I was reading this thread on another forum ,and I would like every ones opinion about whether you feel your dog has a soul and will go to heaven or rainbow bridge. After the way Sadie and Noey died I hope to god both of my girls had souls and went to heaven. I hope they are at peace and running and playing in green grass and our happy. I hope I see them again some day.Thanks to all who reply.
Since I believe that your soul is your existance and that animals are referred to as souls in the Bible, then yes animals that are alive have souls. An afterlife for dogs...hmm I guess I will see when I get there. The important thing to remember is that as long as you love them they are alive as much as they were before. That is all that really matters.
rednosered, yes, I do believe that dogs have souls. After my 11 year old boxer Jamie Lee died in January (our only pet), it was like our house had been sucked of all life....we sat on the same couch for 4 days straight and barely ate until we could go back to work. I believe that people have souls and I also believe that dogs have souls -- and many of their souls are A LOT nicer than many human souls! I have read a quote about a doctor saying that he he has cut open many bodies but has never found a soul -- to which it is replied "yes, but while you were cutting, did you ever find a thought?"...I love that! I was reading the psychic section in a magazine and this woman was saying that her poodle had died 8 years ago and she is still really really sad and thinks she can feel her around the house and feels that the poodle was her soulmate. She asked the psychic if the poodle was ever going to come back to her in another form. The psychic said that the poodle wasn't her soulmate (she was about to meet her soulmate) but the poodle was a VERY close friend and was actually going to come back into her life in another form in the next few years after meeting her real soulmate (so maybe come back as a baby or another animal in her life). I found that so exciting. If I could get my girl to come back in another body, I would be the happiest girl in the world....
i hope my dogs and cats are in heaven. even if i don't make it in :) they sure deserved to. i'm looking forward to seeing them again. rednosered if you don't mind me asking what vet is it that sadie ran away from?
Of course, and they all go to heaven. Mine are living with uncle Pat and Minnie. Luigi is playing in the butterfly bush, pouncing on Sophie, who has two ears and is restored to full health. I think God would be crazy not to want all the crazy animals in the world. Even He needs pets! xoxo, Dorothie
Thanks for all the replies. I still miss both of my girls ,and I find lately it really bothers me . More Sadie then Noey though,only because Sadies death could've been prevented. I love Piper she's beautiful .I feel like I let Sadie down. On July 4th of last summer Sadie Escaped from NVH(Newburgh Vetinary Hospital) where she was being kenneled along with Tigger while my hubby and I where going away to Lake George for 3 days.She wasn't secured properly,they put both of my dogs in collapsable wire crates in the basement of this old house ,no latch on the door that led to the living room,and an open window with a screen,no bars.So Sadie and Tigger got out of the crates went up stairs ,and Sadie went through the window. They promised us that were they where,they where to be moved and not stay in those crates over night.It was suppose to be only temporary until they put them in the new kennell runs. They over booked and didn't have the room.No one even attempted to move my dogs and put them in the new kennell runs.Sadie had gotten out they figure about 3 or 4 in the morning,no one notified us until 12:30 that afternoon.On July 26th she was hit and killed on I-84. She was alone ,and all she wanted to do was find her way home,and she couldn't.I trusted these people with my dogs,they were my vet for years.I don't know if I could ever forgive them for what happened. Sorry for rambling ,but talking about it helps sometimes. I really miss my big lug head.That's what we use to call her. She would come over and butt her head on you.We use to call her Big Red.She was an 80 pound girl. That's why I wanted to know if any one thinks that dogs have souls. If any one deserves to go to heaven it's Sadie ,and Noey who died at a year from cancer.Thanks for listening.
Yes, I believe they do and are in heaven happy and healthy now. My personal feeling. I guess we all pretty much feel this way, and I consider the Rainbow Bridge, a dogs Heaven. Rednosered, what a sad, sad story. I am so sorry for your loss. Did that clinic accept the responsibility? I know so many try to blame it on the pet.
Rednosered, A youth minister once told a child that if it took her dog being in heaven with her to make her happy, then her dog would be there. I know my dog will be there because that is what will make me happy. It's been almost a month since I have cried for my Whinni. I looked at my computer screen last night with her picture on it and wanted to cry. I held back the tears and turned towards my new puppies. I 'll love them that much one day too! By the way rednosered, did you sue that vet? That would piss me off severely!!!!
Rednose- That sounds awful. Something interesting happened to a schnauzer we had for years. My mom moved into a rental property that wouldn't allow the dog. My aunt took it in. The next day a bunch of bees were swarming around my uncle and the dog was biting at them. Later that day the dog became very lethargic. My aunt took him to a near by vet. They said his problems were due to being feed milk. (I did this as a kids once or twice a week for a month) My mom was really upset about our pet dying. She called our regular vet who begged us to take the dog out of that office so he could examine him. The vet that was keeping our dog would not give him up, and he died the next day. I wish we would have had a narcropsy done on him. I am sure he died from a bee sting in his throat.
"you are making me feel guilty for the snails I accidently stepped on the other night and all the ants I've sprayed and spiders I've smashed" i've thought of this too......now i take the spiders outside.
I do believe dogs have souls, Rednosered. Even though Summer is the only dog i own i've known a couple of dogs who have died like my next door neighbours bull terrier, Oliver and my cousins dog, Sian. I miss them and I do beliece that they've gone to Heaven and are having the time of their afterlives. I hope to see everyone I knew that have died up in Heaven some day. My heart goes to those dogs that have died over these few years. WelshPuppy XxXxXxXxXx
rednose, I aree with everyone. dogs do have souls. I also know how you feel. on newyears my moms land lord broke into her house, let out two of our dogs and put our very old lhasa apso out into the snow. she wanderd into the rode and was hit, and later died. we never even got to say good bye becuse the cop our neigbors called tryed to make it up to the vets with her, but she didnt make it. and they did something with her body, they didnt tell us what. and my male yorkie is still missing. I tried to tell others on this forum what happend but they said it was my fault. I am depressed and I am going to talk to a phsyciatrist becuse I am so depressd. I hope you feel better than you and know that it is not your fault.
rednosered yeah im pretty sure they have souls we had a 14 year old Chow collie mix named behtoven last 4th of july he died while we where all out haeing fun shooting of fire works he was dying on our living room floor when we came in he was layin on the floor gasping we got to spend his last 20 minutes with us with himit seemed like we didnt get to spend enough time with but the part that lets me know that dogs have souls is that. That night I dug a great big hole for him in the back yard and made a crate for him put him in the hole and filled it in I no more than got the last scooped the of the dirt on his new home and it startd raining not jus a little sprinkle it was a great down fall it drenched me like a got trown in a pool before i could get to the back door I live in rockford IL wich is about 1/3 of th size of chicago Half of our city was with out power for the next 3 days and the whole city had branches and and trees torn out by the roots It was huge mess and I think that, that was his way of saying he was OK and he stuck a shed in the park down the street with lightining so yeah I would say they do have souls and if they go heaven they should be angels after all the do a great job of loking after us down here Right