Saturday, 10 May 2008

Realistic question


Today at the dog club, we invited young children between 5 and 10 to a class about dogs.
We asked them to talk about their dog. Where does it sleep? How often does it eat? Does it sleep on your bed? What breed is it? Who walks it? Does it bite? And so on… They got terribly excited and all started to talk together. We caught their attention again by explaining some basic do and don’ts ( more about that some other time. Watch this space!) They were in awe when we told them dogs are not allowed chocolates. Not even at Christmas. To keep them focused we asked them if they had any questions and a little girl put her finger up and asked if dogs went to heaven after they died. Without humming and arring we replied: “Of course they do.”
“If we have souls, then dogs have souls, and if we go to heaven, so do they…because if dogs are not there...it is not heaven.” says Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, an American anthropologist.

7 comments:

Rebecca Taunton said...

I really like that quote!

Flori said...

I am sure too that dogs go to heaven... and we'll all meet up there again, hopefully!

Flowerpot said...

that's wonderful - I love that!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

What a very wise woman.

CJ xx

jmb said...

Well of course they do. I hope I shall meet up with all my dogs again.

Winchester whisperer said...

Are dogs allowed chocolates in heaven?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Quite right, too.