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ANY PETS? July 19, 2005 5:17 PM

Did your deceased loved one have a pet?  Please let us hear about this furry friend!

Love and hugs,

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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 July 20, 2005 12:59 PM

Nice topic, Giuliana! I have an interesting story about Naomi's pet. (Get tissues)

Moses is an older dog, very sweet and friendly. (Yes, she is named Moses!) She was the only one home with Naomi when she died. My daughter and I arrived at Naomi's last breaths and Moses was in the room with her, obviously confused.

After the rush of the 911 call, the paramedics, ambulance, race to the hospital, and airlift to the big city, I returned to their house and there was Moses, still standing guard at the bedside. She was glad to see me as I took her outside into the cool night.

I wandered about the yard, sad and drained from the past few hours, and so did Moses, but she kept going over to Naomi's little pickup truck. I opened the door to take a look inside, still searching for any kind of clue as to what might have happened. Moses jumped right inside and up onto the seat! She wouldn't come out, but kept looking down at the floor of the truck repeatedly and pointedly. She'd look at me and then down at the floor and back at me. Obviously, she was trying to tell me something. Okay, let's see what's on the floor, then, I thought.

There were just a couple pieces of paper. I picked them up. They turned out to be organ donor forms that Naomi had filled out a couple days earlier. I took the papers into their house, the phone rang; it was her parents calling from the big city hospital to let me know she was declared dead. They were agonizing over hte decision of whether or not to donate Naomi's organs, and time was of the essence. What was my input, they wanted to know? I told them about the papers Moses and I had discovered, and they were so relieved! They could do this one last thing that Naomi had wanted. And all because of that remarkable dog!
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Moses July 20, 2005 3:16 PM

What a beautiful, inspirational story, Liz!  I am convinced that NOTHING happens by chance and people from the "other side" try to communicate with us the best they can...  in this specific circumstance, it seems to me that Naomi asked Moses to help her parents find out about her will...  At the right time, when they NEEDED to know!  Amazing! 

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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 July 20, 2005 5:22 PM

Yes, Giuliana, that's how I feel about it too.
I also believe that animals can communicate with us, and we with them, so there's that aspect as well. It was definately something I'll always remember, and I feel a special connection with that dear old dog. 
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 August 10, 2005 3:43 PM

Rudy loved animals. but when he was about 4 we lived in an apartment that wouldn't allow "pets" so he had snakes and lizards and cool things like that.  One time we were in the fish store and he found one of those little turtles and begged and pleaded for it.  I finally gave in thinking that how much trouble could a small turtle be, after all it couldn't live forever right?  Wellllll...I still have that darn turtle.  The people at the pet store are amazed that he has lived that long, 17 years we have had "sammy."  And I have a feeling that I will have to make provisions for him in my will LOL.  [ send green star]
 August 28, 2005 9:45 AM

Nice, little story, Karen!  It made me smile...  Despite your complaints, however, I'm sure that you DO love Sammy and would like for him to keep you company for many more years, wouldn't you?!  (Mostly for what he represents and the memories...)


Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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 August 28, 2005 11:31 AM

What wonderful stories!  for our animal friends!...with fur and without. 

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I would have liked to have one :( August 29, 2005 12:10 AM

Our family didn't have any pets, it would have been nice. After my parents where gone I was so alone. I mean I had my new family which was my cousins, aunt and uncle. But still I felt seperate. They had thier life which I just didn't feel like I belonged in and I didn't want to seem to be intruding on them. But shortly after I moved in with them I got a surprise. I went to a friends place after school, I didn't know them too well and their family was a little rough around the edges (scarey). When I got to their house this little kitten popped out from under their car and gave this sweet little meow. I petted her and when my friend came out to greet me she said that she had never saw that kitten go to anyone, including them. They told me it was an unwanted cat from one of their friends litter which had been "dumped on them". It's tail was broken at the end and it was very shy so no one wanted to take it. They had planned on having it put down because they had alot of dogs and didn't want it. I told them I wanted it and took her home. I told my aunt that it followed me home She wasn't too fond on the idea but she told me that if I could housetrain her, she could stay. Over time she has been my best friend, sure she is still a little timid but she's always there for me when I'm upset or to cuddle up to at night. Just when I needed a friend to make me feel like I wasn't alone she turned up like magic. I can't help but think somehow my parents helped me find a kitten which they knew I always wanted.

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 August 29, 2005 6:36 AM

Dear Tianna,

I believe that nothing happens by chance!  You and your kitty were lost and lonesome, that's why you found each other!  I wish the same would apply to other circumstances as well...  Perhaps it was a gift from the angels who saw you desperate...  just like the kitten whose destiny suddenly changed! 

I am an only child too, so I understand your feelings.  Relatives sometimes disappoint me, but friends rarely do!  Don't get frustrated...  YOU can select your friends and they become your family, my dear.

Oh, by the way, thanks for joining our group!

Love and prayers,

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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Tianna August 30, 2005 3:49 PM

Tianna, What a great story! You and your fur-baby definately have a special connection. I'm so glad that you found eachother at exactly the right moment. It does seem to work out that way so often... so it must be more than just mere chance.   [ send green star]
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