I believe dogs are always in the presence of God. They don’t get distracted by dogma (tee he) or doctrine. Dogs, without thinking about it per se, are always awake to the wonders of Creation.
Some people feel that dogs are less worthy–that they aren’t deserving of the merit of God. Evidently a dog who received communion in an Anglican church in Toronto caused one man to leave the church. (Read the full story here.)
In another story, a congregation found they could best accept people by accepting their pets.
What do you think? Does your dog have any part in your spiritual practices?