I started a day late, so I am posting twice in one day. What else am I thankful for today? Well I am thankful for our newest member of our family, Kingsley.
My son Tru has wanted a dog since he was six-years-old. I know that because I saved something he wrote at that age, and in it he talks about the dog he wants. I said no for many years as I just couldn’t take on a puppy with three young kids. After five years I finally felt ready to get a dog.
We got Kingsley in August much against everyone’s advice. Nearly every member of my family and a few friends thought it was a terrible idea. They all had the same argument: dogs are time-consuming, expensive, smelly, and needy. I listened to everyone, and then I did what I always do, I made my own decision. And I decided it was time.
Kingsley with Tru on his first day with us.
The truth is Kingsley is all those things everyone warned me about. He is extremely smelly, very needy, and expensive! I call him my money pit, and since we got him he has broken his leg, gotten an infection in that leg, and now he has an infection all over his skin. We have been at the vet so often that everyone knows us, and I almost feel like it is my second home. But…
He has become a best friend to my children. They love him, and he adores them. He goes on walks with my daughter nearly everyday. He rough houses with the boys. He sleeps with everyone, and he comforts them all.
Yesterday Decca hit his head hard on the kitchen counter. He screamed, and before I could reach him, Kingsley was there, laying in his lap and licking his face. He stayed with Decca until he stopped crying, and it was a wonderful thing to see. For that I am thankful.
Kingsley laying with Decca as he works on math.