August 18, 2016 8:38 am at 8:38 am #1168873ExcellenceParticipant
lilmod, I am not on any high level. The Chofetz Chaim says if you trust the judgement of the Heavenly Court and don’t argue it, immediately they give you rachamin.August 18, 2016 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #1168874
“RebYidd23 – Excellence, in that regard, how do dogs differ from coffee makers?”
“Excellence – One is a dog, one is a coffee maker…”
I have been trying to get a coffee maker for years, but I can never manage to do it. It has boggled my mind, but now it makes perfect sense.
Thank you for helping me figure that outAugust 18, 2016 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #1168875
yeah, like you shouldn’t be shopping for it in a pet store.August 18, 2016 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #1168876
You know, I went to a pet store looking for a coffee maker, and the guy said, “we don’t sell those here.” I said, “why not? you sell dogs here, whats the difference?” So he said, “one is a dog, the other is a coffee maker.”
Excellence, do you work in a pet store?August 18, 2016 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #1168877
I thought you were being funny, now it sounds like you think he should be taking this more seriously. Are you still being funny? Cuz that really was funny.August 18, 2016 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #1168878Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
Excellence- So I guess that if you heard that a lion escaped from the zoo and was right outside your door, you wouldn’t be afraid to go outside, knowing that your Torah and Mitzvos will protect you.August 18, 2016 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #1168879Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
And knowing that if it’s meant to kill you it will and if it’s not meant to it won’t so it won’t matter what you do.August 18, 2016 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm #1168880
“I thought you were being funny, now it sounds like you think he should be taking this more seriously. Are you still being funny? Cuz that really was funny.”
I am still trying to be funny (unless what I said wasn’t funny, then I’m trying to be serious)
But in all seriousness, you can always assume I’m trying to be funny.
I think. Now I’m confusing myselfAugust 18, 2016 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm #1168881
seriously?August 19, 2016 11:43 am at 11:43 am #1168882mommamia22Participant
Anyone hear of the story of Hachiko?
It was a dog that became so famous for its loyalty and love of its owner, it’s story was published and a movie was made about it.
Born in 1923, the dog was adopted by an agricultural professor in Japan in 1924.
Every day the dog would walk on its own to the train station to meet its owner upon his return from work.
One year after being adopted the owner suddenly passed away. The dog continued its ritual of going to the station to meet and await its owner for nearly ten years until its own death.
A dog is not a lion.
Not all dogs are made alike.
Though I do think owners should respect fears that others may have, that does not mean that people should feed into their fears and allow themselves to “freak” every time they see a dog.
Caution is one thing, hysteria another.
Believe me, kids watch grown ups. When they see you freak out, they assume there’s a terrible danger nearby.
Animals have an amazing capacity to show love, tolerance, forgiveness, loyalty etc.
It would be such a shame to deprive oneself and children of this awareness and experience.
I teach my kids to always ask an owner if it is safe to pet the dog. They have learned to be cautious and not terrified.August 19, 2016 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1168883
Meno – so stop.August 19, 2016 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #1168884
I can’t stopAugust 19, 2016 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #1168885
Meno – why not?August 19, 2016 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1168886
It’s in my bloodAugust 19, 2016 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #1168887
Meno – get to the hospital immediately (joking).
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