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Originally Posted by AtticusJordie View Post
I really believe that our companions are still with us in some form--even after they pass on... We just need to keep an open mind.
I believe this also. I'd like to share two experiences that I had that will stay with me forever...

My heart cat, Jubilee, was totally drugged up when I went to see her for the last time at the vet. I remember her vet saying that I shouldn't expect her to even know I was there because they gave her a ton of pain meds to keep her comfortable. She couldn't even lift her head up from the bed she was in. We were left alone in the room to say goodbye. I was crying so hard and was afraid she would pass thinking no one was there for her. So, I closed my eyes and asked my other cat, Bingo, (who had passed a few years before and was very, very close to Jubilee), to come and help her to the bridge and to let her know I was there with her. A few minutes went by and all of a sudden Jubilee popped her head up and looked over my shoulder at nothing that I could see. Her eyes were completely opened and focused. I knew at that moment that Bingo was in the room with us and he was there for Jubilee.

I said thank you to him and told both of them I loved them. Jubilee let out a sigh and put her head back down, she knew she wouldn't be alone on her journey.

This is my second experience...

I remember the first time that I really knew that Savanah visits us. It was about a month after she passed.

For the two plus years that Savanah was with us, we would go up the stairs to bed in the same order...myself, Chance and then Savanah. And every night Chance would try to go ahead of me up the stairs, and every night I would say the same thing, "Chance, wait for Savanah", and he would stop, look around and wait for her to catch up to him and then they would walk the rest of the way up the stairs and into my room side by side.

For a few weeks after Savanah left us, I would catch myself saying it and stop. Pretty soon Chance just started to run ahead of me to bed. One time though, about a month before we got Lucy, we were going up to bed and Chance stopped and looked behind him toward the bottom of the staircase. I said, "C'mon Chance let's go to bed." He wouldn't budge. Which was odd because he always ran ahead of me to get to my room first.

I watched as he waited and then he started really wagging his tail, sniffed the air next to him and walked behind me to my room, wagging his tail the whole way. I knew then that Savanah was there with us. I told her I loved her and I missed her and that Chanced missed her, too.

Chance and I slept a little better that night.

Karen, Chance, Lucy and Savanah (RB)

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We had to put my parents Schnoodle Sophie down this Friday. What a terrible way to start the weekend. However, when I went with my dad to the pet cemetery, we sat in this little room and this picture with a poem called The Rainbow Bridge caught my eye. I would like to share it here.

It gave me hope that one day we will see our beloved pets once again.

The Rainbow Bridge

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross overů together.

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Originally Posted by ssacres View Post
I have read comments that we will and that it is guaranteed. I want to believe that my girls will be waiting for me when I go home. Please tell me why you believe they will be there.
People who've had near death experiences have seen dogs and cats in 'the tunnel' on their way back to Heaven.

Read "Embraced By The Light" by Betty J. Eadie, for example.

The night our first golden, Buddy, died (we didn't know he had died in the animal hospital), my wife and I were awakened in the middle of the night by our two small dogs (a wire fox terrier and llasha apso) sitting up, tails quivering, letting out small barks while staring at my side of the bed where Buddy slept.

We believe he came to say goodbye. There was nothing else that would have awoken them or riveted their attention there.

Another thing was how so many wonderful strays began showing up at our side door within days of his passing. As if Buddy sent them to assuage our incredible grief at Buddy's passing and give us purpose in caring for and finding homes for them. It hadn't happened before then, nor did several show up in a short amount of time after we adopted other golden rescues.

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No doubt about it... our babies are in heaven watching over so. One day we will see them again. I know my Maggie is watching over us..she will always be with us.
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I truly believe our golden angels are waiting for us and watching over us. I have signs once in a while that let me know. Heaven is going to be a different kind of life for us but the even more beautiful and our goldens are full of love and kindness and loyalty and heaven is full of that. I believe with all my heart!

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"What we have enjoyed we never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
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I've had a couple of feelings Max was here with me, more to comfort me.

I could always hear him coming down the hallway when I was in my bathroom. I heard it, turned around expecting to see him. I just cried and spoke to him.

He would hit my bed to try to wake me up and exhale real deep while going to the floor. Felt like an earthquake. I felt that once and woke up and said "I'm up, alright." Then I remembered he wasn't there. But just for those seconds, he was in my mind.

This thread has made me so happy through my tears! Thank you!
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I try to capture with my eyes our Goldens running to me here on earth so that when I get to Heaven and they're running to greet me, I'll know it's them.

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Chester (my devoted Golden boy 3/98 to 4/07)
Charlie (my quintessential Golden 1/96 to 5/04)
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I truly believe we see them again, I know Casey comes and is with me. I know this place is just a temporary place for us to learn. One day we all will be with them. I friend of mine volunteers with hospice patients. She told me when this one women was crossing over, her face lit up and she was seeing all of her cats that had gone before. I hold on to that and never ever doubt it.

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Sweet Casey in spirit

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12/28/98 to 12/8/10
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Thank you for this thread, all of our strength together helps so much.

Cindy, Jessie CGC, Jake Cooper all owned by Samantha
Sweet Casey in spirit

Our Casey, my best friend
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