By Harold Klemp

Some of us are cat people, and others are dog people. I think I’m more of a cat person, although I also like dogs. In fact, we have a little dog at home. Molly is a sweet, forgiving little animal whose main reason for being on earth is to love somebody—even a cat lover. Even the neighborhood cats come running over whenever they see us out for a walk, because our dog is very much like a cat. Maybe that’s why she gets along so well in our family. She’s very gentle and intelligent.

Those of you who have cats probably notice that they don’t really seem to miss you too much when you’re gone for the day. But dogs are different. As soon as you walk in the door they go wild with joy, trying to jump up and lick your face. With cats, you’re lucky if they look up to see who let the draft in when the door opened.

Cats and dogs each give love in their own way. Pets bring healing from loneliness and are companions at times when our own kind won’t have us. Sometimes pets are closer to us than our family, because they don’t judge us—unless, of course, dinner’s late. They need a real reason.

Cats and dogs have their jealousies, but they don’t gossip. Generally all they want is to love and be loved. People who have a difficult time accepting love from others sometimes find it easier to accept love from a pet. This companionship offers a healing which makes life bearable for them.

When Soul takes up residence in bodies other than the human form, such as that of a dog or a cat, It’s just at a different level of consciousness. But Soul in any form is from God, and God is love.

Adapted from Unlocking Your Sacred Puzzle Box, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 6, by Harold Klemp.