Anabelle in the Clouds
An Spiritual and Inspirational Archive Story


Shawn Mcavoy
July 2015

I know that our animals go to heaven, God showed me. My wife and I have no children, our dog Anabelle was a child to us. When my little girl Bichon frise passed we blessed her with holy water and said a passage praising God for all His creations.

In the passage we said that God was the creator of "All good things that brighten up the sky." After that passage my wife looked upward at the sky and saw Anabelle, our bichon.

Anabelle bichon

In the clouds was a mirrored image of my girl as she laid before us. We saw two more clouds resembling her in familiar poses namely on her back and begging on her hind legs.

Anabelle bichon

I decided to enjoy the moment and not run for the camera. The next day I check the national US satellite imagine of that area and at that exact time we saw those clouds. To my amazement there Anabelle was, several images of her as she ascended to heaven.

Six months to the day of her passing I was thinking of her and  a strong urge made me look for her in the dark clouded sky. I was looking over the same area of the animal hospital where she passed.

Anabelle bichon

Then the sun broke through a small area revealing her. She was laying down doing her favorite pastime licking her paw. I could see a halo around her head and she had angel wings. The tail end of the wing appeared to flow into a bearded face.

This must be the Good Sheppard to whom we always asked to look over her.

Anabelle bichon

Anabelle bichon

A week before she passed I purchased a sculpture of the Good Sheppard holding a lamb carved out of an olive tree in Bethlehem. This purchase went  to help the Christians in Israel that are having a hard time making a living. The lamb always made us think of our Anabelle as she resembles it. We once placed her in a large nativity seen at our church and had her laying there among the sheep. I think the Lord saw all of this and was kind enough to show us that He is looking over her and all the animals.

We miss Anabelle but know someday we will be together again.

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