Hey person, you know that David guy? The one who killed that giant named Goliath?
Yeah, him. Whatever happened to his sheep – and his sheep dogs?
What? He didn’t? Other people had to take care of them? Why? Won’t David miss them?
My person says that after David killed Goliath he became a big hero and all the Israelites loved him. King Saul kept David in his service and didn’t let him go home any more to his family and his sheep – and sheep dogs.
But then something happened. After that battle with the Philistines all the people praised King Saul, but they praised David even more.
And King Saul got really jealous.
King Saul got so jealous that while David was playing the harp for him he threw a spear at him and tried to pin David to the wall.
He what!? He threw that spear at David twice? I hope David was okay.
My person says that David got away from King Saul and then King Saul was afraid of David because he knew the Lord was with him. So you know what that mean old King Saul did? He sent David out to battle, hoping that David would get killed.
David didn’t get killed, did he person? What would his sheep do without him?
He was? Oh that’s good. My person says David was very successful in battle because the Lord was with him, and he became even more of a hero in Israel.
So then what happened?
No way. You know what happened next? That mean old King Saul threw another spear at David while he was playing the harp. David had had enough by this point and he knew King Saul meant business, so that night he escaped.
What happened next person? Oh, come on. Tell me more.
I don’t believe it. My person won’t tell me any more. She says King Saul chased after David and David had lots and lots of adventures.
What kind of adventures person? Did David’s sheep have adventures too?
Really? David’s sheep didn’t have any adventures, but some other sheep did?
Come on person, I think you’re pulling the wool over my eyes.
- A Sling and a Stone (bongodogblog.com)
- Harp Service (bongodogblog.com)
February 19, 2012 at 11:12 am
I love the dogs view of the old testament. Are you writing a book? It would be a novel way to introduce bible stories to littler children. – DogDaz
February 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm
Dogdaz, my person is just telling me a story at a time right now. Maybe I should get her to put them in a book.
February 19, 2012 at 11:48 am
Cool story! I’d like to hear more about his sheep and sheep dogs!
February 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm
Rusty, I keep working on my person too. I love it when she tells me the sheep and sheep dog stories.
February 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm
Cool! Sheep and sheep dogs!
February 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm
Bassetmomma, I love stories too that have sheep and sheep dogs. Maybe I should make up some of my own.
February 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Great story! Yes, there are more adventures and old King Saul gets his.. but that is another story! 🙂
The Collies and Chuck 🙂
February 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Collies, I was hoping David would turn that spear back on King Saul – or maybe play his harp so loud it bust out King Saul’s eardrums, but my person says David isn’t like that. I guess maybe God takes care of King Saul so David doesn’t have to.
February 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm
Great story Bongo! (Maybe David learned a thing or two from the sheep which helped him with people?)
February 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Karen, I think you must be right. Those sheep probably taught David a lot.
February 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm
I read this in bed this morning and had such a good laugh that it made my day joyful and prayerful. Thank you! 🙂
February 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm
Thanks eof737. It makes me feel good to know I helped make your day joyful and prayerful.
February 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Haha, wool over your eyes Bongo! Itchy yet?? 🙂
February 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm
Sunshine, I pulled the wool off before it started getting itchy. I know when my person is trying to trick me.
February 20, 2012 at 12:15 am
David should have had me with him Bongo – I’m a very big sheep dog! 🙂 I love your stories!
February 20, 2012 at 10:46 am
Thanks Bassa. I bet David would have loved having you along.
February 20, 2012 at 12:54 am
I like the picture, Bongo, it’s so peaceful:)
February 20, 2012 at 10:47 am
Thanks Angelswhisper. I guess that peaceful picture was before King Saul threw a spear at David.
February 20, 2012 at 3:10 am
It’s like you, Bongo. Whenever you see another dog being happy, you feel even happier! Jealousy is the complete opposite and a very bad, human characteristic.
February 20, 2012 at 10:53 am
Marina, I get jealous of Scratch sometimes when he’s getting attention and I’m not, but I only harass him a little. I like hanging out with happy dogs though.
February 20, 2012 at 6:12 am
What a wonderful story Bongo!
February 20, 2012 at 10:54 am
Thanks Brown Newfies.
February 20, 2012 at 7:13 am
OMD! King Saul is insane!!! He can’t kill David just because he is much more popular than King among people in Islael! Poor David….he saved King Saul and served for him but was plotted to be killed.
I hope David made a clean escape from the King! 🙂
P.S. very interested in hearing what adventures David had while he was escaping!!!
February 20, 2012 at 10:59 am
Kevin, King Saul really was insane. Because Saul had disobeyed God the Spirit of the Lord had left him and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him. Saul did go after David after his escape and David spent quite some time in hiding. God used that time to prepare David for when he would actually take over as King.
February 20, 2012 at 7:23 am
Cool story, cleverly done!
February 20, 2012 at 10:59 am
For the Love of My Dogs
February 20, 2012 at 9:39 am
Another wonderful story, Bongo! We love the last line- “pulling the wool over my eyes” — HAHA, you’re hilarious, Bongo!!
February 20, 2012 at 11:05 am
Thanks Deanna. I’m glad you appreciate my sense of humor.
February 20, 2012 at 9:49 am
I think David should just have been allowed to go back to his Sheep and Dog and live happily ever after! 🙂
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
February 20, 2012 at 11:07 am
Snoopy, I agree – that would have been the best of David could live with his sheep and sheep dogs. My person says God had other plans for him though.
February 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Oh we want to know more of the story.
the brown dawgs
February 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Brown Dawgs, I’m waiting to hear more of the story too. My person said she’ll tell me more soon.
February 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Bongo, David’s is one of the most exciting stories in the Bible. I’m looking to hear more too!
February 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Nanina, my person says she’ll tell me another story soon. I’m waiting to see where he ran off to.