Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lucy's Love

Every time I return home my dog, Lucy, goes berserk. First there's that sweet moment when she realizes that I have returned from wherever I've been. Then there is that mad dash to get to me. This can occur at a dizzying level of speed. This is followed by the jumping up on me, the piddling, the squeaking, and the frantic tail wagging. And the length of time that I'm away doesn't seem to factor in to her uber-excitement. I can be gone a week or 20 minutes. It's all the same to Lucy. And I love it for who else is so consistently overjoyed just by my walking into their range of sight?

Here's what I know about my dog. She is the spittin' image of the Father in the parable of The Prodigal Son. You know the story, boy is unhappy with his lot in life, asks dad for his inheritance, dad hands it over, boy blows it all and has to crawl back home. He is expecting to hear a litany of "I told you so's" but instead his dad acts just like my dog. Running, kissing, hugging, and I am undone by such a display of love - as I'm sure that son was. Like the Prodigal Son's Father, Lucy's mercy is neverending. I continue to learn a lot from her.

P.S. Oh yeah, and about that "put-out attitude" of the older brother. Definitely cat behavior.

6 comments:

Jayne said...

LOL Roberta... yes, definitely cat behavior! Love it!

Rebekah said...

Have you ever seen "The Trial of Old Drum"? The ending is outstanding!

Theresa said...

Well said and a very good message!

S.C. said...

Ouch - I'm a cat lover! But I'm ALWAYS overjoyed when you walk within the range of my sight!

Faith said...

And that's why dogs are the best! We just got home and Paisley did her lovely dance which started at the back door, moved to under the table where she got stuck, and then we cheered her on to get out from under the table to her bed where she handed out some "high fives" with this attitude like I can't believe I made it and thank god you're back. where have you guys been?!?!?! haha She is the cutest!

s-p said...

Abba Xanthios said, "A dog is better than I, for a dog loves and does not judge." :)