Life Is A Miracle

‘KoKo Dressed As A Reindeer’ 24″ x 36″oil paint on canvas

The story I told about Zalman and me working at the barn when the escaped hounds arrived is such an Amazing story to me. Because when he came back down to the barn after calling hound rescue. And they were going to be there in about 15 minutes to pick up there dogs.

Zalman was Amazed to see me holding the dogs altogether and he said to me,  “you have a gift you have to learn how to use it out in the world to help others. ”

First, all of the love I had for the Animals was validated as being an important part of the everything, and my gifts that were different from what was considered “the norm” were being validated and the thought of doing what I loved with those I loved, the Animals was kind of mind boggling. And Zalman and Rose  who I had a great deal of love and respect for were validating my gifts.

Love and Respect Yourself first, be yourself in the world and then Love and Respect those you Love, That is what the Animals do.

Someone I loved and respected had just given me that gift of this understanding. Life is full of Miracles if you are able to open yourself there they are and we are experiencing them each and everyday.

“Visiting With Santa” 24″ x 30″ oil paint on canvas

My world was changed from that moment on. I new I could do it. I wasn’t quite sure what it was yet but I new it involved me and the Animals and others/the rest of the world, the Animal loving world. And maybe along the way we’d teach others to understand, We Love You Christine Kowal And The Animals.


Talking Without Out-loud Words

‘Sisters’ 11″ x 14″ mixed media on Stonehenge paper

You know when you are thinking of somebody and the phone rings and it is them, that is the two of you sending out a message/thought and then one of you physically picking up the phone and making the call.

You don’t have to talk out loud to your Animal Family member for them to hear you.

You know when you are working or doing something and all of a sudden you think I should give Chester a treat. That is Chester sending you a message that you should think about giving him a treat.

It is best to practice face to face first. So sit down in front of your dog/ cat whom ever you are talking to, in your head say their name first and then ask them if they would like a treat or say something to them. See if you get an answer back a feeling or thought or picture in your head. And keep doing it. As we start communicating more openly with our Animals, they love it. Our hearts open wider and we can speak to our Animals when ever we want. But the conversation needs to be two way if you want open communication. So keep practicing.

Our Animals are constantly sending us messages. Sometimes I will be away from home and working on something and all of a sudden Leo pops into my head. That’s Leo sending me a love message, or sometimes I feel him wondering when I will be home then I just send him a little love message back. Mummy loves you I will be home in three hours/fifteen minutes/ I’m almost there. Whatever the correct answer is.

We are all always communicating with our Animals, often we simply don’t realize that it is communication we think it is our own thoughts. Start responding and see what pops into your head.

And our Animals are love Inside. So if you are having negative thoughts those are not your animals. Those are your own thoughts, time to clean house. What you focus on is what you draw to you. Create a positive story.

Lots of Love Christine and The Animals, We Love Christmas. Christmas Eve at our house is celebrating Christmas with the Animals

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays. Be Safe.

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The Animals Have Been My Greatest Teachers

‘Winston and Chuchhill’ mixed media on paper -were a commissioned portrait

Interestingly the Animals give me the grace to learn from them. I watch them and I speak to them, I ask them questions and I can hear their answers in my head, or they send me a picture or I can feel what they are saying to me from a nuance, a movement or gesture in their face or in their body.

But mainly and most of all I can feel what they are saying from the heart felt connection that puts both of us here on Earth. All of us God’s Children or how ever you call your higher power. We are all here on Earth together to understand one another, to learn from one another and to learn to love first ourselves and then each other.

‘Baby’ 12″ x 16″ oil paint on canvas – donated to Terra Cotta Hall and Centre

And that is what the  Animals have to teach us how to love one another. If you approach an Animal with love in your heart. You will begin to understand them and feel what they are feeling and what they are thinking and they you.

‘Fluffy White Kitty’ 4′ x 6′ oil paint on canvas – part of The Craven Road Fence Project

If you approach an Animal with fear in your heart. They will feel your fear and uncertainty from you about them and they will put up their shields and go into offence mode or even defence mode depending on how fearful you are feeling.

Because if you are feeling to afraid you are already thinking of an attach plan. And they know it. And they are feeling the need to protect themselves.

If you approach a Person with love in your heart. You will begin to understand them and feel what they are feeling and what they are thinking and they you.

If you approach an Person with fear in your heart. They will feel your fear and uncertainty from you about them and they will put up their shields and go into offence mode or even defence mode depending on how fearful you are feeling. Because if you are feeling to afraid you are already thinking of an attach plan. And they know it. And they are feeling the need to protect themselves.

The Black Trumpeter Swans have taken over a year to feel comfortable with me. Or I will say the male, but he has finally agreed to a wee photo shoot. So here they doing their thing and talking to the New Guinea Singing Dogs. 

Lots of Love XO Christine And The Animals. Learn to Whisper with The Animals sign up for our Newsletter

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Speak Your Truth


‘Always Together Forever’ 5′ x 7′ oil on canvas

Wolves don’t take any, you know what, dukey, a new word I just learned when I moved up here, means kaka. All of the Animals need you to speak your truth.

The Animal world requires Truth, if you want them to hear you otherwise they will not listen.

Wolves are especially clear about this. No manipulations, control or leaving out the truth to get your own way. They just turn off and will not respond or will respond, without the love.

‘One Couple Always’ 5′ x 7′ oil on canvas

I Love Wolves and have continued to paint them through out my career as an artist. I have also always had wolves or rather part wolves. My first dog Tanya was half Arctic wolf and half long haired collie.


The wolves I met here tell me that chihuahuas are called ‘The Little Wolf’ they are not like regular dogs, but closest to the wolves. So now we have Caleb.

This is a very young Caleb. He is our Chihuahua. I will have to do a new painting of Caleb he turned one in September. He is probably about 4 months here. Very cute Baby Caleb.

‘Baby Caleb’ 9″ x 12″ acrylic paint and mixed media on Stonehenge paper

Speak Your Truth 

 Basic Guidelines to The Pet Generation 

The Pet Generation program is based on love, respect and common sense. Our pets love us absolutely and completely, their world revolves around us. What they want most of all is our love and attention. When your pet is misbehaving it is usually because something is bothering them and they are trying to get your attention.

Fear of the unknown

Now I want you understand that our pets love us absolutely and completely and their greatest fear is that we should stop loving them.

When something changes in our lives and we change our patterns or our lifestyle. What happens is our animals often think that they have done something wrong and that we no longer love them or that they are being punished.

How Our Pets Understand Us – Talk to Your Pet

 When we speak to our animals they understand us and if you have a problem with that idea than you do understand that they most certainly understand the feelings that come from our heart and those feelings carry the message of our words.

 Now I am going to be honest with you, there is nobody that I have worked with that does not talk to their Animals.

What there is is a variety of beliefs to what people believe there pets can comprehend, and I am not here to dispute that, we all have our own belief systems, what I am here to do is to help you solve your pets problems and create a deeper knowledge and understanding between you and your pet.

So we all talk to our pets, and we all believe, or at least anyone that I have met believes that they understand the message that comes from our heart, our love and intention, and our feelings.

We are constantly talking to our animals asking them to do this or that. Our animals need to know why we want them to do something, how important it is to us. It does not matter whether you believe that they understand the feeling and love attached to our words or the words themselves, they understand enough that it makes a difference when we explain why to them. They hear what is in our hearts.

The analogy I use is; when you are working for someone and they are constantly telling you what to do, ordering you around, do this do that, without any kind of an explanation, eventually you start to resent obeying their constant commands.

As opposed to when you are working for someone who when they ask you to do something they explain why you are doing it and what you are all trying to create together. All of a sudden you become a team or family and feel worthy and you strive to accomplish what your boss has asked of you.

That is the difference about explaining why, again whether you believe they are understanding the words or the love, feelings and intentions attached to those words they are understanding the message that is coming from your heart, that you are loving and respecting them and that it is important to you.

One very important thing to remember when talking to your animal family member or explaining why always be absolutely and completely honest, otherwise they stop listening or picking up your feelings.

We as humans like people to see things our way or from our perspective so sometimes we will leave out some facts or manipulate the story or even downright tell a fib. Here is where you lose your pets attention. If you want them to do something and you are explaining why you need to be absolutely and completely honest other wise they don’t hear you, if you are not speaking from the heart you might as well not bother.

Unconditional Love = Love + Respect

‘Leo and Star Having A Glass of Milk’ 3’x 4′ oil on canvas

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