Kathy’s Tail

Kathy’s Tail – A Comforting Visit From Beyond

It is not unusual for people to have a conversation or to have a visit from a departed beloved nonhuman friend. Sometimes these visits are often bittersweet.  Many people have a belief system that prescribes “getting over” or “recovering” from both pet and people losses. Sometimes we adjust but never really forget or recover. People continue with their daily routines, seeking dreams, identifying personal strengthens and weaknesses, traveling to new places, traveling in our minds. Through it all, we remember them. Kathy lost a beloved golden retriever named Duncan. Toward the end of his life he hobbled and seemed to have great difficulty walking. Kathy took Jim to the vet and learned that he had a tumor in his pelvis. Not wanting to witness him suffer, she took Duncan to the vet for the last time to say goodbye. It was a difficult goodbye and an equally difficult adjustment that followed putting him down. she thought about him every day, and many times during the day.

Empty House

The first few weeks were difficult for her and her family. The house felt empty without Duncan and Kathy thought about him everyday. Several months after he passed away, Kathy was vacuuming her bedroom carpet when she heard the outdoor wind chimes move that Duncan loved to watch. There was no wind and she wondered how they could move. Kathy was convinced that Duncan was there with her. She continued vacuuming with tears in her eyes as she thought about her beloved friend. Kathy left the room to do some cleaning in the kitchen. She returned to the room and there in the middle of the carpet that she had just vacuumed was a lock of hair that looked just like Duncan’s hair!! Now Kathy was ever so sure that Duncan was visiting her!! She would later tell people that she found this visit comforting!!


  • Антон Павлович

    March 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    It is not unusual for people to have a conversation or to have a visit from a departed beloved nonhuman friend. Sometimes these visits are often bittersweet…..

    В этом что-то есть. Раньше я думал иначе, большое спасибо за информацию….

  • Reggie Capuano

    June 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hola thanks to you for the previous post. It was very revealing.

  • Sulema Kirt

    September 21, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Jim Rohn~ Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

  • Rubye Rodi

    July 30, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Have you ever considered publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

  • Faye Pietrokowsky

    July 8, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Hi! I just saw your comment. I apologize for not responding much earlier. I am now just learning how to use this website blog. Yes, many people have conversations with departed loved ones. Many people have visits as well form people and animals who are no longer with them. One can, in my opinion, have a very rich and vibrant relationship with someone who is no longer on this plane.

  • Faye Pietrokowsky

    July 8, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Jim! Great observation. Discipline speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Sorry to have taken so long to respond to you. I have had computer problems and am just learning how to use the blog.

  • Faye Pietrokowsky

    July 8, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Hi Rubye! First, I apologize for not answering you a long time ago. I have had computer and website problems and am just now learning how to use my blog. Yes, I would be interested in writing for other websites. Thanks for asking.

  • Faye Pietrokowsky

    July 8, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Hi Reggie! thanks for your comments. I am very late in responding to you- computer and website problems. Am a slow computer user.

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