Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WAITING

I had no idea y'all were such dog people! It's such fun getting all your supportive comments, I really appreciate it, and they are helping!

I, too, appreciate the e-mails and phone calls from some of you warning me that these dogs don't just shed, they shed A LOT. And those of you that know me, know I like things, how shall we say this, "excessively tidy?" I also appreciate the warnings that labs don't live a long, long time, and we may only have 5 or 6 years with this pet. That's true, and there's no question that all goes into the consideration. So, thank you. Thank you for being invested in this. Thank you for being invested in us. Thank you for being invested in Rojo!

I am now officially the most excited person in the equation. Isn't that WEIRD? It was all I could do not to hound, pun intended, the poor woman that I spoke with at the party on Saturday night. I left her a message at both home and work on Monday, and when I hadn't heard back by Tuesday, I was all set to camp out on her front porch. But. No need, she called back. Nothing new is happening, but we have now completed the on-line application to officially get the ball rolling. LOVE a form where special needs are like getting extra credit on a test! As Friend #2 said, "Remember how we used to pray they wouldn't qualify, now we pray they do?" Yea. A little like that.

Flicker? Come, girl!


Photo from: www.chrisabraham.com

11 comments:

Jerri said...

Flicker will find her/his way to you.

All of you are in my prayers.

pixiemama said...

:) !!!

Again, same deal - I was the most excited person in the equation in the days of waiting, trying to figure out WHICH dog was coming to us, and when.

xo

Suzy said...

An addition to the family photo....

Can't wait!!!

Love you

Suzy

courtneywrites said...

Love reading about the newest Link adventure! I'm not a dog person by nature, but I'm so hoping this happens for you guys! xo

Deb Shucka said...

Isn't it amazing what happens when we release? I love watching the unfolding of this gift - all because you said yes.

fullsoulahead.com said...

She and Jingle will be pen pals!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

They can set up Google accounts and leave comments on each other's blogs!

Wanda said...

OMG! That face....

Can't wait to meet her.

therocchronicles said...

OMG! LOOK at that FACE!

Funny how you end up being the most excited--I'm really excited for you!

Amber said...

I bet this dog is as much meant for you, as she/he is for Rojo...Maybe more. With dogs, things are NOT perfect. They push you out of your comfort zone. They give love with no condition, but they need you like a child does. I have found that my dogs have pushed my growth, because they force me to not be able to control everything (like the hair). I get mad at the mud-paws on my floor, and the chewed legos, and all the rest...then something in their faces and eyes make me pause. I think they put me further in the moment.

I would still not call myself a dog-person, but I feel sure I was meant to have them, because they make me more human.

Make sense?

:)

blackknightsbrood said...

Oh if they stayed that little and that cute I might just be pushed over the fence.