January 11, 2014 · 12:57 am
Oliver (white) and his sister Sofi
Oliver has been one of the best dogs I have ever had. I knew immediately he was the right one when I saw him.
If only finding a human life companion was that uncomplicated.
It was a terrible time of my life then, and I was desperate for a buddy. I knew a puppy would help chase the blues away. I drove—one hour, one way— for the puppy I wanted at a semi-affordable price. I wanted a girl puppy, and planned on naming her Olivia.
When I got to the pet shop, there was a litter of five white, adorable, eight week old Peekapoos.
The only girl was too yappy. She yapped in her high-pitch bark anytime anyone got near the kennel, and would not shut up until they walked away. Continue reading →
Filed under Animals and Pets, Awed by His Love and Grace, Following Christ Has Changed My Life, Hope, Humor, Seeds of Inspirations
Tagged as cleaning up dog mess, Dog with sick stomach, Dogs, Encouragement, Faith, faithful companion, God's Love, God's loving patience, Humor, Inspirational, puppies, The Unexpected, true love
June 1, 2013 · 10:25 pm
I saw a bumper sticker a couple of years ago that left me laughing out loud, in the car, by myself. It said, “Wag more, bark less.” My dogs are happy dogs. Their joy is quite visible, they wag their tails more times a day than I can count. We all enjoy a dog’s expression of joy–that whirl of wags and wiggles. But, we become easily annoyed when the barking begins. It’s obvious that barking is also stressful for the barking dog. Though funny at first, the true meaning of that quote sunk in, and hit too close to home.
When I was a single mother, I did too much barking and not enough wagging at home. I struggled so much with the my financial situation. I was often anxious, frustrated, and mentally and physically exhausted. My ex-husband didn’t pay child support. Living in a community property state, meant I was also responsible for the unpaid debts he left when he disappeared. I had no family to turn to, and three teenage kids to support. The paychecks I received from multiple part time jobs, only covered three-fourths of the bills. Paying bills became a recurring, juggling act. I grew weary of the threatening, red-letter notices in the mail.
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Filed under Awed by His Love and Grace, Everydayliving, Following Christ Has Changed My Life, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Just for Fun, Life Lessons, Seeds of Inspirations, Single Parent Struggles, Writing and Author Stuff
Tagged as Debt, Dogs, Faith, Feeling Alone, God, Heartache, Humor, Inspirational, Living In Poverty, Raising Kids Alone, Sacrifice, Single Parent Dilemma, Single Parent Strugles, Tail Wagging, Tough Times
April 2, 2013 · 4:46 pm
Oliver and Sofi
It was such a beautiful day, I decided to take my two very small dogs, Sofi and Oliver, with me to the grocery store. This is the same Sofi from another post titled, Anxious Yorkie-Poo’s Sleep Restored. Both dogs loved getting windblown as they stuck their heads out the open window. Continue reading →
Filed under Everythingelse, Seeds of Inspirations
Tagged as Dog Jumped Out Moving Car, Dog Spared, Dogs, Faith, Fear, God, God's Protection, Inspirational, Loose Dog, Miracle, Random Acts Of Crazy, Shock, The Unexpected, Yorkie-Poo