Thursday, October 25, 2007

A dog named Preacher

Yesterday, I drove a pickup truck down a country road into a small town to pick up a Preacher and bring him to live at our house.

After a night of crying out to the Lord to deliver him from the evils of the basement, he awoke with a new outlook on life. He quickly ran from room to room sprinkling a golden dew on the floor of each room, christening it if you will, in the name of He, Himself and Him.

He then went outside and tried to rid our yard of all the evil stems coming out of the pumpkins.
He worked tirelessly damning the stems to hell.

It's exhausting extricating the demons from gourds.
He sang hymns with the choir.
It brought the congregation to their knees.
He counseled a stuffed Canadian goose.
He practiced with the dance praise team. Glory Hallelujah!
Then they went off to find a place of solitude to poop, uh, er, I mean pray.

15 comments:

hope4grace said...

What a perfect addition to your home! He's adorable...as I continue to put off my kids from getting our own preacher........

Lori Shaffer said...

My deepest condolences on your acquisition.

Marmee said...

Well, one thing is, it does give one so much more to write/blog/talk about!!

Angie said...

As an enthusiastic member of the Ditch-the-Family-Dog-Club, I'm with Lori on the condolences. Then again, I never had all those diabolical pumpkin stems to deal with.

Rechelle said...

ha ha ha that was pretty funny almost enough to make me think that Preacher is not the dumbest name for a dog I have ever heard. Then again,I guess you could have called him architect or plumber, or vacuum cleaner salesman.

Debbie said...

May your Preacher bless you as much as Buddy has blessed us!!

Clay said...

Preacher, a dumb name? Should I tell everyone what you named your oldest son?

iloveupstate.com said...

cute!!!!!!!!

i have puppy envy. evil Fiance is anti-dog.

jennifer h said...

I guess I imagine KS is something like OK, where the word preacher is thrown about quite a bit. So Preacher seems a fitting name to me for a country dog in Kansas.

BTW, he's cute, too.

Michelle said...

We had a dog named Kitty who killed all but one of our chickens. She no longer lives here. Hopefully Preacher won't be a sinful murderer like Kitty.

Rechelle said...

Preacher is a dumb name - and my son's name is awesome! I guess I could have named him electrician, or undertaker, or documentary film maker, but I think CALDER is a lot better! Stick it Clay.

Rechelle said...

April - Go read Dooce today - I laughed out loud.

cndymkr said...

Preacher is not the first name I would have chosen but he is so adorable who cares what he is called. What type of dog is he? My son is totally jealous. You have cats and a dog! Not fair. My husband is totally anti-animal. I'm hoping in his next life he comes back as a worm. Ha.
jean

Jill said...

ha ha you guys are so stinkin' funny! And Preacher is adorable, but I gotta admit, even at the ripe youngish-age of 25, I have no desire to adopt a puppy. Give me a full-grown, fully-trained pooch any day. Or even better, a cat (same rules apply though--full grown, mellow cat please). I like that they want some love, and then they'll just leave you alone.

Jenni said...

LOL! Preacher is a great name for a dog!

Dh once rescued two puppies off the side of a country road. They were brother and sister and someone had tied them up in garbage bags and tossed them out in the country. They were trying to chew their way out when dh found them. He brought them home and we named them Ivan and Ho(e). You should always give a dog a name to live up to though. Ho lived up to hers and ran off with one of the neighbor dogs never to be seen again. Preacher is a much better name to live up to!