Today a HUGE pixie dust moment happened!
January 12,2013, we have officially welcomed a new member to our family.
We adopted a dog from the animal rescue set up at our local pet store. Admittedly, it was a very impulsive decision, and on the drive home…I had severe buyers remorse! But, I prayed that God would help us love this new dog as much as he will undoubtedly love us, and be a blessing to our home. We have talked occasionally about getting a pet and the girls have been begging for us to get one during the past months. Shaun and I have experienced owning several dogs and a cat during the course of our 8 years of marriage. Four of the five ended very badly and the good one…well, that was Peyton (a blue-heeler/black lab mix), he was indeed the best dog that EVER was! But he became very sick and we had to put him to sleep (one of the saddest days of our lives)! So you can imagine our reluctance at trying again.
But we did it. We did it! He is a 10 month old American Foxhound that we have named “Mickey” because of the black colored area on his back that looks like Mickey Mouse ears. Anyone that knows us, knows we love Disney and this just seemed to fit! (Flynn was also a big favorite, but I was outnumbered). Thankfully, he had already been neutered and all his shots current. From the moment we arrived home, he has been such a sweet dog, gentle with the girls and very loving to Shaun and I. We think he was probably raised inside a home by the way he has been in ours. The girls had the choice of picking Mickey or a little puppy and we are proud of them for picking the older dog, since they get overlooked sometimes for the new puppies. We hoped that getting a little more mature dog would be good for training and adjusting in our home (hopefully less destruction…hopefully!)
After things settled down from the excitement of bringing him home, Madison fell asleep on the couch and Mickey climbed up on her and slept on her legs…so sweet! Reagan is so happy to have a dog and she has already brushed him several times and has tried to get him to do tricks for treats (something we will have to work on). There is definitely some adjusting we will have to do as we get used to Mickey in our home…but we are so thankful for this ‘moment’ and I can already see that God is answering my prayer!
So there’s a new dog on the blog and I’m sure we will have many stories to share of our adventures with Mickey!
Thanks for reading, stay tuned…