Likes: Long Dog, long walks, sleeping in the middle of my bed, snuggling.
Pet-Peeves: Anyone outside her immediate household, having to move from the middle of my bed, cats.
Favorite Toy: Long Dog.
Favorite Food: Peanut butter.
Favorite Walk: All over town.
Best Tricks: Sit, stay, down, shake, cage, go to bed, unmaking the bed, being the best dog ever.
Forums Motto: till daylight comes
.: Be comforted, little dog, thou too in the Resurrection shall have a tail of gold. - Martin Luther
If you spend time around breeders, rescuers, trainers, vets, shelter workers, you hear this expression now and then: Someone's hit the jackpot. It means some matchmaker has scored: A dog and a human have found one another and mesh beautifully, embarking on one of those great interspecies love affairs. A number of elements need to fall into place - a person and a dog that need and complement one another, that intersect at the right time and fit snugly into each other's lives. - Jon Katz
"Man's salvation and perdition, his joy and sorrow, will be reflected in the weal and woe of this animal environment and company. Not as an independent partner of the covenant, but as an attendant, the animal will participate with man (the independent partner) in the covenant, sharing both the promise and the curse which shadows the promise. Full of forebodings, but also full of confidence, it will wait with man for its fulfillment, breathing freely again when this has taken place..." - Karl Barth
"While "the whole creation groaneth together," (whether men attend or not,) their groans are not dispersed in idle air, but enter into the ears of Him that made them. While his creatures "travail together in pain," he knoweth all their pain, and is bringing them nearer and nearer to the birth, which shall be accomplished in its season. He seeth "the earnest expectation" wherewith the whole animated creation "waiteth for" that final "manifestation of the sons of God;" in which "they themselves also shall be delivered" (not by annihilation; annihilation is not deliverance) "from the" present "bondage of corruption, into" a measure of "the glorious liberty of the children of God."- John Wesley, The General Deliverance