Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Lord of the Home is the Protector!

Jeff is the Lord of our home. He likes animals, but he is serious about them being in their place, OUTSIDE, and humans being in their place inside. :o) The Lord of our home works long hard days and when 8:30-9:00 rolls around he heads to bed and sleeps hard!

Our son (18), got a boxer puppy...do you know how well teenage boys care for their belongings??? Shortly after getting this puppy (8 weeks old!) he leaves town to work.
The girls dressed her up for pictures!
I hope he takes better care of his children than this! His sister Olivia, convinces him to let her be the owner. She has all these big plans to train her...yada...yada...yada... This puppy is now 9 months old and all she can do is sit! Actually, having a puppy is great to teach children responsibility and consistency! Or the consequences of NOT being consistent! Just as in raising children, it is easy to TALK about training and being consistent, the hard part is DOING it!

A word of warning...all boxers want to do is PLAY!
Savanna is a beautiful boxer. She is very smart. She even figured out how to rip the screen out of the screen door and jump in the house during a thunderstorm. She also knows that when we get on the phone (we have to use our cell phones outside) to pester the stew out of our old, faithful, squirrel lovin lab and bark up a storm while we're trying to talk! Scrappy...ol' Faithful!
Well he's not a full blooded lab, but don't tell him that, he is serious about that part of his heritage! Scrappy is our Alpha Dog! He protects us from squirrels or anything that might look like or smell like a squirrel! He'll bark if you come to our yard...but then be prepared for a big wet kiss!

OK...to my point...
The other night we had bad storms and our boxer flips out when it storms. It was 11:30 and she was going to dig a whole through our steel door to get in!!! Olivia and I both got up to let her in. Olivia had a towel to dry her off some, which she quickly wiggled her wet, muddy self through (boxers are all muscle!) and she made a mad dash for the Lord's bed, where he was in a deep sleep!!! It was one of those things you see on a silly movie...it was SO FUNNY...although Jeff did NOT think it was at all funny! We reassured him the next morning that she only ran to him because she knows who the Lord of the house is, who the real Protector is! He still didn't find anything funny about it! hee hee hee

I know when life storms hit I run to my earthly Lord Jeff and to my Heavenly Lord, Jesus!

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.

1 comment:

Kathy, Jeff's wife said...

Just so ya know, she can sit too!!!
Olivia