Sunday, September 21, 2008
I have heard often in my life of the concept of intentionality. I'm not sure if my understanding is correct, but I learned that if you have a thought, or intention, and sort of send it out to the universe, that you have power to make it happen. Okay, that sounds sort of psycho or something, but I guess you could think of it as another term for faith.
Okay, let me back track for a minute. Since I was a young woman, I have wanted an airedale terrier. I'm not sure why, but I always liked them, and hoped that at some time in my life I would be able to get one. I learned about the concept of intentionality, and decided to sort of put the wish out there, and hope that at some time in my life, an airedale would come to me. I know that might sound a little superstitious, but bear with me. So I just kept the thought in my head, and kept my eyes open, and felt that I might get the chance some time to get an airedale.
Recently I have been looking for a dog. My husband kept saying, "The right dog will come to us". What that really meant in his mind I think was, "If I don't go looking for one, maybe I won't have to get another dog.". But I took him at his word. Last night I got a message on my answering machine from a friend of mine. Some time this past year, she was given an airedale terrier, and wondered if we might like it. She knew that we have been looking for a dog, and she felt like her home wasn't a good place for this dog. She has alot of animals, and she is right, it is a little too crowded, and they don't have the time and attention to give to this dog.
My husband is really against getting a dog right now. He was enjoying the clean back yard. My kids had certain dreams of getting a "cool" dog of some kind, probably some kind of "killer dog" :) They aren't thrilled with the idea of an airedale. But I feel like I have indulged many of them in their "dreams" throughout our life, and now it's my turn. If they dont' want this dog, fine...it can be mine. But I think I deserve the chance now that it has come to me.
Let me tell you some more reasons why I think this dog is ideal for me. First of all, she has been spayed, and has all of her shots up to date. Second of all, she is AKC registered, and is a purebred (she even has her ear tattooed). Third, she is free. Fourth, she is 2 years old, so has received some training already. Talk about a ready made dog! My family is hesitant, and I know that this may not be the most ideal of dogs, so I agreed to take her on a provisional basis. We will take her for a little while, and decide if it is right for us to keep her. If not, we will give her back. Okay, truthfully, I mainly want to give my family the chance to get used to the idea before making a commitment. I'm excited, and looking forward to this new adventure.