Fluffy

Vintage Dilbert September 10, 2009

Recently a kind lady found a six week old puppy abandoned in her driveway. It was skin and bones, covered in fleas, and close to death. It was beyond belief how anyone could do this to a little, baby dog. Fluffy

This wonderful woman, though, rescued this tiny, white ball of fluff, took him in and bathed him a long time to kill the fleas. Then unable to raise him herself she put a notice on Facebook trying to find him a good home. It was there that my daughter saw it. She knew that I was hoping to get my oldest son, JJ a new puppy.  It wasn’t long then until we were bringing this little guy home. My son named him, “Fluffy.”

After another bath, a few good meals, and a trip to the vet Fluffy no longer seemed sick or sad. Instead his true personality emerged. Just this morning he chewed on my ankles, my toes, the rugs, his chew toy, and his own tail. He wiggled out of his new collar. He whined his way onto my lap while I ate breakfast. He wolfed down his puppy chow and pooped on the floor. He barked at his toy bone, chased the my old beagle all over the house, and french kissed the cat. He also melted all of our hearts with his happiness and unconditional love. It looks like he is going to be quite a handful as he grows up but we don’t mind. I am sure that he was meant to come to us at this time and to bring his love into our lives.

Isn’t it incredible how our Heavenly Father can use even the worst acts that some of us do to bring out the best in the rest of us? I thank that sweet lady who saved Fluffy’s life and I want her to know that he will always be loved and cared for here.

We are all connected in this life. We are connected with each other. We are connected with God. We are connected with all of His creatures. We can weaken those connections with acts of evil or we can strengthen them with acts of Love. May you always choose Love.

 

By Joseph J. Mazzella
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8 comments
  1. schoen55 said:

    Reblogged this on Loretta Schoen – Under HIS Wings and commented:
    Had to share this with my readers because it exemplifies what God wants for us – to conquer evil with love. Enjoy this story written by Joseph J Mazzella.

  2. I love this story! A little over two years ago now my cousin’s neighbor rescued a mama dog abandoned along the side of the road. A couple days later she had 11 puppies! Thanks to Facebook and the efforts of my cousin and other neighbors, all 11 pups and mom found forever homes. I am not a dog person in general and I never thought I’d get a dog, but we have one of those adorable puppies, quite grown up now, and I have no doubt he was meant to be a part of our family.

  3. Eileen said:

    Wonderful post and example of good coming out of bad. Also, agree totally that we are all connected, actually all one, whether we know it or not.

  4. Doris Clark said:

    Enjoyed, Good read and so true–our pets are family

  5. Awwwwww …. I love Fluffy already! Hope we hear more about him … and maybe even a picture?

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