Wow. That was some dream!
Do you believe in signs, and omens? I'm wondering about something. For a week before Stripes was killed, I kept seeing a black dog (one I've never seen before) in front of my house. In the road, watching. I love dogs and have two myself but I never know about a stray, not for myself but for my other animals. I've had dogs try to get into my yard when my dogs were out and of course I always worried about Stripes. I just felt so apprehensive about this dog, just so worried. I remember thinking to myself that I had to try to make sure Stripes was safe because I didn't know whether this dog was cat-friendly. A week later Stripes was dead. And I've never seen that dog since. It's just odd because of how Stripes arrived in my life, just showed up after my Tiger's death and sat on Tiger's grave for 2 days (intermittently of course) watching the house. And how I was filled with dread seeing this black dog. Like a premonition of bad things to come.
"Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow" and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater." But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed." Khalil Gibran