Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Heaven is Here (says the kids)

Tired kids and a tired dog, but oh so happy.

Rudy is home. He's the sweetest dog imaginable.

Even when the silly Momma of the house, slightly lost on the way home (the foster home was an hour away), tried to turn around in too soft ground, causing us to get stuck and stranded for three hours, Rudy was a trooper. He didn't bark or get irritated at his four-hour stay in his crate in the back of our van.

The children, however, took it harder. The girls thought we would die and Beth wondered what heaven was like. We've never been stranded before, so it was quite a new adventure pickle. Once a tow truck arrived and pulled us out of the gully, then troubleshooted why the van wouldn't start (fuel pump fuse went out, so he replaced it) we finally arrived home at 11:30 PM, dinner and bedtime both many hours late.

It was a rough beginning, but Rudy is home (saved in January from dog-pound death row by a pet rescue operation). The kids feel like heaven has come down and settled right here in our home.


Margie said...

Aww, sweet. Congrats on the new family member!

Tesha Papik said...

Yeaaa what a blessing for your family! The kids looks really happy:)

multicolouredsmartypants.com said...

I'm so glad you were able to find a way to afford a dog. I do hope he brings lots of fun and happiness to your family. When I was growing up we had a dog and she was lovely. Dogs accept you for who you are. I am so pleased for you! :-D
Sandy x

Lisa said...

What a sweet post, Christine! So glad you found a sweet dog for your children. :)

Beth said...

I am so glad you were able to do it. It sounds like he is a great dog.