My Dog Gus

It is amazing how childhood memories return when you least expect them to!   We moved from England to Brasil when I was seven years old.  I spent my formative years from seven to seventeen in Petrópolis, located in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

When I was 13 years old I shared a room with my younger sister.  I remember that my bed was to the right of hers.  I woke up in the middle of the night and much to my surprise I saw my dog Gus jump on to the foot of the bed.  Gus had disappeared several months before and therefore presumed dead.  He came towards me and I was so happy to see him.  I stroked his head for a moment or two then he simply vanished into thin air.  As I turned over to go back to sleep I thought to myself ‘how lovely he has come to say goodbye’ then I fell asleep.

When I woke up the next morning I never gave it another thought nor did I tell anyone about it.  I do not know why I did not say anything because I know that my parents would have been fine with it.  But that could be said about most of my childhood!

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3 thoughts on “My Dog Gus

  1. Sheila Hicks

    This is pretty much what I have always believed. I can tune myself into their dimension. Can’t wait to go there.

  2. Claudia leger

    What an absolutely beautiful memory. Both of my parents came to me in dreams after they passed. Both let me know they were happy and well. It filled me with relief and love. There is so much to learn-and un learn. We are going to be busy. It’s great to know we have loved ones waiting for us and helping us navigate what is coming Thank you for sharing so much light, Cynthia.

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