on july 29 2009, i had to put the light of my life to sleep. He was a pekingese and he was 17 - 19 years old. He was extremely special to me. I miss him very much. A month or so after he was put to sleep, i had this dream where i was in my foyer and when i looked out the glass door i saw him out in my grandmother's flower garden. For some reason her garden was dead. The plants were a brownish tanish color. I ran out to greet him and sat down on the sidewalk. He came up to me. He looked young again! His tail was wagging! He could hear and see in both eyes and he looked like he was smiling. I held him in my arms and hugged him. Then afterwards he turned around and walked away from me, disappearing into my grandmother's garden. I said, "No, please don't go. Don't leave me." And then he came back to me and i held him in my arms again. Every so often i have dreams of him. That was my first one. The 2nd one (which was the next night i think), i was standing out on my porch and looked out the window. It was raining. I saw under our lilac tree that he was sitting underneath it, looking at me. I ran out into the yard and i think i hugged him if i remember correctly. then i turned away for a second and when i looked back, he was gone. In my dream i waited a few days. I would go outside and call for him and he would come to me. One of the days in my dream it was sunny outside. It was summer time. I ran around the side of the house and called for him. And there he was. Tail wagging, smiling. I ran up to him and said, "Come on!" and we ran into the house. I looked for a can of dog food to feed him that hasn't already been givin to the humane society. I found one and fed him. As he was eating out of his old bowls i went out into the garage and for some reason my whole family was sitting on this huge bed in the garage. I told them, "Macho's alive! He's come back!" and i ran inside and got him and brought him out. Everybody was so happy to see him and were petting him. After that i put him back into the house so he could finish eating. Then all of a sudden i had to leave, but i don't remember where i was going. All i remember is that i was crying...bawling actually. Then i went into this strange building and i woke up. Another dream, i was in this maze like city thing with a friend. I was looking for something but i'm not sure what. Then i found my mom and she took me through the maze into some old womans basement. We went out the back door into the yard. She had all these caged animals in the back. When i looked in i saw all these dogs and cats. Then i noticed, that some of the animals were the ones i had in my family from the past. There was Tiger(my mom's old cat. i think that's why she lead me there. to get tiger back) and there was Flippy(my step mom's dog that passed away 2 months after macho did) and then...i heard this little whine. I looked down and saw Macho inside the cage, wagging his tail, looking up at me hoping that i would see him. I fell to my knees and i almost started crying. Once my mom finally opened the cage he came running out to see me and ran into my arms. I pet him, and rubbed his ears, and looked into his large brown eyes. He whimpered as i pet him. Then right before i woke up my mom said something really mean...but i don't remember exactly what it was. The last dream i had was where i had gotten a new dog, and some of my family members came over to see her. She was a black and white Borzoi dog. Her name was Grace. Then i decided to call for Macho for everyone to see. I called for him but he didn't come. I looked in my grandmother's garden, and i found him behind a plant. He didn't look right. He basically looked like a zombie...a walking corpse. I asked my step mom what was wrong with him and she said he was just transforming. I reached out to touch him but he growled at me, and tried to bite me(i was shocked. He never did that before, to anyone). I decided to leave him alone for a while. After a bit, he seemed to be back to normal, so i decided to play fetch with him with a bouqet of roses(don't ask why...i don't even know. Could you tell me?). Suddenly when threw the roses it went right there the wall of my neighbors house. It went right through it like a ghost. and macho went right after it. like a ghost. i went in to find him. my neighbor was in the shower and was having a party tonight. I finally found macho under the table in my neighbor's dining room. I tried to get him out but he wouldn't come. finally people started showing up for the party. i ended up talkin to them, although what i really wanted to do was get macho out of there. i ended up staying real late. and finally i just went home. the next morning i woke up and couldn't find grace. i ran outside and it was snowing. i screamed for her. and then all of a sudden she just popped right out of the snow, almost frozen to death. i quickly brought her inside. then i woke up. So...i'm really sorry this is so long. So does anybody know
Wow. That is all really moving and significant. This is the story of your grieving for your dear Macho. I don't know if you're Christian or not, but the Bible does talk about the spirit of animals departing after they have died. So animals do have a spirit. (you already knew that in your heart, I'm sure.) There are the different realizations that you have gone through in these dreams. From knowing he is happy now. Knowing how much he loved you. Seeing what a big part of your life and your family he was. To seeing how his body was suffering and in so much pain. You toss your bouquet of red roses to him. The ultimate symbol of love. For him. Your love forever. You can't bring him back. That's why you can't "get him out of there" at the neighbor's. And you're afraid of getting a new dog and losing her too.
this is what i think. you loved macho a lot and when u put him down, u had regrets. When i was 12, my grandpa passed away, and i was there when it happened-alone. 30 seconds before he died, he said he could see people inviting him "in" like his wife(dead) his old friends(dead) and his old cat. Some people think that when u die, god sends visions of comfortable times in your life. Maybe he sent you visions of ur dog. r u christian? the part where he was a zombie means even though u regret it, u did the right thing and u should move on because hes in a better place which is represented by the table. when he was in the cage, it showed the suffering he was in before he died.
thats what i can understand
my dog died i was very sad i had to bury him in the front yard next day i had a dream i saw him he was beautifull where he had his white fur it was glowing in white i gave him a big hug then i woke up. so i feel your pain so i red your storry very very carefully.
when you saw your dog he was on deaths ground thats why at first the dog looked so beautifull but the ground in the garden was dead. then the dog walked away from you and kept dissapearing thats when you started afterwards to see the dog sick or death like and you were even more sad.
the dog trying to tell you to let him go he is happy and beautifull in the afterlife (heaven) if you dont your the one who is going to be sad and he dont want that he wants you to remember him as the beautifull dog he is not to think of him about death and decay and cold (snow) remember as long as the dong sees that your suffering he is going to suffer to.
so the dog is gone be happy that it is in gods hands and prettier then ever death happens and you must move on till you join him in the afterlife and you will.
to make you and the dog feel better if you have a pic light a nice white (stands for purity and heaven) or red ( for love) in front of the picture
and dont worry your dog is in a better place
if you see your dog again in another dream hug him love him and when he walks away say goodbye thats what he wants
Im not reading all that but i can tell u this...dreams are not "signs" of something.People think that when they have a dream that its some sort of sign from god or something...that very rarely happens.
You gotta thinkn of ur brain like a computer...theres all kinds of information in there...your subconcious mind isnt you its your brain and your brain is actually a living thing