I am a firm believer that every family should have some pets. I think that they are God's gift to us to keep us sane. This last week we have had more than our fair share of funnies with the dogs and I thought that I would share them with you.
Our dogs get a bath every week. Part of this is because they are dirty, but part is due to the bugs out here. If we start skipping they get bit by flies that carry a disease that it is very hard for a dog to recover from. (Sleeping sickness. This was the disease that kept Europeans out of Africa for so many years. They would organize herds of cow for food and to carry there bundles, but when they would get inland, the cows would all sicken and die.) Part of the bath is a rinse at the end with an insecticide. The dogs of course love it, HA HA. My family sometimes tease them by using the word 'bath' in conversation to see them look around and sneak away.
We truly love our dogs, even maybe a little too much, but they are our friends and our security. We love their greetings and just being with them, but sometimes that leads to some funny things. I hope you enjoy the pictures. (The two smaller puppies are Russell's dogs that we are dog sitting. They are Lab Doberman mix.) If you want to see more photos clink on the link on the right.
As I look at the picture above I rejoice in the family God has given me. My precious family, the treasure that God has placed in my hands to guide and disciple. Please keep them in your prayers as they grow. Tanya in now 16 and starting to think about college. She has many choices to make in the next year or two. We are hoping to get her started with classes over the internet and at least let her get some basics finished. Christy is 13 and loves life. She has a servants heart and can be counted on to help whether it is with cookies or cleaning. Josh (9) is starting his personal race. He loves action, mechanics, building, and good stories. Pray that we can guide him into meaningful service for the Lord and that we can help all of them grow in the Lord.
(The new background and Title is courtesy of Tanya and her new computer. :) )