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7 July 2017
Stewie here…. you know, my hooman doesn’t always smell what’s right in front of her nose! You’d think she’d smell really good ‘cuz her nose is right close to her face, mines really far away!!
So it was close to two months ago that I celebrated my 8 Month Ampuversary and my 8th Barfday right… well of all the audacity’s that could happen, no one in town had any Hedgies 🚫🦔🚫⁉️⁉️ It was shortly after that my Mum took me into Home Hardware and in the basket was a Angel 😇 Hedgie 🦔‼️ I knew it was from Manni!! 💫✨ I knew he was sending me his special Hedgie ‘cuz he knew I had missed out on my special Barfday/Ampuversary Hedgie! But she wouldn’t listen Tina!! She said that she wasn’t ready for any Angel Hedgies, but I tried telling her it wasn’t ABOUT ME, it was FOR ME! I knew it was from Manni, Tina, I knew it!
It took Miss Holly to remind Mum that she had remembered my Mum talking about that Angel Hedgie and that she thought maybe it was from Manni…? THANK YOU MIZ HOLLY!!! 🤦🏻♀️ Finally, you got through to someone Manni!!! 💫✨🦔✨💫 👏
i always figured Miss Holly was smart, so she sent Mum on a mission to that store with me today and guess what Tina… Manni’s Angel Hedgie was still there!!! He was sitting waiting for me, hiding behind all of the other flaky toys! I got him home Miss Tina, Mannis’s gift 💝 has arrived!
Thank you MissTina for asking about Manni signs, I would have been waiting furever! Me and Manni would have had to have caused a right ruckus in that store one of these days and knocked over that basket and just taken the bloomin Hedgie that Manni has been trying to send me for almost two months now!
Thank you Miss Holly for remembering that Mum had poopoo’d that Angel Hedgie
Most importantly, thank you Manni for such a cool flyin’ Angel Hedgie!💫✨😇🦔✨💫
Much Ruv and many hugs coming your way Tina and a million Spirit kisses to your very special Manni
Petra, Paul, Stewie, Spitfire Spike, Chesterfield, Sleepy Miss Lily and Grumpety Groo Ted
11 July 2016
We talked about Angel Manni sending hedgehogs to Stewie but with his off daze and him digging out an angel hedgie it was scary.
Petra left out Stewie was insistent on bringing that angel hedgie home. Stewie dug that Angel out Petra felt we need no angel hedgies and dug in the basket for a different Hedgie she found one with a warm coat. 😉 Since Stewie was losing his undercoat, it was more fitting at the time.
So see we can all miss signs when we are not our selves.
Manni wanted Stewie to have that hedgie, Tina.
Manni will never be forgotten Tina I promise you that! He lives on within every one of us!
I still have my call out to Mr. Manni to show us a sign; I asked Mark to keep an eye out too.
Sending you a big hug & Spirit kisses to Manni!
Für immer in unseren Herzen!
No coicendeces I am keeping track;)
21 May 2016
💕 Manni you are a lovely, lovely Angel 💕
Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-)
18 May 2014
I’m with you Sally, I missed this whole topic too! Which isn’t as surprising as you missing it .
Sally and I know the BIGGEST SIGN out there, and we’re patiently waiting for it to be revealed!
Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro
P.S. I am a huge believer in signs, and I haven’t gotten one from Nitro in quite awhile. The other day though, I was talking to Grizz, John heard me and said “what?” I said, “I’m talking to NITRO….I mean Grizz” – that just came out of my mouth, out of the blue.
Nitro 11 1/2 yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms. Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"
"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior
1 October 2017
I’m anxious to see what that sign is 😎 I blundered over here not long ago as well.
I have almost renamed Oscar to Gazoo. I lost Gazoo, my 16 year old cat and he sent me Oscar when he was 5 weeks old. I think he sent me Huck too, like an Oscar kitty wasn’t enough 🤯🤯 Every once in a while Gazoo’s name still comes out of my mouth and it’s only when I’m referring to Oscar.
Every once in a while I still catch my Rosie girl out of the corner of my eye. It doesn’t happen as often as it used to but when it does it always surprises me and makes me give a double take.
I really think those signs come when you least expect them. When something else has your attention and your mind is a hundred miles away.
I have no doubt that Manni will show himself. It’s not a matter of “if”, it’s just a matter of “when”.
Regardless of how long it takes, those souls are deeply imbedded into our hearts forever. That is one thing that we all share in common, and I believe it’s part of why we’re here.
Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Angel Mitchell, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry
25 April 2007
Tina, I was listening to a radio show last night, which featured an animal communicator. I totally thought of you when a woman called, sad that her dog hadn’t given her any signals in the year since he passed. The communicator said something that you may find helpful. She said:
Have you asked him to show up?
The woman was kind of surprised, it seemed like the obvious thing to do. She hadn’t done it. So the communicator suggested for her to go find the most favorite place where her dog used to enjoy himself, where they had good times together. Once there, she suggested to the woman to clear her mind, breathe, meditate, and get every worry and expectation out of her head. Then simply ask her dog “Give me a sign that you’re okay, please.”
So maybe if you haven’t done this, it’s worth a try. The sign may not happen then and there, but by asking, you can nudge Manni along.