Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Meet Kay Day and her Red Heeler, Skittles

Please welcome Kay and Skittles, from whom I could learn a lot!


What's your dog's name, breed, and age?

She was named Seal when we got her, but I didn’t like that, so the kids picked Skittles. She is a Red Heeler, or Australian Cattle Dog, whichever you want to call her and she is approximately 4 years old.

Where did you get him/her?

We rescued her at an adoption event that PetsMart had. We got her in the middle of September of this year, so she is still new to us.

What is the weirdest/sweetest/most annoying thing they've ever done?

The most annoying thing she did was to bite my son’s head the first week we had her. She didn’t mean any harm apparently, because he wasn’t harmed. The weirdest thing she does is to bow down and worship my husband when he wants her to do something, instead of just doing the thing. And she is just sweet in general. She is a very good dog.

How does their companionship enrich your spiritual life?

She makes me think about things like bowing down to worship when I should be a little more obedient in something else. And she is always with me. I am her chosen one and she follows me everywhere. And when she loses track of me she seeks me diligently with her whole heart. And she is so very joyful to find me again.

How does their companionship enrich your everyday (or writing) life ?

Just knowing that she loves me is enriching. I used to love dogs and then for years I did not. I really didn’t want much to do with them. But because we wanted to get a pet for our kids, I prayed about getting a dog (one of us has cat allergies). I was quite specific because I really wanted to like the one we ended up with. She is everything I wanted and she has turned me back into a dog person! One of my favorite things to do is to visit the dog park and play with all the dogs.

Is there something about your dog that you'd like to brag about?

Or that we just wouldn't believe? She’s just very smart. When she looks at me, I feel like she’s got so much to say, but just can’t. When I turn to find her staring at me, she freaks me out just the tiniest bit.

Kay Day
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13


Kay said...

Thanks for introducing my doggy and me!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

What a cool looking dog. I love the colors! And I like that name to!

Kathryn Mackel said...

Isn't Skittles amazing?

Elsi Dodge said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving, Kathy!