""Blessings Strengthen life and feed life just as water does." Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

This blog is a digital blessing bowl, a place to record the small blessings that are often missed or forgotten but which make life holy. Feel free to add your own blessings to my blessing bowl. Or perhaps you'll be encouraged to start your own.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Introducing Marty

“If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you,
 but there may be something wrong with your life.” 

This is Marty and he's as sweet as he looks.  He came home with us Saturday from 
For the Love of Dogs.  We're hoping he likes us well enough to stay.  
We weren't sure if we would get another dog after our beloved Little Bear died last summer.  
Certainly we weren't going to try to replace her.

But we missed having a wagging tail greet us at the door.  We missed the companionship.  We missed the walks (a walk with a dog is an entirely different experience than a walk without one). 
We missed the unconditional love that a dog gives.

Marty seems to be settling in, letting us see more of his personality.  He waited two days before he barked, but he doesn't hesitate to express himself now.  He has a lame leg - he was injured when he was hit by a car before going to live at For the Love of Dogs - but we're taking him out for walks each day and hope he will gain stamina and strength.

May this be the beginning of a long and happy relationship.


Stacy said...

Marty looks wonderful, Ginny! So much personality in those eyes. I'm so happy for you for getting another dog and hope he settles in well. Enjoy many a long ramble with him as his leg strengthens.

Gary said...

He's lovely, and I want him!

Donna said...

Marty and you are certainly blessed to have found each other...what a cute face (in baby talk)!!