July 8th 2007 8:30 am
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My mommy subscribes to an online weekly newsletter called "Angel Animals". Last weeks story was about an animal who appeared in his owners dream after his death. Mommy wrote to the editors of the newsletter and explained how much She enjoyed the weekly story, since she too, had had a deceased pet appear in her dreams. The following story is what she wrote to them and they immediately wrote me back and asked if they could post HER story! Of course, she said YES! Here it is and I'd like to share it with all of you. She cried like a baby when she read it this morning. If any of you would like to subscribe to it, the subscription information is at the bottom....and it's FREE.
Dear Friends of Angel Animals,
Welcome to the Angel Animals Story of the Week.
This week's story is about a dog who honored his human
companion's special request.
Animal blessings, Allen & Linda Anderson
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STORY OF THE WEEK
BRANDON CAME BACK
By Lisa Perry
I had a Pekingese named Brandon. When he was fifteen years old, I noticed his upper lip seemed puffy. I examined it closer and noticed a lump on his upper gum just inside his lip where the puffiness was visible from the outside.
I took him to the vet. The lump was diagnosed as a tumor and it was removed. The vet advised me that she was not able to remove all of it and it might return. Sure enough, six months later the tumor returned.
Brandon had experienced a lot of pain the first time he had surgery for this problem, and I didn't want to put him through that suffering a second time. Over the next weeks Brandon's condition grew worse. My husband and I rushed him to the emergency vet clinic, where they advised me that the best thing to do was put him to sleep.
I always knew I would eventually have to make that decision, but I wasn't prepared to make it so unexpectedly.
They left me alone with Brandon to think about my decision. I cried a sea of tears as my heart broke into a million pieces. I hugged him and told him how much I loved him. I explained how sorry I was for having to make this decision and asked him to please forgive me.
Then I asked Brandon if there were ANY possible way, would he come visit me and let me know that he was okay?
I held Brandon as he fell asleep in my arms forever. The vets left me alone with him for a while again. I cried into his fur and whispered once again for him to please come visit me and let me know he was okay.
I felt so guilty for having him put to sleep. Even after seven years have passed, I still feel guilt.
About two weeks after Brandon's death, I had a dream that I was in a white, brightly lit room. I remembered standing in the middle of the room alone and wondering where I was and why I was there.
Suddenly I heard barking. I turned to see Brandon bounding into the room! I was overjoyed to see him. I knelt to the floor, and he jumped into my arms. I hugged him tightly as he licked my face over and over!
We played together in the room while I petted him. Then suddenly he stood up, and I knew it was time to say good-bye once again. I woke up at that point and was crying. I believe that was my first visit with Brandon.
My second visit, I was not even aware of. This one occurred about a month after Brandon's death.
In addition to Brandon, I also have a cat named Kayleigh. I think she knew that Brandon was old and blind. She was very tolerant of him when he would sometimes run and step on her as she lay sleeping on the floor. So many times I would wake in the morning or come home from
work and find Brandon sound asleep in his little bed, with Kayleigh quietly and intently lying beside his bed, just watching him sleep.
After Brandon's death, I believe Kayleigh grieved for him as much as I did. She began lying in what was Brandon's favorite spot.
One day, on a whim, I decided to snap a picture of Kayleigh lying in Brandon's spot. When I got the pictures developed, I saw what I thought was a bad photo of Brandon. Then it dawned on me that Brandon had been dead a month. There were NO pictures of him on this roll of film!
I looked more closely at the picture and realized it was the picture of Kayleigh lying in Brandon's spot that I had taken only a few days earlier. However, covering a large portion of her body was a dark shadow face or what appeared to be a face. I could make out that it was Brandon's face. I saw his eyes, nose, mouth, and the white of his chest and chin area.
I showed the picture to people in my family and friends who knew Brandon. I always got the same reaction from everyone who saw it. They would say, "Oh my God, that's Brandon!" So I think that was my second visit from Brandon.
A few years ago, I had a phone psychic reading. I was hoping to reach my dad who had passed away in 1987. Before I was due to call the psychic, I looked at my dad's picture and told him what I was about to do. I asked if there were any messages he needed to get to me to please give it to the psychic so she could tell me. I also asked him
to please let me know that Brandon was okay too.
During the phone psychic reading, the psychic gave me a lot of validations that my dad was indeed coming through. Toward the end of the reading, I was happy that I was able to make contact with my dad. However, I felt a little disappointed that she made no mention of Brandon.
Suddenly the psychic said, "Wait a minute. I see a small, brown dog running and jumping around."
At that point, I lost it and I started bawling like a baby. The
psychic asked me if I was all right, and I admitted that prior to our call, I had talked to my dad's picture and asked him to let me know how Brandon was doing.
Once again, she said she saw the dog running and jumping and he appeared to be very happy.
Lisa Perry lives in Atascocita, Texas with her husband, their two dogs, and three cats. All but one of the animals is a rescue. Lisa is employed as a part-time pet sitter. She enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and ghost hunting.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
Why do angel animals return spiritually?
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