The Baptism

    A client brought a litter of Sheltie puppies to my veterinary clinic for inoculations and worming. As the look-alike pups squirmed over and under one another in their box, I realized it would be difficult to tell the treated ones from the rest. So, I turned on the water faucet, wet my fingers, and moistened each dog's head when I had finished.

    After the fourth puppy, I noticed my talkative client had grown silent. As I sprinkled the last pup's head, the woman leaned forward and whispered, "I didn't know they had to be baptized, too."

 Alice Linn
Mom to Duncan, Expo, Cissie, and Peanut, foster mom to  Brandi"
Sheltie Rescue of Birmingham, Inc.