Dear friends. I have always believed in an afterlife.So telling you this is an act of trust. As you all Know my deeply loved greyhound Connor died on the fifth of June this year and I was shattered. However I felt him when I needed him the most. A deep sense of peace and warm love like a summers breeze.He has made his presens known more than once these past months. This morning was no execption. I sensed him just before taking my other lads out for their morning run. I was enjoying a cup of coffee and then I sensed him laying on the floor relaxed and content just being here where we are. I know it sounds crazy but I am greatful to him for being present in what form he has now I feel priveledged to be abel to sense him knowing that death is in fact nothing to fear as it is not the end of anything but a continuation of life beyond this mortal one. It is comforting to know that those we love can drop in if they want to. I had and still have a very close bond with my lads and just wanted to share this with you wether you believe it or not is up to you. I just find it very comforting to know that there is a life beyond this one and that love never dies and those loyal to us are near by when we need them the most. With all my love and warmth.Be of good cheer christmas is near a time for love and magic wether we believe or not it is still present every year at the same time and it brings out the best in us and the worst in others. However our furfamily remain the same their love and loyalty never dies in fact they are always near.
You are so right Ron! I totally understand what Lisbeth is saying, I have experienced that also. Some may not believe that but I know she is right. Connor will always be there in spririt, my precious Maggie and others I have lost over the years will always be with me.
Its lovely to know you are not alone and that the bond we share with our furkids is forever and that it is a bond that never breaks the true essens of love above and beyond.It is great to share this experience with others who have sensed the same it is comforting to know others have sensed the same. What a precious gift true love and friendship is no matter where we come from we are all in the same boat.
Oh yes Lisbeth, how right you are. I don't think we ever forget our pups, no matter whether they live to be very old as my Katie did, at 19 years of age or my Maggie who was only 2 /2 years old. The connection is never broken, I truly believe one day we will see our beloved pets again. We weren't put here unless we can fulfill the purpose that God intended for us.
I have also had this experience. When my beloved Japanese bobtail, Def Leppard, passed I was crushed! The after he passed I was in bed & suddenly felt a warm presence next to me where he would always curl up. I just knew that it was my baby letting me know that he was close & would always be in my heart. I know that he is waiting for me at the Rainbow bridge along with my beloved Siamese, Siam. Just know that your baby is now with my furbabies playing & having fun waiting for us to join them! Hugs!
My friend had a pitbull and though they are one of the dog breeds not a lot of people are game to take in as their pet, my friend still braved it.
Well, they get the usual questions about how tough they are to handle, to the more deeming why did they ever come to sense with that dog. There was one time that Champ, the dog was continuously barking at my friend and would not stop. And he was almost up to the point that he would be dragged all the way through. Only to find out, when he finally obliged, that the stove was left burning with the cookware still on top of it.
You just could not discount how loyal dogs could really be.
Rodney whilst I love stories of loyalty that is not what the topic of discussion was ment to be but rather something else so please consider that when you post an answer let it be within context of the subject matter.Thanks for sharing the story though.
Lisbeth I know that will be the saddest moments when you lose him and I can understand that its just a same as we lose our family member. Even I know that it is difficult to forget those happy and memorable moments you have enjoyed together but still at last just keep that golden moments and love intact in heart of all. God Bless you.
Harontrueman I lost Connor over a year ago. Naturally I miss him I was devestated when he died in his sleep right here in my Livingroom I had six and a half wonderful years with Connor.It all started because of what he went through. He opned my eyes to the plight of racing greyhounds.I moved to a bigger place and two more needy greyhounds came home.Connor died 29 days later I was offered a young greyhound who was unwanted for racing I said yes and the fourth of July a year ago I brought him home. He was scared of men as he had been beaten for getting his racecard marked. The next race he was so scared that he made a complete schambles of it. He was then put up as a free to good home greyhound I saw the advertisment and thought he will go quick. He certainly did he was the greyhound who was offered to me after Connor died the one I said yes to as he would fit in with the rest of my lads. I have no regrets Collin gave me reason to be happy again not as a replacement for Connor but as someone who was in need. I guess I needed him too.Collin is a stunning young greyhound. He is more selfasured and he and I are headed for the show ring he now has his kennelclub registration which will allow me to show him.He has come far from being a nervous youngster to a self confident young greyhound who holds his head and embraces life. I still feel Connor from time to time and yes I miss him but I also believe I will meet him again when my time comes.I think Connor had a paw in it because as it turns out he is related to Collin and the have many of the same family traits in common.Thanks for your kindness and know I extend the same kindness towards all of you.Lisbeth and the lads.
Hi Lisbeth I can understand that what you will be going through and also like to say that I am happy to read that you are happy with Collin and so I have learned from life that no substitute is allowed in real life and we have everyone special. We know that some gaps could not be filled by others but still we have to accept. Hope that collin will give you a lots of happiness and a good reason to live better with Collin and I wish that will be good time ahead.
It already is I have had him for a year and five wonderful days.I have been through grief quite a number of times. I see it as a carthisis an event that will make you stronger and abel to endure a lot more than you think possibel.Collin is a breath of fresh air after the sad loss of Connor. I was very fortunate to have Connor in my life and the love we shared has been strenghtend as I now share that special bond with Collin my new hands on rescue greyhound.So the conclusion of all this is that life is worth living it is worth rescuing yet another unwanted greyhound. Something I have done since 2006. As I have my own small organisation. The reasons being the plight of racing greyhounds worldwide. So its primarily alerting others to their plight and rescue one precious soul at a time and help where I can and with whatever resources is at our disposal.