When my sable ferret, Cody (my first of 7) died last month, I was devastated. I had had to give him to a vet friend because my husband and I were moving out of the country.When I went back to visit him he had gotten so grey and thin. I told him I would come back to get him when we got settled in our new place but he died 2 weeks later from separation anxiety. He just stopped eating and left his body.
I felt so guilty. This little being had taught me so much about love. That's what animals who are close to humans do. They are very highly evolved spirits who come into our lives to teach us various lessons, but the biggest one is opening our hearts to love.
For those of you who have lost a beloved pet, I recommend getting in touch with an animal communicator so they can contact your pet on the other side . They can help you to find out if your pet is going to reincarnate, give you messages from them and much more. It's such a comfort.
You can post a question for free to animal communicator, Madeleine Walker. I appreciated her clear reading and words of encouragement: http://healing.about.com/od/ask/a/askmad.htm
For an in-depth reading, visit Madeleine's site at http://www.anexchangeoflove.com or http://www.gatewaystothelight.com
Penelope Smith has a directory of communicators on her site http://www.animaltalk.net. Also, her book Animals in Spirit gives invaluable insights and stories about pets' life and death cycles and what they experience.
Joanna Aamons is a general psychic who gives detailed and accurate readings. She told me when and in what form Cody would reincarnate. You can contact her through http.//www.onesoulmate.com.
It is one thing when our pets die from illness or accident. But it is another to give them up. They feel so hurt. We are their mothers and fathers. How can we abandon our children? If there is any way for us to keep them with us, let's do our best to do so. If we can't, let's give them to people who can love them as much as we did.
Whether your pet is alive, lost, has passed on or been re-homed, you can be in touch with them anytime by softly calling their name 3 times. When you feel their presence, tell them what you are feeling, or what you want or ask them a question. Then listen.
Some of our pets have been with us for many life cycles (theirs and ours) and in many forms. They don't always come back as the same species. Don't be surprised if your ferret returns to you as a dog or your dog returns as a cat.
And they don't necessarily come back as newborns. Animals can do a spirit exchange. The animal who vacates their body for our pet does so willingly and is quite happy to go for a rest on the other side. Animals transition with much more ease than we humans .
If you see a dog in a shelter who grabs your heart, get him. You will either see your previous pet in his eyes right away or, after some hours or days, you will notice a transformation in his personality, signaling the entrance of your former beloved companion.
If their cycle with you has ended , they may return to this plane to different owners, to teach and guide them.
Some animals choose not to return but prefer to remain in heaven or however your belief system refers to that realm. They stay near you or visit you often in spirit to protect and guide you.
Your animal companion will love it if you honor them in some way, by painting their picture or writing a story (which is why I wrote this one) or making a shrine with their photo and favorite toy on it. Light a candle to them on the day of the week they died. There are so many ways you can show you still care.
Most importantly, don't feel as though you are expected to just get over it. Our pets are close to us in ways our human companions never can be. Their love for us is unconditional and they teach us to love unconditionally in return. Keep your heart open and keep on sharing your love and life with your pets.
I dedicate this piece to my beloved Cody. Thank you for teaching me always. Your death itself was a lesson.
May we share many more lives together.