Saturday, January 05, 2008

Divine Me

Hey guys, I've not written here for a long, long time. I'd like to thank everyone for such nice words about me, and I want to assure you guys that I'm very happy where I am now. I manage to make contact with my M's mum and pass her some message.

(M: I'm not sure if anyone would believe this, but it brings me great comfort nonetheless. My mum, who is quite the devout buddhist, has been including Herbie in her prayers everyday when he was sick, and even after he left us, she still prayed for his soul.

She told me that on Saturday, she was at the temple doing her sesshin (simply put, it's a form of meditation between 2 people, where my mum will meditate and the other party will meditate with her and tell my mum what she sees in my mum's meditation).

The other lady started by saying, "I see something very furry, it looks like an animal." And my mum thought, could it be Herbie? The lady said that Herbie said he's very happy where he is, and he's grateful for all the prayers. He's now following the buddhist path and thanked my mum for laying the way for him.

Actually, Herbie has been very 'blessed' ever since he stayed with us. Every morning he would 'listen' to prayer tapes (actually my mum just played it, he just happens to be in the room), and when my godfather, who is a buddhist monk, came to our house to chant prayers, he'll bless Herbie too.

I have a friend who told me she always thought Herbie is a buddhist dog, because he looks so zen most of the time. I thought that was because he's just too lazy.

Some may not believe all these talk about afterlife or buddhism, but it really gives me great comfort to know, and I choose to believe that he is truly happy. Sometimes I'll be hit by a sudden pang of missing him, and I wonder if he's happy now. At least now I know.

Oh well guys, here's divine me signing off. For all those who have lost their dogs, just know that there is an afterlife for us where we're happy. Excuse me while I go back to my meditation.


(PS: On a side note, I noticed that I have passed the 100,000 readers on my blog. Thanks to all my fantastic readers who has been following my life story for the last few years. And I'll leave you to follow Helios life story from now on. I just hope he doesn't do anymore silly things that would embarass me.)


Izzie said...

Herbie you were divine,and I'm sure you're even more so where you are!

As for Helios, I'm still trying to get to know you! You've been tagged on my blog (, so run over and learn about me, then teach me about you!

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Master and mistress admire buddhism very much.
They don't know enough about it, but we all send lots of good thoughts to you on your path.
We will all see you later on the path Herbie.


Snowball said...

Herbie, I am a buddhist too and I even have a buddhist name given to me by a nun, my religious teacher.

My hooman believes in reborn and Karmas. Since you are such a good boy when you are with us, you will be bound to have a better rebirth. I wish you all the best and that you will be happy all the time.


Charlie said...

Oh, Herbie, we love you and are glad you're happy!
- Charlie

Furkids in Hong Kong said...

You're naturally always happy!

If you ever meet my first companion, Chi Chi, and another GR called Sunkist, do say hi to them and tell them that I miss and love them k?

Have lots of fun up there.

Thinking of you.

Amber-Mae said...

Herbie, we missed you! I'm glad that Rainbow Bridge has a compooter for you to use. We can always keep in touch even though you're no longer down here with us. We're sooo glad to know that you're happy up there. My mommy never believed in the afterlife thingy but after reading this post, she believes that there's such thing. We'll always remember you Herbie & that picture of you meditating is really nice! Have a good life up there old man!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Damien said...

Hi Herbie, we all miss you. Great to hear that you're in a much happier place now. Not to worry about your lil' bro Helios. He's doing a great job taking over the blog. Take care.

Lacy said...

woofies Angel Herbie!!! and Helios!!! Me glad ur safe and happy, herbie...and glad ur mom is letting go of some of the pain u keep watchin over ur family..till u all meet again..

b safe,

Joe Stains said...

Its good to hear from you angel Herbie!

duo_disaster said...


Even though we aren't buddhists but this we know for sure that after life is ETERNAL.

You have a special place in all our hearts and thoughts of you lingers.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

Angel Herbie! I'm so glad that you're happy. I missed you...

~ Girl girl

Anonymous said...

I'm not a devouted Buddhist but this post made me cry :'(

Herbie, am sure you are always happy, wherever you are.

~ Herbie's Fan

Anonymous said...

That is amazing news about Herbie - must really be a lot of comfort to you.


Anonymous said...

i missed u herbie.. know that whever you are you are always well loved by all of us..

Huskee Boy said...

My ma believes in afterlife and karma very much.. as such, I have been influenced by her thinking. So me thinks that my ma must've done some pretty wonderful things in her past life to deserve pawfect me in this lifetime? What do you reckon? Ohmmmm....

Sami's World said...

My Mom believes in afterlife too! I wanted to let you know you have encouraged me to talk my Mom into doing a blog for me after reading your's. Now, I just need some friends to visit me. Sami
Golden Retriever Sami

Anonymous said...

Hi Herbie's M.. Does ur mum goes to the temple at eunos area?

i miss herbie..

Anonymous said...

Hi Herbie's M.. Does ur mum goes to the temple at eunos area?

i miss herbie..


Helios said...

Yes it's the one in Eunos, do you go there too? My M goes there sometimes... when she's not feeling lazy. :P

Evian said...

Hi Helios.. yup me and my family goes there. it was shifted to eunos one yr ago previously was at grange road.. i think i might even know / seen ur M then.. hah.. wat a small world..


kierra said...

miss herbie...

Charlie - The Big Dog said...

Hi buddy,
I am so glad to hear that Herb is happy and doing well.
My dad is not technically a Buddhist, but lives by Buddhist values and is happy that M found the peace that she needed through meditation.

Ryooki said...

Hi I'm a lurker in your blog. My rough collie crossed over to the rainbow bridge last year and I am still somewhat affected by his death. Sometimes I wonder if I have caused his death by not paying enough attention to him. Reading your blog, I'm so happy that Herbie is now in a better place and happy too. I hope my rough collie is over there with your Herbie as well... Sorry if I don't make any sense.

Catz said...

Hey Herbie - Lucy over at gave you an award!

dink said...

didn't know you were buddhist Herbie! hehe but we still think of you must be very happy being with God now, munching away non-stop i bet! =)

pass me some yummy treats in my dreams too okie?