Big Mark said:
There is a reason I call Nora the Animal Whisperer. It is because she really can talk to animals. I was there the first time it ever happened. I had moved into a new apartment with my cat, Shadow, and found out, too late, that it was not a good situation for her. I felt very bad for Shadow and all that first week I told her, out loud, "Everything will be OK, Sweety. You'll be fine!" I said it again and again. Nora didn't know that. She came over Friday evening and said Hi to me and then she said Hello to Shadow and she and Shadow looked at each other and Nora said, "I feel like we are communicating," and she reached out and put her hand on Shadow's heart. She said, "I feel like Shadow has a message for you, but I don't know what it means." "Please tell me," I said. "Shadow wants you to know that she will be fine and to please stop telling her everything will be all right," said Nora. I promptly told her what I'd been saying to Shadow all week. It was the first of many extraordinary conversations.