Yep, that’s right…dog sliding. I’m not mistaken. The woocrew have welcomed a new member into woo-ville. The latest addition is an 18 month old yellow lab named Aspen. She came to us through a friend whose parents decided to de-dog their home. Mom and Grandma got the 110 lb collie, yep, you read right…110 lbs…and Grandma quickly staked her claim on him. His name is Moroni. He sleeps in her room, they nap together each day, he in his crate of course. She has a companion and is tickled pink about it. I’ll have to get a pic of them together and post it soon. So back to our dog. She’s absolutely fabulous. We go out each night as a family to walk her. It’s nice to get a dog who’s already house-broken, crate trained and understands a few commands. Tonight we walked to the park. She was very happy to have a huge space to run. She and X played chase and then he went up the steps to the slide…she of course followed, tennis ball in mouth, looking around from the platform with a bit of wonder. X made his way to the slide and she again followed, in fact right down the slide they both came. Germaine was ready for the madness to stop the first time around…it made him very nervous. She, of course, thought it was fabulous and followed him a half dozen more times, sometimes landing fine and other times landing with a nose dive and slide through the mulch on the ground. It was so fun to watch. She and X have become quick friends, in fact she has become part of our family from the minute we walked her through the front door. The last of my story is simply this…a few weeks ago while visiting teaching, I was telling the ladies I was with about how crazy of an idea it would be to have a dog and it was certainly nothing I would do for at least 7 or 8 more years. From my lips to Gods’ ears…this is how I know that our Father in Heaven has an awesome sense of humor. Let’s be honest, 7, 4 and 2 yr olds and a 2 month old baby, does one really need anything else to do? She just happened to be the kind of dog I would have were I looking to bring one home, and so she has found a new home with us. It’s a happy place with enough kids to keep her busy and playing most of the day. We love her, Aspen, our sliding dog.