Deepest Sympathies For the Loss of Your Beloved Pet
The above is the card that I sent my friend BAngel when her beloved dog passed away. Feeling a little melancholy this morning, I thought that I’d repost from my friend BAngel’s new website and blog! I wanted to include her post because I believe that it is fitting for those of us who have lost our dear pets and loved ones. We all want to find that connection from our dearly departed loved one and it matters not if it’s a pet nor human. http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/spirits-in-the-night/ To feel that connection, that love link is something yearned for by many who are left earthbound without their loved ones. I know that I’ve written about this before ~ and shared with you some of our experiences with my Dad. http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/life-after-death/ Bobbi’s signs are special ~ so I’d like to introduce her to all of you!
My “Little Cricket” Connection
I am so aware that our souls do not die when our bodies do, but I do struggle with the passing of my sweet, little, black shih tzu, Sophie, in spite of knowing that. I had to put her to sleep recently because her heart failure made it so hard for her to breathe, and I didn’t want her to have to struggle to breathe any more. I felt that decision just rip a hole in my heart that day because I was so attached to her for almost 13 years. I loved her so much and I couldn’t believe I would not be able to hold that little, soft, warm body on my lap anymore, or feel her pressed against my feet in bed at night or her standing on me with her full-body wag to wake me up every morning. I loved that she nuzzled in my neck when I picked her up to carry her home from our walks when her heart got tired. I loved the way that tiny little 10-pound dog, when she was at her healthiest and happiest, would give full-body barks at the squirrels and giant birds in our trees, backing up with each bark like a cricket springing backwards. She even did her reverse, full-body “cricket bark” one time and landed backwards in the pool much to her surprise! I loved her hard-to-see black little pearl eyes as they trustingly stared into my face for reassurance – even on her last morning.
She was sweet and she was special, and everyone who held her knew that, too. She communicated what she needed so cleverly. She was seldom hungry and had to be coaxed to eat every single meal, but I didn’t mind. And I didn’t mind getting up around 2 am to let her out to empty her little bladder every night for over 12 years. I would have to soothe her later in life from all the things that made her tremble like when we had thunderstorms, or visitors, or when almost inaudible electronic clicks from the stove or iron alarmed her, but she was so worth it. I was feeling just so deeply saddened to have to end that beautiful life. I tried to make myself feel better at first reminding myself that she wasn’t really gone, not her spirit anyway, just her physical form. But, as often as I would remember her energy wasn’t gone, it wasn’t enough. I would then want to connect with that energy. I was simply missing my physical Sophie so badly that I wanted to really “feel” her energy with me. I had always heard that when a loved one passes, his or her soul’s energy raises to a much, much higher speed that it was when slowed down by the physical body, but I still ached to connect with her, somehow. I said a little prayer asking for a sign or a message from her and then let it go, hoping it would come.
To read more and comment…and perhaps find a new blogger to follow ~ or even get a life coaching session….here’s the talented Bobbi!
Happy Sunday to All and Shine On my friends!
I found a few other posts that were similar…so I thought I’d share!