Animal Soul Mates – your own Funny Valentine

Life throws curve balls, so sometimes the love of our life is different than we expected. Every event or seemingly random events shape us whether we admit it or not. Lately many of us have been wrapped up in the  news (good or bad), politics  (regardless of what side of the aisle you sit on) or culture of this life in this new world. As I’m writing this, I’m not discouraging being involved by any means…..I’m remembering who has made me  a better person – who are my best friends – even with books to sell, my business to keep going, and of course Life gets in the way.  So here is a Valentine’s day – lover reminder in all the chaos – an article published around town:

My name is Joan and I have an Animal Soul mate. I’ll admit I’m not even monogamous in this adventure anymore.  I don’t have to share this just at an AA (Animal Anonymous) meeting any longer – I’m willing to come out with it. In fact, I don’t have to secretly share this with just my students and clients privately that I’ve had an Animal Soul Mate – I’m out with it to you.  My animal companions know it.  I have had and continue to have Animal Soul Mates.

In fact, it was a soul mate connection that is in the Introduction of my book: “Communication with all Life, Revelations of an Animal Communicator.”  Pet One put me on this journey.  Now I have unbelievable depth and connection for a multitude of reasons with each of the animals in my life right now.  They are all my soul mates.  They have indelibly imprinted my soul and impacted not only my life, but the life of anyone who has taken my seminars. They are master teachers. I know you all have one in your household too.

Caroline Myss says your soul mate may not be that love connection we romantically fantasize but that person that stretches you. Makes you grow. I say it doesn’t have to be a person – it is that being that stretches you, that makes you grow.  That being may be in your household or your barn. It may not be the one that cuddles up with you – it might be that other one!

Even if you have a naughty dog and you have to learn patience, isn’t that a stretch if you are a Type A personality? How about when you have 50 thousand things going, you are at the height of your career, a new lover that has spouse potential and your aging animal is in the throes of passing? Your kid has as soccer game at 3:00 and your horse is sick at the barn and you are torn between the two… moved the furniture around and the cat is pooping outside of the box…..they make us slow down and take stock.

While they are offering us unconditional love, and a bevy of other emotions depending upon their behavior, who are they in our lives? With Valentine’s day in mind, I looked up lover in the dictionary…..the third entry is “somebody devoted to something.”  Take a look around – everyone in your household is devoted on some level and I believe Valentine’s day is the perfect day to acknowledge that.  That includes all dimensions…..because those devoted ones that have passed are still in your heart.

Valentine’s Day started as a note passing between lovers. Today is the 4th – I have only 10 days to get going with a lot of love notes to a lot of animal soul mates that have made me who I am.


Joan Ranquet, is an Animal Communicator, Author and Speaker. Joan’s book Communication with All Life, Revelations of an Animal Communicator is published by Hay House. She has also released two CD’s: “A Guided Meditation for Communication with All Life” and “Animal Alchemy, Healing Modalities for All Life”. Joan has acted as a translator for healing human/animal relations, helping with behavior problems, isolating the discomforts of illnesses and easing crossing over.  She teaches Beginning, Advanced Animal Communication and Animal Alchemy (Energy Work for All Life).


Joan has been featured in dozens of media including Pet Nation on Dateline NBC, The Today Show on NBC, Good Morning America on ABC, Animal Planet, the National Enquirer, The Los Angeles Times, The Sun Sentinel, and The Palm Beach Post. She was the “celebrity animal communicator” in a short documentary on the AMC Channel.


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