God Made a Dog
Last week I wrote about an amazing dog named Capitán who has stood a nightly vigil at his master’s grave for six years. Capitán, a shepherd, looks like a sentry, a sort of spiritual sentry, not so much waiting for his master but honoring him, communing with him in some way that we will only understand when we too pass to the other side.
I still have vivid dreams about my past dogs. My dogs have left such a deep mark on my soul that I can only believe they were put in my life by God. How else to explain it?
In response to the blog about Capitán, a good friend of mine, Guideposts author Kitty Slattery, sent me this video, called “God Made a Dog.”
If you haven’t seen it, you are in for something special. If you have, it’s definitely worth a second look. And then give your dog a big long hug. He is God-given, after all.
I find it hard to believe that God could contrive a paradise that would be missing some of our best friends.
Not everyone is going to agree with every pope or everything a particular pope says. But can’t we all agree to treat each other with civility?