Friday, April 20, 2018
When angels arrive at the Bridge one of their sacred duties is, if their parents wish, to find the perfect dog to become their mom and dad’s constant loving companion. Angels know how much pain their departure caused those left behind and the only way to start healing is to fill the void they created.
There are several different methods to reach this goal. Some angels scour the Internet for rescue dogs and then slip into their dreams to explain their parents’ specific needs and see if there is a pup that meets the requirements. Others go to the puppy creation room to interview those yet to be born to see if they can sculpt their parents the perfect dog.
Shiloh has always been intune with the stars and the way of the cosmos. While she was in the mortal realm, she was known for her accurate horoscopes and when we were in a quandary many of us turned to Shiloh knowing her stargazing would lead to a solution.
It was no surprise when Shiloh eschewed all the traditional ways of finding her parent’s a new pup and relied on the constellations and planets to lead her to the perfect dog. This week Shiloh found her.
Shiloh’s mom was looking for a small to medium sized female, with an age range from puppy to young adult. While Shiloh was star gazing she looked up to see the regal name, Dakota. Then she set out to find her.
During a dream, Shiloh convinced her mom to fill out applications with three local rescue groups. Shiloh searched all the dogs connected to the rescues and found Dakota It took a little angel manipulation for Shiloh to get the people running the rescue to call her mom and tell her that “they’ had found a match for her, a 26-month-old, 14 pound Papillon mix who was, of course, named Dakota.
When we find the right dog most of us worry that something will go wrong before the new pup arrives home but Shiloh had no such concerns. She knew it was written in the stars and nothing could stop Dakota from entering her parent's lives.
And Shiloh was right. There was no cause to worry. Dakota is now at Shiloh’s house sleeping where Shiloh slept, playing where Shiloh played and taking a space in her parent’s hearts near the spot that broke when the stargazer went to the Bridge. Dakota can’t repair their hearts, but through love and good memories, she can create something new and strong on the foundation built by Shiloh’s love.
Shiloh has not stopped searching the stars for answers, but she is very grateful that the biggest question has been answered by Dakota. Every time her parents rub Dakota Shiloh can feel it, and it fills her heart with love.