We Are God's Cats. Let's Be His Dogs.

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  • Nadine WheelerSeptember 10, 2013

    I LOVE this! For many years I thought I was the only one who made this analogy about dogs. I am tickled to see the parallel running with cats as well :) I looked at my Ginger (also a rescue) and recognized just how much I love her. I believe that by God's grace, she has helped broaden my view of love. She keeps her eye on me and she trusts me. She loves me unconditionally. She is not capable (biologically) to understand me fully, she does not question whether or not I have her best interest at heart. She remains alert and "in the moment" simply wanting to love and be loved. Over the years, the more time we spent together, the more she trusted and obeyed. I found myself loving her more for trusting and listening to me. I wanting to protect her and make her happy. This relationship made me think of God's relationship with ME. The observations in this article are "Spot on" (pun intended) I kept this little analogy to myself, for fear that it might be a bit irreverent. Ginger's food mat has 3 large letters written across it (I guess in case we forget that it is hers....)D O G.... and I would stand there staring at it and say....if only we loved and trusted God, the way our dogs love and trust us. Is it coincidental that when I look down at these letters, I see doG but when she looks up....She sees God? hmmmm..... I teach my students that God uses EVERYTHING to teach and reveal himself to us. This epiphany made me fall in love with Him...AGAIN!

  • Kari SpencerJune 20, 2013

    I think the author is way off base. God created every creature for a reason and a purpose. Gat's can be very therapeutic, helping people to "chill out" and calm down, even deliberately put into institutional settings for this. More households in America have cats than dogs. They rid the world of vermin overpopulation. Cats are very sensitive to stimuli, and can sense when a person is hostile to their psychological traits, yet even then, they often seek OUT this person, to show him/her some love, by brushing against them or sitting in their laps! He is missing a lot of GOOD about cats, and a lot of BAD about dogs. (Both have multiple sex parners, for instance!) His comparison is narrow, and missing the good about God's created nature.

  • Jodi LanderJune 18, 2013

    I just wanted to add one thing to your article. Just as we love and forgive our cats, God loves and forgives us no matter what our transgressions may be.

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