Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller doesn't know the answer, but in her On Faith op-ed, she hopes they will be waiting:
¨I like to think that dogs, cats, and other earthly creatures can be present in the afterlife. I can’t imagine a paradise without the chirping of birds, the song of crickets, the majesty of horses, the soft paws of a beloved cat, and especially the loving eyes of a dog. I’m not saying that every lizard, dinosaur, cow and all animals that ever lived will be present. Rather, I like to think that in heaven, we will be in the company of the animals that had meaning in our lives. They will be in paradise for us because of God’s love for each one of us.
That said, I’m looking forward to being reunited, in whatever way it will be, with a lifetime of many loyal and loving dogs...¨ enjoy it all at Episcopal Cafe:
PLANNING A VISIT TO ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA? The Episcopal diocese of Guatemala WELCOMES everyone