Ella with the cows on Saturday

It hasn’t taken much time for our younger shepherd Ella to realize she needed new friends. She has always only barked at the cows but this morning we found her out back. Maybe they were comforting her.
  • Angel Gibbs

    All I can say about Ella and the cow is…AMAZING!  That is God’s nature, creation, and mercy at it’s finest!  THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!

  • Anonymous

    aww how sweet!! Gods way of giving comfort to a friend who needed comforting!!!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    All beings know when death has claimed one they deal with every day. Thank you for sharing it.

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing the animal instinct to know another is hurting.

  • Miss Vickie

    I feel your pain. Over the years, every one of our rescue dogs or cats that grew old under our loving care and had to be put down, has broken my heart. It is a difficult decision to make. I pray a lot, but especially during these times. It never gets any easier. I still miss my fur babies.

    We opt for cremation for our babies. Being able to still hold them, say hello to their beautiful containers and know that they are waiting for us in heaven is a great comfort.

    God bless you and your family for loving and caring for God’s wonderful creatures.
    Time will help you learn to deal with the emptiness that Victor has left, but you will never “get over it”. That is part of life and represents the paw prints that he left on your hearts.

    You and your family are always in our prayers.

    Vickie Vila & Pastor Eddie Vila
    Cookeville, TN

  • Miss Vickie

    RainbowBridge.comJust this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….  Author unknown…

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Glenn once again for sharing so much of your life with us. I too have had to make such a decision to end suffering for a loved one. Probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in life.
    We think of you as part of our family and we will be grieving with you. RIP Victor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ayla1968 Kaya Tlustek Pace

    Can animals be with their owners in the hereafter? There is no revealed word on this subject. Reason would tell us that a rancher or farmer may not want all of the cattle he has owned during his life. On the other hand, emotional ties may be honored and family pets may well be restored to their owners in the resurrection, Elder Orson F. Whitney wrote that Joseph Smith expected to have his favorite horse in eternity. (Improvement Era, August 1927, p. 855.)

    I expect to be with the animals I have loved and lost so I expect you will have your beloved pets as well.  Sorry for you loss.  I’ve been through it twice and it was hard both times.

    • Rhonda Patterson

      I have no doubt heaven is perfect.  Therefore, I expect to see all of my loving pets, that I miss so much, waiting for me when I arrive!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.e.sinclair Nancy Elizabeth Sinclair

        I’ve had so many pets over the years that my children have commented they will not be able to get close to me in heaven as the dogs and cats around me will be too large a crowd.

        • Anonymous

           reminds me of a cartoon I saw. Husband says to wife: That’s it, It’s either me or the horses. Wife thinks to herself , “I’m going to miss that man”

    • Amber Williams

      I remember having a discussion with my grandma about pets in the afterlife. I told her I believed they would be with us.  She sat there for a moment shaking her head and said “What on earth will I do with that many cats?!”  Haha!  I am so grateful for the knowledge that I will be with my sweet grandma again someday…. and probably numerous cats and dogs :)

      • Anonymous

        If God has room for all the people He takes to Heaven, surely there is room for animals as well.  I hope all my cats are there!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556761798 Donna Hunter

      There would be no heaven for me if my beloved pets are not there with me.

    • Anonymous

      I think it is perfectly reasonable to expect our four-legged loved ones to be with us in the hereafter. 

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely dogs go to heaven!  I know because when my dog died seven years ago, I asked God to let me know if she was in heaven.  A month after she died, just before I woke up, every day for a week, that dog came back to me, standing on my chest and kissing me to pieces, just like she had when she was well.  I know she is waiting for me!

    • crazy betty

      Job 12:10In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

      Genesis : 9, 13-17 I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between Me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between Me and all life on the earth.”

      Revelation 5:13 “And EVERY creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and ALL that are in them, hear I saying, “Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the lamb forever and ever.”

      Matthew 10:29″Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”

      Genesis : 9, 13-17The same fate awaits man and animals alike.

      (Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 TEV) “I decided that God is testing us, to show us that we are no better than animals. After all, the same fate awaits man and animals alike. One dies just like the other. They are the same kind of creature. A human being is no better off than an animal, because life has no meaning for either. They are both going to the same place — the dust. They both came from it; they will both go back to it. How can anyone be sure that a man’s spirit goes upward while an animal’s spirit goes down into the ground?” 

      (Job 12:9-10 KJV) The Book of Job says: “Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.”

      waiting for Jesus
      (Romans 8:21-22 KJV) “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” 

      Noah’s Ark is a type and shadow of the rapture:
      Noah and the Ark God decided to destroy the world with a flood. However, He found one man named Noah who, along with his family, was righteous before Him. God decided to save Noah and his family and at least one pair of each kind of animal.

      Animals in Heaven  
      Then I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse.Proverbs 12:10 
      “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal.” Psalms 50:10-11 
      “Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.” Job 12:7-10 
      “Ask the animals, and they will teach you.”  Revelation 5:8-13All creatures recognize Jesus as the Savior of the world and praise God right along with redeemed men.Psalm 145:-9-10,13,15-21 AMPThough all creatures are subject to man’s cruelty, God loves all His creation and has made plans for all His children and the lesser creatures to enjoy His eternal Kingdom.Romans 8:19 (KJV) 
      The lesser creatures await Christ’s return to redeem the sons of God so they, too, will be released from physical death to eternal life.Revelation 5:13 KJVAnd every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying. Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.Romans 8:21-22 KJVBecause the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

    • Anonymous

      I hope for my furry friends to be there, but what makes me upset when i think about them being there waiting, is that they are all alone right now waiting.  I know two of my dogs knew each other, just lost one last month too, but the first one I had when I was younger did not know the aothers.  Makes me sad to think my Cesar was waiting all alone before the other two got there and introduced themselves. Too confusing and sad.

  • http://twitter.com/sonniefaye sfmey

    so many people think of animals as dumb; but they are the only living things that kill to eat and/or survive; not to steal and victimize!  i know it has been very hard for your family; but the only reason we should ever have animals is for pets and to love and cherish us; which they do at ALL times.  If we did not love our pets & hurt when we lose one; then we should not have had them in the first place.  God bless you at this  time and thank you for all you are trying to do!

  • Cheri Wayne

    I am going to quote my grandaughter, the circle of life is true and we all realize it, even if we often run from it.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    If that where my dog she would be trying to eat the cow right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=556761798 Donna Hunter

    Animals intuitively more than we do at times.  Our prayers to to entire Beck family, Ella and the cows included, as they walk through the grief

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.sumpter.92 Kathleen Sumpter

    We have enjoyed your Victor stories for years…understanding your love, devotion and special bond. We have experienced having to say goodbye to several dear family members just like Victor. The void each have left is impossible to fill…they simply can’t be replaced. We have only brought new “children” into our lives. As I write this note, one of our German Shepherds, “Shooter” is snoozing at my feet. He and Rockette have become our constant companions. They bring us joy and give unconditional love. We understand that you have many options ahead, but we would like to offer one of those options. We have a litter of 6 week old German Shepherd puppies playing on our kitchen floor right now. We would love to give you one, not as a replacement but a new addition to your family. I’ll try to attach a picture of Shooter. All of the puppies look just like him. With love, Kathie

  • Anonymous

    Somehow animals know, they just do. My heart aches for your family. We lost our shepperd/husky after 16 years…it took courage to end the pain only to begin the healing….in our prayers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Smith/100000454083900 Jerry Smith

    I have two Boxers who are inseparable (Peggy Sue and Duke) and I cannot imagine what one of them would do without the other one

  • http://www.facebook.com/lori.mcclellan1 Lori McClellan

    Glenn & Family,
    Our deepest sympathies. We too, just lost a family member after 14 years. Now Orson & Victor are running free, just waiting to greet us on the other side.

  • Anonymous

    Believe it or not, animals have a sense of comforting each
    other when there is despair in an animal friend.  That is more
    than some people do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.e.sinclair Nancy Elizabeth Sinclair

    Of course they were giving her comfort.  Animals know about death, and cows are as loving and loyal as dogs to their human person.  However since it is common place to eat them and they don’t house break or move gently indoors very well most people never know what they are missing with a bovine companion.

  • Anonymous

    Aww this is so sweet. Give Ella a hug for us.

  • James Morrison

    Maybe the cows are comforting Ella…

  • Anonymous


  • SettingAside

    We’re so sorry about the passing of Victor. Pets are like family and we miss them when they are gone. God bless all of you who’ve had the sad occasion to put a pet down for their own good or they passed on their own.

  • 2 parrots and a dog

    Such a sweet picture!

  • Anonymous

    The animals know

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melanie-Clark/100001116046507 Melanie Clark

    Yes, grief crosses all boundaries.  The cattle know and they know what to do.  We dont give them enough credit for their intelligence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002328919268 Robert Goemann

    That is the way a lot of nature does to solve problems. It what our two cats did after we had to put our 15 year old cat down.

  • http://twitter.com/KKelleymarie Marie K Kelley

    What a wonderful story, the animals are so connected.  Thank you Glenn.

  • http://twitter.com/KKelleymarie Marie K Kelley

    What a wonderful story, the animals are so connected.  Thank you Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    God watches over all of his creation and makes sure the animals also have what they need. In this case new friends.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    haven’t been able to hear about victor’s passing — it brings too much sadness and memories of my own experience when i lost buster, but i will tell you glenn, get another companion for ella…soon.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody in my old circle’s come around anymore they think i’m a freak or maybe a loon JESUS freak (you no) ! not to worry
    The LORD has set my heart free and i have 6 best friend’s GOD BLESS GLENN & FAMILY
    And LORD thank you for:
    Sam,Sandy,GiGi,Kenya,Boocoo,and our newest member Moses !

  • Vharles Chapman

    All animals know how to comfort and when it is needed.

  • Mike Stanley

    She lost her alpha-dog and will be terribly confused until that is resolved. 

  • http://twitter.com/Trisha829 Patricia Reynertson

    So sad.  Of course they were comforting Ella.  We will all see you in Heaven Victor!!!

  • Anonymous

    Dogs do Mourn like we do, in their own way. Animals are amazing. My deepest sympathies to the Glenn Beck family. I have had many dogs throughout my life, and it never gets easier to say goodbye to your best friend. 

  • Christine Wright

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dog.  It is so hard to put them asleep.  I know, I’ve had to put 5 animals to sleep after having them from 15 to 18 years.  What a great picture, Ella will enjoy her companions.  Plus it will help with her loss.

  • Michelle Becker

    Heart-breaking. I am so sorry for your family’s loss – and that, of course, includes Ella. If you want to read something wonderful, especially at the time of a loss of a Beloved furr-covered family member, please Google “Rainbow Bridge”. Just because humans have opposible thumbs and higher frontal lobe functioning (and unfortunately too often the appropriately-sized arrogance to match). does not mean we’ve cornered the market on Heaven. Does it? How can anyone truly know and love a beloved, gracious and beautiful family pet and not look into their eyes and see a soul? Animals absolutely DO have emotions. They get angry, jealous, happy, sad, exciting and even depressed. Just because they can’t communicate the way we do, does not mean that they don’t feel. In any case, I will keep your family, including Ella, in my prayers. God bless. 

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