Category Archives: God’s creation

A goodbye letter from your pet


If you’ve ever lost a pet, this will make you weep — uncontrollably.


“‘Owner, Dearest Friend,’ by Vivian Matthews

I could never say enough, Owner, dearest friend, to thank you for the love you gave to me, until the end.

I’m sorry that I hurt you by saying my goodbye. You gave me such a happy home, I lived a happy life. I leapt and played and laughed in ways you maybe couldn’t see. Of all the pets you might have loved, I’m glad that you chose me.

It’s okay to miss me, for I miss you too.

It’s okay to bow your head and cry if you have to.

However hard it seems today, your dear sweet heart will heal.

For now, my friend, remember me and feel what you must feel. But don’t give up on loving, Owner, dearest friend. Although the cost is oh so high, it’s worth it in the end — to know that you made this pet’s life the best one it could be. It should be no mystery why you meant the world to me.

So here’s my final word, my friend, this is my last wish: Find another lonely pet, then give to them my dish. And every time they make you smile, know that I’m smiling too, still so proud to once have been a dearest friend to you.

Love, always.”

H/t maziel


Two Kinds of Chameleon



Furcifer is a genus of chameleons whose member species are mostly endemic to Madagascar, but F. cephalolepis and F. polleni are endemic to the Comoros.
Scientific name: Furcifer
Lifespan: Panther chameleon: 2 – 3 years
Higher classification: Chameleons



Lucifer is the only genus of chameleons whose member species are not mostly endemic to Madagascar, but are most often found in American politics.
Scientific name: Lucifer
Lifespan: Panther chameleon: 2 – 3 years
Higher classification: Chameleons

Like many chameleons, the Lucifer genus possesses a remarkable ability to mimic its surroundings, enabling it to blend in and be almost invisible to its prey.

It’s a jungle out there. 
Know your enemy.  

Darwin, the retriever cat

Meet Darwin, a cat who was found as an orphaned kitten and adopted by a kind-hearted woman.


Darwin brings home leaves and found objects, mostly paper items, from his nightly prowl.


Here’s an account by Darwin’s person, Karen Flynn:

A friend from West Oakland called me. He had found an orphaned kitten. I was going to just socialize him and adopt him out, but that … uh … didn’t happen. I knew from the get-go that he was odd. I called him Darwin because I was convinced he was going to naturally select himself out of the gene pool. If there was a dangerous object, he would find it. He would chew on tacks, broken glass, scissors, X-Acto blades, walk toward hot burners and open flames, that sort of thing.

He started out by bringing leaves. It took me a while to figure out how they were getting in the house. The early ones scared me. I was living alone at the time, and I found them under the kitchen table. I finally remembered to look for the fang marks. Phew.

I think the first non-leaf thing was the instructions for quinine bush tea. He still makes a big yowling announcement when he brings these gifts. If I’m out really late, I’m lucky to get anything. If I’m home early, he’ll sometimes make 5 or 6 trips. Most of it is just yucky garbage, though.

Darwin doesn’t just retrieve garbage. Over the course of a month, the cat brought home 2 matching pairs of slippers.


Darwin even has his own Facebook page, which includes motion-activated infrared video footage of Darwin bringing his found objects home in the middle of the night.

There are other retriever cats.

See, for example, “Timmy the cat ‘borrows’ neighbor’s tiger toy“. A cat in Israel brings home the dog, LOL:


Sunday Devotional: ‘Where are the other 9?’

Luke 17:11-19

As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,
he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.
They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying,
“Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!”
And when he saw them, he said,
“Go show yourselves to the priests.”
As they were going they were cleansed.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan.
Jesus said in reply,
“Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine?
Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”
Then he said to him, “Stand up and go;
your faith has saved you.”

Are you one of the ungrateful nine?

Be the “leper” who says “Thank you,” for surely you have many, many things to be grateful for — that you are alive, to start, breathing in air, hearing the sound of a bird, tasting an apple, seeing the sun rise this morning . . . .

Eowyn's garden Sept. 2016

Some of the most miserable people I’ve met are people who are sour, entitled, unappreciative, and thankless. Study after study have found that gratitude, not money, is the key to being happy. Happy people tend to:

  • express gratitude on a regular basis;
  • practice being optimistic;
  • engage in frequent acts of kindness;
  • savor joyful events; and
  • practice forgiveness.

Despite our troubles, think of all the good things you have, and be grateful, because it’s all gratuitous. We didn’t “earn” any of it.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Brothers and sisters:
Rejoice always.
Pray without ceasing.
In all circumstances give thanks,
for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

And remember to tell God you love Him with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength. It’s only proper, because —

Jesus loves us this much

Give thanks, and be joyful!

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,


Why this military K-9 handler will not vote for Hillary Clinton

It is said that a mark of character is how you treat people you don’t have to be nice to, such as underlings and people of lower status.

How you treat non-human creatures is also a mark of character. Recall that psychopathic serial killers typically begin by torturing and killing small, defenseless animals before they graduate to slaughtering human beings.

If you love dogs, and if you believe that we should treat people, including service people, with courtesy and respect, pay attention!

military dogK-9s are military working dogs (MWD). As of 2011, 600 U.S. Military dogs were actively participating in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. After their training, the dogs are paired with a soldier — a K-9 handler — for at least a year, and sometimes much longer.

These military dogs risk their lives for America; some are heroes. There are numerous memorials dedicated to war dogs, including March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California; the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia; at the Naval Facility, Guam, with replicas at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville; the Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center in Quantico, Virginia; and the Alabama War Dogs Memorial at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama. (See “Military working dogs to be honored with national monument“)


Staff Sgt. Eric Bonner, of the 39th Security Forces Squadron, is a military working dog handler. His K-9 is Suli.

On July 28, 2016, Sgt. Bonner described on his Facebook page an encounter with Hillary Clinton:

I’m not Voting for Clinton.

It has nothing to do with her views. It really doesn’t even matter about all the laws she broke.

It’s because she actually talked to me once. Almost a sentence. But first, some background.

Being a K9 handler in the Military I got to do a few details involving Distinguished Visitors. Mostly Generals, DOD Officials, and Secretaries of Defense. I was lucky enough to pull two awesome details. George W Bush, and Obama.

GW looked at me, said “Man, who’d you piss off” high fived me, and continued on. I was climbing down from a catwalk I stood on for 4 hours with nothing but dust and a radio to keep me company. The radio died early on. It was pretty sweet.

Obama, as he was walking out to his plane in Turkey, said “What the hell kind of dog is that?!” In reference to Suli.

One of my last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with sweeps of her DV [Distinguished Visitors] Quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me? “Get that fucking dog away from me.” Then she turns to her Security Detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters. For the next 20 minutes while I sit there waiting to be released she lays into her detail, slamming the door in their faces when she’s done. The Detail lead walks over apologizes and releases me. I apologize to him for getting him in trouble. His words “Happens every day, Brother”

Hillary doesn’t care about anyone but Hillary.

Bonner says he’s not a fan of Donald Trump.

After that Facebook post went viral, Facebook temporarily suspended Bonner’s account until he could prove his identity. Bonner writes in a follow-up post:

Strange Morning……

I went to bed last night thinking things calmed down. I was at 5600ish shares when my head hit the pillow. I woke up at 6 am with about 8200 shares, which was far less a pace considering I slept 6 hours. Just looked, 11K Shares. More on that in a few…..

My Facebook message inbox was full of messages of praise and support. Regular people thanking me for my service. People offering a lot of beer, and a few good meals. There were also fellow handlers past and present telling similar stories to mine. I did receive one negative message calling me a liar and asking why I’d make a story like that up. To those strangers that offered up messages of support I want you to know I really appreciate it.

I jumped in the shower a short time later. When I got out I had a message from a good friend asking what happened to my account. He couldn’t Facebook Message me or see anything I had posted…. EVER. I opened Facebook to find my account had been suspended. Why? My name.

About a year ago, out of an abundance of caution due to what I did for a living, I changed how my name was displayed on Facebook. While no specific threats were made, there were plenty of general threats that I had a hard time ignoring. I would be devastated if harm came to my family or friends because of my chosen profession.

Facebook suspended my account until my name could be verified. The timing of it was interesting. They wanted me to provide government ID. Which ultimately I did not end up providing. End Result? As you can see my profile is back up and running. However, I feel like this won’t be the end of this type of “Contact.”

Finally, I’d like to speak to my motivations two nights ago. I posted that Hillary encounter while watching her speech at the DNC. I was typing as she spoke. I was simply telling a story I have told a hundred times. Never did I think I would reach this level of popularity. Let me reiterate from earlier posts…. I do not support any candidate for President. I can’t envision any candidate doing the job at the level that the American people deserve. I’m still waiting for a Candidate to earn my vote. This regrettably may not happen in 2016.

Bonner also stated he was harassed by Hillary supporters for his Facebook posts.

According to the left-leaning, “Although the truth of Eric Bonner’s account can only be independently verified by Hillary Clinton herself (or her security detail from the time), an Air Force public affairs piece published on 31 August 2009 does document that [military dogs] Bonner and Suli were on duty in Turkey in 2009″:

staff-sgt-erich-bonner-with-k-9-suliStaff Sgt. Eric Bonner, a 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, comforts Suli, his 9-year-old German shepherd partner, prior to Suli’s prophylactic gastropexy, also referred to as stomach tacking, to prevent gastric torsion, or twisting of the stomach Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at the Veterinary Clinic, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The surgery was completed after a recommendation by the Army, the service in charge of medical care for the military working dog program, for all dogs in the program to receive the surgery. Stomach twisting is caused by gastric dilatation and volvulus, commonly known as bloat, the second leading killer of dogs after cancer.

The records of the Office of the Historian for the United States Department of State confirm that on March 7, 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indeed made a trip to Turkey to meet with that country’s foreign minister.

hillary-clinton-screams-why-arent-i-50-points-aheadHillary Clinton loses it: screams ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?!’

Sgt. Bonner’s account is consistent with what Secret Service agents have said about Hillary. See:

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H/t FOTM‘s josephbc69


Butterfly stuck on a koala bear!


Might be good to look at these each morning…

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