I also want to show off our new (ish) dog. I confess, I did NOT wait 4 months to get a new furry friend... I was on Petfinder within 24 hours of losing Mick. I started with our the closest, Columbus Cocker Rescue, but at the time, all of the dogs they had were older (we were hoping for a 1-2 year old dog so he still had some "life" in him to play). So we widened our search... and widened it some more... and then found the perfect pooch... in Texas. Yeah... Texas... Have I mentioned that I live in Ohio?! But it's interesting how God eases the way for some things. The adoption fee was lower than other local rescues, the airfare was low - and together, the total cost was just about a $100 more than adopting locally. The wonderful people at Houston Cocker Spaniel Rescue worked with us and Columbus Cocker Rescue (who graciously provided references since they had done such extensive screening already), and THIS little guy was on a plane headed our way. Meet Ranger!
This little guy is hilarious - We think he's part cat the way he hops up on the edges of furniture and perches there. As I type, he is dozing right next to me. He's definitely a bird-dog. Did you see Doug in the movie, "Up?" Well, instead of "SQUIRREL!," imagine our dog doing the same thing at "BIRD!!!!"
This blog post isn't one of my "deeper ones." Just the simple idea that even when you have crummy things happen to you, better days are always ahead. And you have to be willing to think outside the box. At first, adopting a dog nearly 900 miles away seemed like crazy talk. But with persistence, and commitment, and God easing the way, we have our new dog. And it was worth it.
Luke 11:9-10 ESV
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and the one who seeks, finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.