Friday, January 04, 2008

Pet Loss, Books on Cat & Dog, Pet Animal Reincarnation by Brent Atwater

“I’m Home Again" Pet Reincarnation, Inspiring Hope for pet loss, ©2007

You’re invited to Jan 9, 2008 archives for our show on pet reincarnation-

These Animal lovers gift books for pet loss about pet reincarnation by Brent Atwater will be on Amazon .com and stores March 2008

Sample Excerpt: For years after Friend 1 and Electra’s passing, I consoled myself and cried while watching “our” favorite website’s puppy images. When I made myself progress forward to procure a puppy, each time that I would call about the one I picked, it had just been sold. One exasperated breeder stated that perhaps I should send a deposit to which I responded, “When its time I’ll know.”
I watched endless months of weekly photos, daily puppy updates, videos and rescue webcams. Nothing! I really didn’t even care because my heart still mourned to my core and my tears still flowed. However, I felt compelled to keep watching the updates no matter how upset they made me feel.
Then this fluffy little fur ball dragging a LARGE stuffed toy in his mouth ran gleefully zoom zoom across my computer screen. My heart quickened. I must have watched, rewatched and memorized that video hundreds of times. I “felt” him in my soul (sign 1). I called, he was available albeit 2500 miles away. I thought too far to fly the little fellow with stopovers. (Sign 2) as the Universe would have it, the airline carrier added a holiday non stop flight from that area to our airport, so now I had no excuses. I had been unencumbered for years now and a new pup, well…………………
I talked to and questioned the puppy's guardian till she was probably really tired of me. In one conversation, she jokingly referred to him as “bad boy.” I asked why. She stated that he had what looked like a B on his right hip and would send me a photo. (Sign 3) the image sent chills up my spine and all my friends into a chorus of “what don’t you get?” He was already spoken for at a higher level then any of us knew at that time. It was as if God had assigned an Angel to monogram my signature on his hip so I wouldn’t be so “human” as to not understand that this dog was meant to be mine.
With a weary heart, afraid and excited I met him at the airport VERY Apprehensive! What if I had the wrong pup and we didn't connect? I had never picked a puppy from a distance. He launched out of his crate and immediately sat all 7 pounds of 9 weeks old fluff right down in front of me. He looked up and stared directly into my eyes as if to say where have you been? Now let’s get on with our life. Then he hopped into my arms and slept all the way to my house that had now become our home.
I named him Friend. He responded to his “old” name without missing a beat. He knew where his bed was, recognized his past life toys and gathered them into his same toy spot where they were supposed to be! He did not even inspect the new toys, he wanted HIS toys! He talks, hugs, and does all the things all my soul dogs “did.” When I look into his eyes we never left one another. He is my “baby dog,” my best Friend. When my heart asked where have you been, his spirit replied: I had to exchange my old body for this new one so I could be in your life again. At 10 weeks old he knew and responded to all the old dog’s commands, no training was necessary. He’s my old adult dog with few puppy moments except he runs at “wide open”, is learning how to operate those new feet and is a chewing machine!
Even Mikey our senior cat recognized this 90 day reincarnate. She had lived with Friend and Electra. She slept on Friend’s grave for the longest time. It was like a class reunion. They knew they knew each other before but didn’t know how to act now. Mikey instigated head bumps, a game of tag with a playful paw bat, and she nonchalantly weaves back and forth under Friend’s stomach before she cleans his ears. They can be seen intertwined in the late afternoon sun napping. Sometime “His puppyhood” is exasperated as how to handle his feline buddy.
I am blessed to have gentle paw pads stroking my face to awaken me each morning. All the eccentric little habits, routines, traits, favorite toys, foods, spots and tricks known only to my soul is back in my world in another earthly “monogrammed” fur form as Friend.

For the List of Signs of pet reincarnation please see the book.

Contact Information:Brent Atwater, Pet Medical Intuitive Diagnosis, Pet Energy Healer, Author, Artist
Office: 1.910.692.5206 USA
Mobile: 1.404.242.9022 USA

Monday, September 26, 2005

Labrador Retriever: Black, Yellow, Chocolate, Puppies and Dogs

Brent's pet portraits (dog, cat, horses) began in 1987 with coverage in Town & Country magazine. She placed an ad for her pet portrait services, and in 6 weeks had 3 years of work. "PBS" did a national special on her pet portraits, as did "PM" Magazine, and other national television shows. She has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV programs. Her artwork had been featured in many national magazines and newspapers.

Her portraits are know to capture the Souls of her subjects. Brent's signature trademark within each portrait is that the eyes of your pet follow you around a room, UNless it's not that pet's particular personality to look at you, or the "pose" you have chosen doesn't allow this to occur.

If you are a pet lover, you've probably seen her licensed designs in all of the leading pet catalogues and retail stores. Her pet portraits, have been on sweatshirts for Orvis, QVC, Home ShoppingNetwork and Catalogues, Pot Pourri, et al. You have seen her pet and animal designs, on rugs, wallpaper, greeting cards, men's ties (Alynn neckwear), Rug Barn Throws, Toland, et al.

Brent's animal artwork was been chosen to raise money for the ASPCA, the Delta Society, Handicapped Riding, Ducks Unlimited, Bide a Wee, etc, and other national and international organizations. Brent's art was featured in the Labrador Quarterly, Orvis, at the Washington International, Devon, and Madison Square Garden Horse Shows, American Kennel Club ( AKC), the Westminster show, the Humane Society of the United States et al. Her international pet clientele range from Hollywood star's pets, to pound puppies. Her pet portraits on silk pillows began a home accessory trend, and her pillow portraits adorn many elegant homes.

Brent Atwater
ATL, GA 404.242.9022
NC 910.692.5206

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Pet Portraits: Your photos determine how your pet's "personality" is captured on canvas

To take the best pictures of your pet for their Pet Portrait:

1. Photograph at your pet's level. Use a squeaky toy or food for that sparkle in the eyes and extra ear lift.

2. Get extra close-ups of the face for "mommy's" favorite details.

3. Send fur snips for color matching

4. Take photos from all angles, with as little scenery as posssible.

5. Outdoor lighting is best. Try to get accurate color. Your photographs must be accurate and as clear as possible.

6. Your "baby's" personality being caught on camera, allows me to paint that extra sparkle.

Take as many rolls as necessary!!! When I photograph a pet for their portrait, I usually take about 4 rolls of 36 exposures. Too many is better than too little. As an artist, I can take the ear carriage from one picture , the "smile" from another and the tail set from another and combine them all in your artwork.

Your final portrait and your pets "personality captured on canvas" is determined by the images that you send.

Brent Atwater
ATl, GA 404.242.9022
NC 910.692.5206