Laura LOVED dogs. She spent the last 4 years of her life photographing them and took up grooming so she could spend extra hours playing with her furry friends. ‘All I had to do was love them. I didn’t have to be special. I didn’t have to have a great resume or anything for them to accept me and love me back,’ she said.
Last week I met Molly, one of Laura’s favorite dogs. Molly placed her head in my lap and looked as if she was giving me her condolences. Her mum Karen says she is an empath and has seen apparitions of Laura around the house. These are photos of the pair when they first met and fell in love.
Many Buddhists (Dr Jean Houston, for instance, who wrote the book Mystical Dogs) think our pooches are our spiritual guides. My own first love, an English cocker spaniel Ben was certainly intuitive. He always knew the moment I was about to come home and would launch from the front door into my arms. He also knew before I did who was friend or foe. The afternoon Laura went unconscious in the hospital, one of the ‘caring canine’ healing dogs walked in for a visit, took one look at Laura and turned away. He knew not to disturb her and came to me instead and put his head sorrowfully in my lap.