Friday, November 26, 2010

Dog Day Decision

Scooby Do our Chow/Sheltie mix passed from this life a year ago late December.  For eleven years, he greeted, loved, and served us the best he could.  Even when he pulled a fast one, he could make me laugh.  I’ve never been adored more by any of his kind.  He could cripple my attempts to catch him by moving extraordinarily fast on very short legs. The fit of laughter that dropped me to my knees was so unfair!  I think he may have planned his escape by being deliberately cute and tickling my funny bone. There is nothing like a faithful loving dog to make any day seem right. 
This spring I desire to add a canine to our family once again.  I’ve been looking online at different types of dogs and I just can’t make up my mind.  Maybe you could help me by sharing your favorite breed of dog and why that breed is special.  Maybe you have an endearing story to tell.  I would love to hear from you. 
One thing is sure, I miss being greeted and entertained by one of the best friends anyone can have on planet earth!  I look forward to a new addition to our family this spring.  At this time, I have no idea what type of dog we will settle on.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and advice on this important decision!  So what was that you were about to say?
March 5, 2011
I've fallen in love wth the Leonburger breed.  They are HUGE, they are AMAZING and I've had this desire growing inside me to have whatever dog we adopt trained as a therapy dog.  I have a lady friend that is willing to help  train me - no, no, no the dog with obedience classes.  This is HUGE in my life and growing in improtance each day.  There is a shift in my opinions on what I feel God may do with my life. I feel myself focusing on new directions and observe from afar possible new doors to venture through. A walk with God is never boring if you are not plugging your ears and screeming your own thoughts at the top of your lungs. My prayer today is...
Lord don't let me miss your whisper, and do let me sense your heart beat in my situations because you are the bread of life.  You offer abundant life and I want to live fully in it!
Yesterday I hit a speed bump about the Leonburger, maybe this dog is too big? Too strong, and to imature for too long?  It takes 3-4 years to mature and settle down.  Of course it's okay that I'm still imature and in my 50's but thats besides the point!  Will I become like a kite flying behind a running Leonburger and holding on for dear life during our daily walks?  I've changed my mind and investigeted so many wonderful breeds of dogs only to feel concerned that they might eat my cat if I turned around. Or when I found out about the energy level or companonship needs of certain breeds I grew concerned that they might be equal to the destructive scenes in the movies. {The movies where there is a tussel in the house that messes up everything and makes me cringe! } That is if we don't give them 3 + walks per day!  When I considered not pursuing this dog my heart took a dive.  I greaved as though I just lost Scooby all over again.  I think I must arrange a visit and check out first hand what I sense from this magnificant breed. I want my spring puppy to be a perfect fit!

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