No Missing Sheep

04 Mar

Español: Juan Antonio de Frías y Escalante, La...

Hey person, when are you going to tell me the story about those other sheep that David met?

Really? You’re finally going to tell me? So what happened to David’s sheep?

Okay, I’ll listen.

My person says King Saul kept chasing David, so David couldn’t go back home and see his sheep. But he went to a place where there were some other sheep. The sheep belonged to a rich man named Nabal who owned a thousand goats and three thousand sheep.

While David and his men were at this place they kept watch over the shepherds and the sheep and made sure nothing of theirs was missing. Don’t forget the sheep dogs, person. I’m sure they watched the sheep dogs too.

Okay person, I’ll listen. Just don’t forget the sheep dogs next time.

David heard that Nabal was shearing sheep. This was always a festive time and since David and his men had helped Nabal’s shepherds, David sent ten of his men to Nabal to greet and bless him and ask for anything he could spare.

Did Nabal give David a sheep so he wouldn’t miss his own sheep so much? Maybe a sheep dog too?

He was? He did what? Listen to this. My person says Nabal was a mean man and not only did he not give David’s men anything – he insulted David as well. I’d give him what for, person.

All right! My person says that’s exactly what David intended to do. He told his men to put on their swords and go after Nabal and his men. About four hundred men went with David and he left two hundred men with the supplies.

What happened next, person? Did they get him?

No way! My person says that even though Nabal was a mean man he had a wife named Abigail who was beautiful and intelligent. One of the servants told her what had happened and she quickly loaded up a bunch of food onto donkeys and headed out to meet David. When she found him she talked him out of going after Nabal and asked David to leave everything up to the Lord, and David praised the Lord for stopping him from doing what he had planned to do.

When Abigail returned home that mean old Nabal was having a party and had gotten drunk so she waited until the next morning to tell him what had happened. When she told him his heart failed and he became like a stone. About ten days later the Lord struck him and he died. Serves him right.

When David heard that Nabal had died he praised the Lord for doing that and keeping him from doing it himself. Then, you know what David did? He asked Abigail to marry him. And she did.

Hey person, you know sometimes when I get mad at someone and I want to give them what for? Well, even if God gives them what for, I still want to give them what for too.


Posted by on March 4, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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26 responses to “No Missing Sheep

  1. rumpydog

    March 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

    You be careful around them sheep Bongo. I read a blog this morning that said them sheep can be a bit nippy toward a dog, if ya know what I mean.

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Rumpy, thanks for the warning. I’ll watch it when I get near those sheep.

  2. colliesofthemeadow

    March 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Great Story by you and your human Bongo! The collies loved hearing about the sheep and they howled with delight when Naban got his. The Collies agree with you, when they need a what for they got the teeth God gave them to do it. I tried to explain sometimes it is best to let God handle things… 🙂 Love the Bible stories…

    Your friends!
    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks Collies and Chuck. Collies, I think we’d make a good team if we ever need to go give someone what for. Our people can pray for us while we go.

  3. 2browndawgs

    March 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    That was a good story Bongo. We bet you could give a good “what-for”.

    the brown dawgs

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks Brown Dawgs. The Collies are willing to help if I’ve got to give a “what-for.” Do you want to join us?

  4. whitedogpuperie

    March 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Nice to meet you Bongo. Thanks for stopping by our blog!!

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      White Dog, it’s great meeting you too.

  5. angelswhisper2011

    March 5, 2012 at 1:25 am

    O, Bongo, I also know that feeling of giving a “what-for” , even if I gave it in Gods hands. Maby I can join your crew. Ok, I know I am not a dog and I don’t have paws, but I can fly and show my teeth when I’m not angelical 😀

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 7:30 am

      Angels Whisper, you are welcome to join my crew any time.

  6. misswhiplash

    March 5, 2012 at 3:11 am

    God is in control all the time..even when bad things happen. He is there!
    It does make you wonder why He let’s bad things happen, maybe its because He gave us the power of choice…

    You are a good dog Bongo so have no fear God will keep you that way

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 7:33 am

      Thanks Patreciau for having so much faith in me. My person says God never promised to keep us from things, but He did promise to always be there with us and get us through them. I’m not sure what she’s talking about, but I guess she does.

  7. Bassas Blog

    March 5, 2012 at 3:36 am

    A thousand goats and three thousand sheep? I would be run off my feet Bongo 🙂 Great story!

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Bassa, I think I would have to help you with all of those sheep, and maybe the Collies and a few of our other friends as well.

  8. Bassetmomma

    March 5, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Great story Bongo, but be careful around those sheep!

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 7:36 am

      Thanks Bassetmomma. I’m getting some of my shepherd dog friends to help me with those sheep. Do you think Freddie and Gloria would want to join the team?

  9. eripanwkevin

    March 5, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Bongo, thanks so much this interesting story.
    Wow….David has lots of men with him….four hundreds???? Great!!!! Why the men David meet are always mean? for example King Saul and Nabal….that’s unfair! David doesn’t do anything wrong.
    well…what will happen to David next? hmmmm…very excited! 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

      Kevin, I think God used those mean men that David kept coming across to help prepare him for when he would be king. Israel still considers David their greatest king.

      • eripanwkevin

        March 6, 2012 at 7:12 am

        You mean that God sent those men for David himself? as preparation? Wow!!! Very interesting!!!!

      • Bongo

        March 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

        Kevin, I think God still does that for us sometimes. Sends people to us, that is. My person says that even though she didn’t like it, she’s learned and grown the most from the difficult people in her life.

  10. Sunshine

    March 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Okay Bongo, thanks for teaching me the “what for” lesson . . . kids, Bongo just told me how to give you the what for lesson!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Sunshine, I’ll come give “what for” to your kids if you need me to. It might entail lots of slobbery kisses though.

  11. snoopy@snoopysdogblog

    March 5, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Hey Bongo,

    There sure were some mean people around!! Glad to hear David didn’t have to fight though 🙂

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Snoopy, my person says there are still mean people around. I sure hope I never meet any of the ones that David met.

  12. Wayside Artist

    March 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm


    That David was hot tempered. He needed a tough master like God to keep him from getting into more trouble than he could deal with. Remember that when your human gives you what for…What’s that…Madam L says for me to lay off the lecture and pass out the treats. Here’s a treat, Bongo…:D

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks for the treat Nanina. And thanks Madam L, for telling Nanina to give me a treat. I hope she gives you one too.


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