Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Animal Wednesday - Heaven


I dreamed of this one night - all my dogs and cats waiting for me at the pearly gates. I wasn't necessarily wearing this lovely spotted outfit, but it seems fitting.
Darn scanner cut off some bits - but not really a problem!

14 comments:

ElizT said...

Do you know the poem The Dead by Billy Collins? I like to think of all my cats sailing around up above, in the kitchen; haven't room for people yet but I might imagine a larger craft. But then the dogs and horses would want to get on board...

Mim said...

Don't know that poem but I'll look it up.
Can you all tell that I can't draw hands?

Fern said...

I am in love with that bubble gum spotted dress. I think it is the perfect thing to wear for an outing to the pearly gates.

Do you think it has pockets?

soulbrush said...

this is such a jolly fun illo, the colour of the dress makes it.

Teri C said...

This is adorable. I always hoped that my pets would greet me at the gates also.

HAW

studio lolo said...

Interesting how you have them separated to their own sides. No dog/cat fights allowed in Heaven, eh? I hope all of mine are waiting for me, assuming I get there! I'm loving that dress :)
hands?? what hands? hee hee hee.

Debra Kay said...

I wasn't even thinking about pearly gates-I was thinking heaven would be surrounded by animals....LOL. I may already be in heaven.

sukipoet said...

You have a lovely idea of heaven. You know, when I lived up in NH back in the mid-seventies, there was a woman here named "Pearly Gates."

ElizT said...

I'm sure reading this blog gave me a dream last night in which I was offered a 'failed' guide dog for $100. It was a golden retriever called Ripitup and I asked why it had failed; it wouldn't get into its car.
I awoke after saying that unfortunately I couldn't take him. Sad and surprisingly realistic. [The name belonged to a music rag which my son used to get.]

ElizT said...

And I know that other people's dreams are REALLY boring. Sorry.

studio lolo said...

I'm sending this link to my sister in Boston. She has to put her 17 year old dog to sleep this afternoon and she has these exact thoughts. She thinks she'll be punished for "taking a life." But as an animal nurse for 36 years, I can tell you it's our promise to them to end their suffering and release them to a better place. Never easy, but how lucky we are to have this option for them.

ElizT said...

Mim, I didn't mean that your dream was boring!
And yes, if they are going to meet us in the afterlife I think it prudent as well as humane, to give the pets a good death.

Mim said...

Oh, putting a dog to sleep is just about the worst (and best) thing that you can do. it takes such courage! best wishes to your sister, and eliz - I know exactly what you mean! and I love the name "ripitup" for a doggy.

ElizT said...

It has just come to me, after 24 hours, why Ripitup won't get into the car; he knows his master is blind!