10 Signs Your Pet Is Visiting You From The Afterlife
by amanda linette meder
Animal spirit spotting is not all that uncommon of an experience anymore.
In fact, many pet owners comment on receiving signs from their animal friends in the afterlife, ranging from songs on the radio to hearing the jingle-jangle of their collar from down the hallway.
Pet visitations touch everyone from even the most staunch skeptics to the everyday believer, so it's important we discuss them candidly.
Aside from the favorite childhood movie, All Dogs Go to Heaven, the idea of a pet visiting someone from the afterlife doesn't even end up on anyone's radar, until they find themselves in the position of feeling it or seeing it, for themselves. So if you're a skeptic until now, well, you're not alone.
Without further ado, here are the most common types of visitations you'll receive from afterlife pets, documented from personal experiences, client call experiences, collated from roundtable with other mediums, family recounts of events, bar talk (people get pretty loose sharing their stories when a psychic medium's around) and so on.
10 Signs of a Pet Visiting From the Afterlife
1. You hear their paws jaunting around upstairs.
2. You hear their claws on the hardwood floor in the kitchen.
3. You hear their dog collar jingle-jangle from down the hall in a ranch.
4. You hear their pant-sigh to come back inside from the back porch.
These first four are big dog signs, namely, who are known for these. Usually, they're just a stopping by to say hi and also, for the hearer of the sign, it's a sign you're clairaudient, an ability which commonly opens up after the loss.
A pet's preferred heaven is, just as it is for humans, is wherever they want it to be. In most pet's cases, this means it is often with their humans or with their other pet friends, some of whom are still living and they want to visit them, too.
5. You feel their presence curl up next to you at the foot of your bed.
This is a cat-dominant one, but dogs in the afterlife will do it, too, especially if they were known for being a snuggler.
A typical cat style visitation is where you will feel your cat curl up along the backs of your knees while laying down, at the foot of your beds, or along your back, also when you're laying down in bed. A cat in spirit and their presence can even make a physical impression in the sheets of the bed, so make sure to look for that.
Because this is such a palpable experience, this is a common visitation, particularly known for curing even the worst skeptic.
Dogs, cats, and other pets will do this (curl up next to you) generally in the first few months of the grieving process quite frequently, and then taper off these types of visitations as the healing process continues and continues.
6. You catch their presence out of the corner of your eye.
Have any hint of an old great grandmother clairvoyant of some sort?
This sixth sign could be a remnant of that, as well as a sign from them and an actual pet apparition, which happens. As it happens, also, this sign is an event of two-fold significance. A. It means you're clairvoyant and this is a hint of that coming though and - B. It's a true visitation.
Pet visitations can appear as more hologram like appearance, compared to a typical deceased person style white-ghosty like apparition.
7. You hear their song on the radio.
This is common with all types of pets, and usually, it's the song that played in the car on the way home from the vet after putting them to sleep that you'll hear or the song that you heard right after their passing. Some of us decide on theme songs for our pets, though, and if that's you when you hear your pet's theme song, this is, of course, a sign.
8. You're feeling down about their death, then get a happy thought.
Their face smiling at you. A moment you shared together.
This is a form of clairvoyant communication that animals can have with humans that is very similar to the type of telepathic communication many pet guardians have with their long-term friends while still living. See my post below for how spirit communications work in the afterlife through the psychic senses, and while it's worded for human visitations, it works for pets, too.
9. You wake up to their tweets, feeling their whiskers across your face.
Right after my father died, I woke up with the feeling of a loving parent figure brushing the hair off my forehead. These types of signs are common with animals too, sensing their presence as a wake-up call, while you're in the liminal space between wake and sleep is very common, as it's usually our most receptive and open time to sense these things.
10. You're sent a new friend relatively soon thereafter.
A stray cat appears at your door. Someone offers you to pet sit their bird. A friend needs you to foster a dog they found. These are all signs from your deceased pet, they want you to be happy again, and are personally approving of this new messenger, perhaps even coming back in spirit through them, in many ways.
The truth is, our pets love us more than we even realize.
They are the truth epitome of unconditional love and for many of us, they teach us how to love from a pure and totally elemental heart, they allow us to be ourselves and they love us anyway, and likewise, we learn how to do the same for others.
Pets are some of our greatest teachers in this life.
And such, many pets, just as they can act as our emotional guides in the current life, they continue to do so in the afterlife, many of them transitioning to spirit guides until we or someone else we love, reaches the other side. Long live the ones we love - in our hearts, in our spirits, forever in our souls.
Other Articles You May Enjoy:
- Dealing With the Loss of a Pet Bird (TheSpruce.com)
- Coping with the Loss of a Pet (HelpGuide.org)
- Animals and the afterlife: The pets who get in touch with their owners long after they've gone to the big field in the sky (DailyMail.uk)
- Helping Children Deal with the Loss of a Pet (TheSpruce.com)
- 9 Things Your Deceased Pet Wants You to Know (SarahPetrunoShamanism.com)
- Cats' Grief Over Pet Loss - Help Them Cope (TheSpruce.com)
Above links to external sites and helpful resources.
Amanda Linette Meder