I thought I had shared this, but apparently not, so –
Last fall I was watching TMC, or rather it was in the background while I was reading. The movie was Dodge City, an Errol Flynn cowboy movie, not something I’d watch, but it was on none the less. The voices converse and I hear the name “Abby”. I smile, we had put our beloved Abby down a few months earlier, and I appreciated the “sign”. When we took her to the vet that day, it all happened so fast, as I held her head, I told her to go to Ruby, our golden and her companion of many years that had passed before her. Somehow, I knew Ruby would take her to the land of dogs over the Rainbow Bridge, it was heartbreaking -life without a dog is simply different.
As I was musing about hearing the name Abby in the movie “someone” prompted me to go look the movie up- I was missing the entire message. So, I googled the movie- and there in the cast members were two women, one whose character was named Abby and the other- I kid you not- Ruby!!! Here was my confirmation that my beloved dogs were indeed together. No more sorrow, no more worries.
I don’t know how this happens, all that I know is that it does and if we are open to seeing the signs Spirit provides them.
Fast forward to this Easter, my sons and I are walking in Island Heights. As we get out of the car, a young woman is walking a Golden puppy. Timing is everything- five minutes earlier or later and we would have missed her. Spiritual intervention, I am sure. We stop and talk. I had been trying to find a Golden through various rescues, and nothing was happening. She tells me about the place she got her puppy and gives me the info. I reach out to them and they have no more puppies, but- she knows of a litter and gives me that info. I call, there are 2 males left, I hesitate only because I had committed to seeing another rescue dog that week. When I finally call back there is only one puppy left, the last of the litter, the last pick, mine.
We pick him up on Mother’s Day weekend, what a gift. He is sweet, and the calmest puppy I have ever encountered. Life with a dog is so much better because no one loves you so unconditionally. Who else understands you when you are playing tug of war and yell out-
“I am the king of the Rabbit mountain….”
I look forward to the day when I can visit the Land of Dogs and reunite with all the wonderful dogs that graced my life. For now, Oliver and I will soldier on in this life hand in paw.