Welcome  to Animal Connection News Online, your online source for information about animal communication and the messages our animals want to share with us.

Merry Christmas and best wishes to those who also celebrate other holidays this month. By now I am sure you are all entrenched in the holiday festivities and I want to thank those of you who participated in our annual photo contest, whether entering a picture or voting. This activity always gets us in the mood for the holidays. So check out who the winners are and also check out our other articles this month.

I’d like to share this adorable video with you as our Christmas greeting to all of our subscribers. And as the video says at the end… May all your Christmas wishes come true. Take a moment to watch this cute video by clicking here. You'll just love the dog that's in it.


In this edition:
And the winners are….. check out who won our photo contest!
Christmas Precautions for Your Animals
A Good Laugh – Dog Rules for Christmas & 12 Canine Capers of Christmas
Some fun Christmas videos
Feature Story – A Story of Love and Devotion
And more! 


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December 2017 Newsletter
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You Tube and Other Video Connections








This is one of my favorite videos. Click here to check out these adorable goats frolicking to Jingle Bells.

Donning their ugliest holiday sweaters, the dogs of Best Friends are back to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Click here to see this cute video.

And it wouldn't be winter without the famous Clydesdales and some snow. See if you remember this cute snowball "fight" Budweiser commercial.  Click here to see this fun video.


Feel free to email us with any You Tube or other video links that you’ve enjoyed. We’ll post as many as we can and credit the first person who emailed us with the link. Also, feel free to send email video attachments. If I can find them published on YouTube, I’ll use them.










From the Horse's Mouth - Feature Article
Only for Love


With the Christmas holiday , I’d like to share this story that was shared with me by Shelley S. of Webberville, MI several years ago. Although it isn’t about animal communication, it’s about the love and devotion of people and their animals. I hope it will touch you, as it touched me. Warning…..you’ll probably need a tissue.

Only for Love

The young couple had made their usual hurried, pre-Christmas visit to the little farm where dwelt the elderly parents with their small herd of horses. The farm had been named Lone Pine Farm because of the huge pine which topped the hill behind the farm, and through the years had become a talisman to the old man and his wife, and a landmark in the countryside. The old folks no longer showed their horses, for the years had taken their toll, but they sold a few foals each year, and the horses were their reason for joy in the morning and contentment at day's end.

Crossly, as they prepared to leave, the young couple confronted the old folks. "Why do you not at least dispose of "The Old One." She is no longer of use to you. It's been years since you've had foals from her. You should cut corners and save where you can. Why do you keep her anyway?" The old man looked down as his worn boot scuffed at the barn floor and his arm stole defensively about the Old One's neck as he drew her to him and rubbed her gently behind the ears. He replied softly, "We keep her because of love.  Only because of love."

Baffled and irritated, the young folks wished the old man and his wife a Merry Christmas and headed back toward the city as darkness stole through the valley. So it was, that because of the leave-taking, no one noticed the insulation smoldering on the frayed wires in the old barn. None saw the first spark fall. None but the "Old One".

In a matter of minutes, the whole barn was ablaze and the hungry flames were licking at the loft full of hay. With a cry of horror and despair, the old man shouted to his wife to call for help as he raced to the barn to save their beloved horses. But the flames were roaring now, and the blazing heat drove him back. He sank sobbing to the ground, helpless before the fire's fury.

By the time the fire department arrived, only smoking, glowing ruins were left, and the old man and his wife. They thanked those who had come to their aid, and the old man turned to his wife, resting her white head upon his shoulders as he clumsily dried her tears with a frayed red bandana. Brokenly he whispered, "We have lost much, but God has spared our home on this eve of Christmas. Let us, therefore, climb the hill to the old pine where we have sought comfort in times of despair. We will look down upon our home and give thanks to God that it has been spared."

And so, he took her by the hand and helped her up the snowy hill as he brushed aside his own tears with the back of his hand. As they stepped over the little knoll at the crest of the hill, they looked up and gasped in amazement at the incredible beauty before them. Seemingly, every glorious, brilliant star in the heavens was caught up in the glittering, snow-frosted branches of their beloved pine, and it was aglow with heavenly candles. And poised on its top most bough, a crystal crescent moon glistened like spun glass. Never had a mere mortal created a Christmas tree such as this.

Suddenly, the old man gave a cry of wonder and incredible joy as he pulled his wife forward. There, beneath the tree, was their Christmas gift. Bedded down about the "Old One" close to the trunk of the tree, was the entire herd, safe. At the first hint of smoke, she had pushed the door ajar with her muzzle and had led the horses through it. Slowly and with great dignity, never looking back, she had led them up the hill, stepping daintily through the snow. The foals were frightened and dashed about. The skittish yearlings looked back at the crackling, hungry flames, and tucked their tails under them as they licked their lips and hopped like rabbits. The mares pressed uneasily against the "Old One" as she moved calmly up the hill and to safety beneath the pine. And now, she lay among them and gazed at the faces of those she loved. Her body was brittle with years, but the golden eyes were filled with devotion as she offered her gift - because of love. Only because of love.

Author Unknown










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  Another Funny One!


The 12 Canine Capers of Christmas  As Told By a Naughty Dog

Psst . . . all you fellow mischief-makers out there: when your human is not looking, check this out. For the puppies, this all probably comes naturally. However, all of you "trained" pooches might need a refresher. Here are some tips to really live it up on Christmas. It's the perfect blend of naughty and nice. Oh, and to the German Shepherds: Loosen up, ya goody-goodies, and live like a Lab for the day!

1.  On Christmas Eve, remember two very important things: do not bark at Santa, and never take his milk and cookies. You'll thank me later.

2.  On Christmas morning, wake everyone up at the crack of dawn. This is especially appreciated if there are no children in the house to do it first.

3.  Inspect all of the gifts under the tree. This is your job. The wetter the nose, the better. Get that snout all the way in those gift bags!

4.  If you get bored, decorations make great chew toys. Just don't swallow anything. The last thing you want is a trip to the vet.

5.  As people arrive at the door, do a little dance around each of them, even if it's just Dad coming back from the garage. They'll love the greeting and you'll get tons of attention.

6.  Do your darnedest to wiggle out of those silly hats and outfits. Your human will enjoy the game. Give in  and hold still as soon as the camera is put away.

7.  Help everyone open their presents. Humans think they can do it all with those opposable thumbs, but  they'll appreciate the assistance of your teeth.

8.  Assist in the kitchen. Who needs a vacuum when they've got you to clean up?

9.  This is your day for begging! Ham it up and you might even get some ham. Just keep your human away  from all that "health advice" from vet-types.

10. After dinner, casually linger near the trash. Once they have had enough eggnog, they will never notice you there. This is your time to feast!

11. In the spirit of the holiday, be nice to the cat. I know it's hard, but just try. Trust me. It will shock the humans and, you can chase him all you want the day after.

12. And finally . . . When you're all tuckered out, curl up and take a nice long nap. Snore if possible.

Merry Christmas, fellow canines. Have fun!

Yours Truly,
One Anonymous Sneaky Dog
P.S. When in doubt, just wag your tail (if you have one).


















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From our family to yours










Danielle Sender









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A Good Laugh!

Dog Rules for Christmas

1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear to be more stressed-out than usual and they will appreciate  long comforting dog leans.

2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.

3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.

4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you need to know:

   a. Don't pee on the tree
            b. Don't drink water in the container that holds the tree
            c. Mind your tail when you are near the tree
            d. If there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or that have
                your name on them, don't rip them open
            e. Don't chew on the cord that runs from the funny-looking hole in the wall to the tree

5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for some discretion on your part:

a. Not all strangers appreciate kisses and leans
b. Don't eat off the buffet table
c. Beg for goodies subtly
d. Be pleasant, even if unknowing strangers sit on your sofa
e. Don't drink out of glasses that are left within your reach

6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also be important:

              a. Observe all the rules in #4 for trees that may be in other people's houses. (4a is
                 particularly important)
              b. Respect the territory of other animals that may live in the house
              c. Tolerate children 
              d. Turn on your charm big time

7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. DO NOT BITE HIM!!

Thanks Pat B. of Seattle, WA for sharing this with us. Now if we can only get our dogs to follow the rules!



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And the winners are.....

Well, this year’s contest was as fun as ever based upon all the great comments we received like these….

  • This is one of my favorite Christmas events! Thanks Danielle! Linda S. of Medina, OH.

  • Beautiful photos. Hard to choose. Diane F. of Dartmouth, Devon, England

  • I vote for Jake in his little Santa outfit, he looks sooooo cute! He rocks the festive look! Sending him hugs and kisses from the U.K xxx Jayne M. Preston, U.K.

  • I loved all of the photos and that these sweet animals are so adored that their parents sent their precious photos to your website. All animals should be so loved! Nancy Z. of San Antonio, TX

  • They are all so beautiful that it is impossible to choose. Sandra M., Edinburgh, Scotland

  • It sure was difficult to pick just one! Well done by all of the entrants! I loved all of the captions! Zoe and River definitely look like they are caroling! Cori D., Clearwater, FL

  • Zoey and River look like they really have the Christmas spirit!  Susan M., Seattle, WA

Well, I love doing this contest as much as everyone seems to enjoy it. A special thanks to all of you who took the time to take those cute pictures and enter them in the contest. And thanks to the voters too.

So it's time to announce the winner. It was a tight race but the winning photo is the caroling Zoey and River submitted by Debbie P. of Dallesport, WA. Debbie wins a free Standard Communication Session from Animal Connection for her entry of Zoey and River.





















We also had great voter turnout for the contest and one voter was chosen at random from all the voters to win a free Standard Communication Session. Congratulations to  Donna A. of Washington, DC.

Again, many, many thanks to all of you who submitted photos and all of you who voted. And a special welcome to our new newsletter subscribers who joined us a result of the contest.

What a fun way to start the holiday season and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Now… start taking those photos to enter into next year’s contest!  

And if you want to see the photos again, just click here.


Keeping Your Animals Safe Over the Holidays

As Christmas approaches, many of us bring new plants into our homes to add to the holiday festivities. However, if you have animals in your home, many of these plants are toxic causing intense vomiting, diarrhea, depression and more. Here’s a list of the most common plants to avoid.

  • Holly
  • Amaryllis
  • Mistletoe
  • Poinsettia
  • Christmas Cactus

Also, here are a few other reminders to help your animal companions get through the holidays with the least stress possible.

  • Keep fresh water available to discourage pets from drinking out of Christmas tree water, which can make them ill.

  • Be sure your pets are safe and in a quiet place if you are having lots of company, so they don’t slip out the door or get stressed by the crowd.

  • Keep breakable decorations and candles out of your pet’s reach.

  • Remove any food that is wrapped as a gift from under the tree or out of your pet’s reach.

  • Try to keep your pet’s schedule as close as possible to what it usually is.

Wishing you and your animals a very merry and safe Christmas!
In memory of
King George, Beaux, Max and Buddy

Our most sincere sympathies to
Maya B., Pat H., Justine M., and Myra M.
on the loss of their loving companions.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the animals you had the honor of knowing and loving.
CONGRATULATIONS!
Holiday Gift Ideas

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Either way, your animals are waiting to hear from you.



Danielle with her dogs, Lucky and Sally

Daisy, our 1st dog