For reasons that may later become apparent, we've recently been trawling the web for bizarre, tenuous and downright silly religious products. With this in mind, may I introduce you to Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates, a book explaining that all dogs do in fact go to heaven.
The book's author, Gary Kurz, quite rightly picks up on the fact that no one likes to lose a pet and then goes on to show, quite falsely, how "we can replace the grief with joyful anticipation and hope, if we understand that there is a plan for them."
A radio interview on the website tells us that Gary was disappointed when even his local pastor's wife denied that there is such a thing as "doggy heaven", so he decided to research the matter himself. He even went to the Library of Congress and, amazingly, found "there was nothing substantial written on this subject".
So, thankfully, Gary took matters into his own hands, did "about six months research" and can now "say, without any doubt, there is a pet afterlife". Seeking clarification, the radio interviewer asks "So when the hamsters pass away, we will see them again?". Gary is happy to assure us we will, "unless they're scurrying around with their new friends".
He's since released a sequel, Cold Noses II: Examining More Evidence, and together these books will, among other things, "prove that animals do indeed have souls".
Who are we to doubt him?