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All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small.
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Cecil Frances Alexander


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To paraphrase Mark Twain, if there are no cats in heaven, then heaven is a place I do not want to be. Many people have pondered the question: Will I see my pet again? We all must search for our own answers, but I will share mine.

It takes years for humans to develop kindness and compassion for others, but animals seem to be born with these qualities. Perhaps this is why they don’t live as long as people do: they are already spiritual perfection, put here to teach us lessons about loving without condition.

After we die, I believe that we humans are surrounded by everything that we love. If I have loved animals in this life, it only makes sense that they will be with me after death. How can it be any other way? I believe my Rainbow Bridge
 will be very crowded and I look forward to the happy reunions.


*My own story of
after-death communication with a beloved pet is titled Merlin's Gift.

For more thoughts on pets and the afterlife, please visit:

All Pets Go to Heaven by Wallace Sife, Ph.D. 

Animals and the Afterlife by Kim Sheridan, Ph.D. (Or read reviews at Amazon

Do Pets Go to Heaven? by Moira Anderson Allen. (Christian perspective)


If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. James Herriot


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September 2014


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