A Perspective on the Afterlife and Pets

Jan 14 , 2023

A Perspective on the Afterlife and Pets

A Pets Passing over to the Other Side

Some wise words written by a Medium Wendy Van De Poll

One way to consider death is to explore the notion that it is a pause between living in physical and nonphysical forms. Your pet will continue loving you and being loyal even after they continue to the afterlife in spirit form. This relationship goes beyond obligation.

You may not feel that you are sensitive enough to be aware of your pet’s presence right after death, but your pet may make its presence known to you in a quiet and reassuring way.

They can do this by giving you:

  • a brief sighting of them out of the corner of your eye or in a cloud formation;
  • a glimpse into their life by way of a dream;
  • an opportunity to hear them meow or purr; and/or
  • a feeling in your heart that they are close to you.

Common Questions Concerning the Afterlife

Question #1 — What happens when my pet dies?

When your companion dies, they move into spiritual energy or existing as a soul spirit. They exist without sickness, pain, or fear. Your pet in energy form is cherished and respected for the work they did with you on Earth, which is extremely honorable. Since they are living in spirit, their role is to prepare and transition for their next role.

Right after they die, there is a transition period that can take up to two weeks. This may be the time that you see, feel, hear, and/or sense their presence. Know that it is okay. They are just making the transition in their own way and reminding you they love you.

Question #2 — Why did my pet behave the way they did before dying?

If your pet exhibited any new behaviors days, hours, or minutes before dying, this was their way of transitioning their energy. There will be a period of time when they are in-between bodies, which means they are partly in the physical form and they haven’t quite made the full transition into death or the spiritual form.

Question #3 — Does my pet that died have a special message for me?

The answer is YES! When a pet dies, they are still contactable and often want to continue to contact their people for many years. Even though they are not in the physical body, their spirit is alive and well. You can still see, hear, or sense your pet, even if for a fleeting moment.

When they do contact you, there is purpose in that connection, so having an animal medium help you sort out this message can be helpful. You can consider your pet as your lifetime guide or guru, helping you to find peace amongst the chaos of being human.

Question #4 — Will my pet come back to live with me?

They can and they do! They will come back as an animal companion. Animals do not reincarnate as humans.

Also, parts of their “personality” can also come back as part of another pet’s personality.

A pet named Fern definitely came back to Sally years later after Fern went to the afterlife. Sally got a new dog from her local humane society. She named her Banjo and as Banjo grew and developed her personality over a few months, Sally started noticing very similar traits to Fern’s, like using her paw to push a ball while lying down. Sally had many pets, and Fern and Banjo were the only dogs that had this behavior.

Question #5 — Does my pet know that they are going to die?

Yes, they do! Pets are fine-tuned and highly evolved beings. They are part of the divine plan to help us be better human beings. They are okay with death, so when they die, it means that their work with us is complete, according to their Earth plan, and that they taught us what we needed to know.

Even though your pet knew they were going to die and entered into a new soul-spirit life, they are always accessible to you. By quieting your soul or spirit, you will be able to contact them and hear what they have to say. My clients are often calmed and relieved when they get their special messages from their dear animal friends.

Keep in Mind

Connecting with your pet in the afterlife is a healthy way to cope with your grief. Listening to what your pet has to say in spirit form will strengthen your forever bond in a new way.