We don't know who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead
letter office of the US postal service. 

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my
4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she
missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey
got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could
so, and she dictated these words: 

Dear God, 
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in
heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog
even though she got sick. 
I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am
sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my
dog. I really miss her. 
Love, Meredith 

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and
addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith
pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would
take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon
she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she
asked if God had gotten the letter yet..... I told her that I thought He


Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch
addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside
was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside
front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On
the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note: 

Dear Meredith, 
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I
recognized her right away. 
Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in
your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in
heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it
back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to
remember Abbey by. 
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you
write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked
her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I
love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is


Love, God