Be As Little Children

Job 7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; 8 ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. 9 Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being”.

Angel, our 5-year-old Abyssinian guinea pig died in our arms Friday morning, the 7th pet to die in as many years. Experience does not make it easier. The vet suggested if she made it through the night, her chances for survival would increase. There was a caveat: Guinea pigs, like sheep, have a natural ability to simply “shut down” at the slightest hint of illness. In the wild, this would no doubt be merciful, as a sick or injured animal would be easy prey and “shutting down” would spare them a painful death. In a domestic situation, this message meant, “don’t get your hopes up too high”.


Don't Sorrow...

I was lost in beauty, photographing Mountain Laurel surrounding our property, when I looked over to see my darling Sarah. I stole a moment, capturing her deep in sorrow, as she bent over a little stone-marked grave. Beau, attached to the end of a 25-foot Flexi-Lead, saw her at the same moment, running to her, encircling her with the leash.