Purpose of this Blog

Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Spirited New Year's Message to You

find a simple pleasure a day
We all face challenges in life. That's what the physical world is all about. It's all how you decide to look at them and life itself. 
  You can pray daily, but get out there and make every day count. Enjoy something every day. Hoping that someone else can make your life good is a false hope. The only one who can change your life is YOU.
  If you need reinforcements that life is good, here is a suggestion: Keep a diary and write down one thing each day that you like, (even a nice sunrise, or a cup of hot tea or someone you talked with).
   We all suffer losses, but the people who passed are always watching over us and are around us. They want us to go on with our lives and be happy... they want us to not dwell in sadness and loss, but go out and taste life to it's fullest.
     As we age, we're going to experience physical illnesses, (it's been painful for me to walk on one foot since June), but don;'t let it rule your life! Find good in each day.  I have several friends who have had cancer diagnoses, and rather than sit and feel depressed and miserable, they found humor in the little things, they've shared their stories on-line (and one in a great book by Beth Kaufman). They give a person or pet a hug and even in pain, they find time to smile over something. Be that person.
    Our loved ones in spirit want US to be happy and find pleasure in the physical life. There are so many things to be thankful for, and so many simple pleasures in life. Look for them and understand that life is a gift.
  Happy New Year!
Rob

Friday, December 29, 2017

Spooky Word: "Preta" from Hindu Mythology

A preta depicted during Kali Puja.
Here's a word you likely have not heard before that means a "Wandering or disturbed ghost."  (Thanks, Wikipedia)...

WORD:  Preta   [prey-tuh] noun
DEFINITION: 1.     Hindu Mythology. a wandering or disturbed ghost.

Citations for preta
It hurtled down upon us, wanting to hurt us, as if we were horrid abominations it hungered to kill; as if the cloud truly was a hungry ghost, a preta.
James Alan Gardner, Radiant, 2004

The boy's expression was that of a preta, unburied at death.
Kim Stanley Robinson, The Years of Rice and Salt, 2002

Origin of preta

In Sanskrit e is a long vowel (it is also transliterated as ē). Hindi grammarians correctly analyzed e as a monophthong replacing an earlier diphthong ai; thus the Sanskrit adjective preta “gone before, deceased” is from an earlier form, praita, formed from the adverb and prefix pra- “forth” and -ita “gone.” Pra- is cognate with the Latin prepositions prō and prae (and prefixes pro- and prae-) and the Greek preposition pró (and prefix pro-), all of them meaning “before, in front of.” The Sanskrit participle ita- corresponds exactly in form with Latin itum, past participle of the verb īre “to go” and the Greek verbal adjective itós “passable,” all from the Proto-Indo-European root ei-, i- “to go.” Preta entered English in the early 19th century.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Spirits Give Signs During the Holidays (and every day)

Merry Christmas!   Holidays are a common time for spirits (of people and pets who passed) to communicate with the living.  There are many ways in which they do it from leading you to someone that looks like them, to making you "find" something that reminds you of them, or hearing their favorite song.
You can  learn many more ways in my books "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Ghosts and Spirits," "Pets and the Afterlife," and "Pets and the Afterlife 2." All are available on Amazon.com in E-book and Paperback. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Pets Reincarnate, but at a Certain Time!

If you've lost a pet know that they do come back, but they won't until after you and everyone they know has passed.
  WHY?  Because like humans, they wait on the other side for everyone they associated with the physical world to pass away. That way, they will be waiting for you when it's your time. And our pets wait with tails wagging in the light.

WILL THEY REINCARNATE WITH YOU? Yes. Your pet will reincarnate after you pass and come back when you do and be together with you in another life. Just like your human relatives and friends all come back when you do - they're always going to be connected to you as will your pets.
 
  NEW PET SHOWING SAME HABITS- One question I get often is "My new dog (or cat) is doing something that my dog (or cat) who passed used to do. Is it my pet reincarnated?
  No.  Your dog or cat is waiting for you on the other side. 
  THE EXPLANATION - Your pet who passed visits in spirit to "train" the new pet to show them a habit or two (and maybe not a good one) that they had in life.
  WHY? So you will know that the spirit of your dog or cat is still very much around!
To Read more, look for "Pets and the Afterlife" or "Pets and the Afterlife 2" by Rob Gutro
available on Amazon.com in Paperback and E-book


Friday, December 22, 2017

Video: Friday Night Ghost Frights #24: Dory's Paranormal Christmas Story (8 mins.)

My friend Mike Ricksecker, author, Ghostorian, paranormal investigator, and host of many You Tube paranormal programs including Down the Rabbit Hole produces "Friday Night Ghost Frights" and tells stories about ghosts and hauntings. This week's segment, episode#24: Dory's Paranormal Christmas Story (8 mns.). This one is both a heartbreaking and heartwarming paranormal Christmas story from Mike's YouTube friend, Dory.
CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO: https://youtu.be/nUvHfcU4HmU

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Learn How Spirits Give Signs During the Holidays (and every day)

Holidays are a common time for spirits to communicate with the living. There are many ways in which they do it from leading you to someone that looks like them, to making you "find" something that reminds you of them, or hearing their favorite song.  You can learn many more ways in my books "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Ghosts and Spirits," "Pets and the Afterlife," and "Pets and the Afterlife 2." All are available on Amazon.com in E-book and Paperback.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Part 3 of 3: Souls and Quantum Theory

In part 3 of this 3 part blog series: Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe”   contains a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever.
Universe After Death, this blog focuses on Souls. It's in a book titled Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death.

The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.

So, there is abundance of places or other universes where our soul could migrate after death, according to the theory of neo-biocentrism. But does the soul exist?

Professor Stuart Hameroff from the University of Arizona has no doubts about the existence of eternal soul. Last year, he announced that he has found evidence that consciousness does not perish after death. According to Hameroff  ;the human brain is the perfect quantum computer, and the soul, or consciousness, is simply information stored at the quantum level. It can be transferred, following the death of the body; quantum information carried by consciousness merges with our universe and exists infinitely. In his turn, Lanza proves that the soul migrates to another universe. That is the main difference his theory has from the similar ones.

 Sir Roger Penrose, a well-known British physicist and expert in mathematics from Oxford, says this theory and claims to have found traces of contact with other universes. Together, the scientists are developing a quantum theory to explain the phenomenon of consciousness. They believe that they have found carriers of consciousness, the elements that accumulate information during life and “drain” consciousness somewhere else after death. These elements are located inside protein-based microtubules (neuronal microtubules), which previously have been attributed a simple role of reinforcement and transport channeling inside a living cell.

Based on their structure, microtubules are best suited to function as carriers of quantum properties inside the brain . That is mainly because they are able to retain quantum states for a long time, meaning they can function as elements of a quantum computer.

  The post Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death was written by Anna LeMind and originally published on www.learning-mind.com

Friday, December 15, 2017

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights #50: CREEPY ABANDONED CHURCH and HAUNTED CEMETERY!

I'm proud to present Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights #50 A creepy abandoned church in rural Oklahoma, Black Bear, is also known as the Church of Darkness, and its haunted cemetery across the dirt road is the exact opposite. For our 50th Friday Night Ghost Frights we explore the paranormal activity captured during paranormal investigations there that led it to be featured on the My Ghost Story episode, "Church of Darkness." A shadow man entity known as a crawler lurks in the church while EVP recordings revealed an intelligent haunting at the cemetery. FRIDAY NIGHT GHOST FRIGHTS are spooky, creepy ghost stories from Haunted Road Media -- true paranormal and supernatural encounters, real story time tales from personal experiences and paranormal investigations! Paranormal publishing and video production is what we do. Welcome to our haunted world! For more information about Haunted Road Media: http://www.hauntedroadmedia.com VIDEO:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Great Collection of True Ghostly Encounters: Vol 3: Encounters With The Paranormal:

Mike Ricksecker, the Author, Ghostorian, paranormal investigator, paranormal show host, and more has done it again. He's collected great stories from a variety of paranormal investigators, mediums and more in  Encounters With The Paranormal: Volume 3: Personal Tales of the Supernatural 
   I just finished reading the book (I have a short story in there, too), and the experiences will prove there's no such thing as a coincidence when it comes to ghosts or spirits (as I always say). - You'll find that out in a story called "Dodge Charger Sentinel" by Brooke Haramija. 
   Shana Wankel is an amazing sensitive, whose accounts had me glued to the pages. OI would love to go on an investigation with her.
  The last third of the book contains personal experiences by the owners of the "It's Raining Zen" shop in Alton, Illinois, located in the very, very haunted former Mineral Springs Hotel. The stories and encounters are amazing. 
  I just picked a couple of stories out of the great collection, but this is well worth reading if your a paranormal fan, curious or if you don't believe in ghosts -you will. 
  Mike's book is available on Amazon.com in paperback and E-book. 
 - Rob Gutro 
   https://www.amazon.com/Encounters-Paranormal-Personal-Tales-Supernatural/dp/0998164933

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Nice Note I Received After a Reading

Every week I get many emails and I try to respond to them. Recently, I provided a couple of signs to Alison from her cat Fuzzy and received this nice note back. It's not common today for people to send thank you notes, or notes of appreciation, so when you get them they make you feel good. Here's the note Alison sent me:

Hi Rob,

What a wonderful message you sent! I so appreciate you taking the time to write me, and to talk about Fuzzy like you did. You are such a wonderful and kind person, and definitely have played a huge role in the slow healing of my heart.

Last night I heard scratching on my table next to my bed, where Fuzzy used to  scratch her little paws. While I am such a believer in spirit, you’re right, my grief is making me think of excuses why it isn’t her. Your email brought such a smile to my face, when I really needed it the most.

I will look for Fuzzy’s feather; while I have asked her to visit me in my dreams before, I think I’ve been too sad to really experience it. I will definitely ask her again every night until she shows up. Bedtime is always when I feel the saddest.

I cannot thank you enough for writing me back, I have never met you, but you feel like the friend I really needed right now.

I love the story of Sprite and his square dish, it made me both empathize with you and smile for him. I hope he and Fuzzy are playing together, happy and whole!

All the best to you, what a kind, magnificent soul you are!

Take care,
Alison 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Part 2 of 3: Multiple Worlds and Quantum Theory

In part 2 of this 3 part blog series: Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe After Death, this blog focuses on Multiple Worlds. 

A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe”   contains a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever.
The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.

2. MULTIPLE WORLDS

This hope-instilling, but extremely controversial theory by Lanza has many unwitting supporters, not just mere mortals who want to live forever, but also some well-known scientists. These are the physicists and astrophysicists who tend to agree with existence of parallel worlds and who suggest the possibility of multiple universes. Multiverse (multi-universe) is a so-called scientific concept, which they defend. They believe that no physical laws exist which would prohibit the existence of parallel worlds.
The first one was a science fiction writer H.G. Wells who proclaimed in 1895 in his story “The Door in the Wall”. And after 62 years, this idea was developed by Dr. Hugh Everett in his graduate thesis at the Princeton University. It basically posits that at any given moment the universe divides into countless similar instances. And the next moment, these “newborn” universes split in a similar fashion. In some of these worlds you may be present: reading this article in one universe, or watching TV in another.
The triggering factor for these multiplyingworlds is our actions, explained Everett. If we make some choices, instantly one universe splits into two with different versions of outcomes.

In the 1980s, Andrei Linde, scientist from the Lebedev’s Institute of physics, developed the theory of multiple universes. He is now a professor at Stanford University. Linde explained: Space consists of many inflating spheres, which give rise to similar spheres, and those, in turn, produce spheres in even  greater numbers, and so on to infinity. In the universe, they are spaced apart. They are not aware of each other’s existence. But they represent parts of the same physical universe.
The fact that our universe is not alone is supported by data received from the Planck space telescope. Using the data, scientists have created the most accurate map of the microwave background, the so-called cosmic relic background radiation, which has remained since the inception of our universe. They also found that the universe has a lot of dark recesses represented by some holes and extensive gaps.

Theoretical physicist Laura Mersini-Houghton from the North Carolina University with her colleagues argue: the anomalies of the microwave background exist due to the fact that our universe is influenced by other universes existing nearby. And holes and gaps are a direct result of attacks on us by neighboring universes.

The post Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death was written by Anna LeMind and originally published on www.learning-mind.com

Friday, December 8, 2017

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights #37 :Creepy WOMAN IN BLACK Haunted Legends!

Welcome to Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights #37 : Creepy WOMAN IN BLACK Haunted Legends! Creepy haunted legends about the Woman In Black come from all over the world. Are these real ghost sightings? Real people misinterpreted as paranormal activity? Historic folklore? This Friday Night Ghost Frights delves into a few of these tales and explores a cemetery in which there was a sighting in 1913. FRIDAY NIGHT GHOST FRIGHTS are spooky, creepy ghost stories from Haunted Road Media -- true paranormal and supernatural encounters, real story time tales from personal experiences and paranormal investigations! Paranormal publishing and video production is what we do. Welcome to our haunted world! For more information about Haunted Road Media: http://www.hauntedroadmedia.com VIDEO:

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Come to this Talk: Introduction to Ghost Investigating- December 12 – Tuesday - 7:30 -9p

Join the lecture at the Belmont Manor
On December 12 – Tuesday - 7:30 -9 –
 Register and come to the talk:  Introduction to Ghost Investigating at Belmont Manor, Elkridge, MD - What is the difference between a ghost and a spirit? This lecture explores that complex question and tries to explain why some spirits stay behind and are unable to move on, or how ghosts can cross over into spirits. Discover how these entities are detected using both science and technology. Info: www.belmontmanormd.org or 410-313-0200.RP9908.401 18 yrs + Howard Cty Fall Guide Call 410-313-0200 or register online :Catalog:https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks 



The Video series "A Few Odd Minutes (in Howard County) just published their latest video about a Ghost Cat at the Envy Salon in Ellicott City, Maryland. Rob Gutro, author/medium of Inspired Ghost Tracking (will be giving the lecture) was interviewed about why the cat may linger



 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

From my book: I Met 3 Ghosts of Christmas Past During "A Christmas Carol"

In my book, "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," there's a chapter about my experiences at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. when I attended a performance of "A Christmas Carol."  
    There are four ghosts in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," and I met three other ghosts on my visit! 
     All three of them were actors from the 1800s, and one was famous. Well infamous! 
     Two were men, and one didn't give me much information but the other was bold, arrogant and loud. That was the ghost of John Wilkes Booth. What is odd is that his ghost wasn't inside the actual theatre, he was lingering in the gift shop. I also confirmed with employees in the gift shop that they have dealt with many  odd and unexplained happenings. 
   In the chapter you'll read how two other mediums visited the theater and also ran into Booth's ghost and confirmed his messages and attitude.   
    The actress that appeared to me provided me with a mental image of her watching the the coffin containing President Lincoln's body as it was driven through the city of Washington, DC on a horse-drawn dark carriage. She showed me what was on the top of it. It was not a U.S. Flag which I would have assumed. So, when I did research I learned that what the ghost showed me was exactly what the coffin was covered with!    
Yes, Ford's Theatre is definitely haunted.
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Here's what another paranormal website had to say:
The Cabinet.com says: John Wilkes Booth is  believed to haunt the stage itself. According to several actors who have been involved in productions since, if they attempt to deliver their lines at a particular spot on left-center stage, they are overwhelmed with an icy sensation. Some even report becoming overly nauseous or begin shaking uncontrollably, often flubbing their lines in the process. At times, some even report seeing the ghost of Booth running across the stage in escape as he did so many years ago.

(PHOTO: John Wilkes Booth)

HISTORY OF THE FORD THEATRE (from AbovetheNorm-blogspot.com): The building was built in 1833 and was originally a house of worship. In 1861, John T. Ford bought the place and had it renovated into a theater which was originally called Ford’s Athenaeum. Then in 1862 a fire destroyed the place, it was rebuilt, and then opened a year later, and was called Ford’s New Theatre. On April 14, 1865, just three days after General Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House; President Lincoln was shot and killed while enjoying a performance with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Part 1 of 3: "Beyond Time and Space" : Quantum Theory

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744 Cr;NASA

In part 1 of this 3 part blog series: Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe After Death, this blog focuses on "Beyond Time and Space" 

A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe”   contains a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever.
The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.

Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe After Death 

A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe” has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever.
The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.

1. BEYOND TIME AND SPACE

Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. Before he has been known for his extensive research which dealt with stem cells, he was also famous for several successful experiments on cloning endangered animal species.
But not so long ago, the scientist became involved with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. This explosive mixture has given birth to the new theory of biocentrism, which the professor has been preaching ever since. Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe. It is consciousness that creates the material universe, not the other way around.
Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter. He also claims that space and time are not objects or things, but rather tools of our animal understanding. Lanza says that we carry space and time around with us “like turtles with shells.” meaning that when the shell comes off (space and time), we still exist.

The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is going to perish, sooner or later, thinking their consciousness will disappear too. If the body generates consciousness, then consciousness dies when the body dies. But if the body receives consciousness in the same way that a cable box receives satellite signals, then of course consciousness does not end at the death of the physical vehicle. In fact, consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. In other words, it is non-local in the same sense that quantum objects are non-local.
Lanza also believes that multiple universes can exist simultaneously. In one universe, the body can be dead. And in another it continues to exist, absorbing consciousness which migrated into this universe. This means that a dead person while traveling through the same tunnel ends up not in hell or in heaven, but in a similar world he or she once inhabited, but this time alive. And so on, infinitely. It’s almost like a cosmic Russian doll afterlife effect.


The post Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death was written by Anna LeMind and originally published on www.learning-mind.com

Friday, December 1, 2017

Video: Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights #36: Mineral Springs, Alton, Il

In this episode of Mike Ricksecker's Friday Night Ghost Frights you'll see Paranormal investigation footage and highlights from multiple investigations of the haunted historic Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois. Here we have captured a number of EVP recordings using a water fountain EVP method from our friend, Lee Ehrlich, of Ghost Pros, witnessed some sort of white wisp or apparition in the room outside the pool area, have felt touched and squeezed by spirits, and other strange supernatural phenomenon. VIDEO:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Article: 7 Steps To Finding A Lost Animal

Our dog Sprite from 2013.
I've received quite a few emails asking me if someone's lost pet is still alive so I thought I'd share this
article from Animal Wellness to help others do things to find their pet and alleviate their concern.

7 Steps To Finding A Lost Animal
Source: https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/7-steps-to-finding-a-lost-animal/

Over the years, your perfect pooch or kitty has wiggled his way into your home and your heart, earning himself a starring role on your family tree. And then the unthinkable happens. He escapes through an open door, jumps a fence, or takes off after a squirrel – and before you know it, he’s lost, despite your frantic searching and calling.
“Most people believe their animals would never go missing, when, in fact, statistics show that one in three will go missing in their lifetime,” says Landa Coldiron, animal detective and owner of Lost Pet Detection. “Many times when people call me, they feel they have done everything possible, when they have not even scratched the surface of what needs to be done.”
If your companion ever goes astray, don’t despair. Follow these seven steps to help bring him safely home again.
1. Plan, don’t panic
It’s easy to panic and imagine all kinds of horrible scenarios when your animal gets lost. You may even be experiencing some of the stages of grief. Hold it right there! He’s missing; he’s out there somewhere, perhaps frightened and seeking your comforting presence. Wasting precious time and energy worrying and speculating is not helping. Planning will help – and put you on the fast track to a successful recovery.
“Just running around, calling for your animal and trying random things at random times and locations can be a huge waste of time,” says Annalisa Berns, animal detective and owner of Pet Search and Rescue. “A plan helps you focus on what you are doing – and what to do next. A plan helps you prioritize the most effective techniques to try first, and what can be put off. It also helps you identify what tasks you can ask friends and family to help with.”
2. Ask for help
You may feel like shutting out the world and doing all the search work yourself. This is never a good idea. “People who work alone in their efforts to recover a lost animal are at risk of discouragement and burnout,” says animal detective Kat Albrecht, founder of Missing Pet Partnership and author of The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives.
Friends and family serve as a support system. They also add strength to your search, and that could mean the difference between finding your best friend or not. “For most missing animal scenarios, it is a volume game,” says private investigator Karin TarQwyn. “In my experience, 90% of all missing animals are found due to other people’s eyes and ears. The more people who know your animal is missing, the higher the likelihood of recovery. This is no different from a missing person investigation, except there’s no help from outside agencies and community groups.”
3. Pick up the phone
Talking on the phone is probably the last thing you’ll feel like doing when you can’t find your dog or cat. Being out on the street searching may make you feel more productive. But placing a few all-important calls to get the word out about your missing friend is an important step.
Five locations could be beneficial to your search: local animal control, animal-related businesses, animal shelters, veterinary offices and animal rescue groups. Informing local animal workers and employees about your predicament will raise awareness and keep more people on the lookout for your companion.

4. Supersize your search
Posting pint-sized flyers on telephone poles, stop signs and store windows near your home may seem an effective way to get the word out about your missing animal, but to really attract the public’s attention, supersize your search by using huge posters. It’s far more proactive. “Giant neon posters are by far the number one method to recover lost animals and return them to their rightful families,” says Kat. “Follow the 5 + 5 + 55 rule – five words drivers can read within five seconds while driving 55 miles an hour. In our experience, big strategically-placed posters are one of the most successful techniques for recovering a lost animal.”
5. Network online
Social networking sites aren’t just for catching up with friends from high school or keeping track of family milestones. They are also one of the number one ways for spreading the word about missing animals.
Social media networks such as Facebook allow you to immediately send a “call to arms” about your search to your nearest and dearest – and give your friends the ability to send the alert to everyone in their network, and so on. With the power of social networking sites, half the United States could know about the quest for your dog or cat in less than 30 minutes!
MY TIPS:    **Some Areas have www.Craigslist.com with a Lost Pets section; and there's also www.nextdoor.com that connects you to YOUR neighborhood.   There are also FACEBOOK groups for lost pets in various counties ( just put "lost pets" and your county name to search)
6. Consult a professional
Consistency is key when you start searching for your animal companion. But if you find you are getting nowhere, change things up and think outside the box. It could be the very thing that helps pinpoint his location and bring him home safe and sound. “If you’ve done everything traditional to find your animal, and you haven’t found him, it’s time to think about other techniques and strategies – and consult a professional,” says Annalisa. An animal detective is specially trained in search and rescue and can employ methods you may not know about or have access to. “Of course some animals return home on their own,” Annalisa adds. “However, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association, the chances of a lost animal coming home on his own is only 11%. Don’t count on that.”
7. Just say no…to giving up!
You may feel drained, emotionally and physically, but throwing in the towel and giving up too soon, maybe before your search has even truly started, may be the worst mistake you can make. “Most people become disheartened after only a day or two when their animal goes missing,” says Annalisa. “Keep focused and keep searching – and not just for a few hours or days. I strongly suggest that people search for a minimum of two weeks – if not longer.”
Searching for a lost dog or cat is never easy or pleasant. But following these steps will greatly enhance your chances of finding him again. And recovering a missing companion is the most rewarding feeling in the world!

Monday, November 27, 2017

In the news: Woman Suffers Heart Problems After Dog Dies

Joanie Simpson's Yorkshire terrier, Meha. (Cr:Joanie Simpson)
Since I wrote my book "Pets and the Afterlife" in 2013 and the follow up "Pets and the Afterlife 2" I've been receiving a lot of emails and messages from people who lost their pets. I'm happy to try and provide a message or two from their pets to provide some comfort and a recent study shows the importance of those messages. 
  Losing a pet is like losing a child. Yes, they're different from human children, but we're 100% responsible for them. It can be devastating. An earlier study showed that we often grieve MORE for our pets than people who passed. - Rob 

Woman Suffers Heart Problems After Dog Dies
Article from the Washington Post Oct. 19, 2017(Houston, TX)  --  Doctors say she almost died of a broken heart.  Joanie Simpson was airlifted to a Houston, Texas hospital earlier this year with what seemed to be a heart attack.  In fact, it was a syndrome that looks a lot like a heart attack, usually triggered by the emotions that flood in with the loss of a loved one.  In this case, it was Simpson's Yorkshire terrier.  

The case was detailed last week in the "New England Journal of Medicine" as a clear case of what's sometimes called "broken heart syndrome."  

A recent study found that people who care for ill pets suffer real physical effects from the burden, including stress and anxiety.  

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To learn signs from your pets in the afterlife, read Rob Gutro's books "Pets and the Afterlife"  and the follow up "Pets and the Afterlife 2"  in paperback and E-book on Amazon.com.