Series: Learning from dogs


All dogs go to Heaven, don’t they?

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Learning from dogs

God has a sense of humor, so He makes His
Biscuits in funny shapes for His dogs. There
are kitty-cat biscuits and squirrel biscuits.
Ice-cream biscuits and ham-sandwich biscuits.
Every angel who passes by
Has a biscuit for a dog.


Little Replicas of God (Part 1) 4

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Learning from dogs

I was telling him he’d be OK – just stop and look around – then we’d go in. This is our normal routine in a situation like this.
He saw something that really scared him – I have no idea what. He backed up so fast and so hard … And then he ran.


Little Replicas of God (Part 2) 2

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Learning from dogs

And now I see first hand my own choice to do this – to blame Him or not – to trust Him or not – to allow His good intention to be played out or not – to be part of His plan – or to walk away from Him.


Learning from a dog – again

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Learning from dogs

What if we just trusted God – the one who’s in a similar relationship with us – as Dewey is to my wife & I? What if we were up for whatever He had for us – even if it seems to be painful at the time? What if we had Dewey’s attitude – we’re happy for the relationships – and just assume that whatever’s happening will be good for us.


Still learning from a dog

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Learning from dogs

But he’s still happy. He doesn’t have the energy he once did. He conserves it for what’s important – barking at the mailman, at other dogs, at birds, helicopters that he can see from the back windows.


Another sad day. And yet, … 2

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Learning from dogs

However, there’s another choice – remember the sadness, acknowledging the hole left in our lives – but also remember all the happy times, the things they brought to our lives, and the things they brought and continue to bring to other people’s lives.