Purpose of this Blog

I'm an investigator with Inspired Ghost Tracking and a developing medium. Inspired uses scientific equipment to find proof of ghosts or spirits. Since I was a child I could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). I wrote "Pets and the Afterlife," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how Ghosts and Spirits communicate and to give hope about the afterlife. I also provide some scientific explanations about how they do it. I'm not a medium who makes appointments - I'm not as well-developed in my abilities as learned mediums. I'm more of a "medium rare." I just hope you find comfort in these explanations based on my experiences.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Musical Sign from Webster the Dachshund

Webster
On April 5, I was responding to an email from my good friend Shelley, who is also a dachshund rescue volunteer. She just lost her beloved dog, Webster. As I wrote in my new book, Pets and the Afterlife" - losing a dog is the same as losing a child. My heart hurts for Shelley and everyone who loses a pet (as I've lost several dogs).
 
As I was writing to Shelley, her dog Webster's spirit came through to me immediately. I happened to log onto Pandora.com radio, and one of the stations I listen to is music from the 1980s. As soon as the music started to play, I wrote to Shelley and said "Webster JUST sent me a song for you. I've never heard it come up on Pandora and I instantly knew it was a message from him. It's Somewhere Out There by Linda Rondstat and James Ingram. I'm sitting here all teared up. This song is from Webster with love: http://youtu.be/RkI-B2JWSZI


PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here




Monday, April 14, 2014

Just Added! Meet Rob Gutro at the INFO Fortfest Conference (open to public)

Rob Gutro, author/medium/ghost tracker/scientist will be speaking at the INFO Fortfest conference on Saturday, May 17th! 
This is a Conference that Celebrates the Mysterious, Anomalous and the Unknown! Open to the Public! Must Be 16 Years of Age.
 Open to public- Get tickets
Located at the Ramada Inn near BWI Airport, 7253 Parkway Dr. Hanover, MD, 21076
Registration and Details right here at: fortfest.eventbrite.com
or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/info-fortfest-may-17-18-2014-tickets-11106430633
Email susan.swiatek@gmail.com OR Call 571-262-1496 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pets and the Afterlife: A Note to Help People Understand Why Pets are Our Children

  As you may know, I  just published my third book called "Pets and the Afterlife" about how dogs and cats can communicate with us from the afterlife. Today, a very good friend of mine who works with adults who tragically lost their human children told me that some of them were "offended" by my promotional postcard that compared losing a pet to a losing a child.
  To those folks, I say that it's important for people who either have human children and / or don't have pets to not criticize those of us who have a dog or cat and look at them as our children. One reason is because couples like my partner and I cannot have children. Another is that even people who have human children also regard their pets as children.  
   SO, WHY DO WE (and other) PET PARENTS CONSIDER THEIR DOGS/CATS CHILDREN?
     I think about and mourn the loss of our dogs Buzz and Sprite every day, just as people mourn the passing of their human children.  Why? Because, we taught them how to go to the bathroom, bathed them, groomed them, took them to (obedience) school and was excited at their graduation, watch them interact with others, take them to the doctor when they're sick, play with them, teach them, make friends, learn, love etc. They share love, anger, fear, excitement, just like human children do- Dr. Stanley Coren tested dogs (Chapter 3 of my book) and proved many have the intelligence of a 3-4 year old child.
    Dogs know when we're disappointed in them if they tear something up - and we come home, find out and they cringe. They know when we're sick and stay by our side, like human kids do.  The only thing they don't do is have careers and take care of us when we're old. 
   What's more, and more is that WE have to make the decision to put our "pet child" to final rest, something human parents don't really contend with unless in certain tragic circumstances.  - And that is the hardest part of unconditional love. So, for anyone that says to pet parents like me who can't have children, that pets are not like children, they choose not to recognize things outside of their own lives.
  My dogs are  my children. I am responsible for feeding, caring, loving them and keeping them healthy, just as humans are with human children. To tell me otherwise is as disrespectful of my feelings, and hurtful to me as my sentence was apparently to them.  So it's a matter of perspective. 
    Yes, of course losing a human child is horrendous. But to people that don't have human children, people that DO have them need to understand it's the same feeling of shock, horror, sadness, depression and a longing that will never be fulfilled. Grief is grief, and no one should tell you how to feel over losing someone you love.

Meet me at the Doxiefest today- signing "Pets and the Afterlife"


Come out to the Doxiefest today from 11am to 3pm in Reisterstown, Maryland!  I'll be there at Noon with my books "Pets and the Afterlife" - to help Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue. There's a dachshund race at Noon, too! Fun for ALL AGES. 

WHERE: Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
ADMISSION $5 donation to Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue


A Benefit for Mid Atlantic Dachshund Rescue dedicated to the medical care and rehoming of our beloved low-rider friends.
Come meet adoptable dogs have a good time while meeting new friends and seeing some old ones, too. Fun for the whole family!
http://ccdrmidatlantic.webs.com/spring-doxiefest

Friday, April 11, 2014

A New Sign from Sprite's (the Dachshund) Spirit!

On April 3, I received a page from the Los Angeles Times in the mail from my friend Layla. In my new book, "Pets and the Afterlife" Layla encountered the same type of butterfly that our late dog Sprite sent to us several times after he passed, to let us know he was okay and still around. - In the chapter about Sprite, you'll read how the same butterfly lingered around our dogs, just as like Sprite did.
  When Layla read about Sprite's passing  the the butterfly, she also encountered one (which is in the book. She recently came across this 3/4 page drawing of the same exact butterfly in her local newspaper and told me she knows Sprite wanted to send me a message that he's still around and sends love.
  When I opened the envelope that contained it, and read Layla's note before seeing the butterfly on the other side, it brought a tear to my eyes because I've been missing Sprite much more than usual lately (and yes, I say good night to him, because he's around and can hear me). I needed this confirmation!
   Remember- There are no such things as coincidence. When you need someone in spirit, they're around you even if you can't feel them.

PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Q & A: Is it possible to develop medium skills?

Rob's 2nd book
Recently I received this great question from C.S.: 
QUESTION:    I listened to your interview on the Malliard Report and it has inspired me to want to help people. The only pet cat that I've ever had, that has died, came to me in my dreams twice. Though that was about 10 years ago and I'm, by no means, a medium. However, I do seem to be more perceptive than most people I know. My question is, is it possible to develop medium skills? If so, how does one accomplish that? You probably get this question a lot, but any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

ANSWER: - Thanks for writing.  First, I'm sorry about your cat. I'm glad to hear that he came to you in your dreams though. That means your cat crossed over (Earth bound ghosts can't do that). Dreams are the best avenue for spirits for getting messages to the living. -
 - Second - Yes, people can develop their abilities. Everyone has the capability. You need to trust what you get and verify. -The way I did it was to go into an historic home or place and "listen" - you may get names or see someone in your head. You may feel an illness, like a fever, heart attack, chest pain, gun shot, etc.
Pennies can be a sign from loved ones

  Don't fret if you don't. The thing about getting messages is that we need to try not to explain them away "logically" so quickly. 
Rob is a member of Inspired Ghost Tracking
One scenario where you may get messages is in the shower (I get a lot there because of water energy, and I'm able to clear my mind). Listen in the shower and see if you hear music, voices, etc. See if you hear a name. Spirits use water energy to pass along messages, as they use other physical energies. -
  - Another thing I talk about in my books is the different signs like pennies, flowers, insects, birds, music for example, and special times, like anniversaries connected to you or the spirits, or birthdays. It's all about paying attention and not discounting things.
  Give it a try for a week and let me know what you come up with!
Sincerely,
Rob Gutro
 
FOR  ROB GUTRO'S BOOKS:  BOOKS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON ((Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium for $7.99 paper/$2.99 E-book and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead  for $8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-book: and http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgde  AND 
**NEW** PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

My Mom's Spirit Approves of my New Book - Confirmation!

new book: Pets and the Afterlife
For those of you who have read my books, you know that Spirit has an amazing ability to send messages. One way they can do it is by having you meet someone who has the same name they do. That happened today, when a woman left me a nice note regarding the theme of my new book "Pets and the Afterlife" - which just came out last week on Amazon.com (in paperback and kindle). 
-  This woman's name was "Nana (Norma)" - My mom's name is Norma and she passed on Dec. 29, 2013. Her grandchildren knew her as "Nana." The confirmation can't get much clearer than that! - 
  My mom's spirit obviously influenced "Nana (Norma)" to drop me a note about my book. 
 - What's interesting is that my mom knew I was writing the book before she passed, and she so loved her poodle and her cocker spaniel, both of whom passed long before she did. My mom was very excited about the book, and now she's found a way to convey that! 
 - Thanks to Nana (Norma) Brown for providing this amazing, comforting sign and confirmation that my mom also approves. 
My mom, Norma AKA Nana
 Here is the original comment and my response:
I too have felt pets who have passed on - ever since I was a teenager - now I'm in my 50's. I can't wait to read your book! Thank you for doing what you do. And, keep up the good work. See you in Twitterland.
Nana (Norma) 


  
RgutroApril 3, 2014 at 7:14 PM Thank you Norma (same name as my mom,who was also called Nana by her grandchildren)- You're a sign that my mom is letting me know she's around. Thank you! - I hope you enjoy the book. Our pets really are around us!

PETS AND THE AFTERLIFE: The loss of a pet is like the loss of a child to pet owners. The love we share with our pets never dies, and in a new book called "Pets and the Afterlife" by Rob Gutro, the author provides proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side.    Available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: To order paperback of Kindle- click here