Spirit Dogs: Heroes In Heaven
Susan Kelleher, Rod Lawrence (Illustrator)
An illustrated short story about a woman and her dog who are in a car accident. Together, in a near-death experience, they travel through a tunnel of light to canine heaven where the woman is greeted by the dogs she owned throughout her life. One, a collie who saved her life as a child, tells her about the evolution of the canine soul towards that of saving a human life or serving humans in an exceptional way. She learns of the ever-present love that even deceased dogs have for their humans. She returns to Earth, leaving behind her beloved Ivan, who is destined to become a hero.