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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just one of the litter!

This is Lady! She is our 8th child! She came between Maggie and Abbie! I had a dog when I was a little girl and they day that she was stolen was truly one of the worst days of my life. I NEVER thought that I would have a dog that I could love as much as my Boots! But here she is! She loves tennis balls and playing fetch! She loves to just hang out with the gang and actually considers her self "one of the litter"!
A couple of weeks ago I heard the sweetest giggle coming out of my Maggie... Knowing that her giggle normally mean she's up to no good I went looking for her. I quickly found her under our school table using Lady as a pillow. Lady being the affectionate "child" that she is was thumping her tail and happily licking Maggie's neck! Hence the giggles. Maggie ended up falling asleep on Lady and Lady did not move until the nap was over. Even when it was obvious that she wanted to. (Sorry, my camera was out of batteries!)
This Dog never barks...unless it's necessary! Last week she became extremely distressed. She began walking around the house growling (she had NEVER done that before) and Barking. I couldn't get her to calm down. Then the door bell rang and SHE WENT NUTS! Needless to say I didn't open the door. But I had to laugh when a Jehovah's Witness Leaflet was slipped under the door! We've had LOTS of visitors since then and she hasn't done it once! GOOD DOG!
It's so amazing that people will spend thousands of dollars on a dog (did you know you can finance them?) and we have our perfect family pet that we bought off the side of the road for $50.00. That was by far the best purchase I've ever made!

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3 comments:

Darryl and Cindy said...

When it comes to being discerning, most dogs are better at it than humans. My Father (Who was a veterinarian) believed that too.

Cathy Shields said...

A dog that warns of JW's. I need one of those!!!!

Leisha said...

She sure is purdy!