"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
I often wrote about my soul mate Dagger in my blogs over the years. How wonderful he was and what he brought to my life and managed to bring out of me. I was once told that we all have talents and gifts that live deep within our souls, but it takes a special someone to help free what's within our souls for all to benefit from. How profound, I thought.
Looking back on my life with Dagger, he did just that. He was this little four long-legged fur baby that didn't even know how super special he was. Making people happy and content was all,
I believe, he ever wanted in life.
And in return all he wanted were treats, belly rubs,
and to feel successful.
Dagger managed to bring all of you to me, as well. Your friendships and your love have sustained me through these tough times of his loss. Since he passed over the Rainbow Bridge, I've felt his presence through signs that I truly believe he has sent to me. I believe that our pets do go to heaven and that through God we get signs from them. I'm sure some of you would argue this point and I respect your views on this subject. However, yesterday, as I was doing the wash down in our basement, feeling very stress filled, I began to feel grief and deep sadness. As I started to go up the stairs with a load of wash in my arms and tears in my eyes, I noticed something I had never seen before. Sitting right outside on the casement window was a dove. I stopped immediately in my tracks! Was I just seeing things? I tip toed up the stairs to get my cell phone to take a photo of this beautiful creature of peace. I went back down the stairs and quietly took some pictures of him. Throughout the day I kept going down to the basement to see if he was still there. The dove stayed until the afternoon just when I was feeling a bit better. A sign??? I believe it was. I wasn't even looking and there it was. A "peace that represents the deepest kind, the type of peace, which enables us to renew our thoughts in the silence of our minds." (Ragan 87) This peaceful creature of nature came to me at a time when I needed to be reassured that all will be well. It aways turned out well with Dagger. Our life was always filled with a journey of organic trust. The same trust and faith that I always felt with him entered my body through this little dove. When I felt his presence, it was unequivocal...it was definite, it was his spirit. I have no doubt that it was Dagger's spirit telling me it's gonna be okay! I also have no doubt that Dagger is frolicking and running in heaven with all of his fur friends and my beloved twin sister, Yolande. Their spirits are painted in the rainbows in the sky and the peaceful cooing of the dove. I'm grateful for these spirit filled signs that are left for me. Through these heavenly signs, I'm reassured that they're in a heavenly place.
So, as I close this March Blog to you,
I leave you with this message...
You may see some signs from the people and animals who've made your world a better place.
They are the angels and saints in your life.
Tell me about them in the comments below.
I'd love to hear your stories.
You are all so very special to me. I hold your love, your concern, your prayers and your thoughts about me
and my family in my heart forever.
May you have a blessed March full of gratitude,
joy, kindness, and love.
Ragan, Lyn: "Signs From Pets In The Afterlife," page 87
A Place where I can Bark, Blog and Woof a Little
written by Yvonne Dagger