Monday, November 29, 2010

SHEPHERD IN A MANGER

Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard.

During the night the folks came across this scene.

An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep. He chose baby Jesus as his comfort. No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.


We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time.

This is too sweet not to share.

No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd!"

Indeed, too sweet not to share.

Thanks to Ann.

17 comments:

Freda said...

This is beautiful - thanks for sharing it. I love dogs and I love what you say about us needing the good sense to curl up with Jesus.

Cathy said...

Oh, sweetheart!! That's so sad, as well as sweet. I guess when it got light he went on his way? ... :-( I hope he finds a home.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Freda, I wish the words were mine, but they are not, thus the italics. The words and the picture are beautiful.

Cathy, perhaps someone will be inspired to give the dog a home. I hope so.

susan s. said...

Vewy Sweet!

it's margaret said...

I think I would have adopted this fine dog on the spot... as it would probably have continued to set a good example all its life.

whiteycat said...

What a wonderful picture and such a special dog.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I would have wanted to take the dog home, too. We've only ever adopted strays and pets from the rescue organization, the ones who seemed to need a home the most.

JCF said...

Aww!

(I, too, care more about whether the lil' GSD found a home than anything else in the story)

Doorman-Priest said...

Sweet!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Most moving...

Ostrich said...

A more preferable illustration of the idiom "dog in a manger".

Grandmère Mimi said...

Ostrich, I thought of the "dog in the manger" fable as I was posting. I remember as kids, we used the phrase fairly often as an epithet.

KittKatt said...

Thank you! This really speaks to me as a dog lover.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Kitt Katt, the post speaks to a good many. After nearly a month, the post is still one of my popular pages according to my stats.

Jo said...

If I owned a home with a big yard... I'd take this beauitiful creature in as my own. He'd (or she'd) have two little sibblings and a sister kitty.

Andrew said...

If there's a way to get him to NM, a home is waiting.

Grandmère Mimi said...

The picture is 2 years old. I hope the shepherd found a home, Andrew.