My dear girl passed away 3 weeks ago at the age of 14. She was very close to me and we shared the same bed. I used to take care of her daily hygiene whilst the housemaid was responsible for the food, etc. She has been very ill in the last month of her life. I once told her "if you are ready to go, please go, I'm OK with that, but please do come and see us." I thought she replied" I'll be with you".
On the 3rd day after she died, in the middle of the night, I could vaguely smell her, as if she was just sitting very close to me. I woke up and it was just passed 4 am. She was cremated on the 5th day and we had a little family gathering beforehand, so that everyone could pay their last respects and say their prayers. I took her usual towel and cleaned her for the last time (though I know the pet funeral organizer had already washed her). Surprisingly, there was still a little bit of faceas stuck to her tail. May be that's what the smell was about 2 nights ago?
On the 7th day, I thought I saw her sitting on the bed looking at me, where she used to sleep. It was also just after 4 am.
The Chinese has a saying that the Deceased would come home to see his family on the 7th day after death. If what I have experienced so far was really Jojo coming home, then she has come back more than once. Not sure if it's just my imagination or I was just dreaming. I do talk to her (her photo by my bedside) every night. I'd hope to see her more be it my imagination or just a dream. I miss her dearly.