By Dana Lovell, Minnesota
I adopted an orange-and-white adult male tabby cat named Austin. He was rescued from life as a laboratory cat, and his trust in people was low. Austin was gentle, observant, and reserved. He never meowed. Occasionally, he would look eye-to-eye with someone and express deep love without a word.
By Bob Lawton, Connecticut
My wife, Luanne, and I got our all-black cat Shadow when he was a kitten. After only eight short years, he started having problems that led to his passing. Luanne was devastated over the loss.
By Ardi Keim, Massachusetts
I had never grieved a death before. Even that of my brother, my father, and Grandmother. There had been loss of friends and loved ones in my life, but I always knew they went to a better place.
By Niels-Jul Yrvin, Norway
While driving on a rural road near the town in Norway where I lived at the time, I decided to pass a white car. Ignoring a nudge not to do this, I immediately regretted making the wrong choice.
By Harold Klemp
Will Rogers was a comedian during the early twentieth century. He once said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
by Harold Klemp
“Cats, dogs, and turtles have a heaven, just like people. It makes you wonder why some people get so angry to hear that animals go to heaven. That’s where we all come from.” –Ask the Master, Book 2