For Those Who are
Broken of Heart from
Loss of a Beloved
"Blessed are they that mourn: for they
shall be comforted."
In Honor of Nicholas Pressnall
Please remember that
God loves you, and
of Small Paws Rescue loves you.
We are praying for
you during this sad
We hope that the
following web pages
be a blessing in
your life and will
comfort to you.
Pet Loss Articles:
"Pre-Loss Bereavement" and the
Power of Bargaining
Planning for and Coping with the Death of
Mourning for your pet
Breaking the Power of Guilt by Moira Anderson
Pet Loss by Reverend Sandra Shaw
A Living Love by Martin Scot Kosins
Proof from the Bible
that Animals go to
"The Bible teaches that "all flesh
shall see the salvation
of God" (Lk.3:6)
and that "all
the living things in creation
- everything that
lives in the air, and on
the ground, and under
the ground, and in
the sea" will
praise Yahweh and the
God's care and love
extends to even the
humble sparrow (Lk.12:6)
and He has promised
that He will restore
all living things
When Only the Love Remains: The Pain of Pet
by Emily Margaret Stuparyk "You were a bright light for me, My
shinning star; Now,
the light has gone out..." (more)
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"Good Bye Old Friend"
Loving Memories: The Grieving Process
Helping Friends Who Are Mourning
Grief Management in Children
Pet Loss Resources
Suggestions for Coping with Pet Loss
Pet Loss Myths
A Pet's Prayer
Pet Loss Support Discussion Group: Caring
Go to the Pet Loss Discussion Board
and share your feelings
about your pet.
The Pet Loss Support
Pet Grief Counseling by phone
Do Pets Go to Heaven?
Do Pets Go to Heaven?
Sparky's Story: A True Story of Love and
Loss by Robin Pressnall
Pet Loss Support
and Grief FAQ
Will I see my Fido
The Rainbow Bridge
Pet Loss Inspirational
How to deal with
of your pet.
Did you know Scriptures reveal that all God's
have a soul?
have a spirit?
were included in the covenant with Noah?
were created to live forever, just like man?
Do Dogs Mourn?
What does the bible say about animals/pets
in Heaven? And do
animals have a soul?
The Bible and Scripture about Animals in
You have only to
ask the cattle, for
to instruct you,
and the birds of
for them to inform
you. The creeping
of earth will give
you lessons, and
of the sea provide
you an explanation:
is not one such creature
but will know that
the hand of God has
arranged things like
this! In his hand is the soul of every living thing
and the breath of
every human being!
A Living Love
by Martin Scot Kosins
If you ever love
an animal, there
days in your life
you will always remember....The
first is a day, blessed
with happiness, when
you bring home your
young new friend.
may have spent weeks
deciding on a breed.
You may have asked
vets, or done long
research in finding
breeder. Or, perhaps
in a fleeting moment,
you may have just
chosen that silly
in a shelter -- simply
in his eyes reached
heart. But when you
bring that chosen
home, and watch it
explore, and claim
special place in
your hall or front
-- and when you feel
it brush against
for the first time
-- it instills a
of pure love you
will carry with you
the many years to
The second day will
occur eight or nine
ten years later.
It will be a day
other: routine and
a surprising instant,
you will look at
longtime friend and
see age where you
saw youth. You will
see slow, deliberate
steps where you once
saw energy. And you
will see sleep when
you once saw activity.
So you will begin
to adjust your friend's
diet -- and you may
add a pill or two
her food. And you
may feel a growing
deep within yourself,
which bodes of a
emptiness. And you
will feel this uneasy
feeling, on and off,
until the third day
And on this day --
if your friend and
have not decided
for you, then you
faced with making
a decision of your
-- on behalf of your
with the guidance
of your own deepest
But whichever way
your friend eventually
leaves you, you will
feel as alone as
star in the dark
night.If you are
will let the tears
flow as freely and
often as they must.
And if you are typical,
you will find that
not many in your
circle of family
will be able to understand
your grief, or
comfort you.But if
you are true to the
of the pet you cherished
through the many
you may find that
-- a bit smaller
in size than your
seems to walk with
you, at times, during
the lonely days to
come.And at moments
you least expect
anything out of the
to happen, you may
feel something brush
your leg -- very,
down at the place
where your dear,
dearest, friend used
to lay -- you will
those three significant
The memory will most
likely to be painful,
and leave an ache
in your heart...
passes the ache will
come and go as if
has a life of its
You will both reject
it and embrace it,
it may confuse you.
If you reject it,
will depress you.
If you embrace it,
deepen you. Either
way, it will still
But there will be,
I assure you, a fourth
day when -- along
with the memory of
pet -- and piercing
through the heaviness
in your heart --
there will come a
that belongs only
to you. It will be
and strong as our
animal we have loved,
takes the form of
Love. Like the heavenly
scent of a rose that
remains after the
petals have wilted,
Love will remain
and grow -- and be
for us to remember.
It is a love we have
earned. It is the
legacy our pets leave
when they go. And
it is a gift we may
with us as long as
we live.It is a Love
is ours alone. And
until we ourselves
-- perhaps to join
our Beloved Pets
is a Love we will
Do Animals Have a Spirit? The word "spirit"
(ruach in Hebrew) means "wind, breath
-- the living power of God's will at work."
The spirit is the essence and will of God
given to all humans and animals.
Below are some excerpts from Bible Scripture.
Genesis : 9, 13-17 I have set My rainbow
in the clouds, and it will be the sign of
the covenant between Me and the earth. Whenever
I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow
appears in the clouds, I will remember my
covenant between Me and you and all living
creatures of every kind. Never again will
the waters become a flood to destroy all
life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the
clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting
covenant between God and all living creatures
of every kind on the earth." So God
said to Noah, "This is the sign of the
covenant I have established between Me and
all life on the earth."
Revelation 5:13 "And EVERY creature
which is in heaven, and on the earth, and
under the earth, and such as are in the sea,
and ALL that are in them, hear I saying,
"Blessing, and honor, and glory, and
power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the
throne, and unto the lamb forever and ever."
Matthew 10:29 "Are not two sparrows
sold for a cent? And yet not one of them
will fall to the ground apart from your Father."
The Soul (Job 12:9-10 KJV) The Book of Job
says: "Who knoweth not in all these
that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?
In whose hand is the soul of every living
thing, and the breath of all mankind."
Animals are Innocent (Romans 8:21-22 KJV)
"Because the creature itself also shall
be delivered from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children
of God. For we know that the whole creation
groaneth and travaileth in pain together
Noah and the Ark God decided to destroy the
world with a flood. However, He found one
man named Noah who, along with his family,
was righteous before Him. God decided to
save Noah and his family and at least one
pair of each kind of animal.
There are seven accounts of God's covenant
with both man and animals concerning our
survival on planet Earth as long as the earth
remains. It says, in part, in the original
Genesis 9:8-16 "...Thus also said God
to Noe (Noah), and to his sons with him,
behold, I establish my covenant with you
and with your seed after you; And with every
living soul that is with you, as well in
all birds as in cattle and beasts of the
earth, that are come forth out of the ark,
I will establish my covenant with you, and
all flesh shall be no more destroyed with
the waters of a flood.
And God said: This is the sign of the covenant
which I give between me and you, and to every
living soul that is with you, for perpetual
generations. And I will remember my covenant
with you, and with every living soul that
beareth flesh: and there shall no more be
waters of a flood to destroy all flesh. And
the bow shall be in the clouds, and I shall
see it, and shall remember the everlasting
covenant that was made between God and every
living soul of all flesh which is upon the
Animals in Heaven Revelations19:11 Then I
saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse.
Proverbs 12:10 "A righteous man cares
for the needs of his animal."
Psalms 50:10-11 "Every animal of the
forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand
hills. I know every bird in the mountains,
and the creatures of the field are mine."
Job 12:7-10 "Ask the animals, and they
will teach you."
Revelation 5:8-13 All creatures recognize
Jesus as the Savior of the world and praise
God right along with redeemed men.
Psalm 145:-9-10,13,15-21 AMP Though all creatures
are subject to man's cruelty, God loves all
His creation and has made plans for all His
children and the lesser creatures to enjoy
His eternal Kingdom.
Romans 8:19 (KJV) The lesser creatures await
Christ's return to redeem the sons of God
so they, too, will be released from physical
death to eternal life.
Revelation 5:13 KJV And every creature which
is in heaven, and on earth, and under the
earth, and such as are in the sea, and all
that are in them, heard I saying. Blessing,
and honour, and glory, and power, be unto
him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto
the Lamb for ever and ever.
Romans 8:21-22 KJV Because the creature itself
also shall be delivered from the bondage
of corruption into the glorious liberty of
the children of God. For we know that the
whole creation groaneth and travaileth in
pain together until now.