This story is one more reason (as if I needed more ...!) for why I love dogs, all dogs, regardless of breed. Their unconditional love is beyond description.
This is always a good time to see this once more... especially if you've lost a beloved dog at any time.
God and Dog
I do love that one las1! Hey, did you know, we finally found a pup? He'll never replace Curly whom I still miss after more than a year, but this one's a cutie and smart too :-) His name is Kip.
Wow! God gave you a quick snapshot of your dad with his dogs. Dogs are the lowliest of animals, yet God puts his own character into them. Awesome. We can learn a lot about God from dogs.
Amen mum! I've got a lot of pups and other assorted critters in my heart and memories. Lots of room still :-)
It is a great video, isn't it! Doesn't it look as if God gave us dogs to teach us that unconditional love is possible here on this Old Earth, and that we only need to look and learn ...
Yes, I have dog stories, can't stop once started.
There's one which happened years before we were able to keep dogs, and even more years before I heard of the Rainbow Bridge.
My father was dying, and one evening the phone went and I knew immediately this was my brother going to tell me our father had died. Between lifting the receiver to my ear and hearing his voice, I had this quick vision of my father walking away, on the clouds - with his two dogs walking on his left side and his two bitches walking on his right, tails wagging. His dogs had gone before him over the years, but that looked as if they had come for him.
I've also heard from a dog walker how a dying friend saw his Labradors and called their names just before he died - and that the next day, when he was out walking, Labradors came up to him who he'd never met before, all greeting him and fussing him as if they were consoling him.
The most important thing to always keep in mind is that Love is the only thing which bridges the abyss between life and death, no matter if its our love for our late parents, husbands and wives (not our children, please, God!) and families or for our late pets. Love cannot be destroyed, and I think we only can love because God, who is Love, gave us this ability. After all, it is His Love which searches for us, finds us and keeps us and opens our hearts.
Everything you said I experienced as well. I also wrote it all down and its a good thing I did.
Something really interesting happened after they passed. I had a dream. It was a lucid dream, and I rarely get those. But because Ditto died when I was not there, I believe the Lord brought Ditto back to me in that lucid dream. In the dream I could hear Ditto coming down the stairs very slowly. I was in the kitchen, and I could hear him walking very lazily down the stairs, through the TV room and into the Kitchen. I turned the corner and there he was. I knelt down and he stood up and put his paws around my neck and gave me a very long hug which lasted minutes. He was so clear and life like... I had to convince myself it was not a dream and I tried to wake up... but it was very very real. I cherish that last time with Ditto.
And on top of that, I had a dream about my brothers dog Keisha. Keisha and Ditto never got along... they always had words, but they eventually learned to ignore each other when they visited. So I had a dream that Keisha came to me in another very lucid dream. Keisha came up to me with tears in her eyes and gave me a very long hug as well... as if to say she was sorry that Ditto was gone. End of dream.
The next time I went to visit my brother four hours away, Keish came up to me and gave me a great big greeting... something she never really did before... and from that time on we have been the best of buds.
Anyway... I'm sure you have great stories as well. That's why I like that God and Dog video.
Thanks for sharing these memories - they do bring tears to my eyes. Losing two such adorable dogs in such a brief time is very very hard. I only sort of coped because I wrote everything down, from memories to howls of anguish and little prayers when my housewolves went.
But there's always another dog God wants us to look after, one whom God uses to teach us something new.
I like that idea of having a dedicated 'scoopers' dogs' thread!
Note to self: must sort out my pics ... must take more pics ...
Colliemum...It's funny but these pets not only are part of the family, they tend to run our lives as well.
Our wonderful Ditto was eleven years old and we believe he drank something out of the lake. The next morning he was going comatose and I took him to our vet. I left him there for fifteen minutes and when I came back they put me in a separate room and then I realized he was gone. My little boy, my little brown wiener dog was gone. A week later we got the most beautiful brown dachsie ever. Chester was seven months old, he and I bonded immediately. He followed me everywhere He had a perfect face, one half was light brown, the other half darker. A stunning dog. But in one day he became real sick and spent the next four days in hospital. On the fifth day I took him home and in half an hour he died next to me in his little bed on the floor. That was more painful than losing Ditto. Chester was real special.
Now we have Newton... named after Newt Gingrich. He's got blue and brown coloured eyes and he squints. My son said we should have called him Harry, after Harry from Third Rock From The Sun http://img.rp.vhd.me/4554315_l1.jpg, because of his small eyes, he looks like he squints all the time. But we now have a king in the house yet again.
It would be great to get photos of all of the dogs (and cats) belonging to the wonderful people here at Scoop and have a dedicated O/T posting with all of them featured together. We could start with ABiC's little Kip at the top.
Exactly - they live on in our hearts!
I'm sorry to hear about your losing Ditto and chester, and in such sort time, too. The grief for our dogs is as great and painful as when we lose a member of the family.
My beloved First and Best housewolf ( the one in my av) still walks at my left side, in my heart, five years on.
Oh how sweet, how cute! Give him a big cuddle from me!
The beautiful thing about having dogs is that those who're gone will always be in your heart, no matter how many new dogs will come into your life. And the new dogs don't replace the old ones, they are just a new member of the pack, with those gone before welcoming the new member in spirit.
The heart will never run out of room for those we love, no matter how many there are, people and dogs and pets - because Love is infinite, it won't run out, and the more one loves the more Love there is.
LOL I had no idea! Nope, definitely not a chicken, although he likes to chase our rooster lol. He looks like a little bear. ;-)
Yeah, another reason why we know Scoop is our family site. We're animal lovers and proud of it! :-D
Thank you las brother, for making me smile remembering. xoxoxo
There are lots of dog lovers here at Scoop, that's for sure. Do you know what Kip stands for in Dutch? Chicken. But with the pit in him... somehow chicken is the last thing that comes to mind. The Lord brought him at the right time for sure, just like your son said.
I remember yours too las1. You lost them close I think to when we lost Curly. You know, I still once in a while hear Curly bark? When I look at his spot in the yard, sometimes I can see him rolling around in the grass. He did that sometimes, making that happy growl, then he'd see me standing there watching (smiling) and he'd jump up like he's all dignified lol. Aw he was awesome.
I know you still miss yours because I still miss mine. But, when my son first asked when we'd get another dog, I told him (and each time after) that God would provide when He knew we were ready. When my husband rescued Kip from the truck yard litter and met us at the highway to get him, my son said,"You were right mom. God must have guessed we're ready."
My boy drives me insane much, but once in a while I want to hug the stuffing out of him lol.
Oh, but yes, Kip has a bit of pit in him. chews my ankles like one too ;-)
Oh wow! He's awesome. Does he have a bit of pit bull in him?
It's hard when you think of Curly I bet. You see them around the corner, or you'll accidently call Kip Curly. They live in our hearts that's for darn sure. I still miss Ditto and little Chester, both of whom we lost within two weeks of each other over a year ago now. I still can't get over Chester... we had that little guy for such a short short time.
And absolutely NOBODY will disagree that this dog is absolutely the smartest dog on the planet... Did I say absolutely?
If you'll pardon the pun: This is heart-warming.
My sister was also saved by a stray dog. He was part Boxer and she was around 2 when she managed to get out into the street. A car was coming and the driver apparently didn't see her... but the dog ran out to her and started barking, which caused the driver to slow down. The dog then grabbed onto my sister's clothing and dragged her out of the road.
His name was Countdown and he was our first dog. He was wonderful. :)
God allowed us to have dogs so that we could see examples of His unconditional love for us, much like our furry friends. I've read stories about dogs who're beat half to death, and still come back to lick the hand that beat them, now that's love.
That's love. God picked the right one to be man's (and women's) best friends. But I'd sure like to beat those who do crap like that to dogs or any other animals.
I almost wound up in jail for beating the living crap out of a guy who was abusing his dog. This guy was a neighbor when I lived in a garden apt. I walked up on him choking his Golden retriever and just went off on him. It was stupid of me and afterward I realized what trouble I could've gotten into. At the time, I didn't care.
thank you John for being "stupid." What is stupid is when people stand by and do nothing. I guess you shouldn't have beat the living crap out of him but maybe just a few punches would have been enough. Glad you didn't get in too much trouble. What did they do to the dog owner-probably not a damn thing. Golden Retriever's are very gentle dogs too. The guy apparently has an anger management problem.
what a wise dog, much wiser than whom ever allow the baby to end up in this spot. I would like to thank the dog from the depth of my heart !
And Muslims think that Satan lives in dogs. What a bunch of idyats. God intervenes in the affairs of men. He watches over children. Sometimes he sends man's best friend to do His will.
Dogs can teach us a lot about how to live pragmatically. They know how to respect authority, how to be faithful to the end, to be helpful when needed immediately, and how to defend their 'family' and their turf from enemies, if suspicion turns to reality. No long discussion, or diplomacy, just swift action.
The love they have devloped for mankind is awesome, even though unfamiliar mankind is under suspicion at first.
God sure gave us some great animals to keep our blood pressure down.
A year or so ago a muslim group made a huge kerfuffle - because the local police force had a photo on their website of a cute black puppy sitting in an upturned police hat.
Yes, the police force removed that photo ...
Superstitious, medieval and deadly. That's why they will soon cease to exist after the largest land battle in the history of human kind takes place in Israel. They will be no more. History is marching rapidly to that inevitable conclusion for both Shia and Sunni.
They can Allahu-akbar all they like on the way down to the basement floor in the express hellivator.
Thanks. I was curious 'cause I read a novel not too long ago about the muzzies taking over and one of the edicts was to kill all the dogs and not have pictures of them in your house. I was feeling lazy and never got around to do the research. It figures. Medieval little scumbags, aren't they.
Muhammed apparently had a fear of dogs. I never read anything on his views on cats just on dogs. Here's a few samples.
From Muslim #5248
Maimuna reported that one morning Allah’s Messenger was silent with grief. Maimuna said: Allah’s Messenger, I find a change in your mood today. Allah’s Messenger said: Gabriel had promised me that he would meet me tonight, but he did not meet me. By Allah, he never broke his promises, and Allah’s Messenger spent the day in this sad mood. Then it occurred to him that there had been a puppy under their cot. He commanded and it was turned out. He then took some water in his hand and sprinkled it at that place. When it was evening Gabriel met him and he said to him: You promised me that you would meet me the previous night. He said: Yes, but we do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. Then on that very morning he commanded the killing of the dogs until he announced that the dog kept for the orchards should also be killed, but he spared the dog meant for the protection of extensive fields or big gardens.
From Bukhari Vol. 4, #448
Narrated Abu Talha: "I heard Allah's Apostle saying; "Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal).""
From Bukhari Vol. 3, #515
Narrated Abu Huraira: "Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever keeps a dog, one Qirat of the reward of his good deeds is deducted daily, unless the dog is used for guarding a farm or cattle." Abu Huraira (in another narration) said from the Prophet, "unless it is used for guarding sheep or farms, or for hunting." Narrated Abu Hazim from Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "A dog for guarding cattle or for hunting.""
Abu Dawud Number 704:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: Ikrimah reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas, saying: I think the Apostle of Allah said: When one of you prays without a sutrah, a dog, an ass, a pig, a Jew, a Magian, and a woman cut off his prayer, but it will suffice if they pass in front of him at a distance of over a stone's throw.
Hanbal 4/85; 5/54:
The Messenger of God said: "You shall kill all black dogs; because they are devils."
Exactly! Great minds think alike. When they showed the dog going along the side of the road, I was thinking, good thing this was in Poland and not Afghanistan or some other muslim country. A dog saved my house from burning down one night. A stray. Never saw it before, and once I was woken up and found the problem, I looked outside at the street where this dog had been standing in front of the house barking until I got up. He barked once more, then walked down the street. Never saw him again. I'd left a candle burning in another room and it had melted the window blinds. They were hot. I'll never forget that.
I love doggies.
Yes, but I can't find it. Dang it. Also we have a troll over in the Mark Kelly thread. I alerted K Bob, but haven't got a reply yet. Thanks. Oh and you should send your email address to Scoop to forward to me. Unless you got no problem with the world knowing what it is.
Oh now I gotta share that with my leftist friend at work. She's aanimal freak. She really liked the story of "Nubs". Google it. Its great.
Dogs are amazing. Love that story. Hey 911Infidel, you might like this blog. Check it out.. http://khanrahan.com/ The stories he's written are incredible.
And if anyone bothered to reasearch that article they'd find yet another story of a hero dog who saved his mistress who tried to shoot herself and commit suicide. The dog jumped in front of her at the last minute and the bullet missed her heart. Dogs were created by God to do His will with humans.