Dominion…and responsibility

shirlGod gave us, human beings, dominion over all the animals when He created man (and woman)…and with that comes a big responsibility to care for His creatures. I was sad today to lose my “best friend,” our dog Shirley who we adopted at 9 weeks old and who would have turned 13 this coming Valentine’s Day. She died peacefully in our home in my arms and I thank God for allowing my family and I all of the wonderful times with such a loving, gentle dog. It makes me sad to think of all of the equally loving dogs that never find a good home, or are kept by humans who aren’t so responsible, kind or loving. The Bible even says “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.” (Prov. 12:10) I’m sure God looks down on those who take good care of pets as doing good (and will punish those who don’t). And I hope (as the movie goes) all dogs go to heaven!

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3 responses to “Dominion…and responsibility

  1. Kim

    Rest in Peace Shirley! we’ll miss you – such a loveable dog. Say hi to Woody and Beau in Doggy Heaven!!

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  2. Tim Thompson

    Thank you Michele. I feel sad for you and your family. We lost Tedder 3 years ago after nearly 16 years and Snowball 1 1/2 years ago at the age of 14. Dogs are gifts from God and we should love and value them everyday. We sure love our little guy Gunner. He is a blessing to my family

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