Written by Andrea Stepheson
There is an old episode of the Twilight Zone, in which an elderly man and his dog die and make their way to the afterlife. They approach what they believe to be heaven, only to be told that the dog isn’t allowed to enter. The old man decides that it can’t be much of a heaven if his dog isn’t welcome, so he walks on by. Of course, it soon becomes clear that this wasn’t heaven after all, but hell, and the devil was trying to trick him. His loyalty to his dog saved him. I must have watched a lot of Twilight Zones when I was young, but this one has stuck with me.
Some people believe that animals don’t have souls. That everything they do, they do purely out of instinct or because it serves some purpose for survival. They believe that humans are the only species with a rich interior life…
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