We’ve been so blessed with fabulous dogs and Sadie is no exception. She’ll be two in March so is still a puppy, albeit a rather large puppy, playing and romping with the abandon of an animal who knows she’s loved unconditionally. She’s trained, but not as well as she will be; she obeys, but not as
good well as she eventually will. As an aside…earlier, Sadie was half in my lap when I was typing and I kept saying “good girl, good girl” and now you know I don’t multi-task as well as some -smile-. I’m rather laid back when it comes to training. Sadie won’t be a show dog, although you can see she has star potential, rather she’ll be a companion, protector of humans, home and farm. If she proves to be like Shaddie, her predecessor, she’ll be excellent at her jobs.
Very seriously, Sam takes his protection detail and is, generally, to be found wandering the perimeter, on guard. “Hey! You looking at ME?”
Abbie, now a senior citizen, watches from the couch. She’s earned her rest although she’s always first one out the door when it’s time to do chores.
My heart is grateful for daily duties, home made bread, hot soup…food of both the physical and spiritual kind…, rain for a thirsty earth, oncoming winter and God’s strength, mercy and grace. He alone knows how much we’ll need in the coming days.
Blessings ~ JOY ~
Grace and Peace,