Saturday, September 26, 2015

All Critters Go To Heaven

Recently, my good friend Gayle lost a beloved family member--her Scottie, Dr. Watson. Those of you who follow her blog, Two Little Square Black Dogs, know Watson and his fellow Scottie, Hamish and have seen Gayle's photos of them. I have a pretty good idea of what Gayle's going through right now, having lost a large number of non-human family members. Most recently, I said goodbye to my bird, Sam, after almost twenty-one years together.

I've spent a lot of time praying for my deceased loved ones and wondering if they're in Heaven. Yesterday, I found this....




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  1. I think about that a lot too. It is impossible to imagine Heaven without ALL of my friends there.

    Let us take comfort in Pope Francis's words.

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  2. They are very fitting, comforting words.

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    1. For those of us who love critters, it is, indeed!

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  3. So sweet. I love Gayle's blog and you couldn't have posted a nicer sentiment.

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    1. I found it at a time when it was a topic weighing heavily on my mind. It helped me, so I hoped it might help Gayle, too.

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  4. I firmly believe we'll be reunited with our pets someday as well as the others we love! That's the only thing that makes their loss bearable.

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  5. What a lovey post today.
    And I did tear up when I read it.
    I think our pets are our heaven on earth. They love us no matter what and we are better for it.
    If there is a heaven I hope to be reunited with all my love ones.

    This was a most appreciated post for me.
    You are such a wonderful friend.
    cheers, gayle

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    1. Given how it affected me, I was fairly certain it would do the same for you, Gayle. I hope it gives you some comfort.

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    2. yes, it does.
      I have the best blog friends.

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  6. Martin Luther's daughter asked the same question. His response: If that is what will make us happy, they will be there too. Of course, I'm paraphrasing the German.

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    1. That makes absolute sense, given all I've read on the subject. Thanks, Mari.

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  7. I would say all animals will make it into heaven with no problem. They do so much good.

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    1. They're better people than most humans, Shelly.

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  8. So sad when we lose our treasured furry friends Norma, my heart goes out to your friend Gayle, not only losing her pal but having to put up with blogger nonsense, that's too much to deal with at once. This was a lovely post Norma.

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    1. Thanks, Grace. Yes, Gayle encountered that troll at the worst time.

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