Lady (our dog) died last night. she was over 14 years old, quite old for a black lab. surrounded by her family. we shared her with the neighbors and that was where she lay all day sunday until the sun went down, and so did she. its strange to see something dying that you never imagined to see.
its an old native american belief that when something died during the day, a hawk would guide it to heaven. when something would die during the day an owl would guide it there. right after she died I walked out of the garage to call my father and tell him......and what did I see not more than 20 feet away, an owl. the first time I have seen one in the wild, and it stayed in that tree branch close to us until we had all gone.