I also suffered the loss of my dear dog and even though it was a few years ago I
still miss him. I do believe animals are in Heaven, and verses that make
reference to the lion and lamb laying down together, many references to horses,
etc. A video that I found helpful can be found on Jack Van Impe's website
(www.jvim.com) or google Jack Van Impe for the site. Look under the catalogue
section and search "animals in heaven". The video was helpful to me and Jack is
someone that I truly respect. May you find peace in your sorrow.
On a completely different note - just thinking about the 33 miners - wasn't
Jesus 33 when he died, rose and ascended to Heaven?? I may be wrong here but it
certainly rings a bell.