well, i used to never think or wonder about it It was just a animal, of course they dont have souls or anything like that etc..
lol however times change. I still dont know if they have what we would call a soul or not. But after years of having pets, and some very strange things happing that not only I but several others have seen or heard. I think there must be more there then meets the eye. I told this story somewhere here before. but
I came back to visit my family home after being gone for years and years, as we pulled in the drive way i thought i saw my old black kitty sitting in the window, just for split second. well, i thought it was just a old memory, but as my mother was came out of the house asking if we saw a cat(there was no pets in the house anymore) My wife said, that she thought she had seen a black cat sitting in the window.
so now that is three people at the same time.
Maybe those times we are half awake and in bed and we think we feel are old cat or dog jumping on the bed or licking us, It is the animal we loved coming back to check on us and wonding why it is taking us so long to get back to them?
I can think of a couple of pets i had that i would very much like to see again.