The writer was also able to identify signs from her dog (over a couple of emails). In this blog, though, I'll show you exactly how specific a dog's sign can be to prove their identity.
The ORIGINAL EMAIL: Hi Rob, My good friend lost her Chica yesterday after a very sudden onset neurological type (head) event. We are in shock, she had no indication that anything like this would happen, in fact had a checkup with her vet the day before. Unsure what it was, tumor/aneurism/infection etc, but hope she went peacefully and not anxiously as she had to be rushed to the vet (where she was never comfortable) for her euthanasia.
MESSAGES I RECEIVED FROM CHICA: - So sorry about your friend's dog Chica. I'm getting a pain over my right eye, and Chica tells me it's something associated with that. It very well could have been an aneurysm that seems to have caused a heaviness in her heart...like a stroke.
I just googled "aneurysm" after I wrote that and the definition says: "A brain (cerebral) aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. In most cases, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. In rare cases, the brain aneurysm ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and causing a stroke." - I believe that this is what happened to Chica. Dogs can convey how they passed, as a means to identify themselves.There was nothing that could have been done to help her recover, so helping her cross was the right thing to do. She thanks her mom for helping her cross and pass out of discomfort (she continued to feel a strong pressure over her right eye until she crossed and now is pain free in spirit).
THE CONFIRMATION: Thanks for replying Rob, you have no idea how bang on you are!
Chica had sudden swelling around her right eye that morning, and some blood coming out of her ears/nose a bit before that.
My friend will probably email you herself, she was amazed at your response and is happy to hear that Chica pain free now.
Thank you for sharing your gift to help us ease the pain of losing our best friends.
To learn more about how pets communicate from the afterlife, check out my 2 books "Pets and the Afterlife" and "Pets and the Afterlife 2" by Rob Gutro. Both are available on Amazon.com.