Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ziggy's Prayer

Before Ziggy went to boot camp, he used to come up to me every day and ask to pray.  He would put his paws up on my leg and look at me like this: 

Ziggy with his paws on my leg looking at me with big sad eyes
"Mom, it's prayer time!"
And then I would say, "Again Ziggy?  Really?"  And he would keep looking at me until I relented.  So finally I would say "okay Ziggy, let's pray".  I'd clasp my hands together, and bow my head, and he would do this:

Picture of Ziggy with his head down between his front paws, looking like he is praying.
"Dear God, please bring me noms."
And Ziggy would pray for food, while I prayed for him to get adopted.  Somehow he ended up with a treat after each of these prayers...  which probably explains why he became the most religious dog I have ever met.  

25 comments:

JackDaddy said...

And they say that dogs don't understand...

Kolchak Puggle said...

Awwwwwww...what a sweetheart! We'll pray with you Ziggy. Dear God, please send Ziggy LOOOOOOOTS of treats (and a forever home).

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

We are praying that Ziggy likes bootcamp and comes home a happy dog!

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

Sorry we haven't been by in a while! We wish Ziggy the best of luck at bootcamp and hope that he finds the most perfect home (one that can appreciate such an upstanding and religious boy, of course)!

Macho (And Nicole!) said...

That is awesome, what a smart pooch that Ziggy is!

mayziegal said...

Whoa! Ziggy prayed for noms and then he GOT noms? Okay, I'm gonna have to learn to say my prayers, too.

We gots your very nice note the other day and it made us real happy. I sure hopes things keep going good at bootcamp!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Corbin said...

My mom and family were in the hospital waiting for mom's nephew who was 5 months old and going through cranial surgery... they were approached by a beautiful Great Pyrenees and she joined them in the waiting room and prayed with them, just like Ziggy! It was very special for my family... he's quite a talented boy :o) Hope he's doing well in bootcamp!
-Corbin

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Stumpy just said her first prayer... now she's looking for a treat.

that Ziggy... I'm pretty sure I need him! Stumpy concurs.

H Ski said...

That is so cute. And now we are praying that Ziggy is doing well at boot camp.

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest thing...I just want to say I always read your blogs and never commented, and want you to know I really envy you because of what you do for these animals...I wish I could be in the position to do what your do. You really have a heart of gold....And if or when Ziggy gets adopted...alot of your readers are really and truely gonna miss him but I know not as much as you will!!

brooke said...

So cute!!! The Zigster! I hope he's doing amazing at boot camp!

Jess and Glacier said...

I love it! We will pray with everyone else that he passes boot camp and gets adopted. He really does sound like a special guy. I just want to hug him! :)

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Adorable! And praying does bring treats. Amazing it's a miracle!

Haven't been getting around and saying my hellos. So a sunny hello.

Wags and Wrigley are so sweet! Love your new header!

Two Pitties in the City said...

Very cute! I've been trying to teach that to Miss M, but for us it's been a Fail.

Lorenza said...

Ziggy!
He is adorable! Sure those praying moments were priceless, right??
I hope he is doing pretty well at bootcamp!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Pamela said...

Of course treats will lead to more prayers. Why do you think so many churches have "Coffee Hour" after services?

Will you be able to post a follow up on Ziggy in boot camp? Or will you just have to wait until he comes back to you?

Dog Foster Mom said...

Thanks for all the nice comments! I hope to provide an update on Ziggy at boot camp soon. So far he is doing okay!

Fisher and Staff said...

Ziggy is just adorable. And so very focused on the prayer.

ForPetsSake said...

What a sweet pup! All of us need a little "spiritual" motivation ;)

Kari in WeHo said...

Thats just too darn cute!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

BerniceK said...

absolutely adorable....

loveandaleash said...

we are not the praying types, but we are sending many good thoughts ziggy's way at boot camp . . . on the food/treats front, the adoption front, and the general good behavior and progress front!

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, that's so cute!

havetailwillwag said...

This really is THE cutest Ziggy post ever! Just captures everything that is so darn appealing about him. I love this dog!

Texas The Doxie said...

That's super cute!!