Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's 2014! Happy New Year! Check out my newest articles in San Diego Pets magazine.

Sindi and Rock. (Photo by Alex Roberts of Just Headhots) 2013

Happy New Year! Today is January 1, 2014. How exciting walking over this annual threshold is. A new year of exciting unknowns and unlimited possibilities. Wishing you and yours the happiest of happy throughout the year and beyond.

If you are interested in my work with animals, you may wish to follow my blog on on of my main websites at

But since you came here to check out my writing, below are three of my most recent articles published in San Diego Pets magazine. I started writing for them in 2008. It will let you know a little bit more about my 2013 and the little guy pictured above.


Call if I can help with your writing needs or you could use some help with a companion animal or two. I'm also a wedding officiant if you are looking for someone to help you and your special someone tie the knot. All couples welcome! I also perform commitment ceremonies and renewal of vows. Sindi Somers 619-797-0705 or Email me! Thank you and again.... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I will BLOG for YOU!

Last week was beach week on Source Capital's blog.
I love blogging. Not only do I write my own, but I blog for others, as well. I have a strong marketing background and use my promotional skills to assist me in writing effective blogs, website content, press releases, articles and publicity copy.

I wrote a regular blog for over a year for Source Capital, a private lender based in North San Diego County. Source Capital Funding, Inc. provides real estate loans for those that have been turned down by traditional banks. If you are still seeking a loan in Arizona or California, give them a try before giving up on your dream. Source Capital also have low risk, high return real estate investment opportunities. Below is a link to the Source Capital blog.

Besides the one I pen for Rancho Bernardo's Source Capital and this writing blog of mine I have many more! Below are a just some to check out to learn more about me and my style.

In addition to blogs, I write jokes and perform stand-up comedy.

So yes! In addition to writing blogs and other short masterpieces, you can hire me as a comedian, a pet psychic, meditation teacher, a wedding officiant and more! I have a lot of interests, but one thing that is consistent throughout is my love of helping others; animals and people.

To learn more, contact me at or 619-797-0705.

Thank you and have a Wild and Tame day!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I Can Write for You! Anytime. Anywhere. Just Ask!

My Life as a Puppy a.k.a. My Name is Sampson, was published in 2011
in San Diego Pets Magazine.

About Writer Sindi Somers

I love to write. I know not everyone does. I not only write for my own enjoyment, but also to assist others. In addition to writing expertise, I have a marketing and promotions background. This combination helps me to help you market your business, product, service or yourself. 

Not only do I love writing, marketing and business, but also animals and the arts. I am a quick learn and excellent researcher. I can write on any topic you throw at me. I offer competitive rates and a prompt turn around time. Plus, if you need tips for Fido or Felix, I can help there too!

Below are writing samples for your review. If you like what you see, call me at 619-384-0761 or email me by clicking here. Although I am based in San Diego, thanks to the advancements of modern technology, I can write for anyone, anywhere, anytime!

Here is a link to a blog I write for Source Capital Funding, Inc. of Rancho Bernardo. I have 100% creative control with this particular ongoing writing assignment. However, I am able to write within any criteria or perimeters given to me.

I have been a contributing writer to San Diego Pets Magazine since 2008. On my main website I have a number of links to published articles. Click below to review some of my work!

Are you active on the social media scene? I am! If you need help building your number of Facebook friends or likes or you want more followers on Twitter, let me know. I can write clever tweets, status updates and posts and also help with Google, LinkedIn, Yelp and more!

Want more writing samples? Just ask!

Sindi Somers
Thank you and I hope to hear from you!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sindi Loves Helping People and Pets in San Diego and Beyond!

Your pets know what you are thinking and feeling.
Changing your thoughts and feelings will change your energy.
Changing your energy can help your pets change their behavior.

You can see me doing live readings on TV at links found on my main website Visit the link below. Then click the links on the top left.

Although I am based in San Diego County, I offer long distance services to anyone, anywhere, all over the world. I offer animal communication, energy healing, psychic reading, nutrition consulting, behavior modification and positive reinforcement cat and dog training. To sum it up, I am a holistic pet care counselor and a meditation teacher for people. 619-797-0705 

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Help with Dog's Aggression Towards Other Dogs

Best friends Sindi and Ginger just chillin'.


By Sindi Somers
April/May 2010 issue of San Diego Pets magazine

Many people have contacted me seeking help with their dog’s aggression towards other dogs. In response, I am sharing an excerpt from a recent energy reading and animal communication session. It is important to evaluate each situation individually, since every dog is unique. However, the information obtained during my time with this lovely Escondido couple and their sweet dog Emma, can help give insight into the cause of aggression in some dogs.

KIM: Why is Emma aggressive towards other dogs? Especially with new dogs, it seems like one minute she is okay and the next she is not.

SINDI: In relation to a new dog, I see her natural canine instinct kicks in. She goes into the process of determining who will be where in the hierarchy, as if in a pack in the wild. It is almost as if she becomes a different dog.

I also see her protectiveness, especially towards you Kim. It stimulates competition within her. Competing to keep what is hers. Mommy is mine. She wants to get this message across. Don’t mess with what is mine. This aggressive behavior is an outward expression of her power. She is learning about her power as she experiences it. She is trying things out as she learns and grows as a being. Because she is getting attention for her aggression, she continues this behavior. She does not know she isn’t supposed to do this.

What behavior would you prefer from Emma?

CHRIS: Calm and not so aggressive.

SINDI: In communicating with Emma about her protectiveness, it is clear that it is fear based and survival oriented. Emma is afraid. She does not want anything to happen to either of you. She gets caught up in her desire to protect and uses aggression as a protection.

CHRIS: Even when we are not in danger?

SINDI: Yes. Even when you are not afraid, she reacts when something approaches her territory. She is very aware of energy and space. She sees both of you as part of her territory to protect. She is being proactive. She is determined to make sure nothing messes with her territory. She knows she has a good thing going! Emma believes she is doing her job. The most challenging part for her to overcome is the protectiveness, again especially of you Kim.

I have some basic training techniques to help teach Emma an alternate behavior to her aggression. Since Emma likes food, working with treats will make her easier to train. Using a clicker or verbal “marker”, such as “yesjust prior to giving Emma a treat will add additional reinforcement for the desired calm behavior. It will be important to discontinue reinforcing the aggressive behavior. If you say, no, stop, get excited or give the unwanted behavior any type of attention you are, unintentionally reinforcing it.

Just as Emma is being proactive in protecting her “territory”, you must also be proactive and reach her before she goes into an aggressive mode. Be prepared by having treats readily available at all times. High value treats, praise, affection and favorite toys are all rewards to give before she reacts. Continue to reward Emma as a distraction and to encourage her calmness until the source of potential aggression is gone. Your timing is essential. If you miss an opportunity, don’t worry, but do not reward. Try again next time. Reward calm, non-aggressive behavior only. Whether or not another dog is present, you can reward Emma when she is calm and further reinforce the desired state of being. You will be able to fade out the rewards, as calmness becomes Emma’s default behavior.

Because aggression can be a dangerous situation for dogs and people, I suggest avoiding getting too close to other dogs during Emma’s learning process. Keeping a safe distance will also help you to remain calmer and make it easier to ignore the aggression, if it occurs.

KIM: I am worried about my energy. I am afraid that Emma is going to hurt another dog so I have my mom take her to puppy socialization class. I know if I am there I am going to worry she is going to react to the other dogs.

SINDI: Great awareness! Yes! Animals definitely tune into our energy and emotions. If we are fearful and put out the thought and energy that aggression is going to happen, it most certainly will! Good for you for finding another option as you work on your part of this healing process. It is NEVER just about our pet. We need to change our behaviors, energy and responses if we expect our pets to do the same.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Help for your Pet's Arthritis and Raw and Freeze Dried Pet Food Facts

"Mommy, I think you have some food on your neck!"


By Sindi Somers for San Diego Pets magazine - published in their January/February, 2010 issue

Dear Sindi,

In your last column you said to never cook chicken necks before feeding them to pets. Why?

- Dana and her three felines, Calliope, Panoodle and Sasha of North Park

Dear Dana and Girls,

When you cook bones, they harden making them more likely to splinter. Ingesting cooked bones is potentially dangerous and can seriously harm your pet. I recommend monitoring your pets anytime they are chewing a bone, even if it is raw. Although your pet’s safety is the primary concern, feeding pets raw, uncooked bones and meat is extremely nutritious. More nutrients remain accessible in the food versus being cooked or processed out. Heat diminishes vitamins, minerals and the potency of other nutrients. Just as with any new food, I suggest transitioning raw meat and bone into a pet’s diet gradually.

Dear Sindi,

I have been looking for a new dry food for my dog and have found one called Kruncheros by Great Life. It’s supposed to be a freeze dried raw food in bite size pieces like kibble. Is this a food you recommend?

- Consetta and her Yorkshire Terrier Daisy of Tierrasanta

Dear Consetta and Daisy,

Although I don’t have first hand experience with Kruncheros, I am familiar with Great Life. After reading information provided on their website, I called the company. They assured me that Kruncheros is a freeze dried raw food making it more nutritious than traditionally prepared kibble. Kruncheros looks like a promising dry food alternative. Because of my limited information about it, I can’t give a personal recommendation for Kruncheros, however I do recommend Great Life as a brand. I currently use their natural anti-flea spray, Tombstone. I am also a fan of pet food that has been freeze dried because it is higher in nutrients than more highly processed and cooked varieties. Kruncheros needs to be rehydrated before feeding. Dry foods of any kind can dehydrate an animal’s body, so it is essential to insure they are consuming sufficient amounts of water.

Since I have received multiple inquiries about what to do to help dogs and cats with arthritis, I wanted to address the issue here. Although I am definitely not a replacement for quality veterinary care, below are my suggestions. - Sindi

Glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM are beneficial for cartilage and joint health. Be patient and consistent when administering these supplements as it can take several weeks or months to see results. Sometimes ingredients are added that simply aren’t necessary, such as colored dyes and sugar derivatives, so it is important to always read the contents label.

Many have also had great success with an all natural product called Dog Gone Pain (DGP) by Harmony Co. It has a canine friendly name, but is also appropriate for cats. I called the manufacturer to confirm this. Unlike glucosamine, results can be experienced within one week in many cases. Adding fish or emu oil to your dog or cat’s diet can further aid in relief, as these Omega rich oils have natural anti-inflammatory properties. They also benefit skin, coat and overall health.

Although movement and exercise remain important, avoid pushing your pet to do things, such as walk as far as he used to. You may need to give lifting assistance or provide a ramp or stairs if he is not able to comfortably jump up to higher levels on his own. Swimming and water therapy are low impact forms of exercise to consider also. Besides exercise, using gentle massage can help increase circulation in the affected areas and throughout the body. If your pet communicates that what you are doing hurts or is uncomfortable, stop immediately. He may vocalize, pull away or even scratch or snap at you in an attempt to get you to quit.

Skilled professional animal massage therapists are available and definitely recommended. However, I enjoy massaging my own pets. It is a way to bond and show my affection. To help gain information, I took workshops on animal massage and Ttouch, another therapeutic approach presented at the San Diego Humane Society Some basic tips are to avoid bony areas and never massage directly on the spine. Gentle is the key word when massaging animals. Other healing modalities, include acupuncture and energy healing, which can help increase the flow of energies in your pet’s system.

One last important consideration is your pet’s immune system. Eating nutritious food, staying hydrated and taking additional supplements and vitamins, including antioxidants, can give your companion animals an extra boost. This can make it easier for their body to heal itself.

Email your pet questions to Visit me online at Happy 2010 to you and your pets!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NEW "Dear Sindi" write in column!

I have been writing articles for San Diego Pets magazine since September of 2008. I now have a "Dear Sindi" write-in column that I am very excited about! Below is my first write-in column published in the November/December 2009 issue.

Help for a Jumping Puppy and a Cat with Gingivitis
By Sindi Somers

Dear Sindi,

I'm trying to teach my ten month old puppy, Rigby not to jump on people. He's 22 pounds and I don't mind it, but I have young children and when their friends come over his jumping on them can be bothersome. Do you have any suggestions?

Jumping up is a natural behavior for dogs, so unlearning it can take time and patience. The behaviors that we give the most attention to are the behaviors being trained, whether desired or not. If a dog jumps up and hears "no" or "down" or is pushed off, it is being acknowledged for jumping. Ignoring unwanted behaviors and rewarding preferred ones expedites training.
Try this technique. When your puppy jumps up on you turn your back to him and act like a tree! When you turn around stand completely still. If your dog brushes up against you, licks your hand or continues to jump, it must be ignored. Do not move your hands or body or look at your dog. Each time you interact with your dog and he jumps up, repeat standing still like a tree. Consistency is important, so everyone in the household practicing the tree exercise will greatly assist with the training process. You can even "hire" volunteers to participate.
Next it is important to consistently reward desired non-jumping behaviors. When your puppy has all four paws on the ground give him a treat, praise, pets or a toy. Reward with whatever is of high value to him.
When guests come to your house it can be a whole new challenge, which is why "hiring" volunteers can be beneficial. The key is to be prepared and proactive. The less opportunity your puppy has to jump up and experience this behavior, the easier it will be to untrain it. Bring treats or other rewards on walks and public outings. You can reward him before he jumps as a distraction, but also to acknowledge your preferred behavior.
Don’t be discouraged if your canine companion jumps up sometimes after all your hard work. Learning is a process!
Dear Sindi,

Do you know of any homeopathic treatments for gingivitis that might help my cat Juji?

Not necessarily homeopathic, but natural alternatives, yes. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque build up. It can advance into periodontal disease which is a more serious condition. Having your cat examined by a holistic veterinarian knowledgeable about dental care may be beneficial to determine the severity of your cat’s issue.
Regardless of this determination, good nutrition is essential for a strong immune system and healthier mouth. Administering a high quality multi-vitamin with C, A, E and other antioxidants is also beneficial.
Reading the ingredients label on your pet’s food will help you to become your cat’s personal nutritionist. Corn, soy and wheat can lead to digestive problems, allergic reactions and contribute to dental illness in cats and dogs. Cats are carnivores and unless there is some medical reason to feed them otherwise, they actually don’t need grains. However, some felines do okay with small amounts.
Along with corn, soy and wheat, rice, oatmeal, millet and barley are some of the grains found in pet foods. Eating grains and other starchy carbohydrates that turn into sugar may be aiding Juji’s gingivitis.
Chewing on raw chicken necks can add an abundance of nutrients, enzymes and naturally occurring glucosamine and taurine to her diet while helping to clean her teeth. I suggest initially giving her the raw necks in short periods of five to fifteen minutes to allow her system to adjust. If the chicken neck is frozen, thaw it in the fridge. If she doesn’t go for the thawed raw immediately, sit it on the counter to be brought closer to room temperature. You may wish to pour room temperature or slightly warm water over the meaty bone for Juji. Never cook or microwave the chicken necks.
I also recommend brushing your cat’s teeth. Start by gently touching Juji’s teeth and gums with your fingers. Over time progress to light massage. Then try using a small, soft bristled toothbrush found at pet stores and veterinarian’s offices. Pet toothpaste is also available, but check the ingredients as many include a sugar derivative. Sugar substitutes aren’t a benefit to their diet either.
Lastly, FidoDent by Animals Apothecary is a liquid herbal remedy designed for cats and dogs with gingivitis and other mouth infections. Although I haven’t used this product personally, the company is highly regarded within the holistic pet care community. Available at holistically focused pet stores and online at

Email with your nutrition, behavior, health or other pet questions and energy healing, reading and animal communication requests.