Authentic Compassion

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Not given a spirit of timidity

On Buhlaland we love visitors, like to feed them special treats and make them comfortable in a way that makes them feel right at home-- the Mi casa es su casa vibe.

Yesterday our BFF(s) brought Buddy, the basset, to visit us. He is an early Christmas present from Kathy to her DH. Buddy is a 6 pound bundle of sweet velvety puppy. Buddy felt pretty confident while being held by Kathy, posing for my camera and then -- he noticed the Rat Terrorists were jumping up and down inviting him to play.

Buddy immediately wanted down to join in reindeer games (oops combining stories - listening to too much Christmas radio this week). I meant to say - to join in doggy fun going on around everyone's feet. Our sweet Corazon - Alpha female - decided to teach that pup a thing or two. She bared her teeth and snarled ferociously --while Conan (who must be watching too much CSI)made an identity check in case Buddy was someone he'd met before. Our little hero Buddy decided to be a Timothy 2 kind of guest and not be timid - in fact he put Corey on the defensive by jumping up and making puppy snarls. Soon - wild running and puppy exhausting fun ensued. Yes a glad time was had by all (except for Corey but she is grouchy - she may be a Rat Terrorist Grincher). Buddy will visit again and Miss Corey will find out how fast little cuddly Basset puppies become big husky dogs! But we' trust he will show the quality of love and if not self discipline - we know his family will help him have good manners. Wish we could honestly say our own animals had some discipline:::sigh::::: a dog's got to do what a dog's got to do. On Buhlaland it is a week before Christmas and all through the house - it was dogbedlam!

2 Timothy 1:7 (New Living Translation)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.


Farm Chick Paula said...

Awwww what a little darlin!!
I LOVE puppy breath... tell me Linda Sue- you did indulge yourself in a little whiff or two, didn't you? LOL

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just loved your words on this and how you compared him to 2Timothy!You are always so good at that! The puppy is such a cutie. Blessings, Kathleen

LindaSueBuhl said...

Paula - a whiff of Buddy's neck - but he'd already had his tongue and mouth places I didn't care to share! Yes Kathleen- that puppy is a cutie - wish we could keep him tiny and cute - but that isn't how it works.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I love dogs...big ones, little ones, whatever! My husband just wrote about our dogs today on our blog. He really loves his dog!!!!

KathyB. said...

A Bassett Hound puppy ! I have never petted a Bassett Hound puppy. They are so cute and their ears look so soft. What a fun time you had with the dogs. I really do love dogs and their antics. I have 2 Labs snoring at my feet right now, one has put herself in her crate by the desk and another Lab is outside , under a heat lamp with her puppies. So you can tell I really do love dogs! Do you bake them dog biscuits for Christmas ?

LindaSueBuhl said...

KathyB - this 8 week old pup felt like the finest velvet - so soft. I don't bake for our dogs - unfortunately they are both on restricted diets and encouraging them with more treats would be just mean of mean. I might make a batch for Buddy's housemates - they have two Great Pyrenees and a dachshund (Sigmund the guard animal from Thanksgiving).

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just dropped back by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for the new year! blessings, Kathleen

Liz said...

Thank you so very much for your encouraging comment yesterday. I really appreciate it.


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