Do All Dogs Go to Heaven?

People often wonder if animals have souls; if 'all dogs really go to heaven' . I don't know all the answers to these mysteries but I do know that our animals responded to prayer and to love, especially divine love. Local farmers were always amazed and delighted by the personality and affection our pets and… Continue reading Do All Dogs Go to Heaven?

The Sly Fox And The Traumatized Chicken

We all marvelled at the fox’s audacity because this episode occurred in broad daylight Remember those fables you were told as a child about the sly fox and the dumb chicken or goose? Well they are based on fact, hard cold facts. No words better describe our intelligent, resident fox. Red consistently fooled our dumb…… Continue reading The Sly Fox And The Traumatized Chicken

Ha Ha Ha: The Baby and the Dogfood

  Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha Tell us a joke! Knock-knock joke, long story with a unexpected punchline, great zinger — all jokes are welcome Life was especially chaotic after the birth of our eighth and ninth children because everyone was still fourteen and under. It was difficult to keep a sharp eye out for my…… Continue reading Ha Ha Ha: The Baby and the Dogfood

Our Dogs Had Personality Disorders

We often took in animals, usually dogs, who were suffering in the city. There was overweight, depressed Buster, a Springer Spaniel, languishing in a garage during the day and crated during the night. Opposite in temperament, a German Short-Haired Pointer with A.D.H.D, called Thor,  committed his last crime by grabbing the Easter ham and playing…… Continue reading Our Dogs Had Personality Disorders

My Dog is Brilliant Enough to Act Dumb

Labs are trained as guide dogs because they understand complex commands and can remember up to one hundred and fifty of them. I could complain  for this entire post about my still not trained chocolate lab who is brilliant enough to act stupid when it suits him. However I will limit myself to two antidotes and then I will astound you with his gardening skills.…… Continue reading My Dog is Brilliant Enough to Act Dumb

Man’s Best Friend?

  Shadow was a slobbery, drooling dog, a big black lab mix with overgrown feet and an overgrown personality. The relationship between man and beast is an interesting one. What is it about dogs that tempts us to repeat the age-old phrase, “dogs are man’s best friend”? My husband contends that we love to make…… Continue reading Man’s Best Friend?

The Foxy Fox and The Dumb Dog

Remember those fables and stories about the clever fox that were read to you as a child? Well they are all based on fact. A few years ago the male members of our family were out on the kitchen porch enjoying a cool twilight breeze after a hot summer day. Suddenly Anthony whispered, “Don’t move.…… Continue reading The Foxy Fox and The Dumb Dog

Our Dog Is Brilliant Enough To Act Dumb

guide dogs because they understand complex commands and can remember up to one hundred and fifty of them. I could complain  for this entire post about my still not trained chocolate lab who is brilliant enough to act stupid when it suits him. However I will limit myself to two antidotes and then I will astound you…… Continue reading Our Dog Is Brilliant Enough To Act Dumb

Iggy , The Fearless Cat Chasing Rabbit.

Iggy , Rachel’s fearless Rabbit. Iggy was full of joy when we first brought her home and let her out of her cage. She ran laps around the entire house jumping and twisting in the air every few minutes. Apparently rabbits twist in the air when they are extremely happy. Unbelievable as it sounds, Iggy was…… Continue reading Iggy , The Fearless Cat Chasing Rabbit.

The Raccoons Blew The Transformer, The Calf Escaped, The Dog Ate The Turkey,…

This is your call; this is your vocation; this is your witness to the world   Every single time Michael attends a conference or leaves for a long weekend,something   goes wrong at our house. Just two months ago, he was gone for two weeks and a total of ten accidents and catastrophes occurred. All my kids are well…… Continue reading The Raccoons Blew The Transformer, The Calf Escaped, The Dog Ate The Turkey,…