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Spirits of the past

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God’s beloved

SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
Dear Viewpoint:

One of God’s Beloved Animals - On Feb. 21, around 5:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon in front of Gleanwood Baptist Church on Philpott Rd., one of God’s animals was run over by an automobile. With no respect, the driver did not stop to find out who the animal belonged to, so he or she took it upon themselves to keep on going. We were outside when we heard a noise, and I looked across the highway, my worst fears were coming into my thoughts. I walked across Philpott Rd., looked down in the highway, and my worst fears were true.

In a pool of blood, torn in two pieces and laying helpless, I bent over to pick him up and carry the animal back across the highway. After being soaked in blood from my coat to my arms and hands, I buried him and gave him the name “Born Free,” because of the classic movie in 1968. He was born in this world and was running free as the mighty wind. He may have been a stray, but at least he should had someone to love him, instead of someone running him down like that.

Now, to all the other animal lovers who care about their pets, I would like for you to know, he has crossed over to the “Rainbow Bridge.” He is now in a special place where dogs, cats and other pets go when they pass away. Lush green pastures where they can run and play and they are young once again and waiting for their masters return never to be separated again. If we do come back again after death, I believe some people might be in trouble if they come back as animals. What you do wrong in life will come back to suffer like some of these animals have. Remember this, man’s best friend is a dog and dog spell backwards is God. There may be something to this, because I do believe it is. Again, the person or persons who were involved in this hateful crime, “Thanks for nothing!”

Sign,
Floyd Daniel Scearce
Member of the ASPCA, American Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals

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