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Four legs, a lick and a wag


Dear Buddy:

The Ark Paws and Claws Bookstore will be featuring women's history, nutrition for body and soul, and all things Irish through March. It's also Dr. Suess' birthday. Have you ever seen the dogs in his books? They are not real are they? I never saw any of them at our sanctuary, did you?

I was walking with Dad the other day and ran into Ruckus. He was at the sanctuary when I was there. He runs every day around the lake with his Mom. He lives farther down the lake.

It' time for bed so I'll let you go.


A friend of mine sent this to me this week. I think it is a great reminder. “I don’t judge others. I don’t hate. I don’t discriminate. I don’t care about money. I don’t hold grudges. I DO know how to love unconditionally and that’s all I want in return. I wait for you every day, I am a fur-ever friend.”

Also sent me to this week was the following:

Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.” And God said, “I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, In spite of yourselves.”

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal and God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, “Lord I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name or this new animal.” And God said, “I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.” And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. And God was pleased.

And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.” And God said, “I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.”

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve. And Cat would not obey them and when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility. And they were greatly improved. And God was pleased. And Dog was happy. And the Cat…didn’t care one way or the other.

I am not sure I understand all this, but it made my mom laugh and that is a good thing. See you next week. Wiggles and wags to you.

               Your friend,Buddy