The Official Writing Challenge
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04/30/09
What a great story! I loved this take on the theme and the way you used it as a lesson for our walk with The Master. Very nice!
04/30/09
I liked your story and the tie in to your faith at the end. I think a little more "showing" instead of all "telling" would improve this piece and make it a bit more interesting. Good job though--keep writig.
05/04/09
I can really relate to the dog training part of this story. Positive methods make such a difference in a dog's attitude, doesn't it? And what a great comparison at the end to God. Nice piece.
This reads like a devotional.

I understand hard vs soft training methods well. My parrots do not respond well to discipline. They do much better with positive reinforcement.

As an animal lover, I really liked this. Thanks for sharing.
05/06/09
As a dog lover, this rings so true to me. Dogs are like people...what works for one doesn't automatically work for another. Calm, assertive energy as The Dog Whisperer would say.
Mona
I like the way you used the dog training to then tie in your own relationship with the Lord. This was good. Being a new doggie owner, I liked this.
05/07/09
Hi Nancy. You may already know, but I just wanted to leave a quick note to congratulate you on your Highly Commended award in Level 2, and to let you know you also did extremely well overall, ranking 38th out of all the entries for the week.

It was a big week of entries, so you really did exceptionally well. If you would like to see the highest rankings for yourself, you can find them here:
http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=373619

The highest rankings are posted every Thursday evening on the Message Boards.
Again, well done. :-)

By the way, are you Rick's wife?

Hope to see you at the FaithWriters' Conference in August.

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
Thank you all for the nice comments. This one is non-fiction, Shiloh and I just finished up another training class and will hopefully be in the show ring this fall.

And yes, I am Rick's (Hoomi's) wife.