Friday, December 5, 2008

No stinkin' way...

I told you Kaishon wants a puppy for Christmas, right?
Well, digg this!
We were at church last Sunday.
After the service my friend Marsha and I were in the lobby speaking to her relatives.
(She has one hundred and one relatives at the church... seriously)
A sweet lady comes rushing over to me.
She remembers me from our Bible Study.
It was nice to see a familiar face.
She makes small talk by asking what Kaishon wants for Christmas.
Seems normal right?
I say, "A puppy! Can you believe that? He is NOT getting one though!"
Her eyes light up.
She grabs her husbands arm.
I feel nervous!
These words come spurting from her mouth:
"We just rescued a dog last week on our way home from church. It was on the side of the road. We want to have it adopted."
"Oh my" are the words that come spurting from my mouth.
"Do you think you would be interested? It is a one and half year old male daschund. He is brown with a lovely disposition. He does not bark a lot or disturb us in any way. Blah, Blah, Blah!"
I told them I would ask my husband : ) as I pulled Marsha away and raced towards the classrooms.
Marsha and I go to pick up Kaish.
We both think it is a funny thing that just happened but not a big deal.
As we are leaving the church Marsha asks Kaish what he wants for Christmas.
"All I really want is a puppy. I am trying to be so good." says he.
"Well, if you were getting a puppy is there any special kind that you would like?" says she.
"Oh, I like all dogs. Maybe a weiner dog. They are my favorite."
I kid you not.
Do you even believe it?
I mean, if I believed in signs, which I don't, doesn't that seem like a sign?
Holy Canoli!
So, the dog is coming over to meet us in a few minutes.
By us, I mean Gary and I.
I am going to try VERY hard not to like it.
I really do adore pets but they are SO much work.
My Mommy let us have a few when we were growing up and I know they were especially hard on her.
Did you have a pet when you were growing up?


Busy Bee Suz said...

Girlfriend, this is your sign. really. and at church no less.
I only had cats growing up, but as a teen we had a dog.
Once you get them trained, they are not that much work. They just need to get exercise every day....a couple of good walks will do it.
let us know.

Brandi said...

I have to agree - this is a sign. But it could be the devil trying to throw you off! NO! Just kidding!! :)

I had a dog (trained Lab) and several cats when I was growing up and I loved every minute of it! But, we have no animals now. Hubby is allergic to cats and dogs drive me crazy unless they are trained. My poor kid may never have an animal!

Karen Deborah said...

Sounds to me like God just gave your son a dog. A gift from God and you can seriously let him know that God the knew the desires of his heart and out of his great love for him; he brought you a wiener dog. Dogs are the best! BEST BEST BEST!!!
You've been had there is no way out.

Karen Deborah said...

Brandi standard poodles, are brilliant beautiful and awesome family pets that are hypoallergenic. they have high grooming requirements but are super house and family buddies. If you cut their hair in a puppy cut they are beautiful.

Dave Gerhart said...

Oh, go for it! I know dogs can be a lot of work, but Amy never remembers a time that dogs weren't in the house! And our Abby has been with us over 11 years. They just make life FUN!

Kara S. said...

Hmmm...sounds like you're getting a dog! :) Definitely a sign, and trust me, those abandoned rescued kind are the hardest to resist. They're also the most obedient, lovable kind. It's like they know they're getting a family, and after being abandoned, they will do anything to learn, behave and please their new family. Oh yeah, we had black cats growing up (not that you didn't know that). Never a dog though until my husband brought home an abandoned Chow/Collie pup. She's the best! :)

The Incredible Woody said...

I think it was meant to be!!

April said...


We have a dachshund and they can be such sweet dogs. Ours isn't a problem, at all, other than she does shed because she has long-hair. Our other dog, a Shih-Tzu, doesn't shed, at all. You get used to it, though.

Abby is so helpful with our dogs, so that's wonderful...takes a big load off my shoulders. I say give Kaishon and the puppy a chance. You'll be amazed at how much love they'll bring to your family. Good Luck!

Don't forget to pick up the award I've given you!

richies said...

I think that you will like the dachshund. i predict you will be the new owners. :}

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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What a story! I would have gotten chills...that is surely a sign from above.

Does Miracle Dog have a name? (Not that he's performed miracles, but it is a miracle that he came from where he did and will soon be with the one soul in the world who has been wanting him.)

Ragan said...

Yep, sounds like a sign to me! How did the meeting go?

We went to a Christmas party tonight and Santa was there and Jarek asked for a puppy too. I am NOT a pet person so now I have no idea what we're going to do. I'm going to be praying NOT to get any signs ;)

Grandma J said...

I'm so excited! We had a dog growing up. OUr yard was huge and there were five kids. My dad loved the dog the most. I can just feel the love going on in your family over this dog. I think you guys are gonna all love him.

Daphine said...

Hey lady! I absolutuely loved this post! It is perfect timing for me as well. You MUST read my post to see what I'm talking about. I do believe you'll end up with my friend! Let us know.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Yep, I had a dachshund & I have one now! How is that for a sign ;)

stargurrl13 said...

Dachshunds are the BEST!!!!!

I can't wait to see pictures!

Jessican said...

Sounds like you are getting a dog!

My family always had a dog and they are a lot of work, but it is a good way to teach they are ultra cute and fun!

I think it is a good idea to start off with smaller dog (easier to groom, control, and smaller waste clean up), but also because the food will be cheaper.

It is also cool to get a rescued dog.

Anyway, good luck!

Kasey said...

Becky- you are too funny!!! My opinion. Pets are tons of work! I love animals! Rex and I have two cats. We got them when we were first married. Now that kids are in the mix with them, they are so much more work! Love them would never get rid of them, but ugh. so much work. We got a dog right before I found out I was pregnant with Kayley. The cutest little yorkshire terrier. We had him for a month......... He was the most stubborn little thing. refused to go to the bathroom outside. He would be outside for forever, then would come right inside our house and pee and poop!!! We worked full time, so training a dog was hard. If I would have been home during this time, things might have turned out differently, but we just didn't have the time for him. I cried my eyes out for days after we found a different home for him because I truly got attached to him. Just one thing to consider. make sure you have the time to train him. I may consider another dog someday, but definetely not for a long while! I don't have the extra energy to invest in a dog with three babies! Good luck with the dog!!! I am sure when my kids want one. I will fold and get one for them! :) But I do know it's a ton of work and dedication!!!!

Grammy said...

Amazing it was what he wanted. I did not get pets growing up. But I had my own pet store. Dogs are allot more work than I want in my life. So I stay with my cats. I had parrots and we do not have a warm enough house here so we found out African Grey a great home. With a guy who is a McCall trainer. He lover digger so it was good for both of them.
Farm animals will be my next adventure.

kristen@nosmallthing said...

Well, I am a believer in signs...and those are pretty hard to misinterpret!!! :)

I always had dogs. We had other pets, too, but always dogs. I miss having a dog terribly right now, but I agree they are a lot of work...especially with 4 children ages 18 months to 8 years. SOOOooo...we are waiting until the youngest is in school.

But if I were you, I'd get the dog. There is nothing like the bond between a child and a dog. :)

Darlene said...

OH MY must have him!!! It is a SIGN! I have had an animal my whole life. I can't imagine life without a cat or a dog. Even when my hubby and I were first married and couldn't have animals in our apt. we had a hamster. Yes, I have a definite love for animals.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Holy Canoli is right! You NEED to get this dog!!

Anonymous said...

wow, that is pretty crazy. I can't believe the lady has Kaish's favorite kind of dog. Plus, Gary loves it! I know it would absolutely bring Kaishon so much joy, and it would b e a chance for him to learn responcibility, blah, blah, blah.
We had several different dogs growing up and a cat. My mom did most of the work, but the dogs just did not get walked enough. I really think it is up to the mom since she will be doing most of the work. I personally do not like animals in my house, so if we ever get a pet, it will be living in the backyard.

nancygrayce said...

A boy needs a dog......and my advice is small is good! You will love him....probably the most. We had a 120lb lab and when he died, we got two toy poodles. THEY DON'T SHED!!!! :) That is a good thing. Even though my kids are all grown and gone, these two are my babies. So get the boy a dog!!! It's nice to visit your blog.