By Lisa Shaw
I’ll never get used to the anguish of a person grieving a pet’s “death.” We’ve all been there. We feel a physical hole in our hearts, in our auras; our homes feel hollow; we can take years to recover. This is where a reading helps a grieving pet owner. I act as a conduit between the human and the departed animal and people come to realize that not only does life continue after physical end, but our relationships with our departed loves ones continue as well. Grief-burdened people ask, “Will my dog come back to me as another animal?” or “Can you ask her if she will come back to me as another animal?” The answers I get from the animals themselves are pretty consistent.
Sometimes our animals do return to us. Sometimes they assure us that although they’re physically undetectable, they’re still watching and guiding us, and some choose to remain in that realm as our guides. Sometimes they promise to “send” a new animal our way. This just happened in my reading with a Boston Terrier about to make the transition; she sent the message that she will be “forwarding” a new pup to her owner and even gave information to identify the new arrival. He will be from a litter of two, will have a longer muzzle than a Boston, and will be like (a bull terrier, perhaps?). In another reading this week, a departed Chihuahua mix said she’d be directing a small cat or kitten to her grieving owner’s door, and the woman is to open that door and accept the gift. Today she wrote to tell me she found a black cat on her patio.