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sdeni

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Sorry for the lengthy post:

Bosco crossed over on April 11th.  He wasn't sick, wasn't ill...we had a normal morning.  I came home from work to find my baby had died.  It was incredibly traumatic for me because I always wondered how I would EVER live without him.  I adopted him when he was 7...we would've been together 5 years this July.  The vet thinks he was much, much older than what I was told.  I would've adopted him regardless.

I read the book Animals in Spirit and contacted the author, Penelope Smith to schedule a session.  She's an animal communicator amongst many other things.  She put me in touch with a colleague of her, Cathy Malkin-Currea and the Wednesday after Bosco died, I had an amazing session/experience with her and Bosco.  She told me things that there was NO WAY she could've known.  Things only he and I shared.  At any rate, he told me through Cathy that he was wasting no time and was planning on coming back as a puppy because he and I didn't have enough time together.  I got specifics about his return, etc. 

Now I'm reading Animals and The Afterlife by Kim Sheridan.  A wonderful book as well.  She was grieving the loss of an animal companion, was told the animal was reincarnating as a dog (was previously a domesticated rat) and in the interim, she had an amazing experience with a butterfly who she felt was a messenger.

Two days after Bosco died, I woke up around 6am on a Sunday to two doves flying and making a fuss outside our bedroom window.  In my two years at this house, this had NEVER happened.  It brought me peace and I went back to sleep.

This past Sunday, April 27th, I was reading Kim's book with the TV on but low and I consistently heard a dull thud noise.  I muted the TV thinking it was coming from the neighbor across the street (construction) and then it stopped.  A few moments later, I heard it again.  I got up, went to the guest room...no, not from there.  It was coming from our room which is on the 3rd floor (attic type converted).  I opened the door and could see our windows and flying in the window was Robin Red Breast.  I went over, opened the window and said hello.  We have a tree close to the window, so it flew from the tree branches back to the window sill and was just chilling out looking at me.  It was a neat experience.  Then Monday evening, after work, I was chilling out on our sofa and I heard the same dull thud but this time it was not as often.  I went upstairs and sure enough, there was the Robin.  I opened the window, began talking to it and then it flew down to the ground and kept looking back up at me.  Both times this happened, I was the only person home.

Tuesday night, nothing occured.  My boyfriend's Mom was over and then he came home from work.  So I was a little bummed out.  Until this morning, that is (April 30th) when Todd was sleeping in our bed, I was over at the dresser getting jewelry and there was the thud.  I looked over to the window and I couldn't believe it but our Robin was sitting there on the sill.  It was just great to see the bird and now I wonder if this creature isn't a messenger of some sort. 

I know this must sound crazy but it makes me happy to see her/him.  We even went outside to see if there was anyway that a nest could be anywhere and it's not physically possible with how the house and window are. 

I'm still waiting for my Bosco to come back to me...the same but different is what I was told...while I don't want to get my hopes up too much, it's nice to believe in something because I miss him terribly.

Stephanie
Bosco's Mommy
DrewTenderHeartWolf

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Stephanie, first let me say how sorry I am for the loss of your baby Bosco.  And second, bless your heart for adopting an older furbaby.

 

Thirteen years ago in January, I lost my soulmate, my Maine coon cat Cody.  He too was adopted as an older furbaby.  His previous owner had allergies and had to find a new home for him.  I took him to the vet because I thought he had a cold.  I was very shocked to be told, he's just very old and he is dying.  It was the first time I ever had to have a furbaby pts.  It was not an easy decision.  Like you, I was never really sure exactly how old Cody was.  I guessed at the time he was sixteen, but he could have been older than that.  We had many happy years together and I miss him still.  He really was the coolest cat and I was his, that's for sure.  He would stick his face between my husband and I if my husband tried to kiss me.  He used to stick his cold little nose in my ear and he gave the best furry hugs.  One time I had been working every night for a week or so at a volunteer function and I was just exhausted.  I woke up to find Cody sitting on the arm of the couch just watching me sleep.  I guess he missed his mom.

 

The newest addition to our family, our dog Issi, was also adopted when she was almost six.  I pray every night for the older furkids to find homes.  Thank goodness for folks like you!

 

Again, I am very sorry for your loss.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.  Take care.

 

Your friend,

 

DrewTenderHeartWolf

ozzymama

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I feel for you. So sorry! Your baby will come back to you! I love to believe that! Every baby that has ever chosen me has had such similar qualities & personality to the one before. It's uncanny! Just be open to it and it will find you. The loss feels debilitating, I know, but I believe that when we are less wounded,  another baby will appear in our lives and enrich us with the love, loyalty and companionship that we so desperately miss!
My baby left me last Friday and I'm still a wreck. This loss has been so deep and unexpected, that I have had to really take a good hard look at myself. I am trying to let go of the "what if's" & "if only's", but it's hard. I am trying to focus on the positive. Easier said than done! My baby, Ozzy came into my life when I had been faced with circumstances that are called "character defining moments", times that my own father said he could have never survived. In one day and through none of my own doing, I lost everything in my life: husband, home, car, career...EVERYTHING! Ozzy was chosen for me to teach me how to love again. And he did! He was sick and he gave me a purpose. Keep him alive! He saved me and stayed as long as he could. He must have left because he  thought that I was back to my old self and his job was completed. I miss him like crazy, but I think of him and smile MORE than I think of him and cry! At first I just collapsed and kept saying, "God, why did you have to take him back, I wasn't ready? I want him back!"  But,  the more I think about it,  I think that God only "loaned" him to me & maybe he wanted him back. Perhaps God was saying the same thing, "I'm not ready to give him up, I want him back!" when he looked down on me, suffering so, all those years ago. I don't know. But I WILL find him again. We were just always meant to find each other, no matter how long it takes.
You will be reunited with your lovable baby, too. Maybe it will be in "your" time, maybe in His. But please rest assured, it will happen. It's so hard to be patient, but one day, you'll be together again.
Best of luck to you.
Prayers to you.

ozzymama

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I feel for you. So sorry! Your baby will come back to you! I love to believe that! Every baby that has ever chosen me has had such similar qualities & personality to the one before. It's uncanny! Just be open to it and it will find you. The loss feels debilitating, I know, but I believe that when we are less wounded,  another baby will appear in our lives and enrich us with the love, loyalty and companionship that we so desperately miss!
My baby left me last Friday and I'm still a wreck. This loss has been so deep and unexpected, that I have had to really take a good hard look at myself. I am trying to let go of the "what if's" & "if only's", but it's hard. I am trying to focus on the positive. Easier said than done! My baby, Ozzy came into my life when I had been faced with circumstances that are called "character defining moments", times that my own father said he could have never survived. In one day and through none of my own doing, I lost everything in my life: husband, home, car, career...EVERYTHING! Ozzy was chosen for me to teach me how to love again. And he did! He was sick and he gave me a purpose. Keep him alive! He saved me and stayed as long as he could. He must have left because he  thought that I was back to my old self and his job was completed. I miss him like crazy, but I think of him and smile MORE than I think of him and cry! At first I just collapsed and kept saying, "God, why did you have to take him back, I wasn't ready? I want him back!"  But,  the more I think about it,  I think that God only "loaned" him to me & maybe he wanted him back. Perhaps God was saying the same thing, "I'm not ready to give him up, I want him back!" when he looked down on me, suffering so, all those years ago. I don't know. But I WILL find him again. We were just always meant to find each other, no matter how long it takes.
You will be reunited with your lovable baby, too. Maybe it will be in "your" time, maybe in His. But please rest assured, it will happen. It's so hard to be patient, but one day, you'll be together again.
Best of luck to you.
Prayers to you.

Gruntsmomforever

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Dear Stephanie,

I am smiling this morning as I look at your sweet Bosco's picture - what a cutie! - and I see him laying his head on his soccer ball toy.  My Grunt had one too that he loved, and he often used it for a pillow.  I just wanted you to know your baby boy made me smile today, and brought me some happy memories.

Your experience with the Robin could very well be a message from your Bosco - if it brings you peace and a feeling of knowing in your heart, it IS a message.

Hugs,
Katharine, Grunt's Mom Forever 
mykittygirl

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Stephanie,

Bosco looks like a sweetie.  I know how sad you are not to have him near you in the physical and I'm very sorry for your loss.

First I have read both books as well and Penelope has also recommended a communicator for me as well.  I haven't contacted her yet.

I want to say something about messengers..I totally believe in them.  The American Indians believe that certain animals...birds...etc bring different messages.  I definitely believe the Red Robin is a messenger for you. How you feel when you see him tells you so.

After my Cicio died..it was so hard to come home  I still was feeding hummingbirds on my balcony.  One day a new hummingbird came..circled my body from my feet to my head and then went to the feeder.  Everyday as soon as I came home he was there waiting and would come and feed right from my hand. He gave me a reason to come home....because now I had to come to feed my hummingbird!  He was truly a gift from my Cicio. 

A little squirrel came up and perched on my 2nd floor balcony.  No matter what I did he wouldn't run...looked directly into my eyes and sat there for an hour.  His message was "trust".

Now that you're aware I believe you will be receiving more messages coming from nature's little miracles.

Big Hugs,

Donna

                                       


basil

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Your Bosco is so gorgeous, I am so sorry that he had to go.  Over the years I have had so much evidence that my babies and my human loves are still around. 
I really hope that you get comfort from the message you were given.  I have read the books that you are talking about.  There is another book called Nine Roses for Chelsea, by Sheryl Hirsch Kramer, I loved it.
I have always found Rescue dogs to be so sweet and loving, as long as you can be patient with any behaviours they may have.  All my dogs, bar 1 were rescues.  My last boy, my wee Basil who I found, turned out to be a couple of years older than was thought.  The vet said he was 19 or 20 when he was Pts.
My current boy Ben is a rescue too, and I couldnt ask for a sweeter boy.  He will never replace my others, he is just himself, full of love.
It sounds as though your Bosco is sending you lots of messages, it is always the small things that are significent.
Bless you Bosco, you are a very, special boy.  I am sending you a rainbow from Bosco, with all his love 

If you get a moment please click on this link.  The wolves have made me these beautiful pages in honour of my guys.  Thinking of you, Di xxx

http://petsupports.com/a01/sorcha.htm
aurichwolf

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Dear Stephanie,
How wonderful that you are having these experiences.
I believe they come to us in many ways and many forms.
If we just open our hearts to the signs and not ignore even the smallest signs we will feel them with us in many ways.
Just let your heart believe and never doubt any of the things you think might be a sign or message from your baby because it most likely is.

Love and Peace,
AurichWolf.
Kathy

 

I COME TO YOU

 

I come to you in spring time birth.

In raindrops gentle on your face.

When Flowers sweet will blanked earth.

You feel me in our special place

 

I come to you in dreams so real.

Reach out touch the love I bring.

I come to you in summertime.

In sunshine warm and birds that sing.

 

I come to you in falling leaves.

In breezes soft that whisper love.

In memories  your heart receives.

The gifts I send you from above.

 

I come to you in winter snow.

Falling softly from the sky.

In embers of the firelight's glow.

We are together you and I.

 

In every season of each year.

I come to bring you peace of heart.

I wipe away each single tear.

To tell you we are not apart.

 

For in each source of beauty sweet.

You will feel me always near.

When time arrives for us to meet.

You will find me waiting here.

 

 ©~ AurichWolf aka Katie~2008~

 

 

 

 

Nancee

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Bosco looks very mellow and easy going. A real good soul. I'm glad you got the confirmation you need.

mssavion

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Dear Stephanie, Bosco was a handsome lad indeed, and obviously very much loved and cherished.   I feel your pain at losing such a special companion, and I hope that he continues to visit you, and send you signs that he is doing well at the Rainbow Bridge.   May all the memories you have of your time together bring you much comfort as well.  Hugs from Houston, MsSavion

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