Submitted by Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
The McKinlay family of Yelm, Washington, are celebrating more than a holiday this Christmas. Their 8-month-old Yorkshire Terrier-Shih Tzu mix, Scamp, bolted from their yard and was struck by a car. When the McKinlay’s arrived the dog was bleeding, his eyes were fixed, and he wasn’t breathing. They carried their lifeless pet from the scene and placed him under a wheel barrow intent on burial the next day. Heart-broken, the grandparents of six-year-old twins, were wondering how they would tell the pet-adoring kids about what had happened. They finally settled on just telling them that Scamp had gone to heaven. Tearfully, the two young girls accepted the dog’s fate. “It was real sad to watch them crying over their dog and drawing pictures. We were trying not to cry,” Ms. McKinlay told the local TV News Channel, KOMO4.
The McKinlays had a surprise waiting for them the next morning, however. When Mr. McKinlay went to the wheel barrow to undertake the solemn task of burying the beloved dog, he was met with a start. Scamp, it seems, had no intention of leaving this world just yet. Smiling and tail-wagging, the pup had channeled Lazarus and was waiting for his master when he arrived with shovel in hand.
After a joyous reunion and $3,000.00 worth of vet bills later, the McKinlays finally felt confident enough to tell the girls about Scamp’s return. As you guessed, they were elated. Said Ms. McKinlay, “Christmas is about the kids. It’s about miracles, it’s about hope, it’s about family being together. Scamp is part of our family.”
Amen, Ms. McKinlay. Amen.
Source: Huffington Post
~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger