Yeah Baby! I can't wait to pet my Willow again! I love the Rainbow bridge poem and don't care that ministers have told me that animals have no soles.
Dana Paul Niswonger
Living Life to It's Fullness
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 1:13 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Dreaming
In 1987 we had our first pet lab mix put to sleep after she was discovered to have advanced liver cancer at just over ten years old. About four days later I dreamed she came back to let me know she was very happy now, no more pain, no aches, and lots of fresh air, and such.
We then adopted a collie about a year later and had her for several years, she had a massive seizure or stroke, and died and a few days later she too came with our first dog to tell me they were both happy and best friends. Only a few months later we had to put down our 15-year-old Corgi mix and about four days later she was in my dream with the other two dogs and they were happy, tail-wagging puppies, having the time of their lives. I became acquainted with the Rainbow Bridge poem about that time so it was a nice place to think of them.
When Smokey, our lab who had a neurologic disorder in her head and face which eventually made her unable or unwilling to swallow much was also diagnosed with pneumonia and the vet kept telling us she was only nine and that she was still wagging her tail and we should do everything possible for her, including giving her shots at home,, but she kept getting worse no matter what we did, going from about an 80 pound dog to about 50 pounds in less than a month, we really wanted her to go to Rainbow Bridge.
I got the poem off the internet, put it on the Braille Note, and took it in to one of her favorite places to lie down. She was there. I sat down, next to her, read her the poem, talked to her about all the freedom from her pain she would find there and the four other doggies we had sent to Rainbow bridge over the past 20 years. I told her that we loved her, that we knew she loved us but if she felt it was her time we would understand if she wanted to go to Rainbow Bridge.
She was so very tired, but she licked my hand once and sighed. She fell asleep and I left and about ten minutes later she made a strange sound and was gone.
She too visits me occasionally in dreams to tell me how happy she is now.
She along with the others are up there waiting for us I think.
Rose Combs rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx
-----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paula Waby Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 10:17 PM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Re: Dreaming
I have been listening and reading with great fascination about people's dream experiences. Many of mine sound quite similar to yours, Mary. In particular, I used to have and sometimes still do have dreams where I am falling. Mostly they're when in a plane, but I recall one when I was falling
backwards off a swing. I have lots of dreams about rushing somewhere that I know I'm not going to make. These seem to be centred around schools or work places. I'm usually packing and running late and get really stressed about the timeframes. I have lately started having dreams where I'm a passenger in
a car and the driver is passing another driver. The engine is revved up really high, we're going really fast, and I am terrified that we are going to be hit head-on. I know that often these sorts of dreams signify other stuff going on in one's life but I'm not sure what these ones relate to. I'm
blind in these dreams. I lost all my sight by the age of two years and never
dream in colour or anything like that. I often am driving though or know someone across the road even though I couldn't if I didn't see. I sometimes am using my dog and it might be Enya my current Guide or Tosca my previous one. I also have lots of dreams with Tosca in them. She is no longer with me, having been put to sleep at almost 15 when her organs shut down after she developed diabetes. I really enjoy the dreams when she is present as I strongly believe it really is her reassuring me that she is happy or watching over me. Unlike many on the list who have spoken out, I do not believe in a God necesssarily but I do believe there is some sort of after-life and I am very interested in things spiritual.
Cheers Paula and Enya.