The love we share with our pets never dies, and there's proof that our pets do communicate with us from the other side, just as people do who pass. I'm a scientist, medium, author and paranormal investigator who has had many experiences with ghosts and spirits, both pets and people, who have communicated messages that helped prove their identity.
Pet parents like me think about and mourn the loss of their pets often. I think about my late dogs Buzz and Sprite every day, just as people mourn the passing of their human children. Why? Because, we taught them how to go to the bathroom, bathed them, groomed them, took them to (obedience) school and was excited at their graduation, watch them interact with others, take them to the doctor when they're sick, play with them, teach them, make friends, learn, love etc. They share with us love, anger, fear, and excitement just like human children do.
Dr. Stanley Coren, a doctor of veterinary medicine and renowned author, tested dogs and proved many have the intelligence of a 3 to 4 year old child. Dogs know when we're disappointed in them if they tear something up that they shouldn't have, and when we find out, they cringe. They know when we're sick and stay by our side. They know when we need company and when we need to be left alone. They listen, they let us hug them when we're stressed. They understand many of our words and can read our emotions and body language. As a result of all those things, pets have the intelligence and ability to send signs to the living after they pass.
I like to tell people that the only difference between human children and our pets is that our dogs and cats don't have careers, marry someone we don't care for, and move out. To me, my dogs are my children as I will not have human children. I am responsible for feeding, caring, loving, exercising, playing with and keeping them healthy.
Unfortunately, we also have to make the decision to put our "pet child" to a final rest. That's something human parents don't often contend with unless in certain tragic circumstances. Making that decision is the hardest act of unconditional love that we can make for anyone, people or pet. Our pets understand when their bodies are failing. They know when they are too tired to go on, and understand when we make the decision to let them pass.
One of the most common messages that pet spirits pass along is that they do not want their parents to feel guilty about allowing them to pass.
Some of the ways that pets can give us messages include noises, like a bark or a meow, or hearing their nails walk across the floor. Some cat parents have reported their cat's spirit has jumped on their beds and curled up as they did in the physical form. Spirits can also manipulate things in nature like birds, butterflies, feathers, etc. and send them to us as a sign they're around. Coins are often found after someone passes- and to find out who it is, check the year! The easiest way for a pet to communicate is through dreams. If you've dreamt of your pet after they passed, it was more likely a visit from them letting you know they are around you from time to time.
I'm a dog dad, dog rescue volunteer, medium/paranormal investigator for Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland and scientist. I'm a dog dad who lost two of my own beloved dogs and both have communicated with me, just as everyone's pets are trying to get messages to their parents.
I wrote my books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" to bring comfort to people (like me) who lost a pet. The book contains a lot of different ways that pets can send us messages. As a scientist I've always tried to prove messages. So, I've included amazing new scientific studies that prove our pets have emotions and personalities. There's also science behind why living pets can sense entities.
Do you ever see your dog or cat staring at an empty corner of the room? It may very well be because your Aunt Betty's spirit has come to visit, or there may be a ghostly cat that never crossed over from the previous owner. Because pets have the ability to sense Earth-bound ghosts or spirits (who have crossed into the light) dogs are especially good on paranormal investigations, and I took my Weimaraner on one and she helped solve a mysterious canine mystery.
Did you know that when it's our time to go, that our dog or cat will be waiting for us? It happened to my mom and my dad when they passed. If you're like me, you have your dog or cats ashes at home and they help keep your pet with you from time to time. One of the boxes of ashes is my late puppy Buzz, who turned out to be the world's best canine communicator. His story, a story of our late dog Sprite's butterfly message and stories from many others of how their pets gave messages from beyond are included.
Three of the chapters in the first book are written by well-known mediums whose own dogs returned and communicated with them to assure them they were at peace. In book two, the entire third section of the book contains stories of encounters from people who have had their own experiences and shared them with me. I wrote both books to help others find hope, peace and comfort that our pets are still around us from time to time.
Just remember that the love that we share with our pets binds them to us "fur-ever."
The author maintains a weekly blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, where he posts about paranormal topics, and where people can share their stories or find other resources on the paranormal. The books, "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," and "Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium," are available in paperback and E-book, on Amazon.com and other outlets at: http://tinyurl.com/mqgamq2. Published by CreateSpace, Inc.
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