Abbey The Dog And A Letter To God

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

I had been reading along the way the last couple of years many friends who had lost their family dog or their family cat and how saddened they had been by that experience. Until you go through it yourself you don't really realize how much that furry being means in your life with their supreme kindness and undying faithfulness and loyalty to you and so much unconditional love they give to you. A friend I know who recently lost his buddy, Trooper, sent the story below along looking at this situation through a child's eyes in a letter to God and an unexpected reply from the Post Office that I thought I would share with you all. Those "furr balls" are truly little miracles of life in our lives. We miss them so much when they are gone.

Abbey The Dog

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought that we could, so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? Abbey died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. 
I'm happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith, addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven.

That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had. Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it.

Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.'

Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey and Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in Heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away. Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need bodies in Heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I'm sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by. Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.

By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is love.

Love, God

 

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Sad that this person is trying to pass this 2006 story off as his own without crediting the actual people involved... Shameless self promotion 

December 03, 2012 11:03 AM
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Gary Woltal
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Liz: What are you talking about? This is a story about Meredith and her dog. It was passed along to me from a friend whose own dog also recently died. Peace.

December 03, 2012 11:45 AM
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Hi Gary,

Wonderful story and I suspect your daughter healed faster too. I still miss my 2 girls, Princess and Snowy, who passed on at 15 yrs old in 2009. I have 3 little rescue dogs now and love them dearly but still miss my other 2. I hope my dogs are with my mother and father now.  Great Post!

January 03, 2013 07:52 PM
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Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL

Hi Gary,  What a wonderful story that is!  I had tears and goose bumps.  I miss my three girls who have passed on and are at the bridge now.   We have two great dogs but we never forget the others.  Thanks for posting this!

March 07, 2013 06:55 PM
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This is a true story with a few  artistic changes... http://www.snopes.com/glurge/abbey.asp

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