Bear with the little heathen boy for a minute and follow my logic.
Do you know the expression, 'all dogs go to Heaven', right? I mean, the wisdom is that because they're loyal, and innocent, and loving, and all that other good stuff so they automatically get a free pass. What if they're the ones who judge us as we enter the afterlife? Who better qualified? A panel of dogs, maybe one with all your former dogs on it. Maybe, if you lived a life that would impress a dog, you'd be qualified to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. How's that? Would you pass muster against a dog's standards of love and loyalty and goodness?