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Comments for: Somesville author shows divinity of dogs through owners’ stories

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, there is real divinity when ya are in the shopping center parking lot, and somebodies dog or dogs are barking continuouly. The only thing I ever found divine about a dog, was when there was none around. This part time Somesville lady, sure did hit on the right thing, these books will be sent as gifts to lay on shelves all over America.

    • Preston Nethercutt

      I’m quite sure that the dogs would find your absence “divine” as well. I know that many of us humans would. How about it patty?  

      • Anonymous

        Why, Preston Nethercutt, you seem to be some intellectual giant, with a sharp wit, and I am sure your being is just got to be the center of the universe, I just bet God is just waiting for an appointment to seek some of your vast knowledge. But do all of us little people a favor, us a pooper scooper when ya are walkin’ ya dog. No more leavin’ it on the neighbors lawn, yeah we are watchin’.

    • Anonymous

      From some of these comments I can tell some really love and appreciate dogs and others hate them.  No in between.  No wonder some dogs bark nonstop at you.  You make them nervous and hence they bark up a storm.  I have been around dogs to know this – I was with a friend that didn’t like dogs and the dog kept on barking when he finally left and I was left with the dog the dog  stopped barking and wanted to play fetch! So, he would want all of you dog haters gone as well.  He would say the same to you it sure would be divine if  all you dog haters would be gone.

      • Anonymous

        I do not hate dogs, or any animals, I am kind to all animals,I just do not like the smelly, slobby, barking, shedding, things, and this has been since I was a kid. But, I have never been mean to one, just avoid them, and, I am not the only person who feels this way, there are more than you think in my dugout.

      • Anonymous

        And speaking of divine, Ihave seen some very nasty bites on humans from these divine things, I do not care to hear that a dog is divine, many are dangerous and have caused deaths to adults and babies and children, they are an animal, some humans for some reason, gotta have smellig up the house.

  • Anonymous

    Romans 1: “They worship the creation, not the Creator.”

  • Anonymous

    Dogs are divine?!

    What is this, Egypt?

    How the mighty have fallen!

    • Preston Nethercutt

      I far prefer dogs to delusional bible thumpers ranting about some imaginary, stone age deity. Your god (I’ll keep it simple for you) does not exist! Dogs are wonderfully real,unlike the debased fantasy that you call “religion”.   

      • Anonymous

        You said it. You just confirmed the truth of the Bible you don’t believe in.
          
        “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.”You just wrote that you prefer dogs to God.  

        • Preston Nethercutt

          Ain’t you shaaarp Sonny! Yes, I do prefer dogs to a non-existent entity. The bible is a fabrication to ensnare the fearful and weak minded and to separate the “faithful flock” from some coin. Have you never noticed that “believers” are frequently referred to, in your book, as SHEEP?? You obviously can read the bible, pity that you understand so little about it.  

          • Anonymous

            No, you are angry at God, whom you know to exist deep down in your heart.

            How can you be so angry at someone you say doesn’t exist?

          • Preston Nethercutt

            Oh Sonny, I have absolutely no anger about something I know does not exist. I will admit, however,  that the deluded folks who would impose their reactionary, theocratic fantasies upon society will, on occasion, “get my dander up”. Your responses are very familiar fundamentalist boilerplate. They have taught you well.

          • Anonymous

            Oh no my friend, you have been blinded by the popular lies. 

            Heaven and Hell are not the invention of Christianity. They exist in all religions, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, and Islam as well.

            We know they exist from people who have been there and returned. 

            Jesus said, 

            “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, an no man comes to the Father but by me.”

          • Preston Nethercutt

            SonofBangor, you are obviously sincere in your beliefs. I will leave you to them.

          • Anonymous

            Well, I am not willing to leave you in the darkness.

            Life is cruel. 

            Jesus is your friend, and you can turn to Him at anytime for help.

          • Anonymous

            You certainly are not a good advertisement for the product you espouse, if you insist on “not leaving him in the darkness.”  Maybe you need to step away from the bible for a while, cut the blathering, and try living in the real world for a change.
            Life is NOT cruel. People of your ilk are cruel…and all in the name of Jesus.  He must be mighty proud of you.

      • Anonymous

        Your dog wouldn’t exist if my God willed it !

    • Anonymous

      Au contraire.  Dogs have risen…to the very deserved level we humans took so long to recognize.

  • Anonymous

    You all have your own opinions and have every right to them.
    Jennifer Skiff has every right to write about anything she wants. This just so happens to be an uplifting book of inspiring stories about the interactions between dogs and people. I would certainly rather read this than ’50 Shades of Gray’ or “Anger Management for Dummies’.

    I can only attest to how much comfort, devotion, and unadulterated love my dogs have brought into my life.
    As my Service Dog, my Golden meets hundreds of people when we are shopping. Usually she is a happy outgoing dog but I’m always struck that as we are walking she will react to some by glaring at them and keeping between myself and those certain people. I guess some of you posting here today are some of the people we have passed on our outings. There is definitely something to the saying,
    ” The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.”

    Great read, Jennifer.

    • Anonymous

      Your dog sounds awesome especially how he sizes up people and if he don’t like them he doesn’t allow them to come to close to you.  Love it.  My cat has the ability to size people up and I am grateful for that.  So, if someone he doesn’t like comes to the apartment I simply talk to them through the screen door.  But, the whole time the cat will glare at them.  I love dogs too but we are not allowed to have dogs at the apartment place I live in.  Someday, in the meantime I will try to find this book and give it a read. 

      • Anonymous

        One of the stories in Jennifer’s book is of my dog meeting an autistic child in Bucksport. Of the hundreds of stories she must have had to choose from I’m glad she chose ours as one to include.

  • Anonymous

    Dogs are so inbred from wild canines they have become totally dependent on humans, I feel sorry for them sometimes. Man has made them slaves to his emotions.

    • Anonymous

      Then go buy a gerbil and quit your whining.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, I never learned how to whine, and my shepherd would get jealous and eat it. 

        • Anonymous

          So why do you have a dog if you feel the way you said you do?  Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years.  Slaves to man’s emotions?  Sounds like shrink talk to me.

          • Anonymous

            My parents always had border collies or aussie shepherds, when out on my own, very young I continued the tradtion. I thought the world of them and could write volumes on the adventures we had together. Every girl friend said I loved them more then her. The last one I had would sneak off at night and  run point for the local coyote pack. She would crawl home exhausted at sun up and collapse on the kitchen floor. I wanted to punish her for it, but looking in her eye’s, I just couldn’t, It was almost as if she said, “I can not become a slave to man or his emotions.” That lasted for four years then she got in a big nasty fight with the whole pack, kicked their butts and became the most well behaved dogs I’ve ever known. Thats where my post came from, I didn’t mean to upset anyone, I don’t always think before I post I guess.  

          • Anonymous

            I’m cool with that.  Just didn’t know where you were coming from.  Peace.

  • Anonymous

    “To err is human, to forgive is canine.” Sounds like a good read.

  • Anonymous

    My neighbors dog, came home twice two years ago, with mouth full of porcupine quills, the dog over on the back road, beagle, killed 7 of the best laying hens the lady had, and just left them, got into the pen, I could not count the number of sofa’s, shoes, furniture I have seen chewed up, and my screen door, dogs cut it to shreds trying to get in, the dog, the neighbor dog, when I lived down on the coast, used to bark all night, when I was a kid, dogs used to chase cars, the leash law stopped that. The only dog, I, think I have ever thought so much of, is the dog that lead the dog sled full of serum over an Alaska Lake, close to spring once, that saved hundreds of lives, I forget the name of the sled dog, but, that dog, was amazing.

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