Jessie (Gemstar's Bound for Glory) was a great friend and companion for 14 years. She and her predecessor Magic (Gold Rush Abracadabra) had a major influence on my life. They celebrated the good times and supported me in the bad ones. A dog's love is pure like the kind of love Jesus taught us to have for our fellow man and even our enemies. They taught me a great number of things about living and were very important to my life. I can't imagine a life without these great creatures surely one of God's favorites. When the Everytown massacre occurred in Conn. a man from Chicago sent in a dozen Goldens to help comfort the people there. This is simply one example of how great these dogs are. I've certainly found that to be true for me.|
Once when Magic was facing a serious operation I asked my pastor whether he thought it would be appropriate for him to say a prayer for her. His reply was: "Paul, I know that dog is more important to you than most human beings so I think it is appropriate." That was a tremendous insight by a great pastor.