Our Sweet Loving Suzy sometimes called Suesue or Suzycue
well.In the year 2008 we first lost our cat of 18 years named Willie. Then our sweet Maltese Dog named Dollie was hit by a car in front of our house that year. She died instantly.This affected me profoundly at the time because she was my little dog. She was sweet natured and loving. I said at that time that I didn't want to feel that pain again. More of the story of Willie and Dollie can be found here; The Miracle of the Lilac Bush. We were blessed in December that year with another puppy, a Shih Tzu that we named Sammy. He was free and we couldn't turn him down. He has been such a character and bonded immediately with my husband. Later on due to him being so rambunctious we decided to get him a companion dog. We thought at the time if he had a friend he might calm down a bit. We found in the paper a breeder who was selling some puppies. When we went to see about this, we found Suzy. We were told at that time that she was around 5 years old. She had been one of their breeder dogs. When we brought her home; Sammy was curious at first but soon they became friends.
She loved to go outside with Sammy and recently he has been very protective of her. If she was left outside; he would come into the study where my husband works and whine. When my husband would follow him he would go to the door and scratch and there was Suzy. We could also send him outside to bring her back in. It was so cute. She had lost her hearing and was becoming blind.
Yesterday was a rough day and we are grieving and that is important. She has a place in our hearts and we will miss her.
This is sad Sammy ~
A question has been raised --Can animals be with their owners in the hereafter? I believe that they can. We believe in an afterlife for all mankind as well animals. Animals will be resurrected and receive Salvation automatically through the atonement of Christ. Here are a few bits of doctrine on this matter. "The animals will be resurrected and placed in their appropriate places in Heaven. As the fall of Adam affected animals, so also through the atonement will animals be heirs of salvation in their respective spheres". (Sacred Truths of the D&C Vol. II, p. 69.)
Elder Orson F. Whitney an early day Apostle stated: " Emotional ties my be honored and family pets may well be restored to their owners in the resurrection. He wrote that the Prophet Joseph Smith expected to have his favorite horse in eternity. (Improvement Era, Aug. 1927, p. 85.)
Yes, I do believe that all dogs go to Heaven and that we will someday reunite with our precious pets.