I love this question!
Especially because right now I am doing my life with a little Animal Angel.
Truth be told all of our animals are very special. They absolutely do grow us spiritually. Helping us in ways sometimes we didn't even know we needed or deserved.
Animals teach us to love unconditionally. Sure they come with a ton of responsibility, though that too is a part of the very powerful growth you are achieving.
You are not the only one benefiting from this special companionship; rest assured they are too.
You will know that your pet is a guide to you if you share a special bond with them. From the minute I set eyes on my little fur child, I knew she belonged with me. It is a feeling that you get in your gut, a knowing that you two belong together. It is an unspoken understanding that we have done many lifetimes together. When we are a part, I long for her.
Secondly, you will know if your pet is a spiritual guide by the way that you communicate with one another. If you communicate with fluency, ease, and an unspoken understanding by simply sharing the same space, he/she is likely an animal guide. One look at my girl and I know when she needs water, fresh air, or a cuddle. In return she knows when I need her and understands when I need my space too.
We know these special friends are guides when they are still with us even when we are miles a part. If you are away on a trip and receive visions or dreams of your companion this is a great indication of your connection. If ever you are in a meditation or a dream state and your furry friend makes an appearance, know that you two are working together.
Take notice of the strong connection that your Animal Angel has with others that you love. When our pets are a part of our soul family it is likely that they will also be bonded with the ones that are closest to us. Yesterday, my parents came to our house for a visit and my little girl was so over joyed; she met them down the driveway, jumped in their car, and took the rest of the journey with them up to the house. She misses them when it has been awhile and recognizes them when they return. It’s a soul family thing.
How and when did you acquire your pet? One way or another your Animal Angel Guide will find you so that you can be together. I was once drawn to a little disabled puppy; she would require a lifetime of care but I wanted her so. I met with the breeder and her in-person and soon realized that it was her sister that I was meant to meet and fall in love with that day. We did not even know she existed before the greeting but once we were introduced it was love at first sight. Sometimes our uniting will be that of a spiritual nature.
Be sure to take a look at the numbers that surround you and your pet. Birthdates, pick up dates, and even the day that they depart. Soul families come in and out of our lives around the same date and times. I could write an entire book on the importance of dates that surround us. Remember there are no coincidences. If your Animal Angel Guide passes on August 21st and the kitty your daughter just purchased and couldn’t seem to keep was born on August 21st; this might just be your special companion coming back into your life.
Finally, do some acknowledgements and research on the names that surround your precious Animal Angel. So often the name sort of chooses them. It may come to you intuitively or as a sign amongst your surroundings. I remember actually saying to my guides, “can I have her name, please?” I heard her name loud and clear, thanked them and then declared what her middle name would be. With that declaration, I thought I should look up what that name even means. As it turns out her middle name held the exact meaning of her first name, how ironic. I was left without a shadow of a doubt that this was indeed her name and we are meant to be.
Our pets are so very special. A gift from above. They protect us, comfort us, and support us. It is not by some accident that you two have found one another. That unconditional love that you share knows no veil it is an eternal love in life and there everly after.
I would love to hear about your animal guide, please share.