Our pets are more than just animals—they’re like best friends and family members… and when one ᴘᴀssᴇs ᴀᴡᴀʏ, it’s a truly heartbreaking experience. Many grieving pet owners find comfort in the idea that their pets are just over the “rainbow bridge,” happily waiting for us in the afterlife. That was the case for one young woman who received a heavenly message from her late pet dog.
When Lucy Ledgeway’s 14-year-old family dog Sunny ᴘᴀssᴇs ᴀᴡᴀʏ on June 20, she asked for a sign that the pet was alright wherever it was now.
That’s when the 19-year-old from York saw her Parson Russel Terrier’s face in the clouds, just hours after she died. Lucy shared the photo of the clouds on Twitter and her post went viral, getting more than 100.9k likes.
After Sunny d.i.e.d, Lucy was grieving hard and took a car ride with her boyfriend to get some air and clear her head. They passed a spot where she used to take Sunny for walks, and Lucy wanted to feel her dog’s presence somehow.
Lucy said that she laughed to herself and thought ‘that’s my girl’ when she saw Sunny’s face. She said she knew her dog was letting the family know that she was OK.
According to Lucy, her boyfriend couldn’t believe what the two of them saw. She added that it was a special moment that they will always treasure.
Lucy told that Sunny was a very sweet, loving, and caring dog. “If you were sad she would know and come sit with you. Also very funny, always barking for food. She loved long walks by the river when she was younger, however, the older she got and the more health problems, she was unable to walk far! She used to love a small bowl of milk as a treat every now and then. It was her favorite!”
The owner said that she loved Lucy very much and treasured “every moment spent with her” until she ᴘᴀssᴇs ᴀᴡᴀʏ. “You can never truly prepare yourself for these things.”
But then, she looked up into the clouds… and saw her dog’s face. “I was crying my eyes out and I looked up in the sky and saw Sunny.” However, Lucy isn’t the only person who saw their former pets in the sky—other owners shared their stories on the internet after seeing Lucy’s post.