You might enjoy this virtual dog who does tricks.  Just type in your command in the box and click enter.  He’s one smart little guy! 

Visit him here.  
Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve! 
On a more sobering note–yesterday I received a call from my dear friend Nancy Rue, who has two puppy labs, one chocolate and one golden.   Captain and Sully.  Nancy and her husband Jim loved those puppies, and, well, you know how we dog people feel about our dogs. 
While the dogs were out for a walk with Jim on Sunday, a neighbor shot and killed Captain and Sully.   
Nancy and Jim are grieving . . . and experiencing dozens of other emotions as well.  If God cares about sparrows, he certainly cares about our dogs, so please remember this family in your prayers. 


  1. Smilingsal

    How awful to live to see that happen.

  2. Kathy

    Yikes! I’m sure there is some sort of law against that and punishment!

  3. Mocha with Linda

    When I saw Nancy’s blog yesterday, I knew you would be heartbroken as well. Unbelievable how cruel and heartless some folks can be.

  4. sara

    they did this on purpose?!!!! That makes me very sad and I will be praying for them.

  5. jerriann

    I am stunned and I am so sorry for their loss. I know their “just” dogs, but I love my dogs and I know they loved theirs too. Unbelievable. We should pray for the person who did this, they must be very angry and not have much joy in life.

  6. jerriann

    sorry for the mis-spelled word their, it should be they’re “just” dogs…anyway.

  7. Christina Berry

    We’ve had a neighbor threaten to do the same, but it’s so sad to hear. We have two black labs that don’t feel like 15 acres is enough room, so we have to chain them.

    This morning, however, I awoke to a phone call saying one of them was in the ditch by the highway. By the time I got off our ice-covered hill, the dog was doing just fine and only had a bloody chin to show for her escape.

    Her–need I say smarter–sister was asleep in the garage.


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