CELEBRATE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST - National Dog Day!
The month of August has been a bit busy for me and I haven't been able to post as many blog posts as I originally planned (i.e. I wasn't able to post about two national holidays I was going to highlight this month, and I also missed last week's Bible verse). Things are finally starting to wind down as the kids head back to school tomorrow. The start of the school year is definitely a reason to celebrate! I can finally get my house back in order and under control, well at least during the hours that my kids are in school. My oldest child begins highschool (9th grade), my middle child starts 7th grade, and my 3 year old is on several wait lists for pre-schools. Soon it will be just me and my dog Sammy at home during the day.
Speaking of my dog, today is National Dog Day. In the month of August, I highlighted several quirky and off-beat holidays just for fun. Today for National Dog Day, I will celebrate my spoiled, yet lovable dog Sammy. Sammy is my baby! And yes, I do spoil him!! :-) Sammy was a gift from the Lord. Sammy's story is below...
August 26th - National Dog Day - "The Gift of Sammy"
Several years ago while at work, someone brought the most adorable little black and white Shih-Tzu mix puppy into the office. The puppy was no bigger than my hand and I fell instantly in love. At the time, I was not in a position to have a dog. However, I prayed to the Lord that when the time was right, if He could send me a dog just like the one I had seen while at work. About 2 years later, while driving home, I was driving through my subdivision when I happened to glance at a small handwritten sign that mentioned "Shih-Tzu Mix Puppies for Sale." At first I drove right past the sign, but then I backed up and wrote down the number out of curiosity. Once I got home, I called the number and discovered the puppies were for sale right down the road. I still had no idea what the puppies would look like nor did I have any intention that day to bring home a puppy. I went to the house where the puppies were located and there he was...the puppy that would soon be ours. And yes, the puppy looked exactly like the one that I had seen 2 years prior while at work. The puppy was brought home and we named him Sammy. Sammy has been an integral part of our family ever since. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my dog and every time I look at him, I'm reminded of the loving gift the Lord gave to us back in 2008. So today I celebrate our dog, my dog, Sammy. God's gift and little reminder that God does answer prayers...even the little ones! :-)
Here's to my spoiled little adorable brat dog, Sammy...Happy Dog Day!
|Sammy in 2008.|
|"My baby" Sammy!|
|Sammy with a fresh haircut.|
|My 3 year old with her best friend...Sammy! :-)|
T Denise Clary
T Denise Clary
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me!
Psalm 66:20 (NIV)