Monday, April 28, 2008

Dogs, Frogs and Little Girls

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Emily loves animals; all kinds. Unfortunately, she is extremely allergic to pet dander, fur, and feathers. Nathan is even worse so that rules out any pets of our own.

However, God is wonderful wisdom has us living right next door to our landlord, who has two little Jack Russells - Ringer & Katie. So for Emily it's like having two little dogs of her own and they love her as well. On any given day I can look outside and they are chasing the kids around the house.

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There is a creek that runs right in the front of the property. It is full of frogs, crawfish, snakes, and all sorts of other exciting things for boys and girls to spend their day hunting. Usually the dogs are right in the middle of the creek hunting along with them. Katie gets her whole snout under the water, looking for fish. LOL! It is the funniest thing to see. She comes up sneezing and snorting after a few minutes and then plunges right back in the water.

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Emily loves the frogs she catches. She has a big turtle shaped sandbox with a lid. She has filled it with water, rocks, twigs and leaves and keeps her frogs in there. They usually escape at night because she keeps the lid cracked. That doesn't seem to deter her. She just goes back and catches another one.

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Emily told someone one day, "Did you know that I'm a tomboy?" LOL!!! Hopefully, one of these days I can get her cleaned up and looking like a little girl. However, I'm happy the way God made her and think she's terrific just the way she is.