Real-Life Dr. Doolittle Claims She Can Communicate with Animals, Even Dead Ones

If she wasn’t married, Ruthy Bradshaw would love to legally change her name to Ruthy Doolitle to emphasize her unique talent – communicating with animals, even if they’ve passed away.

The 42-year-old former marketing director from Colchester, Essex, left her old career behind to do what she loves most, work with animals. She offers therapy to anxious pets and counseling to their owners, but her methods are unconventional to say the least. Ruthy calls herself a real-life Dr. Doolitle and claims to be able to communicate with animals, interpreting various signals and making up a voice of them talking back to her, in her head.

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“Animals can understand everything we say,” Ruthy recently told SWNS. “I can’t explain how it happens. But I will make a voice up in my head of them talking back to me. They can be a little bit guarded about communicating with me at first – I am a stranger. What am I doing poking around in their business.”

Speaking about one of her most recent cases, an anxious horse whose owner didn’t understand what had gotten into him, Mrs. Bradshaw said that while communicating with him, she instantly saw the color red and a broom. Somehow she put it all together and told the owner that the horse had been beaten with a broom by someone wearing a red polo shirt. The owner confirmed that in the last place the horse had been, all the staff wore red polo shirts and he too suspected that he had been beaten.


But somehow, this animal whisperer is also able to communicate with animals that have passed away. For example, she once worked with this couple who had lost their four cats in a house fire and had lats of questions about what had happened. While she doesn’t specify what sort of answers she was able to provide, Ruthy does mention that she was able to connect with the spirit of their main male cat and what she saw was this big, steamy, roast potato…

“The owners burst out laughing and said that was their cat to a ‘T’ – he would always go for the roast potatoes,” the animal therapist told SWNS.


While she is convinced that she was born with this gift of being able to communicate with animals, Ruthy says that she first noticed it 10 years ago, while working on a humanitarian project in Madagascar. She was about to go into the jungle when she got this unusual feeling of being unwelcome, and then heard a voice telling her to “get out”.

When she looked up, Ruthy saw a Lemur staring straight at her. Then he proceeded to poop on her head, which she claims explains where that strange voice came from.


Ruthy adds that she originally kept her “sixth sense” hidden, but she’s now turned it into a lucrative business. She is now charging £997 ($1,330) for her pet communicating services, and a whopping £1,997 ($2,660) to actually teach people to communicate with animals themselves. That’s right, she believes there is a Dr. Doolittle in all of us, we just need a bit of guidance.