Albert Payson Terhune penned the following quote, it is my favorite!
“I wonder if it is heretical to believe that when at last my tired
feet shall tread the Other Shore, a madly welcoming swirl of exultant
collies—the splendid Sunnybank dogs that have been my chums here—will
bound forward, circling and barking around me, to lead me Home!”
Albert Payson Terhune
These words penned by my favorite author I believe to be true. I firmly believe our pets will be with us on the other side. While some claim animals do not have souls, other claim they do but they are not the same as ours. I snear at both of these claims. Physics teaches us that energy never dies, it just transforms. What is a soul made of but energy!
I’ve watched my collies die and I know they give up their soul when they die. God does not make disposable souls and animals were made to be companions of humankind at the Garden of Eden. They suffered when humankind fell and I believe they will get rewarded with an afterlife when their lives end. They are our companions and I believe will be part of the afterlife we experience.
So, when I die if I am not met by a swirling mass of Niamh’s Misty Meadow Collies I will either know I did not make it to heaven or that if Heaven does not include my collies I don;t want to go anyways. Just my opinion…..
Someday I hope to once again see my Niamh, Hallie, Anya, MacKenzie, Sadie and all the others who will someday pass from this earth. What a glorious moment that will be…..