What are these strange things at my feet?
These things are curly.
How strange can you get?
A curly forest?
Now that’s strange.
There’s something different about this tree.
Person, what do you mean, I’m looking in the wrong spot?
There’s something different in this tree.
What is that thing?
It doesn’t look natural.
It’s a what?
A bird house?
Well that doesn’t make sense.
First they kick their nest house out of the tree in my yard.
And then they go putting up a fancier house in a tree on my trails.
And it doesn’t look like anybody’s even living in that house.
Some lucky bird!
I wish I had more houses than I knew what to do with.
But all I have is a …
I’ve been trying to warn her the last few nights and all she does is tell me to come back in the house.
She doesn’t even know what my bark is for.
It’s not like I bark up a storm.
Just one warning bark when they walk by.
And then my person tells me to come in.
You see, we’ve been having some visitors the last few nights.
And when I’m hanging outside in the evenings I hear them walking by on the other side of my fence.
But my person had no idea what my warnings were – until she went out to her car one night and found them there.
Right in my front yard.
And the next day she found something else.
They’d made their own path right on the side of our house.
This is my yard.
I’m the only one allowed to make trails in it.
I’d better send my person on inspection treks around the house more often.
Finally, my person heeded my warning.
She checked the front yard and found them out there again.
Hey person, you managed to get the light on me in the dark.
What was your problem with those javelinas?
But I think it’s my person.
You see, when I woke up this morning the sky was full of clouds and it was rumbling thunder.
And it kept thundering until my person finally left the house.
And forced me to stay in dog jail, mind you, while that thunder was rumbling on.
But this is October and we’re not supposed to get thunder in October.
This is what an October day where I live is supposed to look like.
And most of the time October days do look like this.
And you know what?
After my person left, the sky cleared up.
When she came back home the sky was all blue.
And then she left again.
And this time when she came home the sky had changed once more.
Now it looked like this.
And the thunder had come back.
I’m sure my person had something to do with it.
But she’s paying, because there’s no way I’m taking her for a walk today.
Those people were about to come and try to take Peter away from where he became famous for raising a lady from the dead.
So what is it?
Will Peter stay, or will he go?
I am listening.
About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
If he’s up on the roof those people won’t find him and he can stay.
Yes I am listening.
Peter became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared he fell into a trance.
Peter, I’m on my way!
You are going to share some of that meal with me aren’t you?
Peter saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
I’ve never had food that fresh before.
I’m on my way Peter!
Okay, I’ll listen. This is getting good.
“Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
I’ll eat it.
The voice spoke to Peter a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
Get that Peter?
That stuff’s good to eat.
I’m almost there!
This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate. They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.
Pretend you’re not there Peter.
They’re going to take away all your treats.
While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you. So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.
I hope the Spirit is going to give Peter some treats then.
Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you are looking for. Why have you come?”
I bet they just want to steal Peter’s treats.
Okay, I’ll listen.
The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say. Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.
Peter, do you still have room for a dog?
A vehicle with a paw print and a climbing school sign.
The only obvious conclusion is that they are offering a climbing school for dogs.
Or maybe a climbing school with dogs as the instructors.
That would make sense.
Us four leggers are much better at climbing than two leggers.
And we could teach them a thing or two.
I bet they’re up there on my trails somewhere.
Probably heading for those tall rocks.
And I’m going after them.
Come on, person. Don’t slow me down.
I’ve got to go sign up to teach climbing.