I am just about three posts behind, but I wanted to do this one first this morning. Pace’s fear from “Shark Week” soon turned to sadness about Locks (Our dog, that we left in Dothan with Moogie since we weren’t sure how a cross-country road trip would go with the little guy. His full name is Sherlock, but you may find him referred to as Locks–usually and La-La–occasionally.) We have all been missing our fifth family member. Talking about how each dog we bump into resembled him in some way, and throwing unleashed affection on any dog who would allow it. However, Pace was waking up in the night and crying about La-La and talking my ear off throughout the day about how badly she missed her friends–and most of all La-La.
While I cannot fly Natalie and Noah out here to live with us, I could fly Locks. So, on Friday afternoon, after MUCH behind-the-scenes work from Moogie and Sashey (Jeremiah’s Mom and sister, who I am not sure I could possibly thank enough) and some paperwork/shots from my good ‘ol veterinarian Dad, we received a very special delivery:
Locks was not his normal joyous self. I felt like he was looking at me saying, “You have NO IDEA what I have been through to get here. And where exactly is here anyway?”
But we understood. It just felt so good to see a familiar face from home and have our family whole again, that all the dog rules have been cast aside. Liiiiike, riding on the car seat:
Sleeping in the bed:
(This was the first night Pace slept through the night since we’ve been here. Locks!)
And watching Saturday morning cartoons on the couch–with Pace’s blankey 🙂
Don’t think the little girls were the only ones who were over-joyed…Here’s a little preview pic from the rest of the weekend 🙂