I had decided to wait until next week, or at least after the weekend, to post again because I want to share a few things. I'm an impatient person.
We have a new member in our family. No, it's not the new granddaughter who is due in January. It is a new puppy. Molly is a 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier who belongs to good friends. Unfortunately, they need a home for her badly now. 'Husband' is a missionary and 'wife' wants to travel with him. Her family also lives in Finland and she can't return to celebrate her father's 92nd birthday next month because she has dear Molly, whom she truly loves. That's why she can't travel. She won't leave Molly with just anyone to look after her. When my husband and I met Molly (before we had heard the difficulty surrounding her) we fell in love and teased 'wife' that we had to find a way to get her home on the plane with us. If any of you have traveled with a dog lately, you know...it costs a fortune! To both our surprise and pleasure, and a little sadness for 'wife', she told us that of all the people they know--which is a huge network of people-- we are the only ones she would consider letting Molly go home with. She knows how we love our own babies and Molly will get the same love.
So, the incredible Molly brown will fly for her first and last time, home with us. I call her incredible because husband always says 'NO' to new pets, and he wanted Molly as much as I did right off. I know our other babies will welcome her. We raise well mannered, loving dogs! ;)
As soon as I have one, I will post Molly's picture to share.
Feel free to comment about your special four-legged babies in this totally off topic post.