Oct 14, 2008

My Gift to Jesus

I am such a crazy dog lover since young. Brought up in a home and a family who loves dogs. Although we had other pets in the house like cats, rabbits and even chickens! When I was old enough to have $$ to spend it, I wanted to get my own dog. So my sister and I took out some savings and bought a dog. At that time, we know nothing about caring for a young puppy so we settled for an old 'stud' instead. He wasn't an old dog. Just too old to sire any more puppies.

He was bred for size, quality and was very tiny. He was my first owned dog..we couldn't change his pet name as his ex owners have been calling him that since he was a puppy. When we got him, he was just past 6 years old. He weighed only 4 pounds! And was a joy to have at home.

All my cousins grew up with fond memories of him. When I was dating my hubby, he was still around. My mother in law adored him too.

When he passed away in March 1989, the whole family went into mourning for a family pet. He was more than a pet. He was FAMILY. And his name was Jimmy. He was 16 years old when he died in my arms at the Pet hospital.

A dear friend send me a poem to brighten me up. Since then, I have relook, re-read this poem when my old pets have gone to the Rainbow Bridge...

My Gift to Jesus

I wish someone had given little Jesus
a dog as loyal and loving as mine
to sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
and adore Him for being divine.

As our Lord grew to manhood His own faithful dog
would have followed Him all through the day
while He preached to the crowds and made the sick well
and knelt in the garden to pray.

It is sad to remember that Christ went away
to face death alone and apart
with no tender dog following close behind
to comfort His masters heart.

And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn
how happy He would have been
as His dog kissed His hand and barked it's delight
for the one who died for all men.

Well the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine...
My old pal so dear to me
And I smile through my tears on this first day alone
knowing they're in eternity.

~author unknown-

Today I am getting all too emotional..as its Beauty's birthday today. If she is still here with me, she will be 15 years old. Grand old dame.



bakeAstory said...

your post touched me... brought back memories of my dog too.. who died 2 years back. My dog was everthing to me until I had children and started to neglect her. I cry everytime I think of her and I felt so sorry for neglecting her.. its good to know that she's up there in heaven with our Lord.

gina said...

well, old Beauty passed away peacefully last March 2007. I still haven't quite got over her passing despite having another dog in the house. I still think of her every now and then. She was greatly missed by her vet, Dr Lennie Lee, who cared for her since she was a puppy. He and I cried when she breathed her last...But she is with Jesus now..no more suffering and pain. AMEN!

chumpman said...

I had a friend who was a dog lover as well, some might considered he's crazy. When his parents leave for business trips almost once a month, they gave him money for meals, groceies, etc. My friend buys plain bread for himself everyday, save the money to buy char siew for his doggy and cook rice for her. He doesn't eat char siew anymore since doggy passed away 2 years ago.

1markrite said...

This poem was written by Frank Inn for his dog "Higgins" who died at 17 years old. He was the little dog on TV's Petticoat Junction and was the original "Benji".