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    I understand that the following breeds are now recognized by the AKC:

  • Collie + Lhasa Apso: Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport
  • Pointer + Setter: Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet
  • Great Pyrenees + Dachshund: Pyradachs, a puzzling breed
  • Pekingese + Lhasa Apso: Peekasso, an abstract dog
  • Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer Spaniel: Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle
  • Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever: Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of research scientists
  • Newfoundland + Basset Hound: Newfound Asset Hound, a dog for financial advisors
  • Terrier + Bulldog: Terribull, a dog that makes awful mistakes
  • Bloodhound + Labrador: Blabador, a dog that barks incessantly
  • Malamute + Pointer: Moot Point, owned by....oh, well, it doesn’t matter anyway
  • Collie + Malamute: Commute, a dog that travels to work
  • Deerhound + Terrier: Derriere, a dog that’s true to the end

He has been a faithful friend to us...
    Speaking of being “true to the end,” dogs have quite a reputation for being so faithful that they are known as “mans best friend.” However, their faithfulness is nothing compared with God’s. Time and time again, throughout history, God has proved that he has always kept His word, which gives us the assurance that He can always be counted on to do the same for us. He has been a faithful friend to us, although our history with him is checkered with bouts of unfaithfulness and unfriendliness. Paul emphasized that God could be trusted when he encouraged Timothy with these words:

“This is a faithful saying: For if we died with him, we shall also live with him. If we endure, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us. If we are faithless, he remains faithful; he cannot deny himself.” (2 Timothy 2:11-13)

    In a world filled with uncertainty and broken commitments, how comforting to know that God will be “true to the end” no matter what the doggie in the window costs or the pooch in the back yard decides to do.

 
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      © 2003, Alan Smith. Used by permission. This devotional was reprinted from Thought for the Day.

      Title: ""
      Author: Alan Smith
      Publication Date: April 6, 2003


 

 
 
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