"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Thursday, January 6, 2011

DOGS: Phoenix Houdini, the Whirling Dervish

     This is Phoenix* Houdini, who gets so excited when anyone comes in or out of the house he whirls like a Dervish.** He spins so fast he's in danger of turning himself into butter like Little Black Sambo running from the tigers (or is it the tigers that turned into butter?) Phoenix's twirling makes us feel so welcome when we come and so missed when we leave.
     Phoenix belongs to our daughter Julie and family of Ontario, California. Julie's husband Dana kindly taped this for us and you. Maybe one of you can tell us how to post it on YouTube.


* No relation to the yacht.
** Just watched real Sufi Whirling Dervishes on YouTube and their "whirling" is much more sedate and trance-like. Phoenix Houdini seems to be in a class by himself.

Today I am thankful for laughter.

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