Perhaps that crack to the door of my mind is what was needed, to consider the possibility. For a few weeks later, in August, I awoke from a dream that had me smiling. It's rare when I dream, or perhaps I should say, remember a dream. But in this one, I dreamed that Godshowed me a puppy that was to be mine.. It was yellow with white markings, and as I laid my eyes upon it, a wash of warmth, pure love enveloped me and I felt peace. The first peace since Brownie died.
I was so happy when I got up and went online to google "yellow and white pups." The photo below was the closest to the puppy in my dream.
Of course, it would be a little Aussie, a girl, so much like Brownie. I rehearsed in my mind how I would train her, just like I did before. I imagined all the places we would go...
"What should I name her?" I wondered. "I will name her Goldie."
I printed out this photo and taped it on my refrigerator, Law of Attraction, you know.
My heart was ready now. I waited. And waited.
The snows came. Ever thinking of the pup, I walked up to my front door one afternoon after running errands and spied these:
Two sets of paw prints, one small, one large. "God, the dream only showed one dog. Why two sets of dog prints? Is there another one coming, too?"
Janie called. "Allen said he will be here tomorrow with your puppy."
I couldn't sleep that night.