Posts Tagged ‘Chihuahuas’

This week: my 2 dogs Loki & Gargoyle, best-friends & family members  of 14 years, had to be put to sleep, my aging Dad Gary is  ill without a known cause and without a relationship with the Creator, I’m bored, bullied, baffled and betrayed

… but nothing will knock Your praise from my mouth.

This week: Still happily married to Paige, my beautiful bride of 14 years, Veronica & Shadrach our 2 Chihuahua puppies always make everything better, I’m blessed and beloved

… and nothing will keep Your praise  from my mouth.

Loki & Gargoyle

DosWeirdos: Loki & Gar

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Thanks musician and singer Kristene Mueller for helping put it all in perspective.

Lyrics Below.



Praise The Lord

Praise the Lord, oh my soul,
And let all that’s within me praise His name.

For I will not die, I will live,
And I will tell of the Works of the Lord
And sing of His wonders.

I will not die, I will live,
‘Cause He’s a great God.
He’s a great God.

And I get to love You through whatever comes.
What a privilege
That I get to love You through whatever comes.
Oh, how sweet it is,

And nothing’s gonna take Your praise out of my mouth
As long as I shall live,

And I will not die, I will live,
I will not die, I will live.
For I will not die, I will live,
And I will tell of the Works of the Lord,

And nothing’s gonna take Your praise out of my mouth
As long as I shall live,

‘Cause He’s a great God.
He’s a great God.
You’re a great God.
You’re a great God.

Trust pt 3

Posted: February 20, 2009 in Chihuahua, Chihuahuas, God, Music, trust
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Wow, Almost Everthing Changes pt 1 ended pretty droopy, things are going so much better than that. It was a tough in_god_we_trusttime. We lost a lot then and losing Meshach was really rough. He was really sick but we were praying and had taken him to the Vet and really thought he was going to get better. When he died it hit us really hard. As I said before it is some much easier to trust when you understand. God taught me that I sure don’t understand everything but I have spent enough time with Him to trust Him. It can be hard and sometimes I falter. It’s so much easier looking back, I can see His hand in all of it, teaching, training and loving us through it. It helped us realised even more that God is really there and tuned in to us (and you). We had been going for some time to a Saturday church service at Reynolda Presbyterian called Verge748 (click text to go to it’s website) when Meshach died we didn’t think we were going to go, but we know that it really is the best place for us when everything goes wrong. The enemy (and no he’s not red with horns and a tail, but real nonetheless.) will do whatever he can to keep you from getting the help you need. If he finds out a headache will keep you from church, you should expect a lot of them, especially right before church. So we decided to go, the music is always especially good. Gene the worship leader sang a song that I don’t remember hearing before but we knew that it was God talking to us directly. I know why the devil didn’t want us to go. Here is the song:

Centuries

by Aaron Strumpel

You will turn your ear to me
You will hear my cry for mercy
You will loosen things unseen
What can  man do to me?

I’ll sing for joy in Your place of rest
I’ll sleep in peace resting on Your chest
And Your voice will sound like a thousand waters
Your song will rush for ten thousand centuries

You will be my help in trouble
You will be my place of refuge
You will cut these bindings free
What can  man do to me?

Now most of this song really speaks to our situation, from hearing our cries to other parts I’m not going to cover here today, but when he got to:

I’ll sing for joy in Your place of rest
I’ll sleep in peace resting on Your chest

we both broke down. Now if you don’t have a relationship with God, this is going to sound very strange, I believe God does speak to me, but not in an audible voice. He’ll use people, books, tv, songs and even other things. I heard a Pastor named Bill Hybels talk about whispers. God speaks in whispers and when you are in relationship with Him you learn to hear these whispers. Through that song that we almost didn’t hear God told us that He knows about us, He feels the things we feel, and He loves us, you see Meshach had died on Paige’s chest while she cuddled him. We knew he had a plan even if we didn’t get it. He also gave us a peace about the whole thing. Now if this whole whisper thing sounds weird to you, it is.  God isn’t exactly like us, there is much more to Him than to us. He is not natural. He is supernatural. I can’t explain it better than that, If I were you I’d ask Him. He is there. He cares and He’ll listen and He may even whisper it to ya.

Dr. Vievil

Dr. Vi-evil

As I said looking back it’s easier to understand. ViVi is such a blessing to us. She’s not a replacement for Meshach but she’s pretty special. She is such a girly girl but tough as nails and best of all she’s a Papa’s girl. I still miss Meshach but I know where he is. He’s in good hands. love ya’ll. mike





check out the puppies myspace pages, you don’t have to be a remember to look.(turn up your volume!)

Shadillac’s

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ViVi’s

ViVi

Posted: November 1, 2008 in Chihuahua, Chihuahuas
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Hello everyone, After we lost Meshach, Paige’s friend with the puppies asked us if we wanted to take home a sister from new-puppies-2008-10-09-2the litter. We didn’t really want a girl but decided to take her home and see how she “fit”. She was cute and hadn’t really bonded with anyone and whenever they tried to adopt her it fell through. Shadrach was a bit of a monster and likes to chew. He likes to chew on me as well. He’s sweet but he snaps playfully at me and with his needle sharp baby teeth, he has drawn blood on me more than once. He has teeny nylabones and a plethora of things to chew on but I was his favorite. He could teach a course on cute so it is hard to get mad at him. So we brought the new Chihuahua home. She’s almost all black new-puppies-2008-10-25-33and has a bit of white on her chest and one of her toes is merle like her brother. The friend called her Veronica. So we brought her home and expected that she would be smaller, meeker and you know just more girly. We thought he might thump her around. She is meeker and more girly but she sure doesn’t put up with much of his junk. She can take care of herself. She endeared herself to me immediately and was very sweet. She also became his favorite “toy” and doesn’t bite me as much. She is one of the best things to ever happen to him. She calms him down and sets him straight if he needs it, and he always needs it. So you may be wondering why I titled this ViVi. ViVi is Veronica shortened and “cutened” and she just looks like a ViVi. They all have nicknames. More later, m

p.s. if you click the pictures they will get bigger
we also have more new pics on WebShots

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He’s too young or Napoleonic to realize this might not be a good idea.

Trust part 2

Posted: October 15, 2008 in Chihuahua, Chihuahuas
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Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him my Savior and my God! Psalm 42:5

pa140024I’m broken as I write this, because last night about 11:45pm we lost Meshach. I’m saddened but thankful that his Mama, Paige was petting him as he left. We loved that little monkey and wished he wasn’t gone but he was obviously in pain. It’s hard because we could fear that we didn’t do all we could for him. Hindsight is 20/20 and when we thought he was getting better and he wasn’t. I am glad he was with us than in a noisy kennel somewhere. I know he knew we loved him. I don’t know absolutely where animals go when they die but I’m sure it is better.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

I quoted this section of Proverbs in the previous post before we had lost him. You’ve often seen this quoted new-puppies-2008-09-07-64on plaques etc. This is so much easier when you don’t have reason to doubt a decision. It’s also easier if you still have hope. I don’t really understand why … We prayed that he would be OK and God for whatever reason said “no”. It’s hard to understand. The thing about God is that He has already proven Himself faithful to us. He’s proven Himself trustworthy. Even when I don’t understand I trust Him. God is big enough and loves us enough even when we question Him. Christian’s still have problems & trials. Jesus said when we have trials, not if.

Though He Slay Me I will Trust- “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in Him;” Job 13:15

new-puppies-2008-09-22-89The good news is He isn’t trying to slay us. He loves us.

So, I would
be really easy to think this whole situation was a nightmare and wish we’d never brought him home but I am so thankful that we had him as long as we did. He was a huge blessing to us and I would do it all over again. We are going to miss him terribly but know God will the loss for our good. Your Mama And Papa love and miss you little Meshach!

Well … this is going to be the “new” site where I can let ya’ll know what is going on in our lives. I’m sittin‘ here with the withpups-1puppies on me. If I am in the house you can be sure that they are on me. Here we are right now.

So I guess I’ll get right to the point. Like the title suggests ” I’m nobody’s daddy and now I know why … ” I really do. I’m not sure I could handle it. I know I’m good with kids but they can always go home. These guys really need a lot of attention. They have taken to screaming if we walk away from them and sometimes we do have to walk away. You know the kind of scream if you are a parent (human or doggie). The “I am super furious, your not a very good parent and if you don’t come back I may die and Mama will be really mad if she comes home and I’m dead” Scream. I get frustrated. I guess you would be weird if you didn’t. I’ve had more pee and stuff than I ever had to handle before. I actually tried to catch pee in my hand so it didn’t go on the couch. It’s hard and I have to remember that they really want to be with me. They are babies and really depend on me. My buddy David isn’t much help, he says, “Wait till they start driving!” Right now they are sacked out on either side. I’m using the laptop but I have been known to sit at the PC with the little dog bed in my lap and two little babies starin up at me until they doze off. It really helps me understand a bit of what parents go through. I know it isn’t the same so don’t e-mail me. But I understand it better. As I said sometimes it is tough but most of the time it is more glorious for words. Shadrach and Meshach are a true joy. Recently at Verge (a church we go to on Saturday night) and the Pastor answered a question I had always had about God. It was still hard for me to understand why God made us. I know he wants us, but why? Pastor Alan likened it to the reason that parents have children. You had them because you wanted to share your lives with a life that was a little part of you. You know they will screw up, you know they will lie directly to your face, you know that they will be hurt by life. You wanted to love them in spite of all of that. The most amazing thing is that God loves us just like that. See what the bible says about him:

The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;withpups-2
he remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 103:8-19 (ESV)

Amazing. How much he loves us. If you don’t know. ASK HIM! He’ll let you know.

I see His love in the puppies, in the variety of food He has given us, in Fall. He loves us. I am going to try and love the puppies as God loves us. Heck, I’m trying to love all of you the same way. So if you are a prayin people, pray that He will help me do both.

I think I’d be a better Grandparent. Spoil and go. I love ya! m