Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Meet Maggie the Dog

When Tony and I were dating we talked several times about how someday he wanted to own a champion bred Lab. He had visions of them hunting together, this dog running through fields of a ranch with our boys (that he just knew someday we would have), of this dog being a part of our family. My family has always been a mini-dachshund family...(We still have Cooper that I bought while I was teaching in Abilene and we love her!) so this is quite step up size wise into the dog world. This past month Tony has been so excited to receive Maggie. We knew she was born at the end of August and have been prepping Cooper and the boys for this change. We got her, all her papers, special foods, special bed, special everything on Friday. It was so fun to see Tony so excited. This weekend as the boys ran around the ranch with Maggie running right behind them our hearts smiled!

This picture shows Maggie praying for her life. We have told Benjamin, "gentle hands" at least 2000 times in the past weekend.

Payton is loving Maggie...He wants to hold her at all times. He has called her his sister with fur. I think we have finally put a stop to that. .
I snapped this picture of Payton and Benjamin watching TV at the ranch! Love these boys!

These 3 boys have spent almost every minute of October together and some of September and November. Timothy heads back to Benin next Thursday. It is so much fun to watch them love each other...sometimes with hugs, sometimes with wrestling matches that do not end until someone gets hurt...:) We are working on that last one- They are a delight to watch!

7 comments:

Kaley said...

Cute dog! Cuter boys!!

Love you!
Kaley

Randy & Kelly Vaughn said...

Great pictures Becky!!! Can't wait to meet Maggie myself...she is so pretty!......Love seeing those faces of our sweet boys! Especially that last one with the 3 of them on the 4 wheeler!! Won't it be fun to fit Jonathan on there next year!!!!
The last 8 weeks have been priceless! God is good!
So much love,
Kelly

mindy tyndall said...

There's nothing like a puppy! We have had way too many in our household. Our family also loves dachshunds...we have 3!!!. We also have Brad's black lab (he doesn't have a fence at his house in Abilene). I remember taking photos of the kids with the puppies and then just a year later, how much the kids, AND the puppies had grown!
Every time I read your blog, I fall more in love with your precious boys. What a blessing that you are able to get away to the ranch and enjoy the amazing beauty of God's creation, that is sometimes lost in the city. Our family has a farm up in Bowie and we have had so many great memories there. Our kids grew up there and now it is so fun to take Jack there. There's nothing like a little boy and wide open fields!
Thanks for sharing such special times with all of us!
Hugs - Mindy

Anonymous said...

The Head family is totally jealous of your new dog!!! We have been looking for just the right black lab with all the right blood for serveral months now. I keep threatening to just go to the pound and find a random dog. Maybe one day soon we will have a dog as cute as yours.

Chesley said...

Maggie is so cute! Looks like she was worth the drive and all the people at Canton last weekend! I am glad you both got home safely. It was really good to run into you.

Murray & Jaime said...

So cute!!! I love choc. labs! Can't wait to meet sweet Maggie!

Congrats and I know the boys are LOVING her!!!

The Millers said...

How precious!!! Kev and I planned on a dog 3 yrs ago and got a little princess instead! I laugh at the gentle hands, totally understand that! We would love to dog sit if you ever need it!!! Good luck on your new addition!!!