My rat terrier Chihuahua Barkley passed away unexpectedly from complications from a surgery. He was only 9. … The week of his passing my wife and I frequently broke down in tears as we were reminded of fond memories and locations in our house where he would do particular things. One place he was happiest was just laying in the bed with us, curled up next to one of us. That was one of his favorite things to do.
That following Sunday, early in the morning, I dreamt that I was laying in my bed, and suddenly I felt Barkley use his muzzle to force my arm out of the way like he used to do so often. While laying on my left side in bed in the dream, he nudged my right arm from behind forcefully, and very much in a way that said “it’s me.”
I felt his head, his body, and his personality in the sensation of this happening. He climbed over my side once I moved my hand, and circled in front of my midsection before laying down with his back touching me. I felt the heat, the personality, HIM, in all of this, but he was not there. It was everything but him there. In my dream, I began to cry, and reached for him to see if he was there, but he disappeared. I woke up with a headache, and laying in the same position I’d dreamt I was in.
— Glen, Texas
My dog Turbo was 11 years old and passed away October 12, 2015. I had Turbo since he was 6 weeks old. He died at home in his sleep one night while I was at work after being sick for a couple of months. For days and nights after his passing, I would hear the doggie door open and close on its own. My boyfriend thought I was hearing things till he finally heard it too. On our way home from getting Abbie, we were discussing how Turbo use to sit in my lap in the car when I drove. My boyfriend said ‘that’s kinda dangerous’, and then out of no where we heard Turbo’s bark as clear as it could be driving 65 mph down a highway with no other dogs in sight. We then started hearing him more and more around the house, and the doggie door would open and close on its own without wind, especially at night. Continue reading
Old dog pet ghost.
Old dog pet ghost breathing: This is a true event that happened in 1988.
My parents old dog and I were born around the same time in 1977. This dog and I were very close. In 1988 the dog became sick and had a raspy breathing sound for three days before it died on the family room floor with us by its side.
“I could hear that raspy breathing.”
A few days after its death we were all in the family room and I could hear that raspy breathing sound for probably a minute. It was clear as day. I remember it like yesterday and remember thinking “This proves spirits are real.”
The weird thing is, my mom and sister were in the room too and they couldn’t hear it. After that I never heard from that dog again. It must have been a goodbye.
I’ve never experienced any direct paranormal event with a deceased person, just my old dog.
— Ray, Michigan
Cat spirit returns to the United Kingdom: A few days ago I had a nap of about 10 minutes and when I awoke, blinked to clear my sight, much to my amazement I saw my beloved cat sitting and staring at me. As I watched in total shock he just faded! This is the very first time I have experienced such an incident. I’m hoping he will return!
— Patricia, UK
Thanks for your story, Patricia. You’ll find many more like it right here on DreamWatch, true paranormal.
Animal ghosts linger in Manchester, England
A presence in my home: After moving into a new flat in Manchester I was waiting for my stuff to be delivered. I camped on floor for the first night in a sleeping bag, whilst I lay there I felt a spider’s web land on my face. This scared the life out of me.
Prayers for restless spirits
About a month later after getting settled I was in bed when I heard what sounded like a very big dog cross the floor and I felt what I believe was its head rub down my arm! It scared me half to death. I got my Bible and asked God to help this ghost pass over.
I have felt a presence in my home
A few weeks later I felt what seemed like a puppy jump on my bed. I repeated my prayers. I have felt a presence in my home on many occasions since. About a year has passed and I haven’t had another incident.
— Phil, England
Thanks for your story, Phil. Your encounters with animal spirits are similar to many examples submitted to this site. You’ll find them in our archive category: Pet ghosts, animal ghosts.
The day after I had to put my Westie Tassi Tara down I saw her spirit! I was walking out of a room that has a step down. I looked out of my front door and off to my right I saw a white cloud type apparition floating above the step that she was always laying on. When I looked back she was gone. I told no one that I know about this thinking my grief was so bad that I was imagining things now.
However, about a week after her passing my mother came up to me and said “you might think I’m nuts but I swear on my life that I saw Tassi Tara the day after she passed away.” She described what she saw and it was exactly the same thing and place that I had seen and I got chills (good ones). That’s how I knew for sure that my angel Tassi Tara was ok in doggy heaven. I think she came back to us just long enough to let us know she was ok.
— Michaella, Ohio