As I mentioned in a previous post, we have been looking for a new home for Zack the dog. I am happy to report, he now has a wonderful new family. He had been adopted by my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joy and Brian. Zack was welcomed to the family by his two new "sisters" Katie and Max(ine), canines. He also has a new little "brother", Connor, human.
Joy and Brian have had Zack for a little less than a week now, and they already love him dearly. (Or, they're just saying they already love him to make us feel good. Either way, I'm good with it.)
In our nine short years of marriage, this is the second dog that a family member has inherited. When we moved to Dallas and onto the campus of the Bible school Jonathan attended, no dogs were allowed. So my grandmother adopted Gracie, our miniature poodle. I'm sure that when we get settled in Lubbock and inevitably get another dog, our relatives will shake their heads and discuss among themselves who will eventually end up with our new pet. However, we are hopeful that we are finally in a place in our lives where our next pet can happily live out the length of it's days with us.
We just got back home last night from a trip to Oklahoma, where we visited family and deposited Zack with his new family. After only two meals, I have already realized I never gave that dog enough credit for how much he contributed to this family....I will be sweeping much more frequently now that Zack is not around to lap up the crumbs!
A dog is something I don't see us getting for a very long time even though Nathanael is starting to ask for one more and more! I always just tell him he has something even better...3 little brothers!! Too funny about the crumbs under the table...maybe we SHOULD get a dog! Oh yeah, the Houston drive wasn't bad at all...we didn't even have a DVD player!