Oh, there he goes off to his room to write that hit song "Alone in my principles."
Question #89068 posted on 03/02/2017 11:16 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I've been having a rough time recently because my beloved cat, who I've had for over 15 years, passed away. I know what you're thinking, it's just a cat. But, she was a part of our family. My parents told me that Joseph Smith said something about how we'll be reunited with our pets in the afterlife. Can any of you find this quote for me? Thanks.



Dear Meriadoc,

This Ensign article gives several quotes by Joseph Smith on the topic of animal resurrection, but they don't really say whether all animals will be resurrected or what the criteria for animal salvation are. However, this Liahona article states the Joseph F. Smith taught that animals cannot sin, and Orson F. Whitney wrote that Joseph Smith expected to have his favorite horse in heaven.

-The Entomophagist