Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our Dog for Two Days

If you don't know these things about our family here goes....

1) We are a dog family 2) I wanted a dachshund and Hubby said we needed a big dog (well not exactly in those words)and 3) L wants a Yorkie Terrier that is at the pet store where he volunteers (poor thing has lived there a year and a half!)

A few weeks ago when I dropped L. off at Hubby's work so he could take him to practice, I happened to go out with Hubby to the van to get something. When we turned to go back inside there was a stray dog. Ugggh. No tags. Uggh. It was very friendly and skinny. Uggh. We took it inside and gave it water and Hubby left me to decide what to do. Uggh. I couldn't let the dog wander the city and get squished. Uggh.

I put it in the car and headed home. I stopped off at the above mentioned pet store to give them my sad story. They told me what a beautiful dog it was and loaned me a crate. I carried the dog in the house with J. jumping and nipping on my way to lock the dog in our bathroom. I let J. outside so new dog could roam around (mind you J. was barking the whole time outside!) Hubby was right (see number 2). This dog scampered across my living room! I'm not much on dog scampering - that's something squirrels do!

When our neighbors brought M. home from practice I begged them to take the dog for a few nights because of J. After checking with his wife, he called and said his daughter would take care of the dog. Yay! The next day we checked for owners, posted fliers, checked with the dog for a microchip. No avail.

The next day I took new dog back to Hubby's work. Someone had called and said if no one claimed the dog he would take it. Ok, without going into details or describing my fears - this wasn't someone I would "pick" if applications were being filled out. I prayed all day if God didn't want this to happen He'd bring the owner (or even someone else!) No answer and we handed new dog over. (If it's any consolation the guy did have other small dogs and children). Also my stray dog days are done.

A big thank you to the pet store, neighbors and Hubby! new dog for us and the yorkie is still at the pet store.

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