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Save the Animals

23 Oct
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Nineveh

My person told me that animals are important to God and that there are lots of animal stories in the Bible. I didn’t believe her. Animals can’t read so why would they be in a book. My person told me you don’t have to be able to read – someone else can still write about you. Then she told me a story.

A long time ago there was a big city called Nineveh. Nineveh was full of bad people and because they were so bad God thought they needed to be destroyed. But God decided to give them one last chance so he told this dude named Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell the people to repent.

Okay, okay – my person said this was about animals. I told my person she’d better stop telling me this story if it’s not going to be about animals. She told me to have patience, but she already knows that patience is not my middle name.

She finally put an animal in the story but it was a fish. I like fish – for dinner. Well, this fish decided to have Jonah for dinner. Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh because the people were so bad – so he got on a ship going the other direction. That made the fish happy because he got hold of Jonah and swallowed him. God wouldn’t let the fish keep Jonah though. He made that fish swim back to shore and spit Jonah out.

Okay – so there’s a hungry fish in the story. So what? My person said to have patience – there will be more animals. I’m rolling my eyes now. Finally that dude Jonah made it to Nineveh and told the people they had to change their ways – or else. The king of Nineveh made all the people and animals stop eating and drinking and put on sackcloth (ugly costumes) and call on God. Okay finally – there’s some animals with an important role even if they do have to go hungry and thirsty and wear ugly costumes.

Nineveh turned from its evil ways (I think it’s hard to be bad when you’re wearing ugly costumes – people laugh at you) and God told Jonah that He was happy that all the people and animals had been saved.

Jonah wasn’t very happy though. I think that fish needs to swallow him for good this time.

P.S. One of my blogging friends invited me to be a guest on her blog. It’s all about how I came to live with my people. You can find it here: http://thewriteplacethewritetime.wordpress.com/guest-bloggers/introducing-bongo/. After you read my story check out the rest of her blog too.

 
8 Comments

Posted by on October 23, 2011 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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8 responses to “Save the Animals

  1. rumpydog

    October 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    God gave humans stewardship over animals, but that didn’t mean they was free to treat us just any old way they please. We have to remind them of this.

     
    • BongoDogOwner

      October 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Rumpy, you’re so right. Stewardship means taking care of – God wanted humans to take care of us – not abuse or neglect us.

       
  2. Mumsy

    October 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Nice post sweet Bongo. I grew up hearing that story in Sunday School and told it many times over the years to lots of children. All the animals here heard the story lots of times too. Hugs and nose kisses

     
    • BongoDogOwner

      October 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Mumsy, I’m glad you liked it. I especially like that God says he cares about the animals too.

       
  3. deannamelanie

    October 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Bongo, I love your perspective in this wonderful story. Animals are meant to be loved (and in return, us humans get plenty of love back!)

     
    • BongoDogOwner

      October 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks Deannamelanie – if we love each other everything works out much better for everybody, doesn’t it?

       
  4. Sandra Branum

    October 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Bongo you and your owner are so wise. Wish more “people” were like you. Can’t wait to hear how your owner tells the story of Noah and the animals.

     
    • BongoDogOwner

      October 25, 2011 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Sandra. Noah and the animals will be a fun story, but I hope I don’t get seasick in that big boat.

       

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