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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Dog that went overboard 3 miles out to sea found alive on beach
I come back here and find an uproar still going on because some Putz has a hard-on for something referring to someone "praying" for the life, safety of their dog. Ya gotta be kidding!?!
I posted the story as I found it quite touching. We lost our own dog of 14+ years to incurable kidney disease on April 17th. It was a profound loss as she was a particularly sweet dog that was originally our daughter's, picked out by our daughter when she was 11 and, in some respects, our last material connection to our daughter's childhood. We would have given anything to have been able to save "Bitsey" (so known as because when our daughter picked her out she was just "...a little bitsey puppy Daddy"). When I saw the story, I thought of our Bitsey and thought it was very touching and I was happy for the young man that had been so distressed at his supposed loss. Frankly, I did not read the entire story regarding his prayers but could easily understand his sentiments and thankfulness if I had initially.
That someone has a problem with that--or feels that it is somehow 'religious propaganda' of sorts--is unfortunate but likely reveals much about the party. In fact, those that I have know to have become the most vociferous "anti-religionists" are often those that, earlier in their lives at some point, prayed fervently for some blessing or another that was not bestowed. Their disappointment/anger at not having their prayers answered manifests in their subsequent hostile/anti-religious posture.
N'any case. I'm glad the young man got his dog back and I'm glad that at least some can vicariously share and enjoy his joy in the event. As for the others? Who really cares, eh?
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."