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Dogs Go To Heaven Too

Story ID:10215
Written by:Charles Micheaux (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Micheaux Publishing
Story type:Family History
Location:New York New York USA
Year:1995
Person:Luke
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"Let each of you look out not only for his own
interests, but also for the interest of others."
--Philippians 2:4

I am hard-put to understand how anyone can be cruel to animals; animals have no voice with which to speakbut our own.

some may think I am crazy, but I believe animals go to heaven too. Many years ago while enjoying a slice of pizza with my twelve year old niece,
Jasmine, her dog, Luke was given a plate with two slices of pizza.

I found this most interesting and amusing; I watched in utter delight as Jasmine's dog ate the pizza. Jasmine went on to tell me the reason Luke was always given two slices of pizza.
My mouth hung open as my young niece took me back in time and as she told me the story the tears ran down her cheeks quickly like 100 unborn Ants wrapped in tiny balls of grey mist.

Jasmine's mother had died recently from a brain tumor and the loss was still fresh in her heart.
I lost my appetite and became somber as my niece told me her story.


"My mother was upstairs taking a shower and my father had just left for work and there was a piece of toast stuck in the toaster which sparked a fire. Luke ran upstairs and stood outside the bathroom door barking at the top of his lungs.

I was about a week old in my crib at the time and mom tried to pay no attention to Luke's barking.
Luke ran back downstairs and the fire had grown outside the toaster, luke ran back upstairs and somehow he managed to turn the door knob of the bathroom door.

My mother told me Luke pulled down the whole shower curtain and out of the bathroom and downstairs back into the kitchen. My mom took the fire extinguisher from the wall and was able in time to put out the fire.

So from then on mom always gave Luke two slices of pizza."


Luke passed away some years ago and the amazing thing to me about this story is the fact that Luke was a dalmation; a fireman's dog for sure.

Yes, friends, dogs do go to heaven too.