We have had a stray cat hanging around our back yard for a week or so now- much to our daughters delight. Taylor has tried to feed it. Jordan has tried to torment it. But so far it has kept its distance- thankfully.
But its arrival has reopened a long discussed topic in the Dodd household- pets. So far I have been able to hold off the female tidal wave in favor of getting one. I am not a dog-in-the-house person. Never have been. Dogs just belong outside.
Since my family knows this they have on occasion lobbied for a cat. I dunno so much about that either. I do love animals. I am not a dog or a cat hater, but having one in the home is a major responsibility- and no matter what the girls say- taking care of a pet will fall on mom and dad. But I know one day my resolve will probably be worn down-one day when the girls are older. But what then? Which is the best pet- a cat or a dog?
Do you like Chuck Taylor Converse All-Stars? I discovered a website dedicated to all things Chuck. They even posted on their site an old blogpost of mine on “egg bottoms.”
One more thing- I solicit your prayers. I have finally committed after all these years to finish my master’s degree. I am now enrolled in the Masters of Ministry program at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. For years I made stabs at this, but ministry itself just seemed to keep getting in the way. This time, God willing, I am in to the finish. The program seems tailor-made for me with much of it online. Just another new adventure for this old preacher!
God bless you all this weekend!