Back in 2009, my 12 year old English Bulldog had passed away. I had just gotten out of school for the summer and of course we were all devastated! Her and I grew up together and I was only a year older than her. She had such an amazing and funny personality that she was very hard to forget. She had a collar that was purple with paw prints and we lost it about a month or two before she passed. I know she didn't mind though, that wasn't her favorite collar and my mom always thought she hid it. We also have a towel closet outside of my room and she would always lean against it and the closet would make a certain noise. She would sit against that closet at night and she wouldn't go to bed until I fell asleep. I feel like she did it to protect me and keep me safe until I fell asleep. I heard that certain noise for a few weeks after she passed.
About a day or two after she passed, my mom and I were watching tv. My mom had left to do something and I was just focused on the tv. When my mom came back she picked up a collar and said "Where did you find this?" I looked at her confused. I told her I didn't move it and that I didn't even know where that came from. It was in the middle of the floor! The same collar that we had lost.
A free a week or two after she passed, I had a dream of me crying in the back yard by my her grave. She flew down from the sky and licked my face then flew back up. The common noises of the towel closet stopped. Every now and then I will hear that same towel closet noise and it's always when someone in my house is having a hard time.