A reader from Nottingham, England emailed me a few years ago:
The subject of feline telepathy came up recently and I amongst others was dismissive of the existence of such a thing. However, on the day that I had to have my own cat put to sleep after almost 16 years, a cat very similar to my own visited the garden shortly after i had buried him. He walked around briefly, then departed. I had not seen this cat before (or since.) Thinking little about it, I was out with a friend in a bar where they had a cat. This cat had previously shunned me, but tonight he came to me and spent at least ten minutes perched on my table seeking love and attention. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions, but did he sense the loss I was feeling? You must admit that this does warrant further debate.
This subject falls somewhere along the lines of "do cats have souls?", which has drawn a lot of reader-submitted stories. Along these lines, my personal feeling is that Stephen's cat has chosen these two other cats as vehicles to communicate to him that he is okay on the other side.
On the other hand, professional animal communicators draw heavily on telepathy when communicating remotely with cats and other animals. In a way, communicating with cats telepathically could be described simply as "listening." I have said on this site for over a dozen years that "I believe that our cats can teach us important lessons about life, death, love, and loyalty, if we will only listen." It would be a wonderful experiment to practice listening to what our cats are telling us. What say you, readers? What are your thoughts and feeling about telepathy with cats? Do you have any other personal experiences to relate? Add your comments to those posted here previously.