Do you know why we have a wet nose? I thought I would share my favorite bed time story with you today, I hope you like it (from Taking the Lead).
When he finished it, he rounded up all the animals, two-by-two to travel on his ark. People laughed at Noah's possums and panthers and penguins. They laughed at his cheetahs and chinchillas, giraffes and gazelles and rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses. Into the ark they went, two-by-two. Pretty soon, it started to rain.
It rained and it poured and it rained some more. People stopped laughing and the ark started floating. Noah and his family and all the animals two-by-two, rode safely on the waters. They sailed for 40 days and 40 nights. When the rains stopped, out of the ark came Noah and his family and all the animals two-by-two. All except one little dog. Noah searched everywhere. He looked on the first deck. He looked on the second deck then the third deck. Finally, in the farthest corner of the lowest deck he found the little dog.
The dog was shivering and standing with his nose pressed hard against the side of the boat. "Come here little dog" called Noah. "It's time to come out. Here doggie, doggie!" The little dog wouldn't move. Noah gently pulled him away. "What's this?" said Noah. "A hole in the ark. The ark could have sunk Little dog. You kept us safe - my family and all of the animals, two-by-two with your little nose...so all the world and all the generations will know your great deed, your nose will always be cold and wet, just as it is today." That's how the dog got his cold, wet nose. The next time when you feel your dog's nose, remember that little doggie who protected Noah, his family and all of the animals, two-by-two.