This dog looks sweet and innocent and is named "Angel" but don't let that fool you. At the Archer house we have a coyote problem. We've got a few animals...goats, 1 pot bellied pig (soon to be history...that's another story) another dog, 2 cats, 2 horses & chickens. Well, we've lost about 7 goats & numerous chickens in the past 2 or 3 months. We had some ideas...people stealing the goats to cook (as napoleon dynamite says, freakin' gross!), neighbors dogs killing the chickens, animals just escaping the Archer property and moving to greener pastures. None of the above are true and this was made clear a couple weeks ago. Sunday, 6:30 a.m. , I'm reading my Bible and I hear a big crash on the outside wall of the house. When I look out the window I see a coyote carrying away one of our roosters. It was pretty awesome...you now recognize I'm not real connected to the chickens. Anyway, I was telling Dad about it and we talked about the need for a dog that would protect the animals. No kidding, the next day Dad shows up with this little white fluffy dog and says, she's the real deal. Micah named her Angel since she would be the "guardian angel" over the property. Angel is a Great Pyrenees...you can check them out here. She will probably end up being around 100 lbs or so. Dad said the parents of Angel were "huge dogs." Well, let me assure you, Angel is no Angel right now...she's a little brat dog that's getting under my skin. She won't stay in the pen. Everytime I come home...she's out...wake up in the morning...she's out. I've spanked her numerous times and thrown her back in the pen only to watch her climb right back out. I even borrowed Dad's shock collar, put her in the pen and shocked her everytime she stuck her nose on the fence. It's not working. She's stubborn. And so I'm reminded of our attitude towards God. How many warnings does he have to give us?...how many times does he have to shock us?...how many spankings do we need before we see reality?...He has the path for me...all I need to do is follow.
A side note:
Someone in our cell group was saved last night and will be baptized this Sunday. We cried, we hugged...it was awesome...who was it? Come Sunday and find out!