Rottweiler Memorial for Duke Wellington at Rainbow Bridge

Rottweiler Memorial for Duke Wellington at Rainbow Bridge

This is a custom Rottweiler memorial that I just completed for a client for her Rottweiler “Duke Wellington”.

” My dog name was Duke Wellington and he respond by Wellington. I have him since he was 6 months and he developed diabetes type II when he was 4 years and and 6 months due to cortisone shots that he was having for skin allergies during the summer. I took care him until he was 12 years and 7 days. He born on march 25, 2000 and passed away April 1, 2012. He was very special to me. Thank you for sending me your e-mail. You and your wife seem to be very special people. Out of the two pictures that I sent you my favorite is the one that he is sitting by the tree, he was about 9 months and he was happy and healthy. Tell me what you think.”

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I thought the picture she sent me was perfect for Rainbow Bridge and I told her so.

“I’m so sorry.
The picture of Wellington by the tree will be perfect.
I can see him sitting at the Rainbow Bridge like that.”

She wrote back.

” I feel the same way, I see him sitting down , happy , healthy and relax , waiting for me.”

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Do Pets Go To Heaven?

Do Pets Go To Heaven?

Black Lab Memorial
Black Lab Memorial

To answer this question in one word or less… yes!

To quote Rev Billy Graham, “God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in Heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”

In other words, if that is what your idea of happiness is, then you will be reunited with your beloved pets in Heaven.
It only makes sense.
If Heaven is everything wonderful that we could possibly imagine (and it will be), then my pets will be there.
It just couldn’t be Heaven without them.
As Paul said in 2 Corinthians, “This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord. I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows. Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know that I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell.”
We can’t imagine how wonderful it will be in Heaven.
So, of course, anything we really care about will be there.

Is There Really a Pet Heaven?

Is there really a Pet Heaven?
I hear that question more and more these days.
And my answer is always… I don’t know.
What I do know is that there is a Heaven.
Isn’t that good enough?
I have proof that there is a Heaven and that we will see our pet’s again when we get there. (more on this in a later post)
Now maybe our pet’s spend some time in another place like Rainbow Bridge for a while until we are ready to join them.
That could be “Pet Heaven” but I just don’t know about that for sure.
Actually, I’d rather think that they just go to the same Heaven that we go to where everything is so wonderful that we cannot even imagine how awesome it will be. It’s far beyond our realm of brain capacity. If we only knew what it is like in Heaven, we would all be trying to get there faster instead of trying to find the “Fountain of Youth”. We will find out someday that all those friends and family that have gone before us are really the lucky ones. They get to enjoy Heaven while we have to stay here and miss them.
But I guess it gives me some comfort to think that there is a “Pet Heaven” too where all the animals play together and just have lots of fun when they leave here. Just as long as I know that I can stop by this Pet Heaven and pick up my precious friends and take them with me when it’s my time to go.
I do know that one way or another my animal friends will all be with me when I go to Heaven. It will be better than it ever was on the best day on this earth. It will be like the Garden of Eden. We will be able to talk to the animals and they will talk to us. (more about this in another post too). Won’t it be great to finally know what Princess was trying to tell you all these years?

German Shepherd Memorial

German Shepherd Memorial

German Shepherd memorial
Boomer at Rainbow Bridge

Just finished putting the name on this German Shepherd memorial for one of my customers and thought I would share Boomer’s picture with everyone. I already posted it on Twitter and Facebook. Please visit my store on eBay if you would like to order one for yourself or if you know of someone who has lost a loved one and is hurting. It makes a wonderful and unique gift for someone you really care about. I have my pictures professionally printed on 8×10 glossy Kodak Photo paper. The quality is amazing. Well, it’s a beautiful day outside so I am out of here. Be back soon. -Barry

Dog Playing with Fish…Amazing!

Video of Dog Playing with Fish

Anyone who thinks animals can’t communicate with each other or that they don’t have real feelings and emotions should watch this video of a dog playing with fish. I believe that animals had the capability to talk to us in the Garden of Eden before “the fall”. When the “Serpent” first started up a conversation with Eve, she didn’t say, “OH MY! You can talk!” No, she wasn’t at all surprised that an animal was talking to her.

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This is amazing!

Will Pets Talk in Heaven

When we get to Heaven, I believe that not only will we see all our animal friends… we we also be able to talk to them. Won’t that be awesome. I can’t wait to see and talk to them.

After All… a song about going to Heaven

After All

You know I used to worry about one thing then another
And what was going to happen after all this life was over
Would I ever see my wife again, my family or my friends
Or would I spend my afterlife in dreaded loneliness

After all my trials and troubles
After all my fears
After all my doubts and worries
After all my tears
After all my years on this world
Where was I to go
And what’s the point of living…after all.

Then I found out about Jesus
And how He gave His life for me
How He left to prepare a place
And I no longer fear
I know we’ll be together after all.

After all my trials and troubles
After all my fears
After all my doubts and worries
After all my tears
After all my years on this world
I know where I will go.
We’ll all be back together after all.

After all the tears
After all the years
We’ll all be back together after all.

After all is said
After all is done
After all’s forgiven
We’ll all be back together after all.

Picture of Jesus with dog in Heaven

Will I See My Pet In Heaven?

Custom Pet Memorial PIcture
Custom Pet Memorial PIctures on eBay

Will I See My Pet In Heaven?

Yes! You will see your pet in Heaven.
I’m not talking about Pet Heaven or Rainbow Bridge.
Those are nice concepts but I believe that there is only one Heaven for people and animals and we will all be there together again someday.
God’s original plan was that man and animals would live together peacefully forever. Read these passages from Genesis:
24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings[b] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!
Guess what?
God doesn’t change.
He has always cared for the animals He created and He always will.
When God sent the flood, He made sure that the animals were saved too. And when God made the covenent with Noah after the flood, the animals were included too. Please read these passages, also from Genesis:
8 Then God told Noah and his sons, 9 “I hereby confirm my covenant with you and your descendants, 10 and with all the animals that were on the boat with you—the birds, the livestock, and all the wild animals—every living creature on earth. 11 Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters kill all living creatures; never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
To us it seems like things are in a terrible mess but God sees from the beginning to the end and everything is just as He originally planned it.
We can’t even imagine how wonderful everything will be once we get free from these fleshly bodies and become part of the spiritual world of Heaven.
“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in Heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” -Rev Billy Graham

That being said, I believe you will see your pet in Heaven.

 

Do You Believe In Heaven?

Black Lab Memorial
Jesus with Black Lab in Heaven.

Heaven?

Do you believe in Heaven?

Do you believe in fairy tales too?…

…or how ‘bout mythology?

How can an intelligent person believe in Heaven?

If you believe in Jesus, you almost have to believe in Heaven.

But that’s the problem…how could any really intelligent person believe in Jesus. At least not the Jesus they try to sell you at church. I mean, come on, talk about your fairy tales. How could you possibly believe that God decided to leave his place in Heaven and come to Earth to be born in a stable, live as a commoner among us, teach us about love and then allow us to kill him in the most gruesome manner just to show us the greatest love of all? Are you serious?

Well, it’s right there in the Bible people would always tell me.

Well so what? Isn’t that just a book of fairy tales? Anything can and does happen in the Bible. You’ve got a flood covering the whole world. Nine hundred year old people. A man who parts the sea. Another man who survives living in the belly of a whale for 3 days…I could go on and on.

But all of that is in the “Old Testament”. We don’t really know when the old testament was written.

But I was astonished to find out that the “New Testament” (the story of Jesus), was written within 3 to 37 years of Jesus’ death. Which means it can’t be a fairy tale or even a legend. Too many eye witnesses were still alive for someone to get away with making it all up. And anyway, what would be the motivation for making it up. The main followers of Jesus were scared to death after he was killed and were in hiding. Do you think they made up a story about Jesus rising up from the grave because they suddenly decided they wanted to be martyrs and get nailed to a cross also? It just doesn’t make sense.

Could it be that Jesus really did come back to life again after being horribly executed? Could it be that He really did appear to over 5000 people over a 40 day period? That might have given the disciples the courage to come out of hiding and start spreading the Word that Jesus had given them…the Word that has amazingly spread to every corner of the globe.

The truth is that the New Testament is one of the most widely authenticated documents in the world. And as for historical accuracy, the New Testament is much more reliable than many other documents that we take for historical fact. For instance, the historical accounts of Alexander the Great were written 500 years after his death. We know that some elements of his story have been exaggerated, yet we accept these accounts as fact.

Many people say you have a lot of faith to believe in Jesus. I don’t really think so. Knowing what I know now, I’d say you’d have to have a lot of faith not to believe in Jesus. In fact, you have a lot more faith than me if you are willing to bet this life and (if you are wrong) the rest of eternity on the fact that Jesus was not God who came to Earth in human form to show us how to love one another.

Jesus believed in Heaven.
Do you?
How can an intelligent person believe in Heaven?
That’s what I used to ask also.

Now I ask,

“How can an intelligent person

not believe in Heaven?”