October 26, 2021


SQuire Rushnell

Louise was one of those kids who was painfully shy.  She felt more comfortable with animals than people.

Every Christmas she’d write her WISH LIST and at the very top were three big letters … D-O-G. 

She knew it was a long shot … since her mother had a fear of dogs. Sadly, Louise’s GRANDFATHER had died from a RABID dog BITE.  

One day her mother was having a very STRESSFUL TIME with a MIGRAINE headache. Without thinking, Louise once again asked her mom if she could have a dog. 

Her mom snapped, “The ONLY way you’re going to get a dog … is if someone leaves it to you in their WILL.”

Louise felt wounded. She went to her room and PRAYED … never comprehending the power of a little girl’s prayer.

Now, most of us know from experience that from every bad thing that happens, God usually births SOMETHING that’s good. Sometimes … it arrives as a Godwink … a little coincidence that isn’t, but comes from divine origin.

The day after Louise’s prayer, their upstairs neighbor, Bill, knocked on the door. His elderly mother needed a dog sitter. Would Louise like the job? Boy, would she! What a blessing!

When Louise and SPOTTY laid eyes on each other it was love at first sight. That little border collie helped EASE Louise’s HEARTACHE of not having her own dog.

Months later, Bill knocked on the door again. This time he had SAD NEWS. His mother had passed away. “But,” said Bill, “she left something for Louise in her will.”

Louise and her Mom stood in the doorway wondering what it could be, as they watched Bill walk to his car to get it.

He opened the car door and OUT JUMPED SPOTTY, wagging her tail!

Louise’s eyes instantly filled with happy tears! 

Ever so gently she looked up at her mom … fearful of her response. In a hesitant whisper, Louise’s voice wavered … “Can I keep her Ma?”

Her mother was quiet … for an eternity.

Reluctantly, she answered. “Well … if the DOG was left to you in a will… I guess I don’t have a choice!”

Waahoo! Louise’s heart leapt! What a wonderful Godwink/Dogwink!

For the next 14 years Louise and Spotty were INSEPARABLE! Even her mother fell in LOVE with SPOTTY … almost as much as Louise!


Perhaps you’d like to share your GODWINK/DOGWINK story. We’d love to hear it.

By the way, the entire Spotty story, and 19 others, are in our newest book “DOGWINKS: True Godwink Stories About Dogs.

If you like to listen to books, check out the audiobook

Wishes for Winks … 

SQuire & Louise

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