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Goodbye from Hannaigah

by Judy
(Westhampton Beach, Long Island, N.Y.)

When I had the painful task of putting my beloved Doberman to sleep, I could not be comforted. This dog went to work with me every day for ten years. She came along with me no matter where I went. She was part of my ensemble, so to speak. If you saw me, you saw my Hannaigah. (pronounced: Hanna)

As the vet was about to administer the needle to put her to sleep, I whispered to her, "I love you. Wait for me." And in an instant, she was gone. My best friend was out of her misery, and my pain was just beginning.

That night, I got ready for bed and climbed in between the sheets, tearful and lonely for my dear dog. I was just about to close my eyes but was suddenly, both startled, and comforted as I felt the corner of the bed being pressed down, just as Hannaigah used to do each night before she would lay down for the night.

I believe Hanaigah was saying "Good Night" to me for the last time before going over the Rainbow Bridge.

She waits for me in the beyond.


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Jun 02, 2012
Still Waiting
by: Anonymous

I'm still waiting for my cat to visit me. I had to put my 2 year old cat to sleep because he had cancer. That cat was my best friend. We did so much together. Hard to imagine a cat being so friendly and loyal, but he acted more like a dog than a cat.

It's been almost a year since I buried him and I'm still waiting, wishing for him or his ghost to visit me. He does come to me in dreams, but never have I felt his presence on my bed or anywhere else for that matter.

However, I do think he tapped me on the back the day I buried him. I had him on the picnic table wrapped in a blanket. I had just finished digging the hole and was resting against the table with my back to him when I felt his characteristic tap-tap-tap on my back. I turned around and saw nothing except the blanket with him in it. It was a very melancholy moment.

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