Saturday, May 10, 2014

Richmond Pet Expo: Part 3: An Amazing Paranormal Story

This is the final blog entry about my day at the Richmond Pet Expo. In this blog you'll hear an amazing paranormal story from two attendees who are friends and neighbors. Right after I gave my talk about my book "Pets and the Afterlife" two women came over to talk with me.

SIGNS FROM A NEIGHBOR'S SPIRIT- One of the women, I'll call her Mary, had a tiny peach colored teacup poodle in her arms who couldn't cuddle enough. Mary said that the dog belonged to her late neighbor Connie. Connie knew that her time was coming and told Mary that she just wants to make sure her poodle is safe in a good home. Mary said if none of Connie's children would adopt the dog, she would take the dog. Connie worked around that by placing a note-turned-last-will on her kitchen table before she went to the hospital for the first time, stating "My neighbor Mary is adopting my dog." So it was.

Ann and Kosmo greet a Weimaraner fan
THE DOG'S GRIEF - Mary said that she knows the dog has been grieving and seems to be aware of the passing of Connie. She said that the tiny dogs eyes had streaks of tears for 2 weeks, and the little dog can't cuddle closely enough to Mary. Yes, dogs grieve, just as they do when another pet dies. One thing I've learned from pet spirits (yes, to some it would sound crazy) is that they want us to get another dog and give him/her the love that was given to them.

NEIGHBOR'S SPIRIT INFLUENCES A WIN - The other woman (I'll call Betty) who was there with Mary didn't have a dog. But Betty noted that all of Connie's (the late neighbor) feral cats had come into her yard when Connie passed (and there was no food outside anymore) looking for food. Betty said she began to feed them and there were several. Just before she came to the Pet Expo, she was trying to figure out how she would afford cat food for many feral cats! THAT'S WHEN CONNIE'S SPIRIT STEPPED IN - Spirits have a way of influencing us to do things for our
Feeding feral cats
benefit. Betty and Mary both said they weren't planning to come to the Pet Expo, but decided last minute "as if being pushed" (said Mary). When they got there, Mary needed to hear how I talked about a spirit's influence on our decisions. So did Betty. As soon as they arrived, they heard about a Karaoke contest and entered it singing "Cats in the Cradle."  
   So, I asked what happened. Betty said "We won $1,000.00 worth of cat food, can you believe it?"
   Yup. THAT'S EXACTLY how spirits work. Connie's spirit pushed Mary and Betty to the expo knowing that Mary needed to know about influencing spirits and the grief the little dog was showing was real. Betty needed to be able to afford to feed Connie's feral cats and now she can.
   BOTTOM LINE: Next time you think people (or pets) on the other side can't influence you for the better, they can.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next