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Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Gift from God. . .

It's truly amazing how God works in our lives. Just last week I started to think of what breeds would be similar to our beloved Taffy who was a New Zealand Huntaway/Kelpie & I thought of an Australian Cattle Dog. Well within the hour, out of the blue! a facebook friend posted on my wall asking if I would be interested in an Australian Cattle Dog puppy! I had not mentioned to ANYONE that I had been even thinking about getting another dog, much less a Cattle Dog! As it turns out, the puppy was due to go to a family in Portland, but the plans fell through. We weren't planning on getting another dog for some time, but felt this was really meant to be, and then looking at the photo above we were certain. The little puppy, who we have already named Kiah (an Aboriginal name meaning 'the beautiful place') has a rainbow leash in the photo, to us a sure sign from God & Taffy who is waiting at the 'Rainbow Bridge' for us, that this pup is meant to be ours. We are still grieving for Taffy, but before he passed away I told him in honor of his life we would rescue another dog, just like how we rescued him...and now Kiah is on her way to us this Tuesday! We will never, ever forget Taffy & have several photos and the painting I did of him all hanging up in our living room, but we know Kiah will help to mend our broken hearts and provide companionship for Jedha as well. So grateful to God for his compassion & love...we don't always understand why our loved ones are taken from us, but we have to believe there is a reason for everything and one day we will know.


  1. I haven't read my blogs in a while, and I am SO sorry to hear Taffy died after all you did for him but I am so happy you got this little pup! It's the best thing to do - not to replace the missing one but to bring joy to temper the pain. Life goes on and it will go on well with this little sweetie! This is an amazing breed, so smart, and she will bring you so much comfort. God always provides our needs!

  2. ahhh what a beautiful surprise he does work in mysterious ways. congrats

  3. Happy tears flood my keyboard! God and Taffy put their heads together to come up with this perfect fit, that is for sure. Kiah was truly sent to you from Above-- BEST WISHES TO ALL!

  4. Kiah is so cute and we are so very happy for you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch