The pictures came as e-mail from a Christian friend. To put it in the words of Queen Victoria, “we are not amused.” The first picture I saw had a sleeping baby in his seat below a chair, with the family dog lying in the chair with its head resting on the infant’s. Not too repulsive.
The second picture I saw had the same baby, lying on a bassinette, etc., with the dog licking the infant’s mouth and nose. Unacceptable. Repulsive.
Dogs licked the sores on beggar Lazarus, Luke 16:21, by their instinct, not for his health. The baby pictured had no sores, and deserved better oversight than a dog slurping its tongue over the infant’s mouth and nose.
Don’t blame the brute. It did what came naturally. But what of the adult supervising the child? Why would anyone seek in a beast what is the responsibility of someone LIKE the infant? And could that picture bring praise?
Christians, remember your ancestry. You came directly from God as humans; not in evolution from animals. Therefore…it’s from God and people like ourselves that we find our peace, comfort and care.
People say they can almost communicate with their animal, dog or otherwise. (Excluding cats; no one can communicate with a feline.) That almost describes the impassable, uncrossable barrier between humans and animals. Will Durant once criticized creationists by saying the gorilla’s DNA is very close to ours. Just try to eliminate the gap those one or two chromosomes create! Left without human guidance, when will a gorilla put on pants, or speak a word? The same question applies to any animal.
If you want a baby comforted, or made secure, pick him up and hold him gently and firmly. Reach down your head and kiss his forehead. Open your mouth and say, “I love you.” That child will never need animal care. That’s my view. What’s yours?