Incident at Robson Ranch
Do you think that the Lord would send a dog for a Christian’s protection? This incident happened a few years ago, but it is still fresh in my mind.
Robson Ranch is located in Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia. To get to the ranch, one has to drive up a long and winding road quite far into the mountains. The ranch has large fields in front of the ranch house, and to the east is a small campground where the different sites are set into the forest. At the ranch lived a large dog, which resembled a Malemute.
Husband and I pulled into our campsite and decided not to pitch our tent on the gravel.. we chose instead to pitch it in the forest where it was surrounded by berry bushes. Not the brightest thing to do. During the day, we wandered around, looked at the various activities that were offered to us, and then went back to our campsite later in the afternoon. Shortly after we got back, the ranch dog came to the campground, and lay down on the road at the entrance to our campsite where he stayed the rest of the afternoon and into the night. We thought that it was strange that he did not move from his chosen spot.
I can still remember being awakened by a loud snap of twigs, and the sound of a large animal moving slowly through the bushes and closer to our campsite. I was convinced that it was a bear and became concerned about being right in the middle of berry bushes. This was in late August when bears were looking to fatten up on any and all berries that they could find.
As the animal came closer, the dog (who was still in front of our site) began barking; a very loud, threatening bark.. he continued until I could hear the animal turn and go in the opposite direction.
The next morning the dog had left his spot in front of our site, and we heard later in the day that a bear had gone into the farm-house yard and eaten all of their berries.
I have always been convinced that the Lord sent that dog to our site to protect us. We did not know the dog, nor was he particularly friendly. It was like he had a job to do, which he did very well. And I am thankful.