It's been a while since my first post. First of all, I'm going to tell you now that this experience isn't as mind-blowing as you might think. To us, it is quite a big deal. Although it's a small occurrence, there is quite a background story so I'm sorry if this story isn't what you're expecting.
To start, this story is about our beautiful German Shepherd, Tama, whom we had to put to sleep last night. He was an outside guard-dog who we loved unconditionally, and his outside area was practically right outside my window. He was 9 years old and not spayed so he was full of energy. We always tried keeping up with walking him but we sometimes feared to walk him because he was very vicious towards other dogs.
We tried to train him and snap him out of it but we thought our only option was to get him spayed. In our household, we aren't very wealthy so it took a while to come up with the funds for his spaying. Once we did have the funds, we planned to take him to the vets for vaccinations and his castration. I'll try and quicken the story. There's a bit I'll miss out.
The vet basically narrowed down our fantasy vs. Reality. He was a hazard to us and other dogs, as well as other people. Not to mention we had a woman in our neighbourhood who threatened to call the council and report Tama to them for barking too much. So we decided to put our baby to sleep which was extremely hard, as you could imagine.
Once we got home, my boyfriend and I went into my room to sob and hug each other. As we were both comforting each other, we heard a whimper come from outside my window. It sounded exactly like Tama's whimpers he used to do when he heard us talking. The fact that we both heard it convinced us that we're not crazy. What else could it have been? We have dogs next door to us but they were out on a walk with the owner (we had a chat to the neighbour when we got home for comfort, and as we left she took her dogs out).
I know some people might say there's an explanation but we know it was Tama. It was his home and it sounded exactly like him. We loved him so much and he'll always be in our hearts.
I'm so sorry for the long story for such a short experience.
Thank you for reading.