Last year, we lost our dog, Buster. He's been our family pet for about 8 years. One Friday night, he suddenly became very ill and we found out that he had an enlarged heart, which caused his health to decrease dramatically. To make a long story short, we had to have him put to sleep, which really distressed my wife as she was very fond of him (she bought the dog for our son, but it was really her dog).
Buster always wore dog tags, which made a distinctive jingle whenever he moved around, and you would know when he's nearby. For the next several days after his death, the sound of his dog tags could still be heard occasionally around the house. I heard it once, very faintly, but my wife and son have heard it several times. She wanted to believe that something else was making that noise, but I would tell her that it was just Buster letting her know that he is OK and is happy.
We had the dog cremated and a week later I went and picked up his ashes from the vet. When I arrived home, my wife said that, just before she heard the garage door open, she heard the dog tags jingle again; as if the dog was letting her know that I was in the driveway. That was the last time anyone had heard Buster's dog tags. I guess that's a sign that he has moved on, now that his ashes have been brought home.
I've never heard of a pet coming back in spirit and making his presence known. Has anyone else ever had this experience with a deceased pet?