Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Puppy For Christmas








This week we went to visit friends, and their daughter Rhianna just couldn't wait to show us her favorite Christmas present. A new puppy, isn't he cute? She had been wanting this particular puppy for over a year! His name is Biscuit, and he is the most obedient dog I have ever seen! Upon command, he will sit, lay down, speak, beg, shake hands, and more. How many of you have guessed the secret to his amazing obedience yet? Well, he has no choice, he is programmed to obey. Because he is really a robot. He will pant, bark, and whimper as long as there is someone in the room. Wouldn't it be great if we were all programmed like that to obey God so we would never mess up? But something called free will keeps us from that. If we didn't have free will, we would be robots just like Biscuit. And God wants us to obey him because we want to, not because we have to. You can't force someone to love you. But please don't tell biscuit.

"I wait for your salvation, O Lord, and I follow your commands. I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you."
Psalm 119:167,168

34 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

I like your posts and how you always incorporate scripture in them...very nice, Ginny.

No wonder that little girl wanted this dog - I want one too - or at least see it in action.

Stacey Dawn said...

Maybe Biscuit could teach Doogie some things??

Annie said...

That is a very cool pup and the perfect little love machine. Really darling.

kanak7 said...

Biscuit is cute! And I agree with Doris' comment about how you incorporate words from the scriptures. Interesting!

DawnTreader said...

I did guess from start that it must be a toy... Does he need to be walked at all? Some people like to keep a dog because it gets them out in any kind of weather. I have to say I'm quite happy just keeping a camera which allows me to stay in on a bad-weather-day. (There is another snowstorm going on outside my windows as I write.)

Mildred said...

A wonderful post Ginny! Biscuit truly looks loved.

SquirrelQueen said...

Biscuit is so cute. I can tell from Rhianna's face that she really loves her Christmas present.

hip-chick said...

Oh that is the best kind of dog to get for Christmas

Melanie said...

What a cute puppy.
I hope Rhianna will have a lot of fun with Biscuit. :)
Yes, it would be nice if we could be programmed to never mess up!

reanaclaire said...

oh gosh..i thought he is a toy!! so cute..so adorable!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is my kind of puppy.No messes to clean up.WoW! I love how you turn everything into a spiritual lesson.Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

From the Kitchen said...

I'm getting one as a example for Oliver to follow. Hope it works!!

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

I want one of these. and it does not wet the carpet or throwup on the carpet. total obedience and NO baths. good dog, good post, love it. you are so right, if we could just be programed for obedience to God it would be wonderful, we would never turn away or forget what He wants us to do and do the opposite.

Karin said...

I'm with Ruth on this one - such a cutie puppy but no mess to clean up and no food bill, lol! We're not allowed animals in our apartment building. Love visiting our kids' dogs and cats though! Very good spiritual application - you're really great at that. Thanks!

Mary said...

You had me fooled :-). I thought he was the genuine article. He is really cute. I can see why the children fall in love with him. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Kerrie said...

Perfect! Hugs

Fred Alton said...

Poor ol Biscuit! He'll never know the joy of freedom. I've seen those robots and some are sooooo life-like. A friend has a robot kitty-kat that's incredible - but there's nothing that takes the place of real. I guess I'm funny tho - I'd rather have a robot dog if it's gonna be inside the house.

MaryMoh said...

Cute doggy! Phew...I'm sure glad God gave me a free will to love Him freely and not being programmed :D

Stephanie V said...

Not being a true dog-lover, I'd like this kind of cute and non-demanding species. However, I think that a real dog is more fun to watch.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Love the sentiments. I have never seen such a toy. I am sure she loves it! Have a very special day today!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute little dog---probably the easiest kid to have!! You don't even have to feed him, take him to the vet.... ha ha

Cute post, Ginny.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh my goodness, Ginny ...this dog looked so real! My son has a real dog named Biscuit that looks very much like this one (a photo is on my blog sidebar), but much larger. The real life Biscuit is not so well behaved :)

Kilauea P said...

A good point..it should come from the heart! I hear that so often and not always positive..but He certainly gives us a choice! Nobody can ever say he doesn't show mercy!
She's so cute with her little dog!
Can I have a cookie (lol)

Ann said...

Biscuit is a good dog, I wonder if he could come over and teach Duke a few things. Unfortunately Duke has that free will and he knows how to use it sometimes...lol

LV said...

What a precious child. She picked just the right kind of puppy. You do not have to train or feed these.

srp said...

I wish my dog was this obedient.... sigh!

Neal said...

That is a cute puppy and probably a lot cheaper than the normal puppy.

S. Etole said...

that's the kind of puppy I need ...

Deborah said...

Hi! I loved that post! You can't force someone to love you, so true!
xxoo
Deborah
PS Biscuit is very cute, I have never seen a dog robot before!

George said...

Your pictures of Rhianna and Biscuit are cute. I also like our explanation of why God didn't make us as robots.

George said...

Your pictures of Rhianna and Biscuit are cute. I also like our explanation of why God didn't make us as robots.

Together We Save said...

Cute puppy... I wish I could program my girls to obey. I do agree with Doris, you do find the best examples.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love the cutie! I do not think we obey as well :)
kim

Ann said...

God gives us a free will.

It was a remote controlled helicopter. It was quite small about two feet long.

Re: Queen Anne's lace, I went back to your old post. I must have been inspired by your post and can't wait for our summer.