Unexplainable knowing

I knew this place before I saw it with my own eyes. 

Can you know a place that you have never visited?   It is an interesting question, and I am curious to hear your thoughts because it happened to me.  I had known this place before I saw it with my own eyes.  Have you ever had this type of experience?

I have known The Great Saint Bernard Pass; however, I had never visited.  I knew this area of the Alps, which borders Italy and Switzerland.  It snuck its way into my mind and never left.

The Pass spoke to me in both my dreams and in my waking mind.  When the words and images first came, I could not stop writing; they commanded my time.  Once, I hung my wet arm out past the shower curtain to continue writing on the pad I had to carry everywhere with me, which was sitting on the counter while I showered.

For me, The Great Saint Bernard Pass holds innate magic. When I finally visited the Pass, it was emotional to be there and see and touch what I had only known prior through my imagination.  The buildings were just as I saw and wrote about them.

How did I know this beautiful land in my mind’s eye before I had seen its rolling hills, foggy mountains, or quaint buildings?  Could my intuitive knowing be proof of my reincarnation?

My heart holds a special place for the breed of dog that takes its name from The Great Saint Bernard Pass hospice.   Did I know those Saint Bernards of long ago that rescued travelers?

DNA testing shows that I am of Italian and French descent.  Is it plausible that these are my ancestor’s memories passed down to me along with other traits I inherited through my DNA?

Linda at 8000 ft



Linda Saraco –8000 ft. up visiting the pass on a cold, windy day at the onset of winter.


Shaving your dog

Shaving may not be a good idea

Shaving your dog in the summer may not be a good idea.

Trimming longer strands and removing mats will help your dog feel more comfortable in summer’s heat but close clipping or shaving may not be helpful.  Nature designed your dog’s coat in layers which provide them with relief from the heat and insulation from the cold.

Keep them cool by providing shade, plenty of water, and brush them more often.

Operation Delta Dog


ODD logoOperation Delta Dog is a nonprofit organization with a mission to rescue homeless dogs and train them to work as service dogs for veterans who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and related challenges.

Whooo hoo!! I’m very excited to report that Operation Delta Dog is the recipient of the booth I’ve donated at the New England Pet Expo!

I am thrilled to have them as my neighbor at the expo, and delighted to be able to contribute to this worthy organization.  Visit them  https://www.operationdeltadog.org/.

ODD vet and dog pic

Communication is a tricky business

Nice chatting with you Benji! High Paws!!

Life of Benji

communication.JPGReardon and I philosophizing

Since I came to live with my forever family, mom has shown a renewed interest in interspecies’ communication. It all kick-started with the book “Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? ”  We, a.k.a. the ZAB team, truly thank our dear friend in Groningen, the Netherlands for this book! The book is a New York Times Bestseller and written by Professor Frans de Waal. He is a Dutch primatologist and ethologist who works at Emory University in Atlanta. Frans’ research shows that animals are a lot smarter than what most people give them credit for. WOOOFFF, high paws for Frans!

We also saw an interesting National Geographic documentary on dog training research. OK I admit, I lost interest as soon as I discovered I couldn’t play with any of the dogs in the video. I did see one of the experiments that showed how dogs…

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Heartbroken Princess

She said, “I’m heartbroken.”

A woman invited me to her home to meet with her Boston Terrier, a sweet girl named Princess.  Princess was not herself lately, she seemed worried and down.  Princess eagerly told me how she felt.

She said, “I’m heartbroken.”

Her emotion filled message brought me to my knees. I scoop her up and held her while she explained her situation at home.  She explained that family has left and she does not know why they do not come back.

As it turns out there had been a lot of family changes that year.  First, her long time cat companion crossed over.  Then her people divorced.  Lastly four more family members who were temporarily staying with her moved.  This left Princess without that couple, their child and cat. The child was two-years old, and one of the parents was at home with him all day. Princess’ life was full and busy.  She became attached to the child, and she and the cat had become best friends.

As a result of her reading the woman decided to make some changes to help Princess feel better.  One change was her decision to share custody of Princess with her former husband who was happy to participate in the plan as he missed Princess.  Her former husband works from home.  Now Princess would again have his company all day while the woman was away at work.  Additionally, the woman found ways to spend more quality time with Princess on the weekend.

Client has given permission to share her story.  I do not share stories without explicit permission.

Impromptu meeting with spirit

She wore a bright orange shirt to the gallery style* medium event.  I thought I was done for the evening.  I had already been on stage, and the other medium was now wrapping up the show.

The spirit stood beside me.  He was very specific; his message was for that woman who wore bright orange.    He was her husband, and he had passed away several years ago.  He strongly urged me to deliver a message to her, but I could not disrupt the show by walking across the room to her.  My guess was that his sense of urgency came from feeling the energy in the room shift as the show was ending.

He had an important message for her.  He relentlessly repeated a sound, which I came to understand was a name.  While I waited to deliver his message to her, I concentrated on the sound he said.  The sound I heard him say was “thum” combined with “berrr” or “errrr”.

He continued to repeat that sound.   It seemed to be a two-syllable name, thum-berrr.  I could not figure out what name he was saying.   I was to deliver the message that thum-berrr was with him.

The show ended.   I approached the woman and politely asked if she was hoping for a message that night.   She was.  I described the man to her. She confirmed that he was her late husband.  Then I delivered his message.  I said, “He told me that thum-berrr  is with him.”  She responded, “Thumper?”  Relief rushed through me, Thumper was very likely the name her husband was saying to me.

The woman’s cat, Thumper, crossed over less than a week ago.  Her husband was letting her know that her cat was with him on the other side.  This was a great comfort to her, and she left pleased knowing that they were together.

Although it all worked out in the end, I should have managed that session better.  My animal communication and mediumship training prepared me for this, but I was not actually “working” at the time that he approached me.  I was caught off guard.  Instead of running a session in my usual manner, I let his urgency lead that session.  It would have been better if I had asked him for more or different evidence around the name he was giving me instead of focusing on the actual name.  Then he may have showed me her cat.  The name was not easy to understand or share with the woman, but asking her about a cat may have been a more effective way to present her message.  That impromptu meeting with spirit went a long way in reinforcing my training, and the next unexpected visitor acted as a reminder for me to always follow my well-established protocols.

* Gallery style is a group event where a medium connects with and delivers message from the loved ones of folks in the audience.  Although I focus on animal communications this particular event was delivering messages from human loved ones, so no surprise that an animal slipped in a message too.

Agnes Rose’s One Song ebook

Folks have been asking for an ebook version of Agnes Rose’s One Song.  I’m happy to let you now that it is now available as an ebook for $2.50.  This book is appropriate for children ages 3-10.

Agnes Rose’s discovery
“There is something about everything in the whole
world that is part of me and there is something about me that is part of the whole world.”

Agnes Rose’s One Song is a celebration of our world and a way to honor diversity.agnes-roses-one-song-cover
Agnes Rose’s One Song is an imaginative solo adventure which connects flowers and plants, backyard elements, and even the surrounding neighborhood. The curious journal-keeping Agnes Rose leaves nobody out of participating in her One Song, and the sound is always grand! This story has a mystical quality and is beautifully illustrated with paintings of the adorable and introspective singing rose character and her backyard environment.

Here is a sampling of the illustrations.

Buy it now

A French version of The Secret of the Greater Mountain will be available soon.