I didn't go to the shelter today. I was told that Travis was such a big expense for the rescue that we need to slow down rescuing to recoup some of the expenses. I hate hearing that. But I understand. Tomorrow is a euthanasia day, so my heart is really hurting over not getting some of them out today.
David is out playing Bridge tonight and I've been watching those ghost reality shows on t.v - "Ghost Hunters", "Ghost Encounters", "Destination Truth". I'm alone in the house and now I hear noises coming from the basement. Why on earth do I watch this stuff? We have a bunch of cats in the house AND a dog and I'm shivering in my slippers over "scary noises". Silly moi.
I believe that our pets have souls. I don't want to go to heaven without them. I've had the privilege of *feeling* and in some cases *seeing* my pets after they've passed on. It's only happened a couple of times, but I'm certain that they've come back to say "hello". :)
Years ago after our black lab "Riley" passed away (he was 14 years old) we had some concerns that our current dog "Maggie" was depressed after his passing. I contacted an animal communicator to "talk" with Maggie. I didn't tell her about Riley passing away. I just said that Maggie seemed depressed. Her response was amazing: (Again - the animal communicator did NOT know that our other dog - a black lab - had recently passed.)
"Maggie is telling me that she's lonely and wants a friend. She's telling me that she would like it to be a big dog like a Lab, but it doesn't have to be black this time. Maggie also wants you to know that 'he comes to visit her sometimes.'"
Cool stuff, eh? I still remember that conversation like it was yesterday. We tried to find Maggie a friend, but she was so hostile to every dog on the street that we would meet, I let too much time go by and she seems very happy now.
When our 20 year old cat Charlotte passed away, the whole family reported at totally separate times that they had seen her the week after she left us. I didn't find it scary, but very reassuring.
No more spooky shows for me tonight. But one final thought:
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers
(That goes for cats too, just in case you were wondering!)