Sunday, June 25, 2006

A Boy and His Dog

I haven't posted in a couple of days due to a combination of lack of news and a nasty headache. But as I sit here at the computer, I look over at my son(s) and know what to write about. See, I tell everyone down here that I have two sons - a two-legged son and a four-legged son. Most people just get a smile that says "Oh, not another one of those!" But I'm not just one of those kooks who treats her dog like a baby or whatever. Those two seriously act like brothers!

Right now, Jamie is sitting on the couch with his favorite "blankie" watching TV. Where's the dog? Sitting half-way in Jamie's lap. If Jamie lays down on the couch (on his side), Ziggy will crawl behind him and lay down with his head resting on Jamie's neck so he can watch TV, too. But it isn't always sunshine and roses with those two.

Jamie will be playing in the floor and Ziggy will come bounding up to him and start "attacking" Jamie with licks and play bites on his ears. Or he'll run up and steal one of Jamie's toys and take off with it. But Jamie isn't innocent in these games, either. If Ziggy is minding his own business playing with one of his own toys, Jamie will run over and steal it and throw it down the hall. Then Ziggy will take off after it, only to bring it back for Jamie to throw again.

They "fight" with each other for my attention, too. If Ziggy is laying in my lap and I tell Jamie to take him outside, I have to hook the dog up to his leash - otherwise, Ziggy will growl at Jamie. If Jamie is cuddling with me and Ziggy comes up to us, Jamie will try to push him away (of course I fuss at both of them when they pull these tricks).

So I guess the point of this rambling post is something that I've talked about before. We're born with certain types of families, then God brings others into our lives that we turn into our families of the heart. I've been very blessed in that most members of my birth-family are/were wonderful, quirky people. But I've also been very blessed in the people (and pets) that have become part of my family of the heart. You are all in my prayers.

Oh, and I'm stealing a verse of the day that I have been told many times, because it's true:

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy
dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners
with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Psalm 68:4-6 (NIV)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're right. There is a big lack of news at your place.

part of your heart family said...

so are you saying in your verse that you and becca are rebelious, since you live in sundrenched lands?

annalu alulu said...

i'm glad your puppy and your boy get along so well. daddy has a t-shirt that says, "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." I think it's a Mark Twain thing.

Any-who, if you're gonna write an anonymous comment, shouldn't it at least be nice? i'd delete that first one, if i were you.

i think it's really neat that that verse has become yours. i think God wanted you to have it, cause i know when I showed it to you, it was the first time i'd ever noticed it.

annalu alulu said...

and i think one of the nicest things about having a blog is that you don't have to have anything important to say, cause it's your blog. but i thought this post was cute.

Becca said...

"so are you saying in your verse that you and becca are rebelious, since you live in sundrenched lands?"

That was the first thing I thought of when I read it!

Jenn Hacker said...

Well, we did call each other "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in high school...

LOL!

Love you all.

P.S. I think I'll leave the anonymous comment on here. It's kind of amusing (and true).

Jenn Hacker said...

And I'm glad that verse is mine, too. It makes me feel better (a lot a lot). Especially the whole "father to the fatherless" thing for Jamie.

Becca said...

Does this mean we have to run off to Bolivia now? Because I'd really rather not, given what happens.

(djlxs--I want that on a t-shirt!)

annalu alulu said...

xfymkfke

i don't want that on a t-shirt, becuase it reminds me of the way people try to sneak bad words into subjects of spam mail

annalu alulu said...

and I wanted to see more people's captions on the pictures!! (ahem, becky, susan, etc) i'm disappointed my contest was a flop.

Jenn Hacker said...

I posted another caption, Ann!

Jenn Hacker said...

Nah, I don't want to go to Bolivia, either. Texas is bad enough. :-)

annalu alulu said...

djlxs, on becca's t-shirt, reminds me of those people who are born with six fingers (digital excess). i knew a really cool girl who had two tiny scars on her pinkies from having her sixth fingers removed, and she said she had a buddy who'd had the same thing, and they used to do a kind of high five thing where they'd bump scars and celebrate their six fingeredness...

which reminds me of the princess bride

Jenn Hacker said...

I just bought "The Princess Bride" on DVD at Wally World for $7.50. I was happy.

Sorry I haven't posted. I'll try to post later today.

annalu alulu said...

good, cause this blog is living in a sun scorched land.

annalu alulu said...

"a girl and her blog"...a neglected relationship