At her advanced age, a serious illness could be fatal. Somehow dogs do not realize this. So when Sadie decided she really really wanted to indulge in the rancid grease drippings from the grill, she didn't understand how sick she'd become.
Isn't it hard to say no to the wonderful temptations that are all around us? We want to indulge, not knowing how rancid and sickening a poor substitute for God really is.
We strive, we fail, but we revive under God's incredible grace, forgiveness, and love.