WE GOT A DOG!!!

Getting a new puppy is a part of life for many families.  However, in our family…  getting a new puppy… is well let’s just say a… MIRACLE!!!

I have always been a dog person, but my husband, to say it honestly… “CAN”T STAND DOGS!.  He is NOT a dog person.

Needless to say,

A few weeks ago, I took my kids into the pet shop to play with the puppies.  For 12 years, since I’ve had children I have taken them to the pet shop to play with puppies, because I want them to get used to playing with animals and because “frankly” their just so darn cute.

We always leave with the kids begging to take a puppy home, but I always says the same thing, “We’ll never have a dog, daddy is not a dog person!”

However, this little guy was another story.  He wasn’t just cute…  He stole a piece of my heart.  Tears filled my eyes as I handed him back to the store owner.  I couldn’t stop thinking about this little dog.  I began researching the breed, which only proved that the “Ori Pei”, (a mix between a shar pei and a pug) is an awesome family dog.  All the information I found said they are loving, playful, extremely non-aggressive, unbelievably affectionate, and easy to train (or so they say).

A few days ago, I dropped all my kids off at school for the first time since summer vacation began.  My heart was sad, I missed my kids.  I decided to go the the mall to get my nails painted and have a little shop therapy.  Thus, I decided to see if “my” puppy was still at the pet shop…  He was!.  I held him for a long time.  He LOVED me…  I mean LOVED me!  The owner was shocked at how he cuddled so fervently to me and whimpered when I handed him back.  {It was the most pitiful whimpering EVER}  My heart was broken 😦  I wanted so badly to take this little doggy home, but I knew my husband’s feelings about dogs.  Sooooooo?

I went home and begged!  And begged!  I admit it “I BEGGED!”  I eventually was able to get my husband to agree to at least meet the puppy.  I told him after you meet him, “If you say no and still feel he isn’t supposed to come home with us, then I will say nothing else, I promise!”

My husband recognized the connection I had made with this little pup… “I even think he liked the puppy too!”  Finally… he agreed.

Sooooooo…. WE GOT A DOG!!!!

 

Dad jokingly said we should name him Lego…  My three boys LOVE Lego’s and so they heartedly agreed…  So meet our newest family member…

Lego Ridlon

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This is Lego!  This picture was taken on the day he won my heart.  Two weeks later he became a member of our family!

This is Lego right after Daniel came home and found out we had a doggy!  They were all in shock/disbelief…  “He’s ours… Really ours?”  They were all thrilled!  All 4 kiddos LOVE him!  Especially, Robby!  🙂  And of course… I adore him!

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Proverbs 12:10: “A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal.”

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