I've had losses where the person or animal shows up in my dreams, sometimes every night for a week. But I've also experienced losses where that did not happen. When it doesn't happen, I feel a little bereft, especially when another family member does experience a dream, vision, sign, etc of the lost loved one. Maybe sometimes it is so subconscious that we literally can't recall it, even though it happened. Earlier this week I lost my 12 year old cat, Josie. She hasn't shown up in my dreams yet. Strangely, though, I went for a walk a couple days after her death and found a little piece of paper with 8 hearts drawn on it in pink ink! Before Josie died, I had 8 cats! I'm generally not superstitious, but I had to keep that piece of paper!
Beloved One, you were ill, but you were not alone. I was with you. The beloved dead awaited you. You moved from love into love, carrying with you only love. I sent my love to travel with you and open up the way.