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Do Animals Have Souls?

Updated on August 29, 2017

My Opinion

Do Animals Have Souls?

I don't subscribe to any actual religion, but something that happened to my son recently, got me thinking... Do animals have souls? If they were, in fact, created by some "higher power," would he/she have taken the time to give animals souls as well as people?

Somebody, somewhere must have come up with the idea. Why else would we tell our children that their beloved pet went to "Doggie Heaven," or "Kitty Heaven."

Why I Started Thinking About This

As you probably already know, we recently lost one of our dogs to cancer. April 11 would have been her 5th birthday. The day before that my son had a dream about her. He said that she came back, but her brown was gone. I asked him how he knew it was her then, and he said that I let her in. I was in his dream too, and I told Carmen to come here.

So was it her soul? Was she coming by to tell my son she was okay, and to enjoy his new puppy? Or was it just something that came up in my son's subconscious? I choose to believe that she was dropping by to tell all of us that she was okay. Why? Because my son said she was all white. How else would a brown and white dog suddenly be just white?

You're free to take this or leave it, and believe what you want, but I choose to believe that animals do have souls.

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Do Animals Have Souls?

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    • sharioleary profile imageAUTHOR

      Shari O'Leary 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      @siobhanryan: Thank you for the blessing, and I happen to think so too.

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      siobhanryan 

      5 years ago

      Blessed-I think they have souls

    • sharioleary profile imageAUTHOR

      Shari O'Leary 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      @WindyWintersHubs: Thank you! I always thought this lens was one of my best ones. This proves it.

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star!

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      Do-animals-have-souls 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for keeping attention on this important issue!

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