She was my first dog, or pet of any kind for that matter. My husband and I got her while still living in our first apartment. At the time, I was terrified of dogs, but he wanted a dog. After testing a whole litter using the Monks of New Skete's advice for selecting a dog, my husband chose her. He then dumped her in my lap for the hour drive home. I shook the whole way. By the time we got home, I was warming up to this cute little bundle on my lap. She has lived in every home we have shared, she was there for me many nights when he was working all night, she was there to greet each of our children when we brought them home from the hospital. My childrens' first word was dog. She was a great dog. She will be missed.
Her first photo
Greeting our first baby just home from the hospital
"Behold, the Lord will pass by, and before the Lord, a great and powerful wind will be rending the mountains and shattering the rocks; but the Lord will not be in the wind. After the wind, an earthquake, but the Lord will not be in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there will be a fire, but the Lord will not be in the fire. After the fire, there will be a sound of a gentle breeze, and the Lord will be there."
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she may help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:40-42