I’ve often wondered if he was correct and if we’d at least tried, if she would have survived it. Alas we’ll never know, but the grief was so profound we talked ourselves out of getting another dog for quite sometime.
On the rare occasions we honestly thought about another pet, I would reiterate my desire for a German Shepherd.... “Not a bulky cop dog, but a slick, slender female,” I’d say, not knowing how else to describe the beauty I saw in my mind’s eye.
Then one day I headed out for my normal morning walk and a voice I know so well said, “go to the track.” Not one to argue, I headed the two blocks east of my home to the high school.
And there she was....
I walked my standard mile and then took her home with me and called my husband to let him know she was at the house. That afternoon I returned after work to find he’d located the owners. We loaded her up in the truck and proceeded to take her back.
The minute I knocked on the door and asked if their dog was missing, the owner exploded. “That’s the fourth time she’s broken her leash, if I knew someone would give her a good home I’d get rid of her!”
Didn’t take long for me to load the beauty, whose name we found was Cassie, back into the truck along with a 50lb bag of feed the woman sent along with us. Cassie (dubbed Cassie Girl by my granddaughter) has been a part of my family ever since.
She has helped me endure the grief of losing my husband, has been honored for her role in his life in the anthology The Dog Next Door (Revell 2011), and has made it into my book, In His Sight as Princess. :-)
Lorelei Connor is a mother on the run. Her abusive ex-husband has followed her all over the country trying to steal their daughter. Distrusting of men and needing to keep on the move, she’s surprised by her desire to remain close to Carson Alexander. Through her fear and hesitation, she must learn to rely on God to guide her—not an easy task when He’s prompting her to trust a man.
Can their relationship withstand the tragedy lurking on the horizon?
Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”
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