The Dog That Stole Jesus’ Sandal

One Final Walk on Feb. 13, 2010
One Final Walk on Feb. 13, 2010

Do you day dream?

I mean sometimes, do you day dream so big that it surprises you?

Yesterday, I had a daydream that our beloved Canine Son Carter, an 11-year old Yellow Lab stole one of Jesus’ sandals.

We laid Carter to rest yesterday morning, Valentine’s Day.

It was a glorious moment when the image of Carter meeting Jesus and licking Jesus’ face so much with affectionate kisses that Jesus finally had to laugh and say, “OK Carter, enough, that’s enough already.”

And Carter obeyed. But quickly grabbed one of Jesus’ sandals and began his favorite game – keep away.

Dream big today, no matter your circumstance. Try not to let any thing or any one deprive you of your most glorious day dream.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you…you shared a beautiful thought about Carter and Jesus…keep that ever in your thoughts and remember all the joy he brought you and your family…
    Kathy B.

  2. Jeff

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Chapin is blessed to have a dad that, as you had mentioned before, took time to share with him the hard conversation of life and death. Not only did you prepare him, but I think you helped to prepare yourself for this moment. And in the end, you have helped to paint a lifetime full of wonderful memories of Carter for your family.


  3. Mark, Kathy and Bob, thank you for your care and compassion. People like you, reaching out, has really been a wonderful blessing from this social media invention known as blogging.

    Peace be with you all,
    jeff 🙂

  4. Thank you Donna. Your thoughtfulness is healing at this challenging time. Each comment, email, phone call, and Facebook post helps add a warm and helpful reminder of how blessed we were to have had Carter in our lives for so long.

  5. Jeff, I am sorry to hear Carter will no longer keep your family company here on earth. However, I know that he’ll be waiting patienly for you in Heaven. You were lucky to have had each other in this life. God bless you and your family!

  6. Maggie, thank you for your comforting support and words of compassion.
    It’s also nice to have you visit. Welcome.
    The world is getting better and smaller. The Internet has provided opportunities that would never have happened five years ago.
    So many people have relayed messages through Facebook. email or blog comments, offering an unexpected healing.

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