Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Dog wisdom of Mitford...

Barnabas raced from the study, skidded through the kitchen on a rag rug, and leaped up to give his master a lavish bath around the left ear.

"If we confess our sins," the rector quoted hastily from First John, "He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness!"

Barnabas retreated on his hind legs, lay down, sighed, and gazed up at his master.

His was the only dog in creation who was unfailingly disciplined by the hearing of the God's Word.  Now, if all humankind would respond in the same vein...

Yes, exactly.


  1. I love the Mitford books! Be sure to read "Shepherds Abiding" at Christmas time.

    Sure wish I had a Puny around my house...

  2. Told you that you would love it! :-)

  3. Which is why, in my mind, I live in Mitford. LOVE that place, and now my girls love it too.

    Thanks for reminding me of why I love those books so much.

    Have a blessed day!

  4. Rosemary, I'd love to have a Puny, a Miss Sadie, a Louella, must I go on? This has been such a delightful reading. Now I must get my hands on the 4th one, Out to Canaan.