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GoD, DoG and Molly the Honorary Tripawd

For many humans, the closest comparison to the unconditional love of one’s Creator is the beauty of Dogs. As the video GoD and DoG illustrates, the similarities are uncanny.

Three Legged New Amputee Dog Molly We thought about this recently when Karen from Connecticut wrote to us to tell us the heartbreaking news about the tragic death of her dog, Molly.

Molly passed away immediately following her amputation surgery, the same afternoon her Webmaster harness arrived from Tripawds. Grief stricken and heartbroken, Karen shared the devastating news with us. We were heartbroken to say the least.

In her grief, Karen sent us this beautiful letter reflecting on the afterlife of animals. With her permission, we are sharing it with you today. We think you’ll find it as touching as we do.

“I know that so many people have their own concept of what happens to animals when they die. I’m sure we’ve all heard of “Doggie Heaven.”

Well, I’ve been a born again Christian now about 20 years and in all that time I’ve never heard any real positive talk about animals or pets and Heaven. I’ve just mostly heard that dogs don’t have spirits and so I assumed they can’t go to Heaven. The Bible talks about there being animals in Heaven. . .

The Lord Jesus Himself is to return on a horse, so you know there must be animals in Heaven. . . . . so why not our pets?

I was speaking with my Pastor’s wife today about Molly and how I had this funny image of Jesus with Molly. It almost looked liked the old 38mm home movies where everyone waves into the camera. I couldn’t hear what the Lord was saying, but Jesus was waving at the camera and was talking to Molly as if to say “Look! There’s Mommy!”

The image went away, but then it came again. I thought that it must have been something that I just created out of my own heart because that’s what I wanted to believe. But, then I remembered that God gives us the desires of our hearts and so I thought that perhaps He really did give me that picture.

After telling my Pastor’s wife about that experience she said,

“Well, animals don’t have spirits because they’re not made in the image of God, who is Spirit, but they have souls.

And just like our souls are our will, emotions, memories and who we are, their souls are the same. And although our soul goes with our spirit when our body is gone, their souls go to Heaven – back to the Creator, when their bodies are gone.”

I may not have chapter and verse to prove it, but in my heart it just seems right. God’s so good so why wouldn’t He make a way for them to be alive in Heaven? Our pets have souls and souls never die!

That’s really something you can hold onto!”

 – Karen L., Southbury Connecticut

Rest in peace Molly. You will always be an honorary Tripawd in this community.


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4 thoughts on “GoD, DoG and Molly the Honorary Tripawd”

  1. Thank you Karen for sharing this. We needed that so much at this time in our lives. We lost our sweet Bassett Hound, Fred, after 14 years this past week. He brought us sooo much joy and happiness ❣️ I have always believed that our sweet pets will be in Heaven. There are verses in the Bible that talk about the animals in Heaven, but not clearly so that we know for sure. I do feel that if God took the time to have Noah build the ark , why would he not take our sweet pets ,who are part of our family, to Heaven when they die. I believe that that your image of God and Molly was God’s way of letting you know that Molly is there in Heaven waiting for you . I have prayed that God will send me a sign to reassure me that our sweet Fred is there, also. I know God desires to make Heaven the happiest and most beautiful place for our eternal home, so he is taking care of our sweet pets until we arrive there . May God bless you Karen and others who have commented on this issue . God is SO GOOD all the time ❤️

    • Sandra this is such a beautiful note. We are so sorry for your loss of Fred, our hearts go out to you and your family. I also believe that some day you will see him again! Watch for signs, he is always near. P.S. I’ll make sure that Karen sees your note. Lots of love coming your way.

  2. I totally agree, there is no doubt in my mind, heart and soul that our pets go to Heaven. God showed His love of animals by having Noah build the ark…there are too many references in the Bible about animals for them not to be in Heaven.

  3. Thank you for sharing this. When I lost Chili Dawg, my sister reminded me of a quote that Billy Graham has in his book, 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.” Who can argue with Rev. Billy Graham? So I totally agree with Karen and her pastor. Even though it hurts to lose our dogs, I think we can find comfort in knowing that we will one day be reunited with them again.


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