Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saint Paddy's Day......



I think today is one of those days when rather you are Irish or not, we should all take stock of the many blessings that brighten our lives. The spotlight for our blessings shines on our little Paddy girl today. This is the day that we celebrate her third birthday...... 


Happy Birthday Paddy! 


Paddy loves camping

 It was two days before Saint Patrick's Day two years ago, when we visited the Jackson County, Ohio dog pound hoping to rescue one of the inmates to become part of our family. Just inside the door was a BIG pen that held one tiny little pup. She was part dachshund, part terrier. She sat in the center of that pen shaking uncontrollably and scared to death. We didn't look any further than that because there was need to. Our hearts immediately went out to her and destiny had spoken. We were told after we chose her that she was scheduled to be put down the next day. The Dog Warden remarked that she was a lucky little dog to be rescued when she was. That is how Paddy got her name and how she came into our lives. To be honest we think we are the lucky ones.
  

Paddy in Papa's shirt sleeve.

Of course she participates in whatever we are doing and goes just about every place that we go. She loves to go camping with us. The only thing she doesn't like about it is being on a leash, but rules are rules. In the picture above, JD was playing their version of peek-a-boo / hide and seek with her. He would cover her with his flannel shirt and tuck it around her and she would work her way out of it. This time she had wiggled her way into his sleeve and popped her head out as if to say "BOO!" 



Camping makes a girl tired sometimes

This was the camping trip with the boys..... I think they sort of tuckered her out. There is no describing how much joy she brings into our lives.  Wishing you all a Blessed and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

I Am Blessed
~Jo

3 comments:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Paddy is a doll!! There's no better feeling in the world than to rescue an animal from a shelter! You are her angels ♥
Happy St Patricks Day!
*hugs*Deb

Peggy said...

Hi Jo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a awesome surprise your finding me! I have thought of you often but didn't know you were back blogging. Happy St. Patty's day my wonderful friend!!

Lois Evensen said...

What a sweet pup. :) Love the pictures.