I know that most people think that a creature so small cant feel emotions and surely doesnt have a soul, i just dont think this way. My Baby, a min pin, who passed away yesterday, was only 5 years and in good health, she would do things to make me laugh, before i knew i was in a depressed mode, she would do what i call the 'doink doink' and run in the back yard like a bambi and then grab a mouth full of freshly mowed lawn and pull it out just to hear my hub bitch! It would bring tears of laughter to my eyes! She would scare my other dog, when he jumped out of the bath tub, literally lie in waiting to scare him, and you could actually see the laughter on her face of a job well done, craziest thing ...i walked in to my bedroom and hubs and Baby were on the ground crouching, and he says to me "shhh' they were scarying 'Puck' our other dog. i never thought this was possible? I think that animals have souls, and i can only hope that they were out of souls and needed a really precious one, as she was only with us for a short time, but it was a dang happy time. A sweet soul!!!!!!! I will celebrate the happiness she brought into our lives!!!!!!!!!!!!