If only I could "run the way of thy commandments" as well, and as easily, as my dog ...
Just one verse each day.
I’ve had dogs in my life pretty much always. In fact, I really can’t think of many times that there wasn’t a creature that needed walking, feeding, cleaning up after and a game of tug-o-war in our home.
There was one dog in particular that really had a profound impact on my life. Her name was Beatrice. She came into our life when she was about eight years old. She was a beautiful German shepherd that had a rapidly developing case of degenerative myolopathy. It’s a condition that slowly eats away at the spinal cord and causes loss of leg function and eventually breathing ability. During the two years that she survived with this condition, and lived with us, I learned all of this about dogs, and about love, life, God: