Alyssa loves Moxie. Alyssa loves Chloe, although I don't have a picture of Chloe. Alyssa loves Foxy.
Alyssa asked me (very seriously), "Mom, why are all my best friends dogs?
Out the mouths of babes...how sweet...how innocent!
Alyssa's favorite thing about Kindergarten...her teacher has a pet rabbit...in her classroom!!! Ferdinand is a rabbit that her teacher lets run around the room...it is very hard to stay seated when a bunny is running around your classroom!!!
Knowing what you do about our animal angel...could she have been placed in a better classroom? She thanks God everyday for Ferdinand!
Alyssa loves Foxy! Foxy just might be her favorite member of our family (besides Daddy)! Well, Foxy is her favorite dog...Palmer is her favorite baby...Hunter is her favorite brother...Julia is her favorite sister...I am her favorite Mommy...Andrew is her favorite Daddy...Wolf is her favorite big dog...you get the picture.
She spends the better part of her day carrying Foxy around...cuddling.
The occupations she wants to explore at this point are Zoo Keeper, Dog Catcher and Farmer...a farmer like Old McDonald...not to be confused with a farmer that actually farms (grows crops)...a farmer that cares for animals. We've tried to encourage a vet...but animal lovers cry when animals get shots. We found this out when I took Alyssa to the vet with me for the dogs' rabbies shots...she definitely cried more than the dogs!!!
I think this is why God gave me Foxy...He knew I would have a little girl whose best friends were all dogs! Previous to marriage, I was not a "pet" person...I couldn't believe I had a dog at all when we married...I consider Wolf to be a big dog at 50 pounds; although, I am told by "dog" people that he is only a mid-sized dog...anyway, the fur, the messes, the stinky food...I mean, me with a dog...and then there was Foxy, my first baby, my number-one, little-girl love pre-kids...seriously, God knew.
He even gave me humor in this animally situation...at one point since we've been married, I had four...count 'em four...dogs in this house! God has definitely blessed my life with humor...and dogs!
Just last night when I tucked her in, Alyssa said, "Mom, I love you even more than animals!"
I love my animal angel.