I have included a post I wrote on Friday, 21st November, which may give you a little comfort. I believe what happened to me was a sign from my adorable Solly. I called the post "The paw print, the rose bush, the robin, and the tree." Have a look and let me know your feelings. What I would say is when you get a sign, you just KNOW! My thoughts are with you.
Here is the post:
"Yesterday, I received a memorial stone for my beloved Solomon in the shape of a paw print. I have his ashes at home, but wanted to buy something to place under the rose bush in the garden, one of Solly's favourite spots, and the last place he lay before his final trip to the vet on 22nd September when I said goodbye.
I lay the stone under the bare rose bush; the day was brisk, but the sun shone brightly.
As I got down on my haunches to touch the stone, and spoke to my handsome friend with tears flowing freely, I heard a little tweet. I looked up to see a robin perched on the fence under the bush, it's breast a beautiful shade of red. It was the first robin I have seen this year. The bird was looking at me, cocking its little head, seemingly keeping me company and offering comfort. I felt a warmth in my gut and a little tingle down my spine. The tears stopped as I felt sure this was a sign. My beautiful Solly telling me all was well with his world. He is happy, free, loving his life, loving his owner. He is near me and always will be. He will never forget me, as I will never forget him.
I lightly touched the stone with my fingertips and stood up, fresh tears streaming down my face. As I did so, the robin flew to another part of the fence to sit under a bare tree with no leaves. This particular tree is another favourite spot where Solly used to lay. The happiness inside me grew as I watched my cute feathered friend hopping along the fence, his gorgeous red breast so striking, his tweets, joyous. The sobbing stopped again. Then off he flew, over the garden shed. It was as if he were waiting for me to stop crying.
I went out into the garden half an hour later and there was another robin (or the same one, that's what I think). First of all, he was under the rose bush and then once again, he flew under the tree. I verily believe – as crazy as it may sound – that the appearance of the robin was a sign from Solly, offering me his special friendship and unconditional love that he had given me for 11 years and 8 days.
This is the engraving on the paw print. If I can upload a picture, I will do, although I think the pic may be too large to upload.
My deeply missed, faithful best friend
Eternally in my heart
Forever by my side
Loved, treasured ... never forgotten"
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Jack LemmonSolly, Gonzo, Daisy-Mae, Ebony, Jerry, Tigger, Bonnie, Suzy, Cleo, Spike, Sooty, and Tibby – dazzling lights that will never fade. Adored, cherished, I was privileged to know you all. Until we meet again, my beautiful babies. Bowls of love and cuddles, your ever-loving, devoted Mummy xxxxxxxxxx