Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail. -- Martin Luther
I didn't know that Martin Luther said such a wonderful thing, and I don't know where it came from. But I checked around on the web, and found these:
"Before we leave the Black Cloister one humble inmate must not be forgotten, the little dog named Tölpel, or Clownie:—'One of Luther's children had a dog. The doctor said: "We see now the meaning of the text, 'Ye shall rule over the beasts of the field,' for the dog bears everything from the child."
Asked about the restoration of all things and whether there would be dogs and other animals in that kingdom, he said: "Certainly there will be, for Peter calls that day the time of the restitution of all things. Then, as is clearly said elsewhere, he will create a new heaven and a new earth. He will also create new Clownies with skin of gold and hair of pearls. There and then God will be all in all. No animal will eat any other. Snakes and toads and other beasts which are poisonous on account of original sin will then be not only innocuous but even pleasing and nice to play with. Why is it that we cannot believe that all things will happen as the Bible says, even in this article of the resurrection? Original sin is at fault.'"[from Preserved Smith, The Life and Letters of Martin Luther, (London: John Murray, 1911) p. 362.]
I found this quote here
Over at Lindy's blog, I said that I thought all theologians should have a dog.
I stand by that opinion.
After all, how can you look at this face, and not think of God?
P.S. Please pray for Scout, as she is having blood tests to try to determine what is causing her intestinal difficulties. She has been losing weight lately, too.