Monday, April 16, 2012

A Best Friend

We have three little dogs and they all vi for our affection.
When it comes to loving you, who can compare.
Have you heard the story of Reggie?
 This is Reggie, or as his new owner discovered....his real name was Tank.

He belonged to a soldier who could no longer keep him.
Put into an animal refuge, Reggie waited for a family to adopt him.
However, he couldn't get on with anyone.
Until...one lady tried and tried with him.
Finally she read a letter given to her with the dog,  from the previous owner.
This was from a soldier and explained why he wasn't able to keep Reggie, who's real name was Tank.
As soon as the new owner named him Tank, the dog began to respond.
And the soldier who couldn't keep him?
Well, the new owner remembered his name.
She had seen it in the paper, he was killed in action.

Man's best friend, is also a soldiers best friend.

 "Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." 
(Job 12:7-10)

30 comments:

  1. Oh, this left a big lump in my throat! Dogs are their devotion to us are incredible. I was a verterinary technician when I was in school and loved it.

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  2. Oh my... this is quite a story... That dog gave to that soldier so much love during the last days of his earthly life... Dogs are one of God's greatest gifts to us... and cats...and birds...and each other.
    Blessings!
    Ann

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    1. Yes they are a gift from God and to be treasured.

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  3. Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx.

    Great post Crystal. Hope you're keeping well.

    God bless.

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  4. That hit my heart - because I know it is true. I think God gives us all sorts of things in life to help us enjoy it and feel loved. sandie

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  5. Being so attached to my two dogs, this post really hits home. I am a softy for dogs and their needs and they remain so loyal ever for the most simplest things that you do for them.

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  6. This is such a touching story! So sad but it is good that she is keeping Tank

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    1. The poor dog wanted his master, and I believe Tank grieved for him.

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  7. Beautiful pictures and such a heart warming story.
    My favourite animals to raise are the abused or neglected ones, they always turn out to be the best animals to have. It does take work and lots of love and time but the end result is a loyal friend.

    Blessings,
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  8. Top of the morning to you dear friend! Such beautiful words from God to read first thing today. I am an animal lover and dog is man's best friend for sure. You have me thinking of my beautiful dogs, the one's gone before me and the one's I have now. I feel so fortunate that God allows me to look after my two precious and beautiful dogs! Praise His Name!

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    1. Hiya Kerrie, I love our little family of dogs..they run the house and give such a lot of joy. I wonder that they'd say if they could talk? xx

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  9. Hi Mary, I always cry when I see how a dog grieves when its owner either dies or leaves. SO SAD... Dogs truly are man's best friends...

    Great post/pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. I read a longer version of this somewhere. Both put a lump in my throat. BTW, I cabbaged the above scripture to put on Facebook! May God bless you and yours, Crystal.

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  11. I have so many fond memories of our dogs and the love they freely gave us.This is a very heart warming post.♥

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  12. This was my first time reading this story. Very moving when soldiers AND dogs tell a story. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Soldiers and dogs go well together. Sharing and caring. xx

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  13. Oh Crystal what a heart reaching post, I weep for this soldier, his Tank, and the joy in my heart for Tank to find a new home and family to love him.....God gave us these incredible creatures to teach us loyalty, and faithfulness and unconditional love

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    1. Hello Rhonda, I cried over this story also. xx

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  14. Hi, my precious sweet dear friend, Crystal,
    Oh!! I just love this post, sweetheart.
    It has touched my heart in a special way.
    I agree with you. Dogs are men's best friends.
    Dogs indeed, love their owners more than they love
    themselves, and they are willing to give their
    own lives for their masters.
    Great post, Crystal!! It makes me cry...
    I love animals!! I am an animal's advocate!!
    I hope and pray that you are feeling better by now.
    I have also felt poorly lately... I know it'll pass...
    I let you know that I love you, my dear friend Crystal!!
    I send all my loving on your way, beautiful one.
    All the best,
    Poet & Song-Writer Starry Dawn.

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    1. Hi Starry, I am just resting in the Lord still. xx

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  15. A beautiful post Crystall ~ it brought a tear. xo

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