Today I went for a long walk with a dear friend who has moved away and was back visiting. We both are nature girls at heart so we strolled though the dirt path and chatted. She is very spiritual and was sharing a dream with me she had the night before she ended it by saying- “We need to keep the Gates open!” She was referencing the gateway between the physical and spiritual worlds.
If you have read my blog recently you have read “Dog Signs” in which I relate the story of what transpired after I put my dear dog Abby to sleep last fall. It is worth a reread as this is what happened today…
A woman was walking her Australian shepherd, I stopped and said, “She’s beautiful!”
The woman, Irene responded, “She already went swimming but she wants to go back again!”
We talked about the breed being an endless supply of dog energy, I know well as my oldest son has Ivy of the very same breed. We exchanged stories and then I asked, “What’s her name?”
“Ruby,” she replied.
I laughed to myself, surely a sign, if not two. I then went on to state we had had a Ruby as well but now we have an Oliver. And this is where things got undeniable.
Irene’s eyes lit up and she said-“That’s Ruby’s last name- Oliver!”
All dogs go to heaven of this I am certain, but they also send signs to us that life on the other side is real and they can send their love to us from beyond the Rainbow Bridge.