Monday, December 12, 2016

Do "All Dogs Go to Heaven"???


Jack's favorite place to "Hang Out" was on the couch cushions
by the front window.

(Cairn terriers like to have a place for a "Look-Out",
to see what's going on in their world.)

Most of his time on his couch perch was spent snoozing!
But if Gary opened the refrigerator door,
those eyes would slide open for a peek,
then down he'd jump,
looking for a hand-out!

He was a great companion to all of us...
He would snuggle wherever you put him.
Gary fell in love with him as a little foot warmer.
My grandchildren loved him as a sleeping buddy.

Jack let us do just about anything with him,
without ever so much as a growl or a snarl.
He was probably the most patient dog in the universe!

A great sport...
He was such a little people pleaser!

A guard dog, he was NOT...
He made friends with everyone who came through our door.
...But that is not to say that he didn't become territorial 

in his own fenced yard and bark ferociously
when he felt his area was being threatened by a strange animal!

This Christmas just won't be the same without him... 

...This seems to beg the question:
Do "All Dogs Go to Heaven" as they say in the movie by that title?
I can't answer that question,
but I surely do hope that Jack will be there waiting for me!

My veterinarian said she believes dogs go to heaven.
"God created them"  ...And,
"What would Esther and Gary's heaven look like without Jack in it?"

When I see Jesus Himself,
whether Jack is there or not will probably not be my main concern!
It may be childish to even think about whether Jack is there....
The Love Chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, ends with these words:
"Now we see things imperfectly,
like puzzling reflections in a mirror,
but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
All that I know now is partial and incomplete,
but then I will know everything completely,
Just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever---
Faith, hope, and love---
and the greatest of these is love."

If love lasts forever,
maybe Jack will be there!
He certainly was a very loved little dog!

This week in my Bible study, 
I've been studying the word "COMPASSION".
Whether I see Jack again or not,
I do know that God Our Father is a Compassionate God!
That is the Name that I am featuring for God this week on my

He is also known as
so I am confident that He will find ways to comfort me
...even if it's the loss of a pet!


Ruth Hiebert said...

Somehow I do think that we will interact with animals in Heaven,but as you say, when we see Jesus,the animals and I dare say even our loved ones won't matter.We will fall at Jesus feet and worship.

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pattisjarrett said...

Sorry you've lost your little buddy. They do indeed leave paw prints on our hearts.

NC Sue said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a furry friend.
Thanks for sharing photos of Jack at