Thursday, September 23, 2010

Summer Lovin'





Where have I been you ask? Well, the hubster injured his ankle on the 4th of July. Then we found out in the same time frame that our 10 yr olds baseball team qualified for regionals and our summer vacation got a detour. I became the packer, loader and kid wrangler for the summer while you-know-who had to stay propped up. (generally with a laptop. Just sayin') So then he found out he had to have surgery to repair his tendon.(!?) And this began 8 weeks of recovery. Mercy. SO in the middle of all this, we began school and our 3 yr old golden retriever, Sam, decided he needs more space. Every day. He became an escape artist of top notch quality. He dug, chewed, pried etc every SINGLE DAY! Then proceeded to bark at the neighbors incessantly. Bark up the sun. Bark at the mailman... you get the idea. While he is a sweet dog, we were getting fed up with broken fencing and gathering his butt back to our yard! So, I took sweet pictures and posted him on facebook. AND we prayed. Many prayers. lol, anyway, a friend of mine who has 6 kids and also homeschools had lost her 5 yr old golden in AUGUST! He passed away. So they had been praying to find one and couldn't. They have 3.5 acres for him, and a pond. AND the husband said, I hope he barks, I can't stand a non barker.... well well well... Let's just say Sam might be just what you are looking for mister! They came last night with 4 of the kids and even gave us money for him!! They felt they were stealing such a great dog.(don't get me wrong, he is a great dog, but we are very very very tired. lol) So two families had their prayers answered and one dog got a really great new home. Ahhh, love that God takes care of even the things some people think are not so important.

5 comments:

Lori said...

Oh wow, that's so great!!!

And it's about time you came back to blogland! We've missed you, girl!

Jean said...

So glad you posted! I've missed you!

Our 20 yr old son is in the Caribbean studying abroad- he is threatening to bring home a dog! We have tweo and we are not looking for a third- ugh!

Happy your doggy found a good home!!

susieloulou said...

I did the same thing with our beautiful golden retriever, he was getting ignored here and went to a home with another golden (a female), a pool, a dog run, a doggy door so he could come in anytime and not look pitiful leaning on the door from outside - it was a beautiful thing! Good for you & Sam!

The Source said...

Aww...that's a really gorgeous dog! Too big to be intimidated by a human yelling "knock it off!" every time it barks, I guess?? Lucky for me, Lucy tucks her tail and shuts her mouth every time I catch her yapping it up at the neighbors, the leaves, the wind, the butterflies...

Hope your hubby's recovering nicely!! Prayers for healing and health!

anymommy said...

I love it when things work out for everyone!