There are three things in this life that Jim loves passionately;
the world of C.S. Lewis,
He has long wanted his own dog,
and God, in his great love,
has provided Jim with not only a dog,
but, just the kind of dog our family needed.
We began looking at Great Perienese last year, but hesitated in our search that we may inquire of the Lord.
This spring a friend came to us, out of the blue, and asked us if we wouldn't want one of her puppies.
"What kind?" We asked.
I think we were speechless for a few minutes,
and then realizing the gift,
a great smile spread across our faces, as the full realization of what was happening hit us.
This is Jim and his new puppy, Caspian.
Caspian is a Burmese Mountain Dog/Great Perienese.
We wanted to get the children this type of dog to watch over them and guard them in their woodland play. We do live in the woods, along with every large predator and big game animal in close proximity.
A moose is to be feared just as much as a cougar or wolf,
all of which have been seen within a mile of our home.
Although this puppy is only 8 weeks old, he will soon be a large dog
who will follow the children everywhere, being their constant companion and caretaker.
That gives this mama some peace of mind,
that the little children running through the woods and down the meadows
are more likely to be happy safe children,
and less like cougar bait.
Jim is in love.
So is Caspian.
"Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you, for everyone who asks, receives, and he who seeks, finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son asks bread, he gives him a stone? Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father, which is in heaven give good gifts to those that ask Him?" Matthew 7:8-11