Monday, January 12, 2009
In Loving Memory Of My Sweet Si
Last night, I found my sweet Si wounded in her pen.
We think a stray jumped the little fence and was after her food.
Her mate, Chico had kept barking like mad until we came outside.
Had he not alerted us, she would have suffered alone all night.
This morning the vet said that not only would she loose at least one eye, but she probably had 'shaken-puppy syndrome' and major spinal damage.
So, I let her go.
A needless death.
I know dogs earn their reward.
I know dogs will be resurrected like everything else.
I know she's 'just a dog'.
And I know I am going to miss my friend.
Blessed my home from 05/07 til 01/12/09
Small and agreeable
Kind and loyal
Pretty pretty little girl!
Thank you for the time we had.
In 1909, Presidents Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund, stated: “God … organized the earth, and all that it contains. … He made the tadpole and the ape, the lion and the elephant; but He did not make them in His own image, nor endow them with Godlike reason and intelligence. Nevertheless, the whole animal creation will be perfected and perpetuated in the Hereafter, … and will enjoy ‘eternal felicity.’ ”
(See Improvement Era, November 1909, page 81.)
In the October 1928 general conference, President Joseph Fielding Smith said: “Death is not the end, neither of man nor of the earth. … The Lord intends to save … not only man … but all things which he has created. The animals, the fishes of the sea, the fowls of the air, as well as man, are to be re-created, or renewed, through the resurrection, for they too are living souls.”
(See Conference Report, October 1928, pages 99–100.)