Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How Dog Got His Cold, Wet Nose

This is dedicated to my little four-legged neighbor across the street, with his cold, wet nose often pressed against the glass door, who always barks a welcome when I return home from a trip be it long or short.
How the Dog Got a Cold, Wet Nose

When a man named Noah started building a boat in the middle of the desert, everybody laughed. They thought he was daft. But Noah wasn't listening to them, he was listening to the God of the Hebrews, who said to build a boat.

So Noah built a boat. Noah called his boat an ark. When he finished it, he rounded up all the animals, two by two, to travel on his ark. People laughed at Noah's opossums and panthers and penguins. They laughed at his cheetahs and chinchillas, giraffes and gazelles, and rhinoceroses and hippopatamuses. Into the ark went all the animals, two by two.

Pretty soon, it started to rain. It rained, and it poured, and it rained some more. People stopped laughing and the ark started floating. Noah and his family and all the animals, two by two, rode safely on the waters.They sailed for 40 days and 40 nights. When the rains stopped, out of the ark came Noah and his family and all of the animals, two by two. Except one.

No one could find the little dog. Noah searched everywhere. He looked on the first deck. He looked on the second deck, then the third deck. Finally, in the farthest corner in the lowest deck, he found the little dog. The dog was shivering and standing with his nose pressed hard against the side of the boat."Come here, little dog!" called Noah. "It's time to come out! Here, doggie, doggie!"

The little dog wouldn't move. Noah gently pulled him away. "What's this?" said Noah. "A hole in the ark! The ark might have sunk! Little dog! You kept us safe - me, my family, and all of the animals, two by two! With your little nose!"

The little dog was proud. But mostly, he was hungry. "Little dog," said Noah, as he pulled out a juicy bone, "so all the world and all the generations will know your great deed, your nose will always be cold and wet, just as it is today."

That's how the dog got his cold, wet nose. When you feel it, remember the little dog who used his nose to protect Noah, his family, and all of the animals, two by two.

~Author Unknown~

10 comments:

  1. I have never heard this story--I will probably pass it around.

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  2. Cute...I've never heard that before. I know some people who will like it.

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  3. cool story....

    ah thats a nice little neighbour dog. he must be so bored and just waiting for passers by!

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  4. I hadn't heard this story before either. Great story and photo,

    Gill

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  5. that is a cute story.
    made me smile.

    have a great t-day.

    erin

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  6. Yes, I am in the US in Indiana, and my girls had their on special neighbor when they were young. I think I wrote about her sometime ago in my blog...I miss her to this day.

    Oh, I came to wish you Happy Thanksgiving also.

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  7. Hi!
    Wonderful Story!! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

    Sherrie

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  8. That is a delightful story! I have never heard it before; its like the story of the little boy who put his thumb in the hole in the dike.

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  9. Wonderful story, Denise--thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. That is a lovely story Denise - new to me also. Thanks for sharing it.

    A x

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