so full

Friday, August 13, 2010

Right now, Banana and Bert are sleeping across the room from me on the SAME chair. (Because the both prefer to sleep with their legs stretched out, I think it will be short-lived, but right now they are both curled up together!!) It is so cute, I cannot even put it into words. Exactly 2 weeks from Bert coming home, I think they are on their way to being inseparable. Sometimes Bert's energy is still a little much for Banana in the morning (but he knows to let her alone if she is in her crate, where she goes when she is tired), but she has definitely warmed up to him in a big way in the last 2 days. Initiating playtime, settling in for a nap next to him, and showing him how to sit and give a paw to earn an apple piece. I'll say it again, it is so freaking cute.

Our hearts are so full right now. I mean, it feels like for the first time in recent memory that we're not missing something. Obviously a dog is no substitute for a child, but Bert has been a blessing for sure. He has allowed us to pour out our need to nurture on his untrained puppy brain. He has made our family walks such great times of wonderful conversation (they always were but it seems to be rejuvenated). He has given Banana some company in the front yard while she basks in the sun.

We still long for a two-legged baby, but we are so thankful for our precious Banana and Bert. I have been watching the dog whisper.er alot lately (just for fun), and what he says is true: "You don't get the dog you want, you get the dog (dogs, in our case!) you need." So true.

(PS. Mr. A bought our invisible fence system from the pet store- check out your local one if you're interested in installing your own! Training is going slow but steady!)

9 comments:

lowfatlady said...

So glad Banana and Bert are getting along so well and making you happy!

Rach said...

Aww, the furbabies are so sweet!

the baby baker said...

i'm smiling for you. xo. :)

Trisha said...

Glad things are continuing to go well with them. Sounds like they are becoming good buddies :) So glad you have a peace about things right now! Many prayers for you!

Jane said...

You're right that dogs are soooooooooo awesome. I don't know what I'd do without mine. Yay, Bert and Banana!

Praying for Hope said...

That's wonderful about the pups. Watching your pets interact with each other is an amazing experience. Not just physically watching, but watching with your heart and mind, too.

the misfit said...

The dog whisperer is wise. I think we get the things in our lives that we need, and not those we want - I guess the thing is seeing it. And you always do.

Hillary said...

Thankful for your pups as a gift of sweetness from the Lord.

Noelle said...

I totally understand your live for your dogs. My dogs have been my life for ten years. In fact, they are one of the reasons we put off having kids. They really are family. Your dogs are absolutely adorable!