My husband started a cute routine with the dogs awhile back – a prayer before their meals. When the pooches spot him with their food bowls, they know it’s time for dinner, but importantly, it’s time to be silent and listen to what Daddy has to say.
I tried my hand at this concept again this week at the beach. Food bowls in hand, I say a prayer at each meal. On a couple of occasions, our mini Aussie who knows how to ‘say her prayers’ even bowed her head in reverence.
My original blog post from May 2014 focused on the dogs being thankful for special things in their lives. However, I left one important element out. How could I? Let’s see if you can figure out what I left out.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this food.
Thank you for everything you do for us.
Thank you for CHICKEN!
Thank you for long walks on the beach,
new canine friends,
long rides in the car over the intracoastal waterway,
Thank you Lord for the screened in sun porch at the beach house
to observe passersby on Main Street,
Thanks to Mom and Dad for the trip to the beach.
Thanks for letting us lick the bottom of the cappuccino milkshake cups.
And most importantly,
Ms. Brina and Mr. B
Well I hope this little dog prayer brightened you day. I know it did mine.
We’ve got a few more days at the beach, and I’m sure the dogs won’t let me forget to put some chicken on their Purina dog food.
Sheree is the author of three books –
– Chanticleer nominated Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits
– Montaigne Medal Finalist Midnight the One-Eyed Cat
– 2015 Da Vinci Eye Award Winner Folly Beach Dances
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