Registered: 1566254090 Posts: 6
Hello, I lost my little girl 5 days ago, she was my 14 year old dog, she really is like my daughter, I was her mum since she was 12 weeks old. I’m overwhelmed with grief. She couldn’t be alone, I couldn’t leave the house without arranging a baby sitter for her. She could not cope without me. Her separation anxiety was severe. I’m finding it very hard (IMPOSSIBLE!) to accept she’s gone/all alone somewhere.
I put her to sleep because I literally could not stand to see her suffer for one second longer.. I’m traumatised over those final 12 hours. I took her to her vet because her feet were swollen, she appeared absolutely fine though. Got a blood test, and she was severely anemic and required an emergency blood transfusion, she still seemed totally fine - I stayed at the hospital with her overnight, and during the night she became so ill, she started dying before my eyes and I couldn’t save her, I tried everything - I had to put her to sleep that morning. She suffered so badly during those final hours. It’s haunting me. It all happened so quickly, I don’t even understand what happened. It’s hurting so badly. I’m SO worried about her, where is she? I’m spiritual, my own experiences have taught me that we are eternal and death is an illusion but I don’t know anything about pets. Have any of you heard of/read/experienced evidence of pets transitioning into an afterlife? Maybe you know of human near-death-experiences where they saw animals in heaven? If anyone has any information on where my little girl’s soul is, I’d be so so soooo grateful.
Registered: 1564851236 Posts: 32
Hi I’m so sorry for the loss of your lovely girl. You’ve come to the right place for support and I hope you know you’re not alone in going through this. I can’t answer your questions personally about after life though I am very hopeful. There has been a lot of reference to this on other posts. It may help to read previous posts and I hope someone who has experience will reply. A few people have talked about feeling there loved ones there after they have passed and there is mention in a post a couple of days ago that Budhists believe that your pet will visit you a few occasisions in the first 49 days. I personally believe that we are all animals just different species so if there is a heaven for us our pets will be there too.
Registered: 1340344770 Posts: 394
I am so dreadfully sorry about your heartbreaking loss of your little girl : ( Please accept my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. You do not have to worry or wonder about where she is. I'm a Born Again Christian and I believe that the Bible is the Word of God. The Bible teaches that ALL animals--unlike all people--go to Heaven when they die. At the very instant your beloved baby left this world that is where she found herself. She is young and healthy again and is running and playing and leaping with joy in the gorgeous green fields of Heaven.
Once again I am so dreadfully sorry about your heartbreaking loss.
Registered: 1566323929 Posts: 33
what has helped me when my last cat left 12 years ago, was a book called Animals and the Afterlife. I think there's a link to it somewhere on this site. I hope you find it xx
Registered: 1566254090 Posts: 6
Thank you so much SheCatWoman2, that book is exactly what I need!