Animal Communication Stories

A Conversation with a Wild Mink

   by Diana Lynn


Mink 17A


After Christmas (07), Nakota (my Australian Shepherd) and I were headed back to the truck when I caught sight of a wild Mink that was tugging at something on top of the ice.  Then Nakota saw it and walked quietly over toward it and the Mink walked closer yet to Nakota and I told Nakota, “no” in my head and he just stood there quietly.  At that same moment that I told Nakota “no,” the Mink realized that I had spoken to Nakota silently. The Mink then turned toward me and asked, “How did I do that?”  “I talked to Nakota in my head” I responded.  When I asked him what he was tugging at in the frozen ice, the Mink ignored me. I told him “that he didn’t have a chance of pulling this thing out because he wasn’t strong enough” and the little Mink turned and stared at me.  I then gave him some Reiki and he softened immediately, was relaxed and didn’t seem to have a care in the world.  As I got closer to him, Nakota was still just watching, the Mink walked closer to the edge of the ice and I suggested to the Mink that he was pushing his luck; he stopped and stared at me and then I guess he decided it was time to leave and he was gone.

I didn’t see the Mink again until March 24th as he was walking across the road from the wetlands to the ditch of water. He stopped and looked at Nakota who was going to chase him until I yelled “NO.”  The Mink lingered a little bit longer enticing Nakota before disappearing into the ditch.

As I walked up to the spot where he entered the water he was not communicating with me.  I gave him some Reiki energies and wished him well and walked away.  Further into our walk the Mink contacted me and I asked him if he would share his day with me, he was silent and then said, “YES.”  I asked him a question that came to mind “Would a river otter kill you?”

The Mink said “No.  First off, I have watched you over the past several months making sure you did not see me.  I find you interesting and different from most upright animals [people].  I have to be careful not to trust you too much.  Upright animals can be mean and hurtful to us smaller animals.  And that dog of yours wants to kill me, yet in his respect for you, he doesn’t and that is why I like to watch you when you come out, as the sky gets lighter. I am active most of the days; I usually sleep in the mid parts of the darkened sky [I believe he means the early morning hours 1 a.m. through 5 a.m.].  Upon waking up, I cautiously go out of my den to see if I am being targeted by another predator and then I head down to the water to clean myself up and to catch my morning meal; could be worms or some vegetation coming up in the water or a wonderful small fish. Then I go about my business during the light hours; I am currently working on attracting a mate because I believe this area is a good home especially with this upright animal about.   [He knows I will give him Reiki].  I love the water and the vegetation along the banks; it is good to play in and eat.  I am very good at stalking my prey out of the water; this takes a lot of concentration to be good!”

This was the end of the conversation with this wild Mink, he was too busy with his day to go further in talking; he didn’t like my questions at all which is typical when communicating with wildlife.

Today, March 25th, it was colder this morning as it had rained all night and as I was walking back I looked into the wetlands hoping to catch a glimpse of the Mink. I watched as a pair of Mallards appeared to be swimming away from something and that something was the Mink and a small River Otter swimming side by side.  When they saw me they immediately dived under the water and I started giving them Reiki and they surfaced and swam toward me till they got to the bank.  The Mink turned right and the River Otter went left; I watched the Otter till he swam into some tall vegetation and both of them said, “Bye.”  Then the Mink said, “See we never hurt one another as we are cousins, we play and have fun.”  What is interesting is that the Mink orchestrated getting the River Otter to come to show me that they do in fact get along as I had asked this question yesterday.  Wild animals are so cool!

I love to go out most mornings because of the opportunities that present themselves to me, such as the conversation with this Mink.  Inner Energy Workshop is  3-days that gives you the student the “tools” to be able to carry-on such a communication.  If you are interested in these possibilities, please read more on how to Communicate with animals and how to share Reiki with wildlife and your own pets.



The little black cat skirted along the fence between the edge of the pasture and my back yard.  She barely acknowledged my presence as she passed by.  I’d seen her from time to time and wondered where she lived when not out hunting.

One night I arrived home at midnight after working the evening shift.  As I rounded the corner to go into the back door, I noticed a black shape sitting at the side of the garage.  Her yellow eyes stared at me, sizing me up.  At first she disappeared quickly if I took a step in her direction.  Eventually, offerings of kitty food were accepted.  Then quick touches were allowed.  Soon she ventured onto the deck, onto my lap and into our hearts.  Very originally, I named her Midnite – because of the color of her thick fur and because she chose to observe me around midnight.

Shortly after that, a young, rangy, brown-tabby male ran through the yard, checking out the territory.  Bopper was playful and carefree with huge paws he has never quite grown into. . . .a teenager compared to Midnite, the Queen of the back yard.  I already had an indoor cat, Paddy, who would not tolerate other cats in her house.  So Midnite and Bopper settled into life on the covered deck.  They had cat huts and bed warmers in the cold months.  Midnite became the premiere lap cat and kept our teeny-Bopper in line.

Midnite lived a good eight years until the end of April 2006.  Over a period of 5 days, she became ill and I had to make the decision to release her from her physical body.  I’m not ashamed to say that I cried like a baby that day.  After a couple of months, I had some questions, guilt’s, and concerns about both Midnite and Bopper for which I needed answers.  Then I felt I could “let her go” and relieve some of my grieving.  There were concerns about Bopper being the solitary outside cat.  Did he understand why Midnite was gone?

I needed someone who could communicate with animals.  Diana Lynn  came to mind.  We had corresponded when she ran the Flight to Freedom rehab. center for raptors and other bird of prey for several years.  She had put her heart and soul into healing the birds.  I was aware that she had “retired” from that difficult and demanding work and had started to teach Traditional Reiki, energy work and animal communication.  Over the phone, Diana Lynn agreed to communicate with my cats.

I provided her with a list of questions – a general history of each cat as each one was an adult and spayed/neutered when they adopted us.  There were specific questions; such as: Had I done enough for Midnite when she was ill?  Was Bopper lonely?  How could I help him?

Diana Lynn gave me responses for all questions and relayed reassurances from Midnite about the events of her illness.  A skeptic might suggest that the answers were made up.  But in reading the replies, the totally different personalities of each cat shone through clearly.  I both laughed and cried when I read the answers.

For example, I worry about Bopper when he goes off on his nocturnal adventures as there are coyotes and raccoons in the area.  His reply was that I needed to trust that he would take care of himself as he had done before he came to live here.  When he is out at night, he says he adopts his “Stealth mode”.  This comment is so in keeping with his personality that I broke up laughing.

Communications from Midnite reflected her very proper, taciturn yet motherly persona.  In fact, she would not communicate with Diana Lynn until Diana Lynn had sent me a long-distant Reiki healing.  Midnite was concerned my state of mind and health.  Essentially she wanted me to slow down and “stop to smell the roses”.  She had tried to slow me down herself – placing herself in my path when I scurried around too much.  I believe I’ve come to a place of peace with her passing even though I find myself looking for her chubby, black self to stroll around the yard.

In Greek mythology, the goddess Diana was the Lady of the Wild Things.  She preserved and protected all creatures.  Diana Lynn Siderides seems to be aptly named.  If you need to communicate with your animals and, like me, don’t possess that special ability, contact Diana Lynn.  She talks to the animals.