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10 years ago  ::  Aug 09, 2008 - 9:58PM #1
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Radio and television hosts and newspaper reporters frequently ask this question when we do interviews for our books. Sometimes it is accompanied by a snide comment such as, “My pet isn’t an angel!” Then they go on to report all the behavior that drives them crazy. Usually they end their tirade by saying, “But he’s family, and we love him.”

Over these many years, we have come up with answers to the question about animals as angels. We explain that our definition of an angel animal springs from the Greek derivation for the word angel, or angelos. This word literally means messenger. We believe (and have thousands of stories to back us up) that animals serve as divine messengers who bring assurance to people that yes, indeed, there is love in this world.
Then we get into the thornier aspect of the question: Is every animal an angel? This question is usually asked with a certain animal in mind who has done something humans don't consider to be angelic. How could such an animal be called an angel?

Mother Teresa once compared herself to a pencil God used for writing a love letter to the universe. Love letters, unfortunately, don’t always bring happy news. Love letters might convey a desire to end the relationship. They could strike the wrong note and fill the receiver with discomfort.
Messages can be joyful, sad, protective, or hurtful. Messages might not be deciphered for many years as life goes on and time does its duty of bringing perspective. On the other hand a message of love might make the beloved’s heart sing.
Because both animals and humans are souls, or divine sparks of God, clothed in physical form, they can serve as divine messengers. As with humans, some animal messengers are better than others. Some dilute the message with their own fears or destructive tendencies. As spiritual beings, animals vary in their states of consciousness. Yet they, too, serve as instruments, pencils in the hand of a loving God. More often then not, their messages uplift rather than destroy and turn our faces to the divine sender.
Do you think animals are angels in furry or feathery bodies?


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10 years ago  ::  Aug 14, 2008 - 10:01PM #2
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yes, i do believe they are angels..  all 4 of mine are...

                     Thank-You ~K,

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10 years ago  ::  Aug 16, 2008 - 3:17PM #3
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On my profile tag line it says; Dogs are Angels with paws. I wrote a post on the "Living w/ A Chronic Disease" titled "Alive, But Not Living". It describes what I have been through the last 10 years. Coming from an abusive family who threw me out on the streets after I was declared legally disabled, after the death of my 3 month old son & a divorce 2 weeks later, I know I would have been dead if it were not for my Angel Dog Cinnamon who gave me unconditional love & support. She is 6 years old, a mix of Chow, Rottweiller, & Pit Bull. Cinnamon is the most loving little soul to come into my life. I DO believe she is an Angel. She enjoys going to our dog park to play with all breeds & gives kisses to the humans. I am an animal activist, especially large breed dogs. There's no such thing as a "bad" breed, just bad humans. I would choose not to live without her. When I was homeless [w/Lupus], I was in an electric wheelchair which was stolen eventually, but Cinnamon protected me from being raped or murdered in my sleep. Several times, males would walk up on me while I was sleeping outside. Cinnamon would sleep under the blanket, so no one could see her until they came close to me then they would be met with a 110 pound dog barking at them & they would run away. She saved my life on many occasions. On the post on Living W/ A Chronic Disease, I endured many traumas, to say the least. I know, w/ all the traumas outside of this situation I would have killed myself. I went from having a college degree & working in Emergency Medicine to living in dire poverty, with a cruel family, & homeless. I feel I survived that due to Cinnamon. She is my Angel with Paws!
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10 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2008 - 8:41PM #4
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Animals are angels, I absolutely agree. 

God knew what he was doing when he created them! Unconditional love and devotion defined - our beloved pets.




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9 years ago  ::  Oct 23, 2008 - 1:28PM #5
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All animals are angels and I know of one that was adopted through my rescue organization that was used as a bait dog for dog fighting and after being tortured by her own kind she (a samoyed) will not be aggressive toward anything she just is scared of everyone and everything. I love my sammy angel and all of my pets of the past that left me to be with others somewhere.

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