I pulled up Craig's list one more time on my phone and looked for a suitable puppy for us. There was an ad for a chocolate lab puppy in the town we live in so I called and left a message. All of a sudden the frowns were turned up side down. Yay!! A new prospect!!! So ,we went home and waited for a return phone call. When the man called us back he said that someone was coming the next day to look at the puppy, but he would give us a call if they did not take him and the puppy was $350. I told the man thank you, but we did not want to spend that much money on a puppy and he explained if the lady that was coming said no, he might could lower the price. I explained all this to the kids and again with the tears and the sadness! Greg said for them to pray about it and if this was the dog God wanted for us, he would let us get him.
About 5 min. later my phone rang. It was the puppy owner again. He asked me if I cared what color lab puppy we got? I said no and he said that of the litter, he had the one chocolate left, but three black labs and if we wanted, we could take our pick tomorrow. For free.
We were SO excited! Greg began warning us all that there is NO such thing as a free dog! Still, we made plans to go to see the puppies after church the next day. So we did and sure enough there were four of the cutest puppies and their parents in the yard. We played with all of the dogs, but there was one little cool dude that laid in the shade away from the rest of the pack.
We all decided that this was the one we wanted! We named him Mac ( for mac the computers and for Mac powell from third day) He came home and has been a part of our family ever since.
Doing his job protecting Esther.
He really really is the smartest, most laid back dog I have ever seen. He will do tricks and even sing for us. He has not destroyed a single thing inside the house and listens so well. We love our Mac - Daddy sooo much and I do think he was a gift to our family from the Lord. EB White once said "You cant buy a good dog." and that is the truth!