Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dog Heaven

The week after B-dog died, I got a package in the mail.

An old roommate had sent me this book.

I cried as a I read it.

Yesterday, it helped me to think that this could be true:
Dogs in Dog Heaven have almost always belonged to somebody on Earth and, of course, the dogs remember this.
Heaven is full of memories.
So sometimes an angel will walk a dog back to Earth for a little visit and quietly, invisibly, the dog will sniff about his old backyard, will investigate the cat next door, will follow the child to school, will sit on the front porch and wait for the mail.

When he is satisfied that all is well, the dog will return to Heaven with the angel.
It is where dogs belong,
near God who made them.

~from Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant


Katie said...

How sweet. I loved the pic yesterday of M-dog sitting on B-dog's grave. I think that says it all about what they know and remember. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

She rocks. That's a beautiful and comforting thought.


michelle said...

Dogs are very much like humans (in my opinion) once they have touched our lives and our souls here on earth they are forever a part of us.....

Auntie Keri said...

Ditto to what Michelle said!!