What Secrets Do Pets Tell A Psychic – The Paranormal Podcast 831

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Animal communicator and pet psychic Nancy Mello joins us on today’s episode of The Paranormal Podcast

Nancy discusses how she discovered her abilities to communicate with animals from a young age. She explains how she receives information from animals, and provides insights into the intelligence and emotional capacity of pets.

Nancy shares her experiences communicating with both living and deceased pets, offering a glimpse into their unique perspectives. She addresses common concerns pet owners have, such as whether their pets know they are loved and forgive them for any perceived shortcomings. Nancy also delves into the pet’s experience of passing over.

Check out Nancy’s podcast, Creature Preacher, wherever you get your podcasts and you can find her website at https://nancymello.com/ 

Thanks Nancy!

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TRANSCRIPT

Jim Harold (00:00):

She talks to the animals. I’m talking about Nancy Mello, pet psychic. Up next on the Paranormal Podcast.

Announcer (00:20):

This is the Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold.

Jim Harold (00:24):

Welcome to the Paranormal Podcast. I am Jim Harold. So glad to be with you once again. And the woman you see on screen is Nancy Mello and she talks to the animals. I’m sure she’s heard that one before and is an animal communicator and we’re so glad to have her with us. And she has a new podcast out, it’s called Creature Preacher with Nancy Mello. Nancy is an animal communicator and evidential medium with experience as a speaker and podcast host. She works with individuals, pet owners, and groups to help with growth of both the individual and their pet in a safe environment. She prides herself in end of life, pet work, and helping pets with problem behaviors, and we’re so glad to have her with us today. Nancy Mello, welcome to the program.

Nancy Mello (01:15):

Thanks so much for having me.

Jim Harold (01:17):

So we’ve had a lot of psychics on the shows over the years, people who have these gifts usually in regard to humans and humans that have passed over. We talked to a few animal communicators over the years, but not that many. So I’m always curious about origin stories. How did you discover you had this gift?

Nancy Mello (01:38):

I’ve had these abilities all my life similar to, I’m also a psychic and a medium and a clairvoyant. So they came in one fell swoop for me. I like to share the story that I grew up in a very rural area. I grew up on an agricultural farm, and seven miles from the nearest town and people would drop off their animals and they would find their way back to me. And I’m the youngest of three children, and my mom likes to say that it wasn’t until I came in that all of these animals started finding their way. And my mom was very practical, and so all of a sudden all these animals were showing up and she’s just like, what is going on? So I grew up with pigs that my brother was raising, and I would go out and I would just cuddle with them because we didn’t have any friends.

(02:28):

We didn’t have anyone in the area. So I would go and spend time with the pigs and it really started there. But I always knew I was a medium. My grandmother came to me at I think the age of six after she passed. But it was interesting, my connection with animals was always there and I seemed to always know if they needed help. They seemed to be able to come to me even in my teens and early twenties. I was always at the right place at the right time for some reason, and I was able to go, okay, this one needs help, this one’s lost. And so I seemed to know, it wasn’t until I started doing this professionally when I kind of surrendered into my abilities and realized this was truly a gift that I needed to share to be able to help people, that when I was working in a medium capacity, that people that were passed would show me their animals that they had grown up with.

(03:19):

And I’d be talking to a sister or a mom and they would say, oh my gosh, that is the childhood animal. So it started like that. But just like all of my pet work, whether it’s for missing animals, it comes at least for me very organically because it becomes, as I was asked, for instance, with my first missing pet case, it was just at the beginning of Covid and someone DMed me and said, I need your help. This dog is missing. And I said, oh, I don’t really do that. And they said, but he has diabetes. Can you please help? And I went, shoot, okay. 24 hours later it was found. So it just started. All of these things that I’m doing started because someone asked and I said, okay, let’s do this. So in that regard, I do feel like I have been led, and I do feel like this is a true calling.

(04:12):

I think animal communication is wonderful, but I have always tried to live a very traditional life. I am a military spouse. I tried to draw in the lines no matter if my abilities made me feel elsewhere. And so to come to the realization that if why, and I remember in a very dark point asking the universe, why me? I’m very introverted. I’m very self-critical. I cannot handle, someone looks at me wrong and I am upset. Why would the universe give this to me? And the answer came as clear as it could and said, because you’re called because we’re asking you to. And I realized that all of my life experience, which has been pretty gnarly, has led me to develop empathy and compassion. And so through my empathy and compassion of my experiences, I’m able to help people in pets because I’ve had lots of different life experiences.

(05:13):

I’ve had lots of different roads that I’ve turned down. It’s only in my late thirties that I realized that I really should be doing this to help others. Because even in my darkest points, I just wanted someone with some higher knowledge to tell me it was going to be okay. And I know you’ve spoken to other intuitives and it’s very hard to be intuitive about ourselves. And so I needed that and I needed that for my pets. If my pet was sick or my pet was lost. Actually what inspired me to help with missing pets is my lab was missing for a week quite a few years ago. And so to have those experiences, have that empathy and compassion, but also realize that if I can help, why not?

Jim Harold (05:59):

I think that’s a great reasoning. If you can help, that’s fantastic. Now, let me ask you this. I’m almost curious what psychics experience, what do they see? What do they hear? 

All of it. And I looked to, did a little bit of research beforehand. You talked about how you just need a picture of the eyes of the pet, for example. How does it work? When you tune into a pet, what do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear? How does it work?

Nancy Mello (06:28):

It depends on the type of pet, and I consider this based on the level of consciousness. For instance, the information that I get from cats and dogs and horses is going to be different than I get from a snake or a snail or a tortoise. Different tortoises. So with cats and dogs and horses, which are the most common animals I work with, and I don’t really even need a photo. I say a photo kind of gives me more wifi, whereas without a photo, it’s kind of 5G. But you’ll see, I kind of look off and I always say, I’m not going to make eye contact with you. It’s not that I’m not trying to make eye contact with you, I just look off and I’ve done this my entire life. If someone asks me an intuitive question, same thing with animals, I just look off and with cats and horses and dogs, I see images.

(07:13):

I get words. In the case of missing pets, for instance, I was just working with two missing cats in Thailand just before this call. And I can get feelings of things. So for instance, I could see kind of dirt on the floor, this one of these cats was stolen, and I could get dirt on the floor and I could feel like the grit, but it’s all in my mind. It’s through my own consciousness. So I don’t hear anything. It’s all like I am daydreaming, almost. Or I like to compare it to, it’s like you’re thinking about needing bananas at the grocery store, except it’s things that don’t make sense to me. So for instance, when I was concentrating on one of these cats in Thailand, I got all of these images that make no sense to me. And then I had to ask my client, okay, does this make sense to you?

(07:59):

Do these type of plants make sense? Because I don’t know what these plants are. I unfortunately have not been to Thailand yet. Do these smells make sense? So I’ll get smells, but it’s a smell in my mind. So it’s like, oh, vanilla or whatever. Or for instance, one of the cats was telling me windy. And I could just, in my mind, it’s almost like imagination, but it’s real. And it’s like I could hear this wind just go, woo. It was going through almost like a wind tunnel. So it’s all through my consciousness. I don’t hear anything. I don’t see anything with my eyes. It’s all in my, I guess where you’d say your third eye was or is? Well,

Jim Harold (08:37):

If you don’t mind, we’ll talk a little bit about dogs. I’m a dog person. We have two dogs, like so many millions of people out there. But to me, dogs are so much, and I would probably extend this to all animals, but dogs are so much smarter and I believe sense and know so much more than we give them a credit for. I mean, how intelligent do you find the dogs? And you can come on of course on other animals as well. How intelligent are they really?

Nancy Mello (09:09):

So I call myself evidential. I’m an evidential psychic. I’m an evidential animal communicator. So everything I say hopefully can be proven. Animals, dogs, they know I work with lots of people that are pregnant. They know you are pregnant with, as you are finding out you are pregnant. They can smell change in hormones, they can smell your stress. And actually science is coming out with that. And so what I love is I’ll hear something and I’ll say it, and then science kind of starts coming up and going, okay, this is what we’re finding. Dogs can tell stress level science is proving that dogs can smell cancer. And I absolutely get that. I feel like the animal will know that you are sick based off of just even change of your own temperature, change of whatever. And they will sometimes lean towards a spot or kind of come towards you.

(10:01):

Or for instance, I was the last domino to fall in the sickness that has come through my house the last few days, and my cat did not leave my side last night for 12 hours because she knew I was sick. It’s the same thing. So they absolutely understand our bodies, they also understand our emotions, and they’re incredibly empathic. One big question I get, especially when people have gone through a hard time and maybe they haven’t spent a lot of time with their dog, is do they forgive me? Of course they do. They are so mindful and they’re such a lesson for us in mindfulness. If something happens, they just go, okay, this may not feel good. This may make me sad, but a day later you’re fine. As long as you’re kind to me after whatever they let it go. So they seem to understand, even if we’re having a hard day, they seem to understand if we do kind of push them away.

(10:55):

Now, I’m not saying be a jerk to your dog, but they absolutely understand. They understand when there’s death, they understand when there’s life. The biggest actually thing that I get with dogs is when I’m working with pregnant women that after the baby is born, dogs and cats, horses are very black and white and they don’t understand why this baby can’t do anything. So I’ll explain to them, okay, they’re going to be with the mom and there’s going to be a lot of this, but they don’t understand why the baby has to have a diaper. They really like the smell of the diapers, but they don’t understand why the baby can’t just go to the bathroom and they don’t understand.

Jim Harold (11:35):

Do they understand they’re the offspring of the parent?

Nancy Mello (11:38):

Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. They say the smells are the same or similar. The smells are similar, but they won’t understand. And it makes sense though, because if you’re a dog and maybe you’ve had puppies, the puppy’s nurse, and then they’re able to walk, they’re able to move around. And so this baby cannot do anything. And so I’ll talk to a dog with a baby that’s two or three months and they go, but what do they do? That’s another big question. What do they do? All they do is make noise and they smell. What do they do? They don’t understand that there’s this process. Yeah, it’s just very black and white. Well, once they walk, they should walk. What do you mean they don’t understand potty training at all? They don’t understand at all.

Jim Harold (12:25):

Takes two years.

Nancy Mello (12:28):

And it’s very much, it’s not criticizing, it’s not judgment, it’s just, but what do these things do? What am I supposed to do? And I’ll be like, okay, well they’re helpless and you can watch over ’em. Okay, but what do they do? They just don’t get it.

Jim Harold (12:44):

No, that’s great. And I’ve got to say, we had an instance when our oldest daughter was born many years ago. We had a dog by the name of Trouble, and he was a pretty big dog. He was part German shepherd, part beagle. We got him from a rescue and he was a fantastic dog. And since he was such a decent sized dog, I was terrified when we brought the baby home. I’m like, is he going to devour the baby? Couldn’t have been kinder. And the kids as they grew up, they would try to ride him like a horse and everything. And he couldn’t have been a better big brother. He was just fantastic. He was fantastic.

Nancy Mello (13:19):

I’m a fan of big dogs as well. We had an Akita when I was pregnant with my firstborn, and Koa was the best dog for her. We have all these photos when my daughter was itty bitty, and Koa is just watching her the whole time. And Helen could do anything to Koa. Helen would pull, she’d do anything, and Koa’s just like, what do you want? No, they absolutely understand that. And this part will vary based on dog breeds. Chihuahuas are not going to react the same way that perhaps an Akita will with a baby. If a baby tries to hang on the Chihuahua, some might go, it’s okay. And others are going to be like, what the hell are you doing? So dog breed and also autonomy plays a huge part. However, it’s wonderful to see the maternal or paternal side come out in animals.

Jim Harold (14:08):

Yeah, it absolutely is. So what do we get wrong about our animals? What are some themes you hear? Boy, I wish those humans would know this. What are some of those things?

Nancy Mello (14:20):

That we make them happy. That we don’t let them down. That even if we are late or we’re not spending enough time with them, they’re happy. That one big thing is did they know we love them? Abso-freaking-lutely. And because animals, they’re beautifully mindful in the sense that when they’ve got food, they’ve got shelter, they’ve got someone giving ’em pets. That’s all they need. Now all the rest is extra. I had a wonderful question the other day from a client and they said, do animals understand the difference between needs and wants? They do not. Everything is a need. So once they get Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, then they’re going to want more generally depending on the personality. But really, as long as you’re trying with them, they’re absolutely happy. Another one I get is a lot of regret. If you unfortunately had to rehome your pet or help your animal crossover, do they forgive me?

(15:16):

And every single time I hear there’s nothing to forgive, there’s absolutely nothing to forgive. Some animals are in our life for just a period of time, and for them, they look at death as just a passage. I’ve not yet talked to an animal that was afraid to pass. It’s very much accepting. They understand their energy continues. They will see other animals, people around them before they pass or in the process of it, and they just walk over like no big deal. And this isn’t just for dogs and cats, this is for birds, this is for squirrels. They all seem to have this beautiful understanding that life goes on even after our body. And one thing that confuses them is that after they pass on, we’re sad and they go, but we’re right here. We’re right here. We’re right there. They get that we’re still here.

(16:10):

They don’t understand that. We don’t have that concept of forever. So that’s another big one. But honestly, just talking to your animal is the best thing you can do. That’s the best piece of advice I always give people is talking to your pets. Talk to your pets like their toddlers. Say good morning. Ask them how their day was. The more you talk to them, the more they will interact with you and even try to send your information back. And that’s where you get beautiful connections between person and their pet where it’s like, oh, I had a feeling they wanted that green ball. Oh, I had a feeling they wanted that type of food. That’s when we get our own animal communication with our pets. Oh, I had a feeling they didn’t like me watching them use the bathroom. Whatever it is, the more we connect with them. And it just means spending time with them. And I say, even if you’re on your phone, just have your hand there. But if you can be hands, hands free, phone free for 10 or 15 minutes a day, just focusing on them, that’s all they want. Just a little time.

Jim Harold (17:07):

Do they have a sense of humor? I think – (overlapping speech) Tell us about that. 

Nancy Mello (17:14):

Yes, absolutely. So it depends on the pet, because all animals are autonomous, so you have their breed characteristics just like us. So we have our genetics and then we have our own personality. So some pets, like when we use the funny voices and others are going, what the hell are you doing? Some, I call them Mrs. Doubtfire voice. And maybe once a week, maybe a couple times a week, I will get someone going, why is that person using that voice? And it’s usually the Mrs. Doubtfire voice, it’s a hello. And they’re like, what the hell you doing? But some get really excited by it. So the voices, not too many animals I’ve found enjoy the teasing. So if you have a treat behind your back and you say, where is it? They’re just like, give me the damn treat. Give me the freaking thing.

(18:07):

No, but they absolutely have a sense of humor, especially when you’re kind of dancing around and just when you are silly, they seem to understand when we are being silly, when we are having fun, most pets I’ve talked to are amused, at the very least of us dancing. There’s going to be 15% that are again going, what the hell are you guys doing? Why are you moving around like that? But it’s almost like they’re looking at us going, what are you doing? But that’s amusing to me. So absolutely they have a sense of humor. Absolutely. They love when we’re happy. That is their happiest time because they want us to be happy. They just want us to be as happy as they are. So when we’re dancing around and we’re smiling, they’re like, all right, this is good.

Jim Harold (18:48):

On the other hand, what makes them sad? What things do you find make pets sad?

Nancy Mello (18:54):

Being ignored? Being ignored. Doors being closed. That’s probably the biggest complaint I get from animals all over, from rabbits to cats and dogs is don’t close the door on them. Don’t keep them out. They really take it personally. So for instance, if I’m recording right now, my dogs are downstairs, if they came up and this door would be closed, they’d be like, what the heck? Routine changes tend to make them sad. If you are working nine to five and that is nine to five, nine to five, they’re fine with it. But if it starts changing, they don’t understand it, they will feel off leaving for periods of time, unfortunately. Sorry. They get sad when we’re not there. And that’s when I work with people all the time, especially we’re recording right now in March when people are getting ready for their summer vacations, their spring vacations, and thankfully there’s a way of remedying that. And I talk with people, I talk with the pet and I explain, and there’s things that you can do to help your pet. Even my pets, I’ve gone about a week and I can hear one of my cats going, when are you coming back? So absolutely leaving them for periods of time makes them sad. Not too much else. It’s usually distance between us, whether it’s with a door or long or farther. That’s generally what makes ’em sad,

Jim Harold (20:19):

Just from someone who works from home. And my wife’s in the same situation. We work from home. And it’s funny, my wife now, she works with our podcast and forth, but before she was a speech therapist and worked from home. We both worked from home for gosh, the last dozen years. And the dogs seem to know, for example, they stay with her. She’s like their Lord and savior, but when she would work, they would go in her office and lie down on the bed. They knew it was time to work. I actually worked at a radio station where there was a news guy and he had, I think it was a golden retriever, and he would say, Maggie News and the dog would go to the little newsroom. Do dogs realize when we’re doing those kinds of things, maybe sitting at the computer typing whatever, recording, doing a speech therapy session, do they realize the concept that we’re working?

Nancy Mello (21:17):

Yes and no. Do they understand what work is? No. They understand that our attention is being divided. I can speak for myself personally. I have a lab and she definitely knows when I’m in a session, when I’m connecting, although I have a tortoise shell cat that I actually has interrupted a session where I have heard something and the client was like, that’s not my cat. And I looked back and my cat was doing exactly what I was hearing, and she knew it too. She was purposely doing it, which is why I don’t care for my cats in the room. But that’s me personally. They understand that I’m sensing I’m working with others, and that makes ’em a little sad if I’m working till the end of the day and then they’re like, alright, us time. So do they understand work? No, but they will understand that our attention is divided.

(22:02):

Now depending on their personality, some are just happy to lay at our feet and then some you get my torty, that’s like, no, no, I still need attention now. But absolutely. And what I can say with that, if you do have a dog or a cat or even a rabbit that seems to understand, I say, have a bed underneath your desk or on the side, and then just reach down and pet them every once in a while and just acknowledge them. They love that. They love just to be acknowledged. And to be fair, I try and do the same thing in sessions. If my lab really wants to stay up here with me, I will pet her and kind of make eye contact with her and let her know everything’s okay. But she also, she’ll come up and she’ll kind of protect me emotionally. And I see other animals doing that with their people where let’s say you’re in a stressful work meeting, they absolutely, again, this is another time where animals are absolutely not only empathetic, but seem to understand. They can hear our heart rate go up, they can smell our temperature going up, and they will absolutely be more alert. There have been times when actually the same tortoise, shell cat will just jump up in my lap when I’m having a hard session because she knows that I need to be almost like grounding helping me ground a little bit.

Jim Harold (23:14):

Now, you had mentioned this earlier, and I think that it is really a concern for everyone who has a pet is the passing of a pet. And whether it’s they just pass away or as you said, you have to help them along because there’s such a point with illness or whatever, that it’s in the best interests of the pet to pass over. Can you talk about what the pet’s experience on the other side? I mean, I know there’s that lovely about the rainbow bridge and all of that, but what is it like for them? What do they tell you? Because I understand you communicate with living pets, but you also communicate with pets who have passed over.

Nancy Mello (23:58):

So I do work with pets on a hospice level, and generally pets will have a bucket list. And I love working with pets in that time because one of a big question after a pet passes is did they know they were going and were they happy before? And so when you work with pets prior, you can do all the things, whether if they always wanted a hamburger and they might’ve only had it once when they were two years old, or they want to smell the air in a car, whatever it is. It’s interesting. The rainbow bridge is beautiful. It’s a beautiful visual for us. I personally have not talked to a pet that has seen a bridge. Instead, they just simply walk or a lot of times run out of their body and it kind of just goes out just like with us, where it goes kind of out of our solar plexus and just runs out.

(24:46):

And generally it’s with a pet they knew in life or a person and they just run out, especially if they’ve been arthritic or they haven’t been walking, they run out. Or in the case, I talked to a bird in Japan not too long ago, and I didn’t realize this, but the bird hadn’t been flying. The bird had hurt her wing, and unfortunately the bird passed in the car on the way to the er, and I saw the bird just open up her wings and just fly. And she said, oh my God, she had hurt her wing. She hadn’t flown for years. And this bird just flew out just beautifully. And it’s instantaneous. They just run out depending on the pet, because again, autonomy, they will watch over us for a little bit and they’ll be aware. But a lot of times they are so ready to go, I’m out of here, and they just run out and it’s without any thought or Oh my gosh, where am I going? Or my gosh, what’s happening?

(25:39):

It’s not very prolific for them. It’s very natural and just very easy. And they are out. And then all of a sudden they see, I feel like almost 80% of pets show me a beautiful garden and we’re talking miles long, and they will show us that they love going in this garden. And that’s where people and pets are, and they run through this garden. They smell all the smells. Cats, I love this because cats that have that hunting instinct, they will go after these little white blips of energy. It’s almost like those little floaters you see in your eyes sometimes. That’s what they try and catch. They can’t hurt anything. It’s just that’s what they use to catch. But they go and do their favorite things while checking in with us.

Jim Harold (26:25):

Now they are. We are reunited with our pets after we pass. Do you believe that?

Nancy Mello (26:33):

Oh, I see it every day, not just in my animal sessions, but also in my mediumship sessions. It’s very rare to not see a pet or a person with each other. We are so connected with animals, we go hand in hand. So when we pass, we are just inundated, not just with animals from this life, but every past life. But what I love is that it’s not just the animals that we’ve had in possession, so to speak. If you are a foster family, watch out. Because every animal that you touched in your life, if you fostered a hundred cats, watch out. There’s going to be a hundred cats running for you when you pass over. If you helped an animal rescue, same thing. Even feral cats, that’s a big question that’s come up lately. So absolutely, we are reunited with them. And sometimes when we are passing, a lot of times, and you’ll see this in hospice work, where in people hospice work, that a lot of times people will see their loved ones. But I actually, I will talk to people that also see their pets with them from childhood that are walking them over. They absolutely will walk us over.

Jim Harold (27:49):

Now, I know you offer readings. How does that work in terms of, can you take us a little bit through the process? People go to your website, they sign up to have a reading. Just take us through the process of what happens during one of those readings.

Nancy Mello (28:07):

During a session. I’m such a dork, such a, a–

Jim Harold (28:13):

Makes two of us.

Nancy Mello (28:14):

Yeah, I’m such a dork. I don’t do meditation before sessions. I’m not doing this. I do like to meditate, but usually I’m chasing after my pets or my kids and I’m telling everyone to be quiet in my house. And then when I sit down, I have ADD. So if you have ADD, you’ll understand this. I kind of go into a hyperfocus mode where, I mean, the freaking fire alarm has gone off in the house and it’s taken me a second to click out. So generally I’ll ask you, where am I talking to you in the world? Because again, I talk with people from all over, and it’s generally, there’s a minute of just kind of like, Hey, because I’m very normal. And sometimes people can just be like this. And that can be hard to sense because if you’re like this, I can’t hear anything.

(28:57):

Right? It’s almost like a block if you’re nervous. And so it’s just like, Hey, hey, what’s going on? Okay, who are we talking to today? Once we get through all of that, then depending if we’re working with one pet, it’s like, okay, I’m just going to connect with them and then feel free to ask me any questions. And a lot of times what will happen is when I’m connecting with the pet, they’re answering 75% of your questions. But at any time you can be like, Hey, no, no, no, I want to touch on this, or No, I want to get into that. And some people come with me with a list of questions and that’s great. And others, honestly, my favorite are just like, Hey, go for it. And then have questions, but let the pet speak. Because a lot of times the pet is so eager, and it may seem minor to you, their water’s too cold.

(29:45):

I don’t like my water bowl. I like the other food. I want to go outside. You haven’t filled the bird feeder and I know it. Stuff like that. So they have, oh yeah, they have immediate concerns. When I’m working with past and living pets, I always say, okay, let’s work with the living pets first. Because what was happening is before when I would try and focus on the past pet first, the living animal would kind of keep going, no, no, hey, over here. So unlike with people, when I’m speaking with people, they have different syntaxes. So if I’m talking to your great aunt and your grandfather, they have different syntaxes. I’m able to tell ’em apart, but animals sound all the same in my head. It’s just the consciousness. So I usually will say, okay, I’m probably going to confuse them, so let’s work with the living first, and then if it sounds more like so-and-so let me know.

(30:31):

And sometimes you’ll even get animals that you haven’t even asked about that will come through. So that’s why I’m always be open to whatever comes. I don’t know how many times I’ve had pets from childhood kind of try and go, Hey, hey, over here, over here. I need to say something. I say that when we are talking, it’s almost like a channel is opening. Animals will wait all day for they will know. They will know. You have been thinking about it, you’ve been saying their name. They absolutely know this session is happening. And so it’s not just your animals though. You will have other animals surrounding and our guides. And so you’ll have other animals going, Hey, if there’s something immediate or if something that they need to get across, they will absolutely try and come through as well.

Jim Harold (31:13):

So let me ask you this. Are your current pets, for example, we have two dogs, Teddy and Rambo. Are your current pets aware of your past pets? Our past pet was Trouble, which it was a funny name that I came up with when we brought ’em back from the pound. I said, oh, he looks like Trouble. So we called him Trouble, but he was a fantastic doc. The point being that are the existing pets, the live pets aware of the relationship and the past pet?

Nancy Mello (31:45):

Absolutely. And they will see them. But to them, it’s really interesting because again, it’s very matter of fact. So when I’m working with both a living a past pet, the living Pet’s like, oh yeah, I see him in the corner. I see him over there, but it’s no big deal. It’s not like us when we see a ghost and we’re like, oh my God, what did I see? They’re just like, eh, yeah, yeah, I see that guy. He’s over there. Or yeah, I see him on the bed sometimes. It’s just no big deal. The funniest thing was, it was just last week, and I was talking to a cat and also a past cat, and I was talking to the living cat, and I said, well, have you seen so-and-so, and he goes, yeah, he’s right here. And I was like, oh, yeah, he sees him in the corner, but he goes, no, no, he’s right here.

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And I was like, what the hell is he saying? Because he kept showing me a corner. But then he showed me something right by him. And so I was telling the client, I was like, why is he showing me two different spots? And they started laughing and they actually, they had, what do you call it? They had taxidermy, the cat, and the cat was right next to him on the cat tree, and that’s where they had placed him. And so this cat’s going, no, no, I see him, but then he’s right here. So he was talking about both. He was talking about, I see the energy over here, but he’s right here. And he was actually confusing him. He was just like, again, he was just like, what is this?

Jim Harold (32:58):

What’s going on? Yeah.

Nancy Mello (33:00):

What is, because he doesn’t smell the same. Oh yeah. He said he smelled weird. And so because of that though, they moved him. They moved the past pet the taxidermy because the cat was just like, what the hell is, what is, yeah,

Jim Harold (33:13):

What’s going on?

Nancy Mello (33:14):

What’s this doing? Yeah. But it was funny. He kept saying both, and I’m like, what the hell? So you never know.

Jim Harold (33:22):

Yeah, it’s got to be interesting seeing what other people do. And speaking of what people do, you’ve done something interesting with your new podcast Creature Preacher, tell us what Creature Preacher is.

Nancy Mello (33:35):

Creature Preacher is a show for everyone that loves animals, not just cats and dogs, but is just really interested in the viewpoint of animals. I have on the show, I talked to the oldest living land animal around, which is Jonathan. He’s I believe, a hundred ninety six, a hundred ninety eight tortoise. I spoke to the spy whale that is missing in the Baltics. So I’ve spoken to and cat’s dogs. I also have a Rescue me segment where I work with adoptable animals from everything from pigs and roosters to horses that are available for adoption across the United States. So it’s really storytelling. The people that I talk to and their animals, there’s either a issue, for instance, there’s an episode called I Hate My Dad, where there’s a dog that cannot stand one of his dads and just cannot stand him. And these guys came in just going, what the hell is going on?

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But then I have an episode with a lovely gentleman who actually makes costumes for his cat and about that connection. So to me, it’s storytelling in the way of, I say, this isn’t just a podcast. This is something that you’ll kind of stick with you. Where sometimes it’s about solving a problem, and other times it’s about resolving grief. Other times it’s just having a laugh. It’s been a really wonderful experience because just in my sessions, I go in cold, I see the photo right beforehand, and we jump right in, and we just let it take us where it’s going to take us just in a session. And so for those on the fence that maybe have been really curious about animal communication, this is a great way of dipping your toe in and saying, okay, this is how a session might look like. But also those that just really enjoy animals that enjoy their stories.

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So I love it. And it really is the creature preacher. I am preaching for the, it’s been a wonderful experience and something I did not expect, and everything else in my life, it came about very organically where a wonderful company approached me and said, Hey, we have this idea. Are you interested? And being able to have the freedom. I live in New England, so there is some cursing on it when it’s natural. The first episode, I definitely lay some language down, and I was definitely not looking forward to hearing my mom hear that part because, but it’s just very natural. It’s just very me going, what the hell? Or it’s those little things that happen. And I think it really also demystifies what an animal communicator is. I am not holding crystals in my hand. I am just Nancy that just got out of a workout.

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And actually, I was telling my producers, if we have a second season, I definitely need to work on my look, because a few times I’m like in my sweat band, just kind of talk along. But again, that’s what you would see in a session. What you see is what you get with me. Again, I am goofy. I am, don’t put on any airs. And it’s been a lot of fun to just have fun with these stories. And also the rescue me episodes are so important and near and dearr to my heart because I do work with rescues across the world, and I have found that when I’m able to work with adoptable animals, and so for instance, a cat and they can tell me what kind of family they want, what kind of housing do they want, what do they need? And when I’m able to help them with what they need, I don’t think we’ve had a return on an adoption yet of one that I’ve been able to help with. So we’re giving these animals a voice in what kind of home they want. We’re not just saying, this is what I want. I want you, but perhaps this dog doesn’t want a lot of noise and maybe doesn’t want a family full of kids. Maybe they want just one or two people. Some animals I talk to, they enjoy the quiet. They don’t want you working from home. So again, if we’re able to fit animals in the family that also suits them, the chances of them being returned goes down to almost zero.

Jim Harold (38:01):

No, that’s a great thing because that is one of the saddest things when people adopt a pet. And we saw a lot of that over the pandemic. And then they say, oh, this is not just a fun toy. This is a real commitment. And that’s a very sad thing, but that’s good that you work to prevent that. So I guess at this point, the important question is A, if people want to find out more about you, possibly engage you for reading that sort of thing, where do they find you? And again, where do people find Creature Preacher?

Nancy Mello (38:33):

So on social media, you can me at Nancy Mello Official on Instagram, and if you want to see a lot of fun duets of me talking about other videos, you can go to TikTok, which is just Nancy.Mello. My website is my name, Nancy Mello MELLO.com. Creature Preacher is available across all major podcast services, and you just search Creature Preacher, and it’s a really cool picture of me in sunglasses. They made me look so cool. I’m not that cool, but it’s like a rainbow coming out of my head and animals. I’m so not cool. Yeah, so Creature Preacher, and right now as time of recording, I believe we’re about five or six episodes in; the Jonathan the Tortoise one. That was a life-changing talk with me. I mean, really, when I say it changed my life, I’m not even kidding.

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The things that we talked about in that story were just, they’ve stuck with me. And we talked to Jonathan’s vet who collaborated, corroborated, collaborated, collaborate, collaborated, whatever. I haven’t had coffee yet this morning. Forgive me what Jonathan was saying, which was really cool. Also, there’s some really cool, even if you’re not looking to adopt another animal, listen to the podcast episodes. We get a lot of comments. Actually, the last one that just came out yesterday, we were talking about Kenny G and what kind of music the pets liked. But it’s really interesting. I had, there’s one of the rescue mes, I dunno if it was a cat or dog, but they liked, they watched tv, but I remember them saying they didn’t want action. They wanted Bridgeton and animals will have preferences like that. It’ll be music, it’ll be the sway. So animals are completely autonomous beings, and they will have likes and dislikes, including music, including the timber in our voices.

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So absolutely they have taste. So I try in each rescue me to kind of even get down to those little details. What kind of music do you want in your home? Do you want some EDM? Do you want some Yani? What do you want? What do you prefer? So that might help as well, I think even if you’re like, what the hell? Animals? If you’re a skeptic, listen to it. Still skeptics are fine as long as you have an open mind. But definitely check it out if you have any questions though, nancy meow.com. And I am very active on social media, much to my therapist’s advice who says, you need to get off social media more and just let it go. And I’m like, no, no, no. I like my social time. So yeah, you’ll just see me in my Instagram stories. I don’t hold anything back.

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I think on yesterday and Monday, or yeah, two days ago, Monday, I almost put my espresso into my cup to drink it. I didn’t even think about brewing it. That was my Monday. So I just shared just goofy, goofy stuff. I think I just, again, I’m trying to normalize what people like me, right? We’re not in the shadows. We are your teachers. We are your doctors. We are your next door neighbors. Also, feel free to Google me. I always encourage people before you do a session with either a psychic or an animal communicator, or in the case both like me, please Google them. Read the reviews. Everyone should be googleable in that sense where you should be able to learn more about them.

Jim Harold (42:02):

That makes sense. Nancy Mello, thank you for joining us today on the program.

Nancy Mello (42:06):

Thanks so much for having me.

Jim Harold (42:08):

Thank you for tuning in. That was a lot of fun. And if you like the show, please make sure you subscribe to the channel and hit the notification bell so you never miss an episode. Of course, also like this video and share it with your friends. We’ll talk to you next time. Until then, stay safe and stay spooky. Bye-Bye.