Hello from Tigger

My husband’s beloved family dog, Tigger, passed away in March 2011. He and I had a special bond. I liked to dress him up in different headbands to coordinate with each season. It started with my family’s dog, Reason’s, antler headband for Christmas.

My family’s dog, Reason, wearing his antler headband at Christmas

It had a bell on the side and Tigger would always look around wondering where the bell sound was coming from!
Once I saw how cute he was and actually tolerated the headband for a short period of time, I put my sunglasses on his face.

Me and Tigger. Tigger wearing sunglasses.

Then it escalated to me making him a “spy” by draping my trench coat over his back. Then, I started buying Tigger headbands for other seasons. He had flower petals for spring, hearts for Valentine’s Day, a witch hat for Halloween.

Tigger wearing his flower petal headband.

After Tigger died my husband was very sad. Walking outside in nature always makes me feel better so I suggested we go for a walk as we frequently do anyways. We were talking about Tigger and talking to him in Heaven. First, I saw a tow truck drive by and the back looked like a cross (similar to the picture below, this is not the actual tow truck). I was happy to receive a sign and hoped it would cheer up my husband a little bit.

Picture courtesy of http://jordanascott.blogspot.com/2012/09/tow-trucks.html. Check out her blog on how she relates tow trucks to God, it’s very inspiring.

My husband and I used to personify (attributing human qualities to an animal) that Tigger would recklessly deliver mail and packages in trucks to wrong addresses, playing upbeat music. During that walk, every truck in town must have passed by us! We noticed and would say each one was a sign from Tigger. Satisfied that we received signs from Tigger so quickly after his passing, we continued walking and remembering the good times we had with Tigger.

But, God works in mysterious ways. For some reason (God!), I asked Tigger “if you are with us, show us something crazy.” Next thing we know, a Jeep drove by with a dog sticking his head out the window wearing sunglasses! We laughed and it took away a little bit of the pain. We still talk about this story to this day.

I knew that Tigger was still with us and heard us and he was safe and happy in Heaven.
Tigger gave us three signs that day that he was in Heaven and he was with us even though we couldn’t see him. Three is a very powerful biblical number. Most notably three represents the Trinity which consists of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Earlier this month after I launched my blog, I was talking to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law on the phone while I walked home from work to eat lunch. We were talking about my blog and I gave them a sneak peak of future posts. They were excited that Tigger’s story was going to be posted shortly. I returned to work as usual an hour later. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law called back a few minutes after I settled into work and told me they were in a thrift store looking for items to buy and then sell on eBay. The item they found that day was a Wilton Tigger Winnie the Pooh Character Cake Mold! My sister-in-law’s first words to her mom was “it’s a sign from Tigger!” I told them, “it’s Tigger saying ‘hello!’” We believe it’s another sign that confirms Tigger is still with us everywhere we go and he approves this story!

Have you ever received signs from your loved ones after they passed? Please comment below and share your story!


  • Beth YoungMarch 4, 2017 at 10:31 am
    What an great story! Yes I do see signs as well.Reply

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  • Linda ZauzigMarch 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    God is generous with his signs. You just have to be open and look with faith. He sends them to comfort and acknowledge that He is with us always.Reply

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