Twice in my lifetime my dog, Ginger, protected me from frightening events. While sleeping with Ginger beside me, she woke me with her growling. The first time was to make me aware that someone was entering my room. I pretended to sleep and with hearing her threats, he left. Another time while in bed at a different residence, I again woke to her growls. I stayed in bed and listened to her growling at the turning of the doorknob. It was the door in the hallway right outside my bedroom that led to the exterior of the trailer.
Both times my sailor husband was at sea for months.
Ginger lived for sixteen years and was a loving pet. Thank you, Ginger. Thank you, Lord, for sending her to me!
“The doe abandons her fawn to die because there is no grass.” Jeremiah 14:5
Oh, where was the doe?
Friday night while driving I saw movement on my right. I tried to stop, but not in time, and I hit the little fawn. The car behind me was following so close that it had to swerve to the right to avoid hitting me. The vehicles were spared damage but not the little fawn.
I was so upset and I feel terrible that I didn’t stop. I was trying to keep the van on the road after the collision with the fawn and was watching the car behind me. I couldn’t see where the fawn landed. Darrell said it rolled to the left of the van and it’s better I didn’t see that.
Deer are the reason I don’t like going to Wal-Mart at night.
I treasure all God’s creatures and am so heartsick over this tragedy.
“Every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains. The wild beasts of the field are mine.” Psalm 50:10-11
“A righteous man regards the life of his beast.” Psalm 12:10a