Thursday, April 29, 2010

{One of those people....}

I guess I have turned into one of those people. You know the type...the ones that take their dog to the vet and pay a lot of money to keep their dog alive. It didn't take long...we've only had Socks 4 months. Yikes! Let's start at the beginning....



As most of you know, Santa brought the boys a puppy for Christmas, “Socks”. They have grown quite attached to her. Last Friday we noticed she was not acting herself, she was laying around all day and wouldn’t eat or drink. Saturday she still wouldn’t eat, but seemed to have a little more energy. On Sunday she took a turn for the worse, was very lethargic and wouldn’t even lift her head. We thought she was about to die, so took her to the vet and an x-ray showed she had a lot of bone fragments in her stomach. Ugh Oh…you aren’t supposed to give dogs bones? My bad!! On Thursday I had given her a drumstick to chew on…guess she ate the meat then went on to eat the bone as well. 3 shots later and some medication for home we were sent on our way with not very good odds. The vet said she only having a 25% chance of living, she would either be able to pass the bones or die if she couldn't. We talked to the boys about how she might die and they were so upset. Later that night I walked into the living room and saw something I’ll never forget. Rhett and Ethan had their hands on Sock’s head, and they were giving her a blessing. So cute and innocent. After the "blessing" they wouldn't even consider the fact that she might die. They were convinced she would live thanks to her blessing. Well it worked, she finally started eating again on Tuesday and hopefully that means she is on the mend. I love the faith of my little boys!

9 comments:

Brianne said...

I love the faith of children!! I wish I could have as much faith as them. I'll pray for your cute puppy (especially for the sake of your boys). So cute!! Keep us posted on how she does :)

Laraine Eddington said...

Your boys are SO COOL! I should have called you to have them pray for the little bird Nixon caught yesterday. Unfortunately he has already flown to heaven.

Michelle Ashton said...

That is the sweetest thing I've ever heard! If only we could all have the faith of a child. That also says a lot for the example you guys are to them. Great job!

Jenna said...

What a great story!! That's something you and they will never forget.

Shannon said...

Aww so sweet! Glad Socks is okay!

Locamoniqua said...

Poor Socks! I'm glad that she is doing better. They truly become part of the family, don't they. What sweet boys to give her a blessing. The faith of little children is humbling.

Brittany said...

That is the sweetest thing I've ever heard. It brought tears to my eyes. Hope Socks makes it.

Tanner Fam said...

Makes me understand the importance of involving children in prayers on big things in our lives...not to try and shield them...because their faith helps make a difference.

PS...no more chicken bones. :)

wackywilsons said...

I am glad you are one of THOSE people b/c so am I!!! I LOVE OUR DOG Wrangler....dogs have a special way into your heart.

I loved this post...a blessing of faith from your boys! I hope she pulls through...there's nothing like having a sweet pup around to cheer you up or go with you for a walk.