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The Lady and her Tramp.

Updated on March 27, 2014

The meeting.

Sitting on the back porch savoring the warm April sun with eyes closed I hear my husband coming up the sidewalk.‘you have got to see this.’ Walking towards me with his hands cupped I thought he had an injured bird or the likes. He was all smiles. I chuckled, he reminded me of a small child showing off his find. Sitting at my feet he opened his hands. Out came a tiny blonde puppy and all legs. She was all of 4 weeks old weighing maybe one pound. She was adorable. I picked up her shaking body and she calmed down. She came from the neighbor’s home a few doors down. The momma was precious, a small dark and curly haired peekapoo or the likes of and the dad a long legged blonde chiwawa. Clearly she took after dad. The puppies were for sale for $300. Well that took care of any nudge or temptation I may get for a puppy dog. David had no work for three months we were busted, like in broke. Two years ago I made a resolution no more furry friends for this lady after I had to put my beloved Bengi down after 14 years of friendship. My heart was settled I did not want to go through any more dog deals especially a puppy dog. Nope too much work for me. I was grateful she was for sale or I could easily be swayed. Most anyone can easily fall for a puppy dog.

First day home.
First day home.

Suprise, Suprise!

Over the next a month I would see the pups on the lawn playing. I would stop in to play with them a few minutes. One by one they would leave for their new home. I was surprised the tiny blonde one was still around. She would probably have been my choice. Those big brown eyes spelled mischief.

Praise the Lord. David landed a job out of state. He would be leaving in a day or so for about three weeks. He and his friend would earn much needed income. I was standing on the porch thankful spring was in the air. David had been gone for several days by now. Headed up the sidewalk with one puppy in hand and a bag of dog food comes the neighbor girl. She spoke and seemed very upset. “I must move today and I cannot take the puppy with me, I want you to have her. I know you will give her a good home. I would rather you have her than take her to a shelter.” I was stunned to say the least. I really did not want a puppy, did I? I started to speak and she pushed. ‘I really do want you to take her. She is yours. You do not need to pay me anything. I know you really like her and she you.’ With that being said she literally handed me the food and the puppy and off she fled. There I was dismayed holding a puppy and dog food. I called my husband and his reply was, ‘congrats on a new puppy dog. It seems like a God thing to me.’

Happy Birthday Zoey

Zoey is one year old tomorrow, March 22, 2014. This is a good day for me to complete, ‘the lady and her tramp.' Bless his heart; my dear bro Romeos Quill suggested a title when he inspired me to write this hub. I am a few days late but we will keep it a secret. Nothing new and different in my world JK,not. Well my little tramp, Zoey is all of 4.9 pounds and is sweet and precious as can be. I tell you there were a few weeks in there at around 3 and 4 months old I made plans to let another family have her. Cleaning up her pee and pooh messes. Putting away the underwear she took from the drawers or looking for hidden shoes and all the puppy thing was too much. Darling as she was I felt I was not equipped for a puppy. My dog days were behind me. I put an ad on Craigslist,'free puppy dog to loving home.' I got well over fifty calls. I ended up telling everyone she was already taken. When push came to shove I could not bring myself to give her up. I removed the ad after two days. I decided to give time, time. Maybe in another week or so I would put on another ad. You can go figure that did not happen again.

I felt awful if I had to leave the tiny thing alone. I would hear her inside crying. I could not get her in the crate. She fought it. I read all the crate rules but none applied to Zoey. JK I am a softie and not a real crate person. So I would let her alone but I could hear her cry all the way to my car. So I set out to get a dog purse of some sort. And how blessed I was when I found it. Led to Pet Smart I landed on a dog purse. Zoe's name was on the one left. They had stopped selling the brand so dropped the price from fifty eight dollars to thirteen dollars. I ended up taking Zoey everywhere with me in that purse. Into the stores, banks, shops, errands, even the restaurants, to work on many occasions and few ever knew the better. If someone did get a glimpse inside they stopped for a peek and visit. Recently Zoey got too tall for the purse. She is one long legged puppy dog. She looks similar to a small and prancing, deer. Know anyone that needs a dog purse? For fun I did try and stuff her into it the other day and that did not go over real well. She is much to mobile to be confined. God is so good and amazing he loves to bless not only his kids but all of his creation.

On my knees

A faithful freind
A faithful freind

On My Knees, humbled.

One day not long ago I went in the bedroom and got on my knees to pray. The humbled will be exalted and the exalted humbled. Soon Zoey found me she leapt onto my neck. David saw us in this position and how he laughed. He captured the picture.. It was like God was saying to me, ‘do not take your-self so serious.’ There are days Zoey is so glad to see David when he gets home. David will sit down and Zoey will leap onto his neck and settle right in. She is a good heating pad. When we look we can always find the good in the small things, Amen.

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Counting Blessings

God knows us all too well. He does not give us more than we can deal with. Zoey is like a shadow around me. If I leave and she is not with me my husband has a shadow that follows him. If my grandsons are here Zoey is a built in playmate. What a joy to see them play and play and play more.. She loves children and they love her. The kids around the neighborhood knock on the back door and ask to take her for a walk.

Zoey is so small I had to get her a guinea pig harness. Her neck so tiny no way one could pull her on a leash. Her tiny bones could break. She sleeps in our bed with us and goes undercover. With her me-me and a chew bone. She will chew for a bit until she drifts to sweet slumber.She has a very good friend named Peanut. A dark hair dachshund, two years old and he weighs in at about 10 pounds. Zoey holds her own on the wrestle matches they have. She wins most times with Peanut on his back, submissive. Then comes round two, there, four and more. They are good buddies. I made sure Zoey would not be interested in parenting. If Zoey manages to escape and she is a good escape artist I know where to find her. She is three doors down. I will get a text. ’Zoey is here playing and all is well.’

God knows the good news.

So what do I know? I do not know the good news from the bad news. God truly sent Zoey our way. He knows more than any about each detail of our life. He knows our desires and goes above and beyond blessing us in good things. I am so blessed. Me wretched sinner, not worthy of His gifts. I am so grateful for God’s grace and favor. If you are His child you know how amazing God is. There are times we need to look. Times we need to count our blessings. When we do that we can get back on track. God is in control and it makes the days much smoother. Praise softens our hearts and points us to Jesus who gives us all good things. All things that are pure and lovely. You do not give bad gifts to your children. You want them to have the best. How much better does it get on planet earth? We have a Heavenly Father that gives us favor even when we do not deserve favor. How much more does He give to those that acknowledge and love Him? When we murmur over the world or are situations or how difficult life can be how can God give us more? Can we believe by faith He is for us and not against us. Are we ready to go from glory to glory. God knows and He does meet us where we are at. \If I regretted one thing about my life it would be that I did not ask Jesus as my Lord much earlier in my life. Do you know young people how much goodness and blessings belong to you already. God is faithful.

Zoey reminded me I am not it. God is it. He sits on the throne. He woke me up to the fact, God had for me my little ‘tramp’ and I whined. Oh God thank you that you have delivered us from our mistakes. Thank you that you allow us to go through difficulties in them we grow in understanding, effectiveness and wisdom. I can be like the children wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. Stiff necked and rebellious. God is the heart softener. He delivers us and redeems us. Our part is to renew our faith each day. In the Word of God. Times are much more difficult and challenging each passing day.. We need to really hear Gods word. He talks to us and He walks with us and tells us we are His own. One day I can be thankful the next day, murmur. Praise God for His mercies and grace are unending and new each day. God has our names written in the palm of His hand. He will cover us. We only need to trust. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Not resting on our faith but each day renewing our mind by hearing. The proud will be humbled the humble exalted.

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My Love to all, Skye

In Christ Jesus

© Copyright Skye Tudae 2014


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      Romeos Quill 

      2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      As one cannot see the babbling brook 'neath a darkle eve, yet I hear the sounds of life in time, still there, like you in your steadfastness, humour and care through the words of earnest love you declared.

      I'll shed tears for thy sunset sweet Patti, but shall smile in the hope of seeing you rise with the Bright Morning Star once more. For you are Sky2day, in every way and in His Everlasting arms thou'll stay where thy spirit sets like a painted bird on a painted sky, returning to thy Father to abide eternal in the House of Forever.

      " Thy days shan't fall as autumn's rose,

      Nor fade like sprintide's vernal pose;

      There's no more fears 'hind conflour blues,

      Aye, no more tears, forever, for you.

      So lambent angels, lineament bright,

      Succour Skye with thine azimuth flight;

      Manoeuvre tranquil as the dove,

      Thro' heav'nly realms o' celestial love. "

      God bless you and your family dear Patti as you blessed us with your courageous life. Will never forget you, Daughter of the King of Kings.


      Paul ( R.Q. )

    • skye2day profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Makenzie dear and precious sista. I am touched to see you on the block. Thank you for stopping in for a visit. I too pray all is well with you and yours. These are difficult days we live in. Come quickly Jesus, Amen. I hope to be at the hubs a bit more. I am editing a hub now and hope to publish soon. I was very sick but our Lord heard prayers and healed my sickness. I am so grateful for each breath. It is a gift from Our God. I love you precious child of God. Keep going girl. U 4will I know it. Phil 4:13 Sending hugs. Skye

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      Susan Ream 

      3 years ago from Michigan

      Hello my dear friend, Loved this writing and the revelation that God gifts us and sometimes we don't recognise the gift. He does!

      Loved this: "God is the heart softener." How I praise Him for His work in my own heart. I too can be stiff-necked and unteachable but His word always draws me back to a place He softens my heart and does His work.

      Love your puppy dog and how he shadows you. :) The picture of her on your back was precious and I smiled as I imagined David getting a hearty laugh.

      Been awhile since I've done much on the hubs. I have written a few when God compels me to write. I hope you are well and enjoying your grandkids too.

      Love you my Sista' and thank God for your testimony and faith!

      Hugs xoxoxo


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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Peggy W Hello dear sister. Thank you so much for stopping into my part of the neighborhood. I am blessed with your visit and always delighted to see you. I do hope this finds your easter celebration wonderful indeed. It is the most blessed time to celebrate because He is Risen. Praise to God for dying for this wretched sinner, now forgiven. Amen. I love you peggy. Hugs galore, Skye

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      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Very nice and interesting read Skye2day and good to know you and your brother both write here at hubpages what a blessing :)

      Safe night to you and yours

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Skye,

      Your little Zoey is precious and a blessing in your life. We have 2 inside cats both of which came to us as strays and my mother's Pomeranian dog which we inherited after she died. He had been abused as a pup. I will never know how people can do that! He is a honey of a dog. We are animal lovers and have had our share over the years. Happy Easter to you. Only a few days away now!

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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Romeos Quill Hello precious Romeos. I just love ya bro! You are a gem in the chest of Gods treasures. I am so grateful you sailed on in for a visit. Yeah Zoe is quite the little girl. Her friend Peanut lives a few doors down from us. If she can get away to see him she does it. I always know where to find her. We stop in to say hi on a regular basis but shew wants more of him. David calls her pickle much of the time. That would match her personality. Wish I had that much energy. Amen. May Gods favor abide in you each day dear romeos. Sending hugs your way. Skye

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      Romeos Quill 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hiyah Skye;

      You've done well with little Zoey; some serious vibes going on in the cuteness department; a touch of Bambi and a smattering of Gizmo going on there as well perhaps; great pics; expect a call from Vogue anytime soon :)) and a natural in front of camera; very photogenic.

      I hope you are all doing well this day dear Skye; another fabulous heart-warming Hub article sis. Thank you.

      Love to you and your family;


    • skye2day profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      MsDora, I am honored with your visit and special words. I always love to see you. Thank you so much for meeting Zoey. Truly a God sent. God does work every detail. I think the more we see that the more His goodness comes apparent to us. Walking out our salvation is a progress. It gets better and better. Love you precious child of God. Warm hugs your way with love. Skye

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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Sweet teaches It is so very nice to see you for a visit. I am glad you came to meet zoey. She is a little prancer indeed. Full of mischief and fun.

      She knows what she wants and usually gets it. I pray you have a blessed Easter precious woman. I will be in your woods soon for a read. Must catch up. Hugs Galore. Love you, Skye

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Skye, thank you for this story. The animals are precious, but even more precious is how you journal God's leading in your life. It takes an abiding faith to see Him at work in every detail of our lives. Thank you for the inspiration.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      What a beautiful share, dear one. Zoey is adorable. I believe we can learn lots of lessons on how God views us by observing our pets. I enjoyed your wisdom on faith.

    • skye2day profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      voice dear bro I have not seen you in some tome. I am blessed by your presence mighty warrior, in the neighborhood. You are precious and I am warmed by your kind and loving words. Glory to Glory brother. Hope to Hope and Faith to Faith. All in His glorious and wonderful name the name above all others Jesus Christ. Love ya voice. I am so grateful to see you. I did not know if you took a leave of absence, sabbatical or packed up. JK. I knew you were about the Fathers business where every you were parked. I will be by soon to see what is shining in your neighborhood. My Love in Jesus. Skye

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      VOICE CIW 

      4 years ago

      Yes, my Sister in Christ, you are truly blessed. This is a very heart-warming hub. God bless you for sharing. And God do know what you need, you don't have to ask, God said in His Word, before you ask, I already answered. Sometimes we don't know what we need but God knows, He said He will supply all our need. Stay strong in the Lord. As always I love you in the Lord. By the way I did post a hub.

    • skye2day profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      eddy. I am blessed with your visit today. Thank you so much for stopping in. May God bless you for your kindness. Your words touch my heart and bring me joy. You are awesome. I am so grateful the Lord saw to it we met on these here hub pages. See you in your neighborhood for tea and cakes, soon. Love you Skye

    • skye2day profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Faithful Daughter, It is so special to see you for a visit. Please do stay for cookies and tea.

      Gods love is abounding sister. He is so amazing. Craig's list just did not settle with me. The Holy Spirit I believe was nudging me. Zoey was a gift from the most High. Hello Skye God gives us good gifts. There was no mistake and there are none with God. Zoey would have been my choice and she was the last one left. The girl said no I must give her to you. I do not want to take her to a shelter. God knows our situations. God arranged all the details, perfectly. He is so cool and I can be hard headed. Amen. I am working on it. Hearing His voice, trusting. I think I knew in my heart Zoey was a gift. Did my flesh want to deal with a puppy? God will have His way with us. He knows the good news from bad news I have learned a great deal per Zoey and in humility I thank the Lord. He knows our needs better than we do.

      I did not realize that free pets were so endangered. I have seen some horrid stories. May God help these wicked people for harming Gods creation. Zoey really is a fun girl and brought much joy to all. She likes to be involved in whatever I do. including prayer. Too funny. I must get into your part of the neighborhood. I have missed you. Have you heard from voice CIW? I know you followed him, right? I have not seen or heard from him in so long. I have not seen any new hubs. I know he is doing the Lords work. He is a mighty warrior. Hugs Galore. Keep in touch sister. Keep going precious daughter of the King. U will I just know it. Phil 4:13. I love you in Christ my sister. Skye

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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Flourish Away, Thank you so much for such nice compliments. I so appreciate the warmth in your words. You are darling. You are so right God matches us up with what we need. He is in every detail of our life. I see that now. I questioned it. Thank God for His grace and mercy, Amen. I am so grateful to the Lord for sending Zoey my way! I think that is precious you take the oldies that so need you. God Bless you for it. You are awesome. I will be in your neighborhood to visit and soon. My Love, Skye

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      4 years ago from Wales

      Oh how truly beautiful and enhanced further by your gorgeous pictures.

      Voting up and sharing.


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      Evie Lopez 

      4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a beautiful testimony of God's abounding love in the shape of a little furry child. I'm glad you did not let her go on Craig's list. You'd be horrified at the stories of what people have done to "free" pets.

      I love the photo of Zoey on your back! I could never get on my knees and face to pray in front of my pooches because they want to squeeze their wet cold noses under me and take a peek at what mommy's doing. I end up either laughing or annoyed mid prayer (lol). Thanks for sharing dear sister. God is good.

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      4 years ago from USA

      Your photos and story are beautiful. There's usually a good reason we end up with the animals that we do. You both needed one another.

      I have 9 cats which sounds like a lot but only 4 are inside. Long ago I was involved in spay/neuter outreach and cat rescue and adoption. Most of the cats that are left with me now are old and/or disabled/unadoptable. I cater to leftovers, I guess.

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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Deborrah K Ogans Dear and precious sista. Hello, how very wonderful to see you for a visit. It has been a time. I know you are very busy doing the work of the Lord. May all of your comings and goings be blessed in His glorious abundance. You are I know it child of the King. So zoe means life. I love it. How beautiful one came into one went into. How wonderful is our Lord? Just amazing. He is intricate and in every detail of our life. Thank you for your warm words and your inspiration. The light shines on you dear friend. I just love you girl. Sending hugs your way. In Christ be all the Glory. Skye

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      4 years ago

      Skye, I finally made it by. What a Lovely compelling heartfelt story! Nice Read! The Lord gave you the desire of your heart and your neighbor brought it straight to your door. Look at God! As you well stated: "God is the heart softener. He delivers us and redeems us. Our part is to renew our faith each day. In the Word of God... " Praise God! & Thank You Lord!

      I have a granddaughter named Zoe` it means life! She was born several hours after my Mom went to heaven. I always say; "One went to heaven and one came from heaven." In some of our most difficult moments our Lord has a way of letting us know that HE is right there...

      Lord Bless You & Yours Always! In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings! VOTED UP!!!

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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      always exploring Hello precious friend. Yes always I got hooked on zoe. It was a gradual movement. God worked on my heart and softened it. He showed me many lessons in zoey for which I am thankful. I realized how hard headed I can be. Forgive me Lord and that He does. Thank you Lord for your unmerited favor!. Amen. Now I can not imagine not having zoey. It is nice to see you in my neck of the woods. I must get over to see what is happening with you. I pray all is well with you. Sorry bout your allergy thank God you do know before you get hooked on a furry critter and had to find it a new home so you could breathe. Always, I am blessed by your precious words of inspiration. I got a tear because you got one. I am touched that you enjoyed. Be Blessed every day. My Love, Skye

    • skye2day profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Faith Reaper. How blessed we are girl that our Lord is soverign. He knows above all things. Yes and Amen He takes care of his children above and beyond what we can imagine. Our future our tomorrow. He has it in His grand plan. Let us all rise up to His salvation and Glory Amen. You dear sister are such a doll. I look forward to your visits. Your word is always such and encouragement. God has you busy precious one. Thank you Lord Phil 4:13! So you have a new max and george. How much fun is that? Are you crazy JK! I am so sure your grandkids are very pleased with the new babies in your household. Busy lady God Bless all your comings and goings in abundance. He does He will. Hugs Galore Love you, Skye

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      4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Jackie Lynnley Oh sister too funny. The flying dog. They do look like wings. Her ears are too precious when they stand like that. Girl thank you so much for stopping in. You know I am grateful to hear from you. Oh sister I think we can look to the day and see how HE is in each detail. Amen. God Bless you precious child of the King. You keep em coming darlin Jackie. Love you, Skye

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a beautiful story. It brought tears. I wish i could have a little doggie, but i'm allergic to all animal dander. It seems that you were chosen to have Zoey, he is adorable. Thank you for sharing... Blessings.

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how cute is Zoey! God does know best when we think we do, and I am so thankful. Our pets provide that unconditional love for sure. We have a new puppy, Max, who is a Chocolate Lab. We also have a new kitty, George, one of our granddaughters named him. I know your grandsons just love Zoey too. That Romeos can come up with good ones for sure.

      Thank you for sharing about Zoey. A beautiful write.

      Up and more, tweeting and pinning

      God bless you. In His Love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Beautiful story Skye and in that second picture those ears look more like wings to me. I think we can look back many times and see God's hand in our lives. God bless you and I know He does. ^+


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