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"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Animal Friends

Mom recently visited Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Virginia. She came home and told me about her new animal friends. I must admit I was initially a bit jealous. She kept talking about the beauty God had displayed on each of them. She went on and on.

After Mom shared pictures of her new animal friends, I realized they could never take my place. They may be beautiful, but how could she snuggle with them or take them to therapy in the hospitals?

Mom reminded me that GOD has a special plan for each of us. We are all uniquely created for a different purpose. I was created to be a big furry dog who loves and encourages others. Each of the butterflies were created for a different kind of encouragement. Certainly, Mom's spirits were lifted after her visit.

I am thankful for each part of GOD's beautiful creation!

Woofs and Wags,



Leslie said...

Very cool pictures! Silly one could replace you!!

Dog Treats & Hugs,

Heart2Heart said...

Beautiful flitter bys! That is what I call them and I love when they stop by my garden for a visit.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Edie said...

Beautiful photos. I love All God's Creatures but Sitka, you are one of the best. No one gives woofs and wags like you do. :)

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful pics! You might not fly like butterflies do, but you make others feel like they're in Cloud 9 when you visit them Sitka. Hope your knee feels a lot better!

Terry said...

God Bless you !
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
Your photos are such a blessing.
I have really loved my visit to
your blog.
Thank you so much for sharing God's
amazing creation.
Big Hugs
Happy Trails

Ina in Alaska said...

Lovely!! Thanks Andrea!! xoxo

Slices of Beauty... said...

Always beautiful insights!
Thank you for sharing.

SmilingSally said...

Amazing pictures.

Mimmy said...

Andrea - Your dogs are beautiful. One day soon I will write a post about our little friend, Reese. She is a toy poodle and give me a lot of love, although, she really loves my husband more. It is so cute to watch them interact, almost like a father and daughter.

Thank you for visiting my blog. There were 5 comments on my current post which is the most I have ever had. Just as I was beginning to think that maybe blogging wasn't what God intended for me to be doing since my disability, things are beginning to pick up and I feel like I may be doing some good.

Your kind words were a real encouragement to me.

Thank you and God Bless,

P.S. One of these days I would like to pick your mind about facebook. I'm new there also and am having trouble doing anything except read my wall and check my e-mail.

Connie Arnold said...

Great photos, thanks for sharing! To me butterflies are a symbol of hope and are one of God's beautiful creations.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I just found this blog. Very nice. I am a feral cat rescuer and tamer, so the photos, concepts, and "author" touched me.

Sea Glass said...

Woof Woof Sitka-don't be jealous. I saw beautiful flutterbies on grandma's butterfly bush outside her kitchen window yesterday. I asked Mommy to take pictures if we saw them again today. Don't be jealous...your Mommy loves you more. Just enjoy the beauty. Your friend, Kelby

blushing rose said...

Andrea, prayers are lifted. St. Jude please intercede so that she may be healed.

Thank you for popping by today. I am Mini & Mimi to the kid-lings ...
love that Minnie Pearl! bless her soul. TTFN ~Marydon

makeyourhomesing said...

Butterflies are so beautiful! I always think it's so funny how a dog will stalk a bug, lol!