Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Picture Perfect Party Linky #18

Since yesterday evening, we have experienced a number of happy events and one traumatic event. The traumatic event came on the tail end of a happy one. It's the end of the year, not only on the calendar, but also for the schools and extra curricular activities, so a lot has been going on. For example, Jeremiah, who is turning 16 on Saturday, wrote his last exam for grade 10 today. In January he will be going to grade 11.

Yesterday and today were two end-of-the-year events for Amanda. The first one was her Monkeynastix. It's a movement program for children up to age 8. They do all kinds of things that include fine and gross motor skills. It's lots of fun.

We were driving home from this happy event when the traumatic event happened. It was only around 6 pm and there was still plenty of daylight. We were in our VW Micro Bus when Samantha and I were the first to witness a dog owner take the leash off of his dog, climb into the back seat of a vehicle, close the door, leaving the dog outside of the vehicle, and then the driver take off laughing. We saw him laughing because he drove right past us. The dog was frantic and ran into a busy intersection. Thankfully, the cars waited for him to get across safely. All of us in the car were horrified. We were so worried about the dog that we never saw the license plate.

Hubby got out of our car and tried to coax the dog to come with us. We wanted to make sure he got safely to the animal shelter. He ran away from Hubby and circled the area where he was last with his owner. Then he took off. Our house was close by, so we drove home and phoned the animal shelter's emergency number, but no one returned our call. This morning I phoned again, but there was very little that they or we could do. The lady told me that people do it all the time and that they are cruel. We prayed a lot for the dog yesterday and again today. I had peace this morning about the dog's situation, but that doesn't make the actions right of those people who abandoned him.

It's hard to switch gears after that story, but this evening was another happy event in that Amanda had her class concert. She loved being on stage. I'll share photos later. Today I'm sharing pictures of fresh flowers from my garden. Enjoy!






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27 comments:

  1. Poor dog! Hope he's o.k. Lovely flower photos! Hope you are well! x

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    1. Yes! I wish, in hindsight, that we had taken a picture of the car and license plate number and of the dog too with Hubby's mobile phone. It's just that we didn't know what was going on until it happened and it all happened really fast, even the dog running off. I have peace though, because God cares about His creation, even when humans don't.

      I just saw that you grabbed my blog button and added it to your blog. That is so sweet of you! You have a really beautiful blog.

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  2. I am sure the dog will have a happy ending as well.

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    1. Thanks! I left you a long comment on your blog post. :)

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  3. I love the name, Monkeynastics! I have visions of really flexible kids flying around the room... LOL.

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks, Meryl! They are an international group and expanding. I think it was begun in Australia. I'm glad that Amanda gets the opportunity to attend. They bring the class, along with the climbing apparatus, hoops and things, to the school and keep the children in their age groups, but the lessons come with a small fee, so not all the kids are involved.

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  4. hope the dog is ok too! great photos :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  5. It is terrible what was done to that dog. I hope it is safe somewhere. The flowers from your garden are so-o-o beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks for your caring heart, Judy! We need more people in the world to care, then it would be a safer and happier place for people, animals and the environment. Have a beautiful day!

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  6. So sad about that dog :( i believe God honored your prayers. Thanks for hosting!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! I realize that not all my readers know the peace that passes all understanding, but I'm glad you know what I'm talking about! :)

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  7. oh poor dog :-(... i hope that he is okay. i love you flower pictures. soo nice. and i am a new follower now :-)

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    1. Yes, so sad! Thanks for following, Natalie! I'm now following you too.

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  8. I'll be sure to link up next week. I'll grab your code so to include it in my weekly photo hop line up. These photos are beautiful. I like photographing flowers, but then again, who doesn't? Thanks for hosting!

    Oh, Tannenbaum!

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  9. Such a sad story!! I can't imagine having no heart and actually going through with something like that.

    On the bright side, pretty flowers :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. I think the one who had the leash had said his goodbyes, so I think he did care about the dog, but not enough to do the right thing.

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  10. What a cruel thing for that horrid man to do, poor dog. Well done for being a good samaritan :) Lovely photos, by the way!

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    1. I wish we could have seen the happy ending, but I know that we did our best and that God will do the rest.

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  11. Oh my goodness, the poor dog, this breaks my heart that people can be so cruel. I hope he's OK, will you continue to look for the poor dog?

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    1. Our eyes are constantly on the look-out for him, but we haven't seen him since.

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  12. What lovely flowers you got in your garden! I'm jealous! As far as the dog incident is concerned I got so upset reading it I rather not comment or there won't be any nice words written here about the ownwer of that poor dog!

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  13. Ugh, people really can be so cruel. You did what you could. And the flowers are really pretty!

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  14. I can't believe he just dropped of a dog like that! What's even worse is that the woman at the shelter said it happens all the time. I just don't know what people are thinking!

    The flowers from your garden are beautiful! Sorry I didn't stop by and read this post sooner. It's been a busy time!

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  15. Hi Tina! I'm linking up to the blog hop. Have an wonderful weekend. Thanks again. :)

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  16. Christina,
    Thanks so much for sharing your party and post with everyone at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
    Debi

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