There will be no blog post today.
How can I possibly have any adventures when thunder bombards me all day long?
So I decided not to take my person for a walk.
Who knows what she would have done if we got way out on my trails and it thundered on top of her.
Today we had more thunder.
But it kind of calmed down so I thought I’d brave it.
See if my person could handle it.
Because two days in a row is a long time to go without a walk.
My trails would miss me.
Everything was fine at first until it was time to turn around and head back.
Hey person, you don’t want to go back that way.
That’s where the thunder is.
Let’s keep heading up this way.
Seriously person, you do not want to go back that way.
That thunder is dangerous!
Maybe if I hide behind this rock my person will get the message.
Okay fine, I came a little way with you.
I’m not going any further.
I’m at the top of the hill.
I can see further and this is definitely far enough.
You just don’t seem to get it, do you person.
I think my person was too scared of the thunder so I didn’t want to take a chance and take her.
I thought I would be nice to her and keep her safe at home.
So to pass the time I started looking at a magazine.
And I learned something I never knew before.
Gizmo is famous.
He not only has his picture on my blog, but he has a full page in National Geographic.
Don’t tell him that I’m a little bit jealous.
If he knew that I’d never hear the end of it.
And if you don’t believe me you can check out the online picture of Gizmo here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/gombe-chimpanzees/shah-rogers-photography#/10-gizmo-670.jpg
What? You don’t think this looks anything like Gizmo?
That’s gotta show what happens when a little fame goes to your head.
And you keep telling me I won’t have to.
I don’t get it.
Philip is doing other things and I need to do other things to?
What do you mean like listening?
Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is the divine power known as the Great Power.”They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.
Did you say magic?
Can he conjure up some treats for me?
Yes, I’ll listen.
But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
So does that mean that God’s power is greater than a sorcerer’s power?
I get it now.
I need to ask God for treats.
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
Peter and John!
I bet they’d give me some fish if I went fishing with them.
I am too listening.
When Peter and John arrived they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them, they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
Do you think it would work if I placed my paws on them?
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostle’s hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
Peter answered, “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!”
What about treats?
Okay, I’m listening.
Peter continued, “You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.
Okay. Never mind the treats.
I’m praying now.
Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.
Hey Peter, will you pray for me too?
And then give me some fish?
When they had testified and proclaimed the word of the Lord, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many Samaritan villages.
Did I learn something in this story?
Yeah. Don’t offer money for what you can get with prayer.
God might send treats and fish for free.
She’s a traitor.
Here’s what happened.
I took her on our walk as usual.
When we were almost back to the beginning of my trail we saw a bunch of my neighbor dogs hanging out.
The two little dogs I like, but those two German Shephards – they’re my arch enemies.
I don’t like them at all.
So you know what my person did?
I think the moon must have gotten to her.
Because she took me back home and locked me in dog jail.
Then she went right back out on the trails – my trails mind you, with those two German Shepherds and their people.
And they climbed to the top of that rock that the moon is next to.
I hope they used the trail around the back of it.
What am I saying?
For all I care, they could have climbed up the steepest part.
After all, they didn’t take me!
Hurry up. Open the door.
I’m sure it’s someone coming to visit me.
Someone who wants to give me loves and treats.
I’m drooling already, thinking about those treats I’m gonna get.
Whoever it is won’t wait forever.
I must be famous!
I don’t even know the person at the door.
He must have heard about me from my blog and now he wants to meet me face to face.
Person, why aren’t you letting him in?
Why are you keeping me back from the door?
Are you jealous that he didn’t bring you treats? Because I’m sure he brought some for me.
Come on, let me through.
You let him go?
He saw that I was here didn’t he?
Why did you let him go before I got my treats?
I don’t get it.
You are jealous, aren’t you?
You didn’t want me getting any treats when you weren’t.
He’s running for City Council and he stopped by to ask us to vote for him?
That’s pretty nervy of him.
I’m not voting for anybody who doesn’t bring me treats.