It may seem like a small thing
to those who aren't in the midst of it,
but having a dog in your home that doesn't
fit and is truly altering the way the family
operates is a problem.
That was little Mister for us.
He is a small dog with much potential
for loving and caring but his past has
left so many scars that he was not safe
around adolescent and teen boys.
We get a lot of those around here.
Really. We do.
So, we had a couple of incidents that
left us feeling absolutely terrible.
You may or may not remember that Mister
was the dog of a friend who has cancer and
who left the area to be with family in another state.
She had every intention of taking him with her
but details at the airport made that impossible.
At one point we got close to flying him out
to be with her but her health has continued to decline
so that became impossible as well.
We began to pray for an answer.
I was willing to take him to a shelter,
knowing that we had found our awesome dogs
there and hoping that they would somehow be
able to place him in a quiet home.
Warren was not willing for this to happen
due to his very legitimate concerns that he
might not make it through the initial screening process.
And God began to write the story.
I spoke with my friend, Sue.
It was almost as an aside
but the last bit of the conversation led to
asking her if she thought her daughter and her husband
might be interested in Mister.
This is the couple for whom I made the sapphire blue
punch cups as wedding favors.
When Christina and Mike
When Christina and Mike
were here a couple of times through that process
they loved our dogs...and our dogs
So, it just seemed like a possibiliy,
Next thing we knew there was a two hour
visit and then a three day wait so they could
decide and really be sure about the commitment
they would be making.
Finally, the phone call came that they
were willing to take Mister into
although his name would have to change.
I totally understand that.
Unless you are looking to meet men
this is a terrible thing to have to call out
Been there, done that!
With mixed feelings we took Mister
to his new home last week.
We have gotten reports that he is doing very
very well. His new family loves him and he
loves them. He has totally fallen for both
of them and is wrapping them around his
tiny little tail.
I know how that can happen.
He really is a sweetheart if you are not
of the wrong demographic.
So....while it may seem small
It is a big, big thing in the lives of
I rejoice daily,
not that he is gone,
for I do miss him...
but that he is very, very happy!!
If God cares about the sparrow,
why wouldn't he care about Mister?
And if he cares about the sparrow and Mister,
how much more does He care for You and Me?