One of the things that happens when you have animals and they become friends is that over time they age, lose their strength and vigor, and die. And while this is no different from we humans, since their life years run by quicker than ours, over the years you lose a lot of pets and, in my case, working animals (horses) as well.
The two pictured here are the senior citizens of my feline and canine corps. Living on a farm, we have lots to choose from, but it is always difficult to see them become feeble. The white cat on the left, Kahuna, is eighteen years old. On the right is Max, my wife's favorite dog, a liver spotted dalmatian. Kahuna is reasonably healthy but just suffering from arthritis and a bit of skin cancer, but Max has terminal cancer and, frankly, I am surprised he is still here with us.
Kahuna's twin brother, a smaller cat we named Keebler, passed away two years ago and I thought Kahuna would be close behind. But every time I think he is failing he perks up and kicks things into high gear and his purr motor is strong. As for Max, well, we have him on some pain meds and he is losing his eyesight and hearing, but he still manages to go outside and sit in the shade on a nice day. Only time will tell.
I offer these two animals in my blog today because they, along with all of their friends here, teach us much about our God and our life and how to live. Both have been very loving and devoted and they have never been demanding or expect too much. They just want to love and be loved and that's what we have tried to do. And, folks, that is what God expects out of us in dealing with our fellow man.
So when you go about your life, think about that. God loves us and He wants us to share love with everyone, even those who don't like us. I know that's hard to do, it certainly is for me, but it's something that we have to work on. And as for Kahuna and Max, it's easy to love them. And the love they give in return is absolutely astounding and it makes daily life so much better.
The link to the book is: www.outskirtspress.com/honeyweshouldaboughttheark. My book page has links to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and an E-Book option. You can also check my page on Facebook.com by typing in the full book name in the search location after you sign in. There you will find many of my animal pictures (more posted regularly) as well as information about the book.
Now wasn't that better than politics for one morning? Wow, my blood pressure is still normal. Have a great day and enjoy it with the love of Christ. God bless you all.