The most faithful of animals

German shepherd in the snow. Photo via beaconblankes.tumblr.com.
German shepherd in the snow. Photo via beaconblankes.tumblr.com.

“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.”

— Martin Luther

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Who knew Martin Luther was a dog lover? I love this quote, and the notion that the greatest gifts we have are often the most common.

How are you and your dog(s) spending this weekend before Christmas? I hope that your time with your pack and your families has been joyful and peaceful.

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6 thoughts on “The most faithful of animals

  1. What a beautiful picture!

    Ruby and I will be traveling to Colorado Springs, about an hour a way, to spend a few days with my aunt, cousin and grandma, and Ruby’s canine cousins Hachi and Steve.

    I hope you and Pyrrha have a wonderful holiday with lots of time to read!

    1. Have a great trip! I love Colorado (lived in Denver for a summer, and I’ll always remember it as one of the best summers ever). Hope Ruby has a great time with Hachi and Steve!

  2. At home with the pack and rain. The hounds don’t go outside well in the rain; those who did, came in to yell at me about it. I’ll talk to the Weather god, guys….They are waiting for dryness; I am washing floors multiple times. The two foster Dachshunds will spend a few days with their family home from Mongolia, then return to me till going home for good next summer. Quiet, not so peaceful.

    Lovely quote and photo.

  3. I love that quote! How perfect!

    This weekend was crazy! We have two of five family Christmas parties over with, though, at least. Tomorrow I hope to have a little calm before the storm.

  4. Well, since we are at home (holidays) this week and the next, the doggies are going to be spoiled rotten! Last Sunday we took them to a dog park in the neighbourhood where they played with Leonbergers, a Border Collie, a big Greyhound and a smaller crossbreed. They absolutely loved it and were K.O. by the time we got back home.
    Right now there’s quite a heavy storm raging outside, so unfortunately we can’t do much outside. Tonight they can open up their own present that’s waiting for them underneath the Christmas tree; tonight we’re having a big family gathering during which they’ll be spoiled rotten and on Thursday we’re meeting a friend and her two Great Danes for a long Winter hike.
    So I guess the dogs are liking the holidays as much as we are. 😉

    Happy Holidays!
    Merry Christmas and all the best in 2014!!

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