Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, Loch Haven Dog Park, Hoover Alabama, Dog Devotionals.com, Job 38:36-41
Who's Supporting Whom?
         It was 6:40 a.m. when Bell’s daddy and I looked at each other asking the same question, “Where’s Boone?”  Boone’s mom is usually early by 15 minutes of whenever we’re supposed to meet.  As I glanced at my text messages, the answer appeared and it wasn’t good.  She had fallen the night before and broken several bones in her foot. 
         Boone’s mom and I had first met at the dog park a couple years ago.  Then we turned up in the same small group together.  She became my spiritual advisor and our friendship has grown.  She has been a prayer intercessor for years and I shared my struggles with her when I was going through my depression and the medications weren’t working because I was either allergic to them or medication resistant. One morning during Saturday morning prayer, she wrapped an arm around me and prayed the sweetest prayer over me.  I’ll never forget that and how grateful I was and am for support through such a dark time.
         With Boone’s mom now immobile for a week before surgery allowing the swelling to go down, she was faced with how to entertain Boone each day to expend some of that Rhodesian Ridgeback mix energy.  Although at 60 pounds, he was certainly capable of pulling her down the street in her wheelchair, but issues with steering and dodging cars negated that as an option.
         Prior to her accident, I had joked that Annie was Boone’s fitness coach as Annie loved to play with him and easily engaged him regardless of his wishes.  Boone would not leave his mom's side, so me taking him to the dog park was not an option.  So we decided I would bring Annie for short morning visits.  Boone continues to be thrilled to see Annie every time we come (and the feeling is mutual). 
While Annie is my prescribed emotional support dog, it is clear she provides comfort to canines as well.  Annie even tries to give Boone’s mom kisses, much to his dismay.
Thank you, Father, for supporting all of us, great and small.
Job 38:36-41 (Living Bible)
Who gives intuition and instinct? Who is wise enough to number all the clouds? Who can tilt the water jars of heaven, when everything is dust and clods? Can you stalk prey like a lioness, to satisfy the young lions’ appetites as they lie in their dens, or lie in wait in the jungle? Who provides for the ravens when their young cry out to God as they try to struggle up from their nest in hunger?
Copyright February 10, 2016