DOG = GOD / GOD = DOG!: A Dog Speaks Up About The Quality of Love Possible Between Pets & Humans:


Lisa Mark writes: “We can understand the grief of a beloved pet. My husband and I have always had four- legged children by choice. I have actually cried more over my beloved dogs than I have over relatives that have passed away. Ok admit it! Most of you probably have too!!!! My husband and I lost our beloved 13yr old shep/ lab mix in April. Ace had been a diabetic for 1.5 yrs; went blind in Feb of 2012 and, in January, this year, he went into chronic kidney failure. After 11 weeks, he lost his battle.

But not before his job here was done, so I’ve heard people say.

When Ace passed away, everyone he loved and all who loved him were there!!! I’ m not sure if I cried more because he passed away or because he was so loved. Maybe both. To say he was loved was an understatement.  That’s why he fought so long and hard,  and why we fought for him!!!!!! All of our dogs were so loved!!!!! They all lived to be a ripe old age. It’s never long enough!!!!! I’m really having a hard time getting over this one. No new pup yet….not ready! I’ m sure we’ ll know, just as we knew when Ace came into our life!!!!!

GOD=DOG for a reason!!!!”  (In our Spanish Translation,  Lisa’s equation will be lost, so I hope that I can preserve her meaning this way: G.O.D. = D.O.G. / D.O.G. = G.O.D.


Oh, my Holy Spirit! Our blog on this website about Pet Reincarnation has produced another comment. This time, Lisa Mark has written a beautiful tribute to her dog, Ace, and to the unusual quality of love that he both demonstrated and inspired in others. Do You wish to say anything about this magical quality that some animals can teach us?
“I don’t have any specific comment from Ace, as We sometimes get from other animals whose owners write in. But, let Me say something to Lisa about these feelings that she and her husband have about their pets, who are children to them. This is a very rare quality, actually, among the Human Race, and these people do tend to exhibit a higher sort of grief when they lose a pet than most humans do when the end of life comes, even for a very well-loved family animal.
Our dear friend, Fawn Germer, is also one of these special animal lovers, who will have a very hard time when Louie, her darling pitbull, now way up in years but still very young-acting, finally must leave her without him. Linda! I am here with Ace now and he has a message for Lisa and her husband:”
“Mom & Dad! Don’t worry so much. I am fine and I love you so much! I just couldn’t extend that body any longer. But, it’s okey-dokey, because you have to have another one to love. We don’t have any problems with jealousy Up Here, so don’t feel that it’s disloyal to feel just the same kind of passion for your new baby as you did for me. Humans tend to wonder what we will think because they pretty much feel our living spirit often in their presence and they don’t want to hurt our feelings.
But you see, we are limited by bodies that don’t last much more than fifteen years, maximum, and there’s nothing that animal or man can do to change that. So, we pack a lot into our quality of life and we sure know how to love, double and triple time! The secret is to find the right human combination so that they will elevate themselves into the category of such powerful lovers who can inspire us to go into that overdrive, of which we are all capable, but which only a small percentage of us get to experience on Earth. Every day, I thank my lucky stars for finding the right match!
So, tell these people who love their animals like this, not to worry at all. They have also developed that ability to bond with some selected humans, if they are fortunate enough to have the right kind of human present in their life, as well. I think that, maybe, they worry about themselves and this deep well of grief that is showing up in them, as their dear animals, and these very rare individual humans begin to leave them alone on the planet.
It’s a shame that you can’t adopt a baby human to fill the hole left by a departed spouse, parent or child. But, that’s not the way it works among people. It IS the way it works between humans and their pets. But, Lisa, you are right. You will know when and who to adopt and then, you should feel completely free to love your heart out, again and again, with a new little loving bundle of fur.
I congratulate you, Lind Layli, for taking such good care of Pippi, in Cape Town, South Africa. He was happy to get Up Here with me because, though he was only five-years-old, he missed his mommy, Norma, and was so glad when she came home to him. Because of that separation, when she went to the U.S. and Canada, he discovered that she was getting too attached and might not survive a separation if they stayed together another ten years. It is very hard for both sides to say goodbye, but it was a good idea for Norma to learn that she can survive anything and now, she has two little Teacup Yorkies to learn how to love just as much. That’s a learning curve, in itself, because hearts get into a habit very quickly and very comfortably and it feels like they get ripped out when separation comes into the picture.
All people who can love like this are very, very special people and though they cry a lot when death intrudes, they also pile up many seconds, minutes, hours, days and years with loving, kissing, cooing, petting, walking, grooming, scratching, laughing, talking, cuddling…. the list goes on and on…. which they never even quantify for themselves when, suddenly, it all goes on the shelf and all they THINK they have left is an old, worn-out dog or kitty-cat collar.
Wonderful memories, but so painful now that they lose their place when the tears begin again! That’s all okay. They’re only human, after all!
I love you, Mommy Lisa! Don’t worry, it’s all gonna’ be okay!

About Linda J. Brown

Linda is a solo around the world traveler, having slowly explored the world's two hemispheres. A third trip around the equator has just begun, planned to last at least four years. After living for a year in the spiritual and beautiful town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, she has transferred to the beautiful and spiritual town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Feeling honored that the mysterious Hurricane Patricia paid her a call during her first week; she is none-the-less, eternally-grateful that this "worst hurricane in human history" decided to leave the planet alone, after all.
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