2 Kings 18:31-32 (NIV)

31 “Do not listen to Hezekiah. This is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then each of you will eat fruit from your own vine and fig tree and drink water from your own cistern, 32 until I come and take you to a land like your own—a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey. Choose life and not death!


Since moving up to Sacramento I’m able to spend a lot of time with my brother’s dogs. We get up each day and spend time working out, playing, and walking in the yard. Compared to a lot of other dogs, these ladies have it made. There’s the huge yard, rivaling those of rural Maryland where I grew up, with enough trees to have an ample supply of sticks and shade. In addition to the large yard, the dogs have, not one, but three dog houses, one of which has an upstairs with a ramp leading up to it. Instead of one large container for water, they have three, one of which I move around for them depending on the weather outside. As for toys, they have loads.

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