Matt and Mandy

“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, May 2008, 17

Matt and Mandy

Mandy with her dog

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Life is so simple for dogs.

Other dogs don’t try to talk you into doing things that are wrong for dogs to do.

No one tells you to clean up your room or do chores.

On the other hand, you don’t get to learn how to read or dance or sing.

You don’t even get to learn about Jesus in family home evening or Primary.

I’ll tell you what. You keep being a good dog, and I’ll be a good person, and we’ll both be happy.