Dogs can learn many tricks with proper training. They can be taught to fetch, go on simple errands in the house, or watch over their human siblings.
Some dogs have learned to do things that are not typically done by canines. The dog in our story, a rescue dog named Djaingo, learned how to pray with his human dad.
Djaingo’s dad taught him to pray before eating one Christmas. It was something he did for his mother. Since then, Djaingo and his dad would pray almost every day as they start their day or before they eat.
During one such instance, the dog’s dad managed to record a video of him and Djaingo praying together at the start of the day. This time, they didn’t just pray for the food; they prayed for the day ahead.
The video shows the Australian Cattle Dog walking into the room. He just woke up, and his dad greeted him.
“There you are, sleepyhead. Good morning,” dad told him. “Do you wanna eat?”
The dog stared at his dad for a few moments. When his dad asked him if he was hungry, Djaingo barked to let him know that he was.
“Okay, come say grace,” dad told him. Dad sat down, and Djaingo leaned on dad’s thigh with his front paws. Then he bowed his head as dad said a prayer.
Dad thanked the Lord for the new day. He also said thank you for their friends and family, especially for the support that they gave for him and Djaingo. He asked the Lord to watch over them. Then he began to pray on Djaingo’s behalf.
“Father, I do ask a special prayer that you help me to not chase the neighbor’s cat,” he said. Still praying on behalf of Djaingo, he asked that God would help the dog to obey his dad whenever dad asks him to do something.
After praying, Djaingo’s dad said he could eat. The obedient dog excitedly ran to his food bowl for his breakfast.
Djaingo was rescued just a few hours before he was to be put down. He lived with his dad, a veteran who was disabled. They share a strong bond. Watch them below.
Credits to: Djaingo Waragol