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'Tribute to Manny'

by Vickey
(Meadowview, VA)

I lost my very best friend on Jan 2 2009. He was the light of my life and I found joy with him every day that he was here. I told my Husband when we first got him that I knew that God had sent him to us especially to teach us what unconditional love really is. I know that we love our children and our spouses, but the love of a pet is really the closest thing to the love that our heavenly father has for us.

The first morning that I woke up after he was gone, I awoke to the sound of him walking across the kitchen floor. I could hear it just as plainly as I am telling you this. The next morning when I first opened my eyes, he was there on the pillow beside of me, but just for a second and then he raised his head and looked at me and vanished. The last time I saw him he came to me in a dream. I dreamt that the vet's office called me and told me that he wasn't really gone but that he had been in a coma, but that he was awake now and looking for me. I rushed to pick him up and when I got there he leapt into my arms and was so happy to see me and I was just as happy to see him.

I have not had any experiences since then. I believe that it was his way of telling me good bye, but that he was also letting me know that he would be very glad to see me when the time came for me to join him. I see his loving eyes in the eyes of other people's sweet pets and I am comforted to know that he will be waiting for me when it's my turn to go. I do believe that pets go to heaven because they were created as spiritual beings just as we are.

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RE: Tribute to Manny
by: Anonymous

Sounds like you and Manny had a very strong and loving bond. That must have been comforting to get a strong and clear message from Manny that he would see you again one day.

With all my being I believe I will see my pets in the next life--they are just a heartbeat away, and waiting for me up on Rainbow Bridge.

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Pets and Heaven
by: Anonymous

You obviously shared a great bond with Manny! He left you a strong message of love, and that he would see you again!

I truly believe our pets will reunite with us when we humans go to Heaven. I cannot imagine life in such a wonderful place as Heaven without our wonderful pets beside us who have given us so much unconditional love on earth.

I know my "kids" are waiting patiently for me just as they did here on Earth. My dog Zeke especially was very protective of me and literally never left my sight unless I had to leave the house. I know he will be the first one to run up and greet me when I meet them on Rainbow Bridge.

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Pets and Heaven
by: Linda

You obviusly had a great bond with Manny, and he felt it.
I truly believe our pets do go to Heaven with us. I can't imagine why they would not be included in Heaven when they were made by God and have given us humans unconditional love. I know I will see my dogs someday and that they are waiting for me, especially my dog Zeke who was extremely protective of me and followed me around 24/7. It makes me less fearful of dying; knowing that it means I will once again be reunited with my beloved "kids". I believe with all my heart in the poem, "Rainbow Bridge".

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Tribute to Manny
by: Anonymous

Vickey

It is obvious to see that Manny was very loved by you and that he loved you as well. I do strongly believe that our pets will be with us again some day. I cannot imagine that God would not unite us with such a significant companion in our lives. Our pets give us pure unconditional love, which, as you say in your tribute, is the closest thing to God-like love that there is. I lost my dog Sherwin (see Soaring Free) in May and I think of him every day. Thank you for your inspirational story. Every time I read one of these stories it gives me more hope that one day I will see him again. Take care.

Carol

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