Do pets stay alive based on humans’ needs?

[Excerpt from TT: 2009-07-13]

[Question] I understand that animal companions are extremely connected to the human they are with, but do they ever stay (alive) past what they would choose based on the humans needs? And if so, what effect would that have on the animal?

[Michael Entity] No. When an animal companion is “done,” he or she or it is done. If there is still life, it is because the life is not over. For animal companions who are developing the Emotional Center, the experience of a lengthy process of aging can bring tremendous evolution to that Center. Not only for the animal, but for the caretaker.