Monday, January 21, 2008


Remember Fern?
Remember she's in heat?
That has been big fun all by itself without the stream of suitors we've had come to our door.
With flowers, chocolates, and always marking our bushes, they come to call on our beautiful purebred lab.
This is our most persistent bachelor.

I think he's a pitbulldoodleiuaua. He could be the worst looking dog I've ever seen so we call him Ugly, and he kind of answers to it. Trey has been waking up in a cold sweat fearful that this dog will taint his precious lab's line.
I reminded him that Fern was a stray so we really can't be sure about her bloodline at all.
I think he's got the rose colored glasses on again.
Seriously, the very last last last thing we need is puppies. Especially the spawn of Ugly who has mange and fleas and obviously not the means to care for his own offspring.
This morning, I was talking to a friend on the phone and I looked out the back window to see Ugly trying to do the horizontal mambo with Fern. He had broken into our backyard in a last ditch effort to get past second base. I screamed, threw down the phone and ran out to break it up. Can't you just feel the drama? My friend on the other end of the phone thought I was being murdered.
Nope. Just trying to preserve the chastity of my dog.

A minute ago, Ugly came back. You gotta be crazy to mess with papa bear.

Speaking of crazy, we have two boys living with us now. Their momma and daddy are having some issues and they needed a break from the drama for a while. By the grace of God, they really are the greatest kids. They have incredible joy despite what has surrounded them for so long. I have no idea what to do with teenagers. Mindy made sure I knew I couldn't send lunchables with them to school or they might get beat up. I'll keep you posted on how it's going. Please pray for them, their parents, and for us.


Abbie said...

Lots and Lots of prayers on this end sweet lady! I love you and your precious, precious heart!

Ellen said...

Oh, I think "Ugly" is kind of cute!

MissHannah said...

Praying for you, and so glad the boys are with you.

Natalie Fournet said...

Praying for your extra children! And laughing about Ugly...she actually looks a lot like our dog:) Natalie

emily said...

Ok, I love the picture of my brother protecting his own- he looks very serious!

Hope to meet the boys sometime, will definitely be praying.

Pattie & Rob Miller said...

Praying for the boys, their parents and you.
Cute story about the dogs, you can't help but laugh when you look at that poor dog, he is one ugly dog...LOL

Jana said...

That picture of Trey is hi-larious.

So glad those boys have a loving safe place.

jay n tricia said...

SO thankful to know the boys are in your sweet and loving care. Praying for your even bigger family!!

THESE 3 KINGS said...

Hey Mel! I will be praying for you and your family during this me your address so that I can send you my good old wing recipe..ha!! To GOD BE THE GLORY for the LOVE he is bringing to those kids through your family

THESE 3 KINGS said...

oh here is my email address

JB said...

U-G-L-Y you ain't got no ugly...what? what?
M-A-M-A...M-A-M-A...She's the one that made you that way..your MAMA...what what?

Ok sorry..just had to recite what's ringing in my head since reading your hilarious post :)

Candy said...

This is quite possible the ugliest dog I have ever seen.
I did not see the Waco town tramp that Trey's AKC Chocolate Lab, Lady, decided might make a great dad for her puppies.... some of them anyway. However, this one must be far worse. So glad he was there to protect Fern. I suggest she be spayed to assure no more live things that poop!!
This was a post that made my day.