The egg is empty! (Easter photo)

"But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.  Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this ..."

I was out in the yard this morning and found a tiny, delicate half of a bird egg resting on the ground. My first instinct was to look up to the tree branches overhead, knowing that up there somewhere is a nest with at least one newly hatched baby being cared for by his mother. The small egg, recently occupied and now emptied. The shell shed and left behind, the new life taking its first breath under the glorious morning sunshine. What a symbol of the new life Jesus gave to us. May you … [Read more...]

A Christmas stocking filled with … a puppy! (photo)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care ...

Too, too cute! My friend Kim at Gentle Shepherd Farms in Franklinville, NY share this super cute puppy photo - just one of five little  merle Border collie pups ready for their new homes. (Kim is the breeder where I got my darling little devil, Bandit. But don't hold that against her.) Do you have a Christmas or holiday pet photo you'd like to share? Check out more reader photos! … [Read more...]

Share your pet’s picture with Santa!

Bandit and Santa; Bandit ate some biscuits and knocked over the lights and Santa still filled his stocking!

Christmas is almost here and if you're like most pet owner/parents, you've had your dog or cat sit on Santa's lap for a photo, so I thought it would be fun to have readers share their pictures. Head over to the Heavenly Creatures Facebook page, "like" us, and then upload your photo - then I'll pick some to share here on the blog from now until Christmas! I'll start - these pics are Scout and Bandit, from 2009. How we even ended up seeing Santa was an adventure. Bandit had … [Read more...]

"World's smallest elephant" photo making the rounds on Facebook not the whole story

I saw this photo on Facebook today of a tiny little elephant baby being held in someone's hands, the caption of which said, "Worlds smallest elephant but he is fighting for his life so pray for him buy liking & sharing this staus . Express your love to him. . ." That's one small elephant. But is it real? Turns out that the photo is real, but it's not the world's smallest elephant. According to the website ThatsNonsense.com, the photo is of a dead elephant fetus. The elephant mother died, … [Read more...]