Do Dogs Go To Heaven?
If you are asking this question, “Do dogs go to Heaven?”, you have probably just lost one of your best friends recently and I want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.
I wish I could say something to help ease the pain… but I can’t.
I’m not going to tell you that they are in a better place. That doesn’t make it hurt any less. And I won’t tell you that it will get better in time. Yeah, we’ve all heard that “Only time will make it better.” That doesn’t do anything for the pain you feel right now either. No, I won’t tell you that.
But I am going to tell you that I know the pain you are going through. I lost my best friend Sammy September 4th, 2016 and it still hurts. It hurts like heck but I also want to tell you how I came to cope with the pain.
Coping With The Pain
I’m not saying it will help you but I hope it does. We are all different and we all have to deal with the pain in our own way. I do want to tell you that I know that Sammy is in Heaven now and he is doing fine. I’m the one who is having a problem. I am the one who is in pain and lonely and missing him.
But I know he loved me and I know he wouldn’t want me to be depressed and feeling bad. I was especially feeling bad as I blamed myself for his death. You can read the whole story about my Sammy HERE if you haven’t read it already. I wrote the following in my journal 3 weeks after Sammy’s death:
Brief Word About My Sammy Boy
“My Sammy Boy was a beautiful orange Tabby cat. He went to Heaven Sunday, almost 3 weeks ago now (9/4/2016). He was my very best friend for almost 15 years. Sammy was the first to greet me when I came home from work. I always took the time to say “Hi” and give him at least a rub on his head.
He pretty much followed me everywhere I would go around the house if he could. And if for some reason, Sammy wasn’t waiting for me when I came out the door, all I had to do was call and he came running to me… and I mean running! He loved me almost as much as I loved him.
The worst part is that we killed him. He ran under our car as we came up the driveway. I miss Sammy so much. It hurts so bad…
And though, I know I am getting better but it’s like 2 steps forward and one step back again. I know I will be okay eventually. What helps me the most is thinking of how Sammy is the lucky one. He has gone to a better place where there is no more pain or sorrow. I’m really just feeling sorry for myself because I have to go on without him… and I can hardly do anything around the house without thinking about him and missing him terribly.”
Facing Your Grief
I didn’t realize at the time, but I now know that writing about my friend in my journal really helped a lot to bring some healing for my grief. I highly recommend this as a grief healing therapy. It really helped me to think of my Sammy in Heaven and having a great time… no more pain and no more sorrow. I even made up a song and sang it in my head over and over again whenever I would get depressed. Eventually, I recorded it and put it on youtube. It’s called “The Lucky One”.
I recorded this sound track with my video recorder so it is not a very high quality recording. I apologize but I can’t tell you how much it helped me to sing this song whenever I started getting depressed and missing my Sammy Boy.
Yes… Dogs Go To Heaven!
So, do dogs go to heaven? I know in my heart that they do. Billy Graham once said, “God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” Why wouldn’t you believe that your pet is Heaven?
And not only is your pet in Heaven, but you are too. Not the same you that you are here in this world, but the perfect you that lives “…in Christ in the Heavenly Realms”.
No, I’m not crazy… please let me explain.
The Bible says that the moment we become a believer, we are immediately placed in Heaven with Jesus.
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This is the basis for my book on Amazon called “My Pet Letter From Heaven”. You can read it here on my blog for free. There is also a link on that page if you would like to purchase it for someone who is grieving.