I was remaining open to more answers. I was listening to what the universe had to offer me. Thoughts began to cross my mind about getting another dog and I knew eventually I would but I said it would be when I felt it was the right dog with Eli's soul. It had to be our little puppy angel.Sooner than expected, Ry, Maddie and I connected with a little yorkie in the window of the pet store that looked to me just like Eli when Eli was a baby. We pulled him out to play and he spoke to me as Eli did. We put him away thinking this was way to soon and said our goodbyes. The weekend passed and I could not get this dog out of my head. I kept thinking of how much he reminded me of Eli. I decided I would go back and see him once again. I did. When I went back, the lady working told me that someone had just bought his brother and that he was a little lonely. My heart sank for this adorable puppy. I took him out, played with him and took some pictures and videos to take home with me. I was falling in love with this dog that had the exact personality of Eli. I kept telling myself it's too soon to get a new puppy. My playtime was up and I gave him back and walked away. That night, I contemplated on what my heart wanted. I kept telling myself it was too early but my heart felt a connection with the puppy and a desire to have that sort of love present in our lives. I didn't sleep at all that night. I prayed at Eli's grave the next morning talking over with him my feelings and expressing to him how much I missed him and wanted him back. I prayed for a sign if this new dog was meant to be apart of our family. It was then I began getting signs. I knew in my mind I had to follow my heart. I did. Best decision ever. When you stay connected like that, things begin to happen. I didn’t waste another minute and Maddie and I went and picked up the puppy that seemed to be the rebirth of our little Eli. I was tripping out. I was happy to be reconnected with our puppy angel. Maddie’s best friend was back as Frotolito also known as Mr. Froto.
.....My Puppy Angel Validation.....We all have heard about Synchronicity: “A sign that you are on the right track and aware of what is happening around you when answers to questions are revealed to you through signs and messages and when these things happen it is the universe making you aware that you are on the right path.” Well, When I took the puppy to the vet the next morning, I walked in with him in my arms and a lady behind me said, “How old is your yorkie”? Not knowing since he was so new to me, I responded with his birthday. I said, “his birthday was on 11-14”. She looked at me and said, “I have a baby yorkie down here” she pointed down to a box and continued, “his birthday is 11-14”. Come to find out, they were brothers. How amazing to come in touch with the lady who had Froto’s brother. Right away we were excited to exchange information. We found out that we do not live far from each other and decided how nice it would be to get the brothers together every once in awhile. We continued talking and I had told her that we got Froto as a heart-warming replacement for our yorkie that we just lost of 9 years. She looked at me and said, “We did the same! We just lost our yorkie we had for the last 11 years”. I proceeded to ask her how she lost her previous baby, immediately assuming it was from some sort of sickness or cause from old age. She said with a sad face, “A coyote got him”. I got the chills. I looked at her and shared that a coyote got Eli too. At that moment, all the answers and signs that I was getting from the previous week before getting Froto clicked. I realized that these two little brother puppies were truly angel puppies that were sent here to mend the pain of two owners that just lost their pets that meant so so much. She told me that her dog reminded her of her previous one and that is why she had to have him and I said the same. I walked away from the situation going, wow. I was just stunned. Froto wasn’t the only puppy angel that came back as a replacement. His brother was one too. How special. Now that is validation. It was confirmed to me at that moment that Froto was meant for our family and he was sent to us as our puppy angel. He is Maddie’s new best friend. She still calls him “Iya” which is how she pronounced Eli and she is also learning how to say Froto although it comes out as "Dodo". Looking back, I am so happy I asked for signs, listened, and followed my heart. I still miss Eli every single day but it is nice to see Maddie with her best friend again and that is ok with me if she wants to call him Eli. After all, he does EVERYTHING that Eli did. He is her furry friend named Frotolito. Her Puppy Angel and her Best Friend. We know it is Eli. Froto was Eli’s nickname. Cheers to Eli’s new life as Frotolito.