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Apr 24, 2009 - 37 comments

The Bible is very clear that there will be animals in heaven:

Isa 65:25 5 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD. NIV

I have no doubt that our loving heavenly Father can resurrect our pets and make them part of our happiness in heaven.  However, the Bible does not give any references to this, as the Bible was written for the salvation of mankind.  (After all, something written for animals wouldn't do a lot of good when the animals can't read!!)

In Revelation 5:8-13 all creatures recognize Jesus as the Savior of the world and praise God right along with redeemed men.

In Psalm Psalm 145:-9-10,13,15-21  God loves all His creation and has made plans for all His children and the lesser creatures to enjoy His eternal Kingdom.

Romans 8:19 says that the lesser creatures await Christ's return to redeem the sons of God so they, too, will be released from physical death to eternal life.

Romans 8:21-22 says "Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now"

Rev. 19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True.
Is. 11: 6-8 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, and the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest. {We believe this refers to the millennium, but could also refer to the new heavens and new earth.}

Zech. 14:20 On that day "Holy to the Lord" will be inscribed on the bells of the horses... Note: The passage from the Revelation shows that presently there are horses in heaven. The passages in Isaiah and Zechariah show that there will be animals in the millennium kingdom on earth. The present violence in the animal world is a result of the curse in the garden of Eden pronounced by God due to man's sin.

Rom. 8:19 -22 The creation {this includes animals} waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time...

The Lord put all things in the oceans, in the air, and on earth under man's subjection in Genesis 1:26. What makes man different from the animals is not that he has a soul, but that he is made in the image of God {Gen. 1:26-27}. The words "let us make" uses the same Hebrew word for "make" found in Ex. 20:4 in which God commands us to "not make" any graven image. It is because we are made in the image of God that murder is forbidden {Gen. 9:6} Also, God breathed His Spirit into Adam Gen. 2:7.

We know that animals do have souls. We know that the soul lives on after the body has died. We know that there are presently animals in heaven. We know that there will be animals upon the earth in the millennium kingdom. We also know that God himself watches over even the birds of the air {Matt. 6:26} and takes care of them. To say that animals don't go to heaven when they die has no foundation in scripture!

Do Animals Have Souls? Most of us have heard all our life that animals do not have souls. Yet the first chapter of Genesis indisputably contradicts that position. The Hebrew word for soul is nephish and refers to the part of our being which lives on after physical death. The first chapter of Genesis not only proves that animals have a soul, but it also proves that plant life does not! Here are the verses: Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers {fish} having a living soul and let the birds fly over the earth, on the face of the expanse of the heavens. Genesis 1:21 And God created the great sea animals and the creeping things all having a living soul...

Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth souls of life according to its kind, the cattle, the beasts of the field, and creeping things according to its kind. Genesis 1:30 To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens and to every creeping thing on the earth, in which is a living soul, every green plant is given for food. In all four of the above verses the Hebrew word nephish is used which is the exact same word used of man in Genesis 2:7. Most modern translations give no hint that this is in fact the case, but most older King James bibles do give a footnote: Hebrew, lit: soul for each of the above verses. It is this same "soul" which David refers to in Ps. 16:10 when he says: "You will not abandon my soul to sheol." {Sheol is the place for the souls of those who have physically died.}

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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
The Old Testament makes comparisons between the eventual destiny of humans and animals. Ecclesiastes 3:19 declares, "Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal."

According to a song of praise in Psalms 36:6: "Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep, O Lord, you preserve both man and beast."

Some New Testament verses speak of all creatures experiencing salvation or life in heaven. Luke 3:6 states in the King James Version that "all flesh will see the salvation of God." More modern Bible versions change the word "flesh" to "mankind", appearing to change the meaning of the verse to not include animals.

However, Revelation 5:13 says, "Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!' "

GENESIS 9: 14-17

When I gather the clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I shall recall the covenant between myself and you and every living creature, in a word all living things, and never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all living things. When the bow is in the clouds I shall see it and call to mind the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth, that is, all living things. `That' God told Noah, `is the sign of the covenant I have established between myself and all living things on earth.'

ISAIAH 11:6-9

And the wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed, their young ones shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

JOB 12:7-10

You have only to ask the cattle, for them to instruct you, and the birds of the sky, for them to inform you. The creeping things of earth will give you lessons, and the fish of the sea provide you an explanation: there is not one such creature but will know that the hand of God has arranged things like this! In his hand is the soul of every living thing and the breath of every human being!

PSALM 50:9-11

I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.

PSALMS 50:10-11

For all forest creatures are mine already, the animals on the mountains in their thousands. I know every bird in the air, whatever moves in the fields is mine.

PSALM 136:25

...And who gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.

PROVERBS 12:10

A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal

ECCLESIASTES 3:19

Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath, man has no advantage over the animal.


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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
LUKE 12:6

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.

I think I've found just about all the scriptures I can find in the Bible to support that animals do have souls. I know there's a lot of dispute out there about this and people will argue against this, including many churches and pastors. I would say do a deep study on this and see what you can find. I have several references and different Bible translations. And I pray. I believe God shows us what we're looking for if we really seek his face.


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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
babypooh, I know you are of the Catholic faith. Perhaps it would help if you told your mom that Pope John Paul II himself declared that animals have souls and gave several of the scriptures I mentioned above as proof.

I also found this story and thought I'd share it with you to show you not only how insensitive people can be but also how ignorant. I also wanted to share this article with you because this man now helps those grieving over the loss of their pets because of what he, himself went through. I hope you all can get something out of this. Make sure you make a note of the very end so that you can follow his work.

Here it is:

Title of Article:  "My Minister Said Animals Do Not Have Souls"
By Gary Kurz  

"Why Brother Gary, what seems to be the matter", my pastor's wife asked as I made my way to my usual pew on Sunday morning. I didn't respond immediately, because I just didn't feel like talking. My beloved dog of 16 years had passed away the day before and my mind could focus on little else but the terrible void and sense of loss I was feeling. I probably shouldn't have been out in public so soon, but I thought support from those of like faith might help ease the pain I was feeling.

Before I could respond, she added, "You are always such a happy person and today you look so glum." As I sought for something to say I felt tears welling up in my eyes and I knew that I had to squeeze an answer out quickly or risk blubbering incoherently as my emotions took over. So I quickly blurted out "My dog died yesterday."

Sure that she heard the quivering in my voice and saw the tears beginning to flow I waited for the compassionate words that I knew only a pastor's wife could find. To my horror, instead of offering sympathy and compassion, she sarcastically, and if I might add, gleefully asked "Oh, and I bet you think your dog went to doggy heaven don't you?"

I didn't know what to say or do, so I resorted to the tactic most people resort to when they find themselves in an awkward situation; I chuckled and walked off. I didn't want to chuckle. I wanted to lash out and admonish her for her callousness; but I didn't. I didn't have it in me. It just was not that important at the moment. I couldn't handle a confrontation. I just wanted to be left alone and so I chuckled and walked away.

Outwardly I erased any sign of hurt or anger toward her, but inwardly I was mortified. She had taken one of the most traumatic experiences of my life and heaped more grief and pain upon it. Her undeserved cruelty to me was bad enough, but the sentiment she expressed was even more disturbing. I was to find later in my studies and work that many in ministry share her erroneous view of animals and the afterlife.

In my work I have received hundreds of letters and e-mails from exasperated church-goers who have suffered similarly at the hands (or words) of their ministers and their spouses. Sometimes it was from direct dialogue about a specific pet, but more often it was just hurtful comments made from the pulpit that suggested animals were not important and did not have souls.

Overwhelmingly, mainstream denominations hold to this opinion. They hold that animals are temporal creatures without souls. The usual premise for this belief is that the Bible says that God breathed life into Adam, but does not say that he did this for animals. Hence, in their mind man has the Spirit of God in him and animals do not.

I find this position theologically immature and wholly unsupportable. That animals have souls is an unimpeachable teaching in scripture. First of all, the word "soul" is used in over 20 different ways in scripture. When it comes to animals, the Hebrew word "nephesh" is used. This word "soul" means "essence" or "life". The word confers permanence to that life. It is not and cannot be temporal.

Moreover, God is the one who gave animals their essence or life, whether he breathed into them or not. Adam couldn't do it. All life comes from God. This alone refutes the erroneous notion that God did not somehow give life to these creatures. Just because it is not recorded does not mean it did not happen. We are not told that God breathed life into the woman. Are we to assume then that women have no souls?

If we follow this erroneous view it becomes more outrageous. We must conclude that only Adam had a soul, for God did not breathe into every man, only Adam. Adam may have been able to pass along physical traits to his offspring, but the soul comes from God. So, if God did not breathe into each man, each man did not receive a soul. How foolish an idea is when you follow it to the extreme.

The whole idea that animals do not have souls is erroneous. There is no Biblical support for such a position. Indeed, there is overwhelming evidence that proves that they do have souls and are eternal creatures. This is not a conclusion that is hard to arrive at. A simple, elementary study of pertinent scripture is all that is required. It is egregious that those who need to have answers do not make the effort to reach this understanding.

Many ministers need to revisit their ideas about animals and animal afterlife. Trusting what they heard from their Seminary Professor or a previous pastor is not acceptable. The onus is upon them to know the facts for their flock. Their calling is one that puts them in a position of trust. They are in ministry to serve and help when members of the flock have need. Losing a beloved pet is indeed a time of great need. It is not a place where a minister wants to fail or trust their responsibility to the ideas of others.

It is a lazy and dangerous practice to disregard the Bible's instructions for those who minister "to search out whether these things are true". Ministers take on an obligation to have ready and sound answers for their congregants, in particular when it comes to matters of the heart. People go to church to "know" what God says, not what a Seminary Professor thinks. A minister must know, not hazard a guess.



The author, Gary Kurz, helps those grieving the loss of a pet to understand the Biblical evidence that proves they live on.  His most popular book, "Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates" delivers hope and comfort to the reader in a very gentle, yet convincing way.  Visit at www.coldnosesbook.com (where a monthly "bonus gift" is offered) or write to Gary at ***@****.

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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
They blocked out his email but anyone can pm me and I'll give it to you.

I hope any of this helps those of us who have lost our beloved pets. I welcome any comments (as long as they are respectful and considerate of everyone on here).

God bless you all and God bless our pets.

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by Melissa0116, Apr 24, 2009
I hope that our pets are in heaven.  I miss my COCO very much and she died 5 years ago.  I love to look at pictures of her and I and to remember how wonderful of a friend she was.  She never talked back to me and always loved me unconditionally.  God and Jesus do as well.  So, I would believe that they will be waiting for us when we finally depart this earth and join them in Heaven.  

God Bless


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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
I know this is very long but it is so worth reading all the way through when you all have the time. I believe if you can read all the way through this and really ponder all I put on here that you will not doubt that animals have souls and go to Heaven.

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by ChitChatNine, Apr 24, 2009
I don't know much on the religious aspects but a few yrs ago when my 20yr old cat passed away next to me, I felt the presence of a deceased human relative almost tap me on my shoulder ... strength came over me as never before for me to be ready to let my cat go ... it wasn't until I was ready to let her go, that she quietly passed away in my arms and the strength came from her, and also from up above, as I felt my relative behind me guiding me with strength.   So, yes, I do believe that all living things go to heaven.

C~

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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
Amen. I do too.

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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
I'm going to get that book by Gary Kurtz. I'm already impressed by what I've read from him.

"Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates" by Gary Kurtz.

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by jimi1822, Apr 24, 2009
I Believe with all my heart that All GOD's creatures have a place in heaven =0)




                                                                                                <3 jimi (little wing :o)

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by babypooh, Apr 24, 2009
THANK YOU!!!!! April, you're wonderful, just wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to write all of these scriptures. Thank you, my dear friend. I have always believed it, just had a bit of doubt after all the horrible things I read after my Rocky passed away. I definitely want to get that book too. Thank you, honey bunches :) God bless you!
I haven't talked to my mom about it, I think she also thinks all animals go to heaven, not sure.

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by fluffypurrcat, Apr 24, 2009
I was raised as the catholic faith, but as an adult my faith is of a different view. The biggest difference, is that in the Catholic faith and most other faiths, you are taught that you are a body that has a soul. The difference is not that we are a body that has a soul, but we are all soul and use the human body as a vehicle in which to live in. In that same manner, whether we are birds, cats, dogs, fish, bears, people or a butterfly, we are ALL SOUL AND THE BODY WE INHABIT AT THAT MOMENT IS NOTHING BUT A VEHICLE FOR US TO USE TO LIVE IN. When the flesh dies, the soul goes on and never dies. So the question of whether animals can go to heaven is yes, all of God's creatures are SOUL, and SOUL'S ONLY PURPOSE ON EARTH IS TO LEARN HOW TO GET BACK TO WHERE FROM WHICH IT CAME, FROM THE CREATOR, GOD. When we as Soul have learned all the lessons we need to learn or have worked off all the Karma do us, we then as Sould return to the Highest Plane or state of Consciouness , which is what you may call Heaven. Animals just have a different body than we do, and as Soul their state of Counsciousness is different than ours and may be what we term " lower" but Soul allways returns to it's creator, God to be with the one who loves us so dearly, God in Heaven.All creatures , Great and Small , we are all Soul,
                                                                                                                     fluffypurrcat

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by SassyLassie, Apr 24, 2009
All of these posts have brought such comfort to me, the Lord must have led me to them. I always sort of felt that our beloved pets went to heaven, but just was not positive, now, I can truly say I AM positive and I feel lots better. I know my mother always believed they went to heaven, she would say "after all, they are love and God is love, so for sure they will be there" Thanks for posting this. I am so grateful. I want to look for that book, I will definitely buy a copy of it.

Hugs to all
Susie

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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
I fully believe I was led to do this. I believe God wanted to comfort all of us and reassure us. If babypooh hadn't asked me if I believed animals went to Heaven, I may not have looked all of this up. Looking all of this up blessed me and comforted me so much and I wanted to share.
babypooh just sent me a pm with the title of another book that she found and when I looked at the reviews I got so excited and told her we must share that title on this journal! I'm going to get both books. babypooh, you have blessed me so much tonight without even knowing! Tonight was the first time I felt a glimmer of light. Thank you, thank you, thank you, my friend. You helped more than you know.

Here's the title of the second book: "There Is Eternal Life For Animals" by Niki Behrikis Shanahan. Look at the reviews and you will see why I got excited. I'm going to try to get both this one and the "Cold Noses At The Pearly Gates".

God has so blessed me. I hope this will bless some of you all too.

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by babypooh, Apr 24, 2009
This has helped me so much. I feel more comfort now than I have since Rocky passed. Thank you! Thank you!

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by boogieman, Apr 24, 2009
i can't see how heaven could possibly be paradise without our beloved animals. check out the photo i just uploaded onto my profile for an interesting commentary on this subject.......gm

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by April2, Apr 24, 2009
I agree. I never knew there were so many scriptures on this until I started looking all of this up! You don't know how much comfort that has given me.

I saw your pictures. It is pretty funny, the sign wars. I think I know which church I'd rather go to. ;) Thanks for sharing, boogieman.
I wonder what the one church will say when Jesus returns on a white horse?

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by babypooh, Apr 25, 2009
boogieman! LOL I got a good laugh out of that picture you posted! Thank you! I needed that!
Good point, April! LOL

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by SassyLassie, Apr 25, 2009
Those pictures, boogieman are terrific, I needed that laugh.

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by Red931, Apr 25, 2009
I went to Catholic School when I was a child and we used to debate the Nuns all the time about this. They would always say that our pets went to a different heaven. The funny thing is they never had a good explanation for what they were saying.

There were always a few of us that would dare to challenge these Nuns and as I remember we won the debate more often then they did. Of course you always had a few that would just cut the discussion off after not being able to back their comments up to the challenge of a 12 year old.

For me, they are living, breathing, beings with feelings and emotions just like us and I see no reason why they would not be with us when we make our transition.

The pictures that "Boogiman" posted are proof that some people want to change the rules to push their own agenda.

April, you have found a wonderful way to help you deal with the loss of Willow and got us all involved here together. You little Willow is still performing Miracles through you.

God Bless

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by Savas, Apr 25, 2009
Of course pets go to heaven.

After all, it wouldn't be heaven if their were no pets. :-)

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by April2, Apr 25, 2009
PSALM 36:6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O LORD. (NRS)

Pope John Paul II
"No human being can be justified in claiming absolute ownership of animals for the simple reason that God alone owns creation. Animals do not simply exist for us nor belong to us. They exist primarily for God and belong to God. The whole work of creation belongs to the plan of salvation," "The mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things" Through the act of creation of the world, and especially of man, the plan of salvation begins to be realized. Pope John Paul II loved all animals, being the first pope to proclaim that "the animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren", and that animals are "fruit of the creative action of the Holy Spirit and merit respect" and are "as near to God as men are".

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by babypooh, Apr 25, 2009
That was beautiful, April! Thank you for posting that! I'd never read that before.

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by SassyLassie, Apr 25, 2009
Wow, April, I am a former Catholic, and I did not know that. All this is so comforting. Thank you for going to so much work to post all this. I felt better this morning, I cleaned the house, and that heavy weight was not there as much. The Lord is healing me and getting me ready for a fur-baby, but, I think I will wait awhile.

Thanks again. I hope you are doing better today too.

Lots of hugs to all here
Susie

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by velvetvenus, Apr 25, 2009
i am sooo not as knowlegable of the bible as some of you but i did read some where that everything that god has created will return to him. i looked in the back of my bible and couldn't find it but it's there somewhere. i know in my heart and with my personal relationship with god that animals do go to heaven! don't doubt it. god bless

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by April2, Apr 25, 2009
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." (Genesis 1:1, 31)

"The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.... The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made." (Psalm 145:9, 13; cf. Psalm 145:17)

"In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." (Job 12:10)

"He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." (Colossians 1:17)

God's covenant with animals

"I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you-the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you-every living creature on earth." (Genesis 9:9-10)

"In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety." (Hosea 2:18)

God's concern for animals

"And of every living thing, of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you." (Genesis 6:19)

"Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest, so that your ox and your donkey may have relief." (Exodus 23:12; cf. Deuteronomy 5:14)

"You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain." (Deuteronomy 25:4)

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight." (Luke 12:6; cf. Matthew 10:29)

Did you notice he made the sabbath not only for humans to rest but also animals? Does this not show concern for his animals?
And why would he save animals along with Noah if he didn't care about the animals?

God's promise to animals

"The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:6-9)

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by SassyLassie, Apr 25, 2009
Here is a link where you can light a candle in memory of your pet, it will make you cry, but, it is wonderful.
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PL I found this on the Rainbow Bridge Site.

I lit one for my Su-Lin and one for my beloved kitty, Suki who crossed the bridge in 1996.

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by suzi-q, Apr 28, 2009
Thank you so much April, I needed that.....I think of my Tiffy every day and pray that she is with my Mom and Dad in heaven...now I know she is...as well as Buttons, my other dog from long ago.....

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by April2, May 17, 2009
ME967, I pulled this back up for you. I was hoping the scriptures might give you some comfort right now. I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss of Lady. I pray you will be able to feel God's peace and comfort right now. Prayers and blessings to you.

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by lonewolf07, May 17, 2009
Yes.  St. Francis of Assisi believe it and who am I to argue with a saint.




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by catwoman64, May 17, 2009
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR POSTING THIS INFORMATION ! ! !   IVE BEEN DEPRESSED LATELY AND HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THE ANIMALS I HAVE LOST AND I WAS ALWAYS TOLD THAT ANIMALS HAVE NO SOUL.  THANKS TO YOU I DO KNOW THEY HAVE SOULS AND GO TO HEAVEN.. THAT MAKES ME FEEL SO HAPPY.  CINDEE56 AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT MY CAT AND HER CAT 'TOMMY' AND WE WONDERED IF THEY MIGHT BE TOGETHER ... WELL CINDEE I THINK PRECIOUS AND TOMMY ARE TOGETHER IN HEAVEN!!!!!  AND WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN ONE DAY.  IN SOME WAY .. I CANT WAIT!!  I REALLY MISS MY PRECIOUS!!  BUT NOW KNOW SHE IS IN GODS HANDS AND SURROUNDED BY HIS LOVE.. AND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY!!  

                                                                             THANKS SO MUCH!!
                                                                                                                  CATWOMAN

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by April2, Oct 03, 2009
Brrad, I pulled this journal back up for you in case you want to see the whole thing. :)

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by StFrancis, Nov 12, 2009
What wonderful scriptures and sotries from all who have posted! I wanted to share a book just released called "Animals in Heaven? Catholics want to know!" by Susi Pittman. The website is    www.catholicstewardsofcreation.com

In the book are scriptures, stories of saints and their pets, and dealing with the death of your pet. I hope this helps all of us who try to find comfort in knowing our loved ones will be with eternally!

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by turkee23, Nov 12, 2009
animals go to the Rainbow bridge!!....

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....  




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by April2, Sep 02, 2010
chocolateladyjaden1999,

I pulled this journal back up so you could see it. I mentioned it to you on your post. I hope it will bring you some comfort.

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by BootsieCat, Dec 29, 2012
There are many quotes concerning this emotional matter, but the one I like most
comes directly from Jesus, in Matthew 7:7-10.  When you consider that Jesus
is saying anything we ask will be received, that includes asking to be with our
pets. The only difference is a positive difference, that our pets will no longer be
flesh and blood (1 Corinthians 15:50), but they could be in the same memorable
shape of which we knew them, because they were created without Corruption,
prior to the Fall, their forms had no Corruption, which did not enter the World
until the Transgression of Man, this means they can be without Corruption in
Heaven, yet still appear to be the animals we loved so dearly.
Because the Father deemed them "Good", in pre-fall Genesis, they will be
there to Praise Him with us, now, let's just make sure that WE are there
with THEM !!!!!!!



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by margypops, Dec 30, 2012
Love that Bootsie Cat   as an animal lover it made me feelgood, thanks so much

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