All God's creatures

Sophie, our neighbor's 7 year-old great white Pyrenees with gentle brown eyes, was just diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. But for the swelling in her right front leg, and the flecks in her lung x-rays, she’s her content self. Her owner’s been told she has a week to one month to live.
I anointed Sophie this morning, as a sign of God’s presence and blessing. I anointed her, because there’s nothing else her owner and I can do, except pray and watch for signs that it’s time for her last visit to the vet.
I anointed her, because she is as sacred in God’s kingdom as you or I.

photo: mkbilyk

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