God gave us, human beings, dominion over all the animals when He created man (and woman)…and with that comes a big responsibility to care for His creatures. I was sad today to lose my “best friend,” our dog Shirley who we adopted at 9 weeks old and who would have turned 13 this coming Valentine’s Day. She died peacefully in our home in my arms and I thank God for allowing my family and I all of the wonderful times with such a loving, gentle dog. It makes me sad to think of all of the equally loving dogs that never find a good home, or are kept by humans who aren’t so responsible, kind or loving. The Bible even says “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.” (Prov. 12:10) I’m sure God looks down on those who take good care of pets as doing good (and will punish those who don’t). And I hope (as the movie goes) all dogs go to heaven!