Know Who Anderson Cooper Is?

A blog was ready to go. To start in this manner, “Do you know Anderson Cooper?” For those who can spell CNN that’s easy—or those who can spell Vanderbilt, no more difficult.

Anderson Cooper? Answer was an anchor on CNN news, with special focus during the less than respectful political soirees.

Then I was going to spring my surprise. Anderson Cooper? Actually not connected, except for two realities…Anderson Cooper is not one. Anderson Cooper are two: two dogs in the San Antonio Animal Shelter, each scheduled for euthanization two days ago. Diane was alerted about that, has a heart bigger than large for such situations and made a call.

So. Yesterday we went to San Antonio, a mission, so to speak, for liberation. On the way we learned that Anderson needed more surgery and had been adopted by someone else. So, we took Cooper under our wing. He’s a 5-year-old Yellow Lab who came to the Shelter because his owners changed their jobs and were “never home.”

Cooper’s meeting Faith and Caleb went better than well. A joy to behold.

Okay. Adopting dogs happens all the time, and for sure, there were plenty of dogs who didn’t make it. But, as we drove back to our Leander home last night, Cooper, asleep in our back seat, looked like a starfish.

From the story of the young boy walking along the ocean throwing starfish beyond the tumbling surf, back to safety. A cynical stranger wagged his skeptical finger, “Hey, kid?” As he waved his hand pompously and denigrating manners, “Too many starfish. Cannot mean much. A waste of your time.”

The boy picked up one starfish, looked at the scowling stranger and said, before tossing the starfish to freedom, “It matters to this one.”

It’s a good feeling this morning…as Cooper is now with me and Faith and Caleb in my office. As I type away on this blog. But, more. Giving thanks yesterday had great value.

What about today and tomorrow? Don’t know. But that isn’t of concern. At least not right now. For the “present” has two meanings: a gift and this moment. That’s good enough.

Please say hello to Cooper:

Cooper on May 25, 2016

About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Know Who Anderson Cooper Is?

  1. Tom Widlits says:

    You just earned a special jewel in your respective crowns from Jill. As you know a lifelong advocate of adoption. Especially seniors

    TW. Sent from my iPhone


  2. Hello to Cooper!! He says: ” I am beyond grateful to become part of your family. Your kindness and mercy are now woven into my heart and I will love you all forever. Thank you!!”

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