I have a cold and a cough. It makes breathing hard and makes me feel tired. The vet man gave me some antibiotics and allergy medicine to take and I’ve been taking it for about a week and I like that Mom and Dad crush the pills and hide them in stinky canned food. But I am tired of feeling tired and when I cough it sounds like when the grandson used to get croup.
Plus, Mom won’t let me go anywhere while I’m sick. I have to stay home and rest. And last weekend was a special thing at the church. Miss Nancy and Miss Linda and Father Ray put together a memorial service for pets that have gone to the
. Lots of people went to scatter the ashes of their pets. If I hadn’t been sickly, Mom would have taken me with her. Instead… she took Buddy! (Remember I told you awhile back that he’s the golden boy right now???) Rainbow Bridge
Well, anyway, she took him with her and when they got home she told Dad how well behaved Buddy was and how everybody just loved on him and blah blah blah. She even took pictures of him! She even let him drink from the dog fountain in the St. Francis Garden. She even took him to get a cheeseburger after the service… and that is supposed to be a reward just for me and Jack when we have been very very good in public.
It just aggravated me to hear about all of that. Until Mom shared with Dad the Bible verse that Miss Nancy asked Mom to read aloud during the service. Mom said she almost didn’t get through it because she started to cry. I kinda understand that, because it is a nice statement that somebuddy named King Solomon wrote down. I think he was a Real Big Dog a very long time ago. Dad said he was a Real Smart Man, too.
So here’s the Bible verse. I plan on escorting Mom to the next activity at the church. This cold won’t last forever. And I am Mom’s real favorite, you know. Really.
from Ecclesiastes -20 - I said in my heart with regard to human beings that God is testing them to show that they are but animals. For the fate of humans and the fate of animals is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. Reading
They all have the same breath, and humans have no advantage over the animals…
All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dust again.