My Friend Freckles

The closer we get to home, the more she wants to hug. Actually, it is more of a hold. Freckles, our female Brittany Spaniel, has always been very intelligent and very affectionate. She often stands on the patio with her paws on the window sill, looking in and monitoring her humans. At times she whines for food, but usually, she simply watches us live. She likes to feel connected.

Duke is neither affectionate nor…  Actually, he is smart about some things. However, for the most part, he fulfills his role as a dog very well. Freckles, at times, seems to think more than the average canine. I did not train her to be so. She arrived that way when we brought her home from Ponca City. She spent the first month sleeping in a crate at the foot of our bed. Nancy read that helps a puppy bond with their owners. Apparently it worked.

Freckles only comes in the house when I put her boots on before taking her quail hunting. I use the tiled utility room because I don’t want to stay outside myself. Otherwise, Freckles has the run of our south yard with her nephew, Duke. They are perfectly content to stay outside and sleep in the doghouse they share. They do look forward to their morning walks and their weekly runs. They are always ready to go.

Freckles is not always ready to stop. Our daily trek covers approximately three miles. During the walk, she pulls and sniffs like Duke. Occasionally, she may slow down in order to cause me to stop. When I do, she jumps up and gets me to pet her. By the time the journey is almost over, she seems more interested in pets than smells. She interrupts travel more during the last few blocks than during the entirety of the walk.

That tells me that she is more interested in who she is with than she is in what she is doing. I find that to be somewhat pleasing. I am not just the person on the end of the leash. I am the person she enjoys spending time with. At least, that is what I like to think.

I do know that I please God when I tell Him and show Him that I enjoy being with Him, wherever He leads me. When I delight in His presence, I thrill His heart.

So do you, Earl

FBC Happenings

  • Sundays Sermon “Forgiven Much” Luke 7:36-50
  • Family Worship and LifeGroups, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • This Sunday, October 25 – Membership Matters at 10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room
  • This Sunday, October 25 – Presentation of the 2021 Budget at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  • FIRST KIDZ – Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for Bed Babies – 6th grade
  • The Gathering – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary; live streamed on Facebook at 6:30 p.m., also available on the website at: by noon on Thursday
  • Feel free to continue and watch the FBC Sunday Morning Worship Services live streamed on Facebook at 9:00 a.m., also available on the website at: at 11:00 a.m., or listen at noon on 95.5 FM The Coyote

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