I haven't written anything in a very long time as nothing unusual has really happened. I have three wonderful dogs and I love them so much. But sadly on 25th June 2013 I had to put my beautiful Collie cross Labrador, Cassie, to sleep due to old age and she couldn't walk and she just got really ill towards the end. I held her when she was put to sleep and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in all of my life.
After she was put to sleep I ran outside to the car as I couldn't bear to watch the vets and my dad wrap her up in the fluffy purple blanket I gave her to be buried in. My boyfriend decided to stay over at mine's that night as he felt bad that he couldn't have said a final goodbye to her and, plus, he wanted to make sure I was going to be ok.
My dad informed me he had made her final resting place in a back road near her favourite tree she would always go to. My boyfriend and I decided to go and visit her for a while and sit there just talking to her and crying. I have never seen him cry so much as he did. I never realised he was so attached to her.
The first night without her was really hard on me. I cried and moped about the house, mainly entering the kitchen where she would sleep with my other two dogs. They noticed she wasn't there any more and my youngest dog was very whiny and acted sad as if she knew she was gone, as from the puppy stage she always thought Cassie was her mum.
Well, after a few weeks I would be in the living room sometimes by myself and I would hear dog nails tapping on the kitchen floor as if one of the dogs was in the kitchen, but usually in the summer we kept the dogs outside in the daytime in a large kennel as it was so hot. I went into the kitchen and no one was there. My other two dogs were outside. At first I thought it was just my imagination but it has happened in a few other occasions.
Other times, especially at night, I sometimes think I can hear her wining slightly in the kitchen as she would do this when she was still alive whenever she needed the toilet. Most nights when I hear this I think it may be Sasha, my youngest dog, as she whines a lot too but when I check she is fast asleep. I have noticed that sometimes she stares at the top of the kitchen where Cassie used to sleep. She doesn't bark or growl. It's more like she just stares at that exact spot. My other dog doesn't seem to notice anything, mind you. She is coming 13 so she just sleeps a lot these days.
I don't hear these all the time just only on random nights. I do have dreams where I see her a lot in them even when I haven't been thinking about her. I'm just wondering has anyone else had experiences like this where their pet has recently passed away and you still hear them even though they aren't around any more?