What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Skye's Adventure

By Creg

It's always a good day when the lost get found.

Sierra's 8 month old pure bred golden retriever jumped out of the back of our horse trailer one night when we were taking her to our house from my mom's house. I realize now that I should have noticed the height of the doors related to Skye's size and jumping ability and let her ride with us in the van. But I didn't. We discovered she was missing after driving the 9.2 mile trip. Most of those miles are farm country. She could be anywhere without anyone knowing it!

To compound our anxiety, Skye had broken off her dog tag & it hadn't been replaced. So even if some nice person does find her they won't know who to call. Our chances of getting her back are sinking exponentially.

Now we're imagining the worst scenario. Lonely nights hiding from coyotes. Endless days running through never ending pastureland longing for home. Desperately searching for any morsel to stave off the hunger.

Three days later (after putting up flyers everywhere we could think of) my dad is reading the newspaper and sees an ad in the classified section, "Found Dog, call this #." Praise God it was ours! A nice lady found Skye and welcomed the strange dog into her house. She had three other dogs to play with in the house and it looked like she got all she wanted to eat. What fun. What we had been imagining as a canine horror movie turned out to be a four day, three night vacation complete with carpet playroom, furnished friends, never-ending buffet and air conditioning.

I think we'll take that nice lady a key lime pie.

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