Everything I need to know... I learned from my dogs

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Everything I need to know... I learned from my dogs

Postby Dallas » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:14 am

Everything I need to know... I learned from my dogs

Hopefully, I’ll include with this message, why I selected the title of “Everything I need to know... I learned from my dogs.â€

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Postby Tina L. » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:32 pm

hi dallas

i hope ur doing well. i read this message a couple of times trying to find out how the dogs had anything to do with it. i think its one of those things where u slip stuff in the back door! after i read it a few times i finally got the message that u intended. like the other stuff u write i decided to give it a try. u say look for the principles and i did. wow!!!!! its awesome what happened to me after i tried it. im getting some really good stuff from it. thank you dallas for all that u do. and thank you for all the help that u have given to me. my life will never be the same because of u. xoxoxo tina

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Postby cinderbobble » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:53 pm

What I do, I ask God to reveal himself to me. Wish I was on the beam when he chose to... but I think he answered when he kept me sober. Anyway, I value dogs for their humility. Even the mean ones are only that way, to please their original owners. But my role models are my cats! They are so un-needy! Except when they need to eat. I am the one that feeds them, and they go to my b/f! I don't care - all I care about is that they are well. My b/f didn't want them to begin with, and now he's stuck w/them! He loves 'em! Anyway, because I value my cats for what they represent to me, when I was down on my knees to pet ma-cat, I imagined that that was God's particular expression to me at that time, and I prayed to the aspect of God residing in that cat, at that time (namaste?), and let it go. I struggle w/the God concept, which is why I continue to ask him to reveal himself to me. I think if I had a clearer concept, maybe I would have more trust. But then, the steps are what are outlined by some strong higher power that a HP used to bring us to sobriety and health, so I think about what the Bible says, if you love me, you will DO these things! Anyway, I do tend to go at it in different angles, but I think these cats are the best angle yet!

(added!) Oh, these cats were semi-wild, they'd been abandoned. This one cat kept having babies. She had the roundest biggest eyes. But what was so heart-wrenching, was when I fed them, even thought she might have been starving, she always let her kittens eat first. Eventually I was able to give some of them away, and get two female cats fixed. They are not the most affectionate cats, but somebody like me can understand and accept that!

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