The Broken Butterfly

What a great story from a special dog lover!

rachelmankowitz

There’s a special value in rescuing a dog, beyond knowing that you’ve saved someone’s life, or feeling like a good person: a rescue dog is a reminder of the broken things in the world, and of how sacred they are. My rabbi told us that the broken pieces of the first set of tablets of the ten commandments – the ones Moses smashed when he saw his people building the golden calf – were kept in the ark along with the pristine final set of tablets, as a necessary part of the whole.

           Butterfly, with her missing teeth and adorable protruding tongue, her heart murmur and lumps and bumps, is an important part of the whole story. Not all dogs are born to happy families, or adopted by happy families, and taken to the vet each time they have the sniffles. Happiness is only part of the story.

Beautiful Butterfly Beautiful…

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2 thoughts on “The Broken Butterfly

  1. weggieboy

    That was a great blog, Maggie. I subscribed to it. I think Butterfly and Cricket have a very nice human, someone I like very much for her kindness to her dogs.

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