Signs From Your Departed Pets

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You are sound asleep when you suddenly feel a cat jump up and walk across your bed. You open your eyes and in the darkness you don’t see anything. You switch the light on and look all around but there is nothing there. Normally, this wouldn’t raise an eyebrow with you unless your only cat died a few months ago. 

Do our departed pets visit us?

Our departed pets will often visit us after they pass away and send us signs to let us know they are near. A visitation can occur at any time but the most common incidences occur during the night. When we are asleep, our brains relax and we enter into a deep REM (Rapid Eye Movement) state. We are much more open to receiving a visit from our departed pets during this phase of sleep. We remember vivid details of the visitation that seem so real. We may feel our pets fur, we may remember running or playing with them, we may even feel them snuggle in next to us. Most of us will brush this off as just a dream but in reality, it is an actual visit from our departed pet.

Other signs they are near

Some departed pets are very vocal and will make a noise to get your attention. They may whine, scratch at the door, or knock something over. Others will manifest in partial or full form and you may see a fleeting glimpse of them out of the corner of your eye. You may also feel whiskers on your face or feel them brush against your leg. Some pets get very creative and will leave you a feather, a tuft of fur, or a paw print to let you know they are near.

Birds, butterflies, and feathers

Other signs from your departed pets include seeing birds such as cardinals, hummingbirds, robins, or hawks. They also send butterflies, ladybugs, crickets, or feathers in very obvious places so we are sure to notice and think of them.
By asking for more signs, you are giving your departed pet the attention they are seeking and you will likely receive more messages.

Invite your departed pets to visit

Your departed pets need energy or spiritual fuel to send signs. They don’t have a physical body so they have to draw upon an energy source to communicate with you. Spiritual fuel can be supplied through any item that conducts energy such as quartz crystals, batteries, an indoor fountain. If you feel you have not received any signs from your pet it is likely have sent you signs you just haven’t noticed them. Some signs may be very subtle and if you aren’t paying attention or if your mind is always racing with thoughts, text messages, or other distractions, you may miss them. Remember, they don’t intend to scare you with their visitations they just want you to know they love you, they are near you, and still hanging around in their favorite places.
It takes a lot of energy for your pet to make a noise or to appear so if this happens to you be sure you acknowledge their presence and encourage them to send more signs. If you ignore them they may stop trying in order to conserve their precious energy.

It won’t harm your pet

Don’t worry about depleting your departed pet’s energy or harming them by asking them to send more signs. They love it that you are thinking about them and you can always ‘top off their tank’ so to speak with spiritual fuel by imagining their heart is a gas tank and your loving thoughts are fuel. Top them off with lots of happy memories too.

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  1. Lois says:

    Many times I have felt like a cat has jumped up on the bed and laid down beside me. In the dark I put out my hand and nothing was there. I wish there was.

    • Keith says:

      Ten days ago my Chihuahua mix crossed over and I and my wife got back home last night to enter our home at the side door. A proximity light lights up on our backyard shed but it NEVER does that unless one I’d five feet away from it! I called out Grover! And a minute or two later heard two soft whines!

      • Karen Anderson says:

        I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. How wonderful to receive such an obvious sign from Grover! You must be elated! Keep asking for signs and inviting Grover to visit you. They love the sound of your voice saying their names out loud. Awesome!

  2. Loriena says:

    A few months after my Dolly Cleopatra passed away she work me up at 4:44 am with 2 very loud meows in my ear.

  3. Lori M says:

    Almost all the time. I feel her jump on the bed and feel her grooming herself or have even her felt kneading my leg. I also feel her jump from the bed to the window she spent so much time in. Her little urn is near me in the night and sometimes it feels like there is purring coming from it (actually more often than not). I can see her shadows when I get up in the night. My Honey has left me many signs including feathers, coins and a picture of her that she sent me after she passed to let me know she is still here. I am very grateful knowing that she is always with me. I feel her presence day and night with me and thank her everyday for the efforts it takes for her to do it. I also let her know she can go and play if she wants and just be free. Seems in life she always wanted to be with me as well as in spirit. I love you Honey!!

  4. Geri says:

    My outdoor cat refuses to use the litter box and cries to go out when he needs to go. After my dog passed away, my cat insisted on using kitty litter on a warm day after he cried to get inside the house. When he did, the marking of the urine was in the shape of a heart… I feel my dog used the cat to send me a sign

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I’ve heard from so many people that their departed pets will send a message from the Other Side by manipulating a living pet. Heart-shaped urine is pretty unique! I’ve found heart shaped outlines in the kitty litter outside the litter box before so anything is possible.

  5. Vivi says:

    My sweet kitty “Fidy” a female 8 months old just passed away around 3 weeks ago… Its a bad departed, she just don’t like to eat and I thought something about her stomach. But I brought her to Vet, and that stupid doctor said she was infected by calicivirus and gave her so many madicine, without mind about her stomach. I often said she couldn’t eat anything.. just drink, but after eat medicine, even could’t drink at all. I said she need to get infus and please scan her stomach, but doctor said no need and gave more medicine, and she died in 7th days of medicine with everyday dropped.. In 4th day she getting better and want to eat a little, I brought to doctor almost everyday and doctor said to give flu medicine because a little nasal from her nose..after eat the flu medicine she getting drop and everything throw out from her mouth. But doctor still said OK and said depend on me, I have to finished all medicine if want her cure.. but that night she died. I thougth she died because her stomach couldnt work anymore since 5th days I add more flu medicine and 7th days (her last day) doctor said to finished all medicine, without eat anything and drink anything… Even doctor tell me to stop honey water that I usually gave her because the medicine include the honey he said. Poor kitten.. She just very pretty and active when she passed away.. even on her last day she climbed our window to go outdoor, but we didnt allow her….
    I feel sooo regret that she very trust me and lay down on me on her week days… but I killed her by followed all wrong instruction from that stupid doctor T_T I thought maybe she not departed yet when she lay down after her convulsions.. because her mother still licking her face, head and around.. maybe there were something I could do that time like give her water etc.. but I couldn’t do anything that time except crying and let her go…
    Until now.. almost every early morning her thought appear with me and remembered her everyday activities.. she favourite place to lay at my desk and laptop with her brother.. I always feel she is still here now… Is that true?
    Her brother “Fido” also sick few days after her departed, with same condition, but now getting better.. that morning before I saw her brother very sick, I woke up with tears that feel her very closed at my bed.. and suddenly when I saw her brother very sick, there were a thought that Fidy want to take her brother to accompany her playing there.. because they are very tide. Even 1 day before Fidy departed, she laid spent time with her brother.
    Her mother (Dora) have a kitten 1 month (little brother named Denis), also died around 10 days ago.. he was very strong, but cannot eat 2 days before because her mother suddenly sick and got fever more than 40 degree celsius, but the baby have sick of swollen with pus before (I brought them-mother and baby to another Vet), and brother of her mother (Doreng) also sick together with baby but now already cure.
    Is there any relation one another? 1-2 days after Fidy departed and burried, no one cats n our home like to eat.. the circumstance so quiet… Were there every cat feel lost? Few days after that, baby got sick similar with her uncle Doreng. I brought to another Vet and doctor gave same antibiotic for them.. then Fido and Dora got same sick (fever and similar condition like Fidy) and doctor gave them another antibiotic, same medicine to Fido and Dora. They all cure now exept baby also departed and Fido still up and down…
    I still remember the baby eyes.. very sincere and look at me, and mostly Fidy always appear in my mind like now I use the laptop.. are they still around?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You are a good mom and did everything you could to help them. They know that and they will always be with you as there is nowhere else they would rather be.

  6. Biv says:

    My dog died 2 years ago after her stitches opened after an emergency c-section. She had one puppy who I had named after her, Patchy J. My family and I have seen her partial body. More specifically her very distinctive tail. Long story short I went to say goodbye to her at my mother’s house today with her son. I always cry about her and I had cried today. Then while my boyfriend was getting ready for bed, he has seen her tail in the mirror reflection. He thought it was Patchy J but he was in bed with me. Then he began to hear the kennel door rattle. He’s very scared and I went and talked to her in the front room and said I loved her and goodbye. I still have her ashes and fur.
    My question is how Do I know my mourning is holding her back? Is she okay? Is she happy?
    I always ask these questions even 2 years after she died

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking to hear what happened to your dog. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is incredible for you to get so many messages. It takes a lot of energy to send messages like moving a door or materializing so you must feel so fortunate! No matter how much time goes by pets love it when we think about them and ask for signs. They never get tired of it!
      If you haven’t already read it, I recommend reading my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. You will discover what happens to your pet when you grieve and how it affects them, and so much more!
      Your grief cannot harm your pets and will not stop them from their spiritual journey, however, they can sense your feelings both happiness and sorrow.
      Remember to celebrate her life and make her life more important than her death. Honor her, think of her with love and smile.

  7. Rachel Louisa says:

    My little cat Emme was hit by a car. A few days after she passed I was sitting on the sofa thinking of her and got upset. I went to the other room and when I returned, one of her whiskers was laying where I’d been sitting. I knew it wasn’t there before and I felt her presence.
    I sat down and a couple of minutes later, her little stuffed toy fell on my shoulder off of the window ledge. The window ledge is large, the window was closed and there was no breeze – the toy couldn’t have rolled as it’s not shaped in that way.
    I know this was her comforting me.
    I am happy to learn about the bird sightings. The day after this happened, I went for a walk and sat down near a pond. A little robin kept flying really close and sitting almost on me, looking and flitting around me. I felt her presence then too.
    Thank you for the article.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss, Rachel. It is so hard when they go especially when accidents happen. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. You sure received a bunch of signs from Emme! Wow! I hope you realize how rare it is to receive so many! You must be thrilled! Keep asking her for more signs and be sure to thank her when she sends them.

  8. Jennifer Spinney says:

    My cat Max was 18 years old when he passed away on December 30, 2019. Max was my entire world, my best friend, my other half that completed me. He was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease showing no signs that he was sick whatsoever. Being diagnosed only months beforehand, the disease moved very rapidly and my Max stayed with me as long as he could battling and fighting till his last day.
    It is going to be six months this June 30th and I cry every day and I still keep all of Max’s toys and belongings everywhere in my house where he left them. Every day Max would go the kitchen several times to go to his cupboard where I kept his treats and Max would open up the cupboard door just enough where it would make a noise when it shut to get my attention so I would give him a treat.
    Max was not like every other cat, Max was very special as we had a very special bond that I have never had or felt with any other cat that I had growing up as a child. Max is definitely leaving me signs and reaching out to me from cat heaven! Several times since his passing I have heard the cupboard door where his treats made the same closing noise that he has always done before. I have heard him meowing throughout the night and I have woken up to little scratching noises at my apartment door.
    The very best sign that Max has sent to me so far was a little over a month ago. I was sleeping at night next to his box of ashes as I do every night always saying goodnight to him and giving him a kiss and I was awoken by the feeling of something tickling the inside of my ear. I woke up and turned on the light to see what it was and I found one of Max’s whiskers lying right there on my pillow!
    Max always slept with me cuddling up right next to my head. Given the fact that I had just washed all my bedding and had just cleaned I went to sleep that night with a clean pillowcase so being awakened and finding that it was Max who was sending me a sign by leaving me one of his whiskers on my pillow and the fact that it was tickling the inside of my ear, it brought this great feeling within my heart and soul that Max is still right next to me as he always was. I miss my best friend so much and I’m so grateful for his signs that he has been gifting me with and I never want Max to stop because I love him so so much and he has the one and only special key to my heart and always will!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      You are one lucky lady! Your sweet boy is sending you the most amazing signs he is near and always will be as there is nowhere else he would rather be. I hope you will keep track of each sign and continue to thank him for sending them. The more we acknowledge their signs and messages the more they tend to send. They love the attention. Thanks for sharing your story about Max with us.

  9. Gwenn says:

    I saw a distinct image of my Schnauzer in a cloud passing over. I also found a heart shaped rock on the lane the same day he died, which I put on his grave.

  10. Donna says:

    You all sound very LUCKY to have your pets come and visit you. I pray so hard that my little boy will come to me or give me a sign he is near I lost him yesterday 6/26/2020 He was my precious little boy, and we had such a great time. I can’t believe how hard it is when your dog dies, my heart is so broken and all I do is cry, and I mean out loud too. I’m just sick over it. What will he do without me. What will I do without him. This is so hard to handle. I hope I get to know that my little boy has come to visit me.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry Donna, your loss is so recent and it must be so painful for you. Yes, those who have visitations from their departed pets are very fortunate. Some pets are really good at sending signs while others don’t feel the need to because they are with you all the time! So your angel boy may be one of those who is with you all the time. Grief can also make it difficult to sense them near. Even for me it can be a challenge when I am grieving to feel or sense my loved ones. Be patient, invite him to send a sign or a message, then pay attention and never doubt what you receive. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, it will help you navigate through the pain. Sending love and healing for your broken heart.

  11. Britta Ward says:

    My name is Britta and I recently lost my dog princess last week. Its been hard for me.
    Everywhere I look I see her and everywhere I go I can feel her. But the only time I can really feel her is when I’m on my walks every day. I used to take her on my walks with me a few times. Now i just think of her on my walks and i tear up and cry. But this evening coming home from my walk I felt her right next to me and I walked home and as I walked up to the house I looked in the backyard and saw her standing at the gate and I just choked up and cried…but I know she’s here. Shes made her presence known.
    I keep her ashes in my room with two pictures of her on the wall above and her collar is sitting on top of her picture frame… I miss her so much… It has been hard for me..

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Britta, I am so very sorry for your loss. It must be so hard for you I can’t imagine how painful it is. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you navigate through the pain. You are so lucky to have sings of her presence! I hope you will thank her and invite her to send more. Just know that she will always be near as there is nowhere else she would rather be. Sending love and healing for your broken heart.

  12. Jo Soutar says:

    My parents lost their pug of 13 years. They are in their 90’s and taking this so hard. I am so afraid it is going to kill them. Suzy was their baby so now she is not there. They feel so empty inside. I keep telling them there are signs she is still with them😟

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Hi Jo,
      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your parent’s angel, Suzy. Can you get them a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, or get them the audiobook from Audible? I’m sure it will bring them peace to know Suzy is still with them in spirit. Sending love and healing for all.

  13. Tina says:

    MY 10-month-old puppy died on sunday and I heard her in my bedroom going through my things like she always did and I felt her. Last night her sister, Ruby who is 10 months old also was running around in my daughters room just as she and Katandra used to do, and, after a while, Ruby stopped and just started crying out loud. Does that mean that Katandra was with her and, want her back?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your puppy. It is hard enough to lose an older pet but losing a young one must be so devastating. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Ruby can sense her energy and is likely reacting to it. Pets are able to see and hear in frequencies we cannot. I’m sure your beloved Katandra is near and wants you to know she loves you with all her heart and she is doing just fine. If that happens again, talk out loud to Katandra and let her know you welcome her visits.

  14. Alexandra says:

    Reading everyone’s stories has given me so much comfort.
    I lost my little four-year-old mini dachshund this week. She fell in the garden pond on Monday night and drowned.
    She loved sitting watching the fish swim and always searched for the frog who lived in the rushes. I did not think for a minute so would fall in. The guilt I feel is overwhelming and I don’t think I felt this much grief ever. I keep thinking of her struggling to stay alive and I wasn’t there for her.
    My husband was in the garden the next day and a little robin flew up to him and then around him and flew off over the pond. There was also a ladybird sitting on the wall in the dining room which was strange.
    I would give anything to have her back and just hold her and tell her how sorry I am.
    I hope the robin and ladybird were a sign.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. It must be overwhelmingly painful for you. When accidents happen we often punish ourselves relentlessly and play the same loop over and over in our minds about what we should have done differently. I know because I’ve done the same thing. The loss of your little angel makes no sense and it is hard to move past the images in your mind. I have learned from the animals that even when accidents like this happen, the love you have for each other is all that matters. There is another blog post that may help you: Click Are You Punishing Yourself for Your Pet’s Death?
      I’m sure your sweet angel doesn’t blame you one bit and has only the greatest of love for you. Those ‘signs’ you received would definitely validate the bonds you share. Trust that she is letting you know she is just fine, she loves you so much and wants you to move through the pain into healing as soon as you can. Holding onto that pain serves no one and only acts as a torturous reminder that some things are not in our control. Try as we might, we are not responsible for the actions of our babies. We all have free will including our pets. If she were mine, I’d thank her for sending those wonderful signs and ask her to send more. You’re her momma remember she loves you so much. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you move through the pain. Sending love and healing

  15. Jennifer H says:

    My Sammy just transitioned shortly after midnight this past July 2. I am heartbroken.
    He was the most unique cat I have ever met. His personality was unexplainable. I randomly just burst into tears. My 19-year-old son heard him meow less than 24 hours later. I also heard him scratch my bathroom door trying to get in, which was normal. Today there was a rainbow on my bedroom ceiling. I called to him and thanked him for visiting me and half the rainbow disappeared. My husband told me Sammy visited him yesterday. He just turned 8. We adopted him at 8 months. I miss him so much. I am grateful he is no longer suffering.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet angel, Sammy. I can’t imagine how devastated you must be. It sounds like you are one very lucky family getting so many signs from him! That’s exactly what everyone should be watching for. Our departed pets will send signs that they are just fine, doing well, and always near. Thanking him for sending those signs was perfect. What a beautiful blessing you received. Thank you for sharing

  16. Barbara says:

    After being homeless for a year my two older brothers and I moved out of town. We got an apartment in June of 2019 and about three to four months of living there, being a night-owl… I noticed that there was a black dog with glowing white around the dog’s body just laying there in front of my middle brother’s bedroom door.
    I told my brothers about it when they woke up, I’d since started calling it The Spirit-Dog. My middle brother’s health went downhill pretty quickly we had really no idea just how bad he was going to get he started acting like he’d suffered a stroke or something then multiple hospital visits they kept telling him it was his diabetes. He had severe seizures and the doctors said it was diabetes again. He was falling a lot for no reason doctors again blamed it on diabetes.
    The Spirit-dog visited a few times laying in front of my brother’s bedroom door, then in jan.2020, he started having severe breathing problems he couldn’t even tie his shoes without having trouble breathing. I told my brother to go to the emergency room before he has a heart attack, so he went in. It was a Friday they kept him until Monday afternoon then they released him telling him it was his diabetes again.
    Several hours later that evening my brother passed away. We called 911 the police arrived and started CPR and it took about twenty to thirty minutes for them to get vitals on my brother, he was flown eighty miles away and was put on life support.
    Three days later we had to take him off of life support. I never saw The Spirit-dog after my brother passed away. Now I believe The Spirit-dog was our deceased dog, Tippy who passed away in 2000.
    So yes, I believe that Tippy knew and she wanted to be here for my brother. My brother was 47 and died from an enlarged heart. His life could have been spared if the hospital would have done something. I just wanted to share my story.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Please accept my deepest sympathies. It sounds like your Tippy was right there waiting for your brother to greet him when he made his transition to the Other Side. Our departed loved ones know when our time is approaching and will congregate and patiently wait for our arrival. I have no doubt there were more loved ones there to greet him and guide him. I wrote about this exact type of experience in my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. I hope you have a copy. If not, go to my home page and opt-in as a VIP family member for special prices. I also wrote another blog post about this. Click. Thank you for sharing your story.

  17. Gwen says:

    My 11-year-old little baby, named Buddy, a Miniature Schnauzer, had to be put to sleep 6 weeks ago due to a tumor on his liver which progressively got worse.
    He was my baby and he was so spoiled.
    I feel so lost without him.
    I feel like my heart is breaking.
    I found a tuft of his fur last week.
    As he didn’t shed his coat I had never seen that in all the 11 years of having him.
    Do you think that was a sign from him?
    Also the day he passed my tv turned itself over then all of a sudden the TV guide was rolling up the screen.
    I have seen his shadow a couple of times too.
    I miss him so so much.
    This pain is horrendous.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your angel, Buddy. Please accept my deepest sympathies. They take such a huge part of our hearts with them when they go. Do I think you received a sign from him? Yes! Absolutely! Please be sure you thank Buddy, ask him to send more signs, and remember to fill up his heart like it was a gas tank on empty. Your happy memories and special moments of love are the fuel.
      I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you navigate through this painful time. If you opt-in as a VIP you get special prices. It can’t make the pain go away, nothing can, but it will help you understand what happens when they die and how your thoughts continue to affect them on the Other Side. I’m sure Buddy wants you to know he is happy, loved, and feeling special to have you as his mom.

  18. Donna says:

    My beautiful Mastiff, Tasha, passed away almost 9 months ago and on July 9th will be 9 months.
    She passed away due to a heart condition. We had her an extra 6 months after her diagnosis she was doing great and one morning I woke up for work and my baby was leaving us unexpectedly. She went into congested heart failure in her sleep.
    My heart is forever broken and I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye to her. Even after 9 months, the heartache is just as bad as it was the first day she left us.
    I keep hoping and praying I will get a sign from my baby, so far I haven’t noticed any. I really think once I get a sign from her it might help me cope a little better with her loss. I need to know she is okay and that she is always with me.
    Hopefully one day that day will come and she will send me a sign, it’s something I really need.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Donna, I am so very sorry for the loss of your angel, Tasha. I can’t imagine how devastated you must be. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Not being able to say goodbye can be like adding another layer of pain onto your grief. What I want you to know is it is NEVER too late because she can hear you, feel you, and sense your emotions. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, as you will find out how the animal’s perspective is often much different than our own. The main reason you are not sensing signs is likely due to the layer of grief around you which acts like a thick heavy blanket. It insulates us from many of the subtle signs our pets send. The other reason is that she is likely right by you and does not feel the need to ‘manifest’ in any way. It takes a lot of energy to manifest a sign. If you are tapped out from grief and pain, she does not have a source of fuel. So she is just quietly and patiently by your side and trying to help. Talk to her out loud and tell her how you feel. She will hear you. You can always tell her your feelings and she will always hear you. You are forever connected as the bonds of love never die. Sending love and healing.

  19. Helen says:

    I lost my beautiful 3-yr-old German Shepard, Bella, very suddenly to cancer.
    She was diagnosed on Tuesday and passed on Friday last week. I’m truly devastated but today after reading your page I was outside when I saw a ladybug. We never see them here… very rarely. I picked it up and knew it was Bella, it made me so happy. I asked her in the morning to send me a sign.
    Thank You
    Helen x

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Helen, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Bella. I can’t imagine how heartbroken you must be. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. How wonderful that you received a sign from her! You are so lucky and so loved! Be sure to make a big deal out of it and keep asking for more signs. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you through this difficult time. If you haven’t already, you can opt-in as part of my VIP family for special low prices. Just go to the home page to opt in next to my picture (orange button) . Thank you for sharing your story. Sending love and healing

  20. Donna says:

    Karen, thank you so much for your reply, you are 100% right my grief is very heavy, it’s been like that for 9 months since my dog left us. I’m having a really hard time accepting her loss. I know I have to accept her loss and not only mourn her death, but cherish the great memories I had with my girl Tasha. I’m going to try my hardest not to grieve as hard as I have been, and hopefully I will get some signs from my girl. I will definitely being looking into getting your book, I think reading it might take a heavy weight off my heart. Thank you again for your reply, your words really made me realize a lot. Take care

  21. Diana says:

    My 13 year old cockapoo, Lucas, passed away a little over a month ago and I still cry about it almost every night. He had a sudden condition that affected his breathing, and the vets said it was not going to get any better so I made the decision to put him down.
    I’ve been feeling sad about the fact that I haven’t seen Lucas in my dreams. I was his ‘mom’ and I miss him so much. He was always by my side and it’s been hard to get used to not having him around me anymore. I really wish I could see him and know if he thinks I made the right decision for him. I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen him in other ways, though. The night he passed, I was in my room closing the curtains and I felt a presence of something come into my room. It felt comforting and I’m almost positive that it was Lucas coming in, like he normally would when it was time for bed. A few nights ago, I also think that I heard him breathing. It had been about an hour since I stopped crying, and I heard soft exhales in the area of my room where Lucas would sleep.
    Even though I’m still so sad about Lucas’ passing, I know that he’s probably doing better now, wherever he is, because he can breathe well again, run around, and do all of the other things that he couldn’t do anymore. I really hope that he decides to show up in my dreams someday, because I would love to see his little face again.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss, Diana. It is so hard to lose a close companion and family member. Lucas sounds like an amazing boy. I am not surprised that you were able to sense his presence. Life continues on for him in the same way it did when he was still in his body so I’m sure he is right there by your side. Be sure you thank him for letting you know he is near and inviting him to send more signs. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Sending love and healing

  22. Helen says:

    Hi yes I got you e book. It’s a great read, is Bella ok, I keep asking for her to send me some signs x

  23. Valerie McQuinn says:

    I just had to say goodbye to my baby boy, Harvey, on Tuesday morning after a 2 month battle with large cell lymphoma. He was the best cat in the whole world. I had him since he was 3 months old, and he just turned 7. My heart is completely shattered. We had the most special bond, and I am really having a hard time trying to think about life without him. He was my best friend. I have another kitty, Khaleesi, who is my other bundle of joy, but I have a completely different bond with her. I noticed that she’s been extra affectionate the last day or two almost to a point that she is reminding me of Harvey. I have this weird feeling of relief when I noticed it. It almost feels like she is channeling him. Is that possible? I’ve been trying to talk myself out of it, but it’s the strangest thing. I miss him so much, and if it is him, I am eternally grateful to know he is close by.

  24. Deb Decker says:

    I “inherited” two old intact Toms who were feral when a lady down the street who did TNR passed away. They chose to live with me and I quickly said “you guys have to have names…” so I dubbed them Fred and Barney. They had a love-hate relationship. When Fred would get too “mushy”, Barney would smack him around. Fred was always the more “studdly” boy and would vanish for days on end defending his territory that he had lived in for over 8-9 years. Barney would get concerned after a day or so and go out hunting for Fred.
    I could always say “go find Fred” and he would come home with Fred.
    This year, Fred must have run into a younger male as he came back beat to heck. I nursed him back to health and when spring came around, he got into a worse fight. His toe was almost torn off his one foot. I work for a company that manufactures enzyme-based products so he’d let me spray his foot with a topical spray and within time his foot healed. But he still had a limp. He had lost some of his studly ways …. but these two guys are old and I knew that one day if something happened to them, it would be in their own way.
    Fred took off last week, and I haven’t seen him since. We have coyotes around here and with his limping, I was scared. But I had to let him continue his life journey and he knew he was loved and safe here.
    I asked for a sign….send me a cardinal if he was ok, and a hawk if he wasn’t. This morning I heard and saw the cardinals. Then just now……circling over my house were four hawks. One kept circling down at me. I knew that Fred had two brothers who eventually died during the years. So I took it as a sign….
    Then the hawks disappeared and four blue jays flew into the tree over me. I felt he was saying he had transformed.
    Oh, it breaks my heart. And I know Barney will be heartbroken.
    Pray for Fred. And pray for Barney.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      You are a wonderful person to help these two ferals. May you be blessed! I am sorry to hear that things may have not worked out as you hoped. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Kerry Doyle says:

    Hello, my chihuahua, Madison was perfectly fine but suddenly has seizures and a stroke, the vet rang me the next day to say it would be best to put her to sleep on July 13th, 2020, I have been so upset and shocked that she was suddenly gone so fast yet was so happy and her usual self. A couple of days later her daughter Zara sat in Madison’s chair and just stared at me, my mom, and dad like Maddie used to, I said, “That’s Maddie!”. Well, today her daughter, Zara has been so unsettled and wanting to go upstairs so I let her in my room put her on my bed and she was looking all around and jumped on my hip, I thought this is odd behavior for her, I whispered, “Maddie is that you?. Zara rushed to my face so excited and licking me just felt like it was Maddie…coming through Zara… and has given me peace knowing she is ok 🙂

  26. lorell says:

    I seriously don’t know if it was a coincidence or my guinea pig. my girl just passed away tonight well I’m laying in bed reading this afterwards I pick up my cpap mask and a battery had connected to the magnetic piece right after I read about the pets need energy and you can use batteries.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      There is no such thing as a coincidence in my world! Trust these signs! Your beloved angel saw an opportunity to let you know she is near. They LOVE when we acknowledge them. It is like a burst of loving spiritual fuel for them. Keep talking to her as if she is there and ask for more signs. Then THANK HER when she sends them!

  27. Ronnie.S says:

    Hello Karen, my 13 yr old beloved Pug went to sleep 2 weeks ago on a Friday, me & my 12yr old daughter has since been very distraught, and I burn a candle many times a day next to his ashes and have also printed many photos to display. My daughter came to stay for the weekend yesterday(Friday)as she normally does every 2 weeks, and for the first time since his passing.
    We were watching a film late last night with the rear patio doors open as we have done since I bought this house 10 months ago when all of a sudden a huge Moth flew into the house and started fluttering around a table light near the doors, I took a small carton to catch the moth for release. I put the box on the ground in my garden and the Moth flew out of the box onto the patio slabs right next to it, and that’s when I noticed not only was it very large but it was also quite furry & a light brown color, Buster was very large for the breed (19kg) honey fawn in color & furry. It just seemed so calm, and I felt I should stroke the Moth, it let me stroke it’s head/back 4 or 5 times before very calmly flying off in a straight line behind me.
    I am 100% sure this was a manifestation by my beloved & well missed Puggy.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Hi Ronnie!
      This is an amazing experience you had! I think you are right…your Puggy is letting you know all is well. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Thank your for sharing this story, Ronnie. I don’t believe in coincidences…I believe our departed loved ones are doing the best they can to let us know they are near. I hope this brings peace to you and your daughter. What a beautiful message from your Puggy.

  28. Francesca says:

    My best friend of thirteen and a half years, Bob, passed away on Monday 27th July 2020.
    I have never felt heartbreak like it. I am heartbroken and absolutely devastated.
    Bob was the most loyal, beautiful, friendly, and chilled dog and Bob loved socks! He would take them, hide them, chew them, or just hold them in his mouth!
    On Tuesday afternoon I was sat on the sofa with my other dog who began pawing my foot so I took my sock off. After ten minutes I decided I wanted to go to bed to sleep the rest of the afternoon (I felt emotionally drained). My other dog followed me upstairs and lay next to me to take a nap as well. After a couple of hours I woke up, the sock I took off never to be seen again! I have searched everywhere (more than once). It could only be in the lounge or my bedroom! I really believe Bob has it. The sock he took has a small embroidered picture on the rim of my other dog – they were my favorite!
    I find comfort in the fact, even though not here in body, he hasn’t lost his mischievous personality.
    I will love you forever Bob xxx

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Francesca, thank you for sharing your beautiful story with me. I am not surprised to hear that Bob is letting you know he is near with socks! That is super cool and you are so very lucky to get such a BIG sign! I hope you thanked him and made a big deal out of it. Keep asking for more signs and then keep your eyes open. They love it when we notice their messages from the Other Side. Sending love and healing

  29. S says:

    Hi Karen, I hope you still read your comments. I lost my dog yesterday, and I have to move to a new home. Do you think he’ll know where to find me instead of his favorite spots in this current house?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how devastated you must be. I have no doubt whatsoever that he will find you in fact he is likely with you now. Do you have a copy of my book? If not, please get it. I explain in great detail what happens when they leave. Your angel is bonded to you. While he may visit his favorite places your two souls are coded and forever bonded. Don’t worry one bit. He will always be near

  30. Terese Holtberg says:

    My beloved peek-a-poos passed away one at 11 1/2 and one at 15 years old. They were brother and sister. Benny passed away July 5, 2020, after a long battle with heart problems and he just collapsed one early morning. We had to put him down. The grief of putting him down has overwhelmed me. My pups slept with me all these years and were my other children.
    Every night since Benny’s passing I hear scratching against the wall in the closet, he would like to go to sleep in there after a few hours on the bed with me. Something his sister and him did every night. When he would turn in the closet he would always lay on his back with his feet against the wall.
    Like clockwork, I hear this at 9:30 pm every night and when I don’t hear him, I ask him if he is there and I say good night to him and then I hear the scratching. This morning we looked at the security camera in our pool area at 6 am (the time I would let Benny out before we went to work) we saw this white shadow walking from the plant in the flower bed he would tinkle on come over to the sliding door look into the door and turn around in a circle something he used to do while waiting to go inside. Is this something he is doing because of habit and he is letting us know he is still here? Is he telling me to stop feeling guilty for putting him to sleep.
    Please help me put this guilt to rest.
    Thank you

    • Karen Anderson says:

      My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I can help you. Please get opted in as a VIP and get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. Each chapter will help you on your journey through grief. I am not surprised that you are receiving these loving signs from your angels. They want you to know they are alive and well in spirit and that life continues for them as it did while they were with you. VIPs get special offers.
      Be gentle with yourself you have suffered terrible losses and you need a safe place to heal. You may also want to join my on my Facebook page for pet loss support.
      Sending you love and healing hugs

  31. Francesca says:

    Karen, thank you so much for replying. I am definitely getting your book, I now need to know more. My other dog has now realized his friend isn’t here and is pining for him. Is there information in your book about how to help pets who are missing their friend? I feel Bob everywhere, on our walks and around the house, there is a silence and calmness in the house, which I cannot explain. I suffer from anxiety and Bob helped me with this, so to feel a sense of calmness is very strange for me! Love you Bob and thank you xxx

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am writing about that in my new book which I’m still working on but here is a link for you click here . This can help you with the grief of your other pup. There is a painful silence when we lose someone we love. We long to hear them, see them, and feel their presence. Just trust Bob is with you and always speak to him as if he is right by your side. Hold onto the love.

  32. Jennifer says:

    Sadly, I had to have my 12+ year old female Chihuahua mix euthanized on Saturday. She had renal failure but there was no change in her behavior until she stopped eating dry food the Sunday before and then began urinating around the apartment. When she stopped eating food on Saturday and began to throw up bile, I knew it was best to take her to the emergency vet practice. Since she was considered stable, she was not seen until 6 hours after I brought her in. They vet asked additional questions and had to run some tests. After 10:30 pm (8 1/2 hours after she arrived), I returned to the vet practice – due to COVID19 precautions, you could not wait inside the practice. The technician told me she would get her ready and then my phone rang after 11 pm with the vet telling me that she had renal failure and could try dialysis for 3-5 days but her lab results indicated that she was in grave condition and it may only give her a few extra days to live. I made the heartwrenching decision to have her euthanized and seeing her for the last time made me want to grab her and run home. However, my brain overruled my heart and told me that she was in pain and did not need to suffer anymore. I am glad that I got those last few minutes with her but now I am all alone and miss her deeply – my little girl depended on me and I feel as though I let her down when she needed me most!
    Yesterday morning, less than 32 hours after she had passed, I was standing by my kitchen counter looking toward the window. I heard some weird clicking noises coming from my chest freezer and turned around to see what it was. When I turned, I saw the back wheel of my bike (which I keep upside down in the apartment) slowly turning and then stop. I cried “Is that you Lincy? Did you come to tell me goodbye?”. I am positive it was her as you have to pull or push the bike wheel/tire to get it to move – the ceiling fan doesn’t blow near it and even if I exercise near the bike, the wheels never move. I hope to be visited by her again soon as it only left me more depressed as I don’t know if the sign was of her being mad at me or simply letting me know she was there!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet angel, Lincy. There are few words to ease your pain and I cannot imagine how devastated you must be. She knows you did the best you could and I’m sure she was very excited that you noticed her ‘sign’ moving the wheel. Ask her to keep sending more messages and get really excited when she does! She will love the attention. If you haven’t already done so, please get a copy of my book (just opt in on the HOME page for VIP specials), The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you navigate through the grief during this difficult time. Sending love and healing.

  33. Kim says:

    I have been doing practice sessions that are supposed to heighten animal communication. I’ve been curious because I tap in serendipitously and wanted to see if I could do it more intentionally. I’ve mainly been working on connecting with a foster cat that I had and dearly loved. I was ready to keep him, but need to travel to care/help my mom (who doesn’t like cats and doesn’t want one around).
    So when a family member showed up that I thought might be a good match for his sensitivity and need to play (they had another kitten the same age), I reluctantly let him go, thinking it might be best for him, since he wouldn’t do well being left alone with a pet sitter (he was too scared of strangers to get attention from them, but needed attention).
    It has been much harder to let him go, then the other fosters I’ve had as we really bonded. Anyway, I’ve only had what I think was felt connections and partial visual connections
    with him. But last night a cat that was with me for 17 years (my first), visited me in full form, just as I awoke. The interesting thing was that her visit was associated with my cell phone battery completely drained. It never does this, the battery is very good and I charge it during the day -it is full when I go to bed. It usually takes about 3 days to drain. It kept turning off, because it was completely discharged. It took me a while to put the two things together, the cat and the drained battery. Anyway, it was such a blessing to see and feel her presence after I’ve been lonely for the foster kitty. I just wanted to share with those who might understand.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      First, let me say thank you for fostering this kitty and wanting to give him the best home. It is so hard to let them go as I am a failed foster myself. I love the story about your other kitty manifesting when your cell phone battery drained! That is a perfect example of how our departed pets must use some form of energy to manifest or visit! Fantastic! I hope you made a big deal about it and asked kitty to do it again! They love it when we acknowledge their visits! Thanks for sharing this with us. Big hugs and lots of love to you

  34. Kim says:

    Of course I sent lots of love to her. She can visit me every night if she wants, drained batteries and all. 🙂 Now, how to communicate that I would like her to return in physical form, but not until after my mom doesn’t need me anymore.

  35. Kristal coppinger says:

    My dog, Sasha, just passed away 3 weeks ago. She was 15 1/2 year old chocolate lab. About a week after her passing I started to smell her. What I mean is when she was alive she used to fart and it had a distinct smell to it. So now every once in a while I will smell that distinct smell. I thought I was losing it so when my husband was home and I could smell her I told him to sniff and see if he smells the same thing I did. He told me he did. I’m happy to know she is still here with us spiritually but wish she was here physically.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Sasha. There are few words to ease your pain so I hope you have my book for comfort. Dogs most certainly have a distinctive ‘scent’ don’t they! They will let us know they are near in some of the most unusual ways. I hope that brings you peace knowing she is always near. Please get a copy of my book so I can help you heal. Sending love…

  36. Bobbie Hamblett says:

    I had to put my baby girl, Nuzzles (cat) down almost 2 weeks ago as she had cancer and stopped eating. I feel so bad for doing it and I hope she knows I did because I love her…I miss u so much and feel so much guilt…I just need to know if I did the right thing or not….I miss u so much and will never stop loving he…she truly was my baby.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I call it The Impossible Decision in my book which I hope you get a copy. I know it will help you on your journey. I’m sure your angel, Nuzzles knows you did the best you could on her behalf. They don’t blame us as you will read about in the book. I am so sorry for your loss and may you find peace of mind and healing in each chapter. Sending love

  37. Zena says:

    I lost my beloved dog, Scooby, 21-yrs old 1 week ago I’m broken-hearted and devastated don’t think I will ever get over his passing I miss him so much.
    I’ve had 4 signs off him in a week I kept his stone in my jewelry box at the side of my bed last night I put my phone on top of it and at 12 pm the jewelry box started playing with the lid shut.
    Then I felt him brush pass me the day after he passed the 3rd was my corner protector on my coffee table flew off bearing in mind they are stuck on is this possible

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Scooby. I can’t imagine how devastated you must be. How amazing that you are getting messages from him! I hope you are super excited about them and keep asking Scooby to send more signs. Thank you for sharing these special moments. Sending love and healing.

  38. Elisabeth B says:

    My indoor/outdoor cat, Jack, was tragically killed by a coyote. I’m carrying an immense amount of guilt and heartache. I cry everyday. After my kids were born, he didn’t get as much attention in the day to day hustle and bustle. I want to know if he feels my heartbreak?? Does he feel how much I LOVED him?? I miss him so much it’s unbearable.
    2 days after finding his body, we left for a scheduled vacation and I kept seeing the name “Jack” in various places, like street names and billboards. Does this mean something??
    I’ve only dreamt of him 1 time, it was the day after his death. He was in the front of my house with a black kitten. He seemed well but it was so fast…At the time of this dream I didn’t know he was dead yet, we found his body a week later.
    I love you so much Jack! My heart is shattered!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Elisabeth, I am so sorry to hear about this horrible loss. My heart breaks for you. Yes, he knows how much you love him and how devastated you are. Please get copies of my books so I can help you process this grief. Seeing his name in multiple places is a BIG SIGN and you should be honored to receive them! Thank him and know he is telling you he is just fine. Fortunately, the animals do not take the trauma with them. So if your angel experienced any trauma it would not be part of his memory. For you to keep focusing on it, however, that is probably not the best for him. Since his experience is not what you think it was, focus on him being happy, healthy, and whole. Perfect and loved. To keep him in that moment is painful for you so he can sense that pain. Not fun for either of you. Please read my other post . Let go of what no longer serves you and think about how you can shift your messages/thoughts. Read this post too. Sending love and healing

  39. Natalie Wells says:

    I lost my boy Deacon on Aug. 2nd, 2020. He was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and deteriorated rapidly as I looked on and was unable to do anything to help him. I feel so guilty, I felt as if I killed him feeding him that “grain-free” food for so many years. I hope I didn’t wait too long to allow him to transition.
    A few days after his transition early in the morning for a fleeting moment I saw a shadow of him walk by my bedroom door with another big dog. I was so excited to see him. I want him to know I am sorry he got so sick. I miss him all the time and I talk to him like he is still here.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Natalie, I am so sorry for your loss. It is beyond painful when we feel we have something to do with their death. Something that used to haunt me in the past. I no longer see things that way and let me explain why. We never set out that day or during that time to harm our pets. In fact, it is quite the opposite. We do everything in our power to help them, love them, and care for them. If something happens that seems to speed up their passing, then it was truly something that was meant to happen. Even if you somehow avoid that tragedy, then there will likely be another event that happens soon after that will take them. There are exit points in our pet’s lives and when time is up there isn’t much anyone can do about it. Bypassing an exit point simply means they will take the next one.
      I have seen this over and over. The animals tell me that we are innocent of any wrongdoing as much as we want to blame ourselves. They live with us so of course, we are going to be involved in their passing. It doesn’t mean we killed them. It means we signed up to experience EVERYTHING with our pets including their passing, whenever that time arrives.
      Please tell me you have my book as I write about this in the Chapter ‘When Accidents Happen’.
      Remember, your intentions were to love and care for your angel. Never to harm. That is all that matters and no you did not kill him. This was just the way it happened and you as his mom were a part of this experience.
      I love that you saw him in that one fleeting moment. Talking to him like he is still there is perfect! Keep doing that. He will love the attention and he may keep sending more signs. Sending love and healing.

  40. liz Sutton says:

    I just lost my 8 year old pup on the 25th. I am trying so hard to get past it but it just seems impossible right now. He was our first family dog and I just can’t stop crying. I feel like I can’t even function. I never knew this kind of grief and I am 45. I try to be strong for my family but I just want to lay in bed and wish things didn’t have to be this way.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry Liz. It must be devastating for you. There is no short cut through the pain. Unfortunately, we must endure. Just keep this in mind…the pain will ease. It won’t be as intense or raw but it takes time. I hope you have my books and please join us on my Facebook for more support. I’m here for you during this difficult time. Sending love and healing.

  41. Karmen E Leary says:

    I had to give my beloved Shimi away right after my daughter was born 14 years ago due to allergies. We had Shimi for 11 years before our daughter was born and Shimi was our child. We were devastated after we gave her to a good home that she had to be put down due to a feline disease. I miss my little girl every day and have photos of her peppered around the house. She will forever be my first child.
    Lately over the past 4-5 months I first found myself dreaming of cats and loving and petting them to dreaming of my kitty holding her and just smiling. I could feel her in my hands as I pet her. Kissing her face and stroking her under the chin. During this time I also started to feel a pounce on my mattress and weight on top of my feet above the sheet. I first thought this was a past loved one but the cat dreams came on almost every night and I got more satisfaction from them.
    Eventually I started to feel the “kneading” on the mattress and then the weight of her walking across my ankles over to my husbands spot. A lot of times this would be after he got out of bed around 4 am, like our own private time. She would make her way around the bed kneading all over the place. At one time I could hear her purring even with earplugs in (sleep with them nightly).
    One night she came up near my head and purred as loud as she could. Not sure it was her and not wanting to scare her off it it was, I didn’t open my eyes until after several nights of this happening. She’s there from anywhere in the middle of the night until dawn when I can see in the room. I can’t see her but can feel her presence not only on the mattress but where I think she might be on the bed, it looks almost like a heatwave. The area looks almost distorted.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry that you had to find another home for your beloved, Shimi. I’m sure her energy is with you and she is letting you know she is near. That heatwave you described is her energy. It will look like a shimmer or distortion as you described. Hold onto the love not the loss and make her life a celebration of the memories you share.

  42. Laura G says:

    My wonderful dog, my best friend, Carlotta, passed away a couple of days ago. I actually had to put her down, as she had terminal lung cancer. We had a special bond and I felt as if she was a part of me. A couple of hours after we buried her, I saw a small rainbow in the sky. Could that be a sign from her to tell me she is ok now? I do hope to get other signs from her, to reassure me that she is fine and she will be waiting for me.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Carlotta. I have no doubt that she is letting you know that all is well by sending you signs such as the rainbow. In my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, I wrote about the signs and messages they send us to let us know they are still with us. I hope you get a copy if you haven’t already. Let her know how much you appreciate the rainbow and ask her to send more signs. Be sure to ‘fill her up’ with loving thoughts and memories as spiritual fuel. Sending love and healing

  43. Lori says:

    I lost my sweet angel Jillian one month tomorrow. Her final days were spent on my bed watching bird videos and cuddling with me. I’m having such difficulty with her loss, she was with me through thick and thin for 14.5 years. I have her Sweet brother Simba, he has also felt her loss deeply.
    I buried her near a lovely stone wall and placed several bird feeders, and a wonderful bird bath. I visit daily to water the flowers, fill the feeders, and just say hello.
    I think she’s here with me. I had this talkative little bird today land all around me, looking at me chirping away.the little cutie took me from tears to a smile. I found a wee little fluffy feather, I have feather pillows, but this feather greeted me on my desk the other morning. I hear her meow, I felt her jump on my bed the other night. Simba her brother sees things, he will pop up and stare at what seems like nothing. I have one of those touch sensor flashing cat ball i bought her brother, oddly it goes on by itself as its sitting in the toy basket.
    Thank you for letting me share. Like everyone else here we are heart broken, but so grateful our little angels graced our life.
    Thank you Jillian and I love you my sweet ladybug.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved angel, Jillian. She is doing her best to let you know she is alive and well in spirit and still with you. Be sure to thank her for those wonderful signs and ask her to send more. Each time, fill up her heart with loving thoughts and cherished memories. Sending love and healing

  44. Marie T says:

    We lost our beloved dog Lara on Sunday . We were so devastated and couldn’t stop crying all day and night .
    Monday morning we went for walk with our 2 dogs to the same place we always did and there was rainbow right there without any rain.
    Then 2 days later we picked up her ashes first we took picture of the urn that we had inscribed ( on the way to pick up the ashes ) and we turn the radio and the song playing was Bob Marley “birds were singing don’t worry everything will be alright “
    We brought the ashes home and created memorial with the urn and framed picture of Lara with her collar and name tag fitted on top of it .
    We felt calmer that night when we went to bed . In the middle of the night our 10 years old dog Coco stood up in bed and jumped down and back up 7/8 times and just stood there like listening to something but not growling the way she does if she hears something strange . She never does anything like that ( if she needs to go to bathroom which is very rare she jumps gown and cry)
    My husband opened the bedroom door and she went to the hallway (that is catwalk overlooking the living room where Lara used to sleep ) she went to the guest bedroom next to ours sniffed it and then instead of going to the stairs to go down she went back to the hallway and looked down towards the living room and then just went back to our bedroom and back to bed .
    My husband said he felt something strange that gave him goosebumps.
    The next morning Coco ( our dog ) went down and instead of going to the back door as usual she went and sniffed the bed Lara used to sleep then walked to one of the sofas where I normally sit and sniffed my cashmere shawl then sniffed the area rug there and just sat there instead of going out .
    My husband went out to the backyard as he does everyday to drink his coffee and 2 birds just came and sat on the hedge next to him and started chirping. Then we looked at the table where Lara ashes were and the collar was lower down the frame to the spot halfway and looked like was on her neck .
    I know it sounds so strange and maybe it was coincidence but ..

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved angel, Lara. It sounds like you are blessed with many signs and messages that Lara is alive and well in spirit. I do not believe in coincidences. These things happen for a reason and the more you honor that the more she will send. So many people would to anything to get so many wonderful and loving signs. I hope you will thank Lara for letting you know she is with you. My book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals is full of stories about how our pets communicate with us from the Other Side. I hope you will get a copy and please opt in on my app or email updates. Just go to the HOME page of my website and opt in. Sending love and healing

  45. Hannah says:

    Yesterday my dog sugar passed away. 9-11-20 and today 9-12-20 she showed herself. She was a blonde lab 15 years old when she passed. She use to be afraid of storms and she jump around places. Weird thing is today my mom put her collar on a coffee table which is high enough where our other dog couldn’t get to it. Our other dog is a little chihuahua so she couldn’t jump and get it because it was too high to get it. I’m 100% sure sugar was visiting her home again. When we got home after a long day the collar was on the floor.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry you lost your angel, Sugar. My heart breaks for you. I’m sure she is letting you know she is alive and well in spirit by moving her collar. It takes a lot of energy to do that so I hope you thanked her for that sign. How wonderful! There are so many people who would do anything to have a sign like that! Talk to her just as you would when she was alive. She will love the attention and likely send more signs. Sending love and healing.

  46. Lindsey says:

    Is there any possibility that eye floaters could be your pet? I saw random brown spots in my vision about a week after my dog died horribly. It’s been a year this month and I cry every day because I have no closure and what happened during his last minutes alive. I tried so hard to find an affordable pet communicator but was never able to afford one 🙁

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for your loss, Lindsey. There are many ways our pets send us messages or signs so I guess anything is possible. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals as it will help you navigate through the grief. Sending love and healing.

  47. Terra says:

    I just lost my girl after 8 years. It is really hard for me, I am trying to tell myself I done everything I could but, be real, we always can do more. Last year I was a lot of stress, no time, two jobs, and who suffered. My kid and my two dogs. But happiness is in the small thing for which I didn’t have time or understanding sometimes. So my girl (dog) had a problem with the stomach (she never had any problems). So the doctor said it is her spine, but I did tell them few times but stomach! And so, after one month we end up with blow-up tumors and blood everywhere. She didn’t make the after the operation, so I lost her in 5h!!!! For her I can just be better for her brother, but I should have been that way before she was alive and obviously, because of the late lifestyle, she got a tumor, because she was really sensibly girl,really! Special one. If she is still around me, is she confused cause we don’t see her? Cause she had only me, and in the afterlife, I don’t know who can help her be there for her? arent they better at peace and not around us? And the last one, does her brother eventually forget about her, is he going to be better..he is also devastated.. thank you, and regards from Croatia. Sorry for my English

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. I’m sure you did the best you could and she knows that. Many of us look back and wonder if we could do more for them. We are meant to love them forever and do our best. We aren’t always meant to heal them. Keep talking to her as if she is right by your side. She will not be confused she will be so happy you are thinking about her. Sending love and healing

  48. Catherine says:

    My darling cat passed away at home, that night I dreamt he was waking up in the bed we had laid him peacefully to rest In.
    Days following I felt a cat brush pass my leg, whisker in my ear, claw noise on the floor.
    But interesting was he used to play with the blanket on my bed before sleep, the other cat never did this. The night after he passed the other car jumped up and did exactly what my cat used to do. The cat walked out the door then came back in as if to say what on earth just happened. It was like his body had taken his over.
    Are these visits?
    I find the other cat doing things he did with me even though the other cat never has done this before
    I haven’t heard from him for a few weeks now, I must ask him to visit me will this help?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss, Catherine. It sounds like you are one lucky lady to have all of those visits! Never doubt them and be sure to thank him. The more you pay attention the more you will sense. You can always invite him to visit. Some will make their presence known and others won’t. It is not a lack of love if they don’t some who are with us all the time don’t feel the need to spend precious energy by sending messages when they are right by your side. Sending love and healing

  49. Trini Miranda says:

    Karen, my family, and I had to flee our home due to the wildfires. Our fur baby has now gone missing, we have done all we could to look for her including door to door flyers with no luck. my family thinks she has passed but I refuse to lose hope. I feel like I’m losing it and I’m emotionally drained 😪. Is there any way you could help bring closure? Our fur baby name is Tinker a small teacup chihuahua. Any help you could bring will be greatly appreciated 🙏

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Trini, I can’t imagine how devastated you must be and I am so sorry you are going through such a difficult time. Never give up hope that you will find your angel. Miracles happen and hopefully, Tinker is alive and well. I’m so sorry but I do not offer lost pet consultations but I will hold a sacred space in my heart for Tinker’s safe return.

  50. Mandy says:

    My cockapoo dog passed away on Sept 15th 2020. I miss him so much. I keep asking him to let me know if he’s okay. I haven’t got no signs from him. I just want to know if when he passed away was he peaceful? 🙁

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Hi Mandy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, to help you on your journey through grief. As you will read in the book, some pets send signs and others do not. It is not based on love or if they are okay so never doubt the love your angel has for you. Trust he is alive and well in spirit and wants you to heal as soon as you can. Sending love and healing

  51. Mo jones says:

    Hi Karen
    Where do I start but with absolute heartbreak and every day I walk with a very heavy heart. I hate waking up each day without her. Mia my Dalmatian passed away 2 weeks ago. She suddenly was very sick and I took her to vet and said she had cancer and had a good chance it could be on her spleen but when they operated it was inoperable and be kind to let her go while she was under I’m completely broken.
    She never came out I can’t get my head around it what am I going to do without her it was just us for 9 years my heart hurts so much. I had her cremated and brought her ashes home I take her up to bed with me every night and light a light candle as we always did as she slept better then downstairs in the morning or outside if I’m having a tea. I’m normally a very spiritual person and have seen a lot.
    A robin comes every day but they do anyway and I think of Mia but I don’t seem to feel her around me why? Every morning I use to sing you are my sunshine and I still sing to her every day and talk to her every day. I have been looking at moving near my sister before Mia passed away had to be the right house for us but I’m so scared she won’t know where I am, what if I leave her there or she lost gets lost I find my self not wanting to move just to be with her please help I don’t know what to do just broken.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Mia. There are few words to ease your pain so please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you understand so much about what happens now and going forward the many ways she may communicate with you with signs or messages. A robin is a very obvious sign from the Other Side so be excited and happy to receive those precious messages from her. Mia will always be connected to you no matter where you live. Her love for you is so strong those bonds will never be broken. Talk to her as if she is right by your side. There is nowhere else she would rather be than with you. Sending love and healing.

  52. Lauren Goalby says:

    I lost my sweet boy my best friend Jimmy on Monday he went in for what should of been a routine operation and he didn’t make it home with us. Me and my partner are devastated he was like our little baby he would let us pick him up and cradle him cuddle him, he had such a little personality. He waited on the toilet seat lid when I would come out the shower and nuzzle me till I picked him up, he would jump on my back when I would do yoga I just can’t get over that I had to say goodbye to him.
    He was only 5yrs old. All the events that led up to his passing I hold so much guilt for and I really want him to know that I am so so sorry and all I wanted was to make him better at the vets.
    I sit alone at night and wait for him to visit me I feel like I am sending him signs and talking to him in my head should I be speaking out loud? When will he come to see me, is he happy where he is? Is someone looking after him. I cry everyday for him and my heart is so heavy. We’ve got his brother Tom who is also feeling the grief of losing his best friend.
    We’re all empty.
    I love him so much I’d love to know he was with me.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Lauren, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet angel, Jimmy. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will guide you through this difficult time and help you understand where he is, who he is with, and how to sense his presence. I can’t imagine how devastated you all must be. It is so hard when we have to say goodbye. I’m sure your angel loves you so much and wants you to move into healing as soon as you can. Sending love and healing

  53. Anne says:

    My darling cat passed away three days ago, in his sleep as far as we could tell.
    Up till then he was perfectly well.
    He and I have been together 24/7 for the past 12 years.
    This morning I was was sitting staring out a nearby window, unfocused without my glasses, and I saw two tall entwined white whisps of something near the adjacent sofa where he frequently snoozed. I blinked and didn’t see it again.
    Was it a sign from him or my eyes, quite red from weeping?
    Did he pass peacefully?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel kitty. It was most likely your boy letting you know he is near. Passing peacefully in their sleep is the best way to transition and much less stressful for them. I hope you have many more visitations. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you so much during this difficult time. Be very grateful when he visits and ask him to keep visiting! Sending love and healing.

  54. Mo jones says:

    Hi karen . I don’t know if you’ve read my 1st email 2 days ago 23rd sep 2020. I know your probably very busy . 2wks ago Mia my dalmatian who was 9yrs old was suddenly very poorly taken her to the vets and discovered she had cancer it was a very silent one where you wouldn’t of know they said it would be worth given her a chance and if the cancer was on the spline they could remove it but when they operated the cancer was on her kidney they got a 2nd senior in to look but said nothing could be done it be kinder to let her go while she was still under . Omg I’m so so heartbroken karen and feel so guilty she went in and never came out I feel so lost my home so empty I walk everyday with a very heavy heart and I physically hurt so bad I can’t stop crying and I hate waking up without her there just don’t know what to do my head just can’t get round the fact I’m not going to see her again what am I going to do what’s mai going to do with it being a us after 9yrs on our own . I been looking at moving before mia passed away near my family and the house had to have large garden side entrance etc now I’m to scared to move incase I leave her there or she can’t find me I dont know what to do I’m so broken I can’t think .mo

  55. Mo jones says:

    Karen, thank you for your reply and your condolences. My heart hurts so much and my life is so empty without Mia. I talk to her every day and still continue to sing “You are my sunshine,” even though she has taken my sunshine away with her. And have ordered your book as recommended. Karen, I had Mia cremated and brought her home is it a bad thing to do, and does that affect her in her afterlife? I could never forgive myself if it will.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      It hurts so badly to lose someone you love. My book will help you understand how pets feel about euthanasia, cremation, burial and so much more. It will help you navigate through this difficult time. Mia wants you to be happy and to move through your grief and pain as soon as possible. She will love you no matter what as the bonds of love never die. Sending love and healing

  56. Paula says:

    Hi Karen
    I’ve worked in dog rescue for 20 years and have always had a pack of three and often a foster. Last week a friend asked me to help re-home a dog who’s owner’s life situation has taken a serious turn and was not able to provide the attention her pet needs. Due to COVID, most shelters are not able to take in as many dogs. I really had to work hard (by calling in a favor)to get this darling 7 yr.old Dalmatian mix named “Boo” into an excellent shelter. They agreed to take her, and yesterday the owner and I brought her in. Very emotional for the owner to surrender her beloved companion. It was a very teary ride home for both of us, and I was exhausted and anxious last night.
    A year ago, my husband and I lost the last dog in our pack. We rescued Lucie, a poodle/bichon mix when she was 11 yrs. When we got her she was obese, needed tons of dental work, and had other medical issues. Within a year, she was at the proper weight and all her medical issues had cleared. We had five wonderful years with this angel baby. Her passing hit us very hard and I still get choked up at times.
    Last night, I woke up because I felt Lucie’s presence. She was quietly laying on the floor (fully manifested) next to the bed. I laid down next to her to stroke her and buried my face in her fur–I could smell her. Within seconds, she faded away. I know this was her way of reassuring me that she was with me and that Boo would find the right family. I miss Lucie so much and am so thankful for the gift she gave me last night.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Thank you for sharing this incredible visitation! You are one lucky lady to have this experience. A full manifestation is so rare! Wow! I’m so happy for you. I hope you thanked Lucie for that special moment and asked her to keep visiting. Those bonds of love never die and it must feel so good to be able to connect with her on that level. Thank you for all you do on behalf of the animals and fostering those in need. Sending love and healing

  57. Mo jones says:

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you once again for taking the time to reply. I’ve read your book and it’s a great comfort. Do you do telephone consultations please I’m so desperate to see if Mia is ok as I heard her yelp downstairs last night like she did when she was in pain before taking her to the vets I’m worried she still in pain? I came downstairs and chatted with her then slept on the sofa to be with her or even if you can feel a message from her anything please help.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      That must have been quite a surprise to hear Mia’s yelp. I promise you it was not that she is in pain. Only living creatures experience pain. She was likely just trying to get your attention. They leave their pain behind when they transition to the Other Side. My book goes into that so be sure you go back and read through it again. Sometimes we miss things when we are grieving. I’m so sorry but my calendar is closed at this time and I only release my calendar to my VIP family. The best way to stay informed is to download my free app or opt-in for updates. Just go to the HOME page and opt-in. Sending love and healing

  58. Bridget says:

    I can’t believe what is going on, I’m floored. I lost my best friend (dog) on 7/5/17 a long story short, I was recently attacked inside my home by another tenant. I only have lived here a month, the guy knocked on my door and strangled me. He is now in jail and has been charged with strangulation…here’s my thing…my dog has been here since it happened. I hear him walking (his legs snapped the last couple years) he licks himself, follows me in the bedroom at night, he itches. I’m starting to worry they maybe he couldn’t cross, I don’t want him to feel my pain. Please tell me if this is something you’ve seen or heard before.I’m not crazy and I’m being honest, he’s here all day/night. The bathroom door will open when I go in without shutting the door completely. He always followed me in the bathroom. I’m in shock, is this normal…to stay like this..please get back to me. God Bless.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear what happened to you. I can’t imagine how scary that must have been for you. It sounds like your beloved dog is with you. It is quite normal for departed pets to linger in familiar spaces and he is likely just watching over you because he loves you. Rarely do pets fail to cross over into the Light. They are so pure and so closely connected to God our creator they immediately transition into the Light. Trust that he is alive and well in spirit and just keeping an eye on you to make sure you are safe, happy, and healthy. He will feel your pain but it won’t harm him. Just live the best life you can and he will benefit from that. Be sure you are taking good care of yourself and let him know you appreciate his visits. Many people would do just about anything to have experiences like you so consider yourself very fortunate to have so many visitations. Sending love and healing.

  59. Abigail says:

    I lost my dog jeyo and we saw a dog that looked liked him on Facebook and I said OMG ITS A MIRICLE and well I miss him now😭😭😭😭r.i.p jeyo

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Jeyo. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. Each chapter will help you move closer to healing. Sending love

  60. Jennifer Cooper says:

    Hello, Karen,
    I ran across your site while researching how I might be able to communicate with our beloved Golden Retriever, Logan, that just passed early this morning. It was very sudden, so we have been desperately struggling to make some sort of sense of it. I worry if I made the right decision to euthanize him, based on the vet saying he had fluid around his heart, likely coming from a Hemangiosarcoma tumor that burst. We just can’t believe he’s gone. He was fine Friday night up until about 9:15 pm, then he didn’t want to eat (not even a slice of cheese, which he loves), began acting lethargic, and when he walked he would slightly wobble. My daughter and I raised Logan from the time he was a baby (6 weeks) to the moment we had to say goodbye. It was the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do, and I am deeply concerned about my daughter’s pain right now. She is 23 and lives with me. She is inconsolable right now. It has been hitting me in waves, but I’m mostly still in shock.
    We have been through a lot over the years, and Logan has done so much to provide the unconditional love and comfort we needed. I hope he knew how much we loved him and why we had to do what we did. I’ve read that it’s important to try to be calm and strong when saying goodbye to your pet, but we sobbed and were full of fear and anger and so much confusion. I hope the vet was right about the diagnosis and that we made the right decisions to let him go. I want to believe the doctor knew what she was saying and that she wouldn’t have recommended we talk about and of life care.
    He was 8 years old and would have turned 9 on 11/29/20. We miss him so much. I was hugging his neck and chest as the doctor administered the drugs that put him to sleep. He made short snoring sounds and then my daughter said “mommy, no…” as he closed his eyes. It was so hard to see our beautiful sweet boy laying there lifeless. He was always bursting with love and fun energy. I hope he will visit us and understands why we didn’t what we did. We are devastated.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Logan. I cannot imagine how devastated you and your daughter must be. Losing a beloved member of the family is so painful and the grief hits in waves. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you during this difficult time and going forward. Also, I hope you will opt-in as a VIP member for ongoing pet loss support that I provide to my VIPs. I’m sure Logan knows how much you love and miss him and is near you all the time as there is nowhere else he would rather be. Sending love and healing.

  61. Angel says:

    My 16yo dog Tipper, passed very recently 3 weeks ago. He had rapid spleen cancer….last week we got his ashes back and I took home one of his paw print casts with me. Later that night, I had a dream that he was at laying my bed side. I only saw his backside and heard his regular panting and distinct yawn he would make.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss, Angel. It is so hard to say goodbye. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this difficult time. It sounds like you had a dream visitation from Tipper! He was letting you know he is always near and loves you so much. I hope you thanked him and invited him back for more visits! Thank you for sharing.

  62. Brianna Marie G. says:

    My beautiful baby Sage passed away 2 months ago at 15 years old and we cremated him and scattered his ashes along his favorite hiking trail. I miss him so much every single day, and the only thing I wish is that he is happy wherever he may be. He always used to come to my bed in the middle of the night and snuggle up next to me, and about a week after he left us, I felt something snuggle up to me and lick my chin like Sage always did. I opened my eyes and there he was, blue eyes staring at mine but he disappeared when I tried to pet him. My next experience was maybe a month after. I always left treats, water, and his favorite dog toy in his crate after his passing as remembrance of the happiness he brought to the entire family. I woke up the morning after to find that the food was gone along with some of the water. The water had some of his white fur in it and the toy was missing. I don’t necessarily believe in ghosts or afterlife but this has convinced me that our baby knows how much we miss him and he will always be with us no matter what happens.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Brianna, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Sage. You had quite an amazing experience and if that doesn’t make a believer of you that their spirit is alive and well I don’t know what would. So many people would do anything to have that happen. Just getting one sign is special so you are very lucky! Sending love and healing

  63. Chrissie says:

    I just lost my best friend, my baby, my cat Clark (though I usually called him Clarkie) on Monday afternoon. The transition was horrible! It started when I heard him crying out loud (like he had been really hurt, not just looking for attention) when I turned my head, it looked like he was paralyzed and couldn’t use his two left feet, but he was still trying to get to me. I picked him up and cuddled him to my chest, petting him, and he stopped crying in just a little while. I tried to help him walk in front of me, just because I couldn’t process what I was seeing. My sweet boy tried to do it for me (he would always do anything I asked) and when I saw he couldn’t stand on his left side, I just held him. He curled up in my arms, opened his mouth as big as it would go, and started panting heavy. I thought about trying to rush him to the vet, but as I thought it through, ‘I could throw him in the carrier, which he hates, and sling him all around the car as I take corners on two wheels, and it’s rush hour on top of everything, so I probably wouldn’t get through it all in time anyway.’ So I decided to just stay put and keep him where he was comfortable, at home. He was drooling as he panted, and then for a few seconds, he got up, walked across my lap, and laid down like everything was ok. Then he meowed one more time, and a minute or two later he started seizing up. He was curled up in my arms when he finally went still.
    I switched him to Active Senior formula dry food when he was 10, and when I noticed him getting skinny last winter I started giving him wet food twice a day in addition to the dry food. He went from weighing 14 pounds (he was pretty big for a cat, not really overweight) to just 6 pounds. I tried to give him kidney support chews, but he absolutely hated them and would not eat them, no matter what I did. I got him a drinking fountain to get him to drink more water, and he loved it- once he got the hang of using it. When I saw his fur getting all matted and dull, I started brushing him every day. I tried to justify it to myself by saying ‘well, what good would I be to him if I can’t keep a roof over our heads? Cats, especially older ones, don’t do well being homeless.’ I feel so guilty, because I couldn’t afford to take him to the vet like I should have, and I was in such denial about how he was declining over the last year.
    He was about 3 months old when we adopted him, and I was only 14. He was there for me through EVERYTHING, from high school and being raised by an overcontrolling narcissistic father, going to college, moving 400 miles away, watching both parents die quite suddenly 6 months apart from each other, and meeting a man that I can see a great future with. He was about 16 years and two months old, and it was 16 years, almost to the day we brought him home, that he left us. When we first went to the shelter back then, we were only going to adopt one cat- his brother. As soon as my eyes met his, I knew that he had to come home with me. So I begged my dad, with my best daddy’s little girl voice, “but daddy we can’t leave him behind, all by himself…” The animal control officer on duty that day jumped in really fast and said that we could adopt the two of them for 10 dollars less than the fee for one, which made my cheapskate dad agree. I was the one who named the two of them, Lewis and Clark, because cats like to explore and those names go together. (Lewis later had to be rehomed so he would be the only cat in the house). I held Clark on the way home, and he was so small back then that he could sit in one of my hands.
    I miss him so much… but I can see now how much pain he was in for the last year. I’ve seen a couple signs from him. On the way home from work on Wednesday, I saw a delivery truck on the highway from a company called Clark’s White Glove Delivery, but from a distance all I could see was Clark’s. Thursday night when I was just laying down to go to sleep, I swear I heard him licking himself next to me in bed. Now that I think of it, my phone has been discharging faster overnight than usual.
    Thank you for taking the time to read all this, I know I’ve been rambling.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Clarkie. He is so lucky to have a mom like you who loves him so much. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you through this difficult time. It sounds like you have a lifetime of memories to celebrate together. I have no doubt you sensed him near. There is nowhere else he would rather be. Sending love and healing.

  64. Hannah says:

    On Sep 14, 2020, my sweet loving fireball had passed. He was sick, we took him to the vet the first time and they said he had fluid in his lungs. He loved to play, loved seeing me smile, he would follow me everywhere I go, and he let me pick him up a lot he loved that. From the first time I got him when I was 5, he was a kitten.
    We saved him and his sister from a fire. He never had breathing problems bad until he got sick. My Dad was bringing him to get put down on Sep 14 I was outside but when I came back in that’s when I heard them talking about it I didn’t want to let go of him they pulled me away and told me he would be happier and in a better place after. But, then my mom got a call from my dad just down the road saying he didn’t make it in time.😔 He came back and I saw fireball for the last time before we buried him he had a smile on his face😭. When we buried him and there was a rainbow. (Maybe rainbow bridge)
    Then the next couple of days after there were more rainbows. I miss him every day he was everything to me😥. All the time I see his pictures or someone says his name I cry🥺 Any advice on receiving signs from him I tried everything😕. He was an angel 🕊❤️

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. It is so hard to say goodbye. The best advice I have is to read my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals so you know what to watch for. You can also opt in to my Animal Communication Planet Facebook practice group to learn how to receive messages. Signs come in all forms such as in your dreams or sending butterflies, hummingbirds, fur, feathers, numbers, and each pet is different. It may be that he doesn’t feel the need to send signs because he is always near. Each pet is different and some send many signs while others don’t. It is not due to a lack of love so don’t worry if you don’t receive any signs. Just keep asking and keep paying attention and be sure to acknowledge him if you do receive a sign. Sending love and healing.

  65. Gloria Lozano says:

    Our family pet dog had to be put down in February of this year. It was the hardest and most painful thing I’ve had to go through in years. Right after her departure I was in bed for days crying and not able to eat a thing. I started to feel her at night when I would go to sleep she would come to me. When she was alive she would always walked by my room at night on her way to bed, She would push my door open and put her big beautiful head on my bed. I felt it was her way of saying goodnight. I would feel this a couple of times a week right after her departure. I haven’t felt her for a while now. I feel like it was her way of comforting me and helping me through those painful months. I still miss her so much and I can’t believe it’s been so long and the pain is still there.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, to help you during this difficult time. It is so beautiful that she has given you signs that she is there. The signs may become more subtle over time but she will always be with you as there is nowhere else she would rather be. Sending love and healing

  66. Monica Castro says:

    Hello Karen,
    This post it is going to be a bit long but, Im sure it will help other people. If only to spot similar symptoms and how to deal with it. Plus, what I think, it might have helped me to recover quicker. Although, everyone is different and have different circumstances in life.
    My dogson, Charlie, an amazing Jack Russell, passed away on the 19th of Oct 2020, seven days ago now. I am devastated, to say the least. But, incredibly, after only 1 week, I think Im healing. I refused to suffer this way for something I cannot fix. He isnt coming back and that is that. He was a very unusual Jack Russell. People ALWAYS asked if he really was a Jack Russell. White and Tan, beautifuly shaped, amazing markings. Large one on the back clearly as Mickey mouse head shape. His personality and temperament was so unlikely for a Jack. Calm, never ever snapped, silly, obedient, one of a kind. People that have met him, strangers or not, inmediately fell for his charms, looks and sweetness. At the same time, clever and sharp mind. I wouldnt say this if it wasnt true. Absolutely everyone, is devastated to know about his sudden and not to old age passing. Im amazed myself! He has left me so sudden. Friday, his last walk, he was perfectly fine and then Saturday he started being sick. Called vet on Saturday evening and said, not an apparent emergency. He never made a sound to let us know that he was in pain, as other times. Only stopped eating and very slow moving. Came out to the garden very slowly,every 30 mins or so to try to poo but nothing. Then we noticed while lying down, he had strange contractions every 15 seconds in his lower abdomen. I gave him his painkillers I had previously when he had muscular pain. Calmed him down and almost stopped doing it. Next day Sunday, he started again but drank water by himself. Vomited all shortly after. I then took him to emergency vet. He said, could be 3 things. Colitis, ulcer, unlikely but possible, or a more sinister thing… Recommended me to leave him for observation overnight and have ultrasound and sedation next day monday early morning. I refused to leave him. I couldnt cope with the idea. And thank god I didnt. The vet gave me super strong painkillers, Temgesic 200mg, and some antibiotics, Metronizadole. His final diagnosis was colitis. This painkiller knocked him out completely, sedated him big time. He stopped drinking by himself as was almost irresponsive. I though, oh well, vet said it would do this so I helped him with a syringe. Then gave him antibiotics in a liquid form that he swallowed with difficulty. He passed the night like that and started breathing strangely at times and crying a bit only once. Monday morning, he was very gone and moving very very little. I went to shower and the time for his 2nd dose of antibiotics at 7 am came. When I went, he was almost gone. Half open eyes, not making a sound, moving little and I could see those weird look in his eyes. Kind of opaque and as if he had some kind of membrane of fluff. I tried to clean them with saline water for eyes. I kind of knew. Rushed him to the same vet to no avail, as he died in my arms in the car half way. He looked and me and took 3 sharp and deep breaths and his heart stopped.
    Now, after constantly looking on internt,before and after, what can possibly could be the cause of his death, I couldnt find anything quite the same. I of course blamed myself. What if I caught it earlier, what if I left him in observation as advised, was he poisoned?, what, why, how, when, where!!! The vet came out on arrival and talked to me. I bombarded him with questions. He then said… unfortunately, the mass I felt on the left side of his lower abdomen wasnt just inflamation, was a mass/tumor that developed very quickly and bursted. Then he said that, even if I left him there as he advised, most probably the outcome will be the same. They couldnt do the ultrasound till that Monday morning anyway so it would have been to late. I begged him to be honest and dont try to ease my pain saying that. He replayed… it was to fast. No possibility to safe him. That did give me a bit of comfort but I wanted to do postmortem regardless. Everyone told me, the vet too, that was no point really. After changing my mind several times, as they allowed me to have him in one of his freezers for a few days, I reluctantly opted for not to do it. Maybe affraid in case he could have been saved…??
    I have read post and forums and I know now, this things happen in many different ways. They are ok and suddenly gone. He was going to turn 11 years old on the 27th of November. Not too old for his breed at all. Gave him the best foods and treats, exercise, care. I blame it on genetics and that it was his time.
    Seven days on, Im feeling ok??? Kind of accepted his leaving, although, Im still sad. Watching videos and photos almost constantly.
    My pain was tremendous and awful. So, what did I do? I took other people advice. I comfronted all the first days. Full on.
    I cried as much as I wanted and needed. I spoke to people about him, I went to all the places I have been with him by myself and talked to him, I went to our usual park with his lead and walked around remembering him and how much he enjoyed it, I have hugged his beds, his blanket, his little outfits. I watched all his videos and photos every time I needed, still doing it. After all this, I find myself soothing, and sad yes, but much better somehow. I have read that he would like me to be happy and Im sure of that, coz of his reactions when I was sad. So sorrow give way to sadness and melancholy. I feel more at peace.
    I consider myself to be an sceptic over matters of life after death, more in animals. But reading forums, such as this, I like to believe, that not everyone is crazy or lying about signs, some more clear than others, that maybe he is still with us here.
    I would need some kind of very very strong and unmistakable sign from him for me to really believe it. Im to racional for my own good. But, and here is the odd part.
    Two days after his passing, my partner and I were in the kitchen and then, my landlady’s 4 dogs, came downstairs to the garden, we share it. I inmediately opened the door. I can say with absolute certainty that I saw my Charlie coming at me. His face. It was half a second if at all, and then I realized it was Spider, the dog that looked similar to him bit different shape, face and long hair. It transformed for a sec. I was spooked but happy?? I then turned to my partner and he was pale and said before I said anything…Have I just seen Charlie? Then I had real goosebumps. He said, he saw him passing by. His short hair his body his markings. Him!
    Was this for real? My mind tells me, it was a trick of my mind and I got confused with the other dog. But then, 2 people seeing it at the same time? We were not even talking about him. Just watching a programme on tv. And if I may say so, my partner is the least spiritual person in the face of the earth. Or he thought so up until that day.
    Another funny thing is that he says that he is ok because he feels that he still here but cannot explain. He cried and still have his moments but he seems more at peace. I am the one asking for signs, more signs. More irrefutable signs. Nothing for now. Except little coincidences here and there.
    I hope I get eventually a good one. I starting to believe. In fact, I have just purchased Karen’s book on Amazon, because I really think it will help me to go through grieve completely. Needles to say, that I miss him terribly, that I love him more than words can say. He was my dogson!, my family, friend, my life, my world, and I will give everything I have to have him back. Now Im waiting for his ashes. Bought a very nice box that can keep his pic and his possession. I think that will help me. Also, Im getting a piece of jewellery,a bracelet, made with his ashes to carry him everyone I go. Considering also a tattoo with his pretty Mickey marking and his name on it.
    I really hope this can help people to get through this awful and painful lost. We are all different as said above, but in my case, it has worked to face all at once the first week. My advise… dont leave it for later if you can. It is painful but comforting in an odd way. Also, super important, talk to people. I am the one saying… so sorry, maybe it is only a dog to you, while crying my eyes out. Because we all know some people think this way. Either because they are morons or just never had the experience of having such wonderful creatures by their side for years! It is like loosing a human being. Full stop!! Now I do believe it. To my surprise, absolutely everyone, pet owners and not, said the same exact words. NOOO, IT IS FAMILY, YOUR BOY, YOUR SON. All!!! That is very nice and soothing. But regardless of what people say or think, live your pain the way you want and need. It does help a lot!!
    And last. I am being told to get a new dog. Stupidly, I kind of think I will betray my Charlie. Also, Im not ready as he was so special and we had a very strong bond. It will be unfair and unrealistic to expect that other dog or pet to be exactly the same. I have decided that, if afterlife indeed exist and he is here, he will make his way back to me by putting in front of me whatever pet. I like parrots, cats and dogs. He will let me know. And when I encounter it, and I feel the connection, I will get it. Whatever the animal or breed. After all, when I got Charlie, I went to the petshop looking for a rabbit. And there he was. In a litter of 9, the only one that was calling us on his two little legs. I dont even remember the others. I didnt bother. Sooo cute and gorgeous.I always wanted the dog from the movie “The Mask” and there he was. To the point that people call him Milo!! But way more beautiful. One of a kind. Even Jack russell owners used to say it when saw him. Rest in peace my most beloved!
    All the best.
    Monica C

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope this helps others. Sending love and healing…

  67. Angela says:

    My baby boy taz passed a month ago from kidney failure, he was such a loving boy, I miss him and love him so very much. I was sleeping one night, I woke myself up petting the pillow saying aww your such a good boy. I just know he was right there. That day he passed he had a bad seizure, I was the one that had to hold him during the car ride. It was the most painful experience, to watch, I tried so very hard to help him, he finally came out of it. By the time we reached the hospital, the dr ran some tests found out he was in the worst state of kidney failure. Breaks my heart everyday.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Taz. It is a devastating loss when we lose someone we love so much. I’m sure you did the very best you could for Taz and he knows that. He will always be near as there is nowhere else he would rather be. Sending love and healing…

  68. Jill says:

    My best friend, Jack, passed away after a battle with Hemangiosarcoma. He was only 6 and a very special boy. I’m deep in grief right now, and I so badly want a sign that he is okay and knows how much I love him. Is it better to speak out loud to him or can he hear it if I’m speaking to him in my head?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, Jill. It is so hard to lose them when they are older but when we feel they are too young to go it is even more painful. My heart breaks for you. I hope you have my books which will help you on your journey into healing. He can hear you if you speak out loud or if you just think about him. They hear with an internal sense much like in your dreams. They absorb your energetic ‘words’ telepathically. So it won’t matter which way you do it I promise you he will hear you! Say his name often…he will love it. Sending love and healing

  69. Ally says:

    My dog Frazier recently passed, on monday it will be exactly one week since then, and it completely broke me, he was the only dog i had ever had and I genuinely don’t believe i will ever have the same connection with another animal like i had with him again in my life. He was one of the goofiest dogs id ever met, my grandma called him a crazy circus dog, because he would jump on high tables and counters and would walk on his back legs like a human during half of his walks. He was my best friend and was probably part cat based on some of the skills he had before even being trained. He unfortunately had a lot of health problems, specifically involving his heart, he had always had a heart murmur which was never a big problem until in his older years when he started getting sick and they found out his heart was actually 3 sizes larger than a dog his size should have had (called an enlarged heart), and this presented some difficulty in his life, he had to get put on 6 different medications, but the problem was that there was never anything the vets could do for him other than keep him comfortable which is what the medication was doing. Then he started to hack constantly as if he was choking on his own heart and trying to cough it back up and shortly after the hacking started he had several syncopal episodes (where something either in his heart or brain would stop working properly for a few seconds, causing him to collapse and go unconscious while losing his bowels and bladder simultaneously. Then he began to have fluid buildup in his stomach and this unfortunately is what lead to us having to put him down because of how much pain it cause him, he basically was being suffocated by the fluids in his belly, like he was drowning and could never catch his breath. But man was he always a fighter, its like he would have happily went through years of suffering if it meant he could be with us a little longer. After every syncopal episode he had the second he regained consciousness his tail would start pounding on the ground and staring up at me, then the confusion of having just reawakened would set in, but his happiness to see me by his side never faded. When we had to put him down they had to give him two shots before the actual euthanasia shot because he did not want to go to sleep, it wasnt even like he was laying down fighting to keep his eyes open, he was standing up still trying to climb on top of me (something he always did when he was anxious, which he was due to a noise trauma that he developed because of a smoke detector beeping all day when nobody was home but him). Losing him was the hardest thing i have ever had to go through in my life, but it makes it a little easier every time i get a sign from him. Today only about an hour ago, i kissed his box of ashes goodnight and stood for a second, looking at his picture beside the box and the other reminiscences we have surrounded it, one of which was his dog collar and tag. After saying goodnight to him and kissing the box i turned around reaching to turn of the lights when i heard a very quick jingle of his tag. Immediately i turned around to look at them and saw them completely untouched. He was there in that moment i believe it with all my heart, he was saying goodnight back to me, just like we used to when he was alive.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet boy, Frazier. He sounds like an incredibly amazing boy who you love dearly. You are so lucky to have such an incredible sign from him. I hope you thanked him for doing that! Please get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals if you haven’t yet. It will help you on your journey through the pain. Sending love and healing.

  70. About a month after my cat I had ever since I was a baby was killed by a dog, I saw her (ironically her name was Spirit) she was a ghostly white cat figure (her original color was white) she looked at me meowed then walked through a fence and on the other side was a dog it was barking (remember Spirit was killed by a dog) until she walked towards it and then she just vanished. After I asked and only one other person saw her the person sitting right next to me saw Spirit’s spirit. Every time I think about her of her anyone say or write spirit or ghost it makes me sad because I miss her sadly this is the only time she showed herself, but I have felt Spirit and her beautiful fur multiple times.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Spirit. It is such a blessing for her to visit you and let you know she is near. So many others do not have this incredible experience so that is wonderful for you. Sending love and healing

  71. Debra says:

    I lost my Miniature Pinscher, Lady, 3 weeks ago. She was 16. We did everything together. She had pulmonary issues and when I took her to the emergency hospital Covid prevented me from going in with her. A stranger, vet tech, came in and took her from my car. They ended up keeping her for four days. I got a call that she was not doing well and went to see her. I always told her “Mommy will never leave you.” I just wish she knew how much I love her. I want her to know that. My heart is SO broken.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet, Lady. My heart breaks for you. There is no reason you cannot tell her how you feel right now. There is no time on the Other Side so no time has gone by for her. Just speak to her as you normally would if she were right there by your side. She will hear you. I hope you get a copy of my book as it will help you through this difficult time. Just go to the HOME page of my website and opt in as a VIP. Sending love and healing

  72. Angel says:

    I had to put our ten-year-old cat down a few months ago. He swallowed dental floss but we didn’t realize it until weeks later. The vet missed it when we took him in. He had it wrapped around his tongue and when my son mentioned seeing him swallow dental floss the vet ignored him. I wasn’t there my mom took him in while I was at work because I was getting really worried. The vet said it was pancreatitis. He’d been fine up until this point. He was vomiting and not eating and he lost a lot of weight. Finally I took him back to another vet who said it was floss and it was cutting his intestines. We did have the vet attempt surgery because they made it sound very common and that he’d be fine. I couldn’t put him down without trying and they truly gave us hope. They called during surgery and said there was too much damage. They recommended I put him down while he was in surgery. I couldn’t reach my son (he’s eighteen) he’d been up all night watching him and worried so he was sleeping. I told them to yes put him down and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and to be honest I regret it. I wish I’d went and picked up my son and taken him to say goodbye. He was his cat. His only friend and companion. His dad abandoned him and he has a half brother he isn’t allowed to see. We’ve been homeless for two years staying with different people. The last three years have been so hard and my son has no friends and is very lonely. He named our cat Yoshi – and Yoshi was a person to us. He was a stunning Maine Coon Mix and really smart and had such a personality. He loved to tip over water bottles and was so quirky. We miss him so much. About a week after he died I had a very vivid dream – I was in the kitchen with my sister and family and I noticed her ex was there – we haven’t seen him in years. And I suddenly realized I was dreaming. As soon as I realized this my sister said you’re dreaming and then they all disappeared. And Yoshi was on the table and I knew he was passed and I knew I was dreaming and I knew he was letting me say goodbye. I went over and picked him up and held him and felt his fur. He has the softest fur. And I hugged him. He loved being held. And I felt his fur on my cheek. I knew it wouldn’t last long and it didn’t. I woke up shortly after but I felt like it meant something – I truly think he was visiting me. I found out that my son had almost the exact same dream around the same time but we didn’t realize it until a couple weeks ago. I had another lucid dream about Yoshi not long ago. It was strange because my sisters ex was in the dream and that triggered me to realize I was dreaming. Right away I started looking for Yoshi. My sisters ex went and got him for me and handed him to me. Right away I went down the hall to where my son was sleeping and opened his door. He was sleeping on the bed so I woke him up and said look it’s Yoshi. But he couldn’t see him:-( he said I can’t see him I can’t see him. So I held him for a bit longer and I felt so sad he couldn’t see him. My son tells me he dreams of him though every night so I think Yoshi visits him. My son is having a tough time. He feels like it’s his fault. I feel like it’s my fault I wished I’d taken him in sooner to his normal vet. Covid made it impossible though they wouldn’t see him for weeks and I didn’t know it was so serious or I would have taken him somewhere else myself. I hope he continues to visit me. Lucid dreaming is new to me – started happening this year. I don’t know why. I love it but it doesn’t happen very often. I wish it would happen again I want to see Yoshi. We are still so sad and I don’t know if I can ever get another cat. He was so different not like other cats I’ve known. He was our family.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loss. It is devastating when we lose them especially when accidents happen that take them too soon. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you and your family through this difficult time. The dream visitations from Yoshi are truly remarkable! Be sure you thank Yoshi and ask him to visit again. Those bonds of love never die so I’m sure he wants you to know he is alive and well in spirit. Sending love and healing

  73. Tianna paladino says:

    I was sleeping one night around 8 years ago not long after my dog passed away, me and him grew up together and he sadly had to be euthanized as he was suffering from colon cancer, I was around 11 or 12 and I remember feeling like I was being watched while I was sleeping (I slept with my large light on in my room) so I opened my eye to my dog standing infront of me just looking at me, he didn’t move or blink or anything I didn’t blink either but we both just kinda stared at eachother for a few minutes . I was in shock and didn’t know what to do but when I finally felt okay to move I remember sitting up super fast and saying “CODY” and as soon as my arm crossed my face while I was sitting up he was gone.. I haven’t seen him since but that night was the second time I had received a message from him. The first time was 3 days after he passed, he was a bull terrier and they have very distinctive head shapes, I was out for a drive with my mom and we seen a cloud shaped like his head with an eye hole and everything. I’m so thankful for him sending me messages it made me feel like he was still around and was watching over me as I’m sure he still is, I have a missing cat and a cat who passed away. I’m not sure the state of my missing cat he’s been gone for almost a year but when I’m sleeping I do feel a cat jump on my bed the odd time. I’m praying my missing one is still alive but I do believe it’s my cat that has passed away sending me a message if it’s not him <3

    • Karen Anderson says:

      You are receiving so many signs from all of your angels. That is so special! It takes a lot of energy for them to send you a sign so be thankful, grateful, and excited…and ask for more! I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you understand what happens when they go. Sending love and healing…

  74. Kristina Bergvall says:

    I had to make the hardest decision of my life this week. I was so confused and so full of worry the days leading up to my decision. I had my sweet Lisa Kiddio for 16 years and she was my love, joy, comfort and companion. I’ve dreaded this day and now I’m here, whewwww. I have cried buckets but at the same time I feel so thankful for all these beautiful years we had together. She was truly a gift.
    I have asked for signs in between my frantic tears. A couple of nights ago I heard footsteps on my roof and I can still not figure out what they were. I even called the police as I felt scared in the moment. Now I feel bad about calling the police because what if that was my baby girl giving a sign? I told her, Kiddio, if that was you, please come back. I will embrace your visits and attempts. This last week has been a huge battle for me and my concept of time is really warped. Right before or right after my baby left this life I saw a ladybug on the doorstep. In the moment I felt so destroyed and failed to recognize the sign. I also had a thin feather right inside the door. I did recognize that and saved it but thought, perhaps this is a feather from one of her old toys.
    It’s so hard to live without her and I long for her presence. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say, Karen. Thank you for this great article – I truly enjoyed.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet angel. It is so hard to say goodbye and you both shared a lifetime of memories. My heart breaks for you. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey through this difficult time. It sounds like you are getting all kinds of messages and signs from her. That is truly remarkable! It takes a lot of energy to send just one sign so be excited, grateful, and ask for more signs. Sending love and healing…

  75. Danielle says:

    My dog Fisher died 3 months ago. He was 14 almost 15 years old. The loss of my Fisher is beyond hurt, it fully took a piece of my heart. I miss him so much. I pray for a sign that lets me know he is in no pain but peace. He lived a wonderful life, of course with his issues being he was an old man. He had a lot of heart and our bond was so deep that I believe he was holding in for me. He knew how much I loved him. I let him leave this world with me by his side and face to face. It was by far the hardest thing I could ever go through but I loved him that much. I owed him that. I never get a sign from him that he’s ok. I feel maybe he’s mad. Maybe he feels I gave up. I sure hope I will see him again. My life will never be the same.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry, Danielle, for the loss of your angel, Fisher. My heart breaks for you. I hope you have read my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you understand so much about what really happens. I promise you Fisher is not mad at you. There is no way he would ever feel that way. You provided him with a full life with love and tenderness. Some pets don’t feel the need to send a sign or if they do it is so subtle you may miss it. Ask Fisher to send you something obvious. Then make a big deal when it happens. Keep in mind that just because you do not notice any signs usually means he is with you all the time and doesn’t feel the need. I promise you he loves you with his whole heart and there is nowhere else he would rather be than with you. Sending love and healing

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  77. Gill Lysikatos says:

    I lost my little boy, Nemo two days ago. He was hit by a car on a busy road. It’s been so hard to accept as he never ever went near this road he was a very skittish little boy and everything scared him. We are besides ourselves with grief. We managed to get his body back where my husband gently washed him as he was very dirty and placed him in a blanket he looked so cozy like he was sleeping we all stroked him and kissed him and said our goodbyes. Why did this happen and why was he near this road we will never find out. He was so sweet and gentle a wonderful cat. I hope he knows how much we love and miss him I want him to come home to me I’m so broken.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear this about your sweet angel, Nemo. My heart breaks for you. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this difficult time. I can also offer you ongoing support as a VIP member, just opt-in on the HOME page. It is so hard to lose someone so special. Sending love and healing

  78. gina newman says:

    I am so broken. I lost my 14-year-old dog on Christmas day and my 3-year-old German shepherd. I just want them to visit me just so I know they are happy and ok. I can’t stop crying hit me so bad.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of your losses, Gina. One is hard enough so I cannot imagine the pain with the loss of two special angels. Please tell me you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will help you so much during this difficult time. Also, I can provide you with ongoing support via my VIP family. Just opt in on the HOME page. Sending love and healing…

  79. Mary Glick says:

    Dear Karen, when my 6 year old poodle died in my arms in the vets office, I was very sad, but I believed I had to hold it together for her housemate, my 15 year old black standard poodle. He was so grieved, he stopped eating. We tried everything to encourage him, hand feeding him, etc., but his heart just would not go on. My husband and I sat next to him and sobbed while he took his last breaths. We couldn’t stay in the empty house so we took a small trip. On the road, there was a stuffed white poodle with a red heart in the back window of the car in front of us. I felt it was a sign of love from them. I remained grieving, crying and mourning them. My black standard appeared to me on a dream. He was curled up on a bed I believe. He said to me, “ mommy, please stop crying. I can’t rest because you are so sad.” 6 mo this later, there was a rescue site that came up on my computer. A sweet, creamy standard poodle was available at our poodle rescue. We were supposed to be at a concert, but we knew we had to go and see this little girl. She was about 2 years old and had already had at least one litter. She was so excited to see us, came right in the house and sat on the sofa. That was 11 years ago. I believe my other two found her for us…the stuffed poodle in the back car window. She is the love of our life. Thank you for your work. I don’t feel like a crazy woman anymore🐩

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet angel. We seldom realize how much of our lives they fill until one day they are gone. It is so hard to lose someone you love. Such a beautiful story Thank you so much for sharing. I have no doubt that it was meant to be and good for you for paying attention to those amazing signs. I thank you for shining your beautiful light into my life. Sending love and healing

  80. Jess says:

    Hi Karen,
    I had some amazing experiences with my two departed dogs. My first dog passed away and a few days later I heard him sigh loudly while I was in bed getting ready to sleep. It was exactly the sound he made in life when he was about to sleep. After that, his spirit was in my home for almost a year. He was very possessive and protective of me and 6 months after he passed I brought a dog home to foster. I ended up adopting her.
    I lived in an apartment and my new dog would never go anywhere near where my previous dog used to lay. She was even often scared of walking by those spaces, and wouldn’t even walk through my foyer. She often seemed to watch something in those spots. I found it really strange, and to test her, I put treats in those spots. She would start to go for the treat and then suddenly jump back as if something/someone was preventing her. It subsided after a few months.
    In May of 2020 that same second dog, Lucy passed away after 7 years. She was my animal soulmate – we were extremely close. She was a rescue with many problems, and we lived alone, so we were always alone together. After she passed, she visited me four times. The first time was about a week afterward. I was standing at my desk and felt her jump from her usual spot on the sofa and walk up behind me.
    Later, just after I turned off my bedside lamp to go to sleep, I heard her take a few steps on the floor next to my bed (the tap-tap of her claws on hardwood), and then felt her walk over my legs, make a circle and lie down next to me – exactly as she had done every night in life. The third time, I was awake in the morning and lying on my side listening to the radio, in bed. I suddenly felt her breath in my ear and heard her loudly make a snorting sound that I recognized immediately because she used to make it all the time and it made me laugh. The last time she visited me (this memory always makes me cry so much!!!) was in the middle of the night. I was sleeping, and it was like a very very clear dream/memory. I was standing in the middle of my bedroom facing the door. I saw her walk up the stairs, down the hall, and come into my bedroom and straight to me. She came right to me, and I bent down and kissed her on the forehead.
    It was exactly what I always used to do in real life a hundred times a day – kiss her on the forehead. As soon as I kissed her forehead, it ended – poof, it was over. I didn’t wake up, but the next day it was a very, very clear memory. And I know it was real because nothing about it was strange, e.g. my bedroom was exactly how it was in real life. That was the final time Lucy came to me, and I haven’t felt her presence since. However, sometimes I say goodnight to her, I tell her I miss her, and I talk to her about the things I see around me while I’m on walks.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss, Jasmine. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will resonate with you and help you understand even more about the Other Side. Thanks so much for sharing all of you experiences. I am not surprised to hear that you have your angels near you. The bonds of love never die and there is nowhere else they would rather be than with you! Sending love and healing

  81. Mycats says:

    I know most of my cats spirits stayed with me and are up at night with me and we sleep part of the day away cause I’ve felt them jump up on the bed and lay behind my back and up by my head like they always done I’ve felt them patting a bed down by my legs and walk across my legs it’s what they do I can’t see them but I can feel that they’re there.
    I had my black white cat for 17teen years in 2019 but he had enough of living then I believe though he was reborn to a kitten. and I don’t believe in getting animals put to sleep or neutering or spaying those things are wrong doing in my book and I’ll not have it done if your god is their he’ll not allow the creature to suffer my animals die naturally when they seemed they’ve lived enough they always live a long time then they keep on in the spirit forum they don’t visit they stay.
    People wouldn’t cope with losing they’re kids as people with passed away animals don’t because people who decide not to have kids but to have pets are the same as having kids so others telling one to cope with losing a pet wont happen its like telling a person to forget about losing they’re kid and that’ll never happen.
    I always liked my one cat I had for almost 20 years when he’d do those headbumps and want petted like how dogs do and my cat he’d come up an lick all over my face and hair I still have my one cats grey white uncle and he likes playing in water he’s a short haired Turkish van.
    Another thing cats do listen just like dogs you just gotta teach um when they’re young.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      My pets/animals are my equivalents to human children too. It is devastating to lose them. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  82. Rachelle says:

    I have experienced this my whole life through childhood and moving out of my childhood home into homes of my own. I have seen actually physically seen departed pets I felt them jump up on my bed even pets that weren’t mine but a family members I have seen after they pass.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Thanks so much for sharing, Rachelle. Do you see them in full form or just an outline? Transparent or full bodied?

  83. Aron says:

    We just lost our bulldog Samson 2 days ago. He was almost 10 and the love of our lives. He had some health issues that we couldn’t quite get figured out, but I knew something wasn’t right with him. We live in the Colorado foothills and decided to go into the mountains for a few days to relax. When we got there he seemed like he was doing ok, then he passed out while drinking water and it seemed like something was wrong. I called every vet I could, but none local were available. I spoke to a vet in Denver that said to get him down the mountain, so we did. He died in my wife’s arms in the car as we rushed him down the mountain. She resuscitated him once, but he couldn’t hang on. She kept trying but it didn’t matter. The loss of him has devastated me and I feel as there is a hole in my heart. I’m racked with guilt that going into the mountains may have contributed to his death and it kills me because I would’ve died for him. I love him so much and constantly think about him and hope he knows what he meant to me. My love for him has no bounds and I pray that he visits me someday.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how devastated you and your wife must be to lose him this way. It is hard not to blame everything you did or did not do in those final hours. I’m sure Samson knows you love him more than anything and would have done anything to help him… and that you had the best of intentions to take him on a nice stroll. Please get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this painful time. It will help you understand a new perspective that can help ease your pain. Just go to my HOME page and opt in for book info. My heartfelt condolences for your loss.

  84. Aubri miller says:

    I had a dream that my dog that passed away and she was in the garage where she always was and I looked at her and she wagged her tail and she looked so happy and I could feel her fur and I miss her so much

    • Karen Anderson says:

      When it feels so real that you can feel them that is likely a visitation! How wonderful for you. Ask for more signs she is near and be super excited when it happens. Thank you for sharing

  85. Trisha Brenton says:

    My best friend and companion, Bella, an adorable chihuahua mix I rescued when she was 2, crossed over on Christmas Eve, 2020. She was 15 yrs old and I am so blessed to have had her for as long as I did. She was my quiet companion, following me throughout my condo even into the bathroom! I have been talking to her since she crossed over, just as I always did, and I was so relieved to read that they want attention when their on the other side. I thought that I might have been bugging her! It is especially difficult because my daughters moved into their own apt. in May and Bella got me through the empty nest syndrome – I’m divorced with no family closer than 200 miles and Covid and no car has made it even worse. And the grief has been unbelievable – I just miss her so much but I’m also happy that she is healthy and free to run in the sunshine and play with her brothers – she was my 5th dog, but the only one I had who was not a family dog – she and I had a bond from the moment we saw each other and she has always been “Mom’s dog”
    My daughters think I should get a cat – which I am open to but I don’t want to do anything that would upset Bella or take away from her in any way. Do you have any thoughts on this Karen (my sister who is my human best friend’s name is Karen).
    Also, does she “feel” my petting and kisses when I feel that she is sitting next to me? I instinctively pet my couch as if it were her – I don’t know if it matters or not but I want her to know how happy I am that I feel like she is with me – and I’ve always been very affectionate with her although it wasn’t in her nature to be affectionate back, except for the occasional kiss on the nose she would give me. She never liked to sit on my lap, just by my side, and when I would give her too much petting she would get up and move to the other side of the couch, which always made me laugh because it was just her way.
    If you could comment on my two questions I would so appreciate it Karen. Thank you and God bless you! Trisha

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss of your angel, Bella. It is so hard to lose the one you love and adore. Only you can decide if it is time to get another companion animal. Your Bella will benefit from the love that you share if you decide to adopt someone new. I’m sure she can sense all of your love and attention as that provides spiritual fuel. I suggest you get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals if you haven’t already. It will answer many of these questions and more. Sending love and healing

  86. Chris says:

    I would like to know why animals wait for me to be present when they pass. I just lost a bird 15 minutes ago. From a cat attack. In the last year, I’ve lost a goat due to a mountain lion. He waited. An alpaca from a dog attack. He waited. And a horse that when she passed I had the whole herd. 50+ animals all lined on the fence line. I had to touch every animal and speak with everyone. It breaks my heart when I lose any animal, but why do they wait to take their last breath in my arms?

  87. Marina Phillips says:

    Dear Karen,
    My sweet darling Margot passed away on 1/13/2021 from an aggressive form of cancer. She is an albino ferret. Like many others here, I felt like “I gave up on her” but she was in pain, so my options ran out. Margot was a fighter to the end. Again, the lockdown in London meant I could not go inside the surgery to be there for my baby’s final moments in this physical realm. Reading all the stories made me cry… I firmly believe we will be reunited again, in the afterlife. Margot is playing with her brothers and sisters, healthy, happy, and whole. There is no pain, disease, or suffering where my babies are, only loving strings, connecting us to each other forevermore. I also hug Margot’s bed and kiss the cushion where she lay. I speak to her out loud. I am waiting for a visit in any way, shape, or form. To love someone so much that it physically changes you when they die means we have truly lived. Writer C.S. Lewis said: “The pain of today is the happiness I had yesterday. That is the deal” (after his wife Joy died of cancer). I know that my beloved who passed away are all around me. They are together and waiting for me to join them. The love, joy, and pain are the invisible binds that I accepted fully as part of the deal of loving these purest of beings. Yes, my heart hurts…questions remain…but one thing is certain: my babies will visit me to let me know they are near and are still connected to me. Love never dies.
    “And Death shall have no Dominion!” Dylan Thomas the poet said.
    P.S. I wished to add that Margot my baby-girl ferret lived with me 6 years when she passed away on January 13th 2021. Even though we are still in lockdown I do not feel alone.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved, Margot. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. Our responsibility is to do our best on their behalf. We aren’t perfect, and they never judge us. They know above all else that we love them with our whole hearts. Love is all that matters. If you love Margot, she will sense that above all else. Nothing comes close. May you find peace and healing on your journey. My book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals can help ease your pain. I hope you get a copy and discover how animals feel about these things. Just opt-in on my HOME page for more. Sending love and healing.

  88. Michelle Riggle says:

    Hi Karen, I thought I was going nutty last night….I just put down both my beloved girls…almost 12 years old within 3 weeks. Cancer and heart disease. They were litter mates/sisters, Newfie/Rottie mix. I loved them with all my being, and they were my daughter’s girls, so to speak, she’s 17 btw. Of course I was “momma”. I was home alone last eve, watching a movie, sitting on the couch, and I could “feel” them…I heard their paws on the hardwood floor, and even felt a large thump against the couch like Roxy used to do…just “thump” when she would lay down next to me. It was uncanny. I had fallen asleep, woke up, and went into my bedroom to officially “go to bed”.. I was almost asleep when I very distinctly heard their collars. Whenever they would move in any way, their tags would rattle of course…the many sounds we associate with our babies. They always slept at the foot of my bed. It kind of made me a little uneasy to be honest. It was VERY vivid. I finally fell back asleep and had the most “real”…not sure else how to put it, “dream” I’ve ever had. My girls were with me. I knew they had passed, and my mind was trying to process it logically, but they were right here, and I reached out to touch them. I could actually FEEL them and told them how much I loved and missed them. I thought I was crazy, but reading your blog, I know I’m not. Thank you so much for helping us understand our pets/kids and their transition. I’ll look forward to reading your book, and especially more signs from my baby girls. Michelle

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your losses. Losing one is hard enough let alone two of your precious angels. My heart breaks for you. I am not surprised at all to hear about your ‘visitations’ from your girls. I am thrilled that you got to experience exactly what I write about in my books and share with those who are struggling. The signs are there, we just have to be open, ready to receive, and pay attention. Never discount these incredible moments as coincidence or imagination. Our departed loved ones are always near. The love we share never ends. I am so happy to hear you will be reading my book. I’d love to hear back from you afterward. Sending love and healing.

  89. Izzy T says:

    I lost my sweet little kitty a 3 weeks ago I’ve received a feather in the middle of the winter and my mom keeps thinking she sees out of the corner of her eye my sweet kitty I was just doing my online school when from in my closet something feel over so I went straight to these websites

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. It sounds like you are receiving multiple messages from your angel! How wonderful for you! Please thank your kitty and ask for more signs. BE excited each time. Sending love and healing

  90. Bronte says:

    My 16 year old pomeranian, Suki, passed away last June. I had her since she was 9 weeks old. Suki was everything to me. I have very few family members and we aren’t close. I never had kids. I took Suki everywhere with me. At special holiday meals, I held her in my lap and shared the meal with her because I always said “It’s her holiday too”. She was my shadow. I had to have her put to sleep because after a year on heart pills, her organs were shutting down and she was going into kidney failure. My grief since Suki died has been heartbreaking. Since Suki passed, I’ve dreamed about her constantly. In my dreams, I hold her and I can feel her warm fur and how soft it is. I can go weeks without dreaming of her though. This last Sunday, as I said my nightly prayers, I started to cry and asked God why did he have to take her from me? It’s been 7 months and I still miss her terribly. The following day at work, my boss’s dog, who runs free through the office everyday, kept coming into my office for me to pet him. His little dog is normally very standoffish and doesn’t like any of us touching him. So it was really unusual the way he kept coming into my office, around my desk and over to me, putting his front paws on my leg so I would bend down and pet him. I even remarked “What has gotten into you?” He did this three times throughout the day. Then last night I had the longest and most relaxing dream I can remember ever having and the entire time Suki was laying on my chest (the way she did in real life, she only weighed 9 lbs). She was sleeping and warm and I was petting her and so content. I wonder now, was Suki with me yesterday and the other dog sensed her? Or was Suki using him to console me because she was aware how much I missed having a dog to pet? I feel very grateful that I’m able to see Suki so often in my dreams. She seems to come when I need her the most. I don’t think these dreams are coincidences. None of my other dreams have ever been this vivid. Before Suki passed, her little voice had gotten hoarse from old age and her bark could no longer wake me in the mornings when she needed to go potty. She developed the habit of shaking her neck to make her collar jingle to wake me. Two months ago, I was dreaming and I kept hearing her collar jingle. But the noise was outside of my dream, like an external sound, that was slowly bringing me out of my dream. I was almost awake and I heard it so clearly, that without thinking I said “stop that”. When I woke that morning, I expected to look over and see her in her dog bed but then I remembered she was gone. But I know that sound was not in my dream. when I got up, I saw a little tuft of her fur on the carpet.
    My biggest fear is I’m only 45. I still have a lot of life left to live. I don’t to forget her.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Suki. It sounds like you have a lifetime of precious memories together. How wonderful that you are receiving so many signs. Our departed pets will often be wherever we are whether it is at work or at home. Dreams are the number one way our pets visit us so be grateful and excited each time. How special it must be to find a tuft of fur….your angel is letting you know all is well. I doubt you would ever forget someone you love so dearly. Sending love and healing…

  91. Allison Davenport says:

    I recently had a dream about Frazier a few weeks ago and I remember it like it was yesterday, in the dream i was sitting in my car staring up at the sky when i saw a cloud moving above a building the way a dog would run or frolic through the grass, the cloud took on the shape of frazier and as i watched it moved closer to me and then I realized it actually was frazier, he came up to the car window and i reached out to pet him under his chin which was his favorite spot to be pet, i just pet him for a minute before he ran back up into the skyline, but everything about it felt real, every curl in his hair and i felt like he was curled up on my lap again just for a moment, but when he left i knew he was happy again and that he loves me and wanted to tell me he was okay now, and that i would be okay again too.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Frazier. My heart breaks for you and I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this difficult time. You must feel so good to have so many dream visits from him. Those dreams seem so real because they are real. Be excited, grateful and ask Frazier to keep visiting. Sending love and healing…

  92. Kim says:

    I’ve landed on your page today as last night 30th January we lost my boyfriend’s cat, Ziggy. Ziggy was about 14 and he has been in my life for nearly 3 years and I loved him like he was my own. Everyone who lives on my boyfriend’s street loved him too and was welcomed in their homes (we find this funny as he wasn’t even a particularly sociable cat yet managed to win so many people over!)
    We made the decision to have him put to sleep last night and due to COVID we could not be with him. We knew he was ready but we feel really bad he was alone, although the nurse promised she gave lots of cuddles and was talking to him. Naturally, we’ve been beating ourselves up wondering if we could have avoided it or had we not done enough.
    I’ve lost pets before but this one just seems to have cut so deep and really hit me like a ton of bricks even though I was only a part of his life for a few years, compared to the 14 years my boyfriend had him. I haven’t stopped crying and can’t eat or sleep. When he was put to sleep last night, we went home and decided to have a few drinks and watch Netflix. When we were on the sofa talking about him, we heard something fall in the kitchen. We hadn’t been in the kitchen very recently before this happened, we had been sitting down about 10 minutes. I’m not sure what it was that dropped and made the crashing noise or how it happened. He used to sit on the counter next to the back door a lot as he always wanted to go out and mingle!
    Then early this morning I had a strange dream. I was in the kitchen with Ziggy and he jumped off the counter and was writhing around my legs and jumping at the back door wanting to go out. All I kept saying was, you’re fine I can see you and I can feel you – it felt so real and I felt like I could feel him. He was back to his old self, not poorly like he had been the last few days. I just couldn’t believe that I could see him and he was ok. This is how I landed on this page just searching for answers about this dream as it felt so intense and real.
    Now I’m wondering if this actually was Ziggy trying to tell me he is ok.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your precious angel, Ziggy. The ones that affect us the most are the ones we have spent the most past lives with. We are bonded together more than others and therefore more affected by their death. I have no doubt that your boy was letting you know he is there with you and all is well. I hope you get my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you through the pain and opt-in as a VIP so you can receive ongoing support for your loss. Just go to my home page and click the orange button. I believe Ziggy has guided you to my site so you can understand more about your deep bonds. Sending love and healing…

  93. Jill Sutton says:

    My two Scotties died at least 10 years ago and both were 13, now as I get into bed l feels like something has jumped up on it, then They are both on my dreams twice this has happened with what is going on in the world I do feel more anxious do you think it would be them?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      What matters the most is what you think. Ask them to give you another sign and be grateful, excited, and let them know you felt them. Many people would do anything to have a sign like this. Our departed pets love to let us know they are near so it just may be them.

  94. Debbie says:

    I had a sweet black. Chihuahua named Nikki in 2010 we had to put her down at Buckhead animal clinic in Atlanta I can’t stop worrying about my Dog I am very depressed for years still thinking about Nikki My 🐕☹️

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for your loss. Please get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you understand how to move through that worry and depression. Just opt-in on my home page for book specials. Sending love and healing

  95. Trish says:

    My cat Rosie passed on 26th May our National Sorry Day. Since then I have read your web page and the comments now I feel it only fair to share some of my moments. I saw her paw print on a folded soft blanket thrown across the bed it was by a window ledge she used to love sitting on. There have been other gifted moments, too many. But her best little gift was a perfect pearl like claw that I found in me jewelry box, 2 days after Xmas. It is now nearly 9 months. she still visits at night. The best companion I have ever had and like the previous comment opened the door to my heart. A cat saint!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Rosie. They take a piece our hearts with them. I was so excited to read about your visitation! How wonderful that must feel. Did you happen to get a photo of it? Also, have you read my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals? It will help you so much. Sending love and healing

  96. Katie says:

    My grey lion-head bunny named BuBu was 6.5 years old and just passed suddenly last month. We came back home from the vet for a blood test check-up. After 2 hours, I heard a big sound from the cage, I ran there, I saw her lying down and looking at me. She breathed two times then and no more response. I tried to do CPR and bought her to the vet immediately. But we can’t get her back.
    I felt so guilty and regretful, I think I killed her. She was so fine the day before the blood test, we talked so long, we hugged, we kissed for the whole night as usual.
    I shouldn’t have brought her to see the vet on that day. It was a cold day.
    The first night that she left me, I kept on dreaming of her dying in front of me. I felt so heartbreaking. I love her so much,, I can’t even say goodbye to her.
    I have so many “If..” in my mind. If I didn’t bring her to the vet, If I didn’t insist to do an early check-up.. If I postpone the appointment one more day…. ..maybe she will not die?
    I read a book about the afterlife, I felt a little bit better. And I’m going to read your book too. Btw, I saw her last week in my dream. She was so excited circling my feet and asked for play/snack. She looked so happy in the dream, just like when she was alive. I hope that it is her sign to me. All I want is that she is happy and no more pain. I really hope she is happy right now. I miss her so much.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your angel, Bubu. My heart goes out to you both. It is so hard when things don’t end the way we want them to. It sounds like Bubu had excellent care and you are an amazing bunny mom. It is normal to feel regrets and question all your decisions. I have done so myself many times. We are not always meant to cure them or save them we are meant to love them, care for them, and do our best as pet parents. I’m sure Bubu knows you love her and did the very best you could…love is all that matters. Hold on the that rather than the loss. I hope you get my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals as it will help you on your journey. Please opt-in on the HOME page as a VIP so you can receive the love and support you need right now. Sending love and healing

  97. Melissa Glowack says:

    I have been asking for a sign cause I miss my dog Clover. I had to put her down over a year ago and still cry over it. So lately at night I wake up cause I hear dog nails clicking across the tile floor it sounds exactly like a dog walking across the floor.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      If you heard it I believe you! Your angel, Clover is likely there by your side even as I write this. Be excited, ask for more signs, and never doubt it when it happens. I hope you get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey. Sending love and healing

  98. elena matota says:

    My beloved cat Smokey died almost 6 and a half months ago. I’m missing her every day I talk to the Urn every time when I go in the bedroom thinking she is going to hear me. I hope she is with me all the time but I’m not sure, and I’m crying many times telling her that I miss her and I want to see her.
    One day about 2 am I went into the washroom and suddenly I saw her eyes wide open shiny eyes, I was kind of still half asleep but I saw my Smokey and I said: “Hi Smokey”. I thought because I miss her terribly maybe that wasn’t Smokey, my imagination. Or maybe it was!
    I want to see her again hope during the day but I’m not sure. So I just talk to her every day and I’m telling her that I love her, I miss her and I want to see her again. I love you Smokey and I won’t forget you, you are always in my heart!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Smokey. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. How fortunate you are to have a visitation from her! If you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, you know how important it is not to discount any visits or signs. Your angel is trying so hard to let you know she is alive and well in spirit so trust that is her and ask for more signs. Be excited and trust, trust, trust it is her. I hope you will opt in on my HOME page as a VIP to continue to receive the love and support you need during this difficult time. She will always be with you as there is nowhere else she would rather be. Sending love and healing…

  99. Faguni says:

    I lost my doxie, Sherry, just 2 months ago. We got another doxie who was born 2 days after my first passed in the hopes that she’ll reincarnate and come back to us. But I know in my heart that our new dog isn’t Sherry. And it breaks my heart. And I have had no signs from her in the past 2 months. Her passing was horrible. I wish she would give me a sign and let me know that she doesn’t hurt anymore. I wish she would just tell me somehow that she is okay. I miss her and love her so much… I am just broken and I really want to feel her even if it is just once.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your angel, Sherry. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. I can feel the pain in the words that you wrote so I recommend my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. There are so many questions that will be answered including why you haven’t sensed any signs from her. You’ll also discover how focusing on the horrible way she passed serves neither of you and only keeps you (and her) in that same dark space. Tell her right now how you feel. Trust she is there with you and can hear you. There is nowhere else she would rather be than with you. I’m sure she is loving the fact that you have a new pup in your life. Sherry will greatly benefit from the love you bestow upon your new addition. I hope you will also opt in as a VIP on my HOME page to receive ongoing love and support during this difficult time. Sending love and healing…

  100. mary says:

    What a wonderful article. I was searching online to see if anyone had an experience I just had and found this page. my precious cat Bobby passed away on Valentine’s day this week. My heart has been so crushed all week with grief. I kept praying God would just let me see or hold my little boy one more time in the spirit or somehow see him, just something to help me cope. Tonight I was just watching a movie online and glanced over my shoulder at my other cat Percy who was laying on the bed. I don’t know why I did it but when I did, I swear I saw Bobby curled up asleep in his little bed near Percy. I did a doubletake and he was gone. I went over and petted the air over the bed where I saw him and told Bobby I was so happy he came inside to nap. I don’t know if I imagined it but it was so real and I wanted him to know I saw him

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Bobby. It is so painful to lose a friend and companion. I have no doubt that Bobby was stopping by for a visit to let you know he is just fine. I highly recommend my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, as it will help you understand what happens when they transition out of their body and how you can stay connected with them. You’ll also discover how important it is to not doubt a sign or message from Bobby. It takes a lot of energy to send you one little sign. Your experience is beautiful and a testament to the love you share. Blessings and healing to you.

  101. Debbie Falconer says:

    My sweet Mia kitty left this world in early May last year. I miss her horribly how I loved her. The final hours of her life in a vet clinic without me to reassure her because of this pandemic. I was not permitted to be with her to say goodbye. I said there would be no more kitties but only a few days after my beautiful baby passed I had a new boy kitty and 6 months after I got him I got him a baby sister. Neither will ever replace my sweet Mia.
    I dreamed a few nights ago that Mia was making sounds happy sounds but when I looked for her she was actually in a photo that was in my window looking in on me. I was so happy in my dream to see her and to hear her but was very sad she was a photo.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Mia kitty. You must be devastated without her. It sounds like she stopped by for a visit in your dream. This is very common and so many people would do anything to have such a vivid dream visitation. Be excited and happy! I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals which can help you understand more about the Other Side and how Mia will connect with you. Sending love and healing

  102. Selina says:

    My dear little girl mostly visits at night but if I’m relaxed enough she will come when I’m awake as well. I can feel her warm fur and movement and hear her purr but I have never seen her. She has a physical weight and will still plonk herself on my legs to sleep. I’m glad she is happy and at peace. She was very sick before she died and I had to make the decision to get her to put down. I was always worried that she wouldn’t understand.
    I asked her to show me a bluebird the day after she passed which is rare to see and the very next day when I went out walking I saw one. I didn’t know until then that everything moves on. I’ve had dogs come as well, one of them I wasn’t sure that I knew? One thing I will say is unlike the pets, the people visitors absolutely scare the bejesus out of me. I can sometimes hear them walking across the carpet and I don’t know who they are but it’s frightening and it makes me panic. Once or twice I’ve felt their touch with a message. Could you please shed any light on what they want or why they come? Each time I’ll say “don’t you ever come again”. I haven’t had a visit for a while now but then eventually they start again …

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel kitty. It is comforting to hear that she visits you and how wonderful it is that you can feel her! Be excited and let her know how good that makes you feel. As for departed humans, they have free will and can decide to come and go as they please. They may be attracted to your home, your energy, the land, objects in your home, so many things. While it can be a bit unnerving, most mean no harm. If you are respectful to them and politely tell them that they are scaring you and kindly ask them to leave most will do so. Cleansing your home by smudging with sage or palo santo can also help deter unwanted visitors. Remember, spirits were once human so treat them as you wish to be treated and most will move on.

  103. Charlie says:

    One time, my mom, stepdad, our pets, and I had Silky, who was a cat, and Juno, who was a dog.
    My mom had a job, where she always had to be on call. One time we had to camp out at a parking lot, and could not bring Silky. So when we left him there for a few days, leaving him food and water, so he would have everything he needed. Before we left, I went to say goodbye to him, I barely pet Silky and hugged him, then we left. But three days later, when we got back, the trailer Silky was in was robbed, and the thieves scared Silky away. We were devestated, and we sent six months nonstop searching for him. We printed up thousands of flyers asking for him. We spent every second of free time looking through the area he was lost.
    We constantly went up to the site of where the trailer was robbed. We called him. We even left one of our most favorite mats where the trailer was robbed in case he wanted something to remember us by when he was there, and still, it’s been three years since he was lost, and We still sometimes go up to the hill to look for him. But we never found him. A few months later, I was camping with my family when I heard three or four meows under my fold-up chair I was sitting on.
    But when I looked Silky wasn’t there. There was nothing under my chair. Since then I have also seen two of his shadows, and pray someday he will come scratching at the door of our new house to come in. I have not had any other signs from Silky other than those three and do not usually think of him now.
    I find these stories in the chat comforting. I do not know whether or not Silky is alive. I hope either way he is very happy. Silky was a special cat. He was always bringing us dozens of mice as gifts, and My stepdad was really badly alergic to cats, but Silky didn’t bother him. He also never scratched, except if you count the one time he fell off my mom and tried to grab on to her to stop himself and accidentally scratched her. he was very nice.
    We still have our dog Juno, and a new dog Lily juno is getting old but I try to make every day special so she is happy when she goes. Lately, my grandparent’s dog Kitty Boots has been following me and really loves me, and is sitting with me and hardly leaves my side and I think Silky is sending love to me through Kitty. But I haven’t really had any more messages and have been wondering if between this gap of not really talking to Silky, now I can tell him I love him, and ask for messages from him and that I’m still interested in him.
    Thank you so much for your time

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear about how things happened with Silky and your family. It sounds like Silky is letting you know he is near and doing just fine. No matter how much time goes by, your beloved friend will always be near. Say his name often, and say it out loud. Let him know exactly how you feel. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you understand more about visits and the Other Side. Sending love and healing

  104. Lisa says:

    I lost my cat on the 3.2.21 due to kidney failure. I am so lost without my furbaby and every wednesday feels like ive lost her again. I am yet to have a sign that she is ok happy safe and that she forgives me for letting her go. She was everything to me she has such a special soul and we connected on every level. Is not having a sign so early on normal or am i just not seeing them through my grief.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. You must be devastated. As hard as it is for you, this is very easy for our pets. Their transition out of their body is usually filled with love, light, and extreme joy. I highly recommend my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you understand what happens when they leave. Some pets don’t even realize they have died and carry on as usual. Your grief can make it difficult to sense any messages or signs as some pets are very subtle. Be patient and trust that all is well and she is safe and comfortable with loved ones. Sending love and healing

  105. Amber says:

    Hi Karen, we lost our two pups two weeks ago, two days apart. Our first was Maui, 14, and she was old with kidney failure and couldn’t get any rest. We finally decided to put her down to spare her of her pain of not being able to lay down comfortably and having to wear diapers that were too hard on her hips. She was also blind and deaf, and terribly nervous because of it. We feel guilty, and hope it was the right time for her. In the meantime, our dog Motley, 8 got diagnosed with a nasal cancer and two weeks later it had metasticized and his eye was the size of a golf ball. He was not mentally ready to go, and we couldn’t bare seeing him in pain like that any longer, practically blind from all of the pressure and pain. We put him two days after our girl passed, and the euthanization did not go well. The medicine did not work as stated, and we moved a little bit and he woke up and started panicking. His eyes were bulged and he was scared. He wanted to get up but we had to painstakingly hold him down (he was 90lbs) until the vet was able to successfully get another sedation medication at all. I am struggling because he did not go peacefully like we were informed we would. He was my very best friend. He loved to play outside so much in the backyard and it was snowing a lot the day he died. The last day of his life, he played for an hour like nothing was wrong. Then two hours later, they came to put him down and he was gone. We feel just awfully guilty and know it was the right decision to spare him of the pain and discomfort of what was to come from this horrible cancer. I can’t shake the image of the bad experience, and I don’t know how to get past it. I’ve been looking for signs from him because our kitty who passed two years ago sent us a clear cut sign he was okay. But I didn’t get anything from him, my very best friend. A couple nights, however, I’ve seen an image just when I was waking, of his whole body, and his face. His ears perked up and happy. I reached down to pet him, and he shook his long tail rapidly, then I woke up. Then that happened two mornings later — the same image of him. Then, my five year old told me he had a dream that they came to say hi to him and my late mother was in heaven taking care of the dogs, and Motley (who was having severe nose bleeds for his last three months of life) was being cleaned by her and his nose was not bleeding anymore! And he was really happy and excited when he told the dream. And he said, and let me tell you something else, Mom. Maui was standing on all four of her legs and she was walking! She slept a lot towards the end. I felt an overwhelming sense of comfort, but still was upset because I felt I hadn’t received a personal visit except for the dream. The night he died I could definitely smell his blood in the air, so strong like he was laying by me. Was that a sign? And on our way to pick up our kids, we smelled his very intense doggy fart in the car. Is this a coincidence? And I’ve been super torn up about being able to look at our backyard. Ever since he died, I haven’t been able to go back there and I haven’t even been able to look at it without crying because it was his happy place. We had visitors two days after he died with a big dog, who walked around the back yard a bit. The snow came, melted a bit, came, melted a bit, but never fully melted. Two days ago, it melted quite a bit, leaving a bunch of ice. But then it snowed yesterday, and there was nothing. Then when I woke up this morning, there were fresh tracks in the snow. Very fresh. I was sure the neighbor’s cat jumped over our fully fenced yard and had fun running around in it with no dogs to chase after him. But I finally went outside out back today (the first time in two weeks) to look at the tracks, having a weird feeling they weren’t cat tracks. And to my surprise, they were not, they were big Motley tracks ,and fresh, with skid marks and everything. Am I crazy? Could this be him telling me not to be sad when looking outside, that he is there? Could they be the visitor dog tracks from a week and a half ago? How could they be though, with all of the melting that went on after that? There is no way another dog could have gotten in our backyard. Is this my Motty boy or just old iced over track marks? But they have skids! My heart is telling me it is him. I am going to get your book, as I think it will be helpful. I’ve dreamed about my Maui girl too, but just images of her. I haven’t received any signs from her. Do people not get signs from their beloved pets?
    If there is anyone else out there looking for more signs, our cat George died two years of cancer. Four days after he passed I was mourning upstairs with my children. I had a big FAO Schwartz floor piano out for the kids, and it was on. The kids were by me, about five feet from the piano. It started playing on its own. Only one key. I said, oh my goodness! It started playing really fast. I said, George, is that you?! Excited and freaked out at the same time. The piano responded with more fast and excited key hits. Then I said, oh George! It is you! Thank you for visiting me! I love you so much! And it responded, with four keys that sounded like, “I love you too” with the “too” held down. We exchanged I love you’s about five times with the same exact response every time. Then the kids said I love you and it did the same thing back to them. ThenI said, oh george, thank you so much for visiting us. You’ve made me feel so much better. And he responded with the “knock knock kna-knock knock” tone. And then it was quiet. Two hours later, it came back on, and the whole I love you process happened for about five more minutes. I just felt so visited and loved, and strongly believed it was him. I told my dad this story and he said you have to be careful because bad entities will sometimes try to take advantage of you. But I definitely felt like this was love, and from my cat, whom I still hear purring in my pillow very often and have felt jump on the bed and lay on my legs like he used to do a few times. And, I heard his comforting meow the night Motley died. Do you think, if I pull that piano out to see if Motley gives me a sign that I would be inviting bad entities in to try to trick me? I would so love to see if he would come to visit me in that manner since George was able to. But I’m also afraid, as I don’t want it to be something trying to fool me either. Thank you so much for your advice!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your losses. Losing one is hard enough let alone two. My heart breaks for you. I recommend that you opt in as a VIP member if you haven’t already done so. Once a VIP you will receive a free Animal Communication Handbook e-guide with the steps to properly protect yourself with prayer and blessings. I always make sure I am properly protected and my home is smudged. I have no doubt your angels are letting you know they are near. You aren’t crazy and it is sad that so many people overlook signs or disregard them as their imaginations at work. You’ll get the answers to your questions in my books so please be sure to order copies. If you haven’t yet downloaded my free app there are many answers in there too. Continue to be excited when you receive messages from your angels. They will love the attention and likely send more.

  106. K Currier says:

    Our beloved Mason passed away on Friday. We took our first trip without her since the pandemic. She slipped out of her Petsitter’s fence and was killed by a car. We were walking to the beach when we found out. I immediately went to the ocean and asked “where are you?” Over and over again. My husband and I sat on the beach and a hundred seabirds landed in a line in front of us. They were beautiful. They didn’t move. People walked by and they stood still. Mason loved chasing birds on the beach. She came to us in the form of the birds. My husband and I made the decision to not blame, carry guilt, or second guess our decisions. We adored our baby. We will move forward only with love. I’m reading your post tonight because I would really like for her to visit me in my dreams. It would help. Our souls were tied together – that doesn’t stop. The love is still here.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your angel, Mason. Our departed loved ones do their best to let us know they are near in so many ways so I am not surprised to hear you are receiving messages through the birds. It is devastating when accidents happen and my heart breaks for you. Maybe someday we will know why things happen as they do and until then I applaud your choice to focus on the positive and to honor your angel in all you do. Sending love and healing

  107. Mark Kremer says:

    It’s 3:00 AM and I just felt my dog brush up against my bare leg, He passed 2-1/2 years ago, I know It’s him, He use to do it all the time when he was alive, I know his touch up against my bare leg. Feels like static electricity. I rescued a dog that looks very similar like the one that passed, He does a lot of things that my other dog did, Like remove my socks from my bare feet and take them to the exact spot where my dog passed away. My rescue dog might look very similar, He’s not the same as my “Buddy” that I had for close to 20 years. Miss him still. <3

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone you love. It sounds like your boy is visiting you which is wonderful! They will often use the other pets in the household as a conduit to let us know they are near. Thank you for sharing and I hope you keep getting those amazing signs!

  108. Kelly Campos says:

    I lost my dog, Meg, yesterday we spent 8.5 years together. She died in her sleep unexpectedly. Monday night I thought I saw her and it was a weird feeling so I went inside. Tuesday night I took my other two dogs walking when we came home they look under the bedroom window like something was there. Then when I was petting Roxy she lightly growled just like when Meg was alive when they were fighting for my attention. Then I heard a sound on the fence but no dogs were there. One dog was in front of me and the other was laying down. Then last night I smelled dog smell really strong on my side of the bed and today I found a piece of her hair which is odd because the last time she was in my house was before I had my son and he is 17 months. What is she trying to tell me?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It sounds like your angel, Meg just wants you to know she is okay. Be grateful, excited and ask her for more signs. Many people aren’t as fortunate and do not receive such obvious signs to be sure to let Meg know you appreciate her stopping by. Sending love and healing.

  109. Eric J says:

    My recent experience may sound odd, but here goes. I lost my pet parakeet (“Chip”) almost 50 years ago. He died fairly young (a little less than four years old). I was nine years old when I asked for and received him as a Christmas gift (1967). He was sprightly and a welcome addition to our family. He was a solo pet, and I tried to give him as much attention as I could. He seemed happy, and enjoyed getting out of his cage on a fairly regular basis. He enjoyed listening to music that I would play on my transistor radio. In summer, I would take his cage outside on the lawn to clean it, often with him in it. On one occasion he escaped, and I felt my heart travel to my throat as I watched him soar high in the air. He passed two houses and then made a semi-circle around, heading back toward our lawn. Miraculously, he landed on my shoulder. I quickly whisked him back into his cage. That was the last time I ever cleaned that cage outside with him in it! One afternoon, after returning home from school, I found him at the bottom of his cage, dead. I hadn’t noticed anything wrong with him, but I don’t think I was as engaged with him at that time (I was 13) as I had been in the past. I felt bad, but gave him a little funeral memorial and burial in a front yard rock garden. As a kid, I was fairly resilient, and got over this loss fairly quickly. Over the years I’ve thought about him, but very infrequently. I’ve had other pets, but never another parakeet. The odd part about this story is that I have had an overwhelming amount of grief thinking about him since last week. I do not recall what triggered this. My wife thinks it is because I am now volunteering some of my time at a local wildlife rehabilitation center, and have been engaging with helping release wild birds. My grief has a lot to do with thinking I just didn’t pay him enough attention later in his life. I’ve prayed about this, I’ve asked Chip to forgive me. Other than my wife, I have told no one about this. I haven’t felt his presence, I haven’t heard any of his budgie chirps or sounds. To feel this way almost 50 years after his death, well, it’s really odd. I keep telling myself to snap out of it. I apologize for the long message, but I wanted to provide some background. Thank you for any input — it will be very much appreciated.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy, Chip all those years ago. They leave a permanent impression on us and I feel it is perhaps unresolved grief that is surfacing. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals which will answer many of your questions and provide so much insight. Whatever triggered it be grateful as even though it may be sad or feelings of guilt have arisen take this opportunity to tell Chip how you feel about him and how much he means to you. I don’t believe in coincidences so he is likely watching your work with wildlife and releasing other birds and he wants to let you know he is near. There is nothing to snap out of you are having a beautiful experience and embrace every moment. Chip must really love you! Sending healing hugs

  110. Eric J says:

    Thank you very much, Karen — I do not have your book, but will purchase it. I just read some great reviews! Again, thank you very much for your input regarding “Chip.”

  111. Gill Lysikatos says:

    Thank you Karen I’m at this present moment reading your book it’s a truly beautiful enlightening read too. Already I feel my Nemo has visited us the other evening I heard him scamper behind the couch he used to do this when playing. How I miss him still and grieve so very deeply for him. I was in a very bad place when it first happened the shock was almost too much to bare some days. I know peace will come eventually to me. Thank you again

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Nemo. It warms my heart to know my book is helping you on your journey. Losing someone you love is so hard. I had to smile when I read about him scampering behind the couch. That is so sweet and I hope you thanked him and told him to visit again. The depths of pain cannot be described with simple words. There is shock, denial, anger, pain, all kinds of emotions involved. I’m so glad you are here and sharing your experience. Sending love and healing

  112. Krystal says:

    My 18 year old black cat Bella passed away this Sunday a month and 2 days after my 17 year old cat Bruno. She suddenly couldn’t breathe and went off her food. I can’t even cry right now. I had Bella since I was a teenager and she helped me through so much in life with my mental health problems. I just want to know they are ok and know that I loved them with all of my heart. The flat is so empty now. I only picked up the biscuit bowl today. 18 is a long life isn’t it? Did I do the right thing? I don’t think she could of lived much longer. She was laying on the sofa and I was next to her stroking her hoping she would pass peacefully at home but then she started to act a bit scared, calm but scared so I called the vet and went down there. I didn’t bring her back. In the space of a month and 2 days I’ve lost my best friends. I don’t know how I feel. Totally shocked I guess. My whole life revolved around my cats. Maybe in a more intense that usual way for adults but I’m considered a vulnerable adult. I want my cat’s to come and visit me. I just feel so lost right now. I feel like I’m cursed but then again I know it’s just me punishing myself. 17 and 18 is a long life. I’ve never been through something so traumatic and I lost my dad when I was 15. That didn’t hit me as hard. Weird as it sounds. I guess as I was too young to accept and understand that grief back then.
    Thank you for your article. I’m going to see a pet psychic when I have the money to do so.
    RIP Bella and Bruno. You were my world and my reason to get up in the morning. Love you always ❤️

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for your losses. Losing one is hard enough let alone two angels. My heart goes out to you and I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you navigate through your grief. I completely understand the devastation, not being able to breathe, feeling as if your heart has been ripped out of your chest. It is normal to blame yourself and to second guess every decision but I promise you they don’t see it that way nor do they blame you. Only humans blame. Truly a human concept. Your angels love you that is all that matters. Tell your angels how you feel. You don’t need a pet psychic to do that. They love you. They hear you, feel you and want you to know they are just fine on the Other Side. We only have to worry about the ones that are still here. They are perfect on the Other Side and you are a wonderful mom and caretaker. Please get my book and reach out if you need help. Sending love and healing

  113. Jessica Rowlands says:

    Hi my name is jessica. My sweet old man mixed beagle had to be put down after a quick aggressive cancer got him. I had Tonto for 15 years, he knew my soul and we just had such a unique connection. The day I took him in my daughters saw a rainbow about the time he was laid to rest. That evening we were in my bedroom at night and a huge circular rainbow appeared on my wall. It was so bright and illuminated so beautifully. I knew it was my tonto. It felt like heaven opened and he was saying he was ok. My husband and children could not see it. It lasted for a minute or two and then it just disappeared. It brought me so much peace. My heart is still broken but I know my puppy is waiting for me on the other side and he will be with me forever.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking to lose someone you love so much. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, which will answer many questions about the Other Side. What a beautiful sign you received from Tonto. Treasure each one and keep asking for more! Sending love and healing.

  114. Dena Groves says:

    We lost our sweet boy, Beau on Saturday. He was at the table waiting for breakfast to be over so he could have a piece of bacon and when I got up to put my plate away he took a couple of steps then collapsed. We rushed him to the emergency vet and he had a tumor on his spleen that ruptured and he bled out into his stomach. We had to put him down, he was 9 1/2. It was such an unexpected loss and we went home and cried most of the day.
    My wife and I went to bed and were both just about asleep when we heard his breath exhale as he would always do just as he was going to sleep at the foot of our bed. We both sat straight up at the same time, looked at each other, and asked each other, “did you hear that?”. We both had heard it and we just started crying again. Our sweet boy had come back I think to say he is ok and still with us.
    The next morning, I heard his nails on the hardwood floor but just once. We are devastated by his loss and I pray his sweet spirit sticks around.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Beau. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you through this difficult time. How exciting and heartwarming to hear that he made his presence known to you! Our departed pets are always near and nothing really changes for them except they can go anywhere they want. Their routine stays the same so I am not surprised to hear he was right there snuggling in for the night. Tell him to send more signs and be sure to thank him each time. Sending love and healing

  115. Joe Aufricht says:

    Just lost my dear cat Magus February 17, 2021 he had tumor which led to blood in lungs causing labored breathing then congestive heart failure vet euthanized him that day. I’m heartbroken had him since he was about a year old he was a stray prior took him in June 2016. He passed away too young too soon he was only on this earth 5-6 years.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss of Magus. I can’t imagine how devastated you must be. It is hard enough to lose them after a long life so losing him so young but be even harder. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this difficult time. You get book discounts as a VIP on my site just go to my HOME page and opt in. Sending love and healing

  116. Carol says:

    I have always had more than one cat, sometimes as many as 13 and have loved them all, but my love for Logan was extra special. I adopted him from a large shelter/vet hospital where I’d taken a friend’s cat to be neutered and wandered into the cat room. It was an instant connection for both of us. Logan adapted to my home and the other cats immediately. Unfortunately over time he developed a bad habit of not urinating in the litter boxes. I would have him checked multiple multiple times for an infection, but it was always found to be behavioral. I tried every kind of litter and litter box, open, lidded, very large, his own box with only paper – you name it, but he urinated in every known spot in my home and some you would never guess ruining counters and walls and cabinets etc. After 10 years when he was 18 years old, I could not bear it any longer although my heart was broken, I decided to say goodbye. He also had lymphoma and was on chemo medication and borrowed time. The night after he died, and I was just unbearably grief stricken, I smelled his urine close by and found it on a throw on the sofa next to me where he liked to sit – but it had been washed completely after he passed and actually had no urine on it at that time. In addition for days after as I sat on the sofa, I would feel his tail swishing by my legs and moving my slacks as it always did because he sat at my feet all the time until I asked him if he wanted to come up and sit with “mommy.” I still miss him after 28 months. I miss my many dogs and cats and pray that someday we will be reunited in the spiritual world.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss of your angel, Logan. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. It sounds like you had a very unique visitation. They will find very interesting ways to let us know they are near. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, to help you navigate through the grief. Sending love and healing

  117. Amit says:

    My 15-year-old dog passed away in January and at first, I was really sad but I’m not anymore I just appreciate the time we had together.
    It honestly feels like she’s still with me when the weather is nice and the sun is out sometimes it looks like she’s sitting in her favorite spot. Also at night, she used to sit right outside the bathroom and when she was alive I sometimes accidentally walked into her, the other night as I was walking to the bathroom I felt her on my feet and turned the light on and was there. Another day I felt like she tried to communicate through a Robin. When I was outside in the sun a Robin walked 3 feet away from me I said hi and it walked away, that’s never happened to me before.
    I really miss her presence and I’m glad to see she’s communicating, she really was the best listener to all my good and bad days.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. It warms my heart to hear that she is visiting you and letting you know she is near. I hope you thank her and ask her to keep sending signs. Sending love and healing

  118. Liz says:

    I miss my Johnny. I am pissed at myself, I let him down. Cutest cat this side the Universe. Totally sincere and kind.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your angel, Johnny. It is hard not to blame yourself when things don’t go well. I’ve done so myself many times. I hope you will opt into my VIP family on the HOME page for ongoing support and get a copy of my book The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey. Sending love and healing

  119. Mary Shearin says:

    Hi my name is Mary I lost my cat on March 12 2021 the worst day of my life when I let him out and fought him laying on the sidewalk a block from where we live really in the back of us where he go and play..I scream so loud and was in shock it was like he was just laying there sleep and he knew I would find him that morning it hurt so bad these 3 wks Im just lost without my Uno he was 7 yrs old always watching over me sleeping with me praying with me I ask God to protect him when he was out there because he always at the back door want to go out so I let him out and didnt no that was going to be my last time sleeping and playing and praying with my babyboy he was so smart everyone love Uno I got the most precious caring loving memories of my baby but right now I hurt and I kiss his picture on my phone everyday I buried him in the back yard I say Goodmorning and Goodnight to him every day Its so sad I feel empty I hate even going home sometimes because hes not there hes the first I greet when I come from work pick him up kiss on him I let him know everyday I love him and I make sure I have him something when I come he know it..he see a bag in my hand he say meow meow loud come sit on my feet I miss all that..Im trying but right now I got a Broken Heart and Im lonely without my Uno..thanks for listening.Mary

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your angel, Uno. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, to help you on your journey. You can also opt into my VIP family on my HOME page for ongoing pet loss support or download my free app, Pet Loss Hope & Healing. Sending love and healing.

  120. Jess says:

    I just lost one of my furbabies – Hershey this Friday March 26th.
    Her belly started growing really large, like she was bloated, and it just kept growing. 3 vet visits later in less than 2 1/2 weeks – her liver values were bad, she was in liver failure and had an aggressive form of cancer taking over her little body. I opted to take her home and spend a few more days with her and keep her comfortable vs trying to nail down the exact kind of issue/fight it as she was 13 years old with a grade 3 heart murmur and history of partial seizures. I didn’t want to stress her out more and make her even more uncomfortable or in more pain.
    She was put down 2 days later after I got to take her on a few little adventures, spoil her with her favorite foods, treats, lots of loving and snuggles. She never once got aggressive, always wanted to have me pet her, rub her belly even though she was uncomfortable.
    Putting her down was the hardest thing ever. I’ve lost other furbabies before but Hershey is a special one to me – just like my other dog who is still living and will be 16 in May (Hershey’s mother). They’re both my actual babies (as well as my human son…) – I have 3 children and I lost one. My heart, my soul, everything in me hurts so bad. I keep questioning if I made the right choice…
    That night, I woke up with Hershey in my mind, she was smiling (dog open mouth smile), wagging her cute little crooked tail, sun rays shining behind her lighting her up, grass… and I felt a pressure on my chest where she would usually head boop me to lay her head down when we would snuggle. That woke me up and got me bursting into tears. Later that day I could have sworn I kept seeing her like at the corner of my eye but when I’d look – she wasn’t there.
    Zara (my other dog – Hershey’s mom) kept sniffing all over the house for her, sniffing in places she’d usually rest. Zara is 100% blind and has been for the last 2 years. She was so confused. The other day I found her laying exactly where Hershey would lay – I think she knows now that Hershey is gone.
    I miss her so much and I don’t know how to get my grief to calm down a little bit. I don’t even want to think about losing my other dog – my other baby. I don’t know what to do…
    I hope I see more of Hershey, signs of her… I haven’t seen her since that first night.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Hershey. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. It sounds like she is sending you lots of messages and signs. That is so special and I hope you are thanking her and asking for more signs. For ongoing pet loss support please opt in on my HOME page and get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey. Sending love and healing

  121. Gaylen says:

    After my beautiful Shashawnee passed I was heartbroken. We were so close. He slept next to my side with his head resting on my shoulder every night. And in the daytime he spent much of his time on my lap. We were extremely close to one another. After he passed, one night in bed I felt a cat jump up on my bed and walk toward me. I turned on the light and looked around and saw nothing. This happened again and again for almost a year. I love Shashawnee so much and I still miss him terribly. I always wondered if he was coming back b/c he was lost and was trying to get home. I would have never believed this sort of thing could happen until it happened to me. Some people believe animals don’t have a spirit……but I can tell you, animals do have a spirit and are capable of showing deep love for their caregivers.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Shashawnee. I can assure you pets do not get lost on the Other Side. He was probably letting you know he loves you and is right by your side. I agree, it takes a personal experience before your mind can open to the possibilities. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, to help you on your journey. Sending love and healing.

  122. rick says:

    our Charme (female basset hound almost 11 years old) passed away 4/4/21 sometime in the A.M. maybe 3 or 4 o’clock. She had not eaten in about a month. we took her to vet early part of March and he ran tests, X-rays and could not find any disease, no blockage, did not appear to have cancer. The vet gave her antibiotics to keep her from throwing up, and Pepcid. For the last month, she just quit eating on her own. It started early part of March when she eats normally and then started to throw up and would not eat.
    We had her to the vet 2 times in March and 2 times they had to do IV fluids for the night, she seemed a little better but still not eat. Some of our other basset hounds also got sick at the same time she did but they got over it. for this last month, my wife fed her dog food from the can by putting it in her mouth and she would eat that, also my wife used a syringe to put chicken broth in her mouth and she would take some of that.
    On 4/3/21 in the afternoon she did not want to open her mouth for the chicken broth but we gave her a little. On 4/4/21 my wife told me she thought she died and I checked her, she was laying on the carpet floor by the couch and was still somewhat warm but she was not breathing. The vet had wanted to do some more tests earlier in march but due to finances, we could not afford it.
    She lived for about a month at the onset of this problem. One thing the vet told us if I understood right was that the x-ray showed that it looked like the stomach was not contracting, like staying full all the time and that was making her throw up. anyway, sorry for going on about this but I myself still feel lots of grief over this. I wish I knew what was the cause of this. I have waited but I just have not gotten a sign from her that bothers me a lot. I don’t know if there is anything you can say to make me feel better but I am just sad over this.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Charme. It sounds like you did everything you could for her and sometimes we just aren’t meant to fix what ails them. It is part of the experience of having our beloved pets in our lives to go through good times and challenging times too. It hurts so deeply to lose someone you love. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey. There are no words that can take away your pain. The love is deep and so is the grief. Sending love and healing

  123. elena matota says:

    I send you my comment about my cat Smokey before, now it is 9 months since she past away. Couple times I have sensed in my bed down by my feet something seating and loud beating of the hearth it was all over my bed. I know wasn’t my hearth and I know that was my Smokey. I kept quiet, but I couldn’t fall asleep. Last night was even more actions she was going all over my bed above me I kind of got scared it was going for hours. No sleeping until 3am. And one time I said “Smokey can we sleep now?”. I don’t know maybe I fall asleep around 3:30am. I just wonder is my cat going to act every night like this? I still love my cat, I want to see her and hear her but is she going to bother me every night like this, no sleeping? And what should I do if she is like this more and more?! I really got scared her hearth was beating very loud, like she came alive or something?!Was going bum, bum, bum….for hours I think so much energy. Should I do something about this? Thank you!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Smokey. It is unusual to have so much activity so I recommend have a loving and beautiful ceremony for Smokey giving your permission to release the soul from this Earth and continue on a spiritual journey. You will always be connected but perhaps Smokey needs a little help from you. Ask your angels, spirit guides, and departed loved ones to gather around and welcome Smokey’s energy. Imagine Smokey being at peace, happy, comfortable, and give Smokey your permission to visit ‘quietly’. Sending love and healing

  124. anonymous says:

    I lost my baby on the 21st. He had to be put to sleep due to complications of cystitis and sand like crystal in his bladder, which led to him getting blocked, which then led to kidney failure. He was a beautiful 14 pound orange tabby cat. He was only 3 years old. They brought him to me wrapped up in a blue blankie, and he passed peacefully in my mom’s arms.
    Every day, I cry for him. I cry for my baby. But I don’t cry because he’s gone. He’s in peace now, and he deserves nothing but peace after all the pain he’s been through. No, I cry because I miss him.
    I miss him so much. He really was my baby. I moved away from him for 6 months, and when we were finally reunited, he was diagnosed with cystitis, and I only got to spend two months with him before his illness took him from me. He snuggled me when I was sad, and always slept by me at the windowsill. I was his person, and he was my baby. We had a special bond.
    I suppose what I’m asking is, how long will I have to wait to see the signs? I just want something. Anything.
    I’m going to get his urn from the vet in about a week, then I’ll have his ashes with me. Is that when?
    Thank you.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel. It is heartbreaking to lose someone you love especially when they go so young. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, and/or my free app Pet Loss Hope & Healing</strong>. Both contain answers to your question and so much more. As you will discover, you may be getting signs now. I encourage you to take advantage of all the free content as you continue to expand your awareness of what happens after a pet dies. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  125. Mike Thompson says:

    My cat Cooper has been deceased for 8 years but a couple of years ago I could feel him jump upon the bed. Usually I sense this just after shutting out the room lights, so I know I’m not dreaming. He has been doing this several times a week for the past couple of years and many times I can see him out of the corner of my eye. Sometimes he reaches out and touches my leg and other times just snuggles. Some say they have experienced this a few weeks or months after their cat has died but my cat has been gone for 8 years, so there no recent grieving involved. Today I decided to take a nap and before I could get settled in my bed, I felt Cooper jump up on the bed a walk around. I’ve never experienced anything like this with other deceased pets over the 73 years of my life, so it is a little bizarre for me. I have embraced it and it puts a smile on my face when he visits me, so it is all good. Thanks for your forum.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your boy, Cooper. It warms my heart to hear that he visits you often and jumps on the bed! That is wonderful and many people never get to experience that. He is so lucky to have you and you are so lucky to have him. Sending love and healing…

  126. leroy says:

    My wife and I are sad to announce the passing of our beloved family member, Rocky. Rocky was a full bred german shepherd who was only with us for about 5 years. He was a loyal companion to both of us and once, he even stood his ground against a black bear. They never fought but Rocky was ready to fight to protect his mommy (My wife). Rocky left us at 2:45 pm this passed afternoon as we both watch him fade away. He will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for your time.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your angel, Rocky. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. They take a piece of your heart with them when they go. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this difficult time. Opt-in as a VIP member on my HOME page for book specials and ongoing pet loss support. May you find the peace and healing you need. Sending love

  127. Ben says:

    I was having my dog sleep in my room at night for his last 1.5 years, as it was my was of nursing him, as his health was deteriorating, and i knew time was limited. He also suffered epilepsy, and would at times suffer an attack over the night.
    He wasn’t to recover from his last attack, and two days later at 15.5 years of age, the vet confirmed what i already knew. This was 2017. My dog was my best friend.
    During the night, following his passing, i heard 3 or 4 barking sounds by my side while i was sleeping. I awoke, and the immediate thought was ‘dont feel bad, i know you had no choice but to euthanise me’. My mother who is 2 rooms away also heard his bark. I thought this might sound crazy to some, but i was surprised subsequently to hear the number of people who have had shared similar afterlife stories when i spoke of this.
    A few months later i brought a new dog into my life, a puppy at 8 weeks of age. The puppy would gravitate to the previous dogs hiding spots, and i couldn’t help but think that the little puppy was being helped to settle in by the previous dog. I sensed this spirit lasted until the puppy had grown his confidence and became more independent, then i felt the spirit departed as he felt his job was done.
    I have continued the same name of the dog, used the same leather collar, and i have passed down 3 generations of dogs, which is now 32 years. This little dog is now 4 years old.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I don’t think it is crazy I think it is wonderful! So many others would love to have this experience so you are very fortunate. I’m so glad you have a new little dog in your life again. Thank you for sharing your story.

  128. Alison says:

    I just lost my sweet kitty Jack on 6/8/21 he was 18 years old and its has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done I feel like a part of me is gone. I keep looking for signs that he is near I keep hoping to see something how long does it take for them to reach out? I just want to know if he’s okay and at peace and knows how much I loved him with every ounce of my being. I found great comfort in this article because it gives me hope that he’s okay and is waiting for me so thank you

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your sweet angel, Jack. I can’t imagine how devastated you must be. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you through this difficult time. Some pets will send signs and messages right away…others never do. I write about this in my book. Each animal is different so you just never know if they will send an obvious sign. Do your best to provide Jack with plenty of spiritual fuel with lots of loving thoughts and cherished memories. I’m so glad this article has helped you during this time. You never need to worry about Jack being okay or at peace. He was just perfect the moment he left his body behind. Now it’s your turn to find that peace of mind and mend your shattered heart. He will be so happy when you do. I hope you have opted in as a VIP so I can continue to provide ongoing support and the love you need so much right now. Sending love and healing…

  129. Lauren says:

    My baby boy Frankie was put down with colon cancer on 5/01/2021. I had him just 3 weeks shy of 10 years (adopted him on 5/23/2011 at 8 weeks old). We had a very strong bond as I told him I loved him everyday and he constantly wanted to be with me on my lap and trusted me 100%. He was even possessive of me with people and other pets but I loved him like no other pet I’ve had before and he absolutely knew it.
    I waited a few weeks to pick up his ashes as I dreaded the final closure that he was actually gone. I’ve had his ashes for about 1 week now.
    I had a vision of him over the past weekend 6/04/2021.
    I’m not sure if it was a dream or if I was half asleep and woke up for a minute or two. I was in my bed and looked down and in my lap was Frankie curled up, but he was translucent almost glowing and I pet his body. That’s all I remember…
    I have another cat that sleeps with me but I never have dreams of that sort that are so realistic, in the place I am actually sleeping. Usually my dreams do not take place in my current home (only places from my past) and don’t make any real sense and are all over the place. I’m not a religious or spiritual person and don’t usually believe in afterlife contact. The only metaphysical object in my bedroom I am aware of is a small selenite crystal
    It could have been my cat Gia in my lap, but it just didn’t feel like her and I know the difference between the two. But it could have been her as she has become closer to me in this difficult time.
    She has soft fine fur and and he had coarse wirey fur. But also the position I woke up in/dreamed I was in wasn’t the usual way I sleep or how I would sleep/cuddle with him.
    I’ve been calling out Frankie’s name and checking to see how my other cat Gia responds. She seems to look all over, be alert, jumpy and see things. She even alerted me to a ladybug that was on my curtain 1 week or so before my vision. She was trying to get the ladybug, as like any cat she likes to hunt insects.
    I don’t know if I am imagining, hoping or dreaming…. but I am keeping my heart open and talking to him and my other cat Gia to see what happens and keep open channels of communication.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for the loss of your angel, Frankie. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. Trust that this was a visitation by Frankie to let you know he was right there with you and all is well. They do their best to let us know and send signs that they are near. You are so fortunate to have this experience! So many would love to have this happen. I wrote about this in my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, so I hope you have a copy. This was such a unique and incredible moment and I’m so excited for you. I hope you have also opted in as a VIP on my HOME page so I can continue to provide you with ongoing love and support. Thank you for sharing your experience. Sending love and healing…

  130. Rosemary Valentino says:

    It is 1:55 am Wednesday, June 16. I heartbreakingly made appointment to bring my baby girl Zoe to the vet. She had what was believed by the vet to be cancer. A large lump on her left lower spine. An ulcerated small mass under her tongue. A small spot in her lungs. She had lost so much weight. I brought her to the vet a few times since last December and she had a UTI. Her weight loss was believed to be from hyperthyroidism. I didn’t find out about the masses until a month ago. I had recently lost my job and so was with her just about 24/7, even sleeping with her. She was so alert especially when we took her outside and rides and she lived to be held in my arms looking out the window. She didn’t appear to be in pain or suffering until last week but it was not consistent and I gave her the prescribed pain med as needed. I kept putting off the visit to the vet because I kept praying and hoping for a miracle. And I was afraid to lose her and so I guess I was in denial. But because she was pretty bad today I made the dreaded appointment. Well, she died about 2 1/2 hours ago last night. I cannot sleep. I am filled with grief. I am so sorry I waited and she had to suffer so much today. She was so upset and I was holding her and trying to soothe and comfort her and then I realized she was dying and started praying and praying and suddenly I knew. She was gone. I wrapped her in blankets and put her in her bed which is on my bed and this probably sounds crazy but I am with her using part of her bed as my pillow. I went online looking for something to comfort my grief and I came upon here. In 2004 I lost a beloved cat, Rooney, and it took me 2 years to get over my grief. She came to visit me 3 nights in a row about 3ish in the mornings. First night I heard scratching at my bedroom door and then pitter patter of little feet on my hardwood floors and a jump up onto a bench in front of my bed. I knew it was her and I called out “Rooney is that you?” The next night I heard all of the same but it continued where i felt a tiny little body on my bed around me and heard purring. I called out to her again. The third and last night, everything was the same except she then moved on top of my body and I could hear her purring loudly and feel her fur on my face. I was wide awake all 3 nights. I was not dreaming. I am hoping that Zoe visits me. I am so heartbroken about losing my special girl. I am so grateful for the time I had her but I don’t think I can go through this again. Although I do still have another cat here who I believe understands what is going on and she is staying away from me … not sure why. But I do need this time with my Zoe. Sorry for such a long post. It is now 2:25 am so I have been typing for 1/2 hour. Does anyone know if cats linger here in spiritual form before transitioning? I have been speaking to her and hoping she hears me…hoping she forgives me for not letting her go sooner.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of Zoe. You loved her with your entire heart and soul and that is all that matters. Many animals linger after they leave their bodies behind. It is more out of concern for you than it is that they were not ready. She can hear you so don’t worry…your thoughts and words are like music to her ears. Just tell her right now how you feel. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, to help you on your journey and please opt into my VIP family on the HOME page so I can continue to provide the loving support you need during this difficult time. Sending love and healing…

  131. Lauren says:

    Since Frankie passed on 5/01/2021…
    I just adopted a 3-month old kitten today (6/16/2021). This evening I was in my bathroom with my new kitten and he looked up at the ceiling focusing on something. To my surprise it was another lady bug sighting.
    This can’t be a coincidence. First the curtain 2-weeks ago and now the bathroom ceiling on the same day I bring a new kitten home, particularly seen in the room I’m keeping him in (bathroom).

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I love this! What a beautiful sign! Congrats on your new kitten! May you enjoy a long life of love and happiness

  132. Sara says:

    My dear kitty cat passed away as she fell from my balcony…she was only 8 months old and my first pet ever! Yet I feel her close to me..she rubs on my feet and I talk to a little squishy I made to look just like her..I use it as a communication phone to heaven and I know she’s with me right now and she’s looking at me type this in right now! Love ur Arti all and will remember it 💖💖

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel in such a tragic accident. My deepest condolences. It warms my heart to hear that you feel her close by. Those bonds of love never die they stay with us for eternity. Sending love and healing

  133. Susan stokley says:

    I lost my dear little boy Benji to Lymphoma in March.
    Benji was my first dog, he was a rescue dog.
    I never had children of my own, so Benji was my little boy.
    Since he passed I am still crying.
    I miss him so much.
    I am hoping that he will come and visit me.
    I am a strong believer in the spirit world.
    Friends say it is early days.
    Can you please explain more to me?
    I do suffer badly from anxiety and depression.
    It would be nice to let me know more about pets in the spirit world.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Benji. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. I go into great detail about the spirit world and what happens when your beloved pet dies in my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. I also share many articles and stories in my free mobile app: Pet Loss Hope & Healing. Just opt-in as a VIP MEMBER on my HOME Page to get access to all this valuable information so you can move through this difficult time and get the answers you need to heal. Sending love and healing…

  134. Lisa Christie says:

    My dog Alfie passed away on 26th May. He was old and sick, but he had a good life and was loved very much by all of us. I held him in my arms as he slipped peacefully away and I feel honoured to have been with him in his final moments. When he was alive he used to open the back door and let himself out. Twice since he passed we have found the back door slightly open and I am 100% sure it was closed. We have a new puppy so I am very careful about keeping the doors closed. I am absolutely certain it is Alfie giving us a sign he is still with us,

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Alfie. There are few words to ease your pain so I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey. You can opt in on my HOME page to get a copy. How special that he is sending you signs that he is near. The open door is a great way to say “Hi! Here I am! Doing what I always do!”. Be sure you thank him for those wonderful signs and ask for more. I wish you peace and healing…

  135. Jennifer Tutttosi says:

    Hi Karen,
    Reading your article has provided me with some small relief from my heart ache. Our almost 15 year old Boston Terrier passed on Saturday, he all of a sudden starting having seizures – they just kept coming. When we took him to the vet, they had to medicate him and he was going into another one. When we laid him to rest he was very out of it, and I hope he knows we were there every step of the way. It was traumatic, and I’m sure his little soul needs to recover. I will keep in mind remembering him with love, and not try to have the grief overwhelm his memory – maybe in time Mason will send signs to my husband and I that he is still around.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for the loss of your angel, Mason. You do not need to worry at all about him now. I’m sure he is surrounded with loving, peaceful energy with your loved ones. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you during this difficult time. Also, please opt in on my HOME page for email support as a VIP member so I can continue to help you. Sending love and healing…

  136. Kathy says:

    This stuff is all really new to me. I struggle to understand. I had my kitty for less than 7 months but still had a very deep connection to him. He was a 16 year old hospice case, but he didn’t look, behave, or live like it. He was chatty, charming, lovable, and so self-assured. I worked hard to be present with him during our time together.
    I haven’t had anything like in your article- no signs, no dreams. I miss him so much it hurts my chest. I’m moving out of my apartment soon, and I fear losing this connection to him. I try to “carry him in my heart” and yet I still prefer to be in the same space we shared and made many memories.
    As his caretaker, I need to know he’s ok, that’s he healthy and safe and comfortable. As his guardian and best friend, I want him to feel loved and treasured and never think I abandoned him, because guess what he went through before I got him?
    But I feel so lost. Our relationship used to be lots of conversations, physical affection, and just enjoying being around each other.
    Am I missing his signs? Is he ok? Is he loved? Will he ever visit me in my dreams? Does he feel my love for him still? I don’t even know what to look for!
    And how can I leave “our” apartment? I don’t want to be here forever either.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your soulmate kitty. How wonderful that you had him and he had you in this lifetime. No matter how long or short of a time we spend there will always be an eternal connection after they leave us.
      You are probably missing signs due to the heaviness of grief. I would recommend reading my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals as it will explain so much to you and answer many of the questions you listed and so much more.
      I also invite you to opt-in as a VIP on my website so I can continue to provide you with the loving support you need during this difficult time. Trust he is with you no matter where you live. There is nowhere else he would rather be. Sending love and healing.

  137. Lily McConnell says:

    My cat Pepsi passed away a few months ago. Sometimes I see little glimpses of her out of the corner of my eye and it makes me so happy! We have another cat Chewy and me and my mom were in the kitchen this one time, but both of us saw that out of the corner of our eyes there was Pepsi! We both looked to were we saw her and it was Chewy. It was the WEIRDEST thing that has ever happened to me. That is why I now believe in ghosts.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for your loss of your angel, Pepsi. She obviously wants you to know that she is doing great and is right there with you. That is really cool and special! How fortunate you are! Super cool that your mom saw the same thing. I’ve had that happen to me. One will morph into the other. All things are possible when our beloved pets want to let us know they are near. Thank you for sharing. Sending love and healing

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for the loss of your angel, Pepsi. She obviously wants you to know that she is doing great and is right there with you. That is really cool and special! How fortunate you are! Super cool that your mom saw the same thing. I’ve had that happen to me. One will morph into the other. All things are possible when our beloved pets want to let us know they are near. Thank you for sharing. Sending love and healing

  138. Marissa says:

    I lost my Spooky on June 12, 2021. It is just shy of a month and every day without her is harder and harder. I got Spooky as a kitten, right after losing my grandpa and my mom within a 6 month period. I was 22, alone, and depressed. I had another sweet kitty at the time, but she was not very social (RIP Puddy).
    After getting Spooky, I smiled again for the first time on a long time. She started out as a frizzy, awkward kitten, and overnight, bloomed into a beautiful, fluffy princess. I had always wanted a long-haired cat, but refused to buy one, so it was meant to be that a friend found her and convinced me to take her. Though she is gone, I still am in awe, thinking of her beauty. She was a Maine coon type, but her underside, chin to belly was pure white, and all four of her fluffy paws white too. I had never loved something so much.
    Spooky went through every milestone in my life with me; my daughter being born, the tumultuous split with my ex, finishing college, many moves to new homes…she never left my side. She was the only reason, in sooo many situations, that I stayed sane or felt loved. I didn’t even have to call to her – she always just knew, and instantly jumped onto my bed, snuggled up to me, and rubbed her face on my cheek. She would purr until I fell asleep. Everyday, I’d come home from work, she would be waiting at the door for me. We could make eye contact, and she would stare into my eyes for a moment, and then excitedly chirp at me, jump on my lap, and nuzzle my face with hers. Everyone who met her was in awe of her beauty, massive fluff, and princess-like attitude. Yet, sassy as she could be, she always let her gues down for me.
    I have said from the beginning that it was going to kill me to lose her. My friends and family have made comments for years, saying they don’t know how they would begin to console me when it was her time – because anyone who knew me, even superficially, knew that Spooky was half of my heart, my best friend, my confidant, my peace, my comfort. She was my baby before I had a baby. And I was going to do everything in my power to keep her healthy and safe. We had many pets growing up, and several of our indoor cats lived to be 20-ish. So I prayed to god everyday of her life, that He would let me keep her that long.
    I was supposed to go to a friend’s wedding when the unthinkable happened. Spooky couldn’t use her right back leg. She flinched when I picked her up, and almost instantly starting panting and meowing. To the emergency vet on a Saturday morning, and within ten minutes of being in the car, she was squalling and drooling so much that it looked like she’d been dumped in water. I couldn’t even grasp what was going on, all I could do was sob. She had just had her 12th birthday the week before.
    Within an hour, the vet had informed me that she had heart disease, and for reasons unknown in the medical community, this can cause clots to be thrown out into the system. The clot had made its way into her leg, and the other leg by then too. She was in respiratory failure. I was physically laying on the floor screaming and sobbing in the vets office. They were so kind, but assured me that she was only going to die slowly and painfully, as there is no reversing the condition once a clot has moved into the body. They asked me to end her pain. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And all I could do was hold her and cry, in complete shock that the worst day of my life was coming so much sooner than I had ever anticipated. I held her for an hour after she was gone, praying it was a bad dream.
    I have two other cats. Minnie, was another stray I rescued a year after I got spooky. Of course, I never had close to the bond with her that I did with Spooky, but the two of them bonded to each other and became very close over the years. Minnie instantly came to me when I finally got home. I sobbed for 36 hours straight, and I swear she never left my side. I know she was grieving too, but also trying to comfort me.
    The hardest part of all of this is that Minnie looks very similar to Spooky, minus the white paws and belly. My family and I catch glimpses of her throughout the day, and think it’s Spooky – then constantly have to relive losing her again. I lost my mom and my grandpa (who was like my father) at such a young age, six months apart from each other, and I swear it didn’t hurt as much as this does. Spooky truly was my angel sent here to save me from the sadness of losing them, and to provide me the comfort and peace to make it through the turbulent years to come. Now she is gone, and I have lost my sunshine, my security blanket. I have cried everyday in the month she’s been gone. I don’t know how to begin to get over her. I’m still in shock. I cry until I hyperventilate start night when I go to bed, because she never let me sleep a night without her snuggles and purrs, right beside me.
    Where do I go from here? What happened to our bond, and how will I ever feel that special kind of love again? I look at Minnie, and wonder what she feels. She has become my new source of comfort, and she tries her best to love me the way Spooky did. All I want is to hold her one last time, feel her soft fur on my cheek, look into her eyes, and watch her excitedly fluff her tail, chirp, and bounce onto my bed to lay on my chest. All I want is to know she knows how desperately I love and miss her. Please help me find some form of communication with her. I am so lost and broken.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Spooky. There are few words to ease your pain as losing someone you love so much is devastating. My first suggestion is to read my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals as it will help you understand how the bond you share with Spooky remains for eternity. You will always be connected. You will also discover that Spooky can sense your emotional condition and staying in a place of relentless pain serves neither of you and is the exact opposite of what Spooky wishes for you. If you have read it then likely your grief is just too heavy to absorb the information. It has happened to me too. The pain is paralyzing and numbs the brain. Just making it through the day is a challenge. If you are so deeply affected by your grief perhaps a certified grief counselor can help you through this difficult time. Only you can make the decision to move forward and process your emotions in a healthy and productive way. I would also like to invite you to opt-in to my VIP family for ongoing pet loss support and my mobile app, Pet Loss Hope & Healing. Both of those provide valuable resources to help you on your journey. I’m sure Spooky is with you, loves you, and holds only good memories of your time together. Trust that your love is all that matters. Sending love and healing…

  139. Natali Marin says:

    Reading the comments made me feel I’m not the only one, I’ve been dealing with my pet loss for only a week and it feels so painful, he passed the 4th of July and a really fun day turned into the worst day I’ve had. Losing my cashew has been more than a tragedy to me.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Cashew. It is so painful to lose someone you love so much. My deepest condolences for your loss. I’m so glad you are here as I can continue to provide you with the love and support you deserve during this difficult time. My calendar remains closed for Pet Sessions but you can go to my directory and schedule with a practitioner who can help you. I know you have my app but I do not see you in my email VIP opt in. Just go to the HOME page and opt-in on the VIP button to receive ongoing support. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, which can help you through the pain from your loss. Trust your angel is with you as there is nowhere else he’d rather be. Sending love and healing

  140. Kathy S says:

    I lost my hospice kitty Rick over 3 months ago. I had had him for just under 7 months, but we were incredibly close, with a deep connection. I think the closeness happened because we were both really trying to make us work. I’ve never had a cat like Rick before. He didn’t look, behave, or think like a 17- year old kitty. We had lots of enjoyable conversations since he was a talker with such an expansive vocabulary. I loved him speaking so often! He even caught a bird on my apartment’s balcony several weeks before he passed! Rick really liked to be in the same room as me, so he spent a lot of time on “our” bed or in his beds behind the couch that I had set up for him, with me doing quiet things since he didn’t like noise. And when he wanted his head rubbed and snuggles it was magical! I adopted him as a hospice case so I worked really hard to understand him and what he liked and needed. In other words, I spoiled him! I was so happy to do anything for him, even holding his food dish up as he ate at 3am. I have many pics and videos of him. I read him to know when he had had enough of my affections. I was happy with him on his good days and I felt sick with him on his bad days. And I practiced being present with him to enjoy the moments we had. It must have worked because several times with him it all felt so incredible my chest felt like it would burst with joy. I can recall those times so well and feel that joy again, even as it’s tinged with sadness.
    Though I had a plan for his end of life based on his condition for hospice care, when he began going downhill we didn’t follow almost any of it! The one thing I did follow was cremating him. And I regret that, I loved his soft furr and petting him so much. But there was really no good option for me about his body.
    I’m working with a therapist on processing my grief and guilt (over many things) and accepting I can’t control some things. Friends and family are tired of me grieving so deeply still, so it’s hard to express grief safely. I want to adopt again at some point. But right now I can’t imagine another cat here with me using Rick’s things.
    But I’m writing for 2 reasons. First, i’m moving out of our apartment soon, and i’ve been putting it off at significant financial expense because this was Rick’s home and I feel connected to him here. I love being in the same space he was in. I love remembering his rear claws clicking on the floor, how he watched the world from his bed in front of the sliding door, how he loved looking out the bedroom window with me. I am terrified that if I leave I will lose the connection. Will he think I’m abandoning him, something I told him i would never do since he’d been through it once? When family came to help me move, they would tell me that Rick would come over and stare at a door I had gone through for a long time, waiting for me to appear again. I don’t want him to think I will leave him, something i’d never do. I hated that I couldn’t come with him when I took him to ther vet or an animal ER (except for the last time when they let me be with him for the euthanasia). I told him I’d never leave him, that he’d be the one to leave me.
    If (or when) I move how will he come with me? Will he even do so? His home was with me in this apartment!
    How will he visit me if everything is different? How could he send me signs?
    And 2, I haven’t had ANY visits or dreams from him, and I know it would be so helpful to my heart to have SOMETHING. He avoided me for several days before he began his downhill trajectory and though I told myself not to take it personally the first 2 days, it was hard not to by day 5. And i recognize he did let me hold him and purred a few hours before I took him in for euthanasia, but he was really already transitioning then. My poor boy.
    Is he with his old family who had abandoned him to the shelter? I can understand wanting the comfort of the 16 years he spent with them in the same house. During the 6+ months with me I moved him across several states! (Which was a crazy, stressful time for us both.)
    Will he come to me eventually? Does he feel my love? Is he put off by my grief? (He didn’t like noise when he was physically here.) Will he give up on me?
    He was so special and amazing, gentle, and personable- a real heart kitty to me. I thought he loved me just as much. I try not to take his absence now personally, but it is affecting me. And I have so much grief over his loss despite knowing what I was getting into. I didn’t think I’d fall so fully and deeply for my old man Rickydoos!
    And is he whole and healthy now? I only knew him as an old, lively, declining-yet-so-lovable kitty. I did see signs of his younger self when we played and when he stalked. He came to me declawed which made me so angry when I would watch him knead the air or my arm. But I also felt awful that he lost the only home he knew for 16 yrs. And yet if they hadn’t abandoned him I wouldn’t have been able to show him what life could be..
    Ps. I have reserved your book at my library and can’t wait to begin reading it.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your angel, Rick. You have a very deep bond so the grief must be overwhelming. My deepest condolences for your loss. I’m so glad to know you have my book reserved at the library. It will answer all of your questions and help you during this difficult time. There are chapters that are specifically written to bring you a sense of peace and balance. I also would like to invite you to opt-in to my VIP emails on my HOME PAGE so you can receive ongoing love and support. Your bonds of love will never die and he will always be connected to you no matter where you live. Sending love and healing

  141. Wes says:

    I lost my 18 year old black lab mix Friday. We were together for those 18 years, I found him tossed on a dirt road in the country when he was 3 weeks old. He has definitely been visiting often. My wife and I both have seen him out of the corner of our eyes and I always feel his comforting presence when I break down. We always acknowledge him when we feel him. I’ll even go as far as sticking out my hand so he can get scratches. We have kept the same schedule and go to the park like normal for his walks. We offer food everytime we eat bc he would always beg us. We just place it in his bowl. I miss him so much. He wasn’t a pet. He was my best friend.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you are all deeply bonded and how heartwarming to hear that he is visiting! You are so fortunate as many people would love for this to happen. I love that you always acknowledge him when he visits as that will encourage him to do it again and again. Thank you for sharing and may you keep getting those wonderful signs! Sending you all love and healing…

  142. Kim Larsen says:

    We lost our beloved 2 year old Jay, a Presa Canario on Thursday, 15th July 2021, the day after his 2nd birthday. Jay is survived by his sister and Sammy, a whippet mix. The grief is overwhelming and the only way I can get through my day is to do stuff.. Stuff like gardening, pulling weeds, laundry. Back in early 2021, my boyfriend and I noticed that Jay was having trouble sitting, getting up and was limping after he had played in the garden with his sister. We took him to the vet and received devastating news that he not only had advanced hip dysplasia, but his knees lacked sufficient cartilage and already there was bone tissue forming on the end of the joints. So he was understandably in some pain. Once we returned home, we discussed his prognosis, and I agreed reluctantly that we would have to let him go when it got worse. Well it got exponentially worse from Monday onwards. He couldn’t get up, couldn’t go up or down the stairs, and a fast walk was all he could muster. My boyfriend would carry him up and down, but at 55kg, it was hard on my boyfriend too. It was heartbreaking to see Jay in so much pain and at such a young age. Two days later, we decided that we should put him out of his misery. The vet came and we said out goodbyes. Later that day we buried him in our garden, in one of his favourite spots.
    I do believe I receive signs from little Jay. Friday morning, the day after he passed, I sensed something pass across my face. I woke up thinking it was a fly or spider, but found nothing. Jay would sleep next to me almost every night, so I deduced that it must have been his tail or whiskers.
    And after spending hours by his grave Friday, I went into the house and saw a beautiful Monarch butterfly fluttering in front of the mirror. I looked for the butterfly a few minutes later to let it out, and it was gone. I read your post about how butterflies are a sign from our pets that they are looking out for us. I feel better now knowing that the butterfly (which we have never seen indoors) is a sign from him.
    I’m writing for two reasons. The first is, how can I encourage him to send more signs that he is ok and happy where he is, and how do I recognize and confirm to him that I see and understand the signs. Should I call out his name? Secondly, does the way they lived their life, the closeness we had with him, does that affect how he communicates with us?
    I lost my father 2 years ago and I thought that was hard. That was nothing compared to losing Jay. He was an integral part of our lives and we were together almost 24 hours a day. We have no children so Jay, his sister and Sammy are practically our ‘children’. I was terrified of going ahead with putting Jay down because of the potential effect this could have on his sister. But she is eating, playing with Sammy and quite herself. Although I do see her look towards the bedroom, especially in the evenings, where Jay spent most of his last days. Maybe she can feel him there still?
    I have put an order in for your book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals and hope it arrives soon. Many have said that time heals, but I would be more comforted to KNOW that Jay is well and happy by seeing his signs. I’m also really comforted to have found your website and read the comments, and to know that the devastation is shared by so many all over. Jay was my baby boy and I miss him so much. Thank you for reading.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for the recent loss of your angel, Jay. There are few words to ease your pain. I cannot imagine how devastated you must be. My heart goes out to you. I am so glad to hear you have ordered my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. It will answer many of your questions about what happens and how you can stay connected. It warms my heart to hear you are receiving signs from Jay. Some pets send messages and others do not. It is not due to lack of love in fact the ones that don’t send messages are the ones that are with us the most so they don’t feel the need to let us know they are near.
      I recommend inviting Jay to send more signs. Say his name often and say it out loud as if he is right there. Remember, it takes fuel to send messages to be sure you are topping off his tank with lots of loving thoughts. I’m sure Sammy can sense his energy as pets are really sensitive where humans are not.
      I hope you have also opted in on my HOME page for emailed support as a VIP member.
      I have no doubt you were guided to my site as your loved ones know that you will find the support and ongoing guidance you need during this difficult time.

  143. Desi says:

    My Sir Pepper Von Winston passed on last month on June 15th. He was by my side, through thick and thin, for 15 years. My baby was the sweetest and cutest dog you could ever imagine. I miss his gentle presence more than words can describe. I must admit, I’ve never been a “spiritually woke” kind of person, but since his passing on I am visited by a white butterfly daily. I work from home and the window I sit by overlooks our front yard. Pepper had a particular spot that he would love to bask in the sun and, at least once a day, I catch a glimpse of a white butterfly fluttering in that exact spot. Sometimes I will dart outside and the butterfly will come so close that I think it might land on me. It brings me comfort and makes me smile but I’m a skeptic and oftentimes wonder if I am just being silly and wishful.
    Another thing I want to mention is that, after his passing on I have had two pretty horrible nightmares of him being sick. I won’t go into details of the nightmares but they are really doing a number on me mentally and emotionally. He got very sick before we had to make the decision to have an emergency in-home-euthanasia Veterinarian come help him transition on to end his suffering. It all happened so fast and was a very traumatic experience for me. Why do I keep having these recurring, graphic nightmares of him being sick? Is he trying to tell me something? What can I do to make them stop?
    Thank you, truly

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Sir Pepper Von Winston. What a great name for an amazing boy. I have no doubt he is sending you signs and butterflies to let you know he is near. There are no coincidences in my world. Things happen for a reason and spirit messengers are often in the form of butterflies, dragonflies, robins, ladybugs, hawks, and others. Be excited you are receiving this sudden visitation! Most would do anything to have this experience. Thank him and ask him to send more signs. The nightmares are likely your subconscious thoughts playing out in your mind. Dream visitations are always positive, loving, vivid, amazing, uplifting and you feel as though you held them close. I am not a dream expert so you’ll have to research someone who specializes in that area. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey and please opt-in as a VIP member on my home page to receive ongoing support during this difficult time. Sending love and healing…

  144. Ilham says:

    I often ask Smokey to come visit me at night and I ask him to come with answers to questions and he does come with answer to only one question per visit. The weird is when he does I am in a half awake half asleep state and it is always noisy and I hear other voices and things being said that are not necessarily addressed to us or to me it’s like he is in a crowded place. Last time it happened, I asked him to come visit and tell me if he loved me and he came at night and cuddled with me, showed me his belly, and blinked at me. But there was a lot of noise like in a mall and a distinct voice saying “I hate you (some random and unique name” the name was so clear in my head all night but when I woke up in the morning, I could not remember it even though I kept repeating it in my head all night.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      How wonderful you are receiving such loving visits from Smokey! There can be so many things going on in our dreams. So many people would love to have such a beautiful visit as with you and Smokey. Thank you for sharing.

  145. Karen says:

    Hi Karen,
    My dog Cleo died August 9th. She was only 9 years old and it happened out of no where. She was a rescue from India and I knew once we met our souls were connected. I have been in constant pain for the past week. I read your book and have opened my mind. Once I did that everything started happening. The first sign was a feather on our patio. Then the next day in same exact spot was this blue butterfly just sitting there doing this weird thing with its wings. Something I really never saw a butterfly do. I took a quick picture because I knew it was my little girl. My other dog was outside with me, we both walked over to the butterfly and it started flying around the both of us and disappeared. Today my other dog wanted to go outside so I went out with her. She was looking at something. I knew it had to be Cleo. We walked around the yard and something pushed me to look over at the patio. There was the same exact butterfly doing the same exact thing. I took a quick picture before I got to close. Walked over to the butterfly and it flew around us again and I said Cleo I know its you and chills went down my spine. It was the same feeling that came over me when I saw my mom take her last breath. A feeling of peace and that my dog was ok. Last night I made up my mind to learn as much about communicating with animals as I can. I will be taking your course. I have known my whole life I have had a connection to all creatures. Now my baby dog in heaven is showing me. Some of my friends think I am crazy but I know it is my dog communicating with me.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your angel, Cleo. My heart breaks for you. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much especially when it is so unexpected. It warms my heart to hear that your angel has guided you to my books as she knows it will open your heart and mind to communication with her. The feathers, the butterfly, that sense of peace…those are all messages from her. I am thrilled to hear that you are open to receiving them and paying attention as the signs are often all around us and they can be easy to miss especially if we are deep in grief. I have no doubt that she will be your guide and will help you learn communication as you move forward on your journey. Don’t let anyone or anything stand in the way of what your heart and soul desire to accomplish. It will be the single most important step in trusting your intuition. Thank you for sharing this sacred moment with me. I look forward to walking this animal communication path with you. Sending love and healing…

  146. Kendall says:

    Here’s my story, from beyond, about my Golden Retriever.
    Recently, I was in my kitchen and the light over the stove that I turned on was fading in and out. It has done this from time to time over the past year, but never went out. So I felt my dog’s energy (not the first time) and I said to myself “If this is you, show me a sign by letting the lights over the stove go out.” Nothing happened at that moment, so I turned off that light and left the kitchen to eat my dinner in the next room. Then, about 20 minutes later, I went back to the kitchen to wash off my plate. However, when I clicked the light on the stove, it didn’t come on. I tried the other light over the stove, which I usually don’t use, and it didn’t come on either. It felt eerie for a moment but no fear. Then my heart and stomach felt very warm, my heart was beating fast and I was beyond happy. I told her how much I love her, as I usually do every other day. But this time, it really felt like she was there because the energy was very strong.
    Sure, the lights going out could be a coincidence. However, here are 2 things that made me really feel she was with me: 1) For as long as those lights had been fading in and out over the year, I never communicated spiritually to my dog, asking for the lights to go out, if she was there. Yet, the first time I did ask, they went out. 2) There are 2 lights over the stove. I just had one on, which is the one that I use more often because it’s brighter. So the other should have been okay. But when I tried both, neither came on. So I feel like it was a sign from her and made me feel at ease, especially with the way she exited out of my life.
    Backstory on how my dog came into my life and exited it:
    It was 22 years ago and she was one of several stray dogs that used to play in my neighbor’s yard with their dog. I never had a pet in my life so I didn’t know much about dogs except that I could see she needed food and some care. I would leave food out for her and decided that I would bring her with me when I moved out of state a few months later since she obviously didn’t have a caretaker. About 2 weeks before I was scheduled to move, I didn’t see her there. I was sad because I kept thinking the worst, like she could’ve gotten hit by a car, etc. So since my moving date was approaching, I prayed to God and said that if she’s meant to be with me, to please let her show up. As those weeks passed, I had given up and was planning on returning the kennel and other supplies I’d bought for her. Then, the morning of my move, she was back in the yard. So I took it as the sign I asked for and brought her with me. It was then that I learned of her breed, age, and treatments she needed from the Vet. I got her the treatments, nursed her, spent time, and played with her. The love I felt was like nothing I had ever experienced. Also, until this day, I still haven’t felt that kind of love and bond.
    Anyway, it’s a long story how she exited my life but the short version is that someone who was supposed to be taking care of her for a while for me, while I was out of town, said that she ran away. I never believed this and went through a lot trying to get her back. However, those efforts didn’t work out. So since then, I’ve always expressed my love to her in private and often reminisce about the short time I had with her.
    I really appreciate articles like this because it makes me feel like I’m in the company of compassionate, like-minded people. Thank you for giving us pet parents a place to share without feeling like we’re “making too much of things because they are not humans”, as some insensitive people like to say.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. You are in the right place and we welcome these precious moments. Our companion animals are beyond ‘human’ and beyond ‘family’ to us. I have no doubt that you and your angel are connecting on a higher level. So many signs and so many experiences that cannot be just mere coincidence. I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it be a message, a moment of clarity, or a visitation. Paying attention to your surroundings and the subtle signs is how to connect with your departed loved ones. I am honored to share this journey with you. Sending love and healing.

  147. Sonya says:

    My 15 year old border collie Bess passed away Monday. She died at home with everyone but my daughter there as she was at uni. After she passed I was worried that she was scared while dying and if we had done enough to comfort her. Her ashes came back the next day and I got upset. My partner came to comfort me and as he turned a massive butterfly was over our heads in the house. I’m usually scared of moths and butterflies but after jumping I sort of got comfort from it.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss of your angel, Bess. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. What a beautiful visit you received from her! A giant butterfly is a BIG sign! Wow!!! I hope you thanked her and asked her to send more signs. They love it when we acknowledge their signs. I’d love to include Bess in the GALLERY section of my app…please email her photo to my office and we will post it for you. Sending love and healing…

  148. mia ismine says:

    My precious dog, Mickey, passed away Aug. 10th, 2021. I am still in shock because it was so sudden. There were no illnesses. He had been tripping over his feet; the vet said his lack of depth perception is the cause as he is 15 1/2. On the 3rd, I had prayed that his end of life, whenever it might be, would not have options. I could not drive him to the unthinkable appointment of euthanasia; I could not fathom that. I’d done it once. Mickey had a lovely life and I didn’t and couldn’t and shudder at that thought. We’d been on vacation together when I’d said that prayer aloud in the backyard of a vrbo house that had the softest grass and beautiful weather. We got home on the 6th; mickey was up and smelling the sea air, looking all around him; very excited and ran around and into the house with such joy to be home. that night, he shared filet with my husband; sat. and sun. walks were perfectly fine. he saw some friends, we did the usual routine of cleaning paws or a sponge bath to cool down (we’re in Florida), he loved his meals, I put him to bed each night laying on the floor and telling him about his day, covered him with my old pjs and took off his collar, and kissed him goodnight. Then on Monday, the 9th, he had a fall different than others; his back end splat out…he had trouble standing up. I straightened him out, steadied him, and he walked home. he stopped a few times and looked behind him; but the rest of the day and all of Tuesday walks and meals and playtimes were normal. We went into the vet and that’s when things changed; he couldn’t stand; he fell maybe 8 times in the exam room and X-rays showed he had full hip dysplasia; he wouldn’t be able to stand again without tons of steroids and visits. We had to let him go. No options.
    I cannot stop crying; I am heaving; I did not see this coming; I am not eating; I cannot be home; I need distractions; but I keep smelling his blankets, laying down on the floor of his favorite spots, I saved his favorite toy, and cannot put away his things. one morning, I heard breathing; 3 inhales and exhales; a few days later, I heard a ball bounce; I went out to see the ball and there was no ball; and I’d forgotten about all the carpeting; we would play in a hallway; a few days after that, when I was doing ok, I heard him whining in his puppy voice and it was at 7:15 am which is when he’d come find me and say, “take me out already!” Last night, my bedroom door opened a smidgeon which would have been perfect for little mickey to squeeze through as he often did; but this time, I tried not to believe; an internet writer said when these things happen, the human is suffering “heartbreak syndrome,” and needs to take care of preventing further illnesses to happen from digestion and headaches and often extreme anxiety. So I tried to ignore the door opening by itself over new thick carpeting no less. Watfcing the US Open, and feeling ok, I unexpectedly heard him licking himself. This would be when we might say, “stop kissing!” and he would stop. Instead, I said a prayer that he is okay, that I love him and miss him so much, and that heartbreak syndrome or not, I cannot say goodbye to him, and that I love him so much I can barely drive or eat or anything. The shock is overwhelming.
    Please share a thought. I am dying out here.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Mickey. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. Your pain must be immense and I am so sorry for that. I would like to invite you to join my VIP family on my Home page so I can continue to provide you with the loving support you deserve. To help you move through this pain please get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. The only thing that matters to your sweet Mickey is your love. Those bonds of love never die and you will always be connected. If you feel you need more help there are many licensed grief support counselors who can guide you. I can share what happens on the Other Side but only you can decide how to move forward on your journey. Your angel, Mickey will be so happy to see you move into a calm and peaceful place when you are ready. Sending love and healing

  149. Lisa says:

    Hi I lost my beautiful boy of 15 1/2 2 weeks ago. I made the appointment that I was dreading but knew deep in my heart was the right thing. I was lucky in the fact that he didn’t have anything sinister but of old age, arthritis and quality of life in the end Altho he loved his food up until the last minute.
    I am still really torn. 2 nights after his passing I dreamt that I was chasing him around this room because I wanted to touch him to see if he was real and he was in my dream. Both my partner and I just sat with him fussing him and he looked happy. But I haven’t had anything since Altho saw a couple of white feathers. I just don’t feel him around me and I’m really struggling. I collected his ashes last wkd and took me 3 days to look at them but haven’t found comfort in them yet. I’m still unsure. I’m not sure whether the intense grief or the uncertainty of how I feel about his ashes is preventing him from reaching me 😢 I know everyone is different but I’m finding it hard thinking those ashes are my beautiful boy.
    I also had a dream (not comforting at all) that I was out with friends planning my day including going back to do routine things with my dog. When I got back I was fussing him and my partner was looking at me saying what are u doing? He couldn’t see my dog only me and I was shouting saying why can’t u see him! I don’t know if I’m in denial and I know that is probably a bad thing but I don’t know how to get past this 😔

    • Karen Anderson says:

      My heart is breaking for you and I am so sorry for your loss. It is an impossible decision we must make when it is time for them to go. You are probably still in grief shock. It is a slow process and it may take you some time to move through all the layers. I promise you he is just fine in spirit and you do not need to worry about him. I encourage you to get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, as it will answer so many questions for you. I am not a dream specialist but some dreams can be very unnerving but those are likely your emotions, grief, and subconscious mind not an actual visitation. Visits in our dreams are lovely, beautiful, and so vivid you wake up expecting them to be right there. Be patient with your grief. It is normal and expected for you to feel this way. I’m so glad you were guided to me so I can continue to provide you with ongoing love and support. Sending love and healing…

  150. Melissa says:

    My beloved dog Delilah had to crossover to her new life this spring . Although i could feel her spirit hovering over me and i had a reading done soon after her passing that was very spot on, i had some dark days where my sadness got the better of me and i started doubting what i believed in spiritually . I thought maybe there is no great reunion one day and all these signs aren’t really .
    In my reading i was told the color pink is associated with my girl and that night as i went out to the deck i was treated to the most spectacular pink sunset . Brought a tear and a smile to my face . Now for the last 20 years s or so i have been obsessed with seeing an owl in , organically in nature . I’ve wanted this experience so badly . I’m always hoping to see an owl . I love owls. On this particular night as it got darker , a bird flew over my boyfriend and i and landed on a peak right on our roof deck, RIGHT next to us. A beautiful great horned owl !!! It turned and looked right into my eyes i swear it wasn’t like i was looking into my dogs eyes . It then flew away . Leaving my boyfriend and i in shock. It still brings tears to my eyes because i know in my heart it was my girl sending me that owl. I’m 42 years old and had never seen one until that night . A few months later i asked for her to send me another owl. I knew if it was the same one that it was more likely we just had an owl. But nope ! That night a light owl with mostly white feathers and a sweet little round head landed in the exact same spot !! If it has happened once i would consider it a lucky coincidence . But two different owls in the same spot ….. i know it is my girl . I light white candles for her every Friday ( the day she passed ) and leave a fresh flower for her every time i buy flowers at the store . I still talk to her and thank her out loud for all the signs and tell her how much i love them and ask her to always send them . I never heard about the spiritual gas tank and crystals being a part of that but i do have a ton and they are on a book case in the room i sleep in, which would explain all the dream visits !! I dreamt of her this week , and also the best day of my cat who passed almost 20 years ago and also the day after that was one of my first childhood dogs last night . They just wanted to be held and loved . Also a lion visitef with me. I’m still trying to figure out what that one meant or who it was but i gave love as well. I woke up feeling more energized than i have in awhile , it was quite lovely ! I would appreciate any tips on how to use my crystals to supply more energy to any of my pets who would like to visit . Thank you 🙂

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Delilah. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. My heart breaks for you. It is so beautiful to hear about all the signs you have received. The owl visits are amazing! And the pink sunset…wow! I love how open you are to receiving. That makes a big difference. Many people will discount messages and signs as coincidence and brush them off. It is truly remarkable how many signs we receive from loved ones and staying aware, open, and ready to receive is so important. I’m so glad you were guided here and thank you for sharing all of these special moments. Sending love and healing

  151. Dave Kemp says:

    On Good Friday of 2013 (or Best Friday as I’ve called it since then), I adopted a cat who was roughly 3 years old who had FIV & anxiety issues. I named him Wally (short for Walter Matthmeow) and sadly he passed away Saturday October 9th, 2021.
    I’ve lost many people in my life, from my mother when I was barely a teenager, to other family members & friends that I’ve known for decades, and none of them hurt anywhere near as much as when I lost my boy. He was truly my best friend, always a loving & sweet boy.
    I wanted to thank you for your article. If thinking of Wally since Saturday has been “filling his tank”, his tank must be overflowing. He was quite literally my world. I’ve never had any children nor will I ever have, so he was my child.
    Saturday, a matter of hours after he left me, I glanced over at the nook where his litter box is (now was) and I saw what I could only describe as a silhouetted blur. And to your article as well, I will never give up on asking him for signs as I will always want him to know I love him now, and will love him forever.
    Thank you, Karen, thank you so very much.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved, boy, Wally. My heart breaks for you. I have no doubt he is with you now and will always be near. How wonderful you were able to see him in his favorite spot. They will often do exactly as they did when they were in physical form. Not much changes for them but for us it shatters our whole world. I appreciate your kindness and I am so glad that this article has been a positive part of your journey. I hope you will also get a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, to provide more insight into what lies ahead for you and Wally. You have my heart, thoughts and prayers for healing.

  152. Nikki says:

    My cat immediately sent out a brown butterfly right after he died. The butterfly flew across the spot where he always lie down. I felt his presence and cried.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Truly beautiful…a very special moment to cherish. I am so sorry for your loss and I send love and healing.

  153. Becky S says:

    I lost my last 2 pets last year.
    Casper was the most endearing just stared at me all the time.
    I had a male visitor that didn’t know my dog died recently he visited and said to make sure my dog stays upstairs
    I said, “What dog?” and he described my Casper walking up the stairs, real life, like, but why didn’t he show himself to me?
    There have been signs a heavy mirror was knocked over there was no way it could have fallen and lately, I’m awakened by something jumping on or off my bed the whole bed moves startling me I think it’s Casper but there was Roxy too so how do I let them know I’m aware of them?
    Thank you so much for being here I didn’t want to go crazy or invite unwanted spirits

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Casper.
      It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. How wonderful that someone saw him! That is fantastic and I would be envious too but it could be that your grief is clouding those images. Grief makes it hard to breathe so seeing Casper is even more challenging if you are in pain or missing him.
      It is hard to know for sure if you have another pet that could jump on the bed. You can set up a camera and see what happens. That would solve the mystery!
      I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey. Also, be sure to join my VIP family for ongoing support to help you during this difficult time. Sending love and healing

  154. nigel says:

    9 weeks ago today, our gorgeous, loving, handsome, Hungarian Vizsla, Freddie, died. He had had cancer for 2 years and was just 12. My partner and I are still totally devastated with no end in sight. Freddie would spend every evening lying on top of my partner when she was sitting on the couch, so that sometimes she was barely visible. (He was a big dog!) They were inseparable. And for 12 years, he was always allowed to sleep in the bed. Since he passed,a number of things have happened which have convinced me that he is sometimes still with us. I was alone in bed shortly after his death when the bedclothes next to my feet moved. I did not cause that and this was where Freddie used to curl up to sleep. About a week later, my partner was nudged on the back of her leg whilst in the house, but nothing was there. An hour ago, whilst making supper, I saw out of the corner of my eye a large brown dog-just for a second. I asked my partner if Freddie’s sister Ruby had come into the kitchen but she said Ruby had not moved from the sitting room. My partner asked me if I had seen this from the corner of my eye because she had had the same thing happen. She never told me about this before. So I am certain he is still with us now and then.
    The important thing is that I was absolutely not a believer in visitations like this, but no longer. Years ago, I was involved in a civil court case which was causing me immense stress and worry. My then wife’s mother went to see a medium about it who said not to worry because there was a woman there helping me who was widowed young. That was my grandmother. My mother lost her father when she was 2 years old. My then mother in law and my ex wife knew nothing at all of my grandmother who had died 30 years previously. So now I am a complete convert. It is such a comfort to know that Freddie has not disappeared from our lives for ever but will come to see us from time to time and also to see from those lovely people who have commented on here that what we are experiencing is real and not imagined.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Freddie. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. It sounds like Freddie is around you and manifesting which is WONDERFUL! I hope you shared your gratitude and invited Freddie to visit again. It takes a lot of energy to do so. Many people are non-believers until something happens to them. I’m so happy that you were able to experience this. Consider yourself very fortunate. My book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, reveals many stories that you will love, I hope you have a copy. Sending love and healing.

  155. Jo says:

    I lost my beloved Teddy, my little orange cat who had a deep connection with me. I am devastated and feel so guilty that he was outdoors and hit by a speeding car. I am restless and grieving – getting through the day was so hard. I read the other posts with hope that I would be able to let Teddy know how much he meant and still means to me. I miss his vocal greetings, our hugs, his jump into my arms, time in the gardens, sleeping on my lap, snuggling in my robe in the morning, making him fish for his morning treat – special kitty who had a heart of gold. I am heart broken, my life is not the same without him.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Teddy. I cannot imagine how much you miss him. He can hear your thoughts and feel your love so just let him know how special he is. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you heal. Sending love and healing

  156. Nessa says:

    My sweet boy, Deku, died three days ago December 22, 2021. He choked to death. It upsets me so much because I keep thinking how I could’ve saved him but couldn’t because I was in a panic and didn’t know what to do. My moms boyfriend tried saving him but it was unsuccessful. I have some many regrets. I should’ve taken him to the emergency vet.
    My other cat, Bean, he’s 4 yrs old. It seems like he keeps wandering around the house as if he’s looking for him. It makes me sad for him because that was his first brother & best friend. Now it’s back to just me and him.
    We were so excited for Christmas, as it was his first with our family. Hours prior to his death, we opened presents. So glad I got to capture a video of it.
    I rescued him back in July. Nurtured him back to life because he almost died. He was originally supposed to go to a shelter as soon as he got better but I’m so glad that I kept him.
    I don’t want to wash my bed sheets because it still has his fur on it from the previous days he was here. It hits me more at night because Deku would always lay by me or on me throughout the whole night. My mind can’t stop thinking “what if”.
    It’s been three days, hoping I’d get some sort of sign from him. last night I had a dream and he happened to pop up in it for what felt like only a second. I hope and pray he sends me more signs. We get to bring his ashes home on Monday. Super upset that I didn’t have longer time with him or to welcome him into the new year with me.
    This is my first time losing a pet and it feels like my world ended. I’m trying to be strong for me and my other cat.
    Thank you for this article.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your angel, Deku. I cannot imagine how devasted you must be. It is so painful to lose someone you love and even more difficult when tragedy strikes around the holidays. My deepest condolences for your loss. Be patient, kind, and gentle with yourself as you move through your emotions. There is no set time for signs to appear and that he popped in once is huge. He wants you to know all is well. Trust that he is near and knows only the deepest love for you. While it may seem like being strong is the way through the pain it actually benefits all by leaning into your grief. Feeling all the emotions is the fastest way through the pain. When we hold back, we just put all that pain on a shelf. It will likely pop up again and again as unresolved grief. I am not a grief expert but I can share what I have learned over the years. Do what makes you feel safe, calm, and balanced and that will help your sweet Bean with this terrible loss too. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you through this difficult time. Please opt in on the HOME page as a VIP so I can continue to provide you with the loving support you deserve. Sending love and healing

  157. Karen A says:

    Two weeks ago today we had to put our beloved tuxedo cat Zorra to sleep. My fiancé rescued her from a snow storm 17 years ago and she was a part of our lives. She became ill and went downhill quickly. We miss her so much. We have seen fleeting glimpses of her at home that have been comforting. Lastly, she always looked at the same squirrel in a tree outside the window. Well, this same squirrel ended up on our 2nd floor porch the moment we returned home with her ashes. This squirrel never had gone on the porch before. My fiancé opened the porch door to give him some nuts and he didn’t even run.I believe these are signs that our Zorra is sending us to let us know she is ok as the squirrel is known as a totem.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so very sorry for the loss of your angel, Zorra. What beautiful memories you must have of all those years together. I have no doubt that the squirrel incident is significant. There are no coincidences in my opinion and the fact that you honor that will likely bring even more signs. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you through this difficult time. I would also like to invite you to opt in on my HOME page as a VIP to receive the loving support you deserve. Sending love and healing

  158. Sam says:

    We lost our beloved staffy in September last year I still can’t look at her picture it’s to upsetting, she was 15 years old. Yesterday morning I was getting milk out of the fridge and she was sat by the back door on the mat next to her bowl and the water bowl were she would always sit at breakfast time, we have another staffy he is 10 now but he was sat in the living room on the rug waiting for his breakfast. I couldn’t believe it I miss her so much

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Staffy. Fifteen years is a lifetime of love and memories. I’m sure she is right there with you and is still in her favorite spots. I hope you have a copy of my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey. Also, please be sure to OPT-IN on my HOME page to receive the ongoing love and support you deserve. Sending love and healing

  159. Mya says:

    I lost a pet in November and I’ve really been struggling with it. The days without her here are hard, I miss her a lot. We kept her collar with her box. The jingle of her collar plays in my head from time to time and I always feel at peace when I shake the collar when I need to hear it. I’m really glad I found this article because last night, I was “sleeping” ?? And I heard her jingle. She always used to sleep at the end of my bed in the corner, and I felt the weight of her there. I felt as though I was awake but asleep at the same time. The weight traveled all the way near my left arm where she would lay and snuggle. I remember calling her name, and feeling her getting excited and playful I could feel the weight of her body next to mine. The weird thing is, I never saw anything in my head, it was all dark. No dream, nothing. I’m wondering if I was in a REM state? I’m not sure but I will never forget the happiness I felt experiencing that. I hope she knows how much I miss her. As a spiritual person myself, I really do believe it was her.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. I have no doubt that the jingle you hear is your angel. They will often let us know they are near by sending audible sounds. Their routine does not change after they transition and they are often in their usual spots right by us. Feeling her on the bed is another really amazing experience! You are so fortunate! Please don’t doubt these incredible visitations. They are REAL! I wrote about visitations in my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals and the signs they will send. Thank her for those wonderful moments and ask for more! Sending love and healing

  160. LANNVAN says:

    My beloved Pot Belly pig visited. I was delighted, as I’m still quite heartbroken due to the loss. I am thrilled (although crying) to actually see the image that my ring camera captured, I wish I could show you here. If your pet has not visited yet, be patient.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss and that was truly an incredible image you received on your RING. It is a fact that we miss most of their messages but you received a wonderful visitation for sure. Sending love and healing

  161. JuliaW says:

    I lost my gal Pappy on Jan 12, 2022. She was 13 years old. Her passing was so sudden and tragic for me. She had an enlarged heart condition and was getting weaker with a few episodes of seizures. For the past few weeks before her passing, I was so heart broken and was crying thinking she might be leaving me soon. She sensed my sadness and licked off my tears from my face.
    After she passed, I somehow came across your book The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. I finished the booked and I am so thankful that this book has help me to answer so many questions and most importantly it has help me in my grieving process. Instead of reliving the tragic event over and over again in my mind, I am now able to focus on all the good memories I had with her.
    I can’t believe Pappy guided me to your book. Knowing that she still loves me and takes care of me even though she is no longer physically here with me is comforting. I have checked out your Painted Rain Ranch website and what you are doing is so amazing. I am so grateful that my husband and I received so many signs from her and the dream she gave me lead me to your book and the Painted Rain Ranch.
    Thank you Karen!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Pappy. I have NO DOUBT that she guided you to my book. Our loved ones know who can help us and they will place us in the path of those we can learn from so our healing process can begin. I’m so honored to be a part of your journey. The Painted Rain Ranch is truly a blessing. It has been a life-long dream and now it is a reality. Dreams really do come true! I don’t see you in my VIP family so please opt in as a VIP member so we can stay in touch. Thank you for your kindness and your beautiful sentiments…Sending love and healing…

  162. Christine says:

    I usually go back to Lola’s house at 8:20 night. On January 26, 2022, when I went home to feed my dogs, Skye was waiting at the back door, so I looked for Bubbles, Kibs, and Mot-mot. I looked for Kibs for 5 minutes until I found her inside the water station.
    When it was time to feed them, I went to Cookie to wake her and feed her a tiny portion of our food. As I tapped her neck, she won’t wake up. I tried shaking her body, but still not moving. Now, I tried to feel her heartbeat, no signs, and her skin was cold.
    I stared at her for a few seconds to gather my thoughts and tried to wake her again while crying, still no response. To be honest, I am regretting everything I had done while she was still alive.
    I am one of those people who are busy with their lives and didn’t notice that there was something wrong with their parents, spouse, children, and pets. If I notice something wrong with her, as I unleashed her and she just slept on the floor mat in our kitchen, I would have comforted her. If I was not rushing to finish doing my notes, I could have bonded with her. If I unleashed her the whole day, she could have strolled the house, not left alone while others are outside. If didn’t spend a lot of time with my studies, love-life, or watching series, I could have spent my time with her without knowing she will be gone forever.
    If I didn’t hesitate to go home earlier that day, maybe 7:30 pm, I would have been with her, comforting her until she died. She could have died not alone in that freezing night full of insects. Only if I could tell her that I’m sorry for what I have done, she could have left peacefully, not waiting for me to be there.
    Only if I knew she was going to die that night I could have gone there earlier.
    Cookie, I wish you have left me not remembering our bad deeds. I hope you have left this world not regretting anything as I do.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Cookie. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. My heart breaks for you. I must guide you to my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. You will discover that Cookie does not view things as you do. Your feelings of guilt and blame are only yours. She loves you and knows how much you love her. I promise she only holds you in the highest regard. I would also like to invite you to my VIP family. It is free to opt in on the HOME page so I can provide you with the loving support you deserve. Sending love and healing…

  163. Karrie says:

    I’m blessed to have found you! I’ve always had/and have dogs, cats, a gecko, a bunny and an African Grey Parrot named Rowdy. I had Rowdy since she was 6 weeks old. 4 years ago (she was 31 years old) she had a heart attack in my arms and passed away. I still hear her whistle, her distinctive noises she made & at times I hear her the bells she had in her cage ringing. Some people don’t believe me & say it’s my mind playing tricks in me because I had her for so long & was used to hearing her all day long. Maybe that’s true, but once in a while my kids & I will hear a noise that only she made and look at each other and say “that was Rowdy girl”. I know my other dogs & cats are with me I will be sure to fill their hearts with my energy so they can communicate with me more vividly.
    Thanks for reading!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Rowdy. That is an incredible lifetime the two of you shared and all those amazing memories. I cannot imagine how devasted you must be and how much you miss her. How special that you know she is near and hearing the bells, sounds, and whistles is truly heartwarming! I don’t see you in my VIP family yet so please opt in as it is free and I can provide you with the loving support you deserve. I hope you have my book too, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals. I have so much to share with you on your journey. Sending love and healing

  164. Holly says:

    I lost my beautiful Mr.Kitty four weeks ago today. He was 10 and I’ve had him since he was 2 months old. He had a urinary blockage and kidney failure. It all happened within 36 hours. The news that he needed to be euthanized was devastating. He was my love, my bestfriend. I was able to say goodbye but I couldn’t bear to watch him go. I just couldn’t. It was heartbreaking. I just couldn’t see his life leave him. I’ve been grieving terribly for four weeks. I found your site a few days ago and I’m finding some comfort from your words. I finally feel the sadness lifting some. I don’t want to keep my handsome boy in a dark place.
    When we got home after that awful day I had lots of signs. I heard the bell of his toy, I smelled cat pee and heard him scratching in his box, I heard him meowing and my husband and I both saw him out of the corner of our eye. I also smell his fur very strong all the time.
    About 3 days after his death, I woke with terrible guilt over not being there for his final moments. It hit me like a hammer. I’m finding it impossible to forgive myself. I keep thinking if I knew that he forgives me that’s all I need. Its because I love him soo that I couldn’t watch him go.
    I wish he would come to me in a dream so I could hold him again. I miss him like crazy.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Mr. Kitty. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. The guilt can be overwhelming when things do not go as we hoped. I promise you he does not hold you responsible for not being with him. He likely chose a time to leave so it really wasn’t up to you after all. Trust that he knows only love for you. Please get my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, and opt in as a VIP on my HOME page so I can provide the loving support you deserve. I have so much to share with you. Sending love and healing

  165. Sandra says:

    Something very strange happened to me this morning. Our sweet cat boy left us last year, almost a year ago, on April 19. We still think of him a lot and miss him very much. He must know this. Anyway, I found a tuft of the softest dark grey fur – his fur- this morning in my elderly mom’s house where I am a P/T caretaker. He had never been there, ever, and she didn’t own cats, only dogs. I’m in awe, and there is no other explanation for this. My sweet, sweet cat baby came to visit me and left a little reminder of him.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. Even a year later the pain is still fresh. What a beautiful sign you received! That is so special and you should be so very excited! So many would do anything for a sign like that. Be sure to let your angel know how grateful you are and to please send more! Thank you for sharing this amazing experience with me.

  166. alexandra ceneric says:

    My beloved cat Norah crossed over the rainbow yesterday. She was 11 years old with cancer diagnosis. I was taking care of her until the day when it was obvious that her suffer was very strong and that her time to leave us was very close. We decided to help her to end that suffering in her vet clinic. I was again with her all the time. That moment and many days earlier I was asking her to let me know that she is ok, for a sign. Day after her passing a little bird appeard between my husbands lags (he was sitting as usual at the table where he work)! We live in apartment on 3. floor and she came suppose from the terrace nearby that table. The bird was then trying to fly away so I took her and release her from the ground to the bush and she immediately fly to a tree in front the building to her friends. I am shure it was sign from my cat Norah. She loved to watch birds from the windows and I used to feed them during cold winter times. I asked Nora for something, black butterfly, but this bird was more like her sign. I still cry but after this I am in piece knowing she is safe and painless. Love You my Norah!

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your angel, Norah. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. I have no doubt she is sending you signs to let you know she is just fine and still right there with you. These strange appearances by birds, butterflies, dragonflies, or even vivid dreams are ways that our loved ones in spirit reach out to us. When we pay attention and trust it is them they will often send more signs. I hope you have my book, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals to help you on your journey to find peace and comfort. Sending love and healing

  167. Erin Newlands says:

    Last week I brought my PRECIOUS baby rabbit, Seven, and..he was SICK, from the start, and.. long story short, I noticed, as he was SICK and not getting any better, I made the TOUGH, but the NECESSARY, decision to..put him to sleep so that he can NEVER SUFFER AGAIN.

    I got him from a breeder and though our time together was brief, I LOVED EVERY SECOND of it and wouldn’t have it ANY other way and it’s only been a day, but I miss him TERRIBLY..and, this morning, I could SWEAR I saw, inexplicably, a CLOUD, shaped like a 7, interestingly enough.

    THEN it looked ALMOST like a, I KNOW it will sound CRAZY, but..a PHOENIX, of all things.

    I didn’t WANT to put him to sleep, but..if it MEANS he’s in a BETTER place, and I KNOW he is, it SHOULD ease the pain, if even a LITTLE..RIP, Seven, I LOVE you and always WILL, boy, may you now rest in peace.

    I ONLY did it for YOUR sake, little guy, so you can’t SUFFER anymore.

    I just.. hope you’re safely on the other side now, free from pain and misery and suffering.

  168. Susan York says:

    Hi Karen. It has been over 15 years since this one dog died (had MANY !!) Had a weird dream last night. Lot of water in the yard from a hose or something running . I told someone to turn it off, costing me money. At the edge of where it was pooling up was my dog , Buster. He was laying on his back, legs up in the air,wagging his tail at me as I walked over to him!!! I bent over for a kiss and he just kept smelling my breath, almost like taking it out of me. I kept my mouth open & it didn’t stop. I wasn’t “out of Breath” or anything,but he just didn’t stop & kept wagging his tail !!! that’s all I remember. So VIVID.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      Those vivid dreams are incredible aren’t they?! Dream visitations are very realistic and memorable. How wonderful your angel came for a visit. Thank you for sharing and just wondering if you had an emotional response too.

  169. Vicki says:

    Stumbled across your page and loved reading all the posts.
    I Lost my 4 year old 83kg St Bernard 2.5 weeks ago unexpectedly and suddenly the day after he had surgery for a torn ACL. The surgery went well, the morning after he was also well and the next time when he was just about to be released to us the vet nurses found him unresponsive in the kennel not breathing. They were as shocked as we were and didn’t know why?
    My ex husband opted not to have an autopsy altho its killing me.not knowing what had happened. I am grieving soo bad over him ,devasted, heartbroken and lost.
    However a couple of days of him passing , I was not eating or sleeping well I saw a particular van pass me on the motorway which I assume was a sign from him.The night after I had a dream with him playing , the next morning a picture was hanging off the wall walk I go on every day had a white feather laying at my Feet …..I’m hoping he is really trying to tell he is ok ?

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how devastated you must be. It is obvious that your angel is letting you know he is alive and well in spirit. Those signs are precious and be sure you thank him and ask for more. I hope you have my books to help you during this difficult time. Please opt in on the Home page for ongoing support and afterlife insights. Sending love and healing…

  170. Jasmin says:

    I lost my 3yo male rottie Raf on 7Dec from aggressive lymphoma I now hate myself for accidentally falling asleep for four hours as he passed in that time, and I didn’t wake up, he passed in a room he didn’t tend to usually like the feel of or go in, on hard floorboards, on his own, as I got to his face was frozen but his legs felt hit but I couldn’t find a pulse. I just wish I could know he didn’t suffer and how sorry I am I didn’t make vets listen sooner, and how sorry I am I fell asleep and that he passed away alone and how I wasted those final few days researching rubbing around health food stores to try fight a battle I had no idea would take him that fast. I still want take things further with surgery as something just doesn’t feel right. It’s all so horrible I don’t know how to move on, he was everything to me, by my side 24-7, at work, in car, helped with my anxiety, I feel I’m only here as I need some firm of justice for him now. I don’t know what to do, I’ve begged him to send me signs but I feel none. I just wail all night it’s 347am and I still can’t sleep now, been staying in local hotel as can’t even bare thought going home without him there, can’t bare getting in car without his gorgeous head behind me. I just hate he died alone, how? What happened? Did he suffer? Did he try wake me? 😭

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is devastating to lose someone you love so much. Your sweet boy will love you no matter what happened. My books can help you through this difficult time. The Pet I Can’t Forget, The Amazing Afterlife of Animals, and Hear All Creatures. They will help you navigate through the pain after this terrible loss. Sending love, hope and healing….

  171. Verginia Simpson says:

    Hi Karen, my beautiful Boston Terrier passed last July at 14 years old from Heart Failure. I miss her so much, she was my best friend in the whole world, I am lost without her. My question is she started to send me signs right away, and have been receiving the odd one since, but now have noticed nothing in the last 2 or 3 weeks, this upsets me, because her signs bring me comfort. Is she ok? I am really worried about her and want to know that she is ok. Anything you can tell me would be appreciated.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your precious angel. My heart breaks for you. It is quite common for some animals to send messages right after they transition. It sounds like you received wonderful signs and then everything went silent. There are many different reasons this may be, and I wrote about this in my book, The Pet I Can’t Forget. Those that are around you the most may not need to send signs, or you become desensitized to her presence. This is a good thing! It means she is experiencing a beautiful adventure, her soul is progressing, and you did everything right. My books go into more detail, so I encourage you to get them. Trust she is near as there is nowhere else she would rather be than with you!

  172. J says:

    My dog always loved car rides, road trips, she passed away yesterday. I found a lady bug on the window sill at my seat today 😩 I called her name and talked to her for a while. I hoped she would visit often.

    • Karen Anderson says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. It is devastating to say goodbye. I hope you have my books to help you through this difficult time. I love the ladybug sign you got…how special! Ask for more signs and keep talking to her. Sending hope and healing

  173. Cait says:

    So nice to find this article. I lost my Lola girl in November of 2023. We’d just moved into a new house and without “history” here I wasn’t sure she’s ever visit. I was wrong. I feel her jump up on the bed, I’ve heard her little footsteps in the hallway, her clawing the couch and the “craziest” was noticing a little trail of kitty litter in the ensuite long after it had been removed. The week she was preparing to leave, a family of 4 magpies started showing up on my doorstep. The day she passed they came and sat by her bedroom window and they’ve every day since. Every few weeks a new bird joins out little tribe and it’s the most wonderful feeling. For the few weeks following her death I saw butterflies every single day but what is most special is knowing she has sent all these amazing birds my way, to fill my heart with joy every day that I’m without her <3

  174. geraldine (Gerri) lisinski says:

    I am daily and nightly constantly crying over my handsome, smart, gentle dog. I feel as if I no longer have a heart for anyone or anything.
    Everyone who knew him said,” You will never get another like him.” They say, he looked soooooooooo good-looking similar to a male movie star.
    He used to ride with me always wanting to be the passenger. I am so broken without him and only now drifting daily. I did hear him bark before
    falling asleep, however try to notice anything unusual thinking and believing he is still here with me. Just completely devastated. Hoping he will
    leave me other signs he is with me, however now. Maybe he is playing over the rainbow. I know upon my departure he will stop and see me while running to me and I to him and WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER!!!! After all he is MY SON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  175. gerri says:

    Just another thought. When I rescued him from a shelter it was he who picked me. A true gift from “GOD’!

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. We are never the same after losing our beloved companions. Grief exposes who we are at the soul level. I hope you have my books to help you during this difficult time. Sending hope and healing

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