I know they are against the rules but why? For a forum that is as open-minded as this one, it’s an odd topic to disallow. Especially because of how common experiences are. i heard a story on another forum where he learned that his cat and him had many past lives together, human and animal. When one incarnates as a human, the other incarnates as a cat companion for the person. It’s a really heartwarming story that is against the rules here... I can see how some people might think being an animal would be a lesser life. I would say it depends. My cats certainly enjoy a more leisurely life than I do.