I debated on even sharing this...I don't want to come off as crazy. BUT I figured if anyone could understand it would be you guys since we are all animal lovers. As many of you know, last month I had to say goodbye to my 25 year old horse, Bleu. He was my best friend for 15 years and not a day goes by that I don't cry about him. It's been a very difficult loss and I've struggled with how he passed. He went downhill very quickly (less than 2 weeks) and he had to be euthanized before I was able to get to him. That has really haunted me and led to a lot of guilt. Anyways, last night I had a very vivid dream. I was in a HUGE gorgeous stable. There were large windows and tons of light. The wood was polished mahogany and there were gorgeous iron type accents. The floor was a dark red brick. See what I mean about vivid? I NEVER remember dreams like this. Anyways, Bleu was in a large stall. Probably two or three the times of an average stall. He was sleek and very muscular just like he was in his prime. His mane was long in life but now it was even longer and completely tangle free. I always struggled with keeping it brushed out. The most amazing thing though was that he was laying down. I was able to go to him and pet him and tell him how much I loved him. He was completely peaceful and happy. Peace was an overwhelming emotion. I leaned my head against him and cried...I woke up crying. Today finally I've had peace about his passing. I am a Christian and I completely believe in Heaven. It's weird because I always imagined horses running free in Heaven but I think the stall is very significant here. See, Bleu was severely abused before I got him. He was locked in a tiny dirty stall and starved literally to death. He was hours away from dying when he was rescued. For the rest of his life he HATED stalls. He wouldn't go near one and got anxious anytime he had to be confined. He would trailer fine, but anything else was stressful. The fact that I saw him laying down at peace in a stall proved to me that he is completely happy and okay. Some may say it's just a dream and that may be the case. BUT I choose to believe that sometimes our animals let us know that they are okay and waiting for us. I hope this helps anyone who has lost a friend. I'm convinced now more than ever that we will see them again.