All God’s Creatures

Pope Francis said all of God’s creatures go to heaven while comforting a boy after the loss of his beloved dog. I will love to see all my dogs in heaven, where there is no shedding, and poop pick up. Or maybe there is shedding and poop pick up, but only the people “in hell” have to worry about keeping everything pristine.

I picture my Dad, Bernhard (Bernie) Schapiro, feeding all the dogs he loved in life little bits of cheese, and tossing them balls and a Frisbee for my sweet Buster. Buster who could bounce a basketball off his nose for the kids, who loved rolling and jumping through snow and chasing snowballs. Buster was a Blue Heeler/Dalmatian, or as we called him, a Dogstralian American, an 85 pound dog who loved nearly everyone. I let him chase squirrels who run to the nearest tree, but not rabbits, and he chased cats if they would run, but he loved all of God’s creatures.

Buster was an 85 pound power house of a dog. At four months old Buster was so strong that we enrolled him into a training program. What we learned in training with Buster has helped us train every dog we have had since. A well-trained, well mannered, dog makes a happy dog and a happy owner. A skilled trainer understands the dogs instincts, which vary for each dog of different breeds, and how to deal with problem you might be having. The trainer teaches you how to communicate your wishes to your dog. Everyone ends up happy, even strangers who your dog will meet.

With proper training your dog can give you a bit of heaven here on earth.


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