Native American meditation

" Bear "
CH. Golden Sun of Silmaril CD
May 8th, 1988      ~      January 15th, 1999

"To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice,
Though in as much as he had four legs, a tail, and barked,
I admit he was, to all outward appearances.
But to those of us who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman."

Hermione Gingold  [1897 - 1987]




A  Place  for  All  His  Tribe
or
How  Dogs  Got  to  Heaven

 


The Assiniboine Chief Grey Wolf, was rewarded for his valour by being called to the hunting grounds of the gods.  He set out toward the setting sun with his wife and sons and his dog.  The trail was difficult, and one by one his sons fell behind.  Finally his wife stumbled and fell, returning to find her sons.
Grey Wolf continued to the call of the gods, followed by his faithful dog.

When he arrived at the hunting ground of the gods, the Great Spirit asked  "Where is your family ?" :
Grey Wolf said " They had tired and fallen asleep on the way."
" Who is the little shadow following you ?"  asked the Great Spirit.
" It is my dog, and he has never left my side."  answered Grey Wolf.

" Let Him enter "  said the Great Spirit,  " for he has earned his place, and a place for all of His Tribe, in the Land of Shadows."
 
 

Paraphrased from The Book of Dogs


A  ' Bearof  a  Dog

Our protector,
               Our comforter,
                              Our playmate,
                                                Our alarm clock,
                                                     Our child,
                                                                                 Our best friend ...
    Our sweet dog
                 will be missed
                                      in so many ways ...

Paraphrased from PerLove by Hallmark
Michelle & Rick
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