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Sweet Ghost Dog


I'm not quite sure if this took place in Alaska or not, actually, but this is a story that my Grampa told me. (And no, it's not fake. He said it actually happened to him.) One day, quite early in the morning, my Grampa woke to the sound of a dog barking. When he opened his eyes, and looked around, he saw a ghostly looking lab (I believe he said it was) sitting by his bed, still barking at him.

He told the dog to go home, and he went to bed, the dog disappearing. He obviously wasn't affected with the fact it was a ghost but... Eh.

A week went by, and the dog kept appearing, barking at him. Every now and then, Grampa would wake up to the dog gone, but it was still barking.

After a while, he decided to go to my Grammy, and asked her what he should do. I guess my Grammy is (or was) someone who could see, and talk to ghosts and such on a regular basis. Well, after he asked her, she told him next time he saw the doggy, to ask it what was the matter.

And so, the next morning, my Grampa woke to the dog barking again. He followed my Grammy's advice, sitting up and looking at the dog. He then asked it "What's the matter little fella?" The dog then responded - like, actually talked - telling his story of why he was there.

The little guy was looking for help. When he was alive he had a master and best friend who was a young girl. He loved to play with her, and one of the games he played was to hide her toys. He had recently hidden one of her favorite toy dolls in some woods near by, and saw that the little girl was upset because she couldn't find it anywhere.

He was going to go back and get it, when he was run over by a truck, and killed. So, he asked if my Grampa could go and get the doll, and return it for him. My Grampa accepted, and the dog said that he had hid it under a maple tree.

That day, my Grampa went into those woods, and just as the ghost hound said, right under a maple tree - the only one in miles in those woods - was a little toy doll. Grampa picked it up, and went back to return it to the girl.

After he had done so, the next day, Grampa woke up to the ghost dog again, only he wasn't barking this time. Grampa told the dog that he had done what was asked, and returned the doll to the little girl.

The dog thanked him, and disappeared, and was never seen again after that day.

I think the story is very sweet, and so is that nice dog. I've told many of my friends it, and seeing as my Grampa is disabled and can't tell it himself, I'd share it all with you on here.

It just goes to show that not all ghosts are bad. Sometimes you just need to ask them what's up, so you can help them move on.

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vanlewie232711 (1 stories) (42 posts)
10 years ago (2013-12-06)
❤ this is an old story but I am new here and catching things up. I very seriously do think in my heart and mind that animals are spiritual and can not be evil just trained badly and because of having several pets that were rescue pets have dealt with mental dogs that spent many years abused, neglected and one was tortured almost to death when she came to me I saved her yes keeping her outside due to smell until she was better and I have yet to have another pet as sweet as she was! So do pets go to heaven yes they most certanily do including those animals that are trained badly to do evil things. I feel very strongly that GOD sees them as blessings to his humans and deserve a better after life than us that treat them so horrificly I will not imagine that my precious angels are anywhere other than waiting for me on the other side on rainbow bridge fighting albiet friendly whom I loved more! Bless your gramps for having the heart to assist that angel in fur and you for telling this... 😁
quixoticqt (5 stories) (104 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-29)
YES! I was wondering if pets made it to the other side. I only say this because my kid had a cat that died not to long ago. I keep telling her that (the cat's a girl) she went to "cat heaven."
Cute story. Made me feel like I wasn't truely lying to my kid now.
LOL OMG I wonder if it works for fish as well... If it does I'm going to have a lot of gold fish waiting for me.

EmeraldAngel (4 stories) (319 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-12)
That's such a sweet story I pray where ever that sweet dog is I hope its in peace. My dog P.J had died two years ago of cancer and I have a feeling he's watching over me. I wasn't that close to him but I know he loved me. No offense but I am kind of skeptical about that story but I'm not to judge what someone else believes in. I send blessings~Katherine~ ❤
Brownie09 (6 stories) (293 posts)
16 years ago (2008-09-14)
That is a sweet story, I am sorry that the dog got hit by a truck while trying to go back and get the toy. At least he was able to tell your grandpa where the toy doll was, so he could take it to that little girl, and finally get the toy doll like the dog was doing when he got killed and was able to get the toy doll back to the little girl. 😊
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-02)
it is a cute story. Sounds some what like an urban legend, but cute none the less.

God Bless
templer_knight (1 stories) (14 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-01)
That's a sweet story. Spirits have a way of communicating, even, it seems, if they're not human spirits.

It's sad that the dog was killed, and sadder, in my mind, that it couldn't get the message directly to its girl.
Patch (3 stories) (91 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-01)
I agree that it's a sweet story, but I also have a bad time believing that your grandfather literally talked to the dog, but that's just my opinion.
againsarahan (34 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-30)
I loved this story. That dog could teach more of us how to honor trust and obligations. Thanks for writing.
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-30)
Muuahh,you'd tell your pure nephew a bedtime story involving a ghostly dog who speaks? No wonder why kids have such a hard time sleeping 😜
muahh (53 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-28)
awww I'm not andres hahaha it's andrea

lol I'm sorry to be double posting 😜

❤ andrea
muahh (53 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-28)
Something I'd probably tell my nephew before he goes to bed... It's funny and cute 😊

Hope your grandpa feels better...😳

❤ andres
Biemaster (7 stories) (192 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-28)
Aww so sweet and at the same time, so sad! I felt really sad about the part when the dog got ran over by a truck! I felt so sad. Nice story though!
cupcake10132 (4 stories) (193 posts)
16 years ago (2008-05-28)
Adorible, maybe your grandpa could read the dog's thoughts. I love it! Thanks for sharing!
Martin (602 posts) mod
16 years ago (2008-05-27)
I have a hard time with this one but I'm willing to wait and see what others think. It's pretty cute though.

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