Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Summer Surprise

It has been 3 years since our beloved Natas passed
away from a heart tumor.

Natas wasn't just our family pet.
Derek left him to protect us while he was 
in Iraq. He returned home to an excited loyal friend.
He sat up many of sleepless nights with Derek
and provided something special for him.
Helped him with his anxieties.
Truly a companion.

Shortly afterward Natas passed we got Jonah to
help heal our broken hearts.

1 year later we went to a yard sale and I just
couldn't leave this sweet boxer puppy behind.
A week later we found out that we were
pregnant with Gabriella so
I'm guessing I couldn't resist the mothering urge:)
And Shiloh is one of the best dogs we have ever had.

So let's fast forward to now.
For the past three years Derek sends me
Doberman puppy ads almost monthly like clockwork.
He has a void.
I have known this for a long time.
 In the past I had
reached out to a few programs that help 
match a veteran with PTSD with a dog companion.
I had even reached out to a few breeders.
Well, the veteran program has a very long waiting
list and most breeders aren't to keen on
giving away a 1500 dollar dog.
I know, go figure.

Until now!
This 10 week old puppy 
was offered to us. 
To Derek.
2 days later we went and picked this sweet boy up:)

Derek doesn't ask for much,
almost never.
He is a humble sweet man.
Most people don't know his daily
He deserves to be happy. 
He deserves to have a 
puppy that he can connect with
on a deeper level.
He deserves to have a void filled 
and I know this will help with his anxiety.

Shiloh was totally scared of him:)

The bearded man is in love, all
the children are in love, and
I'm pretty smitten myself.

Am I looking forward to the large
clumsy puppy year?
Not really.
But seeing a certain smile 
on my husbands face
can bring tears to my eyes.

So meet Samson.

p.s I wouldn't mind if you sent a few prayers our way
for the training process ;-)

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