Tuesday, April 8, 2014
This little guy has stolen our hearts!! We are so thankful to have him as a member of our large and growing family! So thankful in fact, that today while he was napping and having dreams of frolicking through our huge back yard chasing after Sammy, we were all crying at the thought of losing him!
YES, we thought he was MISSING!! We could not believe after all we went through the last several months, the death of our bunnies, our cat running away, and then not being able to find a dog to adopt- that our brand new puppy that we've only had for 5 whole days disappeared out of our back yard that was fenced in with a huge privacy fence!!! One minute he was running around chasing after the kids, the next minute he was GONE!! We searched all the crevices outside, along the fence, along the house, under the house! We drove around the neighborhood looking for him, asking everyone we saw if they saw him, and even our neighbors were looking around for him!! We searched through every single room in our house, the playroom, living room, under couches, inside of cabinets and closets, under beds, in baskets, under clothes behind the washer and dryer.....NO PUPPY!!!
For an hour in a half we yelled for him, tore our house apart, drove the neighborhood, and searched and re-searched the back yard and we came up with no puppy!! Nathan went out one last time to search the neighborhood and the girls and I got on our knees together and asked God to protect the puppy and help us to find him! I posted on fb for immediate prayer.
I got a call from Nathan saying, "he is nowhere, start making flyers and post on craigslist!" I replied, "how in the world did this happen, there is just no way he could have gotten out of that fence, this is just so embarrassing that we can't keep up with our animals!" Feeling completely hopeless I pulled out my computer and messaged a friend who assured me that he would be back, and began posting an ad in the Lost/Found of craigslist. I got the first line typed and heard Nathan knocking on the front door so I put down my laptop and went to walk to the door and THERE HE WAS!!! Running in circles, wagging his tale in the middle of the living room floor!! That little stinker was asleep somewhere in the house!!! WHAT A RELIEF!!!
I think we are done with animals for a LONG time after this!! lol I just am not sure why in the world we have these issues with them but our hearts just can't take it anymore!! I told Nathan today, "I sure do wish that I could still not be an animal person so that this stuff didn't bother me so much!" Funny how seeing how much our children love something can soften our own hearts for the same things! So thankful for answers to prayer!!