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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Just when I thought my week was busy enough...

This little character decided to move in with us!
Her name is Snuggles (much to my dad's chagrin), and she has a VERY hardy appetite. She still needs to complete her preliminary home-living course, learning the house guidelines for sanitary waste management. She also needs to learn that my pretty white coffee table and the electric cord to my sewing machine are not the proper tools for sharpening her already needle-pointed teeth. Once she remembers these things on a regular basis, she will graduate from the New Puppy Containment Program, which includes time spent in the above-pictured Bedlam Prevention Basket.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Mother Bear In Christ. said...

Leaving you with a thought.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous

I am not visiting your site anymore.
It's too self serving and depressing.

1:24 AM, April 26, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Mother Bear...I'm sorry you find my site self serving and depressing. If you truly feel that way, it is quite understandable that you don't wish to visit here anymore...and is probably for the best.

Since you don't give specifics, I'm afraid I cannot respond more in-depth. However, I thank you for the verse and the time you have taken to leave comments in the past. I do wish you all the best.

1:51 AM, April 26, 2006  
Anonymous ann said...

Well said Erin.some people focus on misery and drama.

the puppy is so lovely, best wishes with her and your family wedding.

2:49 AM, April 26, 2006  
Blogger Mrs.B. said...

How CUTE!!!!!!!!

Puppies are TONS of work but they bring so much joy!! I LOVED your descriptions...you're a very talented writer Erin!

And don't let MBIC's words upset you Erin! I've been visiting your blog for a long time now and you are ANYTHING but 'self-serving' or 'depressing'. You are kind, caring, gracious and friendly and very open to other's ideas and opinions.

What a mean and vicious thing for her to say! You've been very gracious to her and her criticisms of you. IMO it is YOU who has displayed a loving and Christ-like attitude.

Blessings to you sweet Erin!
~Mrs.B

11:32 AM, April 26, 2006  
Anonymous Amy said...

Your puppy is sooo cute! I'm a new visitor to your blog and I don't find it "self serving and depressing" at all!

12:05 PM, April 26, 2006  
Blogger Lisa said...

Interesting verse to leave about having compassion only to be followed by a complete lack of it. But what a beautiful opportunity you took to be so perfectly gracious Erin. I don't think I would have been. I learned something from you. :)

Your puppy is just too adorable and I heartily agree with Mrs. B. that you are a talented writer. I enjoy your blog very much.

1:21 PM, April 26, 2006  
Blogger Mrs. Wilt said...

Erin,

Okay, I know this will be a huge comment, but...I have a lot to say! LOL

I second ann, Mrs. B, Amy, and Lisa! I have found nothing "self-serving or depressing" about your blog. As a matter of fact, your blog was one of those which inspired me to start my own blog. You are a talented writer and from all that I have seen, an incredibly godly woman. Remember Jesus' words: "And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted." (Mt. 23:12) Thank you for fleshing out this verse for the blogosphere to see. You are SUCH a blessing to me. Anyways, stepping down gently off the soapbox.... :o)

Back to the post...what a sweet, snuggly puppy! He looks so fuzzy and cuddly. I can't wait until our boys are big enough to help care for one. Mr. Wilt has promised that we will get one... someday. I think our kitty may be the last Wilt cat, though. I don't have any idea how to get them (cats and dogs)to co-exist! :o)

{{HUGS for Erin}}Love ya bunches and hope the wedding goes great!

In His joy,
Mrs. Wilt

2:55 PM, April 26, 2006  
Blogger zan said...

Want a Shi-Tzu? I need to get rid of mine. I love her but have no time for her and feel bad. That breed needs a lot of attention.

I have no clue what that Bear lady is talking about. This is a blog and you talk about yourself and your experiences in blogs just like you would in a journal. Is that what she means by self serving? Not everything you do to serve yourself is a sin. Good grief. If that was the case you wouldn't brush your hair in the morning.

Hopefully she will work her issues out. Why do Christians have to treat one another that way?

You are far from depressing too. I come here because you are cheerful and sweet and sincere (atleast you write that way).

I think she probably has some pride issues to work out. If she was truly depressed about your blog she should've tried to chastise you privately or leave without commenting. She had to leave, making a statement, with no examples. She won't even give you the chance to defend yourself and leaves with the last word. It really is bothersome to me because I know a lot of Christians like that in my past.

The best thing to do with people like that (except prayer) is act nice to them and maybe God will show them how ridiculous they are being.

The only depressing thing for me about your blog is that you are cutting out transfat foods(and other chemical laden foods) from your diet and that means no more Oreo cookies. I had to abandon your blog for a few days and take a few Prozacs to recover from that...I LOVE Oreos. ; )

Cute puppy.

8:20 PM, April 27, 2006  
Blogger Mrs.B. said...

LOL Zan you're TOOOOO FUNNY!!!

11:05 PM, April 27, 2006  
Blogger Samantha said...

Erin,
What an adorable pup! I have to admit I'm a little jealous....I want another puppy soo bad, but now is just not the time for us :) I agree with what the other ladies said about that awful comment(that hurt my feelings and it wasn't even directed at me). If she really believed this, she could have ceased reading without making such a harsh statement. That's the hard part about blogging, people can just say whatever they want without being held accountable (by other people at least). Your readers love you, so don't get discouraged!

4:23 PM, April 28, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

I just want to say thanks to each one of you for your sweet comments! I am SO not perfect and don't ever want to attempt to come across that way, so I appreciate you ladies reading and your kindness despite my deficiencies. I find a lot of encouragement from you guys, and just want to thank you for that:o)

Zan- I just have to put your mind to ease about the oreos...I too love them...and don't think I can ever bring myself to cut out all horribly unhealthy but delicious desserts! Desserts (in moderation) will remain a life-long vice, I'm sure!

1:55 PM, May 02, 2006  
Blogger zan said...

Phew! ; )

11:28 AM, May 03, 2006  
Blogger Patriarch Verlch said...

Erin...I'm not trying to horn in on your territory...but that is such a negative comment left by "Mother Bear"...try not to pay it any mind. How can getting a puppy be selfish? I love your site!

9:36 AM, August 11, 2006  

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