Golden Retriever

The Presence of God in Your Dog

Jackie Trottmann With Her Golden Retriever Duffy

I believe the biggest tangible example of God’s presence and pure unconditional love manifested to us can be seen through our dogs. Granted, just like people, not all dogs are alike. But if you’ve experienced the love of that special dog, you know what I’m talking about.

What does this love look like in action? A great example is from my special dog, Duffy the golden retriever pictured here.

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Learning How to Love Thanks to My Labrador Retriever, Wilson

Time really flies. It will be one year next month that we added Wilson, the yellow lab, to our family. When we adopted him, he was about to turn two years old. We were the fourth family he had been with in a period of 20 months.

Now, I’ve never owned a Labrador. My last dog, and best friend, was Duffy, a Golden Retriever. I quickly found out that the breeds are entirely different. While both are known to be chewers, Duffy at least had some restraint. Wilson, on the other hand ate anything! In a very short period of time we lost a Handel’s Messiah score, the cover to one of my favorite journals, the cover to one of my favorite books, an I-Pod, two pair of eye glasses…. Need I go on? Continue reading