Long before kindergarten, Naomi knew she wanted to work with animals. She owned a horse training facility, in Owasso, Oklahoma, for twenty years where she taught equine care and riding skills. Her students qualified for riding scholarships, college equine teams, as well as state and world championships.
She never thought her life would take another direction, but in 1997 Luke became her canine teacher and Naomi learned to be a world-class shepherdess and herding competitor. The result: Naomi awakened ability to sense an animal’s thoughts. She studied with top communicators in the U.S, Leta Worthington and Penelope Smith.
Since then, Naomi has a practice as an animal communicator and teaches animal communication. She attended the Four Winds Society, Healing the Light Body School and is a certified shamanic practitioner. After studying with Betsy Bergstrom and spiritual wisdom teachers around the world, Naomi is a spiritual guide, teacher and author.
Away to Me, My Love – A Sheepdog’s Tale of Two Lives was written for two purposes: to take a reader into the fascinating world of shepherding and sheepdog training, and to show that ordinary people with past-life and childhood traumas can find guidance and peace in unexpected places.
In honor of Luke’s wishes, Naomi uses her communication and shamanic skills to write the epilogue of his story. In sharing her wise dog’s thoughts and feelings, Naomi wishes for others to find comfort in the experience of his passing. He didn’t really die, you see. His spirit is eternal and very much alive.