Thursday, January 23, 2014

Brother John Meets "DENVER the Guilty Dog" on YOUTUBE



DENVER'S very own FACEBOOK page!

-By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

I have a confession to make to all my readers. Sometimes it gets very cold and lonely in my SUV night after night. especially during this latest version of THE POLAR VORTEX. (How are YOU surviving this time around? Actually, I am doing fine. The survival gear I have for winter emergencies works great, and so does a MARMOT -40 below down sleeping that I literally could not survive without.)

 And so, after finishing my devotional prayers in "the icebox", I then turn to a little laughter for entertainment. I love going to YOUTUBE to find humorous videos depicting funny animals like doggies and kitties.

Only a few nights ago, I somehow stumbled on "DENVER THE GUILTY DOG" series of videos on YOUTUBE while surfing animal vids. 

I simply love "guilty dog" videos! Our family used to have a hilarious canine in our home, who kept us laughing all the time with his antics. His name was Huckleberry, and he looked so much like DENVER that I couldn't believe it. He even had that comical "doggie-chops-hung-over-the-teeth" look at times, just like Denver.

Our Huckleberry was a red blood coon hound

So when I discovered Denver's "guilty dog" video series (even a book), I was elated. I KNEW John would love this!

You see, John often gets very depressed about his circumstances...and who wouldn't? He can no longer walk. He battles frequently with pain. We cannot afford to get him out of his facility on a wheelchair transport van. He is confined day and night in a nursing home wherein everyone is much older than him, and feeling very much isolated and alone.
John faces challenges every single day

Of course, we pray together, and he trusts in Jesus His Savior completely. But we can all suffer from depression at times, even as Christians. Even Jesus wept and grieved at times.

And I have personally found that the best antidote for depression, of course after prayer and spending time in God's word, is often LAUGHTER!

John loved good old Huckleberry, and misses him to this very day. Therefore, I knew he would love the videos of DENVER THE GUILTY DOG.

And so, after my being entertained with DENVER videos during the frigid night throughout this latest arctic blast , I decided John needed a little "laugh therapy." 

I played guilty dog videos for John the other day. And (pardon the pun) Brother John howled with laughter! (Which is much better than hearing him howl with pain as the CNA's turn him in bed...)

If you have ever owned a dog before, you know how dogs are highly intelligent. They MUST have somewhat of a conscience as well, because even dogs can respond to confrontation over their "crime" with GUILTY LOOKS and actions. 

Such crimes can include: shredding your favorite pillow, getting into the trashcan and making a mess, sneakily eating food off of your plate while your back is turned, getting into treats without permission, and even worse. Bad doggie!

And such is Denver the guilty dog. Oh, Denver! But what was Denver's crime?

Denver's crime was to get into kitty treats behind her owner's back. Often, dog owners must learn to become good detectives. In the classic "Denver the Guilty Dog" video, the owner returns home to find an empty bag of kitty treats lying on the floor, with a doggie-mouth sized rip in the bag.
Oh-oh...who did this???

Having two dogs in the house, the owner then had to become detective sleuth and find the guilty party. He first confronted suspect number one, MACY, with the evidence.

"Macy...did YOU do this???"

After encountering total denial of the whole affair from Macy, the owner then turns his full attention to suspect number two, DENVER. And for some strange reason, Denver is cowering in the corner over by the door as the camera approaches her. All dog owners can read this doggie's face by now!

"Denver...did YOU do this???"

The evidence is then presented before Denver's nose. Never have I witnessed a dog go into such funny denial antics in my life! Denver's body language said it all! And look at that guilty face!

Amazingly, the bite marks on the kitty treat bag somehow perfectly match Denver's toothy mouth! Aha!
And of course, Denver denied the whole thing!
But the evidence was stacked against her.

The toothmarks on the vandalized bag of kitty treats 
matched Denver's dental records perfectly!
Finally, Denver hangs her head in shame...
she knows she is busted!

And the verdict at last???

The SENTENCE- Poor Denver is ordered to the local doggie jailhouse to serve her sentence. It's off to the kennel cage for this guilty dog!

Denver sadly slinks off to serve her sentence...

But NOT before she says a final word to the jury:
"Drat...caught again!"

Finally, I have discovered a solution for pet therapy for John at last! John told me months ago, after his life-saving surgery and relocation at Beystone, that he desperately wanted a therapy pet, a nice doggie, to be brought to him periodically for companionship. 

But that simply wasn't in the budget. Nor did I have  home to keep the doggie in. And so we prayed for a solution to how to bring a fun dog to John to help lift him up and encourage him. And so, here comes Denver!
Naughty dog Denver!

Now, this is the kind of pet I love. Low maintenance (none), low cost food budget (nil) and voila! The perfect pet for cheap entertainment...the VIDEO DOG!

The advent of THE VIRTUAL DOG has finally arrived for John's life.

So now, it is big sister's job to find the best "guilty dog" and other humorous animal videos on YOUTUBE and to play them for John. C'mon, little Brother, laugh! And John is now laughing much more, now that we have discovered DENVER THE GUILTY DOG series on YOUTUBE.

So if you are feeling down and discouraged, try a little healthy laughter for a while! (There's enough sadness coming to America anyhow...)

God the Creator had a reason for making cute furry little animals that we could interact with.
Too funny Denver!

Click on the above links at the top of the page (and on the bottom), and discover the charm and humor of DENVER videos. There are also many more "guilty dog" videos available on YOUTUBE, and a variety of cute animal humor videos to get you chuckling or warm your heart by the time you've finished watching them.

I can just hear some of you saying, "Wait a minute, Pamela Rae...I thought your website was all about 'doom n' gloom!'" 

Hardly. There is much more to life than retreating into a "doom n' gloom mode" and hiding under a rock curled up in a fetal position and thinking "we're all gonna DIE." How can that be called a victorious Christian life? Jesus came to bring His followers LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY! And I am soaking in all the LIFE He can give me.

Hey...we all need to enjoy some humor time in our lives. Including you and me.

And even though I report of some very serious topics on my blog, I refuse to let the subject matter I research every day, drag me into the depths of depression and despair. (And they can if you let them!) Both are self-defeating, often leading to a state of hopelessness. 

We as Christians must always remember that because of Jesus Christ, there IS hope, no matter what our circumstances are! JOY is very important in our lives as well. The Bible declares, "the JOY of the Lord is your strength!" 

Jesus even declared, "...and your JOY no man takes away." The Bible also states in Luke 10:21, "At that time Jesus was filled with the JOY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT...." And we too must be filled with His divine joy as we manifest His life to the world today.
We can never allow anything to rob us of our joy and the ability to laugh in life. Your faith in God through Jesus Christ WILL bring you through the darkest of times...ONLY BELIEVE!

"And this is the victory that overcomes the world, EVEN OUR FAITH!"

And perhaps a little good humor mixed with it for good measure as well!

Now go and have a good time watching DENVER THE GUILTY DOG and other funny guilty dog videos on America's beloved YOUTUBE.

And make it your goal to enjoy LIFE MORE ABUNDANT 
through Jesus Christ today!

-Pamela Rae Schuffert and  Brother John-

1 comment:

  1. "more abundantly"
    John 10:9-11 KJV
    [9] I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
    [10] The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
    [11] I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

    God Bless! From, Brother John