I am an animal person. I have an affinity for all animals but especially dogs. I don’t think I’ve ever met a dog I didn’t like. My mom took in a homeless dog a few years ago and I liked the dog very much although she didn’t have him for long. When I visited my mom, the dog used to sit between me and my mother so we would absentmindedly pet him as we talked for hours. I don’t think the dog had gotten much love in his life until then, because he loved the attention we lavished on him.
One night I had a dream about my mother’s dog which I thought was very strange. I dreamed that I opened my pantry door and there sat the dog. I was so surprised, and I said in my dream, “Hello why are you here?”. The dog looked up at me with so much love and I understood that he was there to thank me for my kindness to him and say hello.
The next morning the dream was so clear in my mind when I woke up. Every detail stood out so clear that I’m thinking it was likely an out of body experience and mom’s dog was really there to say hello.
Mom called that evening in tears. She said that the dog had been killed while chasing a car earlier in the afternoon. She had rushed him to the veterinarian, but he didn’t make it. My heart was broken when I heard the news.
I knew then that the dog had come to say goodbye to me the night before he was killed. I didn’t understand why he would come to me the night before the accident while he was still alive but that’s how it happened. I’ve since read of other pre-death occurrences with people but never a dog. It makes me feel good to know that, just like humans, animals are eternal too.