Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Dog Days of Summer....

Well, even though we have started schooling again and fall is near, it is still summer... and it is hot... really hot... staying close to 100. It is hot....  The Dog Days of Summer.

 Here in North America, the dog days of summer are in July and August - the two hottest months of the year.

 My oldest son has a dog named Sherlock...  It was one of those hot days and after playing, the dog was really hot and panting, so my son started spraying him with a gentle spray.
 He really enjoyed it...

He just settled in to be comfy and relax.  :)

 Then he would get back up for a stronger spray.... shake off... and come back for more.
 And he just enjoyed it... as his owner took care of him in the heat and cooled him off gently.

Reminds me of how God gently cares for us... giving us what we need when we need it.... providing some rest, some encouragement, some time to build up....

Time to go back to playing "Fetch". All rested and cooled off.

After a rest, we too, can get back to what we wold normally be doing.... hopefully, giving honor to the Lord.

I hope you are having a great day even in these very hot days, if you live where the extreme heat is. Regardless, I hope you can see God's ongoing care of you... I know I can, even when sometimes I don't understand.

Thank you for visiting today. :)

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  1. What a fun post! I remember when sherlock did that, he was so funny (if of course you didn't get to close when he was shaking off the water ;( lol) Great analogy! Thanks again <3

  2. Awww...He's so cute! :-)
    ~Katie @

  3. Our family LOVES dogs… it was our daughter's first word, even though we don't even have one. One day hopefully :)
    Y'alls dog is so cute :)

    1. We have never had one, but after our oldest son moved out, he couldn't resist a puppy... it was SO cute... it is growing and though Sherlock doesn't live here... he is loved by all. :)