I would first like to make an apology, because the title has little relevance to the message – it was a trick to catch your attention. However, my subject does involve dogs.

I had a “bad morning” the other day.  A few things went wrong unexpectedly which I could have coped with, but I encountered several people who seemed to be in a mind to make everyone else, and specifically me, as grumpy and unhappy about life as they were.

About mid-morning, along came my savior (little ‘s’). It was a dog. I’d never seen it before, and I couldn’t begin to guess which breed was most dominant in it. Who cares anyway – I didn’t, because it was smiling all over its face at me. It was wagging its tail as hard as it could, and it wanted to be my best friend forever, without qualification or reservation.

My heart was warmed. I was moved.

Without worrying about who heard me, I said to the dog “If people were all as friendly as you, the world would be a wonderful place”.

So how about it? Why is it that even most professing Christians are nowhere near as friendly and warm as an animal can be? Whatever the reasons are, this is something we should all be working on. Okay, so we don’t have tails to wag, and most people don’t look good enough to lick, and dog food probably tastes disgusting, but just think how we could impact our world with that kind of attitude.



  1. That is why I have 8 dogs. No matter how much “ugly” I may encounter in the world, with the amount of “goodness” that I have waiting for me when I get home, my peace is never ruffled, not a bit…


  2. I couldn’t agree with you more! I hope you gave the pup a nice belly rub for making your bad day a little brighter! I am a big dog lover and have two dogs of my own, Zeus and Lucky. They are so funny, loving, and snuggly! I love them with all of my heart and soul! My name is Melissa Crowley and I am on a mission to save my favorite dog! I have started a blog for my Rottweiler Zeus called Saving Zeus. He has a rare genetic disorder and we are trying to raise funds for the medical tests and treatment that he desperately needs. Also on my blog, I have funny stories and really cute photos of both of my boys. If you would like to make a donation or share our blog to help us save Zeus, or would just like a laugh after reading a funny story, visit my page. Since I am just getting started on my blog, there will be many more stories to come so check back every once in a while!


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