What was waking up my animals?
I thought you might enjoy a good story for Halloween. It’s in my bestseller, Peace in Passing: Comfort for Loving Humans during Animal Transitions.
A while ago, I woke up in the middle of the night because the dogs and cats were crying, barking and acting agitated. That’s usually a sign that someone is visiting. In my mind’s eye, I saw the letters SARGE written with white chalk on a black chalkboard.
It’s my father-in-law
I asked who was in the room and realized it was my father-in-law, Charlie, who had passed on! He was looking for his dog, Sarge who was still alive.
Charlie used to sit on the back porch of his house in Charlottesville, VA with his dog, Sarge. Something they both enjoyed. But his wife, Betty, decided it was time to sell the house and move in with her daughter’s family in Staunton. So when Charlie went to his house, Sarge was gone. I told Charlie to go to Diana’s house, that Betty and Sarge had moved there. Once I did that, the animals quieted down.
Sharing the story with Betty
When I told Betty this, she wasn’t surprised. She had seen Charlie sitting with Sarge on the back porch after Charlie passed. We both laughed when we realized Charlie wasn’t looking for his wife – he was looking for his dog!