Monday, November 24, 2008


Well, we are back from our mini-vacation.

It was nice, it was fun, but by Thursday, we missed being home. That and our bodies couldn't take all that delicious, fattening food that the restaurants were feeding us. We both gained a few pounds.

It was so lovely and relaxing sitting in the hot tub at the hotel every morning watching the sun rise. What a wonderful way to pray each morning.

We got home just in time to get the children for our week.

The floor guys did a beautiful job, even better than we expected. The saw dust (the only thing I am allergic to) left behind was minimal. I wiped down the walls and molding with a damp cloth and that was it. I honestly expected it to be a lot worse.

So now that all the floors on the first floor are done perfectly we went and did something that is going to mess them up.

We got ourselves a dog.

A big dog.

A boxer who looks just like my granddog, Kage.

Our new dog's name is Fenny, as in Fenway Park. Her previous owners loved the Boston Red Sox.

She is a well-behaved dog, trained as a show dog, is 4 years old and loves to play. We got her from my daughter who knew a couple that could no longer keep her due to obligations caring for a parent with cancer.

Already our hardwood floors are starting to look scratched up.

But our family needed a dog. With the children living with us one week on and one week off, it makes for a lot of emptiness on the off weeks.

Not only that but the things you do as an intact family seldom get done. So having a dog to love, to be a part of this family will, hopefully, give the children more of the privileges of an intact family life.

That and I'll have a dog to take with me on my long walks. And to greet me when I get home.

She doesn't need any training either.

I'll post a picture of her as soon as I can.


Linds said...

Dogs are wonderful company - ours died about 6 years ago and we have not replaced her. Yet. I have some travellign to do but one day, I will get another one. Can't wait to see the photos!

Theresa said...

YAY!!! What a great addition to your family!! Hope you have lots of years with her.

Dawn said...

Bulldogs are such characters. I hope you enjoy him for years. Our little dachschund that was with us for 14 years is buried in our back yard and has never been forgotten by any of us. We've never replaced him.

PEA said...

Glad you had such a nice time away...I love using the hot tub in the hotel rooms, especially at night after a long day:-) I'm sure you were very happy that your floors were done to your satisfaction and now I see they're being tested out by your new pet! hehe I can't wait to see a picture of him, he sounds like he'll be such a wonderful companion to have around!! xoxo

nancygrayce said...

When we were getting our floors done and had a huge lab, we were worried about the scratching, but a friend said to us, that's all part of a homes character! It's true! Of course, now we have two little poodles so they don't scratch much. That big girl will be your best friend!

Dawn said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your new family!