OK. I'll try aagain, too ... lol I saved what I wrote, so I'll copy and paste.
Wow. A very difficult and thought provoking question. If I got to keep everything, but couldn't be human, I really would have no use for any of it, and the memories of a previous life would probably sadden me.
I think that I would choose to be a dog. My hope on that would be that having a good owner would be the rule not the exception. I know that their are a lot of bad owners but their are some pretty darn good ones too. I think I would like to come back as a Chow. I would try my hardest to let people see that chows are not "evil" dogs.
I don't know. On one hand, I need to be with people, but i would be afraid I'd end up in a puppy mill or something, so dog's not for me. Something free that lives in a group and is social.......maybe a penguin, I don't know.