We lost our Westie Tigger to bladder cancer at age 8 1/2, October 11, 2007.
Since we lost Tigs, I’ve had little “happenings”, but nothing big. Seeing a flash of white dog out of the corner of my eye (when Pooh’s nowhere close to me), feeling a “bed bounce” like when Tigs used to jump up to be with me, etc.
First of all, let me say that I rarely remember dreams. Well, one night about 5 months after we lost her, at first I didn’t realize I was dreaming….I was sleeping on my back when I felt the “bed bounce” and like I always did, I mumbled “Hi, Tig-Tigs” and patted the bed. The next thing I knew I felt her climbing over me to get on my chest….I felt her kissing me over and over while I rubbed her belly and back like I always did when she snuggled with me. It was so REAL!!!! Before I knew it, I woke up to find myself on my side in the same position as when I went to bed….and realized it had been a dream.
When I first got up in the morning, I didn’t remember it (like I said, I usually don’t remember dreams) but then while I was getting ready in the bathroom, I started to call our other Westie Pooh Bear in to see me when it all came rushing back. I knew I couldn’t call and tell my husband or e-mail anyone right then, because I knew I’d get all emotional so I decided to wait until that night to share the story.
At first, when I woke up, I remember feeling so sad that it was a dream….but now I realize what an amazing gift she gave me. I don’t know why she chose that time ….maybe to assure me that the pupper she’s chosen for us is coming….to be patient. I don’t know…..
All I know is it felt SO wonderful to hold that sweet girl again…..