It’s been five months since we adopted Carmacks and it’s like he’s been with us for years! He’s cute the routine man and is settling in really well.
If you missed how we adopted him, you can read that here. He settled in over the summer months really well with some minor adjustments for us all.
He’s pretty content being a house dog now and hanging out on blankets. Originally, we had a cozy dog bed in his crate but apparently sled dog’s don’t like cozy beds! We found out the hard way and minus $45 later. A quick trip to Frenchy’s (second hand shop) for three fleece blankets and he was in heaven.
He also loves treats!
He’s a great running buddy!
He loves hanging out in our bedroom, even when we are not home. He dislikes the vacuum and the broom and sheds like CRAZY! He still follows us around the house and surprisingly loves the warmth of our wood stove! He is patiently waiting for a big snow fall (*cough* mother nature) so he can go out to play.
It’s been a busy fall of basketball and Brownies, birthday parties and our youngest turning 5!!! Life seem crazy at times between both of us working full time (Saï on shift work), the girls both in school, taking care of our dog who loves to be active and sports etc. Sometimes it’s hard to slow down and just enjoy the moment we are in.
We recently went out for dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We don’t eat out very often as a family so it was really nice. An older gentleman ended up paying for our meal!!!!!!!!! He was sitting behind us during our meal and we said hello on the 4 trips to the bathroom (life with kids!) and then he came to talk to us before he left. At the end of our meal the waitress came over with a blank receipt and it said Merry Christmas. She informed us our meal had been paid for by the man. Socked and surprised we sat there for a while just taking all that in…yeah, some tears formed in my eyes.
We left that meal feeling extremely thankful and took the time to explain to the girls what he did and that we needed to do something for someone else. And we did! Yesterday, we went to a local tree lot and gave a donation for another family (any family they wished) for the purchase of their tree. We wanted to pass along the kindness that this man provided for us. Hilary and I went down to the lot and explained to the owners what we wanted to do and they were happy to do so for us.
Though life is busy, I was able to slow down and enjoy this part of the “season” of giving with my family. Christmas will be different this year as my husband will be working for all of it (sucks big time with kids) but that’s life as we know it. Santa might come on a different day in our house.
Have you ever had a pay-it-forward experience?
Are you waiting for the snow to fall like us?
Have you ever had to have Christmas early or late?
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What a happy smile!!!
Oh I love this post! Someone recently paid for Mary’s happy meal at the drive through the other night. I was so taken aback (and in tears) that I didn’t know how to react. We are waiting for our next trip to repay the favor. Such a wonderful feeling and a great lesson at any age.
Isn’t that the best! Shocking and thankful was how we felt and then to do something for someone else was even better for us.
Oh that story made me tear up!
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