Thanks Mac. That helps.
Pets can't 'speak' in this world and they can't speak in the next. They may be around you, you may feel their presence and maybe their love at times but they don't have language.
While this is most likely true I wish it wasn’t. Pets have their own souls, their own feelings, they decide what they do, sleep, eat, run, walk.
It seems to me they have enough awareness to do what they want. While they can’t speak it makes sense to me that they have a language which is completely different from ours.
I’ve spent some time researching this today and while it seems that they don’t have their own language but more so leave expressions it kind of makes me sad.
Our family dog passed away while I was in primary school and to know that she won’t be able to speak and communicate like us humans upsets me quite a bit. She had a hard life here, she managed to catch something in her eyes which led to her becoming blind and later on had to get her eyes removed. It was a horrible time but she relied on her other senses to move around the house, it was difficult at first but she perfected it! She passed away in her sleep which I think was the best way for her to go.
You should not have concerns for your beloved pet, Josh. Her trials in life are over but her spirit will not have suffered any harm. Indeed like ourselves her difficult life will have been an experience which - ridiculous as it may sound - will have enhanced her spirit's development.
Well as I wrote above they have a very limited measure of freedom and their awareness and behaviour may often be down to instinct.
What do pets gain from developing their spirit? Hopefully Mikey can answer this question but I'd love to hear your thoughts as-well.
I would reject any notion that animals mating - pets or wild animals similarly - is anything other than instinctive. We humans are driven by pretty much similar instincts albeit love - non-sexual feelings - also influence and constrain instinct.I find it hard to believe that It would be down to pure instinct when two pets procreate.