Friday, September 27, 2013

Welcome to Your Forever Family, Champ!

It was soooo fun to surprise our children with a dog this last week! I got their precious reactions on video as my sister brought Champ up with her when she visited us. After a three hour drive, all the poor dog wanted to do was pee! He didn't get much of a chance as my kids greeted him ;o) 
Champ belonged to my late Grandpa Fay and his wife, Regina. They were looking for another home for him when Grandpa got sick. We thought he would probably be a good fit in our family and were waiting until we moved. But Regina needed us to take him earlier and I'm so happy we did. After four years of being dogless after our wiener dog, Oscar, died, I was finally ready.

We decided a bigger dog (not a puppy - Champ is 2 years old) would probably be best for the kids- he absolutely loves kids. He's a mutt (has border collie and I'm not sure what else in him). Much to Josiah's delight, he is sleeping in his room. After reading Summer of the Monkeys, Josiah has wanted a dog so badly. He is already teaching him tricks and working on his manners. We are going to invest in some dog obedience lessons for Josiah and Champ. Then Josiah can teach the rest of us how to work with Champ. We think this will be a fabulous life lesson for Josiah. Praising the Lord for the blessing of this wonderful, dog! Watch out, Champ, you're going to be in doggy heaven in this family :)

God Bless,
Jackie

7 comments:

RaD said...

Did she just say now we need to get a cat at the end? :)

I've come to discover too that the larger breeds seem to enjoy kids more. I think it's because they aren't afraid of getting hurt by them.

Nadine said...

How sweet!

Blessings,
Nadine

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Ruth, yes she did! She's already politicking for a cat!

aimee said...

Ah! You all will have SO much fun! Congrats on the new addition to your family:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Becky L. said...

How fun for your children. I thought Haley said don't scare the cat. She looked so cute with shawl around her. Josiah will be good training the dog and they will learn responsibility as well. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing the video. Hugs!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

It was fun being a part of the surprise!!!

Camille said...

So happy for you and for your kids! What a great video you captured of that sweet moment. Love to you! Camille

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