I love my dog very much and am wondering if when I meditate and he is near me, is he benefiting from this in some way? Is it possible for him to develop khamma that could direct his rebirth to something more pleasant than a dog, like maybe human? When I am in sitting meditation, he often will come and sit down facing me about 6 inches from my face for a couple of minutes, then he lies down near me until I'm finished. Is this good for him, to be around someone meditating? He's a very kind and gentle dog and accepts everyone as a friend. Sometimes I wonder about his rebirth and what direction his khamma will take him.