I received the following email from The Canadian Volunteers for the Protection of Animals. The story and picture of the abandoned dog brought me to tears while I read it on my cellphone on my way to work. Animals are innocent and docile creatures that need to be respected. As humans we take advantage of their humble and obedient nature.
A 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.
After reading the post of Santiago’s Dad, ‘Cute’ is our personal doorman, I decided to look for the poem that he mentions: God-Spelled Backwards. I believe it goes very well with the story of the dog found in the church’s nativity scene.
God – Spelled Backwards
When God had made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees.
He then made all the animals,
The fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He’d finished,
Not one was quite the same.
He said, “I’ll walk this world of mine,
And give each one a name.”
And so He traveled far and wide
And everywhere He went,
A little creature followed Him
Until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said, “Dear Lord,
There’s not one left for me.”
Kindly the Father said to him,
“I’ve left you to the end.
‘ I’ve turned my own name back to front
And called you dog, my friend.”