This dog owner has tackled one of the longest standing problems of people of faith: paganism in pets or, worse yet, atheist animals. Some however insist on their dogs being both playful and prayful. This dog has been trained to give thanks to the Almighty before chowing down.
My own efforts to redeem the soul of Molly have failed. One good belly scratch and she is a instant Catholic, Scientologist, or Atheist. It just depends on the scratcher.
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“I’m for adding females to their environment to see if anything develops but not separating them, that would be traumatic. I’m all for Penguin choice.” -lottakatz
Ditto to “Penguin choice”, lottakatz. 🙂
(A similar situation in our house with two litter-mates — a male and his sister-cat (not to be confused with a sister-wife, of course…) A cat’s gotta do what a cat’s gotta do… Likewise, a penguin…)
JT: “My own efforts to redeem the soul of Molly have failed. One good belly scratch and she is a instant Catholic, Scientologist, or Atheist.”
That’s a lawyers dog alright, covering all her bases just in case. 🙂 There really aren’t enough pictures of Molly posted on this blawg.
anon nurse, 1peterd had a good comment about Buddy and Pedro at the linked site:
“It’s become clear that placing a human in an institutional setting like a prison often produces homosexual behavior in some humans. It’s also clear if you place a human on an Island with noting to eat except vegetables and fruits he will eat them, but it does not make him a vegetarian.
Buddy and Pedro bred in captivity and placed as members of a bachelor flock, have by all accounts been institutionalized from birth. Some choices these birds may have had were eliminated by man from there birth. They have no concept of a male female relationship, and it seems clear the birds are exhibiting what are normal hormones. Put two humans in the same position as these two birth and I think there hormones would produce the same results. To turn this into warms and fuzzy story of love is to deny these birds the option to make there own choice.”
I’m for adding females to their environment to see if anything develops but not separating them, that would be traumatic. I’m all for Penguin choice.
In the interest of full disclosure I have two male cats with a special relationship, but they were likewise ‘institutionalized’ at a very early age. I can’t know the reason for the relationship but to force any change in their behaviour would be a cruelty IMO. Adding females (by the occasional accretion of strays, how all of our kats are acquired) to the life-pod and letting them make their own choice would be the only way to go.
OT, but… The plan is to separate them “as part of a survival plan for the endangered species”…
Jay S. We have been discussing that in a Bible study class. Even the Minister, more so then maybe the students, doesn’t go so far as the High 5 but agrees G-d hasn’t ordained the pose. He/She/It(?) hears you regardless.
If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went. – Will Rogers
Of course, no pet is more pious than our praying dog . . .-Jonathan Turley
…a very sweet photo — thanks for posting it.
Wonder what Pentecostal canines do, when they pray to D-O-G?
My pug Sarge will fetch a stuffed toy by name. He has over 100! My hubby will take the trash off each and every Saturday! I will wash dishes directly after supper sometimes…. I guess I am not as easily trained as they are.
I am an inconsistent creature. I am an agnostic/atheist but I get angry when Christians tell me dogs have no souls and don’t go to heaven. What would be so heavenly with no dogs or cats?
:- ) (I don’t know…, but when I’m doing yoga… and do the old “prayer hands” thing, my cats get a little crazed, circling around, rubbing up against me…. )
Our schnauzer, Lucy, will pause wherever she is (if in the kitchen), when we say grace. She doesn’t get anything out of it, so I just chalk it up to courtesy (so rare in today’s schnauzers…).
I have never understood why closing your eyes and holding your hands together up in front of your mouth is supposed to put you in tune with the Almighty. Can anyone explain? As opposed to say, giving a high 5 and saying, “Yo, God!”
Funny but assinine. (Oro Lee, I agree, “eat” or “Amen” for many humans and probably this animal, just a synonym.)
The praying dog picture is priceless!
Is it so remarkable that the dog seems to be praying when in fact it’s listening for the command “eat” — which in this case is the word “Amen”? Or is it more remarkable that so many people “pray” like this dog? Obviously, the former for the latter is so common.
James Dobson is quite proud of taking a belt to his disobedient dachshund and used it as an example of appropriate Christian discipline. I guess he might have saved the doggies soul from satan.
“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” ( Rita Rudner)
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