I think they’re leaving

I’m getting a little suspicious.  There are suitcases all over the floor, and they are ironing (something they hardly ever do) and Diane is making extra rice and hamburger (smells delicious!).

 It’s a little depressing.  On the one hand, I get to meet new friends and play when they are gone.  On the other hand, why do they leave me?  Why do they take me away from my house and my bed and my toys and my front window that looks out into my street?  Why? why? why?

I just want to be with them.

Please pray for me.

Also for Diane.  I see she is putting a picture of me into her suitcase.

I wonder what she does all day without me?  After all, I am the best part of her day.

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A Dog Psalm

Because Grendel Asked Me To, and I Love Grendel:

I am dog.  I forgive without asking for forgiveness.

I will forgive you before you are ready to receive my look, my lick on your hand.  I do not bargain forgiveness; I do not make a deal.  You are forgiven even before you harm or holler or neglect or ignore.  Tomorrow is a new day.  Tonight is already a new time.  The sun witll not set on my anger.  I forgive you for I am yours and you are mine.  We agreed without a signed document.  You can hold me to words I cannot say, to a sentence I cannot write.  Hold me to who I am.  I am dog and I forgive.  Forgiving feels right.  I do not ask why.  I will not sleep with a grudge.

God,

I forgive.  I will not go to sleep with a grudge.  I do not carry anger with me for long.  I know the strength and peace inside forgiving.  I believe forgiveness weakens a battle line, erases wrinkles in the spirit, brings relief to my mind.  I forgive and chains fall, foe becomes a friend, a family relaxes, children hug and sing and play again.  Forgiveness makes possible change, a time to grow, telling the truth, acts of kindsness, reconciliation.  Your forgiveness is in me.

From:  Dog Psalms, Prayers My Dogs Have Taught Me, by Herbert Brokering

My Favorite book

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This books has many prayers for dogs in it.  I highly recommend it for all dogs and people.  It doesn’t matter if you are a golden retriever, a husky, a labrador, a german shepherd, or anything else (they say “mutt”, but I say, what is a “mutt”?)

 Cats:  get your own book!