forrest to the house. I looked out in the back yard to see him lying in the sun next to the chicken coup, with the chickens sitting next to him on the other side of the fence. I really feel that everybody worked it out and that Forrest “got it.” I have not left him alone with them as not to tempt his instincts, but all is very calm and peaceful with each other when they are together.
I was amazed.

Thank you Linda,

Dana McLaren, Colorado Springs, CO

I have two cats, Milo and Jessie, who came into my home about 4 months apart and did not know each other before they became “siblings.” They were getting along okay, although Jessie (the female) seemed aloof and disinterested in becoming friends with Milo (the male), and they regularly had growling fights. After some time, Milo started doing more ornery things and not always using the potty box. My husband had relocated to Atlanta and I was getting ready to move there myself. I was concerned that the cats wouldn’t want to move with me and also that they be forewarned about the long two-day drive that was ahead of them if they did move. Their option was to stay in Monument and live with my son (in the same house they knew as home).

I asked Linda to come and talk to the cats to help me. I suspected that Milo would prefer to stay in Monument, but couldn’t be sure. Linda talked to both cats telepathically and found that Jessie did want to move, was okay with the long drive, and confirmed her indifference with Milo. She described him to Linda as “not family.” Linda helped her to prepare for the long journey and also to ease the tension between her and Milo.

Milo confirmed my suspicions that he preferred to stay in Monument, as long as he would get to see me once in a while on my visits home. He felt that Jessie didn’t like him and that he felt “left out” of the family dynamics. Linda talked to him about his behavior and the importance of using the potty box. She also tried to help him understand Jessie’s lack of acceptance. Linda gave me some tips on communicating with the cats as well.

Although Milo’s behavior improved, my son did not want to take on the responsibility of a once ornery Milo and so he ended up moving with me. The trip was very hard on Milo, although I used Linda’s suggestions to communicate with him and hopefully gave him some relief. We have all been in Atlanta now for 3 months and everything is much better. Milo is well behaved, always uses the potty box, and the two of them have become closer. The growling sessions have all but stopped and they even snuggle!

Thank you Linda! Life with Jessie and Milo is a wonderful experience.

Suzy West, Atlanta, GA

In an attempt to create a harmonious environment among the dogs and my elderly cat, Linda Nations came to our home. After conversing with each animal, Linda provided invaluable insights into their natures and inner lives, and offered advice to me and also to each animal. After Linda’s clear and kind work with us, Rigel, my huge puppy, restrained his exuberance with the cat; Ariadne, my 45 pound older dog gave Rigel a bit more space to be silly, floppy and inappropriate … in other words, she stopped short of attacking him as she had been doing before talking with Linda; and Mehitabel, my senior cat, stopped hiding from the puppy and resumed her matriarchal eminence in our lives. Linda’s work gave me a better understanding of each 4-legged family member, and helped each of them curtail and re-channel behaviors that didn’t serve the family. Since her visit, each of us is more tolerant of the others, we now enjoy one another’s idiosyncrasies instead of being annoyed. Linda’s work for us created a balance and harmony that we weren’t able to achieve without her help. I encourage everyone who lives with 4-legged or winged family members to have an appointment with Linda. She intuitively understands the psychologies of various species, including human. The animals trust Linda, open up to her wisdom and share their thoughts. Linda’s work is a beautiful experience that everyone can benefit from.

Mar-yannu Hathory, Colorado Springs, CO

My beloved pug, Hank, battled cancer until the day he yelped in pain. I laid with him on the couch, trying to connect with him to see if he was ready to cross over. In my grief I was unable to connect with him so I called Linda to see if she could talk to him and ask if he was ready to go. Linda dropped everything (it was even her birthday) and did a long distance reading with Hank. As I awaited Linda’s call, Hank briefly stopped breathing but came back within a minute. I noted the time. Linda called back within an hour and gave me the message that Hank was ready to cross over but was terribly worried about me. When Linda read her conversation with Hank to me, she said that she lost contact with him for a brief period. She told me it was at 10:23, which was the same time he stopped breathing.

Bonnie Reaves, Colorado Springs, CO

Linda Nations has communicated with all my animals, cats, dogs and horses at one time or another. The information she receives is always interesting and insightful and has helped me to make their lives happier by better understanding their needs and personalities. I’ve also attended an animal communication workshop taught by Linda. That class was a wonderful and inspiring experience that has led me to further study. I highly recommend a session with Linda or a class if you want to be able connect and communicate with your animals. What I love about Linda is that while she is willing to share her art with you, she is quick to point out that anyone can learn to communicate with animals and she encourages and helps you to develop that ability for yourself.

Lynne Ross, Pueblo, CO

Linda read Zoe’s mind from afar and we talked together by phone. Zoe’s information was invaluable for her health and well-being after my husband, her daddy and daily walking companion, suddenly died. Zoe told me why she wasn’t drinking from her water bowls anymore, how much exercise she wanted, and Linda said that the tic Zoe had in her right eye wasn’t bothering her–I had never noticed a tic, but sure enough, there it was! And it turns out that very tic is another communication device that Zoe uses! So I am very pleased with Linda’s reading of Zoe and find that my communication with my best friend Zoe is better than ever and grows every day due to these efforts.

Best regards,

Natalie Timm, Sebastopol, CA

Yesterday I pulled out of my ranch on West Rifle Creek Road, a dirt road that goes for 5 miles before reaching pavement. The road was very icy, not very wide to begin with, and worse when you have a two-foot-high snow berm on either side. I went about three-quarters of a mile when I came around a curve and saw a pickup truck pulling a 50-foot-long livestock trailer taking up most of the road, coming toward me. I was going about 25 mph and I tried to slow down and move over but the ice made me slide and I hit the trailer just below where the horses were. (Inside this part of the trailer were four horses, all saddled, ready to find cows.) The trailer was so heavy it couldn’t be moved over fast enough or far enough and in the process my Toyota Corolla got totaled–no damage to the trailer, thank goodness. As the two cowboys and I were assessing the damage, one cowboy said, “Well, all you did was scrape off some mud.” Just then I glanced up at the four horses looking down at me and I swear they were laughing, yep laughing at me! I said, “Hey, quit laughing!” One of the horses replied, “That was fun to watch,” and then I said, “Well, it’s not funny, you could have been hurt!” The two cowboys got a big kick out of me talking to them. One said, “I see you can really communicate with them. I have a few back at our ranch that maybe you can tell us what’s up with them …”

Peggy Lange
Evanger’s & Against the Grain Pet Foods
Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado Springs, CO

In 2006 I was fortunate to be able to attend a workshop given by Linda Nations on communicating with animals. The entire day was a lovely experience, meeting new like-minded people and spending time outdoors in Colorado.

One of the last exercises was to walk around on the property and in the woods and fields and to listen to the animals, which included horses, dogs, cats, birds, and others.

I did walk around and spend time with all these animals but did not really hear any clear communication. It was a beautiful warm day and I decided to sit down with my notebook and just enjoy the silence.

As soon as I did so, I looked down at my feet and saw what appeared to be a long conga line of small black ants purposefully traversing the path in front of me. After wishing them a good afternoon, I asked them, out loud, if they had anything they would like to share with the humans on the planet.

I was quite stunned really when they seemed to reply. I started writing down a little song that they were singing to me. Now honestly I did not hear them, or any little voices, or see any little lips moving, but they did convey to me a song.

I wrote it down, and it did come with a melody, it is four verses, with no chorus and they wanted it to be called “The Ants’ Dance.” The first stanza is:

“Ants, ants, it’s a wonderful dance
We play in the dirt and work every chance
No one who knows us can say in advance,
That we do not love being ants, ants, that we do not love being ants.”

I made a CD for children of environmental and peace songs for children and titled it the Ants’ Dance with that as the title song.

I am very grateful to Linda Nations for her open and cheerful manner and her ability to teach me to communicate and mostly listen, to the animals.

Judy Feeney, Colorado Springs, CO