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When she was a puppy she was perfect in appearance - well, better than that - she was puppy cute. Now though, life shows on her. And those lumps and marks each have a memory.
Is there anything more absurd than having a pet rock, or an idol for a god? It may be funny to analogize a rock as a pet, but it's deadly serious to have dead things as gods.
Elsie is completely aware of the morning miracle -- She wakes up and bouncing around she communicates: "we're alive and have another chance to do something for God." She has this infectious attitude, and I love her for it. "It's Today!" "Today!", even if it's Monday? Depends on how I see my problems, doesn't it? If … Continue reading And Dog Said: “It’s Today!”
The best manner of training my dog is to be consistent. In fact, she picks up on patterns I don't intend to train her on. Nevertheless she's aware of changes to my pattern and it affects her. It's best when I'm consistent. But I'm not. My inconsistency is confusing to her. In my relationship with … Continue reading God is steadfast. My dog wishes I was.
When I think about it, most places don't let me bring my dog. We understand (sort of.) For instance it's conventional to think that taking a dog into a restaurant is a 'health' hazard. But Elsie is everywhere at home and we're never sick. Motels are another example. If you've ever had to look for a "pet friendly" … Continue reading Further Dogly Thoughts…
God uses nature to show us who He is. It's everywhere in Scripture. And so, I've noticed that my dog's relationship with me is an allegory of my relationship with God. I am to Elsie as God is to me. Elsie is to me, like I am to God. I said in an earlier post... But it … Continue reading My Dog’s vocabulary is bigger than mine.