Dogs DO go to heaven… and cats

Pip knew that.

  • Rosenmops

    Of course they do. <3

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …as long as they have a name. Chickens at Tyson’s and steers in Dakota don’t have names…

      • Rosenmops


  • moraywatson

    Of course cats go to heaven. How do you think they control all the mice !?

  • Eric and Linda MacLeod

    No, I’m sorry. You can’t go messing with established theology like this. The Pope didn’t say anything about cats. Dogs only. Too bad Kitty. Eric

  • Ron MacDonald

    Just dogs.

  • FactsWillOut

    For animals to to heaven, they must have souls.
    If they have souls, they have rights.
    If they have rights, then you can’t kill and eat animals.
    The Pope is an idiot.

    • In Catholic theology animals do have souls. Whether those souls are immortal is another question. I don’t think there’s any established dogma on that.

      • FactsWillOut

        Well, as Catholic dogma is based more on Papal authority than on the Bible, I guess Catholic dogma is now that animals have immortal souls.
        Read Genesis 9.
        the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the
        earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.”
        Catholics aren’t real Christians.

        • The statement was not ex cathedra. It’s just the Pope’s personal opinion. I’m no fan of his but this is very endearing.

    • I’m with the Pope.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I always thought that the Catholic church (and almost all of Christendom too) believed that animals don’t have souls.
    Did I have that finer point about my own religion wrong?

    Was PeTA actually right about that whole KFC chicken holocaust thing?

    • They have Aminal Souls.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        “Buster” will be happy to hear that!
        …and will have much to answer for on her kitty day of Devine judgment.

        • If there are mice on the jury my cat is in trouble.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            “Buster the Cat” (AKA: La mort en noir et blanc) was found guilty today, on all counts, by an ‘all-rodent jury’…

          • Frau Katze

            LOL! Maybe the more intelligent animals are what the Pope is thinking of. I have no personal experience but a coworker who raised turkeys said that they were bred to be so stupid he honestly didn’t think they even knew they were alive.

          • Something about wolves lying down with lambs…

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Damn…there goes my latest and greatest bright idea. I was going to offer a Post-Rapture Pet Care Service….

  • Mal

    Sorry, Blazer; Pip “knew” that?

    • Yeah, that freaked me out too. I think the point is that Pip knew that before the Pope said so.

      • Mal

        Thanks, Mamba. The past tense gave me a bit of a shock.

        • Pip is alive and well and expecting lunch;)

          • Mal

            Excellent news.
            And now he’s expecting his din-dins, I reckon.

  • Xavier

    There’s only one problem: apparently none of it ever happened.

    Yes, a version of that quotation was uttered by a pope, but it was said decades ago by Paul VI, who died in 1978. There is no evidence that Francis repeated the words during his public audience on Nov. 26, as has been widely reported, nor was there was a boy mourning his dead dog.

  • minute

    Of course they do. What would be the good of making it to heaven if there were no cats and dogs there?

  • Pete_Brewster

    Even I knew that. Animals never rebelled against God the way we did, so there is no reason to damn them or keep them out of whatever mansion in the Lord’s house He reserves for them. They have their own Law, which they keep to the letter.

    In other words, Pip has a far better chance of making it to heaven than most people, and the mad monk who preached to the birds (whose name the Pope of Rome uses at the moment) had more need of the Gospel than his “flock” did.

    When I say that I’m called a lunatic, of course. No more than the Pope of Rome, apparently. Now if only he had more regard for the souls of human beings.

  • Miss Trixie

    I’ve just returned home after sending my beloved Miss Trixie, to heaven. She was the light of my life and I loved her dearly. My heart is aching and my house is very empty and lonesome without my little girl.
    We had a marvelous 15 years together and I’m going to miss her terribly.

    • Oh, I’ve been there it’s awful. I’m so sorry. Do you have any pictures of her?

      • Miss Trixie

        My condolences to you, on your very painful loss, darls. This grief just keeps washing over me in waves, one after another. I’d love to post some pics – how to do that here? I’ll send Furface an email.

        • Yes, that’s the best thing to do.

          I know it’s a terrible cliche, but I’m sure she had a lovely life with you. And the Pope says she’s in heaven 🙂

          • Miss Trixie

            Yes. Yes she is and it will be a joyful day when we are reunited.
            It’s been an awful, emotional and exhausting day and I just want to have a monster snort of whatever’s in the liquor cabinet, wrap myself up in a blankie and sleep a few hours.
            Thanks so much for your kind words, luv. *hugs*

    • Drunk_by_Noon


    • Rosenmops

      I’m sorry for your loss. 🙁

  • Petrilla

    Lucy Maude Montgomery must have believed it too. I seem to remember Anne arguing this very point in Anne of Green Gables. As a child I believed implicitly and I still do. Vets apparently do, since they send you a card which always makes me cry about us meeting again on the Rainbow Bridge. I have had many cards and many tears to go with them.