Today, while Erika and I went to get her legs worked on..... fitting problems......
Daddy took Anna, Sarah and Alli to pick out a dog.
Alli's comfort is all wrapped up in an animal right now.
We made it VERY CLEAR, this dog would be an outside dog. It would need to be able to blend in with animals, and be friendly.....
Well, the dog daddy really wanted to pick, won't be ready until Monday. It was just turned in. The other dog was a fence climber and roamer, and then there was a dog named DUKE. Duke is a Jack Russell Terrier mix. He is nice, and was given on LOAN for the night, as Alli's anxiety was way up wanting to bring something home.
We have another shelter to look at tomorrow. They were closed today. The lady was VERY UNDERSTANDING and allowed us to take the dog home for the night.
Well, the first thing he did was tear all the tail feathers out of the first chicken he saw. LOL
Alli knew he could not be an outside dog, and she began to negogiate with daddy to MAKE him an inside dog.
She was very upset and angry. Daddy was gently talking with her when Erika and I arrived home... and then we both sat down with her to talk.
We reminded her of the "outside dog" rule. She began to exclaim with hand motions and all, "HE CAN'T STAY OUTSIDE< HE'LL KILL THE CHICKENS!
I said, that is correct... that is why he is just visiting. :)
She said, "HE CAN'T GO BACK! HE"LL BE SAD!"
So we said, "Alli, IF YOU REALLY love animals like you say you do, then do you REALLY think this is the best home for Duke? He has a history of biting small children and he would have to be put away when relatives visit. Do you think Duke would be happy in such a small play area? He won't be able to mix with the other animals....
We asked her to take some deep breaths and calm down and then we could all talk in normal voices.
She did, and then admitted we did not have the right home.
We let her know that there is no way for him to find the right home unless we return him.
She began to come back to her senses, and then said, "I guess we'll need to take him back tomorrow."
Yes, we will. :)
Now, we'll be looking again for another dog, but in the mean time, you best go outside and help Duke enjoy his field trip from the Pound! :)
But, before you do, is there anybody you need to say you are sorry to?
She said, "Yes.... I'm sorry Daddy... and she gave him a big hug.... and then she went out to spend some time with Duke to make his day happy. :)
I'm sure we will see more of the same things. Glad she responded well.
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)