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'Soaring Free'

by Carol
(Oakville)

Sherwin

Sherwin

I got Sherwin from the Humane Society 17 years ago. He had been abandoned when he was about 4 months old and that's when he came into my life. For the next 17 years it was just him and I. He had lots of behaviour problems but I loved him with all of my heart. He made me laugh and made me crazy at the same time. The happiest part of my day was getting home from work and having him greet me at the door.

As Sherwin advanced in years he remained active and healthy. I realized when he was about 15 and then 16 that I would only have so much more time left with him, realistically. I knew that it was going to be very difficult to lose him. I used to whisper to him "when you go, come back as a yellow finch so that I will know you are ok".

Well, the time came May 29, 2009 when I had to put Sherwin to sleep (his body was shutting down and he hadn't eaten for several days). The next day, the reality hit me in a way that I had never expected. I found my self outside on my deck sobbing uncontrollably and begging for him to come back and let me know he was ok. It was horrible, but no sign. I sat there crying and waiting. Eventually I received a call from my sister who helped to console me and talked to me for 2 hours as I sat in my backyard.



As we spoke, all of a sudden a bright yellow finch landed on a lilac tree right in front of me. It then flew closer to me (right onto a tree that hangs over a patch of thyme that Sherwin used to lie on when we would sit outside together). Then he flew back to the lilac and was joined by a female yellow finch. She remained on the lilac, but the male kept flying back and forth toward me. This went on for about 5 or 6 minutes. Then he flew over to a bird feeder in my yard, ate and then drank out of my bird bath and then he flew up and away by himself. I was stunned. My sister said, "See, he's letting you know that he's ok, he's not alone, he's eating and drinking and he's free". I felt completely at peace after that.

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Feeling peace...
by: Luis

First of all, I want to thank you for your comment left on Cindy. It always feels good to receive confirmation from other people that life does go on for our friends. They do have souls!
I read your story and I was so happy you were able to experience that sign. Cindy has been gone for almost 3 months now and I continue to think about her. I placed a small tattoo of a bulldog on my upper right arm in honor of her. I also light a candle every night beside a picture of her. I've decided to light the candle every night for one year. Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm asking God to send her back to me.

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Wow
by: Carol

Wow, what a great story. I hope I get signs from my much loved cat that he is around, that he is okay, and that he knows I did what was best for him to spare him more pain and suffering.

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Amazing Story
by: Linda

I can imagine the terrible grief you experienced. Seventeen is a LONG time to be with a beloved companion.

I am sure he is running on the Bridge like a young pup again. I know mine are :)

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Soaring
by: Margaret Handy-Williams, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA

WOW ..what an emotional and amazing story.

Margaret - hugs

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Soaring Free
by: Ozreal

Has got to be one of my favorite stories from this Blog. What a great Life on Earth Sherwin
must of shared with you Carol.

Thank you for giving us Hope and Peace. We don't always take in the ways our Pets communicate with us in the "After World" your story is a perfect example.


Shalom
Ozreal

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