Monday, 25 October 2010


Rocky got neutered on Friday.

Neutering was recommended to us by the vet and the people at the pound.  It seems most professional animal carers say it's a good thing. It reduces aggression, eliminates the chance of a herd of little Rockys and reduces his desire to stray.

If your wondering what exactly neutering involves google it because I'm not getting into it here.   Let's just say that for a lot of men it's not something they want to think about to much.

Poor wee Rocky didn't know what hit him. When we picked him up he was still groggy from the sedative.  The vet slid him into the consulting room on the end of a lead.  His eyes were rolling about in his head, he was bumping into things  (I think they may have sedated him with alcohol). To top it all off he came out wearing the most ridiculous protective collar I have ever seen.

Since then the effects of the drugs have worn off but the collar is still there.  He looks like a massive canine lampshade.  He now has no peripheral vision and can't really hear that well either.  The thing is ludicrous, it's hard to take him seriously, even strangers in the street laugh at him when we're out and about.

On top of all that he's not supposed to out for long walks or doing any rigorous exercise so the stitches have time to heal.  Rocky is energetic at the best of times but with no opportunity to get it out of his system he's starting to get a little frustrated to say the least.  And this is to last for 10 days!

Rocky's is better, he can get Sky on his!

A wee bit like Rocky and his lampshade we get frustrated when we don't see and know everything.  Why can God just not reveal the big picture to us and prove that He is here once and for all?  Why can't He show me His plans for my life so I can be content where I am.  If only someone would come back from the dead and tell us what was in the afterlife then people would repent, then people would believe.  Show us everything Lord.

Jesus explains to us that we have all information we need, all the information we can handle.  God has revealed Himself to us through the Bible and that is enough.  The world around us and our experiences prove the Bible correct and so we must follow what it says.  Jesus said,  'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'

We may not see everything but we can see all that we need - Our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

  1. I've had it explained to me before that when we try to look ahead, we are like someone at the bottom of the mountain, we can only see round the next corner, one at a time. Whereas God sits on top of the mountain, can see every path and corner and the end and how to get there.

    I'm thankful that I don't always know what is going to happen next, as some of it could scare the life outta me but at least i'll be equipped for whatever comes my way.