However, Chris and I spend a good deal of money keeping Trudy's skin on. This week she has about twenty-five staples gracing her shoulder area (this is only the 2nd time this year that she's been injured--we are down by at least 8 incidences from last year). Don't ask me how she cut herself, because we came home from church, and she skulked out of the bedroom with her latest mishap. Before I took her to the vet yesterday morning, the video flashed through my mind. What is that verse in the Bible about being a doer of the Word, not a hearer only? I can give up Starbucks and lottery tickets (mainly because I don't purchase either), but I can't let my dog hurt. Even Sophie getting spayed cost me an entire day of worrying.
Carrie wrote me yesterday to tell me that Olivia was in the hospital with some very major issues. She's one of the little girls that I fell in love with while we were in China. The pain in her eyes is difficult to ignore. She knew her family and loved them and they loved her. Enough to give her up so she might have surgery.
Talk about having two worlds juxtaposed at the same time.
On a lighter note, when Chris told me that I could get a dog a year ago I really wanted a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He cringed at the idea of paying so much for an animal. He said I could get a dog from the pound. Never have I regretted that choice, but I think it might have been cheaper to just get me the Cavalier.