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'Saw Kitty Hoggy About An Hour After His Death'

Hoggy was 13 1/2 years old and he died last night. I can't stop crying. He was a very big Grey Tabby with a kind laid back personality. He died of Renal Failure. I had no warning because I had taken him to the vet on 12/14/11 and all his blood work was normal.

After he died I came home about 3 am from the Animal Emergency Clinic. As I lay in bed crying by myself in a semi dark room I saw a movement off to the left side of the bed and I sat up in bed. I saw him there for just a few seconds just looking at me. There were no other animals in the room.

I am a 45 year old woman and a Prosecutor for the past 10 years. I tell you this so you do not presume that I have some crazy person. I had not taken anything that would make me see something that was not there. I am a logical show me the evidence kind of person. I know it was not a dream because I had sat up in bed and looked at him.

I had lost one cat named Fracky in April of 2010 but had a week to spend with him before he died of Cancer. I lost his Mother Que in December of 2010 from a heart condition that I knew would eventually take her life. These were also hard to handle but I had time to say goodbye. I also cried when they died but never saw them after death.

Hoggy died so quickly that I did not have time to really say goodbye. I tell this story to see if this has happened to anyone else. My Father thinks it was his way of saying he was Ok. I had been reading books on Near Death Experiences before Hoggy died and some of the stories from people who have been brought back saw their own pets that had died and some had seen animals that they did not know. I think that this is some indication that our pets may be waiting for us on the other side when we go. I think this is the most information that I will get on the question of "do pets go to heaven."

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I saw the rainbow
by: Ben

My dog died and he was a brother to me I'm 12 and he was 16 we got him when my brothers where 3 5 and 8 I wasn't born yet.
But later on the day of my Ozzie boys death I saw a rainbow and I took a picture later while looking at the picture me my mom and brothers could see Ozzie's face in the cloud and next to his face we saw a body like his jumping over the rainbow.

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Lost mine
by: Anonymous

I lost my cat Friskie on Tuesday and I miss her and I keep crying over her. I sure wish she would appear to me to say goodbye.

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Dogs & horses
by: Linda

My German Shepherd/Malamute/Wolf loved trail riding with the horses. The morning after we lost him at 14YO I was riding, tears streaming but I could clearly see him running ahead, joyous, no pain. The horse had always looked out for him & was excited and I could tell he could see him also, kept trying to follow him as he always had.

We know there are horses in heaven as Christ will return riding one, followed by the believers also on horseback. This gives me hope we will be reunited with our loved 4 legged friends.

Another incident an hour after burying a beloved horse we looked out to see him running around the pasture in a circle with the 2 remaining horses. Directly over their heads was flying a hawk. They completed the circle, the horse vanished & the hawk flew off over the trees, and the other two stood there and stared for the longest time in that direction.

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When you sense animals that have passed
by: Margo Howland

Very interesting post about Hoggy the large tabby cat. When I was in law school I had a black cat named Omen. There were railroad tracks high above a hill behind the large 1800s-era house that I and several other law students rented and one day Omen went out around suppertime and didn't come back. (I had always kept him in during the two times a day that the train went by, but I forgot this time.) He was hit by a train and the fellow that owns the house found him. We had Omen cremated by a local vet and I buried his ashes under the apple tree in my parents' yard. Shortly after that I woke up in the middle of the night sensing a presence in my room. It was my cat. I felt him walking around on my bed and weighing down the blankets. It was too dark to see anything but I knew it was Omen, come to say goodbye. It was very comforting.

Another time, a few years after my husband and I were married, we lost our first pet cat, Frolic, who was hit by a snowplow in the dusk shortly before Christmas. Again, we had her cremated. We kept the ashes in a little ceramic urn along with her collar and ID tag. Several years later we moved, and the ashes went with us. My father-in-law made us a very large bookcase as a Christmas present and after we filled it with books, records, and other treasures Ken carefully placed the urn on the very top shelf. When he did he heard a meow. None of our other cats were in the room. We thought it was Frolic approving the new location.

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Kitty Stories
by: Nancy

Sorry for your loss, I lost my 4 year old kitty to Renal failure on May 7, 2012. All my kitties have lived well over 21yrs old. (And I have had a few). It was harder because Lucy Lu was so young. God Bless.

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Pets visiting after their death
by: Chanda

I never got to actually see my Heidi Anne, but I would catch a smell in my room that reminded me of her on a couple of different occasions, it always warmed my heart to know she was checking in on me.
One last time, I felt paw steps move across my bed, and I have not heard from her since. I miss her terribly. But I know she is needed at the Rainbow Bridge and that I will see her again one day...

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You are not alone in this....
by: Cathy

My Chesarae crossed over on 5/2/13 - she also had renal issues. She was 4 mos. short of her 20th birthday. A few days after she passed, I, too, saw her sitting on a mound of dirt with the sun streaming on her in my neighbors yard. It was amazing, especially since she had been an indoor cat all her life. My husband called her name and she turned to look at us both. When we returned shortly thereafter she was gone. It will be one month in a few days since she has passed, but every once in a while I see a shadow coming down the stairs or I hear a noise upstairs when there is no one up there like I used to hear when she got up from her nap - a thud - when she would jump off the bed to come and look for me. So, yeah.... they do come and tell you not to fret - that they are OK and are waiting for you on the other side. And I'm also not nuts - I am a Paralegal with all my faculties - LOL.

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hi =)
by: drey

Hello, I'm not thinking that this is false or anything but I hope it's true. I lost some of my pets before, I still have some but I still wonder if I'll see them ever again I mean. I had several pets that died not too many though but i just hope I'll get to see them. So sorry for your loss I hope you get to meet him someday. Good luck, by the way you're definitely not crazy.

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Pets do live on after death.
by: Coral

After losing my beautiful Springer Spaniel Ralph on 5th Nov 2011 I have been overcome with grief at losing him. The great comfort is that on the night after he died both my husband and I heard him whining in the kitchen where he slept. I did not share what I had heard until the next day. My husband said he heard it too and when he told me what time I nearly fell over, 1.44am, the exact same time I had heard his whine and looked at my clock. I have heard his collar, his body and collar shake and felt him rest his head next to me on the side of the bed. I haven't heard him for a while now. I contacted a psychic animal communicator and the reading she did for me was unbelievable. She told me about things only Ralph and I could have known, and things we did together. He confirmed that I had done the right thing letting him go and said he was around me all of the time. I am still grieving but it has given me some peace to know my boy is okay and is watching over me. I hope this helps anyone grieving over a beloved animal companion.
Coral (Harborough Magna, UK)

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Yes, your pet came to you to say goodbye!
by: Anonymous

Yes, your pet came to you to say goodbye!
I am sharing a very similar story.
My cat had a vaccine Associated Fibro-sarcoma. Cancer caused by the damned vaccinations.
We fought for his life with medications, amputation, etc. Unfortunately, he had three metastasized tumors. His condition went to the point that he was demising. We had no other choice but to euthanize him On December 25, 2009.
I could not sleep all night. So, I slept sitting on my mama's couch. In the morning, as I have removed a blanket, I saw my black kitty! He was sitting on my feet. I saw him for a moment, and he looked so healthy. I saw his back and then he quickly walked out and disappeared. So, here's my story for you! There must be a life after death for animals as well.

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Oh how I hope so...
by: dayle

I read your letter... and it is what I so much need to believe... for me to be able to live again. I lost my boy 5 months ago... and life has been such a terrible struggle... that I wish every day away. I know from my own experiences that there is much more than we can ever imagine. I do believe that some people can see those that crossed over.... and I think we will learn much more in the coming years... but I need to know now! I'm happy for you... we all wish we could see our babies again. I don't think you are crazy... I think it is a good thing that you wrote... and gives us hope that they are still with us... even if we cannot see them with our eyes. I hope it brought you the peace you need to go on... sincerely, Dayle.

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Thankyou.
by: jean

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience, I have been battling with the doubts that my babies don't go to a better place as they are leaving me one by one, you have given me an inner peace that I will see them all again one day over the bridge, and for that I am eternally grateful, many many thanks Jean, Durham England.

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Hello...
by: Adela

I am sorry for your loss... I know how it feels... I lost my girl 2 months ago and I had an experience similar to yours. When I was driving my car, the day that she passed away, for a second I saw a dog crossing the highway... It was just a moment... and there were no dogs in that area... My father was sitting next to me, he hasn't seen anything... And I was not dreaming because I was driving. It was dark outside... I am sure that it was not my imagination and that it was my dog's spirit.

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Hi
by: Laura

You definately aren't crazy, I've lost 3 of mine in 4 months. I still hear one of them sneeze at times.. and also hear a faint meow of another. I know what I hear. I woke up one night after my oldest boy died because I felt something sitting on my chest. When I woke up, he was gone.. but I knew it was him. It's just what he did. :)

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