Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Remember to check out Gazehound.com

I'm just posting here for those who might not have found their way to the new location of my various blogs, my own Gazehound.com website.

We've begun to run "Challenge Games" every month! Test your intuitive skills, and play along with our fun and easy games each month. Our current intuitive skills challenge game is called "Who Am I?"

Easy Links:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We're on www.gazehound.com now!

Don't Forget!

This blog is still being updated frequently, but on http://www.gazehound.com -- come on over and visit!

The new, fun feature of gazehound.com are Challenge Games ... simple and quick games to help you hone your intuitive/psychic skills. Come play!

--Gayle

Sunday, May 10, 2009

We've Moved Home

Feel free to stop in here at any time, browse the archives, enjoy old posts.

However, all new updates will now be posted to

Creature Thoughts' New Home
On Gazehound.com


I've been doing a major overhaul of the website, and am moving the various assorted blogs under one roof.

Click the link above to go right to the blog/archives pages, and click the title of any post to read that post.

Enjoy, leave comments, and have fun exploring the site.

If you encounter any problems, drop me an email and let me know.

--Gayle



Gazehound.com downtime and alternate site

Hello, all!

Gazehound.com /AnimalCommunicator-NY.com is currently undergoing a major upgrade.  The site will be offline for a short time at the main location.  However, you can still locate any information you may need at

http://www.gazehound.com/OldSite

while the upgrades are in progress.  I'm very excited about the new format and hope you all enjoy it when it's finally up and running (which should be very soon, watch for another brief update). The site will be much more interactive, and all blogs will be gathered under one roof, so there will be no more bouncing all over the web for news and information.

OTHER NEWS
There will be a small rate change for my animal communication services as of July, 2009.  Rates haven't changed since the beginning of 2006, and I'm sure I don't have to go into the "rising costs" explanation.  I'll be announcing details shortly.

Thank you all for your support over the years, and I hope to continue a long, happy relationship with you and your animal companions.

Happy Mother's Day!  (And don't forget about that week-long special on gift certificates!)

--Gayle



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-- Gayle P Nastasi
Animal Communication Consultant
http://www.gazehound.com
Bi-monthly newsletter: http://www.gazehound.com/pets/acnewslist.html
Archives and blog: http://gazehound.blogspot.com
Online Book Shop: http://astore.amazon.com/gazehound-20

Friday, May 08, 2009

Gift Certificate Special for Mother's Day

Gift Certificate Special
One Week Only

Looking for that last minute Mother's Day gift?  Are you a Mom who deserves to treat herself?  Or do you think your pets would like to give Mom the gift of conversation?

For one week only, beginning Friday May 8th, 2009 and ending on Friday May 15th, I'm offering gift certificates in packets of 3 for $60.  That is, in essence, getting one full session free!

To purchase, you may go to http://www.paypal.com and select to Send Money, using the address allcreatures@gazehound.com as the recipient.  In the comments field, indicate that you're opting for the "Mother's Day Special".

If you would like to purchase via check or money order, email me at allcreatures@gazehound.com and let me know, and send your check to:

Gayle Nastasi
485 Gridley Rd
Middleburgh, NY  12122

For more information on gift certificate terms and redemption, visit http://www.gazehound.com/pets and select Rates and Services from the side menu.

Other News:  Watch for a major overhaul of the Gazehound.com / AnimalCommunicator-NY.com website, which will be going live very soon!

Happy Mother's Day!





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-- Gayle P Nastasi
Animal Communication Consultant
http://www.gazehound.com
Bi-monthly newsletter: http://www.gazehound.com/pets/acnewslist.html
Archives and blog: http://gazehound.blogspot.com
Online Book Shop: http://astore.amazon.com/gazehound-20

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gazehound's Creature Thoughts (May 2009)

"Creature Thoughts"

GAZEHOUND'S ANIMAL COMMUNICATION NEWS

May 2009


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Keeping in touch with the animals....
and the people who love them

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Ghost Pets, The Series



With the great popularity in recent years of television shows like Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State, and A Haunting ... okay, maybe not A Haunting, that one's way too scary ... I think Animal Planet should launch a new series called Ghost Pets. Judging by the number of stories I've heard recently about pets who continue to visit their humans after they've crossed over, I think it would be a huge hit.

We have had numerous passages in our family in the past few years, with six of our pets leaving their bodies. While the physical activity on the home-front has quieted considerably, and this is often very sad, the spirit activity has increased in kind.

Not long after Dancer passed in March of 2007, I heard her barking at the back door with her unmistakable “Hurry up, I want in NOW”. I frequently see her petite Saluki form as it walks through the house or curls up on the couch.

Pascha has been felt getting on the bed, and seen walking through the living room. I will frequently hear his insistent scratch on the back door – Pascha was always in a hurry once he decided he wanted to come inside and would jump against the door and rake his nails noisily down its surface. Often, early in the morning, I'll catch a quick glimpse of him in his favorite spot on the sofa as I enter the room.

I've seen Sachet, many times, as she strolls around the corner from the living room, into the kitchen, and disappears. She was so gleaming white in life, except for her lilac points, that there is no mistaking her even in ethereal form.

Pree, however, seems to be the most active visitor. For months after Pree passed away, Sachet would open her mouth to meow and Pree's scratchy voice would come out of it. I still see and sense her frequently, and often have to stop whatever I'm doing because I think I hear her unique call in another room. Our two Starlings, when they mimic a kitty, usually sound exactly like Pree – even though she passed away before they came to live with us.

The most amazing event occurred shortly after she died, when my husband got up in the middle of the night and, on coming back to bed, stopped to pet her where she stood on the counter by the sink.
When it finally registered to his sleepy mind that she had been gone for several days, she vanished.

And little Mavvy, our ten year old bunny who passed away just last month, often startles me as I enter the area where her cage still sits, and see her for just a split second, hopping playfully about as she always did when waiting for her breakfast.

In addition to the sounds and sightings, objects are moved from place to place without human intervention (or disappear all together for days on end), doors open and close, things fall over with no obvious cause, and the other animals will sometimes appear to be staring at something that (to my senses) simply isn't there.

I've had some folks say that it would be disconcerting to have continual spirit activity around them. I find it comforting. I miss my animal friends who have passed so deeply, that to believe that they are still visiting, watching over me, and enjoying the reactions they receive from this new form of interaction with their family, makes me smile. Whenever a door swings open without cause, or I hear that little gravelly voice of Pree behind me, I stop what I'm doing, and say hello.

Many friends have also told me about sightings and sounds of their beloved pets in spirit. The phenomenon is either increasing, or the Universe is simply bringing more and more people my way who wish to share these visitations with me. Do you have a spirit story you'd like to share?

To do so, please visit the archives blog of this newsletter at http://gazehound.blogspot.com and leave a comment (you may be asked to enter your google account address or Open/Windows Live ID to post, but the site is completely secure and it is a simple process). I would love to hear from you.

Oh, and if this concept should suddenly appear on Animal Planet, let me know, quick! I'll need to claim “dibs”!


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FYI NOTES and NEWS

Don't Forget....

... that gift certificates do have an expiration date. If you've given them as gifts, or have them tucked safely away at home, check those dates and be sure to redeem them before they expire. I'll continue to post this reminder in each issue of “Creature Thoughts”.


Gift certificates are always available at a special discounted price. Visit http://www.gazehound.com, click Enter and then look for the Rates and Services page for details.

Website Features

The Book Shop

The Animal Communication Book Shop can be accessed as an external link from the Gazehound.com front page and the main Animal Communication page. On the "Introduction" page (reached by the button of that name in the side menu), the shop itself is built right into an inset at the bottom of the page. I hope you find this a convenient way to research and review books on animal communication, as well as a number of other topics such as positive training, natural pet care, and "good for the human soul" sections.

New Section Added: Just for Fun

In honor of the topic of this newsletter issue, I've added a section to the online bookstore. Click on Just for Fun, to browse a few titles that deal with animal ghostly encounters!


For a more serious discussion of the topic of animals on the other side of the veil:

Penelope Smith's newest book is Animals in Spirit: Our faithful companions' transition to the afterlife. (You may even find a chapter in there by someone you know).

Kim Sheridan, PhD, has written a lovely book on the topic: Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends' Journey Beyond Death.

On Site

Don't forget that you can always keep up with changes and info on rates, policies, and "other fun stuff" on my website: http://www.gazehound.com, and that you can find archives of this newsletter and other articles on my Creature Thoughts Blog: http://gazehound.blogspot.com.

Keep an eye on gazehound.com ... it will be going through some major changes fairly soon. I say "fairly" as I'm still working on the learning curve, but it's getting there! I'm quite excited about the new concept, and hope my visitors will enjoy it, as well. It will be much more dynamic and interactive, and, I hope, enjoyable to my visitors!

NEW! Additional Web Address! I often have to spell things out -- slowly, including things like "z, as in zebra" -- when I give my website address over the phone. Therefore, I've taken out a second domain name: AnimalCommunicator-NY.com. Visiting that address will automatically redirect visitors to the regular website, and hopefully, it will be easier for people to write down and share.

Off Site

Stop by and visit my new blog at http://dragondreamz.wordpress.com, where I share some slightly off the beaten path "ramblings and rumblings".


E-News List

It has become more important than ever, that all of my clients are subscribed to my e-news list. Thus, whenever anyone inquires about information, or sets up an appointment, they will receive both an invitation to the list and a separate note from me letting them know they've been invited. I strongly encourage all my clients to stay in touch, by remaining subscribed to this list. And please feel free to forward this newsletter issue to any friends, family, and acquaintances whom you feel might be interested in joining us.


Free Help For Our Animal Friends at NELR

Northeast Llama Rescue and Barnyard Sanctuary and New York Wildlife Rescue (an IRS 501(c)(3) charity) accept Paypal donations through their website at http://www.redmaplefarm.net. I've dedicated much time and love in the past several years toward helping to build a safe place for our wild friends in need, and our livestock rescues, and am extending the offer to all of you to aid in their care as well. And now, we have a totally painless (and free) way for anyone to support the animals at NYWRC/NELR. If you sign up to shop online through iGive.com, at no cost to you, every purchase you make through the iGive gateway will earn a donation for the animals.

To sign up to shop through iGive for NYWRC:

http://www.igive.com/NYWildlifeRescueCenter

And even if you don't sign up (but why would anyone not sign up since it's free and painless?), you can still earn money with each internet search you do simply by logging in to the iGive search engine rather than Google or whichever other search engine you normally use:

http://www.isearchigive.com/NYWildlifeRescueCenter

I set the above link as my homepage in my browser to remind me to search through iGive and earn pennies for the animals each time I search. iGive's usual one cent per search is doubled through the month of December, too, so get using it now while we can earn the big bucks!



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Gayle Nastasi (of Gazehound's Animal Communication) is a professional animal communication consultant and writer, who hopes her connection to the animal world can serve as a way to help her fellow humans enrich their relationships with their animal companions. By better knowing our non-human friends, we ensure a kinder future for our world and we learn what it means to be a unique and essential part of all that is. Permission is given to forward this article to anyone you feel might enjoy it, as long as it is understood that copyrights are held by Gayle Nastasi, and the author's name, and links to her website(s) are left intact. If this publication has been forwarded to you and you would like to subscribe to Gazehound's free monthly e-newsletter, “Creature Thoughts”, just visit the newsletter link below.

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Gayle Nastasi
Animal Communication Consultant
http://www.gazehound.com/pets

Free monthly e-newsletter & emergency list:
http://www.gazehound.com/pets/acnewslist.html

Creature Thoughts Blog:
http://gazehound.blogspot.com

Online Book Shop:
http://astore.amazon.com/gazehound-20

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Gazehound's Creature Thoughts (April 2009)

"Creature Thoughts"

GAZEHOUND'S ANIMAL COMMUNICATION NEWS

April 2009


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Keeping in touch with the animals....
and the people who love them

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Hard Times and Innocent Souls


The economic situation has hit many of us below the money belt, big time. Our animal friends are falling victim to the recession as well. As people lose their homes, or can't feed their families, the animals who have been a part of their lives can sometimes find themselves in dire straits.

I sent the news list a note, not long ago, about the formidable llama rescue that our Northeast Llama Rescue and Barnyard Sanctuary has undertaken. Thanks to the donations of our supporters, including many of you, the llamas are doing well, have been vetted, the males gelded, and it looks like they are going to be just fine. I hope you'll enjoy this slideshow of the llamas on YouTube.

NELR had no sooner recovered from that situation, however, when something even more serious arose. Over seventy sheep and several dairy cows, including a calf, were in desperate need. Due to one of those “when bad things happened to good people” situations, the animals have been neglected for a while, and some of them are in pretty rough condition. Half of them have been transported to NELR as I'm writing this article, and today, the rest will be moved as well. To say that this rescue happened in the nick of time would be an understatement. I ask all who are inclined to do so to send healing and encouraging thoughts toward these innocent victims, for they can surely use your support.

Over and over, reports are filtering in of animals in difficult conditions because of the economic crisis. People who were always borderline-fine with the care of their beasts are suddenly finding themselves unable to properly feed, vet and house them. As in the situation with the llamas, some people are even losing their homes, and the animals have nowhere to go. Rescue centers are flooded with calls (once these sheep and cattle are tended to, there are several more llamas already waiting in the wings for NELR) and many sanctuaries are already overwhelmed.
These good-hearted Samaritans do their best, but each facility can only hold so many animals, and if it goes too far over capacity, risks becoming a rescue situation itself.

There are many ways we animal lovers can help. We can volunteer our time and elbow grease at our local shelter or farm sanctuary. If we have the knowledge and resources to properly care for an animal or two, we can fill out an adoption application. We can dig into our piggy banks and, if there is something to spare after the bills are paid, toss something into the collection bucket for the rescue of our choice. And, of course, those of us who are so inclined, can pray, send healing energy, and reach out for the rescued animals with thoughts of safety and comfort.

But I think the most important thing of all that we can do to help, is to reach out to the rescue workers, who are tired, overwhelmed, and feeling like they're being dragged in a dozen different directions, and say “thank you”. These dedicated souls work day and night for the animals and often go long stretches without hearing how very appreciated they are. It's astounding how far a few simple words of encouragement can go toward renewing the energy and drive needed to continue their work.

Oh, they hear it from the animals all the time, and see it in the eyes of every soul they save ... or as they gently help the ones they can't save through the veil. But it's nice to hear it in human-speak once in a while, too.

If you would like to help out with Northeast Llama Rescue and Barnyard Sanctuary's latest endeavor, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Visit http://www.redmaplefarm.net , where you will find a PayPal link at the bottom of each page, and further information on donations linked to the front page of the site


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FYI NOTES and NEWS

Don't Forget....

... that gift certificates do have an expiration date. If you've given them as gifts, or have them tucked safely away at home, check those dates and be sure to redeem them before they expire. I'll try to post a reminder in each issue of “Creature Thoughts”.

Remember, too, that the extended expiration date of gift certificates purchased during the 2007 Holiday Special ended on January 31st, 2009.


Website Features

The Book Shop

The Animal Communication Book Shop can be accessed as an external link from the Gazehound.com front page and the main Animal Communication page, and on the "Introduction" page (reached by the button of that name in the side menu), the shop itself is built right into an inset at the bottom of the page. I hope you find this a convenient way to research and review books on animal communication, as well as a number of other topics such as positive training, natural pet care, and "good for the human soul" sections.

New Books Added: The Natural Pet Care section of the bookstore has a few new titles for your enjoyment.

Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals In Your Life (by Elizabeth Fulton )-- "Whether you're a newcomer to the field of energy medicine, an experienced practitioner or an animal lover committed to learning everything you can about your companion's health, Animal Reiki will open your eyes to a new level of healing and well-being. From dogs and cats to horses and birds, this book is everything you need to understand and appreciate the power of Reiki to heal and deepen the bond with the animals in your life."

Hands-On Healing For Pets: The Animal Lover's Essential Guide to Using Healing Energy (By Margrit Coates) -- "This book can teach you how to make a real difference in your pet’s happiness and well–being through hands–on energy healing. Energy healing is a non–invasive, complementary, yet very effective therapy that can be used to improve your pet’s health and behavior."

Bach Flower Remedies for Animals (by Helen Graham) -- "Correcting the behavior problem often saves an animal's life as effectively as surgery or other medical procedures, and greatly reduces the suffering of all concerned. It does not require expensive behavior therapy or extensive behavior modification on the part of the owner. It can be brought about in many cases quite simply and inexpensively through the use of flower essences."

On Site

Don't forget that you can always keep up with changes and info on rates, policies, and "other fun stuff" on my website: http://www.gazehound.com, and that you can find archives of this newsletter and other articles on my Creature Thoughts Blog: http://gazehound.blogspot.com.


E-News List

It has become more important than ever, that all of my clients are subscribed to my e-news list. Thus, whenever anyone inquires about information, or sets up an appointment, they will receive both an invitation to the list and a separate note from me letting them know they've been invited. I strongly encourage all my clients to stay in touch, by remaining subscribed to this list. And please feel free to forward this newsletter issue to any friends, family, and acquaintances whom you feel might be interested in joining us.


Free Help For Our Animal Friends at NELR

Northeast Llama Rescue and Barnyard Sanctuary and New York Wildlife Rescue (an IRS 501(c)(3) charity) accept Paypal donations through their website at http://www.redmaplefarm.net. I've dedicated much time and love in the past several years toward helping to build a safe place for our wild friends in need, and our livestock rescues, and am extending the offer to all of you to aid in their care as well. And now, we have a totally painless (and free) way for anyone to support the animals at NYWRC/NELR. If you sign up to shop online through iGive.com, at no cost to you, every purchase you make through the iGive gateway will earn a donation for the animals.

To sign up to shop through iGive for NYWRC:

http://www.igive.com/NYWildlifeRescueCenter

And even if you don't sign up (but why would anyone not sign up since it's free and painless?), you can still earn money with each internet search you do simply by logging in to the iGive search engine rather than Google or whichever other search engine you normally use:

http://www.isearchigive.com/NYWildlifeRescueCenter

I set the above link as my homepage in my browser to remind me to search through iGive and earn pennies for the animals each time I search. iGive's usual one cent per search is doubled through the month of December, too, so get using it now while we can earn the big bucks!



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Gayle Nastasi (of Gazehound's Animal Communication) is a professional animal communication consultant and writer, who hopes her connection to the animal world can serve as a way to help her fellow humans enrich their relationships with their animal companions. By better knowing our non-human friends, we ensure a kinder future for our world and we learn what it means to be a unique and essential part of all that is. Permission is given to forward this article to anyone you feel might enjoy it, as long as it is understood that copyrights are held by Gayle Nastasi, and the author's name, and links to her website(s) are left intact. If this publication has been forwarded to you and you would like to subscribe to Gazehound's free monthly e-newsletter, “Creature Thoughts”, just visit the newsletter link below.

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Gayle Nastasi
Animal Communication Consultant
http://www.gazehound.com/pets

Free monthly e-newsletter & emergency list:
http://www.gazehound.com/pets/acnewslist.html

Creature Thoughts Blog:
http://gazehound.blogspot.com

Online Book Shop:
http://astore.amazon.com/gazehound-20