Danny was out this evening working with the missionaries from our church. The girls and I had filled the evening with baths, a little hair trimming for Sophie and dominoes. I needed to finish up the dishes so I asked the girls to get in their pjs and read on the couch. Sophie grabbed some picture books. Kate grabbed "Just Grace." Ellie grabbed #6 in the Sister's Grimm series. They were so quiet...and it was heaven. The only thing that could have improved this for me---being on the couch with them, a book in hand.
I am reading "A Dog's Purpose" through Alicia's encouragement. I was nervous to read it. At the end of the summer we found a new home for Charlie (our dog). He had a miserable summer due to our busy schedules. He was always home with a roof over his head...food, water and a dog door...and we were out...a lot. As the summer went on he showed more and more displeasure. We tried to increase his walks, have a scheduled play time each day and a more predictable routine for him. He would do great if we stayed home. Charlie loves adults and is such a great companion...but he wasn't a huge fan of younger kids...this home is filled with them on a regular basis. We received some advice from several trainers...his personality wasn't the right fit. :( I know now there are different things to look for when you choose a dog for your family and we didn't go about it the right way.
The good news: Charlie LOVES his new home. He lives out in the country. He is a house dog, like he was here...but the cute couple that have him now...are always home---and when they "go to town" Charlie sits between them on the front seat. He is happy.