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Community Highlights: Meet Kara Udziela of Pet’s Eye View

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kara Udziela.

Hi Kara, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My purpose is to strengthen the bonds between pets and their people as an animal communicator. I have always been a researcher, a spiritual seeker, and a lover of animals. It is a true gift to be able to combine all my passions to live a life of purpose. I adopted a stray cat when I was about 12. Every morning, Patches would walk me 10 minutes to my school bus stop.

Every afternoon that black and white cat would be waiting for me at the bus stop for me and escort me home with loud, chatty meows. Animals became a touchpoint of strength and consistency in my life. In my twenties, I explored and learned many meditation techniques. As a tribute to the mystical places in Scotland, where I studied, I acquired a sable Shetland Shepherd named Jayce. He would become my second soulmate animal after Patches. You can always identify soulmate animals. They act like humans and connect deeply to one or two people. Jayce was my best friend. I would whisper into his soft red and white fur that I would someday have a husband and a son for him to play and fetch with. And all these things came to pass. Some years later, I felt dissatisfied with my very corporate career. I happened upon “Animal Speak” by Penelope Smith, the grandmother of animal communication. Jayce was then very elderly. As I read about communicating with animals, I thought how wonderful it would be to truly hear him. I decided this was a skill I wanted to develop. I completed a rigorous two years of training with Communication with All Life University and then opened Pet’s Eye View.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
What is that saying? Life is hard. Choose your hard. Early on, I avoided telling friends, family, and colleagues. I feared their judgment regarding the whole idea of animal telepathy. Of course, starting any business is difficult. This is my second business. Creating one with two young children underfoot is even harder. It took two serious nearly consecutive injuries and illnesses for me to give up worrying about what others think. The people who respect and admire you will always do so. Most of my “normal” old acquaintances now delight in this facet of their old friend. The bonus? I spend my days helping pets and their people live their best lives, and I’m reasonably certain I have helped many animals stay in their homes.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Pet’s Eye View?
My clients come to me wanting to know what their companion animals think, feel, why two pets don’t get along. They call worried about health, anxiety, and behavior issues. They may have questions on aging, death, and dying. I also track lost animals when time allows. Clients appreciate me because I am very normal, down-to-earth, and I can be direct but kind when needed. Telepathy is the transference of words, imagery, mental movies, and feelings. My job is to help expand your perspective by showing your pet’s view on his or her life. What you see as a problem may not even register for her. I bring many tools to my sessions beyond animal communication. These tools range from the practical (dog training basics, animal behavior, proper introductions of new pets) to the metaphysical (telepathy, meditation, visualization techniques, EFT for animals, chakra clearing, scalar wave, acupressure points). If I see a need for it, I will refer you to animal chiropractors, holistic health vets, and dog trainers. How a Session Works: I conduct the vast majority of my sessions via Zoom or FaceTime, both locally and around the world. You send in images, your concerns and book a calendar appointment time right from

The communication starts as a listening session. I listen first to the human and then ask for the animal’s perspective. I ask about intuitive guidance about the physical body. I’m not a vet, nor should animal communicators be called in place of a veterinarian. I may be shown to an area of the body that needs attention. I use and teach visualizations to owners and animals in cases where an animal is dealing with illness. This can help enhance the effectiveness of appropriate vet care and release stress for guardian and the animal. I have included a picture of a Zoom client named Ginger. You can see her “listening” to me, but I wasn’t speaking aloud. She was reacting to me telling her that she is not supposed to bark every time new people enter her home. Ginger was so surprised! Her guardian has been shushing her for years, but she thought he was helping her bark. I checked in with her guardian this week. The barking has subsided. I love identifying the appropriate purpose for your animal companion in your life. All animals want a job. If you give them the wrong one or ask nothing of them, they will choose their own, which can lead to trouble. Learn more about giving your pet a purpose from my short guide available for download at my website.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I started my career writing about computers, printers and semiconductors. Writing about and talking to animals is far more fun!

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Image Credits

Kara and red dog profile pic–in chair with flowers: A Boring Photo Dog with Flower Crown: Patience Silva Dog with gray striped cat: Patience Silva Dog on HB concrete: Tiffany Harlan Dog at fair: Chris Udziela Two cats in a catio: Lianna York cat and dogs on bed: Kara Udziela

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