From my blog at Witches and Pagan's Pagan Square:
"Animals who stay to help you after delivering their message are known
as “Animals of the Way.” They will travel with you for a part of your
life’s journey. Although these animals are not life-long companions,
they may stay with you for years. Once they are no longer needed,
“Animals of the Way” will leave. As with “Message Animals,” you need to
accept them. Of course, find out about who they are and how they live.
Enter into conversations with them, and ask how they can help you.
Sometimes you can ask a particular animal for help for temporary aid.
But first, figure out whether the animal can work with you. Some
animals are better equipped to help with particular problems. For
example, Ferret is preferable to Sloth in increasing your physical
energy. Moreover, animals that you have a relations with will be more
disposed to helping you. Before asking a “strange” animal for
assistance, do something to honor them first.
For example, I was grieving over the loss of a family member, and had
asked the Manatees to comfort me. Since I assisted in various
conservation efforts for manatees, They were more than happy to help.
These friendly vegetarians know loss, for They have grieved over their
fellow Manatees killed by motor boats. Soft and peaceful, the Manatees
were all encompassing in giving their love to me. Through them, I was
READ THE REST AT : Animal Wisdom: Animals of the Way