All Smiles

Perhaps I had forgotten
Until you saw her face
Peering into the case

We got a puppy a few weeks ago. Ironically, from the same people we got our dog Vincent from. She’s from the last litter they’ll have as their mother was a stray that wandered into their yard and decided she really liked their two male dogs who weren’t fixed. They have a happy little pack, but only recently was the female comfortable enough with her new humans to let them catch her and take her to be fixed. Vincent is three years older than his little sister and he’s from one of the first litters they had.

Moving has been hard on Vincent and we had already decided we’d get him a companion once we’d moved. (We have, in fact, moved and are still unpacking at the new place.) We didn’t expect to be able to get him a puppy which he is just over the moon about. I’m pretty sure he was happier over her than the rest of us put together. He adores his little sister.

Awesome Li’l Sis – Thankful Thursday

Last week I spotlighted someone in particular that I was grateful for, my brother-in-law. This week I would like to spotlight his wife, my sister.

For most of her adult life, pre-marriage, she supported me and our mother through some very hard physical trials. Paying for doctor’s appointments when we had no income and making sure to pick up medications, going to doctor appointments with us and a pad of paper to take notes. She is the youngest of my sisters and though she was not alone in these endeavors (our second eldest sister was right there alongside her) she did not have to do so. When her now-husband wasn’t even her fiance yet, she mentioned to him that it was a likely possibility that they would need to help us often throughout the rest of our lives (we are disabled).

He was totally awesome about it and let her know that there would always be room for one or both of us if needed (though it might be a tight fit.) He also mentioned that this type of thing wasn’t new to him as he’d done the same with some of his own family and let her know that the reverse for him might be true. (That there would be times when his sister would need that type of help as well.) She was just as for it.

This sister of mine not only is awesome in her own right, but managed to find someone like her husband. They fit so well together and I can honestly say that I have never seen a couple so well-balanced in my life. They aren’t perfect, but they work together and try and that, in the end, is worth everything.

image: martha0stout's phone

image: martha0stout’s phone

Original Thankful Thursday prompt for this week: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/thankful-thursday-we-did-it/