I've always worked to make sure that a handful of animals are part of our community. Jim and I both love dogs and I think that having animal friends breeds a unique kind of compassion. We've worked hard to have the boys be comfortable with dogs, because one day we hope to add a four legged friend to our family. Obviously this will be some time in the future, so for now, we just enjoy other family dogs.
When my dad emailed us a few weeks before we left Switzerland to say there would be eight three-week-old puppies when we arrived on the farm, all of us were very excited. Now that we are here they have become a part of every day, sometimes coming in for playtime or a bedtime cuddle. Jonah helps feed the puppies every afternoon now that they are eating solids and he also helps with weighing them each week.
Oh, the puppy love is something wonderful to behold!