Last Friday I took my kinder-kids to the County Fair on a field trip. While walking with my coworker - 2nd grade teacher and good friend, we saw a large enclosure with dogs for adoption! Since my friend is a true dog lover (classroom theme is DOGS for Depend on God) I knew she would love to take a look at them!
I felt somehow drawn to go inside - almost supernaturally. I turned a corner and saw her! The sweetest little dog licking the fingers of a little girl through the wire of her kennel.
When the young family walked away I asked the kennel helper if they had purchased this dog. He said "no" and I surprised myself when I said, "I would like to adopt her!"
I think he was surprised, too. He offered to take her out of her kennel and let me walk with her in a little enclosure. We went inside, my dog-loving friend and I, and it was absolute love.
While filling out the paperwork I realized, I better talk this over with Hubs! I called him and the conversation went something like this...
"Hi Honey, I'm at the Fair."
"Yep, I know. What's up?"
"I just have to tell you I adopted a dog." Just to keep myself off the hook that I didn't tell him! I hadn't paid yet, so I figured I could back out if I had to. Lol!
"Uhhhhhh, o-kaaaaay?" It wasn't exactly an approving OK.
"She is so cute! She is exactly what I hoped for! I neeeeeeed a dog! I've been telling you how much I miss McKenzie!"
And, of course he agreed. He was hesitant, I admit. But, I knew it was right. He met me outside the fairgrounds and drove me to my school so I didn't have to take my new dog on the school bus. Of course, he fell in love, too.
We named her Molly. Molly McKenzie.
See the little toy puppy in her bed? That was McKenzie's "baby" that she carried everywhere. She looks like Molly!
Well, I sure did, didn't I!
Our Dear McKenzie Rose
I sort of feel like McKenzie would be happy for me. We miss her so much.
Thank you, Lord, for our sweet pets.
I know you saw me at the Fair.
Perhaps you drew me in, and directed my path to this sweet little Molly.
I do feel You led me.