Emmy is doing well. She is loving meeting new people each and every day, and she is slowly coming more and more out of her shell. Our attachment is strong (praise God!), and she is becoming quite the character around our house :)
Now, to the real subject matter. As you will recall, my precious puppy dog, Peanut, had an unexplainable incident several months ago while she was with her brother, Georgy. Since then, she's been an angel (as usual). She has so loved Zizi, Miss M, and Emmy, wanting to be close to us all day long.
Well, Georgy came to visit this weekend, and the two of them had another incident. The research we've done and the experts we've spoken to have termed this "littermate syndrome," because most dogs tend to have issues of aggression when they are with their littermates. I really wish we had known this long ago, and could have avoided this heartache, but we didn't. If you know Peanut, you know that she is probably the sweetest, most well-behaved dog who has ever lived. When she's not with Georgy, she's wonderful. When Georgy's not with Peanut, he's wonderful. We so wanted the solution to be that we would each keep our wonderful dogs...we just wouldn't let them be together ever again. Unfortunately, the state cannot handle that kind of liability, and we found out this afternoon that we will, indeed, have to find another home for Peanut.
To say that I am sad would be the understatement of the century. Peanut is our very first dog, and we have poured our heart and soul into training her. We will grieve this loss deeply, but thank goodness I have Emmy around to remind me every single day why we do what we do and how much more important it is to fulfill the commands of Christ than to hold onto our earthly joys.
Please pray for us as we grieve, but more than anything, please pray that we find a good home for Peanut.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18