Paradise . . . Back to Eden.
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace." Milan Kundera
MIss Lily... she is my daughter in law's pup. She has had her since she was a wee one adopted from the pound. Lilly scares me... she is an aggressive little thing that is accustomed to being her mamas number one but once she loves you and knows you all is good. I heard last week at lunch that her health is failing. I cannot even imagine visiting my son and DIL home and Lily not being there. When she crosses the rainbow bridge, she will be a missing force in their lives and their home. I know our Paddy is drawing close to the crossing the bridge and every day is a blessing that he is with us.
Perhaps the dog was created by God to be part companion to us. They bring us untold comfort and protection. They have the exact same letters as God does in his name. (my grandchildren point that out regularly) They are one of his creatures that bring a pure love to us and are at our mercy to feed them, love them, bath them and take care of them, but it seems like they do so much more for us.
Romans 12:9 "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good."