Unless they’ve got the cure for cancer or a hot tip on today’s 8th Race at Aqueduct, we could care less what animals are thinking.Â Alas, the CHB braintrust is in the minority here and therefore we bring you Christine Agro, the Animal Psychic of Cobble Hill:
New York Times: Christine Agroâ€™s career as a pet psychic to the stars started, as so many auspicious events do, with a particularly open chakra. The chakra in question did not belong to her, but to a young woman who happened to pop into one of Ms. Agroâ€™s yoga classes in upstate New York five years ago, and thanked her at the end of class for freeing up that center of spiritual energy.
When Ms. Agro moved to New York to join a boyfriend in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, a few weeks later, she had barely unloaded her Jeep when she noticed a familiar face coming down the street: It was that same yoga student, who, it turned out, worked most of the time as a dog walker for the famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber…
â€œAnimals donâ€™t really have the ability to tell their people whatâ€™s going on,â€ said Ms. Agro, a young-looking 42 (which she attributes to diligent managing of her energy, just as others attribute that good fortune to smart managing of their diets). â€œThis is a way for them to have someone advocate for them.â€
Ms. Agro doesnâ€™t need to see the pets to talk to them, just a land line â€” she communes with the pets while simultaneously relaying the conversation to their owners by phone. She reasoned with the Weber familyâ€™s dogs as she might her own 3-year-old son, explaining the basics of compromise, occasionally using her training, she says, to remove some negative energy along the way.
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