The dog began howling like a wolf. It was spine chilling
Type of spiritual experience
All dogs know when there has been a death somewhere, our beloved dogs howls just like this at any death in our valley - any wildlife.
A description of the experience
The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick
Michael Finch's mother was in a Macmillan unit, dying of cancer and in a coma. One night Michael left the hospital and returned home to let the dog out.
I will NEVER forget this as long as I live. At 10.45 p.m. on 12 November 1995 the dog began to howling like a wolf. It was spine chilling. I just knew that this was because Mum had died. For five minutes he howled uncontrollably and then took to his bed. The dog was a King Charles Cavalier, and in his then 12 years had never made such a deep, wild and rasping sound as that. When my father and sister returned about an hour later they confirmed my thoughts, that Mum had died at 10.45 p.m.
The source of the experience
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Observation contributed by: Neffy Limb