The first creation of blogging with my furry friends. We want you to know how much GOD loves you and how very special you are to HIM! We look foward to many days of blogging with you.
Andrea and "The Perdue Zoo"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Celebrating Freedom

We celebrated our nations freedom calmly and quietly, this year. Nanuq is very afraid of thunderstorms and loud noises. Mom decided it would be best to keep us home.

Dad took my human brothers, wife, girlfriend, and little people for pizza and fireworks. They enjoyed the festivities of the day and returned home to snuggle with us before bed.

We enjoy the freedom of doing what we choose daily, yet many only think of it on holidays (Independence Day, Memorial Day, etc.). Today, I would like to thank all those who serve our country and who have sacrificed to keep my furry body safe.

Those serving our country are near and dear to my family's heart. My human brother is currently a Marine. My Dad lost his father when he was a tiny boy in WWII. Many of our friends have love ones serving in different sectors of the Armed Forces, as well.

You may think, "what does this have to do with dog therapy and this blog?"

Well, I furry ole Sitka will tell you. I am able to go into hospitals, nursing homes, and freely walk the streets of many towns and communities, because there are many protecting me. I live in a country where my parents can praise GOD and give him credit for all HE has done in and through our therapy dog ministry.

When children ask my mom, "why is he so big?" Her answer is very simple, "God made him this way." Simple answers to questions of adults and children, yet if we lived in another country we could not share them openly.

Today, I would like to celebrate the freedom we all enjoy daily. May GOD bless each person serving to protect us and the families they represent!

Woofs and Wags,



RCUBEs said...

This is great sister Andrea when you give Sitka a "voice". I learn so much from all the things Sitka does. God bless you all.

Ina in Alaska said...

Hugs to you sweet Sitka!! xoxo

PS The word verification for this comment is "barks"

Unknown said...

Glad you had a nice 4th. Love the scripture tag by Edie!

koralee said...

Freedom....that surely is something to Celebrate...hope your 4th was amazing!

Edie said...

You're such a wise dog Sitka.
Blessed Woofs and Wags to you!!

makeyourhomesing said...

Amen to the freedoms we celebrate due to the sacrifices of others. You can't ever forget that. And of course, our spiritual freedom due to the Lord's sacrifice.

I am sorry you missed celebrating with your family, though. You don't think your dogs will make it through o.k. if they're alone? Do they hurt themselves or destroy the house?

Our dogs in the past never liked it, but they got through it o.k. Our dogs now don't seem to mind it much. They just bark.

Maybe next year you can have it at your house, that way you won't have to miss all the fun!

makeyourhomesing said...

Poor guy. Our beagle is a rescue dog and he had so many issues when we first got him. He has improved alot but still has random "wierdness" sometimes!

Kelly L said...

Great post! Love Sitka!