I do not have to imagine any longer. I do not have to wait and wonder. I will not be worried because my beautiful pet is home safely! The joy and relief permeates the air as much as the smell of wet dog hair.
And once again, I know God hears our prayers. Why should I be downcast ever, when whatever the outcome, the Lord knows best. And sometimes he surprises me by granting exactly that for which I prayed. Hope is renewed for the marvelous things He has yet in store for those who wait on Him in awe and wonder.