II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

My (new) OLD buddy

So...crazy as it is...I've decided to become best buddies with good ole Sam for now and quit trying to find a new dog. Surprisingly, I've fallen head over heels for him again (like the way I felt when we first got him at 6 weeks old). I think he thought I was NUTS at first...buying him clothes, petting him all the time, putting him in my lap on the couch, but now I can see he is lovin' every minute of it! Where he used to just look at me like "leave me alone" now he's actually coming over to me to get loved on and scooches closer and closer the more I pet him. Matt just rolls his eyes. I'm sure it does look pretty absurd...me carrying around a dog that weighs half my weight--but he's lazy and stubborn and if you want him to do something or go somewhere...carrying him is the quickest way to get it done! ha ha (not to mention a great workout!)
He already rides everywhere with me in the car but I'm going to try to start taking the leash more often and getting him out to get some exercise. At our house, he can't really do a whole lot of running around because we have HORRIBLE stickers in our grass that get stuck in his paws and all tangled up in his hair. Plus, I will NOT let him out of the backyard EVER again (without being on a leash) because of the cars flying by on this country road. Hopefully if we go to parks and stuff, he can begin to get some exercise and lose a few pounds (like 15!)
Anyway, I took a few pics of him the other day with his new hoodie on (ha ha ha) and I thought I'd share them. I know a lot of you are dog lovers like me...but to those of you who aren't...sorry for ALL the dog talk here recently...I'll try to lay off for a bit! :o)


Teresa said...

I'm laughing b/c we have those 'stickers' in our yard in a bad way too but we call them 'pokies'. LOL!!

I too have had the same thing happen with Grover. Rachael had him for a month straight just before school started...she took him for my trip to Canada and kept him an extra few weeks b/c she loves him. When he came back home, my patience and love for him renewed again just like when he was a puppy and my only child! It was crazy and it's been a few months and it's still that way. Now I feel guilty for ever feeling like he was a pain. I've even "apologized" to him. LOL!! So...I know what you are talking about...even though I don't dress him up. LOL!! :)

P.S.-that picture of him riding in your car was HILARIOUS!!

Christy said...

I love the picture of him sitting in the car!!

Kate said...

What a sweetheart! That sweatshirt is adorable. I'm glad your falling for Sam all over again. Animals share a love and companionship that is unlike any other. Enjoy him and love all over him~