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"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Nutmeg

About 3 years ago we had a dog, named Lily. She was a mix and we never were quite sure what exactly she was a mix of, just that they were big dogs. We were excited to have a dog again, but as she got bigger and bigger, she got meaner and we we didn't fee like we could trust her with the kids. We had to give her away. We were sad not to have a dog. We told ourselves that we just weren't ment to have one and we might have even started to believe it. We would talk about getting another one, every once in awhile, but never got serious about it and always agreed that we wouldn't get another one for a long time. We agreed that the next dog, whenever he/she came, would be a small dog, but that's about all we ever said about it.................
And then, we just happen to stumble on some puppies and everything we said about not wanting a dog, disappeared.....................we told ourselves, "No way" and walked away. BUT we just couldn't get them out of our heads. We thought on it for quite awhile. We went back and forth about it, we listed all the pros and cons over and over again, we reminded ourselves about why we weren't going to get another dog...................and if you haven't guessed yet, in the end we went back to look at them. We held 3 different puppies and one little girl just wrapped us around her little paw........................we were hooked and there was no going back after that. We could have walked away from all the other puppies (there was 7 I think) but not this one. So here's our newest addition.........

NUTMEG
I'm holding her in this picture, so you can see how little she is. She's a Sheltie/Bassest Hound mix. That's a little odd, but she's mostly Sheltie. She loves to cuddle, too. We love that.
Getting a little sun..........
She's very playful and a lot of fun. She likes shoelaces. She's getting ready to attack my laces here.
Chad told her she's my Christmas present and I'm good with that!

1 Comment:

Maine Mom said...

Nutmeg is adorable! And I love her name.

I'm planning on doing the Christmas getting to know you post tomorrow...hopefully I'll remember!

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