Pet Detective

  • Capital Style
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  • February 01, 1999

by Karen Feld

Washington is a town full of political animals, and “animal communicator” Karen Wrigley knows their language, literally.  Using smells, sounds and emotions, she translates data from pets to people.  Wrigley – who lives in Huddleston, VA., but grew up on an Indiana farm – doesn’t even need to be in the same room as the animals.  In fact, they don’t even need to be alive.  She says she can communicate with their spirits.  “Animals are truthful,” she insists.  Which makes you wonder what Buddy and Socks think about the White House sex scandal that has engulfed their owner.  So Wrigley made spiritual contact with the two executive pets.  What follows is a verbatim account of their conversation, as described by Wrigley:

Wrigley: Buddy, I have to ask, how do you feel about being neutered?

Buddy: I wouldn’t want to go through that again but it helps me keep my mind on more important matters.

Wrigley: What’s your current role in the White House? 

Buddy: At this time, to distract everyone, to provide diversions.

Wrigley: Socks, how’s your life at the White House?

Socks: I prefer Arkansas. 

Wrigley: Sounds like you have had some bad experiences.

Socks: My family situations is scary, but there’s not much I can do about it. 

Wrigley: Buddy, do you feel involved in your owner’s scandals? 

Buddy: Absolutely not.  Not in my physical state.

Karen Feld

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