It is always interesting to observe the reactions of animals when they initially encounter somebody offering them healing. I always try to give them time to make a conscious decision to allow me to place my hands on or near them.
Different creatures react in entirely different ways.
There was the fallen bat who gently, over a period of about 15 minutes went from clinging to the side of a box with tightly folded wings to hanging by one foot with wings wide open.
Then there was the cat, who over a period of weeks went from receiving distance healing along the length of a staircase, to sitting right next to me and allowing my hands to be within a centimetre of him- avoiding eye contact at all costs!
A long term client - a normally quiet black labrador, would stand by the front door howling to announce my arrival, allow me enough time to get in and sit down, and would then position herself- bottom firmly against my lap, ready for my hands on her hips.
Then there was the beautiful old bird who would drop her head lower and lower as I beamed healing energy to her, until her head flopped into her water or she fell off her perch! Interestingly, she was the one client who would just walk away when she felt she'd had enough.
Today I worked on a young bulldog who was built like a tank! What he desired most at first meeting was to climb onto my lap, then take me for a walk, have a drink, climb on my lap, suck my shirt - anything - so long as I didn't expect him to be still! He was moving so constantly, that even beaming energy towards him was a challenge! Once the penny dropped though - this manic youngster flopped against me, adjusted his position so my hands were precisely where he needed treatment, and was still.
To feel healing energy flowing from your hands into another creature is a truly awsome thing, and something that anyone can do with a little guidance.