“Dogs are minor angels, and I don’t mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had ALL of them, we would call them angelic. But because it’s “only” a dog, we dismiss them as sweet or funny but little more. However when you think about it, what are the things that we most like in another human being? Many times those qualities are seen in our dogs every single day– we’re just so used to them that we pay no attention.”
― Jonathan Carroll
Charles Barsotti, the beloved cartoonist of The New Yorker magazine was renowned for sending across a deeper message, often poignant, without trying too hard. In one of my favorite cartoons, he visits death and after-life as something worth welcoming!
The cartoon strip featured St. Peter and a dog named Rex welcoming the recently deceased man.
— Abhishek Joshi (@kaalicharan) February 22, 2016