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Cover Story: Pet Psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick (Including Exclusive Video)

Sonya Fitzpatrick, as documented in this week's cover story, knows what your dog, cat, bird or frog is thinking. If you happen to have a bear or tiger as a pet, the famous animal communicator could let you know what those beasts are feeling, too.

Before the world's most celebrated pet psychic scored guest spots on talk shows and her own gig on Animal Planet, the now 71-year-old Fitzpatrick telepathically communicated with animals (an ability that can't really be taught, she says) while growing up on an English farm. Following a traumatic experience, however, she abandoned her natural gift for a long-time career as a fashion model.

In the early 1990s, Fitzpatrick moved to conservative east Texas and would eventually rediscover her ability to relay messages from the brains of animals to their owners. Today, when the pet psychic isn't consulting with celebrity clients like Rosie O'Donnell, she's talking to living and dead animals from her bed in Conroe, Texas.

Video of photographer Chris Curry receiving an exclusive reading of his father's dog Katy by pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick.

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Due to Fitzpatrick's fame (she charges $300 for a half-hour phone session), a number of other self-proclaimed animal communicators have come forward to claim that they, too, can descramble the thoughts of animals. Many of these folks aren't able to boast any type of pet therapy or veterinarian training.

Unsurprisingly, traditional animal healers think that pet psychiatry is a "crock," according to a Houston-area vet, because they're manipulating pet owners into feeling better about why Rex and Whiskers may be pissing on the bed.

However, at least one educated veterinarian, who received her training from one of the continent's most esteemed schools for animal therapy, isn't keen on dismissing animal communication as sorcery.

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