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Do Cats Have Souls?

By January 6, 2011

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This blog was written over three years ago and readers are still posting affirmative comments. For all those folks who have recently lost cats (as happens so often during the holidays), I invite you to take solice from the comment. Original post:

I know of at least one reader who takes issue with my personal belief that cats and other creatures have souls. I subscribe to an affirmation I will paraphrase: "I don't want to go to Heaven if my cat can't be there." Since faith is not a science, none of us can actually prove the existence or non-existence of Heaven, or that bridge to the Beyond we call the Rainbow Bridge. Many of us simply choose to believe that there is such a place and that one day we will be reunited with our lost beloved cats.

Yesterday, when I announced the passing of Norton, our Cat of the Year for 2006, I was reminded of a poem I quoted years ago in a memorial to one of my own cats:

    A WRITER'S CAT

    I remember the day a favorite cat died.
    At dawn I carried him into the garden and laid him on a bed of mint,
    Still breathing.
    The eyes I had known for almost thirteen years followed me about.
    When the post arrived, he gave a short purr.

    It had been his habit since a kitten.
    It was his last link with my world of manuscripts and books.
    Our parting would be soon.
    Later when I wrapped him in an old cardigan
    I thought of Anatole France and St. Mael's
    baptism of the penguins
    And how St. Catherine had said:
    "Give them souls -- but tiny ones."

    I will settle for that
    For my cat.

    By Neville Baybrooke


Do you believe cats and other non-human creatures have souls? Your opinions are important to me.

Comments

December 23, 2007 at 1:54 am
(1) jetgirl86 says:

According to most christian teachings,humans are the only living things granted a soul. Animals have spirits, but they are also supposed to have a place in heaven when they die. For my part, I believe our pets will wait patiently for us in heaven.

December 23, 2007 at 2:11 am
(2) kimberly says:

i believe cats have souls also.

think about it, when a human gets kicked does it not cry?
same as a cat if you kick it, it has feeling and will cry.
meaning it has a soul. if you have emotion you have a soul. if a cat meows its because it wants something.
cats arent vegtables. they have souls. i agree!!

December 23, 2007 at 10:38 am
(3) Franny Syufy says:

Thanks so much for your comment, JetGirl! I don’t know the difference between souls and spirits, but that’s good enough for me. :)

December 23, 2007 at 10:49 am
(4) Mihalis says:

If one can get beyond the teaching of the man-made rules and teachings of organized religions, then that the very spark of life that unites us all shines both in our eyes and in the animals which share this world with us. Its more a question of what happens to the souls when it exits the mortal vessel – Eastern thought holds for the evolving and reincarnated soul – Western thought has become more finite and doctrinal. Personally, I believe that we will be surrounded after this current life by a pack of souls, animals and humans included that we hold dear. I hope to see all my dogs and cats. And all loved ones.

December 23, 2007 at 11:59 am
(5) Frank says:

I see no evidence that such a thing as a soul exists at all. The evidence supports the hypothesis that all things die, and that nothing survives its own death.

Therefore, this life (and the life of my cats) is very precious to me, since it appears that it is all I will ever have.

May 4, 2011 at 8:37 am
(6) Sonia says:

I believe cats have souls. What happened to me and my cat of nearly 17 years was very painful. I was overseas and when I came back after 6 months she has been dead for 5 days. Had I came back a week earlier I would have seen her alive. I arrived on a Sunday and was devastated. The
following Monday at 5am she woke me up by pawing the
pillow I was hugging then she lay down beside me. She has
been visiting me and pawing my arms and laying next to me.
Sometimes I will wake up and I will hear her breathing and
her weight on my back or arm. She died on March 30 and it’s
more than a month now. She still comes. I think she knows
that sometimes I have been crying at night. I think she
comforts me because I fall asleep when she goes. I welcome her visits very much. She used to sleep with me
when she was alive. Losing her is like losing a baby.
I still hear her sounds at night and I always ask her to
come inside. And I think she does. One night she even
rammed into my sliding screen door. Then after a while
I felt her weight next to me. I love my Cookie very much.

May 7, 2011 at 5:20 am
(7) sonia says:

My cat is still visiting me. I would wake up
because she’s pawing my arm. Then she will lie down
beside me and I can hear her breathing. Sometimes
really loud. I think she comforts me because some nights
I cannot sleep or I am crying. There were times she visited me while I was wide awake. I just finished saying my rosary and I turned off the night light and after a few minutes I felt her pawing my left forearm. I even talked to her and said a lot of things. To forgive me for not being able to look after her when I was overseas, that I love her very much, etc. I still think about her a lot. She was my family.

August 4, 2011 at 10:45 am
(8) Kriz says:

We just lost our Kitty of only 1 1/2 yrs old. To a tragic death. She was soo young to die. She was attacked by a dog. By reading your post how your kitty visits you after her death, it gives me hope that maybe our kitty will visit us too. I soo long for that .. Im sorry for your loss- Our kitty was soo spunky, she was the life of our household. We have 5 more cats, but none of them compare to her, and yes we love all of them, but wish Tazzy was with us..

September 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm
(9) Edward Kucinski says:

I do believe firmly cats have souls. In his his teachings Jesus mentioned many times about cats. Cats seem to have a sense we don’t have. They can sense danger, Happiess When someone whom the cat loves senses that someoene they love will be home soon thay get all excited. Before that persom walks in the door they seem to know who it is. I have a second cat that is not too keen on strangers. Somehow Ivy knows when its a stranger and runs to hide under the bed. If its someone she knows she stays put. I don’t kow how she does it but she knows a friend from a foe as soon as they get out of the car. One good example is when my mother comes to vist, about 1400 miles away. Not to say the cat knows 1400 miles away who it is. When my friend pulls into the driveway with my mother the cat knows who it is and runs up to her. The majority of people that come to the door she usually runs and hide. I believe firmly all living creatures have souls. If they didn’t have souls then why did God create them? Did he get bored creating people and the universe? My cat passed on sept. 27, 2011,yestrday. It was the worst day of my life. I’d do anything, that God approves of, to get my cat back. I will not get passed this for a very long time. Hope I ad some kind of effect. Remember doves and sheep were always around jesus
Thanks for reading. I know it was long but its important.

December 23, 2007 at 12:43 pm
(10) Tracy says:

I would like to recommend a book for all to read by Sylvia Browne and her son Chris Dufresne. Called “ANIMALS ON THE OTHER SIDE” So good and it will really get you to thinking and believing. Yes animals, all of them have souls and spirts.

December 23, 2007 at 1:02 pm
(11) Sandy says:

When I get ready to retire for the evening and my kitty is by my side when I am reading scripture, that is when she is the most loving. God created certain animals to be our companions and it also says in the bible, “God breathed the breath of life into them.” If you have the breath of life you have a soul. A soul is the way we communicate with our Lord. So yes I believe!

December 23, 2007 at 3:11 pm
(12) Avozinha says:

I don’t know if cats have got souls like ours, but The Creator surely loved to create them, such nice purring creatures. I just hope to find my Gorby waiting for me by the ternal gates.

December 23, 2007 at 9:04 pm
(13) Nellie says:

In the Bible, when God told the Jews not to eat meat with the blood in it, it was because the soul is contained in the blood. The word spirit is related to breath. Therefore, cats have both souls and spirits. The Bible also mentions horses coming from heaven and all creatures both in heaven and on earth giving praise to God.

December 23, 2007 at 9:27 pm
(14) carl says:

I voted “do not know” because I do not know whether humans have any “soul”, either. Moat likely, it is “here and now” for both of us. The cats try to make the best out of it, and the humans should follow them.

December 23, 2007 at 9:50 pm
(15) Shawna says:

I think any animal that is “aware” has a spirit. If my cats show empathy by comforting me when I am sad, are they not aware? My husband who does not subscribe to such things even reluctantly admits that certian animals have “bright eyes” and that is how you can tell.

December 24, 2007 at 4:57 am
(16) Lee says:

Too many *incredible* things have happened to me and my cats, Camillo, Olaf and Fig for me to ignore the very indelible and palpable fact that yes, cats have souls…as do all living things.

December 24, 2007 at 8:25 pm
(17) Suzanne says:

I don’t know how anyone who has really KNOWN any animal – in my case dogs and horses as well as cats – can deny them a soul.

I’ve had too many dear four footed friends to have any doubts.

December 24, 2007 at 10:19 pm
(18) Ernie says:

First of all, I would like to say that my wife and I have been cat owners for many years. My wife takes in all strays whether they are healthy or sick. I really don’t know if cats have souls, spirits, or anything else. But I do know they have feelings like we do- they feel pain like we do-they get hungry like we do-they feel comforted(as evidenced by the wonderful sound of purring)like we do. They also feel anger, fear and God only knows what else. Though they can’t express these feelings with words like we do, they still have them, and I only wish they could tell me more. I don’t know if they have a soul or not but they do have feelings.
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December 27, 2007 at 1:33 pm
(19) Frankie says:

There is absolutely no doubt but that cats DO have souls. This is an e-mail I sent to my family and friends after my feline soulmate died four years ago. I know it’s long, but it’s necessary to read my entire message:

Yesterday morning, I asked God to give me a sign (that I would recognize as
His response) that Cheyenne was content in His presence. I know the [Catholic] Church doesn’t believe in such things, but I can’t imagine our loving God, who cares even for the smallest bird, not planning something for all of the animals who give us so much love. Anyway, I went to “theanimalrescuesite.com,” as usual, to do my daily “click” for the animals, and the picture on the site was Cheyenne’s twin. I’ve been clicking for the animals at least five days a week for almost a year, and there has NEVER been a picture that looked like Cheyenne before. NEVER. A little later, I decided to send a link to Amy and Katye to show them . . . although I went back to the site no fewer than 50 times, that picture did not come up, again. Not even once. . . .

Last evening, I planned to write computer checks, but I ended up not being able to start as early as I’d wanted to. While I was outside throwing the ball for Kaya, Amy came rushing out with a plastic bag containing an old antenna wire. I’d packed it inside a larger bag with some other wiring and put it away. The cats had dragged the big bag out of the cabinet yesterday, torn it open, and removed only one item — the smaller bag with the antenna wire. That bag had “Cheyenne Snyder” written on it . . . .

I don’t listen to the radio very often; I listen to The Morning Show on my radio and tv every morning. This morning, for some reason, I decided to
clean the litter box in the bathroom before I switched to The Morning Show.
“Cheyenne Song” was the first song I heard.

Coincidence? I don’t think so. God works in mysterious ways to show His
love for us!

/Frankie

December 27, 2007 at 1:42 pm
(20) Dally says:

Scientists have been able to prove that all living things are made up of the same thing, energy. This means that the couch, the cat and I are made up of the same things, atoms, molecules. However, the cat has feelings just like I do, while the couch does not. All living creatures have souls. My cat Botero, has a soul, I believe it with all my heart and soul

December 27, 2007 at 1:44 pm
(21) brandy Sch says:

How presumptious of humans to think they are the only ones “good” enough to have a soul. It makes me so angry to hear people say that others behave like “animals”. Animals do not wage war and create weapons of mass destruction and hate. Animals are not cruel. They are sweet, gentle creatures full of love. Look in their eyes, they have souls filled with only goodness.

Perhaps it is the humans who do not have souls and who cease to exist upon death. We are violent and uncontrolled. The creatures at our feet, constantly abused by the humans with their “higher intellect” may be the ones who will survive in the afterlife. If “god” whoever he is, is good, then he certainly wouldn’t want humans surrounding him in “heaven”.

December 27, 2007 at 1:56 pm
(22) Laurene says:

I believe cats as well as other animals have souls. How can some people be so obstinate as to think animals don’t have feelings..they don’t have souls. I believe with all my heart that my cat Rachel will be there for me when I leave this world. She was my best friend and my companion for 18 years. She was spry as as kitten. She had more spunk and was was more agile than her “step bothers and sister” who were 5 years younger than she was. One of my neighbor’s sons got a BB gun for Christmas..he came down our driveway and shot my sweet baby in the throat and killed her. That was almost 2 years ago. My heart still aches for her. She used to sleep with me. She would walk up to the head of the bed and put her paw on my face and mew quietly as to check to see if “I” was alright. God put her in my life and I believe that she will be there in the end. I miss her so very much….

December 27, 2007 at 1:59 pm
(23) Christina says:

Beyond the shadow of a doubt, yes they have souls. When you have used the power of your concentration powers to return a lost animal to its home and when your pet has thrown its paws around your neck and licked the tears falling from your cheek when you are upset, how can anyone say they do not have souls.

December 27, 2007 at 2:06 pm
(24) David Evans says:

Dear Franny, I have recently written a book relating to this topic, titled, “Does GOD Ever Speak through CATS?” I believe your readers would find it interesting. (For reviews and readers comments, see Amazon.com). I definitely believe cats have an important part in our spiritual lives. Do they have actual souls? Yes, I believe so. One thing I believe strongly is that God is great at delegating, and sometimes He delegates important work to cats! I know he delegated some important work to my cat!

David Evans, David@DavidEvansCommunications.com Dec. 27, 2007

December 27, 2007 at 2:06 pm
(25) Nuria says:

I think God made all of his creatures to have a soul. Maybe our cats souls are small, but they still have them. I surely hope to see them again when they are no longer with me on this earth. Eternity would be a much more wonderful place if I could spend it with them as well as my family.

December 27, 2007 at 2:08 pm
(26) shells bells says:

Its only humans that are so taken with themselves that they believe that God could only love them……….made in his image and all that crap.
All animals go to heaven…..or that other dimension……..what ever you want to call it…….
How could it ever be called Heaven without my fur children…….?

December 27, 2007 at 2:11 pm
(27) Bethy Zeck says:

I believe they do! And the happiest part is that God has said heaven is a wonderful place where we WILL be reunited with loved ones. My kitten is soooooo loved!

December 27, 2007 at 2:14 pm
(28) Karen says:

I believe that cats have souls and I know when I die they will be there to meet me.

I was feeding a stray–I called him Tonut and his buddy, Mr. Boots. Well Tonut didn’t come around for a few days and showed up in a box in the front porch. Someone poisioned him and he went to sleep. I buried him in the backyard. A while after that while I was out in the garage getting ready to feed the birds, squirrels, and Mr. Boots I felt Tonut rub up to my leg.
I miss him so much. He was much too young to die.

I will see all my babies again.

December 27, 2007 at 2:14 pm
(29) Joyce says:

The day I took my Doberman to be put down, a man walked into the clinic, immediately bent down and started to pet and talk to Andy. He said, “Soon you will be running free and no pain” and then he walked out. My son and I were too upset at the time, but afterward we talked about this man and wondered if he was one of those angels people talk about. After all these years, his appearance that day is still a mystery. I would like to believe he knew my dog was going on to an afterlife and that we will be reunited with our loved ones, the pets and humans we held dear to us.

December 27, 2007 at 2:16 pm
(30) Lmax812 says:

Souls or Spirits? What is the difference? We are all God’s creatures, big or small. I truly believe that my previous pets will reunite with my spirit in the after life. After all, all that love doesn’t disappear. That kind of energy lasts a lifetime (and then some!)

December 27, 2007 at 2:17 pm
(31) Micky Brown says:

I know cats or any other animals have souls and will be with us in heaven! Imagine not having them to keep us company as they do here on earth. It wouldn’t happen! They have to go with us or I don’t want to go either! Lol.

December 27, 2007 at 2:18 pm
(32) Guenwyvar says:

brandy Sch, you said it all. I feel the same way. Sitting here now looking at assassination of Bhutto. Why are humans so violent? We’re supposed to be the most intelligent species. All of the major religions promote peace,but our species has not gotten that lesson yet.
Conservationists speak of the disruptions of nature’s balance when key species are killed off or vanish. What would happen if our species vanished ? The earth would be cleaner, more peaceful, & animal life would go on as it should. We wouldn’t be missed I’m sure.
Do animals have souls? You bet. I have 2 cats & they’re sweet & loving. Every dog & cat I’ve had has shown depths of feeling,compassion,gratitude, loving kindness, & an ability to think.
They’ve been more humane than many people I’ve known. God in his goodness created soulful beings that will stand by us when our own kind won’t.

Check out this tribute to a dog

http://www.sniksnak.com/ac/dogtribute.html

and this tribute to a remarkable cat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1919725/posts

December 27, 2007 at 2:19 pm
(33) Shirley says:

In my opinion…..animals have souls and come back to be our guardian angels after they die.

December 27, 2007 at 2:21 pm
(34) Jane Nelson says:

I have a shelter for cats and a few dogs, and I don’t think I could go through all the things, if I didn’t believe that my wonderful fur friends had souls! They are all like my children, very special!! I want to be wherever my pets are!! My animals are so good to each other and to me, I can’t believe we won’t always be together!!

December 27, 2007 at 2:21 pm
(35) CatMom says:

I have 19 rescued cats and over the years have lost a lot! I still feel them in my heart and miss them terribly. One of my cats went outside one cold morning. She was starting to slow down a little. Although I didn’t know how old she was when she adopted us. She was hit by a car 15 min. after she went out. Her name was Star. I know her spirit was still here for days after. She was a loner and use to hiss at most of the other cats in the house. Especially one , his name is Ernie. He slinked around looking at the air….. Kept acting like he was seeing something I couldn’t! I know Star was still here. After that accident I decided ALL my kitties were going to become housecats. SO I have 19 all indoors. I live in the country and feed the birds. So they get to watch them through the window now.

Anyway I truely believe that they have souls, spirits whatever one wants to call it. I have a lot of heartache to go with so many babies. I can’t take on anymore so always pray that no one drops any more off for me to love. i would have to find a home and that would be SO hard for me!!
GOD BLESS THEIR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THEY GIVE TO US!!

December 27, 2007 at 2:22 pm
(36) Kat says:

My beloved cat was sleeping next to me. I woke up at 4:15 and sat up in bed. When I checked him he wasn’t breathing. He had already left this world.I believe that his soul somehow touched mine when he left and that is why I awakened at that time.

December 27, 2007 at 2:24 pm
(37) Tim says:

If you look around the Internet, you’ll see that many religions support the concept of animals having a soul.

I believe Descartes and Kant made a muddle of this when they decided that animals had no rational thought, and were therefore little more than machines. This is rather arrogant thinking, since rational thought only accounts for a small portion of life’s wonders – instinct, intuition, imagination, dreams, fantasy – all these are not part of rational thought, yet they are essential to a happy life.

The measurement of rational thought is pretty difficult to determine. What’s rational for me may be nonsense to you. So animals do posses rational thought, but it is geared toward their situation in life — which I think Descartes and Kant missed.

Cats are alive, have personality, imagination, and so on, things we all enjoy in our beloved companions. They aren’t all that different from ourselves, and in some cases, they are smarter than we are. Certainly, their sensory faculties are much more advanced than ours. They are hardly machines and things to be used.

If by soul one means “spirit”, meaning personality, an anima life force, emotions and more, then obviously, cats, and all animals that have feeling have souls.

If you go by “anima” the life force, then all living things have souls, including plants. Many religions believe this as well. Who is to say one is right over the other?

As to being reunited in Heaven, that’s a topic up for much discussion among different religious believers.

The religious implications aside, life is energy, or an expression of energy, and science teaches (it can’t prove it) that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, only change from one form to another. When you turn on a light, the electricity flows through a filament, this creates light and heat (and sometimes sound if the light is “humming”) which is the change of state of energy. So if life is energy, then death makes only a change in state, not an end.

What happens after that, well, I have no idea!

But I think the most important thing about cats is that those of us who have them as companions and love them, let us remember that time can never be bartered. The time we have together is precious, let us make the most of it.

So with that thought, I shall go and play with Eddie Cat who wants me to “work” his little cat toy for him.

December 27, 2007 at 2:25 pm
(38) MeowDad says:

St Gertrude is the patron Saint of cats.
http://www.saintspreserved.com/gertrude.htm

St. Francis wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things. “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” And there was testimony in the cause for St. Clare of Assisi’s canonization that referred to her little cat!
St. Frances preached to the birds as well as all the other animals, he called them his brothers and sisters, that is good enough for me. They will be with us in heaven no doubt about it.

December 27, 2007 at 3:02 pm
(39) Kelley says:

All living creatures with the BREATH OF LIFE have a soul and a spirit. “Let everything that has breath PRAISE THE LORD!” declared David in the Psalms. Animals have breath. Humans have breath. We all give praise to God those who have the breath of life. Let’s look together at Revelation Chapter 4. In John’s vision, God allowed him to see into the very throne room, where he (John) observed ANIMALS SPIRITS praising God. (Lion, Ox, Man, and Eagle) These are all spirits that are actively praising God, even this moment as we read this, and forevermore. Let’s all be comforted in knowing, too, that Jesus will be riding the Spirit of a White Horse upon His return to this world. Animal spirits are already IN heaven now. Our heavenly father said he would give us the desires of our hearts, and I know everyone who loves and cherishes the animal companions desire to see them in heaven. And so we shall. Thank God!!!

December 27, 2007 at 3:19 pm
(40) Suzy says:

There are so many excellent books out there on this subject that show from a biblical perspective that cats and other animals absolutely DO have souls. I believe this 100% and heaven would not be heaven without our beloved animals there to share it with.

December 27, 2007 at 3:24 pm
(41) Evelyn F. G. says:

According to the teachings of many ancient Christian Lodges which have existed since the beginning of the planet, such as that of the Rosicrucian Society, Theosophical society, the Initiatic Tradition, The human has an individual soul and cats share a collective soul. So as to your question, yes you will see your animal companion in the higher realms upon your departure of this earthly plane.You say that there is no proof but there are thousands of people who have vision, psychic vision and mystical experiences who can affirm this.

December 27, 2007 at 3:27 pm
(42) bob deininger says:

JESUS WAS A COOL CAT AND HAD A SOUL SO THE ANSWER IS YES RD1064

December 27, 2007 at 3:40 pm
(43) Peggy says:

Yes, I believe with all my heart that God gave animals souls. I cannot believe any person who has ever shared their life and loved an animal would doubt that they did. I have, however, questioned whether a few people I’ve met have had one…

December 27, 2007 at 3:49 pm
(44) Lorna says:

The very last sentence in 1 Corinthians 15:44 says “If there is a natural body, there is a spiritual body.” NIV
And Job 12:10 says “In whose hands is the soul of every living thing…” KJV.
The Bible also talks about animals believing in God and praising God. The same Bible says “Whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life” John 3:16.

So yes, animals have souls and we will see them again.

December 27, 2007 at 3:50 pm
(45) Vimal Shah says:

According to Jainism, all life, be it plant or animal, has a soul. Just because it’s not concsious, doesn’t mean it’s not alive. While I’m not particularly religious, I do have a strong belief in that! So, when it comes to my beloved cats, there’s no doubt in my mind. When you die, or when your cat dies, the soul moves on, be in reincarnation or heaven, it doesn’t matter. It’s the very thing that defines your existence and who you are.

December 27, 2007 at 4:00 pm
(46) Laura Mitchell says:

I beleive that all creatures have a soul and that there is a heaven for them. I lost a cat last year. She was very special to me. She had been very sick all of her life and never really was able to play like my other cats. I took her to the vet on a Thrusday with what I though was just a cold. I left her there because the vet thought that would be best. I was not worried because Halfpint had always gotten better but this time she didn’t. I went to see her on Saturday (I had called every day to ask about her) and I knew something was not right. She was too cold. The vet said that they were have trouble getting her tempature up. That night at work I was setting at my desk and had just dozed off and I felt her on my shoulder like she had been earlier. I was petting her when I woke. The next night she pass in the arms of my vet. Even now I can feel her present at times. It is hard to explain the feelings. She helped me through some really tough times. I beleive that she is with someone else now helping them. What is realy strange is that 2 months after she died her brother dropped dead from a blood clot.
I do beleive that animals have souls and they are here to help us.
Laura

December 27, 2007 at 4:10 pm
(47) Casey says:

I beleive that all animals have souls. God made all the animals as well as people and I am sure he gave them souls also. Our pets comfort us when we are sad, if they didn’t have souls and care about us they wouldn’t.
Casey

December 27, 2007 at 4:27 pm
(48) roxanne says:

the eyes are the mirror of the soul ora pro nobis

December 27, 2007 at 4:31 pm
(49) Pisces040 says:

I truly believe that animals have souls. I used to show my 5th graders the movie “What Dreams May Come” because they all experienced some form of violent death in their families. In the movie, the family dog is reunited with the owners. That scene gave many children comfort in knowing their pets went to heaven and that they would see them again. When my beloved Fuzz passed away 7/29/07- I held him in my arms for 8 hrs. until he passed because I didn’t want him to leave this world alone. I gave him love until his last breath and buried him with all the respect and dignity he deserved. My other 4 cats still look for him everyday and have even become even closer to each other – always staying in pairs and looking out for the other. This leads me to believe that they do not live only in the moment and that their souls are God’s gift to man.

December 27, 2007 at 4:34 pm
(50) Marilyn says:

Oh yes, I believe that all living things will be re-born (reincarnation) within 7 weeks of their earthly death. All living beings are “recycled” in that way, is my belief (Tibetan Buddhist). And the form of our rebirth (animal, human) depends on the good karma we accumulated during our previous life. Cats seem to live pretty good lives, at least the ones who are loved by humans. I do believe our spirits are re-united in future lives!

December 27, 2007 at 4:41 pm
(51) alia says:

A friend adopted an aged golden lab. It began to have trouble climbing stairs. In our country, there is lots of snow. The lab had a deep bed with lots of soft layers and covers. The last day, she climbed the stairs carrying her friend and put her friend into the covers. Late that night, as she was reading, a small golden cloud lined with purple floated in front of her book, and then up and out through the ceiling. No She was not Asleep! Ah, she thought, there he goes to his next place. She checked, and of course, he had died, softly, warmly, peacefully. And she saw it. Lucky lady to be so open……

December 27, 2007 at 5:14 pm
(52) Toni says:

I HAVE to believe my cats have souls, for what would a hereafter be without them?

December 27, 2007 at 6:06 pm
(53) Christina says:

I believe that cats and other animals do have souls. They show love and they feel pain and all the emotions that humans do, so why people think they DON’T is beyond me. They were created by God, along with humans, so it just makes sense to me that He would give them the same.

December 27, 2007 at 6:41 pm
(54) Sandi says:

In truth, I believe animals are the closest things to God that is here on earth. We are always thinking of God as all loving & unconditional and isn’t that what are cats give us every day we are blessed enough to have them with us. So yes, I believe with all my heart & soul that our feline furbabies most certainly do have souls.

December 27, 2007 at 7:10 pm
(55) bab5nutz says:

Perhaps a better question to ask would be, do humans have souls? Or are we just the sum of our biology?
All I can say is that if humans possess souls or a lifeforce, then cats, as living creatures who share this Earth with us, must also have the same thing. Cats feel all we feel and more.

December 27, 2007 at 8:21 pm
(56) Rene Pike says:

What wonderful people cat lovers are, after reading all your comments, it is so uplifting and gives one a sense of spirituality and love.
I believe cats have souls, their presence is unique and so rewarding, treasure every moment you can share with them, love them, bond with them treat them with kindness, you will be given so much in return. They are only on this earth for a short time, you will miss them and remember their memories. Oh how wonderful it would be to meet them all again some day.
Rene. P.

December 27, 2007 at 8:26 pm
(57) Judy says:

How could my beautiful, intelligent and sensitive cats not have a soul? Of course they do, and I know we will meet much later on; by the Rainbow Bridge, I believe! After I had my beloved Jack put to sleep (kidney failure), I was so despondent, but every night after that I could feel his paws walking across the king sized bed…I would look up to see nothing there, but I wasn’t imagining it. My younger cat looks at the air and seems to be seeing him, also.
To paraphrase an old adage;” No heaven would never Heaven be, unless my cats were there to welcome me”. Pure love from them makes up for all the unkindness in this world.

December 27, 2007 at 8:27 pm
(58) Dick says:

According to most christian teachings, humans are the only living things granted a soul. Animals have spirits…..

…..and therein lies the problem. Who appointed Christians as the spokespersons for the universe? Just exactly what is the difference between a spirit and a soul? None, I think. There are many more religions, other than Christianity, that do, in fact, believe that ALL living creatures have souls (or spirits, or whatever one wishes to call the everlasting entity of a life). Life is energy, and energy never goes away, it simply changes form. How can a true Christian believe that a any being created by their almighty god, or a supreme being of some sort, would not have this essence of everlasting life that many of us, regardless of our religions, choose to call a soul? Is not a human merely another animal species? If one believes otherwise, then that one is residing in “Lalaland”. Of course cats have souls, and to deny that, contesting that god granted the human animal an “exclusive” right to a soul, is the highest and most arrogant form of specieism and naivety.

And no, I am not an atheist.

December 27, 2007 at 8:29 pm
(59) LaVonne Seale says:

Dear Franny,

Please know your beloved fur babies do indeed have spirits and souls, just like we do. God created this to be so.
I’ve spent time on the other side of this life when I had a near-fatal car accident many years ago.

I’ve felt, seen and heard my little ones who were passing or had just passed from this life. I’m thankful I know they are “alive in spirit”, because last year some people took all my cats from my home and killed them (I didn’t find out officially for 2-3 weeks). I mourn for them even now, as I miss them physically, but know they are OK and we’ll be reunited at some point in time.

For those that don’t believe….read the Bible.

I send you human hugs for your ‘loss’…I know they may not be as good as their hugs, but they come from the heart.

December 27, 2007 at 8:45 pm
(60) Jenny says:

Jetgirl86, thank you!!! I agree with you 100%!!! I am a saved Christian, and for *my* part, I believe that since God knows how much we love our pets, that He will allow them to be there at Home with us! :)

December 27, 2007 at 11:59 pm
(61) Sheila says:

If we humans have souls, then my cats have souls. Some say that cats have no sense of humor – no real rational thought. But I had a cat who used to do things to scare my other cat – his playmate. He seemed to think them out and when properly done, he would laugh. Well, his whole mouth would turn up and he would sort of snort and wiggle his head around. I’m sure it was a feline version of laughter!

December 28, 2007 at 12:54 am
(62) Rena Glass says:

For believers and non-belivers alike, I too recommend the book ANIMALS ON THE OTHER SIDE by Sylvia Brown. It is especialy comforting to give it to someone who has just lost their pet. Our pets are God’s ambassadors who are here to teach us about unconditional love. I expect to see every one of mine on the other side one day.

December 28, 2007 at 2:00 am
(63) Barbi says:

I’m sure cats have souls. Our Sumo who died this year was such a gentle cat that birds would land beside him and he would just turn his head and look at them. I’d hate to think that birds aren’t doing that somewhere, still

December 28, 2007 at 4:15 am
(64) Carl Schiller says:

Why wouldn’t animals have souls? Although most are different anatomically to humans they require the same invisible source of life. At the top end of the ‘animal’ species, I strongly believe that we have a responsibility to care for them as we would of our fellow human beings. You bet they have souls,

December 28, 2007 at 7:45 am
(65) Jane Bishop says:

It has been uplifting to read the comments on animals having souls. I believe also that animals will be in heaven along with our human loved ones.

December 28, 2007 at 7:57 am
(66) Fiona Melvin says:

Hi, it is shocking to me that there are still such humans in the world who arrogantly believe that it is humans alone who are in possession of souls. I have received such warmth and love from animals all through my life and somewhat pity the humans who are ignorant of the depth of love between animal and human. Also, are we not just another species of animal? I certainly do not see humans as higher that other life forms…many of our deeds as a
species would indicate that we are much behind other species in terms of living harmoniously within our environment.

December 28, 2007 at 9:20 am
(67) Jann says:

Without getting in to a great theology debate, my opinion is that all animals have souls, but they do not have spirits. There is confusion today of what a soul is and what a spirit is; they are not the same thing. Animals have souls – self-awareness, personality, feel pain, etc., but no spirit as such to commune with God/Jesus Christ. They were not made in the image (spirit) of God as men and women were. All men and women have spirits, however, if they have not been “born again” through Jesus Christ then their spirits are “dead.” When a person trusts the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her savior and all that implies, that person’s spirit is “quickened” by the Lord and the Holy Spirit indwells with your spirit forever; that is where you commune with God.

The Bible says that the greatest thing in the universe is Love. It surpasses anything and everything. Therefore, I believe with all my being that if a “born again” Christian wants/wishes his/her animal to be in heaven with him/her, that animal will be there; love will see to it.

Also, just because Adam and Eve sinned (and the rest of mankind) that does not rule out the possibility that since animals did not sin, that God will have a special place for the animal kingdom, and surely our beloved pets.

December 28, 2007 at 10:11 am
(68) Rachel Palmer says:

To me, a soul is the ability to love without conditions, without reservations, whether the time allotted to the body that houses it has minutes or years.
The only difference between a human soul and a cat’s is the purity of the love.
May we all try to love so unconditionally.

December 28, 2007 at 10:21 am
(69) Barb says:

I believe cats have souls. I believe God loved animals and instructed Noah to take 2 of each kind and put them on the ark so they could later reproduce. I include my living cat and all my deceased pets in my prayers daily. I truly believe that all my pets who have gone before me will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

December 28, 2007 at 11:57 am
(70) Bruce says:

Do cats and other animals have souls. The next time the come up upon your lap start to purr and look into your eyes with, dare I say love THAT should tell you the answer. Who really cares if they do or don’t have souls but they are more capable of love, caring and bonding than most humans.

December 28, 2007 at 12:35 pm
(71) mirrell says:

I have such love for all my kids, departed and the ones still sharing my bed……I don’t want to go anywhere if we can’t be together….and I believe that 1000′s of yrs ago, animals were not part of the family so were not included in any important writing of the time…………

December 28, 2007 at 12:43 pm
(72) John Fischer says:

I certainly believe that cats have souls. They have independent thought, feel pain and pleasure, love and dislike, and give comfort and pleasure to their owners. We have four cats, all unique in their own way. Our first cat died of lymphoma after a year of chemotherapy. He fought a brave fight and finally told us when he had enough. If there is a God he must be the God of all of his creatures, not just humans. For what it’s worth, I’ve met many a human who appears not to have a soul.

December 28, 2007 at 2:20 pm
(73) Jackie Kinder says:

~~Oh most certainly cats have souls! They know when we are sad, in pain and need some extra loving. Our 3 cats are more loving and have more of a soul than some people I know. How could anyone say or believe that cats or even dogs are souless?

December 28, 2007 at 3:34 pm
(74) Kendra says:

Absolutely, cats and animals have souls! Without them, how could they possibly be the unique personalities, angels, and emotional beings they are?! There is no doubt about it. Thinking otherwise is ignorant and a myth of generations ago when humans didn’t have the capability or understanding to believe otherwise.

December 28, 2007 at 8:08 pm
(75) Mary says:

As I sit here reading the comments as to whether animals have souls I have tears in my eyes remembering my cats & dog who are now waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge. T truly hope so! Sometimes I have doubts. Thanks.

December 28, 2007 at 8:14 pm
(76) cathi says:

i believe in a paradise after this life. what would paradise be without our beloved animals? i never knew a kinder soul than my little “shadow”.i know i will be with her again someday and she will be waiting for me, right along with the rest of my family that has already gone to heaven

December 28, 2007 at 9:05 pm
(77) Jocelyn says:

I believe that all of God’s living creatures have a soul I see it everday in my girls. To have no soul is to have no heart and I believe that our pets, whatever they maybe are god’s gift to us to teach us how to live with a soul.

December 29, 2007 at 12:01 am
(78) Aida says:

I have always subscribed to the belief that all of God’s creatures have souls. I have a hard time trying to understand people who think that humans are greater than another creature.

December 29, 2007 at 1:46 pm
(79) Barb A. says:

I absolutely believe that cats (and other animals) have souls. I am more spiritual than religious, and have had many a debate with folks who have been “brainwashed” by their places of worship who teach only humans can have souls. Many cultures including the American Indians believe animals have souls. So, yes I definitely do believe they do – be it soul, spirit, afterlife.

December 29, 2007 at 1:59 pm
(80) Barb A. says:

PS: I just went back and read many of the other comments: Frankie – I got the goosebumps reading all the “signs” you got about Cheyenne! Really a message there; Tracy – thanks for recommending Sylvia’ book.. I am going to find it as I like her books. Thanks.

December 29, 2007 at 3:40 pm
(81) Laurel says:

This comment by Randy Alcorn appeared in “Christianity Today” some time ago, and it was the best explanation I ever heard:

Humorist Will Rogers said, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” This statement was, of course, based on sentiment, not theology. However, it reflects something biblical: a God-given affection for animals.

That’s why the question of whether pets will be in heaven is not, as some assume, stupid. Animals aren’t nearly as valuable as people, but God is their maker and has touched many lives through them. It would be simple for him to re-create a pet in heaven if he wants to. He’s the giver of all good gifts, not the taker of them. If it would please us to have a pet restored to the New Earth, that may be sufficient reason.

We know animals will be on the New Earth, which is a redeemed and restored old Earth, in which animals had a prominent role. People will be resurrected to inhabit this world. Romans 8:21-23 assumes animals as part of a suffering creation eagerly awaiting deliverance through humanity’s resurrection. This seems to require that some animals who lived, suffered, and died on the old Earth must be made whole on the New Earth. Wouldn’t some of those likely be our pets?

In her excellent book, Holiness in Hidden Places, Joni Eareckson Tada says, “If God brings our pets back to life, it wouldn’t surprise me. It would be just like him. It would be totally in keeping with his generous character … Exorbitant. Excessive. Extravagant in grace after grace. Of all the dazzling discoveries and ecstatic pleasures heaven will hold for us, the potential of seeing Scrappy would be pure whimsy—utterly, joyfully, surprisingly superfluous. … Heaven is going to be a place that will refract and reflect in as many ways as possible the goodness of joy of our great God, who delights in lavishing love on his children.”

In a poem about the world to come, theologian John Piper writes:

And as I knelt beside the brook
To drink eternal life, I took
A glance across the golden grass,
And saw my dog, old Blackie, fast
As she could come. She leaped the stream—
Almost—and what a happy gleam
Was in her eye. I knelt to drink
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there.

We needn’t be embararassed either to grieve the loss of our pets or to want to see them again. If we believe God is their creator, that he loves us and them, that he intends to restore his creatures from the bondage they experienced because of our sin, then we have biblical grounds for not only wanting but also expecting that we may be with them again on the New Earth.

So let’s not “correct” our kids when they pray they’ll be able to see their pets again. The answer to that prayer is up to God. He loves to hear the prayers of his children, and there is scriptural reason to believe he may answer those prayers. Remember that our children’s instinctive grasp of heaven—and what we should look forward to there—is sometimes better than ours.

December 30, 2007 at 2:27 pm
(82) Geri says:

All living creatures have souls.This is quite evident to anyone who has had and lost a beloved companion animal.There is even a day reserved for the “blessing of the animals”.Why would the church do that if it was not agreed that animals have souls.The breath of the spirit is in all animals.

December 31, 2007 at 4:10 pm
(83) Brenda says:

I too believe that our lovely pets have souls. What a beautiful place heaven must be when we again are joined by all who have touched our hearts in some way.

December 31, 2007 at 6:15 pm
(84) Henry says:

Here’s an experience someone told me about.: Her black and white cat was killed when hit by a car. Years later another black and white cat that looked a lot like the cat that was hit by the car showed up in the yard and her house became the new cat’s home. Sometime after one black and white cat was killed and and before the other black and white cat showed up she bought the house she had been living in and renting and some remodeling was done. Part of the remodeling involved changing the entrance door hinges from one side of the door to the other. The black and white cat that showed up years after the other black and white cat was killed insisted on going through the door way as if the door was still hinged on the side it used to be hinged on. Coincidence? Maybe.
My experience.: Around late August or early September of 1973 when I was visiting someone else’s apartment during a party I was bored enough to fall asleep on the couch. When I woke up I

December 31, 2007 at 7:28 pm
(85) Henry says:

Not sure what happened. continuing from previous.: When I woke up I observed an unusual looking calico cat on the couch. I was petting the kitty and the kitty was meowing and giving me some kitty rubs. I went back to sleep for a while before getting up and going home. Next time I ran across someone who lived at that apartment I asked her how her cat was. She said she didn’t have a cat. In late August 1981 a calico kitten was born at a friend’s apartment(different friend, different apartment) along with two other kittens. At that time I had no thoughts of any correlation or idea what was going to happen but before a year went by I went from going to that apartment to visit the person who lived there to going to that apartment to visit the cat who lived there. When the person who lived there moved away in 1983 I moved in. In 1990 I checked out some astrology and found out that like who turned out to be my favorite singer, Rasper was born with Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Virgo and Venus in Libra, a combination that happens about 1 to 3 times in about 10 to 12 years. When I looked in the ephemeris I found out 1973 was one of those years that Sun, Moon, and Mercury were in Virgo at the the same time Venus was in Libra. An astrological theory exists that whoever enters the world enters the world when the astrological conditions fit and that the the inner planets pertain to the self. From time to time since Rasper kitty died in early August 1999 I have been asking my alternative doctor, who seems to be a psychic, if various cats I have run across are Rasper. So far the answer has always been no except when I asked him about the spiritual cat I had run across in 1973, the answer was yes. Since Rasper died August 8th. of 1999, Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Virgo at the same time Venus is in Libra hasn’t happened except for a very short time window of a few hours or less but in September 2010 it will happen for about two and a half days. It remains to be seen what will happen but it makes sense to me that if people can reincarnate(I’ve had indication they can), cats and all other living beings should also be able to reincarnate and you don’t need to wait for Rainbow Bridge.

January 1, 2008 at 1:04 pm
(86) Franny Syufy says:

Very interesting stories, Henry! I can only say that I pray in 2010 you’ll run into another Raster. Sounds like the odds are good that you will. :)

January 1, 2008 at 7:08 pm
(87) mymallandnew says:

“I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness in heaven,” Evangelist Billy Graham writes In Remembrance of A Special Dog. “If it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”
The same must be said for my cats as well.

January 1, 2008 at 7:15 pm
(88) mymallandnew says:

Exploring the topic more deeply . . .
The possibility of non-human morality raises all kinds of questions. It’s hard to deny that some higher animals, such as elephants, dolphins, cats, and dogs, lack altruistic impulses and moral sensibilities. And it’s clear to me that the least ethical man is far inferior in his morals than the most ethical ape. I recently read a news account of a child who had fallen into an ape pit at a zoo. A larger ape gently pulled the unconscious child to safety while fending off the more rowdy juvenile apes. While it’s possible that the ape’s mothering instincts might have kicked in, it seems to me that it was just as possible for her more brutal instincts to kick in as well that would have resulted in the death of the child. In other words, it seems to me that the ape made a moral choice. If it’s true that animals have a moral sense, should we follow in St. Francis’ footsteps and preach to the birds? Do snails have souls? Can animals be redeemed and have a redeemer? (My interlocutor sarcastically asked me, “What are you saying? Is there a Jesus rabbit and a Jesus fox and rabbit crucifixion and a fox crucifixion?”) If there is the spark of the divine within beasts, what then should our relationship be to them? Does human contact with some animals—such as my affection for Rex—imprint on that creature in some way a moral sensitivity? Can we teach animals morality? Should we avoid all foods that once had faces? Ban vivisection? Liberate the barn and zoo animals and pray over the burial of our leather shoes and fur coats? What about intelligent non-human life elsewhere, perhaps in other solar systems? Did they too undergo the passion pageant and if not, how should we regard them? As our moral superiors? (I suspect that if we have the means, we’ll probably try to kill them. But this is an academic question as we have no basis whatever to believe that such life exists. Although I’m an avid science fiction fan, I find no convincing evidence from 7,000 years of recorded history to support the belief that UFOs are real or that space aliens exist, and I consider the search for extra terrestrial life to be a waste of effort and money.) What about artificial life? It may be merely a matter of time before we can code robots to have cognition, consciousness, feelings, superstitions, and theistic longings. Can we manufacture a soul? Can we program an android to have free will? Should we still treat them the same we treat a toaster? I don’t think I have many answers for these questions. But, in general, I think we should treat animals, aliens, and even androids and appliances ethically, as our actions reflect for better or for worse our ethics or our lack of ethics.
In the Turing Game, proposed by Alan Turning in the 1950s, two players are behind a curtain communicating with you by a console. If a robot can be substituted for one the players and it is impossible for you to determine that, presumably that robot will have reached the level of conceptual thought. But I think that this test doesn’t scratch the surface in emulating genuine human consciousness. It would also be more impressive if the android interactions reached the level of self-initiated perfidy, as in the case of HAL, the computer in the movie 2001, or self-directed superstition in the movie AI. Human self-consciousness would have to include all the virtues and vices that we manifest, as well as our inner world of thought, doubt, confusion, dread, greed, dishonesty, intentionality, dreams, speculation, and mysticism. I see no basis for assuming that we are anywhere near that point, even at a rudimentary conceptual level.
If man is merely a more complicated machine that the lower orders going down the smallest bacterium, is man therefore truly unique? What is it exactly that makes man a little lower than the angels and a little higher than the orangutans? And why does this matter so long as we are ethically grounded? If we view man as merely an advanced machine or animal, will it necessarily follow that we must treat men as machines or animals? I think the answer can only be: no. The way we treat anything reflects on our respect for life and on our attitude to man himself. “They are only rats” becomes “They are only Jews.”
Hope has been at war with my reason for my entire life, and this may be a case where hope has won. Ezekiel 18:4 says that God regards that “all souls are mine”, and I’m more certain that Rex had a soul than some folks that have made the headlines. I’m reminded of the Prayer of Saint Basil of Caesarea: “O God, grant us a deeper sense of fellowship with all living things, our little brothers and sisters to whom in common with s you have given this earth as home. May we realize that all these creatures also live for themselves and for you—not for us alone. They too love the goodness of life, as we do, and serve you better in their way than we do in ours.” Lions and lambs are in Heaven, according to Revelation. Romans 8:21 says that all of creation will someday be delivered from corruption, which I take to mean all of nature. James 3:7 talks of man taming all creatures. I was recently saw a sparrow trying to move or comfort a dead or dying bird, an expression of empathy that both startled and impressed me. In two places, Jesus makes references to pets, dogs (Matthew 15:21-28) in one case and birds (Matthew 10:29) in another. My belief in animal souls is in part a retort to my Uncle Ray’s rhetorical verse:

It little matters sparrows
That the Father notes their fall
They die like all the other beats
Both big and great and small

And they might justly wonder
If they could cogitate
Why the Father would simply note their fall
When death is still fate?

Shortly after my cat Rex died, I had a dream in which he was sitting at the end of my bed in a puddle of light, but he looked as healthy as he did ten years earlier. He looked at me with his Cheshire gaze and rumbled a purr. And then the vision melted, but I was left with the feeling that he was letting me know that he was happy and waiting. “My Mom has had several Near Death Experiences over the past twenty-five years,” someone wrote me. “And she saw for herself that animals, too, are as important to God as we are. During Mom’s first NDE while she was reuniting with her own deceased mother, she felt something touching her hand. She looked down and saw a dog nuzzling it. She was simultaneously amazed and thrilled to learn that animals pass over to Heaven to same as us and are held in equally high regard in God’s eyes. Mom almost didn’t recognize the dog because the last time she saw him on Earth, he was quite old and crippled from arthritis. He was healthy and youthful looking in his heavenly body. And he remembered Mom! It felt as though they had never been separated even though so many Earth decades had gone by. Your sweet Rex is very much alive and well in Heaven and will be pushing his way through the welcoming committee to greet you when it is your time. He’s watching over you now!”

January 1, 2008 at 11:00 pm
(89) Catl8dy says:

The soul has free will to choose right or wrong, the spirit is that spark of life. Humans have souls and spirits, and yes, cats have spirits and will be reunited with us. The last of our 3 long time buddies (a Maine Coon cat with us 19 years) had to be put to sleep in July because of uncontrollable seizures from a heart condition, the year before our 18 year old kitty had kidney failure and 2 years before that our 15 year old kitty who had copd. We loved them all and they each had their own personality. Our church had the blessing of the animals and I took all of them at different times. “Eye has not seen, ear has not hear, what God has ready ready for those who love Him.” I believe that our loving God will reunite with us all those we’ve ever loved, animal or human.
Cat

January 2, 2008 at 2:44 am
(90) Kathleen says:

just a look in their eyes…..a listen to the tone of a meow….the notice of a gentle tap from a paw…the love they give….so many many things….they are not only not less then we are they are more…much much more….

January 2, 2008 at 4:01 am
(91) Fern Lee says:

I believe that nothing can be alive without a soul of some kind, as life comes from God & he bestows a little of himself into each living thing to give it life. It is sad that animals do that gift more justice than most humans do.
Coming from a psychic family, we have often seen the spirits of animals (wild & domestic)leave them when they have died in our arms, sometimes from age, sometimes from cruelty, sometimes from accidents. It is then I know for sure that the body has died, but the creature lives on in whatever plane of existence God has chosen for it. In His graciousness, he has allowed me to “see” & be comforted by the animal companions (mostly cats) that have passed beyond the earthly barriers. Yes, cats have souls, as all living creatures do.

January 2, 2008 at 1:33 pm
(92) Carol Rio says:

Yes i believe cats, dogs and all living creatures capable of giving and receiving love have souls. I had 3 dogs who lived to a good age around 16 years who gave unconditionally love and I truely beleive they are all together now waiting in heaven till we can join them. After I lost them I was in deep despair..I lost two in one day…and when our lord felt I was strong enough to dream about them he showed me them together..all well again and full of life and happiness..all coming to see me and my family..estactic I was at first to see them as my mind could not cope before with dreaming about them as it was too upsetting..I suddenly realised our lord was letting them say goodbye..until the time came for us to be together again..which made me sad again for a while but when I think of how well they are now I realise my sadness for being without them is only selfishness on my part. Now we have 2 cats..and we love them as much as we loved our dogs..and yes they love us back..so yes..I do truely believe cats have souls.

January 3, 2008 at 7:52 pm
(93) Deb S says:

I believe all my furry babies have souls and are more human than most humans I know. They mourn the loss of their companions, both human and furry and they truly love and care for their “families”. I can’t imagine an after life without ALL my family. Boy, will that be a reunion.

Those who believe animals are soulless have never TRULY loved their companions. And those who have never shared their heart with a furry companion have never truly lived. My life has been enriched and full because of the love of my human and furry family.

January 3, 2008 at 10:01 pm
(94) Emi says:

I don’t know if animals have souls. I only know that if my cats are not in heaven, I don’t want to go there either. They have all been angels here on earth to me and I pray only to meet them all again, somewhere, over the Rainbow Bridge or beyond.

January 4, 2008 at 11:26 am
(95) Nethinim says:

A soul, or a spirit ? I could not tell you which. However any creature that has such a capacity to love and be so lovable, certainly has a place with us on the other side of this existence.
The critical element, is the love and devotion.

January 4, 2008 at 11:36 pm
(96) Gwyar says:

I most assurededly hope my passed on Gwyneth, Morwyn, Bannon, Gavonnon,Kiti,Merlin, Sage and those I had to give to the shelter due to disease states are contented and awaiting me beyond. Mfy current Aimee Lynne is a purry tortoiseshell lovey one, not feisty like the others. Except for dinner–is 8am okay mom? how about noon? 2pm? 3pm? are you going in there to cook? Can I have some, I’m starving you know. No Aimee dinner is at 5, it is cooking. Days we have fish for dinner are difficult at best. But when it is her turn I want her to meet me past the Rainbow Bridge where those who never mistrusted or truly disliked me await. Purrry love is the very best kind. Cuddly and warm, I live for it on many dark looking days.

January 5, 2008 at 10:08 am
(97) Anne says:

I know my cats Gremlin and Lucie have souls and live on past their life on earth. Both of them have come back to visit me in dreams (and sometimes by jumping on my bed and walking around as they did in life) posthumously. It is very comforting to know they live on and still love and want to reassure me. The most amazing part of this story to me is that Gremlin crossed over several years ago, but his “visits” had become more frequent recently. Right before Christmas I lost Lucie. A week later the two of them came together to visit me. I firmly believe that it was Gremlin’s mission to be Lucie’s guide to the other side.

January 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm
(98) estela says:

God is Love and compassion, no doubt in my mind that cats and all other animals have souls and a place in Heaven. They are our best friends, who give us things that our human friends, most of the time are not able to: unconditional love. total dedication and forgiveness, compassion and never betrail. They could follow you to your grave and just give up on living without you. Do you have any friend or relative who would do this?

January 8, 2008 at 2:54 pm
(99) Joanne Evering says:

One only has to look into a cat’s eyes.

January 8, 2008 at 5:57 pm
(100) TB says:

My cat pased away of kidney disease yesterday morning. I am very distraught, but this morning I had a dream that she jumped up to nuzzle my face and then quickly jumped away and ran away. I remember seeing her unique little tail as she hopped/ran away. I still feel lonely but I feel better in that she is probably okay now. I also remember thinking at various times with my various cats that they were almost like angels to me because their presnce somehow helped me through some terrible times. I don’t know how they did it but my heart was certainly lighter with my cats in my life.

January 11, 2008 at 1:50 pm
(101) susan thornton says:

I really hope cats do have souls and that my lost babies are happy somewhere and waiting for me to join them.

January 12, 2008 at 6:04 pm
(102) Shauna says:

Simply put, just as each creator puts a little of himself or herself into each creation, so, too, does the Divine Creator put a little of Himself into His creation. Of course cats have souls. God made them, didn’t He? His Spirit is infused in all things great and small. How can it be otherwise?

January 17, 2008 at 3:53 pm
(103) mouse1701 says:

The Roman Catholic Pope John II believed animals have souls. So do other educated religious leaders. Who am I to dispute these learned men, when I am a commoner in intellect compared to their wisdom.

Do animals have souls? Animal is derived from another word anima which means soul, coincidence? I think not. Yes animals have souls. Not souls which need to be saved..for they have not done anyting wrong. They are as pure as God made them, unlike man. Yes, there is a place for all animals in the next emination.

June 6, 2008 at 7:35 pm
(104) IRENE says:

OH YESSSSSS!!!!! I DO ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE THAT CATS HAVE A SOUL AND SPIRIT WITH THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. WHEN MY CAT PASSED AWAY, SHE PAID ME A VISIT ONCE IN A WHILE AS I SAW HER AS A PHYSICAL BODY AND FELT HER PRESENCE, TOO.

June 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm
(105) Maria Key says:

It depends on how you define what is a soul. Is a soul exclusively the power to choose between good and evil? Or is a soul the capacity to be a thinking, feeling creature who gives and receives love? Or is a soul merely that same life spark shared by all Creation, plants, insects, reptiles, birds, fishes and mammals, to which people imagine that they are more generously endowed? Yes, I think cats have souls, by all of these definitions. And what they also have is intelligence. Many years ago, when I was only 13, some neighbors had a big grey cat named Cecilia. For years, ever since she was barely more than a kitten herself, Cecelia had brought forth one litter after another. And surely, she now knew what started her endless pregnancies. One day, I was sitting on my back porch and Cecilia came over. She purred and murred, rolled and treaded and meowed to me so beseechingly that I went inside and came out with a little dish of raw hamburger. To my surprise she turned up her nose at it but continued to cry and plead. Her heat season was upon her. She wanted to come inside! But I couldn’t take her in because she was the neighbor’s cat, not mine. Late that night I was awakened by the yowling and shriek of mating cats. The next day, Cecelia came over again. Disheveled, with a bloody nick in one ear, she wouldn’t let me pet her at all. Instead, she looked at me so reproachfully that in all my years, I have never forgotten it. She had begged me to take her indoors and protect from the instincts that held her captive. I had failed her, and she never came over again.

July 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm
(106) eli says:

I have lost my cat Albertyn today.He only had 2 years. I had a special connection ith him that sometimes i think he got the bad things away from me. he died after a car hit him, in pain. i feela deep grief

July 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm
(107) barbara says:

After my cat, Binki, died, about 5 or 6 times within the following 3 months I’d be going to sleep and all of a sudden be showered with a love so strong that it was almost liquid. Each time it felt like Binki. It would last about 15 minutes.
Only once before have I felt love being poured out on me: in Church once, by God.
All my pets have given me great gifts. Binki’s gift was to show me that pets go to heaven.

July 31, 2008 at 11:23 pm
(108) malen says:

yes, i beleive animals have soul,they have place in heaven.

August 3, 2008 at 1:33 pm
(109) Roy says:

I believe any feline creature as wonderful and loveing as my Fluffy, who sadly left me yesterday 02 Aug 08 from ear cancer, has had to be created with a soul and that we will reunited someday in a much better place. If something as imperfect as a human can have a soul, than a perfect creature as a cat must surely have one. He’s now waiting for me in a higher level of existance and our lives have been better for each other’s togetherness. The love of animals is a gift of God and I know he is an angel who has returned to be with all the other animal angels. I hope and praty we reunite.

August 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm
(110) AnnieR says:

I believe they absolutely do! Whether or not they are spirits or souls – I believe all the pets I’ve loved in life will be waiting for me “on the other side”.

August 10, 2008 at 11:50 am
(111) Judi says:

Having just lost my cat Sonny-my best friend,I can’t imagine such a beautiful,loving animal not having a soul.If cats didn’t have a soul then they would all have the same personalities,they would be like walking robots.Yes,cats have souls!

August 11, 2008 at 10:43 pm
(112) michelle says:

I think they do but in the bible it says they dont with i dont get.

August 24, 2008 at 5:50 am
(113) Jemima says:

I had to have my beautiful cat Cleo put down on Wednesday night, and the pain in my heart just will not shift, where has she gone?, who is looking after her? I had her for 21 years and I’m totally distraught!!!!. The messages on this site have helped,

September 4, 2008 at 8:18 am
(114) Annette Felchtube says:

NO, I believe cats do NOT have souls. The western definition of the immortal sould is misleading since we humans do not necessarlily have a soul. The word soul is a religiously made-up word that, in reality, is mistaken for someone’s mojo. A persons mojo is their essence of life. I feel the same can, and is, applied to the feline world. My cat Barney-Buttons has Mojo. When he dies of a catnip binge gone too far (kidding:-)) I’ll meet his MOJO at the rainbow bridge.

September 4, 2008 at 9:40 am
(115) Kalid El Nasser says:

I do believe cats have powers, but the Koran specifically sates “Only the rightieous Man, created in the prophet Mohammed’s image shall enter the kingdom of heaven.” To suggest otherwise would be herresy in my opinion.

September 4, 2008 at 11:00 am
(116) Don Keypunch says:

Can we PLEASE leave out the radical Islam?

September 4, 2008 at 12:47 pm
(117) Lizzie says:

I must say that I believe that cats do NOT have souls. I love my seven cats more than life itself and they have helped me cope with tragic personal times from losing my parents at age six to a sinking river boat Booze Cruise gambling trip gone horribly wrong to having both feet amputated due to a freak bungee jumping accident. I’ve only included the issues that I am more comfortable talking about openly. Based on my horrible life experiences, I feel there is no god and therefore no soul – humans or animals. On the positive side, my cats have gotten me through it all!

September 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm
(118) Raymond says:

Cats do not have souls.

September 4, 2008 at 5:59 pm
(119) GaryJ says:

I have to say yes, without getting off topic with religion.

I believe that all living, reasoning creatures have a soul of some kind, others are more in tune with their soul like humans.

I believe that kitties do have a soul, watch them at play.

I also believe that the soul continues.

The reason for this idea:

I had a lovely tortiseshell kittie named Abby.

When I rescued her from the Humane Society, she had been tortured by her previous owners (kicked her and cut her tail off to a nub).

She wasn’t quite 6 months old, but the terror in her eyes concerning people, told me that she reasoned, felt and feared.

Over the following 18 years & 6 months.
I saw that fear leave and trust come into her eyes.

The night she pasted away, she came into the bedroom, to the side of the bed, she gave a couple of meows and laid down and pasted away.

I believed she wanted to say good-bye to the one human that been kind to her

For a couple weeks after her passing, I thought I felt her jump on the bed, walked to the head of the bed and laid down in her favorite spot.

That was probably just my imagination or was it?

Yes, I do think kitties have souls…

September 5, 2008 at 12:48 pm
(120) Ch'aim says:

If acts have souls, and I think they do, it’s logical to say that there is a cat heavan and a cat hell. Where do the cats that have lived a life of sin end up?

September 5, 2008 at 1:48 pm
(121) Tyler says:

Ch’aim – as a devout Christian whose accpeted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I can tell you with absolute certainty that there is a heaven for ALL God’s creations. Conversely, there is a hell. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. WWJD? Tyler

September 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm
(122) Eric Lipschitz says:

What????

September 9, 2008 at 4:04 pm
(123) Dick Wangler says:

I just lost my best friend. Baxter, a gorgeous Maine Coon and I lost our battle with chronic renal failure yesterday. We fought the good fight, but his condition worsened, and I could not bear to see my furry child suffer. He died peacefully in my arms yesterday afternoon.

Not only do I strongly believe that cats and dogs have souls, I also believe they reside in Heaven. I am very passionate in this belief. As I have told God many times – if our cats and dogs are not welcome in Heaven, neither am I.

September 23, 2008 at 10:51 am
(124) DulceDeleche says:

I believe they have souls,they are like little angels with wiskers.
I even asked in a Catholic forum if I would be able to see my kitty once again in Heaven,since God has a gigantic Garden for us all,and I remember someone said to me:

Animal is a word that comes from “Animas” which means “spirit”..They are souls,capable to love with no limits.”

I hope toreunite with my beloved Meni,with her I shared the nicest moments of my life,we had a unique bond,she was an amazing cat.
I had her for 15 years until she passed away due to a lung desease.

I loved her so much,I`m 23 years old now, but I had her since I was in 2nd grade…I even wrote a poem about her.
I got married a year before she died and then I had to move to another country,so I couldn`t be with her when she passed away.
I was so sad I promised myself to never have a cat again, but then I realised that my love for Meni could grow into another kitty..It`s strange, but me and my husband will soon get a kitty girl whose beautiful honey coloured eyes resemble a lot to Meni´s.

I do believe is a message from God telling me that Meni is up there playing around in His garden,waiting to meet me again,someday.

September 23, 2008 at 10:54 am
(125) DulceDeLeche says:

I believe they have souls,they are like little angels with wiskers.
I even asked in a Catholic forum if I would be able to see my kitty once again in Heaven,since God has a gigantic Garden for us all,and I remember someone said to me:

Animal is a word that comes from “Animas” which means “spirit”..They are souls,capable to love with no limits.”

I hope toreunite with my beloved Meni,with her I shared the nicest moments of my life,we had a unique bond,she was an amazing cat.
I had her for 15 years until she passed away due to a lung desease.
I loved her so much,I`m 23 years old now, but I had her since I was in 2nd grade…I even wrote a poem about her.
I got married a year before she died and then I had to move to another country,so I couldn`t be with her when she passed away.
I was so sad I promised myself to never have a cat again, but then I realised that my love for Meni could grow into another kitty..It`s strange, but me and my husband will soon get a kitty girl whose beautiful honey coloured eyes resemble a lot to Meni´s.
I do believe is a message from God telling me that Meni is up there playing around in His garden,waiting to meet me again,someday.

September 23, 2008 at 11:01 am
(126) DulceDeleche says:

I would also like to add that I hope to reunite with my other pets:my three beautiful birds(including my budgie Bonita)my hammie Valentina and my two beautiful goldfish M and F:I had them for seven years,when M died, F didn`t move for three days…and some people want us to believe they don`t have a spirit!

October 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm
(127) Stephanie says:

How can an eternal God who created all that is, “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” John 1:3, create anything that isn’t eternal?? The human mind doesn’t grasp eternal as God does. However, if God created all by His power & His power (it’s essence) is eternal, is there really anything to decide? All is eternal. Does it end up in heaven, a new earth, or where….no one can fully define. Our minds here are unlimited but we can’t put our limits on God.

November 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm
(128) Sheena says:

Yes, I believe that animals have souls which survive death. I think that the more highly evolved cats can appear to us after their death. My experience with this phenomenon occurred the first time I arrived at the home of a friend, a highly evolved soul herself, for a weeks visit. We were standing in the family room when I noticed a dog, which I didn’t know they had, in the backyard. I knew that they had a snapping turtle in a tank in the same room, the only pet that I knew of.

I asked her, how many pets do you have? Somewhat puzzled, she said, “Two — how many did you think we had. I replied, I only knew of Turtle, but now I see Maggie (the dog), and a rather ill-looking black cat sitting on the fence.

Only a bit surprised, my friend told me that her black cat had been ill and died the past December. I believe that it appeared at that time to welcome me. I then realized as well that the fence was chain link and the only creature which could have perched on it in a physical body would have been a bird.

November 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm
(129) Diane says:

Yes I believe they have souls, When my loved ones pass, I always feel them around me for a while, then I believe they move on, Saturady my precious kitty died, and I feel him around me now. He’ll move on, perhaps to await with my friends and family that have passed as well, But for now, I will treasure the “sense” of sprout by my side. It helps me through the saddness.

November 13, 2008 at 2:58 pm
(130) lori baumgartner says:

hello,YES!!!I truelly beleve that ALL animals have a soul!!!And the reason why i beleve this is because animals(including our cats) are PURE.They don’t do the things that we do,animals don;t sin so they go to the rainbow bridge when they die,i know it’s a sad place without them,but we’ll see them again soon!!!!lori

November 19, 2008 at 11:46 am
(131) Doreen says:

YES I believe cats have souls! When my beloved Shooter died I saw a light of some sort leave his eyes. It was very plain and went from the right side of his right eye then passed through his left eye and then out and the vet then listened for the heart beat and he was gone. He used to ‘see’ things I couldn’t…he’d try digging into the wall for no reason or watch things move that I could not see. I can’t imagine our loving God not allowing these “angels” to be with us when we leave this world!

November 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm
(132) SHELLS BELLS says:

I had 2 twin calico cats. One died. A couple weeks later I was cleaning the house and ran all the cats out in the yard and shut the door. Went to get my mop and bucket and headed for the bedroom. Opened the door and there was the calico cat lying on the pillow looking out the window. I thought to myself….Oh darn how did you get back in? I called her to me so I could put her back out. She got up off the pillow and ran to me and disappeared when she got about 2 feet away. I had no idea I was looking at my deceased cat until that happened. So call it what you will……soul or not……..she came back.

January 1, 2009 at 8:24 pm
(133) IB2010 says:

attending a christian organization at school we talked about a book called the sex god, Ok this doesnt look like it relates to the subject, but I think it does. Angels are pure and are souls or whatever and animals do not have souls and will mate with anything humans are in between, we have souls but we are expected to fight against sin (sex before marriage) and such, I dont think that a soul makes up who you are, that is a spirit, everything has one, but a soul gives you a will to go against your instinct..if that makes sense

January 5, 2009 at 6:59 am
(134) Ron says:

So the question is: Do cats have souls? My response is, ‘of course they do.’When two hearts are beating affectionately as one and the response is a mutual, loving and caring feeling that is exchanged, well then as far as I am concerned, this is two souls connecting, whether feline, dog or human. All Souls are intelligent beings because first, they were created by Heavenly Father; and secondly, because they have the ability to acquire knowledge; and in addition, learn how to impart that knowledge for teaching purposes, or to share as a gesture of friendship to close acquantances. Because I have fond memories of my cat and miss her dearly since her passing 3 weeks ago, goes to show that our souls are still connected. I just hope that she is not missing me as much as I have been missing her. You know the saying; ‘If you fret, they will too.’The good news is, that I will see and be with her again in her ressurrected form, and I will carry on with her the same association that I had here with her, as though death had never occurred. She will look and feel the same but she will be perfect, never to taste of death again. I have faith in this, and I look forward to this triumh day.

January 14, 2009 at 11:27 am
(135) Julia says:

No, but neither do humans. Life on earth is precious to me, but when you die, you die. It’s been like that for forever, and it’s just the way life IS. Not try to sound pessimistic, but that’s my personal beliefs.

January 15, 2009 at 1:43 am
(136) Amalthea says:

I most definitely believe cats have souls. To me a soul is that very essence of life. It is that spark that gives us each a personality and controls our feelings. Cats have this spark and they have emotions just like humans. They get sad, happy, and even embarassed. I also believe that spark is a form of energy that will be transferred elsewhere after we are gone. I cannot wait to be reunited with my pets.

January 29, 2009 at 1:23 am
(137) shavon says:

yea i believe that cats have souls they come from a distant pass and they remember.

February 7, 2009 at 4:24 am
(138) Lory says:

Yes, Animals have souls without a doubt. I am a spiritual person who loves God, Jesus, humans and creation. I have had animals all my life and never picture me without them. I love to garden and know the connection we all share as HIS creation. Just look into their eyes and you see their souls. If you really look you know they understand you.

I lost my beloved cat, Sheba. We were very close to each other. I tried to comfort her and heal her after she was operated on for
breast cancer. The operation gave us more precious time together. But cancer reared its ugly head again as it did with my late dear father.

I slept with her on the floor when she was dying and, painfully, I held her
in my arms when the vet had to put her to sleep. I miss her very much and I will never
forget her.

I know that someday we will be reunited with dear family members, friends, and, of course, our beloved pets in heaven. The veil of tears
will lift up and there will be great joy shared once again. No more pain, suffering or imperfections just pure joy as the Creator wants for us.

Since her death a few weeks, she has visited me. She knows I am having trouble saying
“Goodbye”. The other cats know she has left
this earthy place and know when she comes back. They sit up at attention and gaze at the bedroom door where she would appear at night to join us on the bed. Her visits are
not as frequent now and the other cats have been sleeping very close to me at night to
comfort me.

I have written s short story and I am trying
to get it published. Perhaps, it can help others and give then comfort.

Animals are angels “without” wings and when they past on they “regain” their wings once more and return to earth to watch over us and comfort us once more.

Lory

March 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm
(139) Jwill says:

I don’t believe cats (animals) have souls. I think they are more perfectly created by God and don’t need souls. It is only logical to me that if God created animals for Adam to name in Heaven; there must be a place and a purpose for them in the afterlife. I believe it is in their perfection that they automatically ascend to Heaven and wait for us there…..I refuse to believe anything else.

April 8, 2009 at 11:26 pm
(140) joe says:

I lost my cat Caponie this past saturday, She was the light of my life for 20 years. She gave me so much joy, happiness and love she has to have a soul you could see it in her eyes. The cutest little black cat. My heart is broken. I love and miss her so very much. I know she is in Heaven and someday I will be with her again.

April 18, 2009 at 9:40 am
(141) Ivan says:

We don’t have ‘Souls’! We are the Soul & we possess a material body of some shape or form.
Whether it be a cat , dog , horse , pig or human body etc.

In order for ‘Matter’ (material energy) to display symptoms of life there has to be a ‘Spirit Soul’ present within that body of ‘Matter’ & then we will display various things like emotion , growth , ageing , decay & finally death of the body but not the soul.
This is not some airy fairy idea or theory it’s simply a fact!
Just like water is inherently wet or sand dry etc.
These just simple facts which you either accept or you simply continue with mental speculation or as i like to call it , mental masturbation!

May 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm
(142) Kereen says:

I believe with all that I am that they do have souls, how can anyone say otherwise? You look into their eyes and you see love, you see contentment, you see their need and love for you. How can a creature that loves you so not have a soul? I have lost many cats and one that has hurt the most was Tele, my 16yrs old. He passed away only a few days ago (19th May 2009)and has left a huge hole in my heart which I know will never be filled until I see him again in the afterlife. Hearing that most believe gives me a good feeling that he is waiting for me to hold him and cuddle him again as he would know that I would never stop loving him.

May 27, 2009 at 5:11 am
(143) Theory Madison says:

All beings are souls, human and nonhuman, or, all beings, human and nonhuman are all meerly a chemical reaction, I don’t know which. I hope that we all are souls that way I have the chance of meeting with my friends once again. Certainly (if) humans are beings with a soul then so are animals of that I have no doubt.

May 29, 2009 at 9:11 am
(144) Yvonne says:

Since caring for my first cat, Dusty, I have believed cats have souls. After his passing, I would sense “something” jump up on the bed at night, as a cat would have done, and seen his shadow. I lost my beloved Gizmo on Xmas Day 2008, aged 15. I always believed he was an “angel” cat and whenever I was sick he used to come and lie down beside me until I felt better, he was the gentlest and most intelligent cat I ever knew. I saw him in a lucid dream the other day and was delighted to see he had white angel wings on his back as though to confirm to me my belief that he was an angel soul and would always be around to protect me and my family.

November 10, 2009 at 4:17 am
(145) no_script says:

There’s no doubt all animals have souls. I firmly believe animals are actually on a higher level than “humans”.

December 16, 2009 at 9:50 am
(146) cjwilder says:

I believe that they do, i have to believe that or i don t think i could carry on! BUt i believe that they go to be angels, at least thats what i have told my other son”trouble” about where his brother went this past Sunday when he was hit by a car. Aries was my baby and I have to believe that we will be together again in the afterlife! RIP Aries 2005/2009

December 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm
(147) Anthony says:

I believe that humans, cats, dogs, and other house pets have souls. Other animals I do not because if they did have souls, “God” would have gave them a better life, to become as you say, “house” pets. For example, I dont think that snakes have souls. All they do is eat and sleep. They dont show any emotion. Cats talk, get excited, play, and love. Same with dogs. I am not too sure if I even believe in God though. One of my many cats passed away yesterday. Not of age, or any sickness. He was fine one day, and we found him dead and stiff on our porch. No traces of being attacked or such. He was an “inside” pet so he could not have gotten anything. He just..simply…died. If God was real, I dont understand why he made diseases or any as such. If he wanted it so that we didnt overpopulate our world, then maybe he should reveal himself and tell us! Get rid of all of the bad people in the world! Let the rest live! That would take away half of the damn human population. Animals shouldnt have a limit to their populations as they dont breed as much as we do. I will never truely believe in a God until the day I die.

January 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm
(148) joan oneill says:

I am not the over religious type, but if you see in the Bible it is said, something like this = If you comfort the least of my creatures you comfort me. What did God mean? I do believe all living breathing creatures have a soul. From the Flea to the Elephant. We all feel, we all live and breath Cats , Dogs whatever your pet is, they are a comfort – companion to us. How can anyone who has been blessed by the love of an animal think we all will not be together again, I think we will. Is man any better than a Dog or Cat because we speak. Animals bring such joy to our lives , God put them there for a reason. Treat every leaving breathing creature with love and kindness. The rewards speak for themself.

January 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(149) Dawn says:

I can’t say whether or not animals have souls. But I do know that God loves all of us so much and wants us to be his children and wants nothing but good things for us. I know in my heart that when I die I will be with Jesus and because he knows how much I love all my animals he will have them up in Heaven for me to enjoy. God loves us so much that he’d do that for us. I’ve heard and read many death experience stories where even children have died and came back to life – telling of a wonderful place they visited where they seen pets that had passed on. God loves animals, everything God created is good and he loves. In the bible there are many stories involving animals. He even used a donkey and had him speak in the bible. The only thing God can’t do is fail and I know when I pass that the moment I see that bright light shining my dog Samone, my bird Tweetie, my hamster, my cat Kye willl all be waiting expectively for my arrival and will be there to great me at the white gates.

February 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm
(150) Sufi Hippy says:

I often find a lot of anger, hatred and incivility on the internet, especially when people are ‘discussing’ any and every subject. Behaviour like that fills my soul with despair for the human condition.

Reading this thread, which is overflowing with the milk-of-human-kindness, with testimonies of the unconditional, uncompromising LOVE people feel towards cats (and animals in general)…restores my faith in my fellow man. Thank you kind, sensitive people posting here. You truly fill me with hope for the future and a sense of indescribable love and affection towards human and animal kind.

In answer to the question of whether cats have souls: YES! For sure! I believe all living things have souls. As a few people have already said: look into the eyes of any cat (or indeed any creature) and you will see this.

Now, I’m off to play and cuddle with my beloved kitty Moses. If one of us outlives the other, I hope we shall meet again in the presence of God’s loving embrace in the dimension known as the Paradise. I say hope, because whilst animals are innocents who are guaranteed Paradise, I’m not sure about some humans (starting with myself). In my life I have lied to, cheated, stolen from and hurt (emotionally speaking) my fellow man: Moses (my kitty) never has and never will. There is no deceit in animals.

Perhaps animal souls are at a ‘higher’ and better station than most human souls?

To all those who have lost their beloved pets and are still grieving: I pray that God brings you comfort and ease.

My love to you all!

February 7, 2010 at 12:09 am
(151) Gregg says:

I believe all living creatures are put here for a reason. We all have souls including all the ones we slaughter to put food on our tables. Maybe we should all thank god when we eat??How can anyone think we are superior over any living creature! I can help but think if we all believed more we wouldnt see thousand of screaming dolphins getting slaughtered in Japan..the Sea of Red????we should respect all living creatures period. Ilost he light of my life in July due to cancer, I was there when she took her last breath, Im still not over it, maybe because I love animals more than people!!!

February 9, 2010 at 2:56 am
(152) charon says:

do you belive cat have spirits, i do and i hope he comes home. did the indians of america not belive that before you killed an animal that you ask the great spirit to save the sole. there must be something to it as it is as old as time. i have had many pets and found them all to be different. they all ate the foods that we ate that you would never,never think that they would eat. i have a belife that when we die that maybe we are placed into the bodys of cat dogs,ans so on the when the time is right we shall be sent back to human form once again.
so because of this i say “yes” to the souls.

February 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm
(153) virginia says:

the look of love in their eyes, the unconditional faith and following, the total commitment and companionship that cats give to us – how can anyone say this creature has no soul? we humans should practice the qualities emulated by cats.

March 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm
(154) Fernando Blau says:

I think we humans often forget that we are also animals. The fact that we have the hability to speak doesn’t mean that we are superior to cats and other animals. Our eyes are so inferior to the eyes of a cat and maybe our methods of communication too.Cats souls might even be far more advanced than ours. They could be our guides when we reach the realms of Ether.We should rest asured that they are our companions for Eternity.And believe me, Religion has nothing to do with that!

April 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm
(155) kalisma says:

My cat of 13 years went to sleep today. After many days in the hospital she came home to say good bye. Tonight she passed away. I do believe cat have souls. just like people impact others , animals impact people daily life, when they depart, the pain and emptyness is there.

June 3, 2010 at 1:34 am
(156) Melissa says:

My darling cat Felicity died today when she was hit by a car. I hope that she has a soul and that we will get to see her again.

July 12, 2010 at 12:36 am
(157) Hannah says:

Yes, I’ll be together with all my fur babies some day in Jesus’ mansion. Isa 11:6 and Isa 65:25: Wolves and lambs will feed together, and lions will eat grasses in the New Heaven.

The same word was used when God breathed life unto man and animals in the Book of Gen. It implies they do have souls.

Treasure your cats/other pets every moment and keep them safe please.

July 13, 2010 at 7:48 am
(158) aishwarya says:

i do believe that all animals have great souls very unselfish ones i do pray for all my cats who hwve left this world ,but now they are living in my heart forever so they will never leave me and go

July 31, 2010 at 6:25 pm
(159) Monina says:

Ghosts of my beloved pets is all I have been wishing since I was a child. Because I want to see them even in a second…
Now I am 42 and my precious cat died 3 days ago =.( even if I am not sure if cats have souls, I always pray for his eternal peace. And hoping someday we will see each other again

August 2, 2010 at 12:54 am
(160) Simonsays says:

I believe that a soul is earned, through caring and friendship. We are born with no soul, we earn it through living. And If you reach a level of electric charge, your soul will move on to another life. Otherwise we return to earth to live and learn again. We move on with our pets in the afterlife, and sometimes we may have to wait for them to return to us or sometimes they wait for us to reach there level. But in the end, we are all given a chance to learn and understand the right of being eternal.

August 11, 2010 at 12:48 am
(161) nora says:

I think a live being of any type, if it has the capacity to love, it has a soul. I know a lot of my cats loved me.

August 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(162) saadah says:

yes, cats and other animals do have souls or spirit or what you want to call it. not fishes and insects. i was holding my beloved kitten in her last hours and she placed her paw on my cheek and blink several times at me. i actually witnessed the moment her soul left her and the body thats left behind fade and died. we always believe that cats prayed for its owner and as much as i missed her terribly, i’m glad she is not suffering anymore from the fatal attack by the stray dogs. and they all go to heaven!

September 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm
(163) monster*3 says:

yes! they have souls! i mean everything does every liveing thing on this planet every liveing thing on other planets have one. just some people cant see this because they think they the people are the only ones with a soul so not true! some people like me are intune to the souls of other things so yes evryone has one even animals and i think they cats soul is the most beautyful

September 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm
(164) Debbie says:

I spoke to a medium who specializes in animals to help me decide if my sick cat was ready to be put down. When we attempted to connect, all my former cats “showed up.” The medium described them to me one by one and said they were saying “hi.” He said that when you die, not only your loved ones, but all of your pets are there waiting for you, to encourage you to cross over. I thought that was a wonderful image!

October 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm
(165) john taylor says:

at shortly after noon on oct,27,2010 my precious stephen left us due to massive kidney failure. i signed the paper to end his life. I had hoped he could beat this and even prayed to god to heal him but sometimes god says no. It is extremenly hard to live with that decision to end his life. but i saw no cure was coming and decided to end his suffering. I will always love and miss my cat. rest in peace little one.

November 3, 2010 at 7:08 am
(166) Gen. Minion says:

I too believe cats have a soul. Today I discovered that my dear cat Tiger, who I loved so dearly, had passed on Halloween or All Saint’s Day. I do not know what caused his death, but from what I can tell, he passed peacefully. I still remember all the joys he brought me, Even though he was only with me for 4 years, it felt like a lifetime. We were considering getting another kitten but I know that it will never be able to replace Tiger. Even as I type this, tears are trying to drip. As for all the religous bible-pushers that deny a cat or any other animal to have a soul, let me make this clear, any creature that touches a heart, brings happiness, comfort, and joy to another does have a soul and will live for all eternity not just in our hearts, but in the great world of the after.

R.I.P. Tiger
(2006-2010)
A Saint Amoung Cats

December 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm
(167) Kaitlyn Nicole says:

I hope and always pray my kittys go to heaven!
But what do you get???
I think all pets have souls cuz you teach them to….but Iam not a bible studer but I try my best to learn all that I can about the bible and what will go to heaven.
my ? is do cats have souls if they do then the go to heaven or hell and cats probley have or know there rules.
my baby boy got sick one day and that night he died i found out 2 weeks later and my eyes dont go without watering when I think about him. So I belive that if ur good and you do everything right that you follow the bible that you get some wishes granted in heaven.
So my hopeing wish that I get in heaven is that my baby boy is there. I named him Simba after the movie “The Lion King” and I watched it the other day and I cried cuz my baby died so young!!!

January 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm
(168) Rajarshi says:

I am an Indian. I am a Hindu by faith/religion. We do believe that all life—be it insects or plants or animals or human beings have souls. We also believe in the re-incarnation theory. However, I will tell you about my experience and NOT what is written in the holy books.

My cat left long ago and I had no fresh wounds which could burn me into hallucinations. I had accepted his absence (he was not dead—he was staying with somebody else). One night I woke up to hear scratching sounds and the sound of a cat licking itself inside my room. I stay in an apartment building (top floor) so the possibility of a cat entering my room is not there. I could feel the cushion that is the top surface of my bed getting depressed in a way that happens when a cat walks on your bed. I was startled. There was nothing around and it was dark. I stepped down from my bed and lit the florescent light. Nothing was there !!

The next morning the phone rang and the present owner of the cat informed me about his death—what a coincidence? Should I believe that his soul had come the other night to visit me after his death????!!!!!

January 10, 2011 at 9:17 am
(169) kinds of Cats says:

There is no doubt tht cat have soul,,,every living things have soul n cat have also ,,,some people like me are intune to the souls of other things so yes evryone has one even animals and i think they cats soul is the most beautyful..

January 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm
(170) rebecca says:

I know my Joey s in Heaven and will be there to greet me when it’s my time. When I was little, we would say that pets go to live in God’s Garden. That’s always comforted me.

February 14, 2011 at 9:57 am
(171) Pat says:

My cat Charlie died on 10 February 2011 at 11 months old. He was knocked down by a car and the person driving did not stop. I witnessed it all and I have been completely devastated. When I told my friend, through whom I got Charlie from, she said she thought Charlie’s mam was pregnant again. Sure enough, I found out yesterday Charlie’s mam had given birth to 4 kittens on 9 February 2011 (one day before Charlie’s death) and it is the same father Charlie had and I’m getting his little brother or sister. Or is it Charlie reincarnated? Taken too soon from this world and was a happy little kitten. Perhaps he wants to come back? I think so.

March 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm
(172) Constantine Yaremtso says:

My Cat was killed today in a car accident. This cat lived with me and my sister through good time and bad…..

I’m a christian but still believe that will see her again in heaven when my time will come….

April 25, 2011 at 1:17 am
(173) Jen says:

I’m so sorry for your loss, Conatantine. Please, be comforted that you will see your cat again. I’ve lost a dear friend to cancer in the beginning of last year and I have no doubt he came back into my life as my beloved cat, Ollie. Ollie died a month ago from kidney failure, he was fifteen months old. He died in my arms… surrounded by love. Once you know someone…. you can see their soul. It’s beyond their eyes… you just know… but you’ll see her again.

May 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm
(174) Scott says:

I believe that the term soul refers to the fact that humans Were given the choice to be good or evil (a soul can belong to god or the devil) it is all part of the story, animals on the other hand have spirits** (which by definition can only belong to the creator) they are in a whole good they do not have the choice to be evil or deciet god thus are automatically accepted into heaven Yes they will be there waiting their whole purpose for being here is to help you in your journey to be with the creator in the end

May 15, 2011 at 11:48 pm
(175) jack says:

http://donationforcats.com
cat have soul. they will play and wait us in heaven…

May 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm
(176) Mike says:

Early this morning, my baby Chili passed away (15.5 years old). In 1995, she was born in my bed, right next to me & we’ve always had a special bond together. Do they have a soul? I don’t know, but like mentioned before – The Bible says they will be in heaven with God, so I’m confident Chili will be there waiting for me & eager to introduce me to all of you!

May 27, 2011 at 9:42 am
(177) seth says:

I believe cats do have souls. i am a psychic/ light worker- when i look into water i see the future. one day i was looking at a beautiful sunrise and noticed odd shaped clouds, i began realizing i can see the future in clouds which makes sense since they are water. i noticed a particular formation of what looked like a loving mother holding a newborn baby – soon after my sister turned out to be pregnant. then i noticed a distinct cloud that looked like a cat i once new. this cat was very special a spirit guide of sorts most cats are. her name was mama cat and i felt a sense i peace looking at this cloud i knew my guide was still watching me even after she had passed away from old age. upon the day she died she tried to come inside and she always stays outside soo i knew something was up she would never leave our property buut that day she gave me look and let out a meow and then walked off into the woods and laid down with the earth.
R.I.P mama cat

May 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm
(178) Patti G says:

My cat is really upset this week because his long time sparring partner has died. Ben was Tavvi’s arch enemy but I believe they were like elderly men shaking their sticks at each other. Tavvi cat is I believe mourning as human’s do. Doesn’t this show a higher level of understanding and hence a ‘soul’.

July 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm
(179) jae says:

We lost our cat Gaz a month ago, but we know he is still here with us. Its little things, movement out the corner of your eye, basically, a sense of knowing he is still around. Our other cat certainly sees something and reacts to it, something he never did before Gaz died. Yes, cats have souls, all gods creatures do, and i believe they will be waiting for us when our time comes. Cats love us, they show it in many ways, but everybody who has a cat knows the signs of love from their furry friend. I know Gaz loved us, and i know he watches over us, and that, even though he is here, he is at peace, and still wants to let us know he still loves us. R.I.P Gaz miss you baby xxxxx

August 1, 2011 at 7:50 am
(180) laura lucas says:

I believe that all creatures have souls. I believe that all of creation should be treated with dignity and respect!
L

September 1, 2011 at 8:23 am
(181) virginia Smith says:

Of course cats have souls, all of Gods creations have souls, when my cat Woody died we were all there a second before he took his last breath, his beautiful green eyse turned black and in an instant they turned back green.We believe at that second his soul left his body, it is the same in humans.

September 13, 2011 at 3:50 am
(182) Lisa M says:

When I was a teenager many years ago, my future in-laws had a neighbor who brought home two kittens. One of the kittens and I had a special bond. If anyone who knows me read this, they wouldn’t even think it was me. I’m much more of a dog person. When I was two years old, our family cat used to give me the evil eye, take a running leap, and knock me down. Since then I’ve never really been a cat lover. Anyway, the kitten would hear me riding around on my motorcycle, and he wanted to ride with me. I’d put him on the seat in front of me, and we’d cruise around the wooded property. As he grew bigger, I’d just have to scoot back a little more on the seat. One day, when I started up my motorcycle, the kitten never came. That night I called for him. “Kitty! Kitty!” I didn’t give him a name, I just called him Kitty. I looked down the hill, and I could see a kitty running up the hill right to me. The kitty looked like my kitty, but all of a sudden I realized that it wasn’t my kitty, it was the sister kitty. But then, right before the kitty got to me, a SPIRIT kitty split off from the sister kitty, and was running along right beside her! The sister kitty came up to me, but the spirit kitty was gone. I was very upset because I knew that something had happened to my kitty. When I went into my future in-law’s house I asked if they had seen MY kitty. I was told that their neighbor said that the kitty was accidentally run over by a car that morning. I really feel like the kitty has a soul that did not die when his body died. I can’t fit the story about my dogs here, so I’ll do this in two parts.

September 13, 2011 at 3:52 am
(183) Lisa M says:

Continued from the kitty story…….About a year before my last dog passed on, a spirit form kept visiting him. I feel like it was someone becoming friends with my dog before he died. Now I’m very upset, because my oldest dog is 14, and I’ve seen the same person visiting him. So I don’t think he has more than a year left. And yes, it’s a little creepy the way my dog looks at the spirit (he sees it before I do), but the spirit doesn’t scare me. It’s not here to see me, just my dog. LOL! It sounds even crazier when you actually see it typed out!

September 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm
(184) vac says:

Yesterday, we euthanized our beloved Maine coon ‘puss’ and buried her in a beautiful place in a forest after prolonged struggle with heart failure when she stopped eating and went from 12.5lb to 4lb. Having been privileged to enjoy the love and friendship of this dignified cat for over 19 years after rescuing her from a warehouse at about 7 month old, I am 100% convinced that cats have souls.
This precious soul would intuitively know when you were sick or sad and would come to comfort you by laying her paw on your hand and purr. She would check if you are breathing when asleep. She would lie on top of me when I took naps and purred. She would know the instant you woke up and come to greet you. She would come to welcome you home. She would get physically in the middle of our arguments and tried to break it up by loudly crying and pacing around. She would want to sit wherever we sat. She would come and go on command, she would take care of a kitten that we rescued many years later.
WE were members of HER PRIDE! She was a soul incarnate.

I never realized that the loss of her love would be more devastating than loss of a human family member I ever lost.

September 26, 2011 at 5:54 am
(185) Tamigirlrocks says:

As I peer into my cats’ eyes, I can see so much: wisdom, playfulness, manipulation, and pure love and devotion. I have three cats and they each have a unique quality. Ester, my eldest, is my diabetic low blood sugar cat. She will not leave my side until it is normal, amongst other diabetic duties. Penelope, my middle cat is my therapy cat. If I am mad, upset or emotionally hurt, she will sit on my lap or by me, touching. She leaves once I have calmed down. Gabby, my three year old “baby” is my triage cat. If I fall, or something similar, the others run while she stays by my side. I am Christian, and yes, I believe God has blessed our pets. Remember, God is God and He has the power to make changes for the better as He pleases.

October 21, 2011 at 2:00 am
(186) MikeH says:

I’m greiving the loss of a female maine coon Skyler, who died at 17 months developing lukemia. Her death was very sudden. Throughout the greif I’ve been questioning what type of heaven she would go to. Will I see her again? It would be wrong to make her wait several decades to see me in heaven, but my soul aches for her. After more and more thought I’m realizing that anyone you love, whether it be a human or animal, has a soul, and that soul is attached to yours with a powerful bond. So her capability to love proves her soul, and proves I will meet her again. I hope to see Skyler again, and I hope she went to a good place. She loved her life, she loved her sister cat Mandy, who is in early stages of greiving herself. she loved me and I’m heartbroken. my cat got sick and put down in a span of 10 days!! ugh i just can’t believe it, but i have to live with the hole in my heart. :-(

October 23, 2011 at 3:38 am
(187) Lisa Boyd says:

Of course they do!

November 1, 2011 at 8:51 am
(188) Devastated says:

My Ebby died suddenly on Friday 28th October 2011 whilst I was at work. It was unexpected and such a shock and has left me absolutely devastated. I wish I knew whether she could forgive me for leaving her and that she knew that I loved her very much and miss her dreadfully. She was part of our lives for 17 years and I truly hope to be reunited with her and all my loved ones who have passed one day.

November 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm
(189) Phoebe says:

I lost my cat a month ago. I was out of school early on a friday, and luckily as that afternoon was to be the last time i saw her. Now every friday when im in bed i cry and think of my cat that time that night. i remember the whole day, and we didnt find her until the next wednesday. i actually saw her body and kissed her goodbye before she was taken to be cremated, we also adopted her mum and she misses sleeping with her, and now i think of her in a meadow, doing what she loved best, chasing mice, with all of your cats and blue skys.
Somewhere better then the living world. I chose to believe my cat is lucky to not be in a world of crime and death, like us unlucky humans. love you forever Ruby <3

December 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm
(190) James says:

I personally believe, based on biblical scripture, that animals have souls. If you disagree, see: (Leviticus 1:2) (Isaiah 65: 25) (Revelation 19:14) (Matthew 19:26)
& (Romans 8:21-23), and tell me how you interpret them, as I would be glad to hear it :)

December 9, 2011 at 7:19 am
(191) Joyce54 says:

My cat,Spirit has got to have a soul. I believe that in the nine years that when we are lying beside each other looking into each others eyes the feeling I feel for her like the love I felt when my kids were babies. So I hope when both our time comes to leave this world we will be together in heaven. Joyce

January 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm
(192) lisa says:

my cat visting me always

January 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm
(193) Domenic says:

the reason the animals live a short life is because they already know how to love, humans are giving more time to learn. a soul means everything that has life in it

January 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm
(194) Leanne says:

Thank you jetgirl, I feel a little better now, I lost my 3 year old Gigi on Thanksgiving last year, still miss her tremendously, and we recently had to move from the place where she passed, & I believe her spirit came with us. Thank you again

February 26, 2012 at 6:32 am
(195) Debbie S. says:

I believe animals have what is known as a collective soul. While here in their present form they bond with us as if they are one soul but when they pass they become part of the whole again. Possibly this is what we also do. How can we know? But have you ever met someone young or old that you felt an immediate affinity with? Have you ever had a new pet that you felt you somehow KNEW already? Though we cannot pass through this life again as the same ‘soul’ I believe we (animal and human) do come back in a new life to begin a new journey with new insight. I may not recognize all I have loved but I will not give any less for fear of losing.

February 26, 2012 at 7:20 am
(196) Roleen says:

I believe our furry animals got souls – why would God create them if they cannot give us pleasure in the after life? I cannot wait to see all my dogs and play with them again. Why do you say, when you look at your dog, he’s got such soulfull eyes? Their eyes speak volumes, and you can see in those eyes when they have been naughty! I had cats, and I will see them and they will have to take turns to have a nap on my lap, or I will sit on a couch and they will curl around me, with my doggies next to me as well. Obelix will have to sleep on the floor, that staffy is much too big to sit on my lap! Thanks for sharing

March 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm
(197) Xennia Dee Fausto De la Cruz says:

I feel bad one of my favorite cat died just yesterday, i am hoping that i would see them in the time ill be gone in this world.. i miss my little alvin, leo and theodore and my dog kikyo.

March 21, 2012 at 2:41 am
(198) judithen says:

All that God has created he keeps within his heart and mind. He can never forget any of his creation. He can never set it aside. All his creation is always safe with him, always alive with him. Scripture affirms over and over his all encompassing, all consuming love. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the WORLD…”, not just humans, but all that has been made. My love is but a shadow of his. So how can I doubt that beloved animals are not even more beloved by him? They’re his…always were, always will be. When I see him in person, I’ll see them again. I know this because…well, because I know him…and I trust him.

March 26, 2012 at 10:17 am
(199) Michael Rice says:

I had an American Short Hair Tabby named Jethro who died at 1:30 A.M., 0n Tuesday the 11th of October, 2011. He is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge and I will see him again one day when I make that trip and we will cross over the rainbow Bridge together. He was a part of me for 18 years. I STILL miss him dearly.

April 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm
(200) sarah says:

Over the past 3 months we’ve had to have our two elderly mogs put to sleep. I believe that all animals have souls and like to think that they’ll all be waiting at ‘Rainbow Bridge’ for me. Something that is bothering me though something i heard years ago that came to my mind recently and that was that if you have an animal put to sleep its soul does’nt rest as it was ripped from them when they were euthanised.. Im already beating myself up about the loss of my last cat, thinking if id done something sooner about his bad tooth he may not have got the infection thhhat led to his end. To think that by havng them put to sleep ive prevented them from passing over is so hard

April 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm
(201) Sondra says:

My cat Toby transitioned (passed away) on Feb. 19, 2012. He was my life. We tried very hard to save him and his spirit was very strong but his body was weak in the end. For everyone who is not sure, I must tell you that there is life after death. An afterlife. It has been several weeks and my dear cat has been making every effort possible to let my husband and I know that he is here with us. He sleeps with us most nights. We leave his bed out and I have seen him in it. He sleeps with my husband and I. I know this because he gives off an electrical charge when laying next to us. One night I woke up around 4 am because I realized that the charge stopped. I heard noises in the living room and then the noises stopped. then I saw a black mass the size of a cat jump on the bed with my actual eyes. And then I assume he walked towards me and laid down next to me since I felt the electrical charge again. Anyone who doesn’t think animals have souls is just plain ignorant and sad. You have been told to believe something that organized religion has told you to believe. Open up your mind for a second and you may learn something. Otherwise you will be in for a huge surprise when it is your time to transition and it doesn’t quite go the way you were told.

May 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm
(202) Ann says:

My cat Katy died 3 yrs. ago …before she died, she jumped on the bed at night to let me know she was there …. soon after her death, she continued to jump on the bed often; she meowed twice … I heard the Long Island Medum talk on Dr. Oz’s show last week, and I experienced what she spoke of: that Katy’s soul moved thru my body … it was an incredible experience …

June 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm
(203) Gintaras says:

Cat is a spirit. Human is a soul. Difference being humans are capable of great evil – cat is not. I think free will is vastly over rated – in my next life I am coming back as a cat.

June 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm
(204) Donna says:

I believe in what the BIBLE says God made man out of clay and breathed the breath of life into him and he became a living soul. The soul does exsist. I also believe in heaven and if it is as wonderful as I feel like it will be all of my beloved pets will be there. If God allowed us these wonderful creatures while we are here on earth then I can’t imagine not being rewarded with them after death. If that means they have a soul then so be it.

July 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm
(205) Vane says:

I do not. I do not believe that humans have souls, for that matter. I don’t believe in an afterlife, heaven, hell, angels, the Rainbow Bridge, or any of that. I don’t believe in god, gods, devils, demons.

My cat is gone and that’s it. And when I die, all traces of her will be gone. And one day no one will know either of us existed. It’s almost incomprehensible – but that is life.

In our grief and pain we grasp at ideas that comfort us. But I just can’t believe any of that stuff. I don’t feel it.

Thanks for reading.

July 13, 2012 at 10:55 am
(206) MRT says:

Wow! I like cats but I don’t have to have one. However, I was looking around online to find out what others thought about animals having spirits because of something incredibly odd happening right now at my house regarding a cat that recently has gone. What surprises me is the post I read from people that believe humans aren’t spiritual beings. I know for a fact, without a doubt that we are. I have gone exterior, and actually can pretty much any time that I choose. I have seen my body when I am exterior. To believe otherwise is really unfortunate. But it is not too late to decide to do something about that. To be in touch with yourself spiritually really makes for a richer more meaningful existence.

August 13, 2012 at 7:25 am
(207) Anneke says:

Yes, I think cats have souls. I also think they are without sin and will go straight to heaven. Just like God sent down a chariot to take Elijah (who was without sin) straight to heaven.

Three years ago I had to let my beloved 17 y/o ginger boy go. Whenever he went into the garden, he always jumped over a piece of ivy. Always in the same spot. He could have easily walked around it, but he just did this funny jump. The day we buried him, a robin came into the garden, and flew very low down, and in mid-air sort of jumped over that exact piece of ivy, just like our cat had always done. I think this was a message to say that he was ok.

Last Saturday we had to let our beloved 20 y/o girl go. After we took her home, we were sitting in the living room, griefing and reminiscing about her and her brother. Through the patio doors a bee flew in. It went to all her favourite spots in the house, buzzed in front of me for a few minutes, flew a circle around my husband. Went to the kitchen (where her food bowl was) and flew straight out where it hovered above her brother’s grave for a few minutes. Again I think this was a message to say that she was ok.

Not only that, but when we put her in her cage, earlier that day, she managed to dig one of her claw in my arm. Last night I looked at it. It had turned into a bruise. And the bruise looks exactly like her face. My husband agrees that it’s not just our wishful thinking, it really is her face. Very odd. It freaked me out a little, but also gave me reassurance. I took a picture of the bruise, otherwise no one will ever believe it.

August 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm
(208) Eve says:

Why would they not have souls? I believe that all living, breathing cretures have souls. Soul/spirit — whateve you think of it as being, it is a soul to me.

My story. I lost my adored cat,”Big” last October. He had an enormous tumor and at 17 was too old for surgery. He came back a couple of times because he had a message for me. He had been a Tuxedo Cat, like his sister, who is still with me. He was a cloud of gray fur when he reappered, the color of cat litter. I reread an article on messages from the afterlife of animals, and realized he was telling me to get rid of clay litter so his sister wouldn’t eat it while bathing it off her fur the way he had done. She had just started to show the very same early symptoms he’d suffered. Now she has cedar litter, and the symptoms are all gone.
He doesn’t come by any more.

September 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm
(209) Erin says:

My cat definately has a soul, as I believe we are true soulmates. I love him more than any human, soul or no soul <3 I asked him after reading this if he had a soul, and he sad yes.

September 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm
(210) Elaine H. says:

I believe animals have souls. My cat, Jasmine, had to be put down due to lymphoma. We waited until January 2 as we didn’t want to do it before the holiday. She clearly was no longer happy. She always liked Christmas. We would find her sitting under the Christmas tree on Christmas mornings nestled among the presents. Not this time. Anyway, it was a very sad day. We left the lights up longer than usual that year. We had a remote that turned on our Christmas tree lights and the mantle lights at the same time. My husband programmed it that way. On January 4, my husband and I were busy working on a project in the kitchen when I noticed the mantle lights were on. I asked him if he turned them on and he said no and how strange it was because the tree lights were not on. Anyway I clicked the remote to turn them off and then tested the remote and sure enough, both sets of lights came on when I clicked. Anyway, we didn’t give it much thought. Maybe a frequency caused this to occur. We went out to dinner and turned off all the lights. When we came home, the Christmas tree lights were now on! We had this wonderful feeling. We felt Jasmine’s presence in those lights. That has never happened before or since. We truly believe she was saying she was okay and thanking us for loving her.

October 2, 2012 at 6:33 am
(211) Mae ann says:

they are angels of God sent here on earth and I wish to see all of them when I get there, i love my cats so much and its painful for me to see each of them leave. but i know they will surround me someday up there.

October 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm
(212) dearcat says:

Yes. Of course cats have souls. Have you ever seen a cat grieve? I have. Have you ever been sick and had your cat never leave your side? I have. Cats cry, laugh, feel warmth and cold, have many of the same illnesses and break bones as we do. I have seen a cat cry, not making a sound, but crying tears. Cats feel fear as well as aggressiveness. Cats are sad and feel happiness. I have had many cats that have crosses the Rainbow Bridge and I fully expect to see them all when I too cross. Remember, our Lord saw the world in six days and said it was good. On the seventh day, He made cats.

October 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm
(213) Rene Schreuder says:

There were animals in The Garden of Eden , there were animals in Noah’s ark. I strongly believe , that we will be united with our passed
pet children , when we reach Heaven one day. Just give me a Heaven full of cats , that will be the ultimate Heaven!

November 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm
(214) Miah says:

I would very much appreciate it if someone would differentiate for us the difference between Spirit & Soul.
If yes that which leaves the human n returns to the creator is soul then animals don’t have it and I don’t think the Bible specified such,
I personally see them as a spiritual animal cause since my childhood I have been watching to see if the Cat will land with its back but unfortunately no ‘n’ also the nature of their eyes, which is what attracted me to comment.
thank you!

November 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm
(215) Kayleen says:

I don’t care what anybody says, cats have souls.
Im 22 and I just lost my best friend, Mindy of 18 years old.
She followed me everywhere, cuddled like a baby but would hiss and scratch at anyone else.
When I lost her I went into a deep depression…not even my boyfriend could bring me out of.
She visits me atleast twice a month. I have vivid dreams of me being able to see her and hold her but no one else can.
It’s painful but calming at the same time.

November 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm
(216) Tamara S. says:

If you look into the eyes of a cat you will know it has a soul. God created “Breath” and every living creature that breaths has a soul. “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”. Kahlil Gibran. I know this all to well as I just lost my cat Chaplin (RIP), on Nov. 1, 2012. I will miss you and never forget you. A cats soul is the purity of love created by God for us to learn how to love unconditionally. I have faith that some day I will be reunited with all my furbabies in Heaven at the Rainbow Bridge. I shine the light everyones way that have lost a loving pet. Peace be with you always.

November 9, 2012 at 10:24 am
(217) JDL says:

I believe cats have souls, but I also believe them to be a part of our souls. The bond between a cat and its owner is indescribable and incomparable to any other kind. Sure they like food and they like to be petted, but that’s not why they stay. They stay because they want to and because they feel for you exactly what you feel for them. Anyone who owns a cat knows that they are extremely emotive and perceptive creatures whose behavior transcends instinct or conditioning.

I have been sick for the last 5 days and my cat has never once left my side. She watches me with concern and follows me when I get up, not because she wants something, but because she wants to know I’m ok. Usually she wakes me up very early by pawing my pillow or putting her head under my arm, (yes she does sleep with me), but the last few days she hasn’t. She has stayed where she is and when she does come up she simply puts her head on the pillow and purrs.

There are thousands of examples showing in as conclusive manner as can be hoped with the intangible, that they are much, much more than animals. They are capable of both expressing and experiencing a complete range of emotions. You don’t just think they love you, they do love you. Look into their eyes and you can see it. They will look at you differently than anyone else.

Cat’s have their own souls, and they have a piece of ours, which forever binds us in this life and the next.

November 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm
(218) mary says:

Recently, our cat of 6 years passed away due to liver failure,when i came back from the vet, i could had sworn i heard him meow.i brushed it off as grief.in the last 3 weeks i have heard it many times his meow.my son who has aspergers, he does not believe in ghosts or spirits, we have discussed after life, said today to me, i think i must be going crazy,i keep thinking the cat is in my room, i feel him jumping on the bed, and feel him moving around when i lay down.this cat was his companion,where my son went so did bob his cat..i believe bob in spirit has returned because my son was so important to him, it was his job,so yes i believe cats have a soul, if they did not how has he come back to take care of his friend?

December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm
(219) Richard Robb says:

I want to believe they do. Just yesterday, my little buddy, Mr. Kibbles passed away. We had him as kitten. My wife works for a cat rescue in our area. At the time, we had two other cats, both females, again rescued cats. Mr Kibbles was a kitten. I remember telling my wife, I was a little leery about getting a boy again if just for the reason that the first kitten I had had, back before we were married, was a male, and even though I had had him neutered, he sprayed very badly. So we went over to the rescue mission. As soon as I sat down on the sofa, Mr. Kibbles came running out of one of the back rooms, stopped for a moment to check me out, them bounced up on my lap, like he was announcing,
“Hi! who are you?”. My heart just melted right there. We brought him home on Christmas Eve, 2001. I’ve never seen a cat with so much personality. He knew what time to get us up to get fed before we went to go to work, ( even on weekends when we didn’t have to! ). You could have a conversation with him, he would follow you around the house. About a month ago, he started to be a little slower, and seemed to have lost his spunk, then about two weeks ago, we had him checked out for a strange bump on his hind leg. The biopsy came back positive, he had cancer. They also found a small bump between his shoulder blades. The same, cancer. We had noticed, he was loosing weight over the past six months, but didn’t pay to much attention to it. Then it was very strange, the cancer spread like wildfire, he was loosing control of his hind legs. When we took him in again about a week ago,
they suggested he be put down. Then it was very weird, he seemed to know what was going on, and became very active again, like he was saying, ” hay wait, see, I’m ok “. So yes, thinking it over, yes, they do have souls, if only because, they take a piece of yours when they go. Peace.

December 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm
(220) Kathleen says:

Goldie passed away this morning from lung cancer. Goodbye Goldie… we will miss you very much. She was an outdoor cat that lived for 17 yrs…she hid her symptoms from us, which most cats do, so we didnt know how sick she was. Vet drained fluid from her chest and syringe feed her for about 1 1/2 wks. So sweet and dependable at our patio every morning to eat breakfast with Mom and every evening to sleep on the chair. Amazing how attached you can get to a pet and how they can touch your heart. We will see you soon.

Love You Goldie – will see you soon…
Mom, Kathleen , Annette

January 9, 2013 at 9:07 am
(221) Stephen Andersen says:

Human beliefs, thought patterns and ways of interpreting and interacting with the remainder of the observed world should not be taken as the final authority. These are only the accepted mutual consensus and traditions that humans value as a way to interpret our common experiences. That being said, the jury is still out as to whether any creature has a soul. I would like for my cats to continue on with me after death. Does death itself really exist for that matter or is it part of the great lie that Satan reportedly introduced into the world? He is known as the great deceiver according to Christian tradition. So I try to enjoy the present moment with my cats as much as possible as that is all that I am given.

January 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm
(222) Lam1111 says:

I believe that animals definitely have a soul. I grew up with an orange cat named Tony, I had him from the time I of was 10 years old until 26 yrs old; when at that point he was losing his battle with CRF.

The night I took him to the animal hospital, I said my long good bye to him in the car before we went inside. He was so ill that he could not stand or barely lift up his head. When I was done with all that I had to say to him, he sat up and lifted up his head and kissed me right on my lips. It was as if he was letting me know that he understood everything I said to him and that he loved me too.

When it came time for him to go, they let me hold him on my lap and I was leaning over him…hugging him, while he took his last breath. I felt his soul go through my body and as I sat up, I heard a little voice echo in my head say “Don’t be sad Mommy..I am happy!”

I’m not crazy and I believe that this really did happen that night. The last 6 months of his life I was devasted watching my once big, healthy, 18 pound orange fuzzy man lose tons of weight and get sicker and sicker from that awful kidney disease. I had a rough childhood and that cat taught me love and saved my life. He will be been gone 17 years soon and the baby I have now, (adopted her 1.5 months later) that will be turning 17 in a few months has CRF too :( Fortunately, she is doing well 2 years after diagnosis and I know so much more now than I did back then. I will always miss my Tony “Bubba” and I believe that we will be together again..all of us! Thank you Lord for helping me understand that!

January 25, 2013 at 1:45 am
(223) tina raczkowski says:

My 27 year cat is dying. He is down to 2 lbs. I have t let him go he has to be suffering. So i will take him to the vet & t him to slee. Its agonizing bt for him it will be sweet relief. Now I am being visted by anothercat wh died 2 year agomax factor. I feel him walk along side my leg in my bed even while I am crocheting or watching tv i know i am not imagining it. I also c the cat that is dying now, bubba, outside inthe garden for a quick instant.but it can’t b. Because buba is n the house. Unless part of him is in this world and the next. But this bubba is healthy. I know i amnot seeing things. Have to stop and think about bubba suffering

February 28, 2013 at 12:56 am
(224) Edwin says:

Gracie, my beloved domestic shorthair, had to be put to sleep today at 12:25 p.m. A beautiful, solid black cat with lime green eyes, she was filled with so much life until about 8 months ago, when she began to experience chronic vomiting and couldn’t seem to receive relief for any length of time. She was a wedding gift to me and my wife. We received her the night before we were married on Nov. 1, 2001, and she was just a spunky, little kitten of 8 weeks of age.

Her life was lived with so much attention lavished upon her that I dare say that a human was never loved in such a way as this. I talked to that cat, ate with her, sang to her, acted like a fool in front of her, and held her when she breathed her last. She contracted a form of a malignant tumor that manifested itself in front of her liver, pressing against her stomach. She was prohibited from even eating because of this disgusting disease.

Originally, she had a thyroid problem, diagnosed on Valentine’s Day of this year, and we thought we fixed it with the medicine the vet gave us. Little did we know that she had a greater problem than that. I soon found out when I saw the X-ray. She had a vile tumor, and it had been growing fast. I took her to the vet as soon as I saw her begin to relapse into not eating and lethargy. I could’ve maybe saved her life with surgery if I could have afforded it…. I don’t know. Maybe I shouldn’t dwell on such points of contention. The vet had another colleague look at the X-ray and concur that this was indeed a vicious tumor. My hopes were dashed, and my heart sunk into the lowest hell.

February 28, 2013 at 12:58 am
(225) Edwin says:

I knew that today…… well, I’d lose the feline love of my life. I had to sign the papers for her death, but at least the chemical cocktail that they gave her allowed her a few blissful minutes with me, pain-free. She was blinking her eyes in a peaceful way, staring intently into mine, as if to say thank you. I told her how much we all loved her as I hunkered over her frail, little 7 pound body, and I held her little, dreamy-eyed muzzle to my face as they gave her the lethal solution.

No sooner had I finished telling her that we will be seeing her very soon, than she had gone limp in my hand. I watched my love drift away, the life leaving her exotic eyes. I couldn’t help but relish in her beauty, holding her head to my face, staring at her in a way that she was too modest to allow in life.

Yes, I saw my beautiful beast…. but half of her was not there. Her essence, soul, breath, personality, had left. Consumed with grief, I cried over the dark black, little shell of a body that was left here with me. My baby was gone.

I left her body with the vet, for I couldn’t even bear the sight of her after I bid my goodbyes. You see, it’s just a shell; it’s an empty home to the soul of my companion. Gracie has ascended to my heavenly Father and Lord Jesus. Seeing her body and having to take it home makes the sting of death much more painful. I chose to allow her body to return to its elemental state within the fires of cremation. To dust she will go, but only in the body.

February 28, 2013 at 1:00 am
(226) Edwin says:

Animals are mute, yes. They do not speak with the tongues of men but rather straight to the heart with their eyes and souls. To have loved an animal is to know this simple truth. The same way that we love a beast, so do the angels of God love us, and the Lord Himself loves us all.

Grab your companion, however small they may be, and give them love. Kiss their faces, look deeply into their eyes, and hold them close. I never knew that the 27th of February would be our last car ride together, her last time in the warmth of the sun, and the last time we would nuzzle up to one another. God bless her little soul.

When I looked into the green eyes of my sweet, little cat, I saw the purity of a soul that didn’t have the cares of this world. She lived to love and be loved in return. That, to me, is the very essence of God. The simple life of a cat taught me some of the most pure, unselfish truths that I could have never learned elsewhere except the Bible. Funny enough, the Lord made the both of them.

To look into the eyes of an animal that loves you is to see that element of paradise lost; it allows the viewer to detect the simple purity of what we, as man, could have been if sin hadn’t ravaged our hearts. That fragment of beauty belongs to them and them alone.

I saw God in you, sweet Gracie…. love you, kitty. See you soon.

-Daddy

April 14, 2013 at 5:08 pm
(227) Terry says:

I lost my sweet baby today… Her name is Sable. She was my friend, my best friend, my confidant, my everything at times. She was as much my child as children are of parents who have human children. I di not believe God would bless us with souless creatures who would be so much of lives here on earth, not to be a part of lives in heaven.

June 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm
(228) Lila Scott says:

I do believe we will see our pets in heaven, even though the bible is silent about animals, Jesus did not have to die for them, but I believe He is very concerned for all His creation. I do not believe God would give us something on earth that gives us pleasure only to take it away in heaven. Regardless of where they are in heaven or not, they are His creatures and He will take care of them. I just lost a tuxedo very precious cat to leukemia. She loved to ride in cars and I believe she hitch a ride to our house. I took her to the vet but she already had the virus, but went ahead and gave her all the other shots. She lived a good life for several months but disappeared for a night and day. When she came back she had a fever of 105, so we stayed with her while the vet put her to sleep. She was a special cat and I will miss her so very much.

June 22, 2013 at 1:26 am
(229) Don says:

If an animal is capable of love, can it be so in the absence of a soul?
My cat loved me, and I loved him. We shared an unspoken bond. He loved to be held, and I loved holding him. Despite his illness, his age, and his infirmity, he loved me unquestionably, and unselfishly. He relied on me, and I, in turn, on him. He purred, and my heart was flush with the feelings I had for him. He was, and is, my best friend. He passed yesterday, and I miss him so.
I believe, in my heart of hearts, that if the roles were reversed, he’d be writing this about me. We will always be a part of each other.
I miss you, PeeWee. You felt love for me, and love, in my view, is not possible without a soul. I am honored to have known you, and to have been loved by you. Please hold a place for me. As an old man just like you were, I’ll be seeing you sooner than later. I can think of nothing I’d like more than an eternity of walks in the sunshine with my dearest friend. All my love, –dad

July 8, 2013 at 1:17 am
(230) Gunter Schymkiw says:

I lost my beautiful boy cat, Bubi, on Friday evening. I am heartbroken. It was unexpected. I am buoyed by what people have written on this forum. I love him very much and look forward to meeting him again in Heaven.

August 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm
(231) Paula says:

I had to put my beloved 19 year old cat Hemi down two days ago. It was the worst thing I have ever gone through and I have my dark moments still when I panic and think i did the wrong thing. Will he forgive me for putting him down? His last few seconds on earth were painful for him which upset me (when the vet put the injection in, it hurt him a lot, it was horrible). I’m not sure I forgive myself yet.

I get the thought popping into my head ‘I just killed my cat’! I’m so sorry Hemi and I love you so very much. I hope I am lucky and you will visit me and I will feel you sleeping next to me at night.

I think my other cat Izzy is confused and keeps looking for him in his usual spots.

I have to believe he is happy someplace else and is healthy and robust now and is chasing those butterflies across the meadow. I so do wish I will be reunited with him when he dies. He was my rock and my constant in life, he was always there and now there is a void in my home where he use to be.

He was precious and he definitely has soul …

September 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm
(232) J says:

Completely heartbroken. My baby girl, Spice, 15 years old, was put to sleep last Wednesday. Both my home and my heart feel so empty.

September 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm
(233) J says:

Completely heartbroken. My baby girl, Spice, 15 years old, was put to sleep last Wednesday. Both my home and my heart feel so empty without her. How could something so heartwarming and loving toward others not possess a soul?… I don’t believe it for one second.

October 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm
(234) KathyB says:

I just had my 16 yr old Buddy put to sleep this morning – he had been ill for a couple months – but it was determined by the vet…if he is doing all that he needs to (eating, peeing, pooping, etc) & wasn’t in pain – keep an eye on him
This morning he was very lethargic – so we took him back (thought it was an absess tooth….turned out it was swollen gums & his body was shutting down.
He was our 1st cat we adopted after moving back to Michigan – he was my anchor –
I was googling “inviting animal spirits” and ended up here…..

If it lives and breathes – IT HAS A SOUL!!!!!!

I hope tonight when I go to bed I will be visited – I believe in paranormal occurances and god only knows I believe in cats

October 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm
(235) Elizablest Munroz says:

After my cat, Keli, died, years ago, I adopted two new ones. To make them feel welcome I cleaned house thoroughly, and got rid of all blankets, pillows and cat beds Keli had used. Even the padding on my wooden rocker which was her favorite place. I have thought it very odd that the new kitties are completely comfortable anywhere in the house, but they never, NEVER jump up on the rocking chair.

Also, another cat I had, Chica, died from a long lingering illness, Feline Leukemia. Her last couple months she needed to be by herself or the other cats would pick on her, so she lived in the bathroom. She often crouched in one position for long periods of time on a little shelf in there. I buried her outside the bathroom window. Maybe I shouldn’t have done that because I often feel her presence as if she is still crouching there on that shelf.

Don’t know if this proves anything, but it sure makes me wonder about the concept of the spirit hanging around on the earth after the body is done.

October 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm
(236) jeff says:

Can’t believe this thread is still going. I lost my dear calico Pumpkin on 9-30. She showed up at my door in the summer of ’07, 3-4 months after my mother died. We bonded immediately. Last year she had a cancerous tumor removed from her stomach, which gave her one more great year.

However, the cancer returned and the last month or 2 were rough. My wife and I were blessed to have her pass at home in her sleep at the age of 16. She made the decision, not us or the vet. I miss her more than words.

She visited me twice. Once towards dawn I felt her at my feet, the second my wife felt her and I heard her purr once, then she was gone. I had heard of such things happening but I thought they were too much to wish for. So yes, the bond with your pet carries into the afterlife. Cats & dogs DO have souls.

November 14, 2013 at 5:11 am
(237) Kent says:

Mammals do have soul. Members in my house have experienced the visits beyond dead of our pets. Our dog, Joy, appeared several times to let us see her for few days after her sudden death. At different time of the day we saw her for split moment and heard her call late at night in our rooms.

My late cat Diamond had a sudden liver failurer and die in pet hospital. The very same day that he past away he came to meow in our bedroom at night as if he was trying hard to communicate with us. At the dawn i felt that he was trying very hard to appear next to me while i was asleep. I didn’t see him. I felt his presence for few seconds but it was him. The next day a member in my house saw him for a brief moment walking in the garden where we placed him to rest.

Personally, i think it was not a peaceful death for him. Restless i think his soul is. 17 years of being here as a family member has drawn him back here to try to stay longer with us. I hope he can find peace being back here.

December 2, 2013 at 3:44 am
(238) xennia says:

my cat johnny died yesterday morning, and i am very very sad, up until now,im still mourning, i always thought to my self that when i die, were gonna be together, i will never ever forget them, ill always love my cat, i will never go to heaven if they can’t be there.. ill always miss them..my cats..i love you so much.

January 20, 2014 at 11:01 am
(239) Chris says:

Cats do not have souls. Humans do not have souls. This is because souls do not exist. They were postulated when we were more primitive, but now we know they don’t exist. In the same way, we used to think the Sun was a god, but now we know it’s a flaming ball of gas.

January 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm
(240) keisha says:

Sonya’s comments are comforting-I too have felt the kneading of a pet that passed on. On many occasions.

April 8, 2014 at 8:09 am
(241) Serge122 says:

Our faithful and beloved cat disappeared several days ago. We know that he is gone. We lost a part of our soul with him, his warmth, his loyalty… We moved to a new location and for him it was an incredible stress. Maybe, it is our fault.
I lost all my tears with his departure… I can not live without faith that one day we meet again. If I could I would give out a part of my own life to have him with us. Only hope which supports me is that he will be accepted by God in the Haven or at the Rainbow Bridge where we will meet. I pray him for forgiveness for all I might have done wrong for him. I want him to know that he will leave in my heart for ever…
Tigger we love you and believe that one day we will be together again.

April 15, 2014 at 5:04 am
(242) Sanjay says:

my handsome british longhair was overrun last saturday by my wreckless neighbors son after probably a night of partying driving like madman in a residential neigbourhood. I usually make sure my cat was at night in my home but somehow he slipped out friday night without that i noticed it. i cant sleep since this happened my wife and i are emotionally terrible distressed because our cat was so involved in our daily routine and followed my wife everywhere around in the house even is she went to the bathroom he was accompanying her.
i feel a terrible anger towards that s** of a **** whom overrun him and didn’t show the slightest sympathy. i guess karma will catch up with him

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