Rob's Books, Medium Readings, Animal Rescue Fundraisers

BOOKS: Pets and the Afterlife, Pets and the Afterlife 2, Pets and the Afterlife 3, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation, Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit and Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking and Ghosts and Spirits Explained BEST SELLERS: All of Rob's books have reached "best-seller" status on AMAZON.com in various paranormal categories. PET SPIRIT READINGS: Now offered for just $10 (done on weekends) -reserve a spot thru Paypal. Email me at Rgutro@gmail.com Send 1 Photo of your pet, their name, and any questions.ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISING LECTURES : Rob is a dog dad, volunteers with Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and does fundraising lectures for dog and cat rescues.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Why Would Pets Come Around People who are Dying?

Recently, my friends at Keystone State Paranormal shared a story about a cat named Oscar that appears to have an ability to predict impending deaths of patients in a Rhode Island nursing home. The article mentions the cat has identified people who are about to pass when he lays next to them. The assumption is that the cat uses scent, but in today's blog you'll read why I think something else may come into play as well. 

   The article cites a possible explanation as scent. The article cites that it is perhaps biochemicals emitted by the body's dying cells that Oscar smells.  

  I checked if that happens, and found that five chemicals are part of a group of molecules called esters, which are also responsible for  strong odors emitted by fruits like pineapples. The human smell of death is a little bit fruity. You can read more in this article from Seeker.com (Click).

  To me, it makes sense in terms of scent because cats and dogs have many more sensory receptors than humans do. However, there's another aspect I think comes into play. That's reading a person's emotional energy. 

   Animals can sense emotional energy and they know when our emotional energy is waning to dangerously low levels , i.e., we lost our will to live. They tune into that and they come and stay with us out of love, so we will not be alone.  

  For more about Pets, spirits, ghosts, and how Pets communicate from the other side, check out my 3 Pets and the Afterlife books, available on Amazon. 





Thursday, April 29, 2021

Tonight at 8pm EDT LIVE Rob Talks Spirit Pets with Jim Wyrick and Dave Haynie of the Keystone State Paranormal Society

 

**LIVE BROADCAST**Thursday, April 29 from 8 to10 pm EST Rob Talks Spirit Pets with Jim Wyrick and Dave Haynie of the Keystone State Paranormal Society - KSPS . You won't want to miss this

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Paranormal Q&A: Does Inspired Ghost Tracking Always Cross Ghosts Over?



QUESTION: I read that the  Inspired Ghost Tracking paranormal group tries to cross ghosts over if they are so willing. Is this relatively normal for paranormal groups? What is observed on TV is edited down dramatically but you hardly see this taking place. The shows usually have the groups making contact and then leaving which seems kinda mean. The ghost finally get someone who can hear them and then the listeners leave and the ghosts are stuck rattling around the location.



ANSWER: Crossing ghosts over is becoming more the norm now, fortunately, because paranormal groups better understand the humanity of being a ghost. That is, a ghost is an earthbound entity (former person or animal) who chose to stay behind and got stuck. Usually ghosts realize it's like being trapped in an isolation prison for the rest of their afterlife and want help crossing over. In the earlier days of "ghost hunting" television crews and "paranormal investigators" refused to help ghosts and just wanted to catch them on video or audio. It was really cruel. 

   So, even if ghosts are hesitant to cross over, we stay as long as it takes to gain their trust (they are the exact same as living people, but without a body). Helping them als depends on their personality. If they're stubborn, it takes us longer to cross them over- and when we don't get cooperation, we open a portal to the other side and connect to their relatives in spirit and let them do the convincing!  Either way, we strive to cross them all over! 


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Now LIVE! Paranormal Heart Podcast" EP58 Welcomes Rob Gutro: Pets and the Afterlife

Here's a wonderful podcast that I had the good fortune to join for a great interview with Kat, the host!  We had a great discussion about pets in spirit. The link is below. I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. - Rob 

Paranormal Heart Podcast

 
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Welcome back folks, to Paranormal Heart. In episode 58, my special guest, Rob Gutro, is an author, paranormal investigator, and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. He’s best known as a pet medium, although he communicates with people as well, who have passed. He has written many books including Pets and the Afterlife 3: Dog Spirit Signs. 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. Rob has helped many grieving people who have lost their beloved furry family members. Including yours truly. As you all know, we recently lost our beloved Molly. Rob was able to help us by communicating with her. Rob, we will forever be grateful for that, and for helping us recognize the signs when she is around us.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Most Haunted Hotels in Wales: The Thomas Arms Hotel

The Travel channel has put together the most haunted hotels in Wales. I also had the pleasure of visiting the UK and you can read about my encounters with the ghosts there in my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," available on Amazon.   Here's this week's haunting: 

The Thomas Arms Hotel 

Though a pub and not a grand castle, The Thomas Arms Hotel is no less haunted. This haunted pub is supposedly home to lots of ghostly activity along the lines of footsteps, a scary cellar and unexplained noises in the middle of night. Perhaps the best story is security camera footage that the landlord shared online in 2014, revealing a transparent form suddenly materializing in the middle of a room. The form appears to briefly take shape before creepily heading up the wall to possibly haunt somebody’s dreams. The same landlord claims that he and his wife also witnessed a fish bowl slide across, and off, the pub’s bar. They attributed the spiteful poltergeist action to the scary 19th-century cellar.The Travel Channel put together a list of the top 10 haunted hotels in Wales, and here is one of them!





Saturday, April 24, 2021

Meet William Becker of Paranormal Insights - (and my Guest Blog for him)

  In today's blog you'll meet my new Paranormal friend, the talented Mr. William Becker  William has a website and offers some unique paranormal services. As an international psychic medium, William helps others integrate spirituality into their everyday lives through psychic development classes, readings, and psychic life coaching.    He allowed me to write a guest blog in his newsletter and you'll find that below. - Rob 

  He says, "I try to help you and others integrate spirituality into your everyday lives through psychic development classes, readings, and psychic life coaching. View this email in your browser I'm so excited to be offering classes in some of the worlds most amazing locations. Be sure to check out my upcoming adventures in this newsletter as well as my website at www.paranormalinsights.net. Thanks for reading!"


 Give yourself or someone else the gift of connection with a Psychic Reading. CLICK HERE to contact me and get started! 
 Time for a Reading? I offer many services in conjunction with Psychic Readings. 
 Are you psychic? I can help with psychic mentoring and development too! 
 I offer all Services via Skype as well as in person. 
 Check out my WEBSITE for rates and please share this with your friends. You never know how much a reading can help someone... William Becker

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Rob Gutro's Guest Blog on William's website

Pets Give Comfort From Beyond to Grieving Pet Parents
By Rob Gutro
 
Losing a pet can be as traumatic as losing a human relative or friend. Sometimes even more so, because they rely on us 100 percent of their lives, and we rely on them for their unconditional love. That's something not easily obtained from people. Some psychological studies have confirmed that the grief we experience after losing a pet can be deeper and more long-lasting. But there is a way to heal. That's understanding how they communicate from the other side.
 
As a medium I know the love we share with our pets never dies, and there's proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side, just as people do who pass. I'm a dog dad, a scientist (in my career), dog rescue volunteer, medium/paranormal investigator for Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland and author. I have lost three of my own beloved dogs who have communicated with me, just as everyone's pets are trying to get messages to their parents. I've had many experiences with ghosts and spirits, both pets and people since I was a teenager (a long time ago!). They have communicated messages that helped prove their identity. In fact, I've had so many messages from pets that I've become known for being a "pet medium" although I can communicate with people in spirit, too.
 
Pet parents like me think about and mourn the loss of their pets often. Sometimes the grief feels inconsolable. One way to work through that grief is to understand that our pets are around us in spirit from time to time and visit us. You just need to be able to recognize those signs.
 
I think about my late dogs Buzz, Sprite and Franklin every day, and miss them just as people mourn the passing of other humans. 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 with us love, anger, fear, and excitement just like human children do.
 
Dr. Stanley Coren, a doctor of veterinary medicine and renowned author, tested dogs and proved many have the intelligence of a 3 to 5 year old child. Dogs know when we're disappointed in them if they tear something up that they shouldn't have, and when we find out, they cringe. They know when we're sick and stay by our side. They know when we need company and when we need to be left alone. They listen, they let us hug them when we're stressed.  They understand many of our words and can read our emotions and body language. As a result of all those things, pets have the intelligence and ability to send signs to the living after they pass. 
 
I like to tell people that the only difference between human children and our pets is that our dogs and cats don't have careers, marry someone we don't care for, and move out. To me, my dogs are my children as I will not have human children. I am responsible for feeding, caring, loving, exercising, playing with and keeping them healthy.
 
Unfortunately, we also have to make the decision to put our "pet child" to a final rest.  Making that decision is the hardest act of unconditional love that we can make for anyone, people or pet. Our pets understand when their bodies are failing. They know when they are too tired to go on, and understand when we make the decision to let them pass.  
 
One of the most common messages that pet spirits pass along is that they do not want their parents to feel guilty about allowing them to pass. They also understand the agony we experience in making that fateful decision and they love us for having the strength to do it. When it comes their time, though, try and find the strength to be there with them. They should see you as the last person before they pass. For some it's an unbearable thought, but for the dog or cat, it can be terrifying if someone they know isn't around during their final moments. So, find the strength. 
 
Some of the ways that pets can give us messages include noises, like a bark or a meow, or hearing their nails walk across the floor. Some cat parents have reported their cat's spirit has jumped on their beds and curled up as they did in the physical form. Spirits can also manipulate things in nature like birds, butterflies, feathers, etc. and send them to us as a sign they're around. Coins are often found after someone passes- and to find out who it is, check the year! The easiest way for a pet to communicate is through dreams. If you've dreamt of your pet after they passed, it was more likely a visit from them letting you know they are around you from time to time.
 
Do you ever see your dog or cat staring at an empty corner of the room? It may very well be because your Aunt Betty's spirit has come to visit, or there may be a ghostly cat that never crossed over from the previous owner. Because pets have the ability to sense Earth-bound ghosts or spirits (who have crossed into the light) dogs are especially good on paranormal investigations, and I took my Weimaraner on one and she helped solve a mysterious canine mystery.
 
Did you know that when it's our time to go, that our dog or cat will be waiting for us? It happened to my mom and my dad when they passed. If you're like me, you have your dog or cats ashes at home and they help keep your pet with you from time to time. One of the boxes of ashes is my late puppy Buzz, who turned out to be the world's best canine communicator. His story, a story of our late dog Sprite's butterfly message and stories from many others of how their pets gave messages from beyond are included in the pets in the afterlife one book
 
I wrote my books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" to bring comfort to people (like me) who lost a pet. The books contain many ways pets can send us messages from the afterlife. As a scientist I've always tried to prove messages. So, I've included amazing new scientific studies that prove our pets have emotions and personalities. There's also science behind why living pets can sense entities.
 
Three of the chapters in the first book are written by other mediums whose own dogs returned and communicated with them. In book two, the entire third section of the book contains stories of encounters from people who have had their own experiences and shared them with me. I wrote both books to help others find hope, peace and comfort that our pets are still around us from time to time. I encourage people to learn from them so they can watch for signs from the loved ones in spirit without having to ask a medium. Our pets work hard from spirit to let us know they are still very much around us until we meet them on the other side.  
 
Just remember that the love that we share with our pets binds them to us "fur-ever." 
 
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The author maintains a weekly blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, where he posts about paranormal topics, and where people can share their stories or find other resources on the paranormal. The books include: Pets and the Afterlife, Pets and the Afterlife 2, Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit: Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation, Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, and Ghosts and Spirits. All are available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com at: https://tinyurl.com/h9k6ha6.  Published by Amazon.com.
 
For the author's blog and upcoming appearances, visit: www.robgutro.com or www.petspirits.com  or
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Figuring Out if You Have a Haunting

 It's not always easy to determine if you have a ghost residing in your home. But there are clues to look for that can help. In a lot of cases, noises are generated by things within a home, like the rattling of pipes, or a settling foundation. If you have noises coming from the attic, before calling paranormal investigators, you may want to check for an animal that may have taken up residence, like bats or squirrels. Today's blog will explain a couple things about hauntings.

Adams Home, Quincy, Mass. Credit: R.Gutro


Ghosts absorb physical energies and negative emotional energy. They also emit negative energy (even if the ghost is a benign personality). The emission of negative energy causes discord in a home, such as fighting, impatience, anxiety, fear. So, if someone in the home is arguing, they're feeding the ghost, and the ghost is in turn, feeding them back with energies that would make them more prone to have the negative emotions. In my books "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" and "Ghosts and Spirits" I explain the difference between ghosts (earthbound) and spirits (crossed over) and how they use energies to strengthen and transmit signals or messages.


If you live in an older home the chances are that a lot of noises happen from the house settling. However, if things move in front of you on their own accord, then you may have a haunting. If its an intelligent haunting you may be able to talk to the ghost and get answers either verbally or by noises, or through electricity. If it's residual, it's just an emotional thumbprint of an event that happens over and over, and cannot communicate with you - like watching a movie.

Because ghosts and spirits are energy beings they have the ability to manipulate electricity in the home. Although I would always check to ensure it's not a loose wire or frayed connection. When my dad died he played with the electricity in my mother's house (I wrote about that, too). If strong enough, ghosts can audibly say words that we can hear, or if not strong enough, their words can be picked up on digital recorders. Ghosts can also move items (apports) and hide them.


If you think you have a ghost, do NOT provoke him/her and say bad things to them. They will retaliate- after all they were once people (or pets). Think of a ghost as an uninvited guest you need to get out of the house.
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Meet the Alleyway Ghost and More in a new book "Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking"

A book called "Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking," by best-selling paranormal author Rob Gutro takes readers on paranormal investigations into private and historic homes where ghosts were traumatizing families. 
  You'll read about the Alleyway Ghost in the pages of Case Files. You'll learn why he's there and why he died there, just as we did when the paranormal investigators met him in the alleyway behind a house in the Baltimore area. Rob even sketched him out and got confirmation from the homeowner that that was indeed the ghost they saw walking around in their house! 
  Rob, a medium in the Inspired Ghost Tracking paranormal group, announced the release of his seventh paranormal book that brings readers along on investigations and reveals some bizarre and shocking things the group found and how they helped the ghosts and families.     
TO BUY ON AMAZON: https://tinyurl.com/yba6ofbj



"When earthbound ghosts have traumatized families in their own homes, Inspired Ghost Tracking (IGT) of Maryland has gone in to cross them over," Gutro said. "Every case is different, too. Some have had earthbound ghosts that were friendly, others were not. IGT experienced a lot of bad energies that caused people to become physically sick or mentally traumatized. IGT investigators had to figure who, what, when and why things were happening, to finally bring peace to the living and the dead."  

In this collection of IGT cases, you’ll read about the "Burned Ghost," ghosts of two different time periods in one home, dark things that Ouija boards brought into homes, a very haunted Maryland mansion, many ghosts of Baltimore’s Federal Hill, a ghostly attachment, a Steelworker’s ghost, poltergeist activity, the famous IGT “Double Murder Ghost Investigation” and many more.

You'll find answers to questions like why ghosts choose to stay in a place, the differences and similarities between ghosts and spirits, why energy is the key to the paranormal and much more.

Although Rob has become known as a "Pet Medium" through the success of his best-selling books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2," he also connects with human earthbound ghosts and spirits.

Gutro is the first in the paranormal field to make the distinction between earthbound ghosts and spirits who have crossed over. Rob has three books about his experience with human ghosts and spirits, called "Ghosts and Spirits," "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," and "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," and most recently, "Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit."   

Rob Gutro has been featured in the Washington Post and nationally syndicated radio programs like "Coast to Coast AM." Rob is a volunteer with Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues and gives fundraising lectures for animal rescues around the U.S., teaching grieving pet parents how pets communicate from the afterlife.   

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobGutroAuthor
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/robgutro
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Announcing Updated Kindle Books with Links /And Another Announcement

If you purchased one of my books on Kindle, you should download it again. That's because I've learned how to Bookmark from the Table of Contents to the chapter. If you're an avid E-book reader, it may sound like nothing new. But, I confess, I read 99% of my books in paperback form. 

  What it means to you  - if you see a chapter you want to read out of order, you can go to the Table of contents and click on that chapter, and Kindle will take you right to it within the book!  (A big thanks to author M.L. Milne who clued me in!)  

   The Exception is "Ghosts and Spirits" - That's because I've decided to totally update it (it was my first book in 2010), add New Content, Reformat and Refine it for easier reading.  The Revised FOCUS in the book concentrates on the differences and similarities between ghosts vs. spirits.  ** I've also removed chapters on haunted places I've been and will put those in another book sometime in the future that highlights haunted locations.  **The New Ghosts and Spirits should be live in the next couple of months* 

MEANWHILE- Download these again if you bought them on KINDLE! 

Rob BOOKS (in order from newest)  Where the E-Books have been updated! 
  1. Pets and the Afterlife 3
  2. Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking
  3. Kindred Spirits: How a Medium Befriended a Spirit
  4. Pets and the Afterlife 2
  5. Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation
  6. Pets and the Afterlife 1
  7. Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead


Monday, April 19, 2021

Tonight at 7pm! Baltimore County Public Library hosts Rob Gutro lecture on Pets and the Afterlife

 TONIGHT!  April 19, 7 p.m. EST Baltimore County Public Library hosts Rob Gutro lecture on How Pets Communicate from the Afterlife  

(FREE- but register on-line to get the link to the event)

Rose Frase, Asst. Library Manager of the Perry Hall Branch hosts this 1 hour program where viewers and Ask Questions. Registration is required for this event on this page:. https://www.bcpl.info/events-and-programs/list.html#!/register/188880 - and you will be sent a link!  



Pets and the Afterlife

April 19, 2021  7 to 8:30 p.m. Virtual

Author and medium Rob Gutro talks about how pets communicate from the afterlife. Rob shares stories from his books Pets and the Afterlife 1, 2 and 3, as well as tips on dealing with the grief of losing a pet. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Most Haunted Hotels in Wales: Roch Castle

The Travel Channel put together a list of the top 10 haunted hotels in Wales, and here is one of them!

 Roch Castle 

 From the outside, 12th-century Roch Castle looks like a medieval fortress, but its rooms are quite modern. Interior updates haven’t phased the ghost of former royal Lucy Walter, who has stuck around since the 1600s. She’s the most consistent of the castle’s rumored ghosts, and appears as a transparent figure clad in a white dress that roams along corridors and, as ghosts do, passes through walls and doors. She may or may not be responsible for the sound of running footsteps in the middle of the night.


Friday, April 16, 2021

3 Reviews I Like and Still in the TOP 50 on Amazon: Pets and the Afterlife

 On April 4, my first Pets and the Afterlife book was still in the top 50 on Amazon under the Pet Loss Grief category, and today's blog provides the ranking and 3 reviews I like. What it means to me is that people who are grieving over the loss of their precious pet are getting some understanding of how they are communicating from the afterlife and that's a good thing!  Here's today's blog: 




Pets and the Afterlife Paperback  

  • Customer Reviews: 
  • THREE OF THE LATEST REVIEWS
  • Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2021
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    Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020
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    Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2020

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Video: Ghostly Doorway at Thornbury Castle from my book 'Ghosts of England"

In my book Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation by Rob Gutro, I stayed at Thornbury Castle and there were several ghosts there! This is a look at the outside of giant wooden door to my bedroom- where I captured a photo of the ghost's orb (a rounded, multicolored ball of energy- a ghost in it's most simple form). I got the name of the ghost, and he gave me clues to his identity... which I figured out when I returned from vacation. Even the reason why he stayed behind and why in the castle. It's all in my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation. "


ABOUT THORNBURY CASTLE: Thornbury Castle is a castle in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, England. This is short video scan of the outside of the castle. Inside, there was a ghost in the room where I stayed, and there was a ghost in the main section of the upstairs hallway. You''ll find both of those stories in my book "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" by Rob Gutro Construction began in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. It is not a true castle (designed to serve as a fortress), but rather an early example of a Tudor country house, with minimal defensive attributes. It is now a grade I listed building. The site was occupied by a manor house in 930. Part of the original plans for a very grand residence were "well advanced" before the duke was beheaded, in 1521, on the orders of his distant cousin Henry VIII, for alleged treason.


 VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/AgDX8hyqwyU


ABOUT "GHOSTS OF ENGLAND ON A MEDIUM'S VACATION by Rob Gutro: What happens when a medium goes on vacation? Can a medium simply switch off their ability at will? Well…not exactly. Rob Gutro is a medium/author/paranormal investigator and a scientist who has written 4 books about his encounters with human and animal ghosts and spirits. In this book, you will read about his experiences on two separate trips to the United Kingdom. England’s rich history and many epic battles have caused an over-abundance of residual emotional energy. Everywhere he traveled, he had a paranormal experience.
    He explored royal palaces and spent the night in haunted castles. He encountered the ghosts of historical figures including a queen, a prince, and a nobleman; and several ghosts even shared their pain of death experience with him. On one occasion, the doppelganger of a loved one provided directions when he became lost while driving in the countryside due to a malfunctioning GPS. But not all of his encounters were of the human variety: there was also a very special visit from a canine ghost.
     This book is intended to be more than just a collection of personal ghost stories. In addition to relating my ghostly encounters, he has also included a short narrative history of the places where the experiences occurred. After all, knowing the history of a place is key to understanding why a ghost has decided to stay behind. So, join Rob as he relates his encounters with the ghosts of England.

   Rob has written 4 other books about the paranormal, two about people (Ghosts and Spirits and Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead) and 2 about pets (Pets and the Afterlife and Pets and the Afterlife 2). The books are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Comforting Note from a Former Skeptic of Pet Afterlife Communications

When I give readings from pets on the other side, they will often tell me things that are common for many pets. But it's usually the one or two unique things that will make someone realized that I really am communicating with their dog, cat, horse or bird. In February I provided a reading for JC about his dog Winnie. JC was so taken with the reading that he called into the Youtube paranormal show "Paranormal Soup" in February, and conveyed the reading and his story. He was so thoughtful to also write it down so I could share it with you. Here's JC's story in his own words: 

I started out very skeptical of the idea of mediums in general and a pet medium really stretched my imagination. But I was having problems with my grief so I found Rob online and decided that perhaps his Pets and the Afterlife books might bring some comfort. After reading two of them, I thought my missing my dog was not abating so I would try having a reading. The results were startling.

Rob’s revelations are in italics and my follow-up is in standard text.

 January 3, 2021 

Hi Chris- Thank you for the email and the beautiful photo of Winnie. 

 Being a bit skeptical I provided Rob with a close-cropped photo of Winnie. If he was doing cold readings he would not get much off of the photo. Given this, his skills were amazing.

 Win is okay now. 

She tells me that for the last 5 months there were some challenges. She is showing me the number 5 specifically and says it has other relevance.  That number may also be tied to a birthday, anniversary (like adoption, passing, or something else), time or date. 

The number 5 may also signify that number of siblings in her litter when she was born. (that's the first time that's ever come to me).  Is there something related to you or her that includes the number 5? 

   - In addition, know that whenever you see the number 5, she will be around in spirit. That number, for whatever reason, is her sign to you to convey her presence. She's really adamant about that number. 

 I am still thinking about this and trying to figure out the significance. As Rob wrote in one of his books the significance may take months or longer to be revealed. At this point, I was not convinced in his ability, but that’s ok I am getting comfort from his response.  

      - Spirits will often make me feel things that they felt sometime before they passed. When I connected with her she made me feel as if there were something in her throat that she was trying to spit up, it felt like there was some kind of congestion there. Was she throwing up at all? I"m also seeing a medication, like a tablet being given to her (she didn't like the taste but appreciated you trying to mask it). She's regained her health in spirit. She doesn't have the physical issues now as a spirit (spirits are energy combined with memories, personality and knowledge) and she is very much okay.

 Winnie had congestion issues most of her life but looking at the photo a dog with a large snout is likely to have congestion. Like a good pet parent, I tried to mask the taste of her pills with cheese or pill pockets. Nice that Rob has picked up on this, I am somewhat less skeptical now. Side note: I know her pills tasted bad because I have accidentally taken them. I did ask the vet and no there would not be long term effects from my consumption of the pet pills.

 She's fixating on a ball. I assume she had a ball or balls to chase (more so when she was younger). She's showing me that's something that she enjoyed. It seems to be yellow or orange.

Like many dogs, Winnie loved to chase balls but she especially enjoyed basketballs and larger since she could body surf over them. That was one of her favorite actions. I am growing more convinced in Rob’s ability at this point. 

 Win is telling me there is a woman on the other side named Elizabeth or Liz. (I keep seeing a friend of mine with that name- that's how spirits convey things).  She's wearing a dress of what looks like a Scottish pattern (I'm guessing that would be a plaid kind of pattern). Win doesn't know what it's called, but is showing that pattern to me. That person is connected to you. That person was also there bringing Winnie into the light.  

In 2019 my wife, Leslie, was a University development officer and she visited with an older alum by the name of Elizabeth. Leslie greatly enjoyed her visit with Elizabeth and stayed in touch. Leslie left the job in March 2020. During our drive to the pet hospital, Leslie got a call from Elizabeth's niece saying Liz had died and wanted to let Leslie know. This was despite my wife having changed jobs, and Leslie welcomed knowing it since she really bonded with Elizabeth. When Leslie showed me the selfie she had with Liz, Liz was wearing a tartan wrap. I had not seen the photo until after Rob’s reading and there was no way Rob would have ever seen that photo.  Doubt has been removed from my mind in terms of Rob’s ability.

 She is conveying to me that she was a "gentle giant." It's difficult for me to ascertain how large she was, but perhaps she felt giant! She's also forever grateful for the care and love she had in your family. She doesn't want you to feel sad. The physical emptiness may be there, but her spirit is very much around. (Having lost 2 dogs myself in 2020, I can tell you I feel them around, too, as Win is around yours).

 Rob also picked up on the fact she felt giant. That was true, for most of her life she would duck down when we crossed under an overpass or overhead signs like she feared she would hit her head. In her mind and in my world, Win was bigger than life. Again, no way to tell size based on the photo provided and no way to realize she felt giant.

 Thank you for the solace you have provided.

 JC Watkins