Thursday, May 28, 2009

Its a boy!

I am pleased to announce the final arrival of our newest quadraped.

Cute isn't he? He is very sweet and mild mannered, for a puppy. He needs a name, however, and our family is stumped.

He is a 9 month old St.Bernard/German Shepherd, and although he will be big he seems small compared to Mus.

We didn't think we would find such a specific breed, but he was already waiting for us.

Is God awesome, or what? His tapestry is so intricate, so beautiful.

We wanted to adopt a dog who needed a home, there are SOOO many out there! When Mus came to our family the children were little and the predictability of a pure bred dog had its advantages. I would add another Great Dane to our family, definitely. But I think of how we come to Christ, lost, lonely, in need, and in a lot of ways, damaged. And I want to love like Jesus Christ does, everyday, in all ways big and small.

So onto the "contest"! Leave a suggestion for a name, with its meaning, and the reason you are suggesting it, in my comments. If My family chooses your name I will send you either a piece of hand dyed fabric or a silk scarf. I am new to blogging and how the comment section works so give me a little leeway, let me know gently if I mess up anything OK? The best way to learn is to dive in and " get messy, make mistakes!"

Good luck, and hurry, the dog as of yet unamed really needs a name!


  1. i think you could name him 'Echo'. this is a short form for Ecclisiastes as I believe this set of scriptures touches my heart like no other. my favourite, 3:2, "A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted"

  2. I see him as "Angel." Congratulations on such a wonderful addition to your family!

  3. Chauncey.
    He looks a little like a boxer I had as a kid with that name. Plus, a big manly dog can carry off a frou-frou name like Chauncey.

  4. CASPER. Strong, big and fragile, sensitive like the little ghost.

  5. Fritz- a nice name for a German/Swiss doggie!

    Jeanne McBrayer