animus in paradise

Brad Zeller:

Dogs are the only beasts given a blanket pass to Paradise proper –good dogs, I should say, but there have been very few remembered examples of dogs having been denied admission. I have to admit that, being a dog person, I find this arrangement more than satisfactory.

Certainly people recognize that if you open the gates to cattle and chickens and rats and the like you’re going to have a big problem on your hands in a hurry.

Heaven goes by favor.  If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. - Mark Twain