yeah, oscar was my big o' baby beagle buddy boy. that picture was taken minutes before he left us to rest. he was diagnosed with liver cancer an hour or so before that. it was a rough day. i cried the rest of the day. i miss my buddy. an amazing thing is when i take my other two dogs to my mom's, they both go to oscar's grave and either lie or sit beside him. not on top of his grave but beside oscar. and they always lie with their heads toward oscar's. what's amazing by this? neither of them was there when i layed oscar to rest.
They can sense things...they're amazing, aren't they? (sorry for your loss, btw -- sad, sad story).
I lost my faith in a god in 1996, and by and large I'm a total rationalist, except when I'm communicating with my dog -- that's the closest I ever come to regaining faith in something supernatural.