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Jesus on a doggie door

Two years ago, Roger Bowman of California saw Jesus in his doggie door — look carefully and you can see a shaggy man’s image, too — and he took it as an omen that he should not get rid of his two dogs, as he was contemplating.

Now, he’s put the doggie door — framed — up for bids on eBay, hoping it can attract enough money to help the family through hard times.

If you’re interested, better hurry — tomorrow’s the last day to submit a bid. As of yesterday, it was up to $1,185.

Two job layoffs and the housing market crash put Bowman’s family in an economic hole, and they’re hoping they can raise some money by selling it, though acknowledging it will be hard to part with.

“I think it created a calm and happiness in our house and that’s a miracle,” Bowman told TV station KESQ in Palm Springs.

Before Jesus appeared in the doggie door, Bowman said, his two dogs were unruly. After it appeared, well, they were still a handful, but it was easier to cope with. One has since died.

“I believe it was divinely created. It’s too much of a coincidence,” says Bowman. Bowman’s 12-year-old son says the door creates all kinds of miracles from making his family happier to fixing things.

“Our ice machine was broken for a long time and it wasn’t working yesterday, but then today there is ice,” says son Sean Vasquez. “I guess it’s the miracle of Jesus.”

Here’s a closer look, courtesy of eBay:


Comment from Marie
Time December 4, 2008 at 11:19 am

Not seeing it. I could see it on last year’s toast, but not on this door. It kinds looks like what I washed off my screen door last weekend. Oops.

Comment from bluhawkk
Time December 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Agree to not seeing it. Is that logo embossed into the door?

re: unruly dogs easier to handle, it could be the result of one having died.

I am glad he has committed to keeping the remaining dog.

Comment from Anne-n-Spencer
Time December 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm

That is so gross-looking. A little Windex might help…

If it’s made them feel better and caused them to keep their dogs, well, I guess I’m in favor. But I’m with Marie. Not seeing it.

Comment from Anne-n-Spencer
Time December 4, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Bluhawk, I think it says, REPENT AND BE KIND TO YOUR DOGGIE.