In the absence of anyone in the chat room in the afternoons for the last few days I've been refreshing the main page and reading through random old blogs.
It's become obvious that many of us have blogged about animals (yes guilty as charged), pets, and the loss thereof in stories like "The Rainbow Road" and "A good dog story" and I've come to certain conclusions.
While not a believer myself I asked myself the question "What if there is a heaven?"
My conclusions, which I'm certain many will take issue with, but they're mine and I stand by them for me at least, are as follows:-
1) Very few humans deserve to get there, myself included.
2) Loyal pets, most certainly deserve to get there.
3) If there IS a heaven and there are no animals, then, for me at least, that's not heaven and I'd rather not go there.