Dealing with the loss of a pet…
Meet our International TEAM for Healing Hearts!
All these Ladies are available to help heal YOUR Heart
and to guide your spiritual awareness and journey!
Dianne worked as a human services professional for 30 years, supporting families who had young children with special needs, a few of whom transitioned in infancy. Her sensitivity, compassion and empathy was further refined by her feline children over the last 32+ years.
When Dianne’s Dad passed away, it ignited her Soul’s curiosity about the Afterlife. Dianne’s first kitty love was Coriander aka “Cori”. When Cori transitioned, Dianne started asking the question, “where is she?” This started her on her journey.
Early on, Dianne would find and subsequently dismiss the heart shaped rocks she would discover, which unbeknownst to her, would later help to reshape her future…
She always suspected that (from somewhere) it was Cori who sent her two special fur children. Then she sent two more, including another Tortie that amazingly closely resembled Cori.
All of those furbabies were, of course, very special; but that short white haired kitty, whom she named Selena, created a stronger and unimaginable bond within her heart!
Dianne was led to our resources after the passing of her beloved Selena in 2013. Her thoughtfulness, wisdom and kind insights helped to illuminate her way as she navigated through her loss. She uses that experience to help lift the hearts of countless others in our online pet family.
Today, pets and after death connections have been added to her ongoing learning experience.
We are thrilled to have Dianne as one of our Pet Support group Administrators. And with the help of her beautiful white cat ,Selena, the Queen Educator of Signs! they both continue to expand awareness about and from the Other Side.
ADDITIONALLY, Dianne Virga’s photography is exquisite! It brightens your day and inspires many!!!! We have based our Inspirational Series on her “eagle eye” and sensitive ability to capture life’s moments!
Pet Loss Counseling for our Global Facebook Group.
If you are experiencing extended periods of grief and are struggling with life or even if you are functioning normally after the loss of your pet, Frankie Johnson is here for you. She is our professional bereavement counselor and can help!
See Frankie’s page for more information and how to contact her
There was no coincidence involved when “Bear”, Frankie Johnson’s Maine Coon Cat, brought her to our Global Facebook Pet Group; we are truly blessed! Her huge heart, full of great compassion and empathy for others, is just one aspect of her many Gifts.
Frankie started her work in social services in 2006 ultimately graduating with a Masters Degree in Social Work in 2009. After obtaining her Licensed Clinical Social Worker degree ( LCSW is accepted by all Insurance companies) in 2014 she started her own practice.
How has this prepared Frankie to deal with the Death and Transition process?
Frankie has been a Hospice volunteer for over a decade, and became an official Hospice Bereavement Counselor in 2014. She has a very Spiritual soul! and is an ordained Non-Denominational/Spiritualist Minister. She is also a Reiki Master/Teacher with additional certifications in Aromatherapy and Foot Reflexology.
Mary Ellen Clifton & “Miss” Tammy
Mary Ellen is in her ninth year as a Parish Administrator for an Episcopal Church. She doesn’t, however, limit her beliefs to one religion, instead she embraces that we are all colors of the Universe no matter what the tradition.
After the tragic loss of her brother in 1978 and his subsequent efforts to reach her, a portal opened for Mary Ellen into the spiritual world. Learning to feel at ease with Spirit was the first important step towards healing her broken heart and the beginnings of a very different relationship with her brother. Mary Ellen learned that Spirit is loving and that our beloved deceased ones are always with us. She has since learned that this applies to our animal companions as well.
In 1996, as a result of meditative work with the Lord’s Prayer, in its original Aramaic meaning, Mary Ellen took a leap of faith and left the financial security of the corporate world. She began a period of creative spiritual expression through biblical storytelling, sacred dance, and writing.
Above all, she understood through the Prayer that ‘heaven’ is not a place ‘up there’ and earth ‘down here’ but that the vibration, by which we can recognize the Oneness, is the physical universe of which we are a part. This allowed her to better understand that the living energy of our deceased loved ones, including pets, is not separate from us. in ‘another place’ far away, but is actually part of our own connection to the Oneness. They are truly here with us.
Mary Ellen has loved animals all her life. For over 40 years, from Italy to France and back to the U.S., she has been a cat mommy. The transition of her beloved Tammy in 2016 opened another portal which ultimately led her to our pet family. Tammy is with her continually, working very hard to open and balance her heart connection.
Miss Tammy continues to take Mary Ellen on a healing and life changing journey. As she has moved from grief to healing to greater awareness, it is important for Mary Ellen to take the lessons she is learning and use them to help others.
Mona Samet & Honey
Mona is a retired massage therapist and certified Reiki Master. She also has degrees in early Childhood Education and has worked as a preschool teacher.
When Mona and Honey found each other in 2002 their hearts recognized each other as a reincarnation of a Boston Terrier who was a family pet during her childhood. Honey’s Soul is a master teacher who has helped Mona through difficult experiences during both lifetimes. Honey transitioned in May 2016 and continues to guide Mona in her work.
Mona relaxes through her embroidery and needlepoint creations. She also enjoys reading and Tai Chi. She feels a deep connection to Eastern philosophies, and practices Buddhism.
Marloes Poulus & Heidi
our Ambassadors from the Netherlands
Nancy Russell & Tiger/Miles
Nancy joins our team as author of the Newsletter’s DREAM CONNECTION. She describes herself as a mother, writer, spiritual seeker, animal lover and pet rescuer. She has adopted over twenty pets in her lifetime and has experienced several come back fur kids. Her story “Oliver Becomes Phoenix & Returns with Miles” (pictured) is featured in Brent’s book “I’m Home” a Cat’s Never Ending Love Story.
Having trained in Past Life Soul Regression and Between Lives Soul Regression with Dr Linda Backman, Nancy has practical experience with human reincarnation as well. She finds it fascinating!
Nancy also studied dream-work with Robert Moss, the creator of Active Dreaming – a synthesis of shamanism and dream-work, which he prefers to call dream-play. Nancy employs Moss’s methods, her training in animal communication, and other resources to assist dreamers in discovering their own dream interpretations.
Send dream inquires to dreams@brentatwatercom
Rute was born and raised in Torres Vedras – Portugal. She came to the United States in 1995 and speaks and writes both Portuguese and English.
In 1996 Rute’s soul was introduced to a little black cat who was VERY special! Kiko became a part of her heart and life journey. So much so, that when she moved to another job where pets weren’t allowed, Rute bought Kiko a plane ticket and sent him to live with her family in Portugal. Kiko stayed there until Rute got settled. After relocating to a full time job and new house, Rute immediately brought Kiko home.
Kiko, the global cat, had his share of health problems. Under the loving care of Rute, he ultimately became a 4 year cancer/front amputee survivor! She was his guardian angel watching over him every step of the way!
In 2014, Rute was diagnosed with breast cancer. She endured Mastectomy procedures, chemotherapy and pain.
But it was Kiko’s previous struggle with cancer which set the example for Rute to live by – be strong, never give up and fight with all of your being. He was by her side every moment of the way!
Kiko stayed by Rute’s side for almost 20 years before he transitioned on February 28th 2015.
Still and always guiding Rute’s path, Kiko led Rute to our Pet Group. Rute was familiar with personal tragedy; knew the devastating feelings caused by the loss of a pet. Yet her spirit shone like a beacon of hope to help others suffering from the loss of their own pet.
We are blessed she agreed to become the administrator for our Portuguese pages on Facebook and our official Portuguese Translator. The reason our resources are translated into Portuguese is because of Rute’s tireless commitment to honor Kiko’s life.
When asked WHY she is helping others who have suffered from the loss of their pet, as she did with Kiko, she will answer with an empathetic and compassionate understanding under her gentle smile, “I always looked for a way to use my native language. I think helping expand awareness and heal Portuguese speaking hearts is the best way!”
Guided by Kiko, together they continue their healing journey, this time to benefit others! Namaste!
Terry McHone & Java
Life in the Pacific Northwest is sometimes rainy and cold, but then the sun comes out and I am blessed with the astonishing beauty that surrounds me. It seeps into my pours and erases all those dark days.
I live in the country on 1 and ¼ acres of flowers and fruit trees, situated out on a peninsula in the Sound. During my lifetime, I’ve built my own company, sold it, moved into consulting for a while then took on large scale project management. I am now retired and along with my writer son, live with an 11-year-old Jack Russell terrier that I am fostering¸ named Flex¸ but who has since been nicknamed Grumblebum and an old Husky named Buddy that I rescued from an abusive home 10 years ago who would put Houdini to shame.
And I also live with a five-month old sweet and loving Jack Russell terrier named Latte who also and at various times goes by the names of Rage Machine¸ Terrorist and Little Piddle Monster; and who is also my comeback kid¸ not once but twice.
Fifteen years ago, we brought into our home a cute little ball of energy that we named Java. She started out as my son’s dog, but it did not take long for Java to lay claim to my heart and my soul. She became my best friend, my companion and ultimately, after being diagnosed with a very rare disease, my service dog. She saved my life on two occasions and I in turn would have given my life for her. But that was not in the cards for us. Java suffered from one healthcare setback after another. But it was from her stoicism that I learned the true meaning of courage and determined that I would live my life in honor of the example that she set. When she transitioned on September 8, 2016, I thought my heart had completely shattered. Only Java would understand the weight of my grief, so being the “boss of me” as she always had been, she guided me to this wonderful group and visited me every single day. I hope that by being a part of this group, learning from everyone and encouraging those who are so heartsick to have faith, that I am able to help in some small way.
We have had many dogs in our family life, but I have only had three that were of my heart. When I was 12, Duchess, a German Shepherd, came to me when I needed a friend the most. Twenty years later and after raising my kids, she came to me again as Java, this spunky Jack Russell terrier, and my greatest companion. This past November, she returned to me in the form of this plucky pup, Latte.
her job not yet done….