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'Nicki Made It Back Home!'

by Bridget
(Sacramento, CA)

I lost my little Schnauzer Nicki to cancer in March of last year.

Something very unusual happened after Nicki's death. I was going to keep it to myself (to avoid sounding like a kook!!) but maybe if I share it will help others feel better. I feel that I experienced something that proves to me that our pets have souls and survive after their lives here. Of course I have no idea what exactly happens and have always been VERY skeptical of everything - religions, beliefs in life after death, spirits, etc.

While Nicki was suffering the final months of her life I used to look directly into her dark eyes and tell her that I knew she was sick and that if she had to leave me it was okay, and that she could "Come back home to Momma." At the end of March when she took her final breath her eyes remained open and her head was resting on my arm. I was left alone with her and tearfully looked into her beautiful eyes for the last time and told her that I would miss her so much and that I wished she could come back home.

The following morning after Nicki was gone a friend stopped by with a 3 year old boy she was watching for his mother. I had never seen the child before and he was asleep in the car when she arrived with him. My friend and I sat on my front porch and talked while he slept in the back seat of her car. When the little boy woke up he played on the lawn while we sat on the porch. My other two dogs were very excited to see the child and were making a big fuss at the door to come outside.

The little boy came on the porch and I opened the door to let the dogs out. They were overly exhuberant so I ushered them back into the house. The child looked concerned and looked around and asked "Where'd your 'nother dog go?" My friend and I looked at each other in surprise and she asked him "Did you see another dog?" to which he (still looking around) said that he did. We asked what the dog looked like and he said (while still looking around) "Mmm....white" Nicki was a very light silver which a child would consider white. The child was visibly concerned about the "nother dog" and carefully looked behind bushes, even looked in my garage, looking under the car and all around. I asked him if the dog was happy or sad. He replied "Happy!" Very strange.... .we went into the house a few minutes later. The little boy noticed a photo of Nicki and my other two dogs and exclaimed "THERE'S THAT DOG!" Like I said.... very strange.

Also, my cat who was best of buddies with Nicki, would, out of character, get off my bed in the middle of the night and appeared to be playing like he used to play with Nicki. He would run around the house and finally come back to bed.
Why am I sharing this bizarre experience? Because I used to think that death was the end of our pets, but this experience changed that. It was very comforting to see that animals have little spirits/souls. There is nothing going on any longer at the house, so it's as if Nicki has gone and moved on to wherever it is that they go. The comforting thing is - she had a spirit. If Nicki has a spirit then so do all of your dogs. If it wasn't for this little boy seeing her, I would not have known. Your pets may have come to say goodbye but you weren't aware.

This is absolutely a true story. The child had no idea who I was or what had happened to one of my dogs. The boy was genuinely concerned (furrowed brow with big blue eyes) about a white dog that he saw come outside that didn't go back in the house with the other two. He identified Nicki in the photo without being questioned. I really hope that this story helps comfort someone else. It really helped me to cope with the loss of Nicki. I have no idea where she is now but know that she survived death and is no longer suffering. And remember.. the child said that the white dog was "happy.".....

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Angels
by: Don

I am sorry for your loss. I just lost my 12 yr old Himalayan Mooshie 5 days ago. I do believe that there must be something after they leave us. I believe that all pets have souls. I know for sure my Mooshie did. I miss her so much. Thank you for sharing this. It has made me realize that we will see each other again. The power of love is beyond us. We can not come close to the understanding that our pets have for us.

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Loss
by: Terri KC MO

We had to put our Schnauzer Krystal down March 28, 2013. We found out that day that she had Pancreatic Cancer. We had notice weight loss and took her to the vet a week before and he though she had a pancreatic attack and gave us some medicine and antibiotic. But she wasn't doing any better so we took her in on the 28th and did an x-ray. She was full of cancer. She was 12 years old 3 months, not young but still she was our baby. I hope she knows how much we love her and we are sorry. I hope there really is a rainbow bridge and we will see each other again. I am totally lost without her, and can't stop crying, it hurts so bad. We know we did the right thing, I am sure she was in pain even though she tried so hard to be strong for us. She would still greet us at the door till the end.

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Wonderful story
by: Coral, UK

Hi Bridget. Thank you for your the kind words you wrote on Ralph's story. The story of Nicki brought me great peace now that I know that our beloved animal friends do survive death and come back to see us. I would love to hear more of the events that happened in the 3 weeks after that little boy saw Nicki. I am feeling better about losing Ralph I just miss him with every fibre of my being.
My e-mail address is coralmike1@googlemail.com if you have the time to tell me the rest of your story. I think hearing about other people's experiences helps with the grief of losing our own loved ones.
Peace and good health to you in 2013.
Coral x

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Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I lost my beautiful British Blue cat, Burma yesterday. She was eighteen years old, and I was lucky enough to spend ten years of my life with her. She was my constant companion and friend and when boys let me down and life got tough I always had her to come home to. It is so lovely to know that they continue on and that the love we feel for them is reciprocated, even after death. Your story touched my heart and makes me hope that tonight my little Burmy will be curled up in her normal spot at the foot of my bed. Thank you xx

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Lovely story ...
by: Mariana

Hello Bridget! I am very sorry about your wonderful dog,I bet he was great companion... I lost my cat a month and a half ago and I miss him very much. I'd really like to believe that he's watching at as from somewhere and in a way is still with us... We have a dog now and I really hope that Robbie is approving that :) Your story is great, it really touched me... I've heard that little children are able to see ghosts or spirits of dead people which are still around us, so I truly believe that this kid has seen your lovely friend... Be strong, I wish all the best to you and everyone around you!

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Thanks Rose
by: Bridget

Rose, I am so sorry you lost your sweet boy. It is absolutely devastating to lose a much loved pet. Though hard to believe it myself, my story is absolutely true. I only wanted to share it to help others who are grieving. Some people have told me that small children or other animals have better ability to see souls/spirits (whatever they are!). I was just fortunate that the child was there and saw Nicki. She is absolutely not the only animal that survived - they all must. I want everyone to know this story so they will know that the death was not the end of their pet, that it will go on. There are so many unanswered questions about what happens after we/they go and we just can't understand. But I think that everyone, human and animal, are doing fine and we will all see each other again. We just miss them so much here. There is more to the Nicki story that happened over the next few weeks. It was wonderful. You can email me for more details. Hope you are feeling better from knowing that your boy is okay.

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Nicki has a soul
by: Rose

I love your story, I lost my Bosco (chocolate lab) 2 weeks ago and I can't stop crying...I miss him so much...I always believed animals had souls...I could never believe that God wouldn't give his "little creatures" souls...I also believed the soul was the essence of a living being...and seeing how loving dogs are how can they not have a soul. Your story just proved it...thank you.

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