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Do pets go to heaven?

My beloved cat Snowball passed away yesterday in my arms after two days of pain after having had a C-section to deliver her two dead kittens. I didn’t know that I could weep like I did yesterday for a creature, but it broke my heart loosing her. There are no words to explain how I feel and I feel like nobody understands me…

I don’t know if animals go to heaven, but I do sure hope so and I prayed that she would.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21““As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.  Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath (literally “spirit“); humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”

Snowball…I’ll miss her pretty blue eyes looking up at me.

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29 thoughts on “Do pets go to heaven?

  1. I’m so sorry for you loss. I have 2 cats and I often lie awake at night listening to them purr and wonder how I’ll ever live without them, I feel a wave of panic rise over me just thinking about it now. If ever it was possible for someone to love a pet too much, then I do. So yes, I do feel I understand, you are not alone in your greif.
    I’m not a religious person, but hope and pray that cats go to heaven too. Somewhere with Tuna a plenty and sisal mice to play with, comfy beds and warm radiators. Somewhere with lots of angels to love and fuss them until we’re able to join them x

  2. kimchi68 says:

    Sorry for you loss, its always sad when they are gone. I love cats and dogs and I truly believe they go up there:)

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss! I don’t have kids so losing my pets is heartbreaking. I have been so worried that mine would be severely affected by their recent illnesses but so far I’m just an overprotective mom. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and seeing pics of my boy Milo. He’s such a sweetheart. I can’t imagine losing him. I wrote a tribute to my mom’s dog on my blog last year and posted a beautiful poem about pets called The Rainbow Bridge. http://thejourneyoftwo.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/saying-goodbye/ I do believe we may see them again some day.

  4. Daughter, I am SO sorry about your loss of that dear Snowball! I truly appreciate your starting this post with the Ecclesiastes quote! We feel that our old female Labrador retriever whom we lost to bone cancer several years ago is waiting for us with joy! Such angels our Father sends us in this four-legged guises!

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a pet is like losing a family member, something non pet owners never understand.

    I like to think that Heaven is what we make it (pretty much the same here on Earth too actually) and so if you want your pets there, they will be.

    Personally, it wouldn’t feel like heaven if I didn’t have my dogs with me.

    x

  6. Sorry for the pain you are experiencing by your loss. Our beautiful animal children bring so much joy and color into our lives, and as you move through the next weeks and months, I hope you will find some comfort in all the touching memories that you have built up over the years. Every little thing that jiggles loose a memory is like hearing her next to you again.

    I took care of my mom in the last six years of her life (after she became disabled), and we would often play a game, where we would imagine what “our heaven” looks like. Hers was always filled with dozens of fuzzy Pekingnese puppies bouncing around her ankles. She experienced such joy and comfort at imagining being surrounded by as many puppies as she could possibly tolerate, and also at the idea of seeing her beloved Pekingnese (named Tiger) again. It always brought a smile to her face, and now, after her death, it still brings a smile to mine when I think of how her face would soften, and a smile would touch her cheeks, every time she imagined “her heaven.”

    I hope that as your memories come flooding in, or trickling in, that they will bring a similar sort of peace and joy into your heart. So many precious memories.

  7. They most certainly do go to heaven! I’m sorry for your loss. My beloved Nero passed away a month ago. There’s still a huge hole in my heart, but I know he’s in a better in place and not suffering any more. Big hug!

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost Maisy cat in October 2010 and still miss her loads (we are owned once again by two Mafia cats).
    I think there is a great cat in the sky who calls the poorly cat to them when it’s their time.Once they meet the great cat all of their suffering is gone and they play, chase, climb to their heart’s content.
    Remember all the good you gave to her, all the fun you had together.You were there as she left for her new adventure, you never let her down. Even in the last minutes. Let yourself mourn. Don’t listen to people who are likely to be harsh. A pet is a friend and family member. Of course it will hurt, because you loved her.

  9. So sorry too hear about your beloved Snowball. My cat Purrby found me at 6 months of age the first time. We had a great journey together, through good times and bad. He left for Rainbow Bridge and without that belief I would be devastated. I believe he is in a field of wildflowers chasing his beloved dragonflies. I miss him yet today.That was in 2003. I made many web pages that covered his life,his health issues and passing. Oh and his requests would be his favorite “Orange Yogurt Meow”.
    I wish the pain of losing Snowball lessens and perhaps another cat will come into your life. Purrby sent Minnie to me in 2004. She actually has a huge white cat print on her side. It looks like Purrby. If you like you can check out my CATS in my blog.

    This is the web pages I made for Purrby

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