Pets in Heaven?

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On Wednesday Night, August 11th, at 6:30 PM, we have been asked to explore the question “Will our Pets go to heaven?”  Apparently some people strongly believe that our pets will be in heaven. I remember reading the obituary for Uga VI in  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published   on Jun 30, 2008 in Athens, GA —”This was a funeral, complete with real tears. UGA VI, the University of Georgia’s beloved bulldog mascot… was treated to every dignity in death afforded the most respected of human beings. The body of the dog… was flown to Athens from Savannah along with his master’s family in the university plane… His entry [into the stadium] was accompanied by the song, “The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation,” which is played before Georgia football games. Pallbearers Charles Seiler, his main handler, and Waldo Terrell, UGA’s chief groundskeeper, removed the kennel and placed it at the foot of a granite and marble mausoleum where Uga’s five predecessors are buried.

Dignitaries included UGA president Michael Adams, who made opening remarks… Then Rev. Claude McBride of Athens, a Baptist preacher and former football team chaplain, presided. He offered words of gratitude and appreciation to the Seiler family and a long prayer, which he ended with, “Sic ’em, Uga. Woof, woof! Amen.”   

Numerous flower arrangements, mostly of roses and white and red carnations, adorned the memorial plot in the southwest corner of the stadium. Included was one from “Tusk,” the razorback mascot from the University of Arkansas. Loran Smith, the executive secretary of the Georgia Bulldog Clubs of America… said he received several phone calls on Uga’s behalf. “One was from Johnny Rauch Jr., whose father, the former Georgia great by the same name, passed away just a week [earlier],” Smith said, “He said, ‘Tell the Seilers, daddy will walk Uga every day in heaven.”

What do you think?

Will our Pets go to Heaven?

  • No (54%, 51 Votes)
  • Undecided (23%, 22 Votes)
  • Yes (22%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

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