I’m going to share a story that I posted on my personal blog. All of this happened today:
RIP, our dearest Sunshyne
June 2009-July 24th 2012
I loved Sunshyne, she was the sweetest pit bull this world has ever seen. She was a healer, a teacher, a Spirit and a very happy dog. She is gone (in body) now. Here are some pictures of this precious Spirit who I know is now in a much happier and joyful place.
The story goes like this: my sister and niece were forced to give up their sweet pit bull dog, because their apt. complex didn’t want any pits around because of their ‘reputation’. They threatened eviction, and my sister had tried in vain to find places that took pit bulls, but nobody around here does anymore. She’d almost been evicted out of her last place for the same reason.
I was also close to Sunshyne even though I didn’t live with them. She was the first animal I ever did healing work on, during which I learned some VERY important things. She also helped heal me of some of my OCD tendencies. (A story I will tell at another time). She helped heal my sister’s broken heart.
She was an extra special animal. She not only helped my sister through one of her darkest times, but showed her unconditional love. She taught my sister more about love than anyone else so far, I think.
So today, we took Sunshyne to the animal shelter, amidst tears and fond memories. It was time. My sister had gotten another eviction notice warning.
We knew there was the threat of Sunshyne being put to sleep pretty quickly, because the shelter is full to overflowing with animals. There is a sign on the wall of the intake section saying as much. We hugged her, loved her up and finally dropped her off and left crying right around 12:10pm. At around 12:27, I impulsively checked my cell phone for the time. I suddenly knew that they had euthanized her already. And that the time of death was 12:22. I just knew all these things simultaneously. You see, earlier when we were at my sister’s apartment, before we left for the shelter, I had actually communicated with the Spirit of the dog. I was able to pass on messages from her to my sister and niece. I also asked Sunshyne’s spirit if she could let me know when she was released back into the spirit world.
And she did, alright! During the ride, right before I checked my phone, my sister and I both felt a sudden peace and calmness. I asked my sister if she felt it, and she said she did. Then right about that moment, I literally felt Sunshyne next to me – on my left side. It was almost a physical feeling but not 100% physical. More a feeling. It was the same feeling of love I got around her anytime she was around me in real life. But stronger.
I didn’t mention my knowing about the death to my sister, because she was already upset and had to go to work. She dropped me off at her apartment and I got in my car, ran an errand then drove home.
I called the shelter an hour or two later and spoke to one of the vets in the shelter and found out that yes, Sunshyne had been put to sleep, right around the time we felt the peace and the time I felt her spirit so strongly.
I know Sunshyne’s spirit is alive and free and joyful and that she is being rewarded in the heavens for such a loyal, loving, and healing life. But I am still crying my eyes out. I did have a physical attachment to her. She loved me so much and would be so excited when I came to visit and run around like a nutcase grunting with joy. She will be dearly missed, most of all by my sister, who was and is so deeply attached to her. Part of my crying is for my sister, who is hurting so badly right now.
But we’ll see her Spirit again… probably sooner rather than later. (According to our animal channeling session before we took her to the shelter).
Goodbye my dearest Sunshyne!