Thursday, November 5, 2009

Meet Simba... and someone else....

Simba is our very first family dog. We got her the day after we moved into our home, in order to fulfill the long-time promise to our kids: "When we get our own house, we'll get you a dog." She is a German pincher and about six months old. We found her at an outdoor market, where sellers and donors line up next to the street. The particular owner of this dog was giving her away (and all of the rest of the dogs out that day were for sale). The kids fell in love with her, so we thought, "Well, what have we got to lose?" So far, she has been a really great dog, the kids are happy... so Dad and Mom are happy! We dowloaded a list of popular dog names from the Internet and "Simba" is the name our boys chose. She's a cute little thing, isn't she?!

Someone else we got for free is someone we did NOT choose to bring home. We found this centipede crawling on the underside of our mattress about a month ago.... Good thing we were still in that ever-changing mode of moving our beds from room to room every couple of nights so the builders could lay more concrete, etc... Otherwise, we may have found it in bed with us! And you, my dear sweet blogger friends, would have heard my screams, regardless of how far apart we live from each other!
Something did bite David on his leg a couple of weeks ago and left a hard, swollen, painful spot that made it hard for him to even sit for a couple of days. His skin was even very hot to touch in the area around the bite. Hmmm... makes me wonder if this little guy's brother did indeed crawl into bed with us during the night. But, some things are better left unknown......


  1. Cute dog. Scary centipede, I'd scream too!
    May I add you to my blogroll?
    Praying for you,

  2. I'd be honored if you added me to your blogroll! Thanks, Tori!

  3. Jolene, Wow, that centipede has a big stinger on him. Aren't you glad we can buy Raid in Ukraine? In the woods, we have to spray every so often just to keep the spiders down. You dog will be a blessing for the kids. A new way to learn caring and responsibility.


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