"Have you ever wondered if there is a heaven or an after life for our treasured pets? I know that all cat, dog and animal lovers would dearly love to know that there was and that this knowledge alone would make their deaths more bearable.
To have one's pet greet you upon arrival home, jump on your lap in playful mood, snuggle up on the rug by one's feet or purr in prayer at the foot of one's bed is heaven itself. Surely it is in the lap of the Gods to grant the wish of all pet lovers? Who knows, perhaps St Francis himself will intercede on the behalf of all creatures who depart this life." William Forde: December 12th, 2014.