Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2010 Gratitude Challenge - November 16


For the month of November Our Homeschool Reviews will be participating in a Gratitude Challenge hosted by Brenda at Garden of Learning.  For each day, I'll post about something I am thankful for.

Today I am thankful for...Our Dog Maisy!!  Growing up we had no pets (my dad said he was allergic...I'm still not quite sure that was totally true!)  ;o)  But my grandmother always had miniature schnauzers and I knew that was the dog I would want when I finally got one.  


When our daughter was about a year old we started looking into breeders.  Coincidentally, our neighbor a few doors down had a couple miniature schnauzers and recommended the same breeder.  When we called we found out her dog was about to have babies.  What great timing!!  Maisy was the only girl in the litter and she was salt and peppered just like we wanted.  We got her when she was just 8 weeks old, and our daughter was 1 1/2.  


Those first two months were hard.  She was already crate trained, and mostly potty trained, but the attention she needed was unbelievable! This was the second child we never had!  I was almost ready to give her away but I'm so thankful we didn't!!!  We all love her so much and she is just as quirky as the rest of us.  We couldn't imagine our lives without her now.  Our daughter has shown such love for her and out of that has spurred a compassion for all animals.  She says she wants to be a Veterinarian one day (while she also works toward being an astronaut and cashier)!  





2 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different

Ny goodness, she's adorable!

Tracy

What precious photos! Maisy and your daughter are blessed to have each other :)
Thanks again for sharing your post with the Thankful Hearts Blog Hop :)
Have a great day!
Tracy
http://www.asliceofsmithlife.blogspot.com

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