I believe in omens from the spirit world. A sighting of a robin is a good omen for me where as I find the death of a much loved pet dog is a bad omen. My childhood basset hound died three months before my father and the dog, a pet of 6 years had taken to howling at 3am every night just before my dad’s death, the dog had never done this before. Somebody said to my mother at the time that a hound howling in the night is a portent of death and it was. My other loyal dog a Jack Russell became ill with cancer and died and shortly after I divorced and moved house so I see it as a sign of major change when a pet dog dies.