Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Dirk's Fund Golden Retriever Rescue group put up a photo and information on a dog named Elvis who will soon be ready for adoption. Oh, the face on this guy, you can almost read his eyes which tell you how bewildered he is to have been left behind by his first family. His owners left town and left him." Oh I hope he gets someone who loves him and lets him forget. Goldens are such loyal dogs and so emotionally attached to their people.
" He is a very sweet creature. He loves car rides and does very well on a leash. He was born around 02/01/13. His owners left town and left him. He weighs 75 lbs."
Here at Concordia Seminary we have students who are not only engaged in their studies of scripture and doctrine and worship, but who are also engaging in the community beyond the campus/church walls. One of these students has been working as a St. Louis city police chaplain and spends his weekend evenings riding with street officers. Last night he was sent to Ferguson where more outbreaks of violence were taking place.
We are really taken with Travis not only for his courage to be out in troubled streets but with his desire to bring the comfort of the Word of God to those injured, frightened, or to family members of the same.
Another of our students on Saturday headed to Ferguson with Tim Hetzner who is head of the Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog program. They met with families all around the affected area with Luther Comfort Dog.
There's Tim with Luther and a resident of Ferguson
Seminary student, Jim
A different face on things. We have so many students willing and desirous to be out in the neighborhoods around them, bringing the good Word.
Was walking Ferdie after dinner last night on the seminary soccer field when I noticed how gorgeous the white clouds were over the chapel. Pulled out my phone and just as I snapped the picture Ferdie jumped into the scene all happy and smiley. Photo bomb!
Here is a look at one of Katie's neighbors doing his morning dog walk.
And yes, he and his family own all 3 of the big guys. They are friends of Riley. This is the nicest man who happens to have a daughter who goes to St. Louis University and because of that he gets to St Louis a lot and has become a big Cardinals fan.
And the 86 or so people coming into town for Dale's family reunion which will be held here in our yard at the seminary. My stress level is at its highest point. Who needs fireworks when my brain is on fire.
A story about a Florida raccoon who got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar does not bring feelings of sympathy from me, especially after we trapped 19 of those darn things from our property in Collinsville last fall.
"On Wednesday, deputies received a call about a raccoon in distress in Wadsworth Park in Flagler Beach.
Deputies, along with fire rescue, spotted the furry critter high up in a tree with a plastic peanut butter container stuck on its head.
They said when they tried to catch the animal it scurried across a tree branch and leaped to another tree, making the capture difficult.
Fire rescue eventually had to use their hose to spray the raccoon with water as deputies held a tarp on the ground below. The raccoon fell safely from the tree onto the tarp, but evaded capture by running from the rescuers.
Eventually they caught up with the raccoon, removed the container from its head and released it back into the wild.
Officers nicknamed the raccoon “Jiffy.”
Oh brother. Released back into to wild. I bet not. Jiffy will soon be back looking for more ways to get into the same garbage can in the same neighborhood.
We never knew there was such a thing as a Teacup dog, but we ran across one this evening as we walked Ferdie. A young woman from Wash U had this little tiny thing and it was very very interesting to see how giant Ferdie got along with Lollipop. Yes, the dog's name was Lollipop.
Little Lollipop had no fear at all, Ferdie was ok once he realized this wasn't a strange squirrel or rabbit.