In 1999 my brother gave me a Miniature Pincher; her original name was Spanky, but to see her you know that she is a Lady. Lady was left by one of his numerous girlfriends. I often wonder did the girlfriend leave my brother the dog as a metaphor.
Men are often referred to as dogs, supposedly, because of their lying and cheating ways. What name is given to the women the men are cheating with?
When I was a little girl, growing up in Norfolk, the old folks referred to “fast” or a certain type of woman as Jezebel. Jezebel was a harlot in the Bible.
One of my single friends and I went for a neighborhood walk. During our walk we discussed our finances and how taxing it was mentally not to have a spouse or a significant other to share obligations. My single friend and I shared stories on how we were surviving financially, mentally and physically. We both declared to be church-going, Bible reading, and Christ believing women. She informed me that God had blessed her on numerous occasions. She gave me examples of her blessings such as a former co-worker paid off her vehicle. She further stated that he had paid for repairs around her home and was taking care of some of her basic needs until his wife and daughter found out about their relationship. The daughter of her blessing called to demand that she leave her Daddy alone.
I did not want to be judgmental because I had my own secrets.
I had a longtime friend that I knew before he was married. Occasionally, he would stop by from out of town to take me out to dinner or just talk about our aspirations. Because I was single and longed for companionship, I had begun to covet another woman’s husband. I could even justify what his wife was or was not doing for him because I was the better woman, or was I?
Since my youth, I have this habit of diagnosing myself. This time the diagnosis was not good. I informed my friend that he could no longer call or visit me if I could not be friends to both he and his wife because I did not feel comfortable with our clandestine relationship. I believe that what I give to the universe is what I will receive. My clandestine friend thought Lady (my dog) was cute and he often told me that she and I resembled in mannerisms. I, on the other hand, was thinking that Lady and I resembled in ways that I did not like. Since he did not comply with my request I abstained from all contact.
By the way, Jezebel lived for quite a while before God’s judgment caught up with her and she was eaten by dogs (2 Kings 9:30-37).
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