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Boon's Sunday Sermon #11 - Waiting on The Lord

Sometimes Mom goes where we dogs can't see her.  We don't like when that happens.  We always want to be right where she is.  Whether she is away from home or just in another room, we sit and wait for her to return to where we are.  We know that she loves us, and that she will be back.

Sometimes as children of God, you don't feel like you are where God is.  God promises in His Word that He will never forsake or abandon you.  He says "when we seek Him with our whole heart, we will find Him."  God longs to be with His children, but there are times that situations arise that leave you feeling helpless, hopeless, and alone - a prayer has gone unanswered or the miracle has yet to occur - but God is always near.

Sometimes His answer is to simply wait.  Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.  Psalm 37:7

Isaiah 40:31 says, "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be wea…

What's cuter than puppies? ME!!!

Well, after just three weeks, Mom has abandoned her dream of becoming a professional photographer.  (She says it's pretty sad when you can't give it away!)  That's fine with us.  We get more Mommy time.  What we do not like is that she is regularly taking pictures for the animal shelter where we volunteer.  I do not like at all that she plays with all those cute, little puppies and more than that - she acts like she really enjoys it.

I have to admit some of those pups are just too adorable, but I still prefer being Mom's main photography subject.  I am after all the best model ever.


I'm home!!  Sweet home!!  Sweet home!!!

Mom says I was gone for HOURS, but I don't believe her.  (Of course, I did sleep for most of the time.)

So now I'm home and cuddled up next to mommy - right where I'm suppose to be!

I have a pretty blue sock that I have to wear.  Mom says it won't last long though.  Know idea what she means by that!!  Humph!

They sent the growth on my paw off to be tested.  We won't know anything for a week.  I'm glad I have no concept of time because mom says that's too long to have to wonder.

So I'm going to nap now.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.  You guys are the best!!

Small Surgery - Prayers Appreciated

I have a small growth on my paw.  Mom's watched it for a few weeks and took me to the vet earlier this week to see what was going on.  We aren't sure what it is right now, but I go to the pawtor early Thursday morning to have it removed.  Please say a prayer for me.  I's a little nervous and even though mom is trying to stay strong for me, I know she's a wreck.  Thanks, furiends!  I wuf vu all!!

Wordless Wednesday - Who's Leading Who?

Boon's Sunday Sermon #10 - Coming into His Presence

I'm sure for the common observer it would be quite comedic to watch my daily activities around the house. I get up and am followed to the bathroom by my dogs, Ohno and Boondocks, and my cat, Serendipity. I head to the kitchen to fix breakfast only to look down and see my beloved pets at my feet. I go sit down in my chair, and lo and behold, Serendipity has jumped on the back of the chair, Ohno in my lap, and Boondocks beside me or at my feet. They want to be close to me. Each step I take, I can count on one or all of them to be nearby. Ohno can honestly be classified as a "momma's boy". He is my shadow, and when I am out of his sight, he grieves.

My pets know that I have their best interest at heart. They know that I love and adore them. They know that I will take care of them, provide for them, and protect them. Because they have received my love for them, they have a desire to be where I am.

We are told in Psalms that in our Father God's presence is "fullnes…

Six Months - Introducing Boondocks

From the Mom -

I can't believe that this crazy, wonderful dog has lived in our home for six months already.  It seems like just yesterday that we brought him home, and yet it feels like he's always been here too.

Since the opinions on this blog are usually expressed by Boondocks, I fear you might not have gotten to know HIM well.  I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you to the overgrown puppy that Boondocks is.

Here goes -

Boondocks was a big puppy when we got him.  At nine weeks old, he weighed twelve pounds.  Twelve pounds of cuteness that because of his large size, I often forgot his young age.  Yet to think that at eight months, he has grown to seventy pounds and still has some growing to do, we might have a small horse on our hands by the time all is said and done.  We affectionately refer to him as "Moose" often.

Boondocks is somewhat of a scaredy-cat.  If something startles him, he has been known to crawl into my lap or hide behind me.  It is really funny …

The Buddy Files

Everyone loves a good mystery, and when that mystery includes a Golden Retriever named Buddy as the lead detective you are bound to be led on a grand adventure.

We recently won The Buddy Files book series in a giveaway from All Things Dog Blog.  The mom was very excited to win this series since we homeschool our human children (ages 5-13) and are actively involved in therapy dog reading programs at schools and libraries.

Our nine year old human has been kind of a late reader.  Due to a speech impediment, learning phonics was difficult for Isaac in the early years of his education.  Isaac being our number one Golden Retriever lover (behind mom and dad, of course), he was the most excited about receiving this set.  Not one to sit and read chapter books with more than a hundred pages, we all wondered how he'd fare....

Isaac sat and read the first book in the series: The Case of the Lost Boy in a matter of hours!!!  As soon as he finished it, he moved on to the second book, and his big …

Wordless Wednesday - Just not song-less

Turn your speakers up:

P.S.  Mom asked that we thank everyone on her behalf for the well wishes and she begins trying to take her photography from a hobby to a career.  You all made her feel so loved.  Thank you!!

Busier than a cat covering poo

We have missed so many of your great blog posts the past couple of weeks.  Mom has been busier than a cat hiding its poo.  It's true...  she's even left yours truly three consecutive days for HOURS at one time.  (We never go hours without the mom!!)  We were sure to leave extra surprises through the house to show her our contempt  for being abandoned!  (She thought those silly play gates would confine us to one place.  HA!!)

After multiple requests for the mom to do pictures for people, she began thinking about turning her hobby into a career.  And so unSIVILizedPhotography has been born.  It kept her busy a couple of days and then she worked an adoption event for our animal shelter ( Saturday.  They had FIVE dogs adopted out - that's out of fourteen that were taken.  A third of the pups that went finding furr-ever homes ain't bad for a few hours of volunteering.  Of course, she could have let us go with her - we would make good spokesdogs for the ones in n…

Boon's Sunday Sermon #9 - Blessings

We were excited to be part of a blessing of the animals service at a church in a neighboring community a few weeks ago.  Today, we are going to keep our "sermon" short and sweet and extend a blessing to each of you:

“The LORD bless you     and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you 
and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward  you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

We wish you all a fabulous week!

Whoever said.....

Silence is GOLDEN...

...obviously never owned one!

Wordless Wednesday - Bragging Rights

(And I would like to take two seconds to brag on the pack here.  Yes, I really put five dogs in the middle of the woods in a down-stay, and they all cooperated!!!  Shocking!!  They are a great pack though.  Wouldn't trade 'em for nothing!  ~The Mom)