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October 27th, 2010
08:22 AM ET

Dog who says grace live on CNN this morning

Don’t miss Steven Boyd the man who taught his dog Djaingo to pray live on CNN today at 10:30am Eastern with Kyra Phillips!

Read the full story about Boyd and Djaingo

Update: You can see the interview here.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • TV

soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Dr. Richard Brown (Chico)

    From your sweetest cousin!

    October 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  2. Danielle

    To David Johnson:
    When you stated how can there be a God if so many people died due to diseases or disasters? Well, God has a plan. You, I, nor does anyone else know what He's plan is. God is not some new guy from down the block that just suddenly appeared. God knows who is dying, who is sick and all the world disasters and if He decided to let it happened then there is a purpose. Just because u dnt c it, doesnt mean there isnt a purpose. U never know through a world disaster someone could have turned their life around to God, or someone was saved by God. God hears and sees all. P.S have u ever thought that the little children of diseases dying r going to Heaven and thats y God let them past on? Think about it? Y let the child live and suffer instead of ending his/her pain by letting them past on...

    October 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  3. Friend

    @Sam Dude
    You are right, the Steven making comments on this page is not the real one. Very perseptive of you.

    October 28, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  4. kim@sum dude

    Well well.....
    I am here to encourage and thank someone ......
    I answered your comments as i see fit. I do not need to justify my professional training to you or any one else. What I have learned in my professional life came from years of listening to the experiences of others.
    And I only adressed you, (mentioning my work) to try SOMEHOW to engage some empathy in your responses......There are many supporters of good causes and indeed some therapists....who only invest in the lives of others from a Narcissistic position...
    Your comments are fruitless ...as is your support ...if you cannot ....with some humility empathise with or at least consider the feelings of others.
    Instead of relieving your boredom by making comments which do nothing other than stroke your own ego ....maybe look in a mirror and say them to yourself.......there I'm sure you will find interest.
    No matter what is said after this .......no more comments from me to you. I hope you will find the ability to contain your very transparent negativity to others .....and join a blog where you experience a little of what you give out in enough measure to effect positive change in your life......

    October 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @kim@sum dude

      Hey Mark, get a life. You always give yourself away even though I might not comment on it. "You can't handle the truth" "Greg".

      You still can't leave me alone, can you? You need serious help, but I don't expect you to seek it. Stalkers aren't that smart.

      October 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  5. Steven and Djaingo

    SumDude....
    Again, why exactly are you on 'Belief Blog'?

    You don't believe or agree with anything anybody here has to say, you bring in politics when we're discussing Faith, and you feel we are all inferior for that Faith....so why again do you gravitate toward a story, a blog, or a Faith you're at odds or disagree with?

    You don't believe....cool. You don't believe I am; or anybody else for that matter, who I say I am....cool. You want to continue to be disrespectful and crude....cool. You disagree with everything everybody has to say here....cool. If your sole purpose in life is to intentionally gravitate to a story, a blog, or a Faith in an attempt to denigrate, insult, ridicule, and/or belittle another for that Faith.....then cool. So, why again are you on here?

    You don't understand where the Rights of another begin, yours ends. You feel as though I am 'bullying' you for your lack of service....no, merely illustrating a point that you verified.....thank you.

    I specifically stated I am not and this story is no more special than anybody else and you state I need to, "Suck it up, soldier...". Thanks for the encouragement....wait....I thought you didn't believe I am who I said I am....wait....does that mean I can quit "....suck[ing] it up"?

    You're bored....so, why are you on here?

    October 28, 2010 at 10:38 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Steven and Djaingo

      Just an FYI-- It's called a Belief Blog. Remember 'beliefs' are just beliefs... the do not = facts. And, 'all' are welcome here to discuss, debate any and all assertions made here. This is an open forum for 'debate'

      This is not the 'christian' belief blog-"For members only"...

      We are free to comment on anything anyone says... especially if it appears to be overtly fundamentally religious, while lacking any evidence. Hence... the word "Belief"

      Again... peace to you and Djaingo.

      October 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
    • NL

      Peace-
      Exactly!
      I don't exactly see any believers politely refraining from comment when the subject is Hitchens, or Dawkins, or some other overtly 'atheist' subject, so I see no reason to 'butt out' of articles such as this. Yes, try saying a single critical word on a Christian site and you can count the seconds before your account has been banned. I think that it's just a shock to some believers out there that folks like us, that SO many folks like us actually disagree with what they believe and are willing to call them on it. They live so isolated a life with all their media being carefully screened from contrary thought that this just comes as a complete surprise. Sorry to break it to you people, but consider this to be an indication of just how much of America isn't Christian.

      October 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @"Steven and Djaingo"

      Who are you to question me and put false labels upon my words and actions? You don't know me and I have not been doing those things you say that I've been doing.
      Since you are so obviously a liar who likes to twist words, I feel quite sure that you are not the person in the article, now more than ever....
      Your words are so incredibly stupid and deliberately misleading that I call BS on you. And it sticks on you again, troll.
      We have talked before, I am sure, but you were not pretending to be this guy in the article or that "psychotherapist" then....

      Lame, dude. Really lame. No middle ground for us when you are so filled with hate and contempt and do the things you do.
      No middle ground. Not between delusion and reality. Not ever. Get my drift?
      I don't need to explain what you refuse to admit. You just don't understand the true worth of honesty, and maybe you never will....

      October 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  6. Dindy.....

    I really like Djaingo. when priest come to bless our house we always get blessings for out cat also. May God multiple his blessings on djaingo and his master Steven. Animals are sensitive and kind most of the time. They bring happiness and ease the stress with their funny games they play .I felt peaceful watching this video .

    October 28, 2010 at 6:54 am |
  7. KIM JOHNSTONE

    Sum Dude......
    My comments were to Steven ...now to you...
    I work with soldiers in similar positions and have heard alot of painful experiences ...which have led often to feelings of anger....isolation....and symptoms of trauma.Physical and Psychological. I

    Your support for war veterans is commendable. I too offer support. Isnt it also important to commend someone for there courage to inspire those who (from my experience) are living "without hope".
    This story has given hope to people. And it takes a great deal of courage to go on TV and share about it.
    Columns like this evoke strong feelings in alot of people, this is truly a testimony of faith courage and LIFE.
    LIFE is the reward for Steven and Djaingo.....
    There are many types of strength....conversely many types of weakness. Opposition comes in many forms. It isnt helpful to threaten 'Ammo' whatever your feelings about the faith of another now is it......especially from one who supports war veterans with understanding of the many and complicated issues they often face.
    Without religious or political agenda.......putting any or both on one side....I am inspired by this story....by Steven and his lovely dog Djaingo. One life has been changed by it ...at least.... that involved no religious talk .....no political agenda ....but HOPE.

    October 28, 2010 at 5:13 am |
    • Sum Dude

      @KIM
      You claim to be "trained as a psychotherapist" just as "Steven" claims to be the guy in the post.
      Neither of you can back up your claims or else you did not foresee the necessity of doing so.

      Your words do not show any extra "training" to my eye. And "Steven's" post does not show any special knowledge either.

      I can only shrug at your obtuseness. You and he could even be the same impostor. Many people like to do this sort of thing here.
      Perhaps you need to think about it – the fact that this is an anonymous blog requiring no registration, no identification, and no particular belief.

      You try to put the label of "threaten" on my usage of the word "ammo", which shows you do not know what you are talking about. So I do not think you are a "psychotherapist", but I could be wrong. It doesn't matter much, really.
      You speak like someone pretending to be a psychotherapist. That is my impression and I'm sticking to it.

      The same could be said for "Steven" and his "post".
      I mention that we have had many impostors here and "poof!" your post appears almost instantly. I doubt this is a coincidence.

      Feck off and take your so-called "HOPE" with you, as you "forgot" to define it or even give it substance. Your words are amazingly empty for a so-called "psychotherapist". I could do better, and have plenty of rambling posts to prove it.

      Post more if you want to have fun with this. It is late and I am bored...

      October 28, 2010 at 5:32 am |
  8. Steven and Djaingo

    God Bless you all. The negative, the crude, the agnostic, the atheist, the believer, the kind, the loving....thank you and God Bless you. Quick reply too and clarification of a couple of things: I do not think nor am I under any misconception that Djaingo is actually praying to Father God. I understand and am aware that Djaingo doesn't posses the cognitive ability to grasp the idea much less acknowledge God. Pavlov's Dog Theory...simple. BUT, his reverence and innocence is awesome and I love it and the dog.....so, insult away. I do not think this ranks in the 'news' category by it's traditional definition. It is; however, a 'feel good' story that others seem to truly appreciate. I've lived an indescribable misery for many years, but nothing that warrants any 'worship' or special recognition as attested. There are MANY people, Soldiers, and Veterans more deserved of attention and response than I and that is freely acknowledged. To be honest....I'm as puzzled as anybody else with the overwhelming response. I guess we have to go back to the 'feel-good', innocence and reverence thing.

    The prayer and/or the action of Djaingo 'praying' isn't the story...it's Faith. And it's exactly that....my Faith. If you don't agree or believe....cool. Personally, I don't 'believe' in God either by the traditional definition. I don't believe in the 'Tooth Fairy', the 'Easter Bunny', 'Goblins' or even 'Santa Clause'. I KNOW my Father God and I KNOW His mercy, His grace, and His love. I KNOW my Savior Jesus Christ. For those of you that assert there is unequivocally No God....well, just a few thoughts. In order for you to make said assertion and for that assertion to have any weight or validity, a couple of things MUST be present. You would need; at minimum I would guess, a plenary knowledge and understanding of everything that ever was and/or is. You would need to posses this 'omniscient' knowledge in order for this assertion that God in fact does not exist to be accurate and true. By possessing this 'knowledge'.....you would then in fact be god himself. Are you? Any of you that bleeds with contempt of anything religious; or is it just Christianity, able to claim this knowledge? I am sure a few will do so with sarcasm....but in doing so we can rule you out. Additionally, several have said, "God doesn't exist....prove me wrong.". Well, a negative can't be proven. On the flip side....God DOES exist.....prove ME wrong. Without the diatribe....simply prove He doesn't exist. Wouldn't buy a TV set from you....surely not allowing your 'assertions' to dictate my Faith.

    Go ahead....insult away if you so choose....but please know it's wasted effort on your part. I mean, think about it....if your sole purpose in life is to intentionally gravitate to a story, a blog, or a Faith in an attempt to denigrate, insult, ridicule, and/or belittle another for that Faith.....then cool. I am sure and I pray you are proud of yourself. It takes a special person to pursue with such dedication and to continue the vehement display of contempt for others....good job. You have your Freedom to do and say near anything....use that Right. But, when it infringes on the Right of another....then you're simply wrong and you know it. Then again, if you've never offered or sacrificed anything greater than your latte', then I seriously doubt it would be understood being disrespectful already as some appear to be. If you need to justify yourself or gain a sense of superiority; or security if you ask me, by acting in this manner....more power to ya. Would you condone your child to behave in such a manner? But, I KNOW these are the type that yell and curse at the top of their lungs but the very second their ideologies are offended, they run crying to the principle. Fitting as most of the attacks are pedestrian at best.

    And you know what, I'll say a special prayer for each of you on this page this evening. The negative, the crude, the agnostic, the atheist, the believer, the kind, the loving....you're all in my prayers. I KNOW prayers work....prove me wrong.

    October 28, 2010 at 2:06 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Steven and Djaingo

      I'll just assume that you really are the 'steve' from the article:

      I love animals. Dogs, Cats, etc... And, from watching the video, that is a very cute trick-conditioned response that has been created with Djaingo. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

      As for the whole 'christian' schtick that you went on and on about in your post,- not so much.

      We could go on and on about the debate of God, and especially your chosen christian view or 'beliefs,'
      but, it would be a waste... wouldn't it, as I can't prove that something doesn't exist, but I am not the one making the claim... that God exists. So, I would ask you for proof. But, we know that there is no 'verifiable' proof. But, you do have 'faith' and 'beliefs' which are much different than 'facts.'

      But, anyways.. I did enjoy the video. It did give me a 'quickie' feel good moment. Thank you.. and good luck to You and Jaingo.

      Peace...

      October 28, 2010 at 3:25 am |
    • Sum Dude

      @Steven and Djaingo

      You assume we're all just slobberin' to attack you and that just ain't true.
      As an agnostic, I am not saying one way or the other, as your side has no proof beyond the subjective non-repeatable and non-verifiable sorts of "evidence", and the other side is not possessed of universal perception and knowledge.

      I have my doubts that you are who you say you are, but without another article or some sort of special indication by CNN themselves to corroborate your "names", I cannot do otherwise. We have had many impostors show up here. Jesus himself, Satan, God, Bhudda, they've all done an appearance here. Kids pretending to be doctors, lawyers, scientists, and they are often obvious....

      I am for veteran's rights and recognition for serving our country. I railed against Bush for chopping away at your already minimal benefits and such when he was President.
      Don't give me any nonsense that I am somehow a lesser American than you just because I am not a veteran. That's just sick, yet I see it in so many posts by ex-military people who like to bully others with their "service".
      I can fight for this country and I do. I fight for the Constltution, which the religious right-wing extremists would love to see destroyed, judging from their remarks and obvious agendas.

      If you've got solutions, we'd love to hear 'em. But if you just want to whine like all these other Christians who don't want to hear any opposition, then feck off, mate. We've got plenty of ammo. I'm not going to give you any special consideration just because you claim to be this guy with the dog.
      This is an anonymous blog. A place where we have MORE than the usual freedom of expression. So your over-generalizations of us don't work too good here. We're all different. All individuals. What you do is what you do.

      I will not belittle your faith if you do not use it in a manner that invites ridicule or revulsion. You act polite and honorable and we will usually return the favor.
      But many of the "faith" cannot and will not act polite, will not be reasonable, cannot discuss things...they just whine about how they are being "picked on".

      Suck it up, soldier. This is a war zone. You don't get a free ticket across no-man's land here. You've got to use your head.

      October 28, 2010 at 3:50 am |
    • KIM JOHNSTONE

      Well said my friend and brother ....
      I trained as a psychotherapist and work with people addicted to drugs and alcohol . From a Scientific point of view....I have witnessed people with severe and multiple trauma heal when able to self soothe none addictively. My Father and I experienced a trauma some years ago and our dogs have brought much joy and healing to our lives.

      I am also a believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and know His healing power and love. I have posted the clip of you both to friends who love the relationship you and Djaingo have.
      I can see the love of G-d in you...and believe in and for complete healing!
      YOU are in my prayers ...nothing in life is wasted if we are focussed in the right direction....JEREMIAH 29:11-14
      You have a gift ....one that can only come from an attuned heart which comes from the love, strength and Authority of our Creator.
      I JOIN YOU IN PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN TIME OUT TO COMMENT HERE.....
      I love your testimony.....your dog and your love for G-d ....May He bless and protect you.....and those you love,
      Kim

      October 28, 2010 at 3:51 am |
    • NL

      Steven-
      You seem a little angry that people actually call you on your belief in God. You say that we have to prove that you are wrong equally as much as you have to prove us wrong. Well, I don't speak for all atheists, but hope I can help you see my position at least. Clearly, the physical evidence does not support the belief in God to everyone's satisfaction. God is not like the sun in the sky; plain for all to see and feel. God is described as invisible, hidden, and indescribable. Something that exists physically without leaving any physical trace of it's existence.

      You have to admit that these are some pretty bold claims, so you have to understand how some of us simply cannot take them on face value. Don't take it personally as many of us tend to apply this principle to all fantastic claims equally. Most of us are not selectively skeptical. So, when we see that there is no evidence for God and that God is not necessary to explain the variety of life on this planet, the origin of the universe, the need for moral codes, or extraordinary occurrences we conclude, rationally speaking, there there really isn't any reason to assume that God must exist.

      So, what separates believers from non-believers seems to be an emotional trigger. As in your case, something happens in some people's lives that impacts them so profoundly that they come to believe that God has entered their lives. So, on one level, we could all just agree that God has simply chosen not to contact some of us and, without the added emotional trigger that you believers share, we don't have what is needed to develop the faith necessary to believe in God. God has chosen you believers especially but, if that is so, then you cannot blame non-believers for being what we are, right?

      Personally, however, I think that people are trained to equate extraordinary emotional events in their lives as God's intervention. So it comes as little surprise that kids raised in Christian families eventually 'find Jesus.' They are waiting for it to happen, and it will their parents and pastors assure them. All it takes is patience and a willingness to believe. I see this as indoctrination. An irrational framework built to support an irrational belief. You can believe what you wish, but I reserve the right to question your, or anybody else's, beliefs. Don't take this as being disrespectful. You are questioning my beliefs to the same degree after all. it's just being honest to the concept of 'truth.'

      October 28, 2010 at 10:40 am |
    • David Johnson

      @Steven and Djaingo

      In the original story, you (Steven) made a claim that god spoke to you. If this is true, I find it hard to believe you aren't a hard core believer. I would be, if god spoke to me. I think you are a poser.

      You (Steven) are a Vet. I am grateful for your service and hope you and the dog are happy. I wish you health and a long life.

      I'm just not really impressed with a dog learning a trick. Maybe if you added a public service message at the end. Something like spay and neuter your pets!

      Happy Trails!

      October 28, 2010 at 10:53 am |
    • zolon5

      What a sensitive and appropriate response to the negativity posted here. I'm sure you realize that these souls are possessed by the evil one already. When their time comes to meet their maker, what will they have to tell Him?That they spent their time trying to denounce Him? It is evil's petty response to divineness. I say let them die in their unbelief, it's their choice. Do not cast your pearls before swine, shake the sand from your sandals and move on. Pray for those who choose to believe and for the Christian Church. Our Lord will be with us always as He promised. We have HOPE in His Word. They have NOTHING.

      October 28, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
    • NL

      zolon5-
      Perhaps you need to redirect your angst against God for not sending some life altering crisis into our atheist hearts that would tear down our emotional stability enough for us to grasp at such a remotely likely possibility as a source of comfort.

      October 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
    • Friend

      I happen to know the REAL Steven – and you are not him.

      October 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm |
  9. NL

    If he can get a cat to do the same thing I might believe in miracles.

    October 27, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  10. Dindy.....

    He has trained his Dog to do something that many neglect to do. How many people are there who does not pray to Almighty in good manner. Dog is praying to it"s creator.in a great manner. This is a beautiful thing to see. Nice video.

    October 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  11. Sum Dude

    This guy found that a pet helped him a lot.
    I would guess that he made a good choice in picking a dog instead of some other animal.
    He felt the dog needed him, too.

    @Donna Jo
    Being a veteran does NOT mean he "gave us the RIGHT to make comments!"
    It just means he served our country and gave a lot in that service.
    We get our rights from the Constltution, our Armed Forces preserve and defend those rights.
    And if we have those rights, why are you complaining if someone uses them?
    You call people stupid. Is this a Christian thing? Or a stupid thing? Or both?
    He and his dog are getting tons of attention and you complain about a few people posting in this back-water blog????
    When did this guy and his dog become worthy of WORSHIP?
    Get a grip and get a clue. This guy is not God, nor is his dog.

    Why don't you fight for veteran's rights and benefits instead of fawning over this trained dog?
    Bush gutted veteran's benefits when he was in office. Where's your condemnation of him?
    Or did you vote for Bush like a good little zombie?

    October 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm |
  12. Courtney

    DonnaJo is right we enjoy our right to say even ugly things because of this man and others like him i have 2 sons in the milatary sometimes just seeing something like this makes you gratefull

    October 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  13. Donna Jo

    Wow! The more I hear stupid people talk, the more I love my dog! He turned that dog into his best friend and the dog gave him hope! Watch the WHOLE story before you make ignorant comments. He happens to be a verteran which means he gave you the RIGHT to make comments! So, try to make them a little more intelligent.

    October 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  14. Maria

    OMG for all of you that dont believe or dont care, please keep your posts to yourself. Some of us believe that all things happen for a reason and in being humane. This man and dog saved each other and share their word to others...

    October 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @Maria
      OMG for all of you that believe or care. Some of us don't believe that all things happen for a reason and don't believe in being inhumane in the name of religion.

      We can speak if we want. You can't have it both ways. This is a blog, not your personal space. Go to myspace or facebook if you want nothing but to rot in the stink of your own reflections.

      It's a big internet. You are free to seek your own kind on your own websites.
      Go to crossroads.org or someplace like that if all you want is to share your "joy" with other believers.

      This is CNN, not your church. If you can't understand that, seek help and guidance from someone who isn't as clueless as you. You would keep us from speaking while insisting that your speech be free? What makes you think that this is okay?

      October 28, 2010 at 7:40 am |
    • David Johnson

      @Maria

      You said, " Some of us believe that all things happen for a reason and in being humane."

      Really? Is your god humane?

      What possible reason could there be for a child dying of cancer?

      These are catastrophes that occurred in the last 10 years. What could possibly be the reason for them?
      2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (approx. 230,000 killed)
      2005 Hurricane Katrina (approx. 1,836 killed)
      2005 Kashmir earthquake (approx. 79,000)
      2008 Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar (at least 146,000 killed)
      2008 Sichuan earthquake (approx. 87,400)
      Other Smaller Disasters:
      2003 Bam earthquake, Iran (30,000)
      2001 Gujarat earthquake, India, Pakistan (20,000)
      2006 Bantul earthquake, Indonesia (5,800)
      2001 Floods and landslides, Brazil (5,100)
      2007 Cyclone Sidr, Bangladesh, India (4,200)
      2004 Floods, Haiti, Dominican Republic (3,350)

      What about the faun that dies in a forrest fire when no one is there to see it? It is just suffering. What is the reason?

      What is the reason for all this suffering? God works in mysterious ways?

      Happy Trails!

      October 28, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  15. Margaret

    Great human interest story of love. Thank you Steven for your willingness to serve our country and share your story.

    October 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  16. doctore0

    Why is this in the news... ?

    This is simply some dog doing what he was trained to to... then get food.
    Wow

    October 27, 2010 at 11:36 am |
    • Jinx

      'Cos it's cyoot! Stoopid hoomin!

      October 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
    • Melanie

      How about just a feel good story. Need more of those in the world.

      October 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
    • David Johnson

      Yeah, but we had this cute story, like 2 days ago. How come the mutt hasn't learned to say the rosary or something by now?

      October 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @Melanie

      You said, "How about just a feel good story. Need more of those in the world."

      You mean more beer commercials? Beer makes me feel good.

      October 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @Melanie

      Give me the "feel good" and keep the "story", but who wants to allow other people to feel good? Not uptight religious folk. Nope.

      October 28, 2010 at 7:27 am |
  17. sn

    Steven's story is awesome...just watched it on CNN. He's been through a lot and its just a blessing to see him smiling and looking great. Doesn't look like someone who's been in the hospital as ofetn as he has....and teaching a dog to pray! Wow.Nice Christmas gift for Mom.

    October 27, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  18. David Johnson

    The dog is just doing what it was trained to do. Drug and cadaver sniffing dogs, seem more deserving of praise. I have seen dogs in circus acts that count and jump through hoops. Why is this dog special?

    Actually the dog is smarter than believers. He knows prayer doesn't work. LOL

    My uncle had a dog that would bring him his slippers...

    October 27, 2010 at 10:20 am |
    • Jinx

      Wow. That was almost two hours before we got an anti-christian comment. Next time, get on the ball!

      October 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
    • Melanie

      Why do people ALWAYS have to post their negative garbage? I suggest living by the rule your mom taught you...if you don't have anything nice to say, shut the heck up.

      October 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
    • David Johnson

      Hmmm...Actually, mom would have thrown a bottle of gin at the monitor and snarled something about putting the dog down...

      October 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
    • Denise

      I tthink this is a great story! Sure, the dog is just trained to do this but I have seen animals trained to do much worse. Who knows how this may touch someone's life. If you don't believe God answers prayer that's your right. Just be thankful you live in a country where you can believe and speak out freely. As for me, I know God hears and answers prayers and that is a wonderful "feel good" feeling that lasts (unlike what you get from beer....how shallow!!!)

      October 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @Denise

      "believe and speak out freely" LOL what a crock. We can only speak freely in anonymous blogs like this one. Duh.

      October 28, 2010 at 7:25 am |
    • David Johnson

      @Denise

      As for me, I know God hears and answers prayers and that is a wonderful "feel good" feeling that lasts (unlike what you get from beer....how shallow!!!)"

      How do you know god answers prayer? Did you know that studies have determined, prayer has no positive effect on sick people? Did you know that there has never been a doc_umented case of a limb being restored? Do amputees creep god out?

      Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever [he be] of thy seed in their generations that hath [any] blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God. – Leviticus 21:17

      Did you know that wonderful "feel good" feeling is felt by members of other religions and Christian denominations? It is not unique to Christians.

      October 28, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  19. Dindy.....

    very peaceful video and how good to have a praying dog. I only have a Cat. She is 15 years old and listens to Hymns only.

    October 27, 2010 at 8:44 am |
    • Sum Dude

      @Dindy.....

      She doesn't do "purrayer"?

      October 28, 2010 at 7:21 am |
  20. Reality

    Dogs- a culinary treat in Korea!

    October 27, 2010 at 8:37 am |
    • Kathy

      Dog is God spelled backward.They are a goift from God, they teach us unconditional love.

      October 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
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