Are dogs truly our angels?
Dogs have been a part of human society for thousands of years, providing companionship and unconditional love. From the loyalty of Hachiko to the heroism of Balto, dogs have proved time and time again that they are capable of amazing feats.
But could it be possible our beloved pets are actually angels in disguise?
Think about it – it’s not as crazy as it sounds!
The role dogs play in religion
Dogs have been a part of many religions and spiritual practices throughout history. Whether this supports the claim dogs are angels I don’t know, but it certainly proves how much we value them.
Evaluating the role dogs play in religion will give us the best idea of whether we can class them as angels, so let’s take a look at different religions and how they perceive our dogs:
In Hinduism, dogs are seen as holy guardians who protect the home. The god Shiva is often depicted with two four-eyed dogs at his side, guarding him from harm.
In Buddhism, stories tell of the bodhisattva Maudgalyayana who transformed himself into a dog to save an old lady from starvation.
In Judaism, dogs feature prominently in stories throughout the Old Testament. In particular, the prophet Jeremiah refers to the “righteous dog” who will save the people who are faithful and obedient.
When it comes to Christianity, we find dogs are mentioned multiple times in the Bible, representing loyalty, faithfulness, and unconditional love.
When we consider the roles dogs play in religion across the world, we find a common theme – they almost always represent loyalty and devotion, which makes them a natural fit for any spiritual belief. Or shall we say, a belief that dogs are angels?
Dogs serve as a reminder of our own need to be devoted, loyal, and faithful in our relationships.
So whether it’s in Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, or any other faith, dogs have served as loyal companions to those who seek spiritual truth and growth. In this way, they can be seen as our protectors, or angels, on the journey to enlightenment.
5 dogs who have saved a human life
Our dogs can save us in many ways, in many situations. A friend of mine suffers seizures, and her dog can not only protect her when she has a seizure by lying on top of her, but can also alert her to when she’s about to have one. How amazing is that?
Here are 5 dogs who have saved a human life, and how:
1. Daisy, a black Labrador Retriever from England who saved her owner’s life by alerting them to a gas leak in their home.
2. Trakr, a German Shepherd that helped to locate the last survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.
3. Shadow, an Australian Shepherd who saved her owners from a house fire by barking and alerting them to the danger.
4. Nana, a Pitbull mix who alerted her owner’s family of an impending earthquake in Chile in 2010.
5. Stormy, a Welsh Corgi that saved two children from being attacked by a mountain lion in California.
Is your dog an angel?
I’m sure you think so, so let us know all about your divine dog in the comments below!