August 31, 2016

Androcles and the Lion 2016

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:04 am by aleksan

​Do you remember the ancient story of Androcles and the Lion?  Androcles removed a thorn from the paw of a lion in the forest crippled by pain.  Later they were both separately captured by Roman soldiers.  Androcles was thrown to a lion at the Games but the lion was the one he had saved – so he came and licked Androcles.  The Romans were moved by this friendship, and the explantation.  The Emperor gave the Thumbs up,and both Androcles and the lion were freed.

I was reminded of this this earlier in the meadow when Sammy suddenly stopped and could not walk – he raised his right paw and looked sideways at me in a questioning way.  I found a large thorn, and soon removed it – he rushed off wagging his tail.  I hope he will remember this if we meet again in another world….

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