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Published 5-21-12   The Religion Network publishes every Monday

ON TODAY'S SITE:
Roger Caras, Will Rogers, Sigmund Freud, Margery Facklam, Charles F. Duran,
Irish Saying, Russian prayer

Dear Readers,

I couldn't resist an homage to our most "common"
pets: dogs and cats, who are anything but common
in how they lift our spirits and fill our hearts.
Thank you, Lord, for our furry friends.

- Lisa

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     Andrew Wyeth painting
Detail from The Ides of March, by Andrew Wyeth


For me a house or an apartment becomes a home
when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and
that indescribable measure of love we call a dog.


Roger Caras (1928-2001)
Wildlife photographer, President Emeritus of the
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


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If there are no dogs in heaven, then when
I die I want to go where they went.


Will Rogers (1879-1935)
Cherokee cowboy, humorist, social commentator


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Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies,
quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure
love and always have to mix love and hate.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Austrian Neurologist

 

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We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare,
and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all.
It's the best deal man has ever made.

Margery Facklam
American author



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Folks will know how large your
soul is by the way you treat a dog.


Charles F. Duran

 

da vinci drawings of cats
Drawings of cats by Leonardo da Vinci


Who would believe such pleasure
from a wee ball o' fur?

Irish saying


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An Old Russian Prayer

Hear our prayer Lord, for all animals,
May they be well-fed and well-trained and happy;
Protect them from hunger and fear and suffering;
And we pray, protect specially, dear Lord,
The little cat who is the companion of our home.
Keep her safe as she goes abroad,
And bring her back to comfort us.


Anonymous

The Last Word:

Cat-Haiku-Esque-Poem

It's nice to see a cat curled up
with a good book. Sadly it is
the book I want to read
.


Y. Max Valentonis

From "Animal Blessings,"
by June Cotner
HarperSanFrancisco, 2000



 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 








 







 







































 

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1893)
British philosopher and civil servant

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