I was really upset when my person told me the Bible story of creation and I found out we were only allowed to eat plants. No meat! It just isn’t fair.
Well, my person told me all that changes so I hope she’s coming through. She said she’d tell me another story and it even has animals in it, but I’m only listening if I get to eat meat.
My person said that this story happened a long time ago and everyone on earth was very bad. Everyone except one man, that is. And God came to this man and told him to build an ark. I asked my person what an ark was and she said it was a big boat. Okay, so is this story about boats or meat?
My person told me to lie down and listen and she’d get to it. I wasn’t very happy about it but I figured I could go to sleep if she kept talking about boats.
This man who had to build the boat was named Noah. It took him a long time to build it because God told him to make a really big boat. My person said he probably wasn’t anywhere near a large lake or the ocean and all the bad people around him probably came and made fun of him.
I don’t know about Noah, but I think I’m ready to give this story up. Boats, bad people, and Noah. I haven’t seen any animals and where’s the beef?
I started to walk away and my person grabbed me by the collar and made me stay. Then she told me that not only did God tell Noah to build a big boat, He also told Noah to collect two of every kind of animal. When Noah finished the boat they’d all get in it and go for a ride.
I’m not sure I’d want to ride in a boat. I might get seasick. I guess I’d be okay in Noah’s boat though. It didn’t have a sea to make me sick.
My person said all that changed. When Noah finished the boat and he and his family and all the animals got inside, God made it start raining – a bunch. And that rain kept up for forty days and forty nights and flooded everything and wiped out all the bad people. But Noah and all those animals had to stay on that boat for a year before all that water went away.
Finally God told Noah that everybody could leave the ark, and He promised Noah and all the animals that He wouldn’t send a flood like that again. He said His rainbow would be the sign of His promise.
I still felt very hungry and started to head toward the door so my person could let me outside when she said the story wasn’t quite over. I turned around and looked at her. She said that in the beginning God had given all the green plants to eat. When Noah and everybody got off the boat, God told them they could also eat meat.
Yes!!! I’m saved. I’m pushing the veggies aside. Please pass the meat platter.
November 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Someday, Bongo, everything will be like Eden and we will all eat plants again and you know what–it will be so very awesome you won’t miss meat at all–you won’t even remember eating it.
November 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm
Patricia, you’re bursting my meat bubble – but I like veggies too so I guess I’ll survive. Scratchy cat might have a hard time because he’s such a picky eater, but my person already doesn’t eat meat.
November 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm
I have heard that story before but not the part about eating meat. Hmmmm…. Makes sense though. Can’t imagine that many animals in one boat and living if they ate meat.
November 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm
Rumpy, I think you’re right. There might not have been many animals left when they got off that ark if some of them ate meat.
November 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm
So are you telling us there was tofu on Noah’s Ark?
November 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm
Pamela, I think there was tofu there once, but I ate it.
November 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm
hahaha Tofu is one of the few things my sister & I don’t eat! Happy to meet you! (But you can keep the tofu!)
Layla & Georgia
November 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm
Barb, Layla, and Georgia – thanks for stopping by. It’s great meeting you.
November 13, 2011 at 11:26 pm
Visiting from the Monday Mischief Blog Hop! Hope you have a pawsome day! So great to meet you! 🙂
Woofs & hugs, ❤
~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)
November 14, 2011 at 7:04 am
Good to meet you Bailey. I’ll hop on over to your blog and check it out too.
Alfie - Alfie's Blog
November 14, 2011 at 2:48 am
Carrots aren’t all that bad, but only if they are mixed in with meat! 🙂
November 14, 2011 at 7:06 am
Alfie, I agree. Anything’s better with meat.
November 14, 2011 at 3:51 am
Your person did a good job telling that story Bongo. 🙂
November 14, 2011 at 7:07 am
Brown Dawgs, my person says thanks. She likes telling stories.
November 14, 2011 at 7:04 am
What a wonderful story Bongo!! Nice job!
November 14, 2011 at 7:25 am
November 14, 2011 at 9:06 am
Good that they were able to eat meat when they got off the boat – they must have been starving! I don’t think a lettuce leaf would have been enough their tummies 🙂
November 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm
Bassa, I think you’re right. How far can a lettuce leaf go?
November 14, 2011 at 10:06 am
I guess I wouldn’t mind not eating meat as long as I still got cheese and peanut butter. Yum!
November 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Lola, I bet they even had cheese and peanut butter on that boat. Sounds yummy to me too.
November 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm
Bongo you are such a lucky dog getting Bible stories read to you. We all remember that story very well. We kinds like meat around here too. Hugs and nose kisses
November 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm
Mumsy, I didn’t know I was lucky, but when my person tells the parts of the stories that are interesting to me it’s kind of fun. She hasn’t told me what story she’s going to tell me next, but it better have animals in it – and maybe meat too. Hugs and nose kisses to you.
November 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm
Where the beefg? Butg Bongo, it’s going to be Thanksgiving and I thought you were supposed to eat turkey! Reading this reminds me of The Irish Rovers singing “Unicorn” and those poor lost dodo birds. Guess that’s what happens when you miss the boat.
November 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm
Sandra, I’ll take turkey too. My person said she had to find that unicorn song on YouTube. She remembered it as soon as she heard it but she says it’s been a very long time since she’s heard it.