This Friday my wife and I put our Royal Standard Poodle, Rocky, down. We purchased him from a breeder in Montana and had him shipped to Phoenix, Arizona nearly twelve years ago. Rocky was a great pet. He was gentle, kind, loving and incredibly intelligent.  The word pet, according to, means any domesticated or tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately. Rocky was more than a companion; he was my best friend.

I had a couple of people say, “He was just a dog.” What makes pets so difficult to lose is that they love unconditionally. Man is not able to love unconditionally as we are supposedly gifted with reason, which produces judgment. We need to give our pets all the love we have merely to match their love for us. When I see a pet suffering from abuse I want to see the perpetrator punished equal to the pet they abused. The problem is that it is illegal to treat a human the way many humans treat their pets.

Many people say that when they die they want to come back as our pets. People should not own pets if they are not doing so to learn to love the way they do through the experience. We have had fish, birds and dogs and have treated them all as well or better than they would have been treated in the wild. I never want to treat an animal worse then my father in heaven treats them. God is tied directly to animals and I have learned a lot about God through my pets. If you want to know if you are a great ambassador to the pet world remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!



Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.


About Randolph Ek

My name is Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D. I started life as one of five children of an alcoholic father. The physical and mental abuse nearly destroyed my life. In fact my self-destructive behavior nearly landed me in prison. I eventually was guided to an alcohol/drug counselor and he directed me to a rehabilitation center. Since that time I have spent more than thirty years devoted to helping people find their ultimate potential. We can blame our negative, spiraling life on victimization but until we accept responsibility the power we need is beyond us. When we accept our part in our lives and surrender to a higher power, which I choose to call God, intervention is immediate. God allows us to realize our true power. We are all made in God’s Image and Likeness and have all the power of the universe at our disposal. We are not victims; we are volunteers and once we believe this truth our lives become limitless. God wants us all to have our heart’s desire and he will deliver whatever we continually think about good or bad. Unless I start my day off powerless and humble I cannot make the spiritual connection required to tap into God’s limitless power. God loves mankind and refuses to leave anyone behind. We can go willingly or we can be dragged to salvation. Pain is merely a symptom of spiritual separation mind, body and spirit. Realize, your individual limited resources, seek help, join others in their quest for spiritual understanding. Realize that all religions are right, yet they are also incomplete.

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  1. Unconditional Love … Is exactly what I learned from my Merle, about 28 years ago. Just about exactly the time I desperately needed it . funny how that works sometimes. Love you Randy Jan & rock-o

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