I had a lovely conversation and healing for my jealous dog, Newt, the other night. Being able to have that conversation is one of the perks of being an animal communicator.

Newt joins our family – fearful but not jealous

Newt joined our family in mid-December after we lost both our dogs, Stella and Tibor plus one of our cats, Mac. As we returned from the Virginia SPCA pet adoption event with Newt, I sat in the back seat with him on my lap. He listened as I told him that life was going to get super wonderful from now on.

When we got home, Newt was delighted to join us once he figured out how to go through the front door. He respectfully checked out our cats, Bunnie and Shadow. And to add icing to the cake, Newt loved meeting my son and his family. He lounged on the couch, basking in everyone’s delight in meeting him.

But Newt was also a fearful dog. I thought I knew what “Velcro dog” meant, but Newt took it to a new level. He draped himself over me or my husband, Charlie every chance he got. When we slept, he slept next to or on my body. In public, Newt would try to climb up our bodies to get away from people in the neighborhood who were excited to meet our new dog.

With us, Newt is a playful, fast, wiggly guy. He loves to run up and down the stairs of our townhouse with his favorite toy of the minute. We 60-somethings pretended to chase him so he continued to feel connected, but we were pretty pathetic speed-wise. Obviously, it was time to find a younger pup who could keep up.

He didn’t show up as a jealous dog until we got our second pup.

Molly joins our pack – no jealousy yet

We traveled a couple of hours to meet Molly, a part Min Pin, and see if she’d like to join our pack. When we met, Charlie and I just knew she was the one. She had been returned once and was being fostered again. So we committed to making sure this was her forever home.

Newt came with us to meet Molly. They were polite, although Newt was nervous, but not jealous. I knew he wondered whether we were leaving him behind because that had been his story before we brought him to our place.

On the return home, Newt and Molly sat in the back seat with Charlie keeping them company. Both relaxed and enjoyed the ride home.

She’s still here???!!

For a couple of days, Newt and Molly played fiercely. But it was clearly just young dog roughhousing.

Then Newt realized Molly wasn’t going home. She had clearly attached to Charlie and me and we loved her.

Newt is a guy who wants to be loved and adored. He wants to be #1 with some human somewhere, not just one body in the horde. He finally found what he craved with us. And he didn’t want to share us with Molly.

The friendly open-mouthed fake biting turned into growling and snarling and nipping towards Molly when she approached to sit or play. He was clearly jealous.

Time to talk to Mr. Jealous

When it continued getting worse, I cuddled with Newt and did an animal communication healing session with him. In my mind, I went back to the time when he was a pup where they rescued him from that dog hoarding house. I looked down at him and told him we were coming for him. That he was loveable, he was a great guy, and we knew that. That he could relax because we SAW him and his wonderful self. He could relax and feel our love.

I imagined this little pup who knew he was lovable merging with the Newt in the now. I looked at him and said he was our #1 pup, he was with us forever, he was lovable and loved. Molly was there as a playmate and sister, not to replace him. He could enjoy her company.

Not knowing what would happen, I didn’t mention this to Charlie. On his own, Charlie noticed that Newt was back to playing with Molly without the fierce growls, snarls and nips. He shared the couch with her, even letting her spread out on top of him at times. That’s when I told Charlie what I had done the night before.

Newt & Molly

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