Written by the Caretaker
Many stories have been written and told that deal with pets and ghosts. A lot of stories are about pets who have come “back from the grave” to interact with the living.
I once read about a returning soldier who was saved from drowning by his old faithful German Shepherd. He had to walk the last few miles to the house. It happened to be very dark in a strong wind and rain storm. Along the way he was met up by his old dog. That dog showed up just as he was about to cross a bridge and did everything it could to stop him. He eventually gave in and followed the dog up to the next bridge went across and headed on home. Somewhere along the way the dog disappeared. He assumed that it had went on home.
After he had been home for a few minutes he asked about the dog. His family members told him that the dog had died long ago. Then the next day he learned that the bridge he had planned to cross had been washed out in the storm. If he had walked out onto that bridge in the pitch black storm he would surely have drowned.
What really happened here? Did a dog actually come back as a ghost? If so how did the dog know that it needed to show up that night? The thing I really love about all these ghost stories is that they make you think. No one truly knows what the “other side” really is. Hence no one fully understands the nature of ghosts, but when we read these stories we can get hints and glimpses of real ghosts. We can recognize common threads and be better able to put together the puzzle that will answer the question, “What is a Ghost?”.
One story we have here tells about a Ghost Cat who came back to visit his former owner, an eight year old girl.
If you would like to read a much more detailed story about how a ghost dog saved a man’s life read Are Pets Able to See Ghosts?