Sunday, May 27, 2007

Did you see what I saw?

Of course you didn't. This morning I had the oddest experience ever. I had to run some errands and when I got home I pulled in the driveway and looked over to the side of the house because that's where the dogs usually congregate to bark at anything and everything. There stood Charlie Brown. For a second I just looked at him and then I realized who I was seeing so I looked back and he was still there. (Charlie went to the Rainbow Bridge in December 2006, in case you're wondering why this was so odd.) Charlie Brown was very distinct looking, he had no hair on his nose, so it was black; and he had no hair on his tail. Part of his tail was missing, so it was this bald little stub that never stopped wagging. And there he was. Just looking at me and wagging his tail. I must have stared at him for about 10 or 15 seconds, just not believing what I was seeing, thinking that it must be Jojo, but Jojo is an old dachshund and has a white face. The dog I was seeing had a black snout and no hair on his stubby tail. Finally, I looked down to shut the car off and grabbed my purse and packages off the passenger seat and when I looked back over there weren't any dogs standing there; and then suddenly Jojo, Ben and Ruger came running up to the gate and barking. Usually the second they hear a car in the driveway they're right there. I wondered later why they hadn't been there when I pulled in. It was the oddest thing I've ever expreienced. I mean it. He was there. I just get teary-eyed thinking about it. I suppose it's possible. People have guardian "angels" looking out for them, so I suppose you could have a guardian dog angel. So what do you think? Do you think dogs go to heaven? Do you think people can come back? I had an experience with that too, but I'm not going into that this time. This is about Charlie.

1 comment:

East of Eden said...

OUr anmials will be with us in heaven--it says so some where in the D&C (exact referrence not coming to mind). I know that part of the reason we have anmials around us is to bring us joy. I know that we've had many cats, turtles and birds (I used to rescuse baby birds when I was little) that have come and gone in our family. I know because we took care of them they will be with us as part of our families.

As for people coming back. I believe very strongly that because God loves us, he allows our family members on the other side to plead for us, pray for us, watch over us and to help us when we need it. The veil is very thin, much more than we know.