Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
This is the story of how we secured our first Blue Tick
Hound Dog.It was several years ago, but
one sunny day, my husband decided to take my daughter and me to a field trial
for Blue Tick Hound Dog lovers.
There were events for the dogs to perform certain
tasks.One dog treed his varmint but
forgot to bark (or howl) as the case might be.
A large pond of water was situated on the acreage, and one
event was for the hound to swim across and catch the lure being pulled across the pond.
How they did this was to
place a live Raccoon in a cage and secure the cage onto a wooden float. With a rope attached, some one from across the
pond, would pull the float and raccoon across, and then the dog was released.Naturally the raccoon was rescued and the dog
was given a treat instead.
As we met people and listened to them brag on their dogs, we
discovered a family with a mother dog and her new Blue Tick babies.
My husband could not take his eyes off the puppies and
naturally had to ask how much for one of the male dogs.They settled on a price and said we could
pick him up in a few weeks when he was old enough to leave his mother.
Then the lady said, “By the way, one of our members is very
sick and we are doing a raffle as a fund raiser for him.”Could you spare $10 for the raffle?”
So it was that a few days later we received a telephone call
that we had won the raffle and the prize was a second puppy, this time a
The day arrived to pick up our purchase and winnings, so my
husband and our daughter drove to the place to acquire our new puppies.Both puppies came with papers and all we
needed to do was register them in a few weeks.
Selecting names was now our task.Robert named his male dog, Blue Moon and told
me I could name the female.I selected
the name Moon’s Sugar Babe, and so it was we became the owners of not one but
two hound dogs.
As years went by, our Sugar went to dog heaven, but Old Blue
was a hearty old cuss.
My husband decided that Blue needed a Wife, so we made a
trip to purchase for him, our Mindy.Poor Mindy soon became the mother of 10 puppies, and they were so much
fun. Fortunately we were able to sell most of them.
Three males were left and Robert could not part with
them.We were in a mess, and for the
love of our dogs, we suffered for the next several years.
Through it all, we still love each other and of course the
new dogs we now have.
Our animals are on loan from God for usually only a short
time, but while they are with us we enjoy their antics and their company.