At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Friday, September 23, 2016

When You Have Great Big Brothers,...

When you have great big brothers,...i.e. brothers who are grown men, find that they can be very busy with 'careers' and outside stuff, getting married. Michael's wedding is rapidly approaching which means Isaac will have a big sister, too, very soon. 

Although Isaac actually got to spend a recent weekend with his big brothers so Mama and Daddy could celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary on a mini-vacation!!! Woohoo, for the vacation, and the fact Isaac was totally fine staying with Teddy and Michael and Kelsey for 24 hours,...'cause it was a mini-vacation. But was a cause to celebrate the 32 years, AND the fact Isaac was able to be without Mama and Daddy for that amount of time. Huge achievement,...thank you guys, and Kelsey,...for cherishing our little guy, and us,...everyone needs a break, especially as Autism/Apraxia is such a 24/7-365 commitment. 

A weekend with big brothers is well and good, but what is a little guy to do when big brothers have to go off to work, or wooing?

How about some Puppy Love? 

Who is more in love? Isaac or Oreo? 
As a therapy pet,...Oreo has been such a tremendous help to our little guy
even in the short time she's been in our home. 

A border-beagle,...Oreo has got the smarts, keep up with I.I.

And for Isaac the benefits in communication have been stunning. 
Guess what Isaac is learning?
A puppy won't listen to you unless you communicate very clearly.
Eye contact. 
Exact commands. 
And lots and lots of patience. 

Happy barking and happy giggles,...every day,...from sunrise to sunset.
And in the evening,
Isaac likes to sit next to Oreo,
and gently stroke her fur. 
"Good puppy." 

A very good decision to add a puppy to our lives,
Big Brothers will always be around,
to hang out as their busy schedules allow,
but Oreo,
doesn't have to go to work,
and is not getting married!
As the Lord wills,
she'll be around for a long time to keep I.I. company,
because when you have great big brothers you need a puppy too. 

Thumbs up,...and Isaac's attempt to wink.

Summer 2016 is done,
but Fall 2016
is looking like it's going to be lots of fun!

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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