Shadow-dog proud of his mud-puddle

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O.K., I admit it. It’s a Taj Mahal type of reflecting pool sporting geometric designs. But must the architect, Shadow-dog, be so proud of it that, even in the rain he has to stand guard next to it, again and again taking up his post just there?

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He looks incredulous that I could possibly appreciate his handy-work, um, his paw-work. At any rate, for all those who think I’m so mean to Shadow, making him lie down in the mud in Winter, know that he does have a warm and dry wood-shaving bed that he can climb into at will, and he does, for a while, but then has to go back to guarding his mud puddle.

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And though invited into the house during the day he loves to be outside guarding his mud puddle. When things finally dry out after so very much rain perhaps I’ll have to artificially keep his mud puddle full so that it can be his to guard ever so proudly.

Isn’t that just about how our dear Lord works with us? Thank you, Lord.

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Filed under Dogs, Missionaries of Mercy

3 responses to “Shadow-dog proud of his mud-puddle

  1. Father George David Byers

    I tried that with the rose bush hole. Big mistake!

  2. sanfelipe007

    If you want to have your patience tested, just try to fill-in Shadow-dog’s puddle with dirt. You might think it mean, but I bet he would enjoy re-digging it out.

  3. Nan

    Wow! Most dogs don’t have such beautiful puddles to guard! What a lucky boy. He has the best of everything; mud puddle to guard, dry shavings to lay on and a house in which to take refuge.

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