Many people have reported feeling the presence of their beloved pets after their passing. Cats purring, dogs panting, even brief sightings have been reported.
George Stone was an animal spirituality sceptic until he saw the ghost of a dog jumping through walls. This has been documented by Kim Sheridan, author of ‘Animals and the Afterlife’: ‘I was once walking down an unlit road at night when I saw a big white dog come across the road. It was jumping as it moved – but in slow motion – and just went through the fence on the other side and on up through a field. ‘I watched as it ran, still in slow motion, until I lost sight of it. So yes, I believe animals have spirits as we do.’I think that every living thing has an afterlife.’
Robert and Kathy Simmons’ dog, Hobbes, passed away while their son was at university.When he returned home and was told his pet had died, Moe replied: ‘That’s impossible. He was just here and I patted him.’
Receptive To Spirit
Animals also seem to be more receptive of spirits. We noticed this on many occasions with our black cocker spaniel Lara, when she stared into space growling, with her hackles standing on her back. Such behaviour is normally reserved for intruders. On these occasions, I believe they were the paranormal kind.
Many psychics claim to be able to communicate with beloved pets who have passed on.
Narelle Box, a jeweller in Australia, had said goodbye to her ‘feline soulmate’ of 15 years, Browby, and went to a spiritual healer to help her grieve. ‘The medium did not know that I’d had a cat who had died. When I rang to book the appointment I spoke to her husband. He just gave me an appointment date, a time and the address. He didn’t ask for any details. ‘When I arrived on the day of the appointment the medium opened the door and the first thing she said as I walked across the threshold was, “Oh look, there’s a black cat at your feet.” Those were the first words she said to me and that was the first time we had spoken. I looked down and saw nothing… I was speechless but it’s great to know that they are still looking after us and keeping us company.’
Have you had any experiences of animals and the afterlife? Have any of your pets come back to visit after their passing? Please share your stories, we would love to hear from you.
Credits: ‘Animals And The Afterlife’ by Kim Sheridan as sold on Amazon. Picture: creative commons.