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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Funny (10/04/12)

TITLE: God and Andy
By Susanne Williams


God and Andy

My dog, Andy, began to be lame-
I didn't know if he was in pain.
His left, back leg wasn't working right-
So, I knelt beside him in the night.
I put my hand on his furry brow-
"Dear God", I prayed, "please heal Andy now."
I got back in bed and went to sleep-
In the morning, my heart took a leap.
The legs of Andy were working fine-
God had healed my little canine.

Is it funny to pray for a pet?
Prayer has saved me visits to the vet.
Godís care for the sparrows and for me
Includes, I believe, my dog, Andy.
Andyís healing was not by chance-
God heard my prayer and He healed Andyís stance.
For a turtle, cat or a bunny-
I would still pray and not feel funny.
Thank you, God, for answering my prayer
And giving, Andy, Your loving care.

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Marie Hearty10/11/12
What a nice poem. I love animals and have three pets- a snake, a bearded dragon and a cat. I know that God loves them, and what amazing creatures they are.

God bless!
lynn gipson 10/11/12
God loves every living breathing soul on earth....and love heals all. Thank you for this..very good!
C D Swanson 10/11/12
Oh you touched my heart big time and brought me confirmation that others pray for their pets health too! I believe the Lord heals "all" and not just limited to human beings.

I loved the poem, loved the meaning, and loved your honesty...this spoke to me.

Thanks! God Bless~
Barbara Miller10/12/12
Ah, made me cry. I love my dogs that God has given me during this life. I wouldn't be surprised if God the Father would re-gift them to me all over again in heaven just for the joy that they gave me. I have a similar story of praying for a near death horse. The next morning the vet called me and expressed that she didn't know how or why, but my horse had made it...I knew why. Thank you for such an endearing story.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/13/12
I enjoyed this whimsical yet heart-felt poem. I totally agree no matter how little or silly something may seem, if it is important to us then it is important to God.
Myrna Noyes10/14/12
Very sweet story in this little poem that shows how God cares for all His creatures!
Colin Swann10/16/12
I enjoyed you fun poem and it contained truth, like you said. If God cares for sparrows how much more our pets. Thank you!

Colin (Gold Member)
Judy Sauer 10/17/12
A charming story that made my heart swell. It's special to pray for pets. St Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals.

Nice entry that kept me curious as to where your words would lead me. Good work.
Janice Wappel10/18/12
My husband and I often pray over strange things lost lost keys and ill pets so I was right in tune for this one! Thanks for sharing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/19/12
Congratulations for ranking 6th in level one!
Barbara Thompson Young02/05/13
Oh, Susanne! I have been trying to find you on facebook! I lost your address but think of you often. I knew I found you when I saw the title to your wonderful poem about "Andy." I will email you! I was thrilled to see all the poems you have on this site.