Thought I'd have a break from the norm and write about the potential supernatural powers of cats and dogs.
A lot has been written about about pets in relation to a kind of 'sixth sense' that they are thought to possess. I read an excellent book recently entitled 'Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home And Other Unexplained Powers Of Animals' by Rupert Sheldrake which covers many of the topics around this suggested sixth sense such as premonitions, telepathy etc and it inspired me to study the less well known capabilities of the pets that we share our lives with.
A study carried out by Biologists at City University London found that, contrary to previous opinion, cats and dogs seem to see in UV light. It has long been theorized by some in the the ghost hunting fraternity that spirits are more readily seen in UV light and Ultra Violet lighting tools are sometimes used on ghost hunting expeditions.
A lot of my research has led me to some interesting finds that, although offering no hard evidence, certainly seem to suggest that our pets may see things that we don't on a supernatural level.
Take the story of Del Johnsen a woman who passed away leaving seven dogs and six cats. Witnesses reported her pets acting in a way post-death that suggested that the owner was visiting her pets daily and interacting with them as written about here
Cats and dogs have long been associated with being guides to the spirit world. Cats were allegedly prized by witches as it was thought that cats could be trained to be alert to both good and bad spirits as written about here
I have had personal conversations with pet owners that are convinced that their cat or dog interacts with a playmate that has passed on and many of the conversations relate in detail about the pets only behaving in this way when their pet pals that have passed away were around.
I think it's fair to say that cats and dogs show a lot of intuitive unexplained behaviours and their inability to communicate what they see will always leave us wondering. What I do know is that there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that suggests that cats and dogs react and interact with things that we cannot comprehend which may include spirits.