Young Married Group And A Lost Dog

Monday night was our first meeting of the young married group that Derek and I started with some friends of ours.

We decided to meet at each other's houses and just rotate with each meeting. Derek and I volunteered to have the first meeting at our house.

I spent most of the weekend rushing around and cleaning. I wanted the house to look perfect, because neither of the other couples have been to our house before.

I thought it went well. Basically I made some desert and we just had a nice time visiting and doing our study together. It was nice to get to know the other couples a little better. There are only two other couples beside Derek and me, and I think that's a good number. We had a nice time.

Despite the fact that we almost lost one of our dogs about a half hour before they were supposed to get here!

Quincy tends to run away, so we always have to put her on a chain when we take her outside. Well, I put her on the chain when I got home and left her out there for a little while. She's stuck in the kennel all day when we're gone, so putting her on the chain outside gives her a chance to stretch. However, when Derek got home and went outside to get her she was gone.

She's run away before, and one time she got about two miles away before we even realized she had gone. So I thought she could have been anywhere, because I didn't know how long it had been since she got loose.

We jumped in the car and scoured our street for her. I was beating myself up for not keeping better track of her, and I was a little worried that she could get hit by a car since it was dark out by this time. We were just praying that we'd find her, and quickly, since we only had twenty minutes to find her and eat dinner.

Thankfully a few minutes later we spotted her trotting down the road toward us a couple minutes later. When I got out of the car to get her she just hung her head. She knew she was in trouble! You can just read her emotions so easily - I've never known a dog as expressive as she is.

She used to be a stray before we got her, so for some reason she still just runs wild if she gets loose.

She gives us more trouble than either of the other dogs, but I'm glad we got her. She's just a sweetheart, and I love her.

Ah, that dog.


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LeAnna said...

I think it's great for every young married couple to have a group of friends like that!
Our dogs ran away Christmas Eve in the middle of the worst blizzard we've ever had. They were gone for a few hours and I was so aggravated! Finally they came back. Sometimes you just don't know if you can live with 'em or without 'em!

katie said...

I'm glad she is home! She is very very cute.

Your couples group sounds nice. I like the idea of switching houses. Homes are more conducive to good conversation and switching relieves the burden of having someone over every single week.

Anna said...

Oh, I'm glad she came back! That young married group sounds fun. :)

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Awe, what a cute dog!!!

Glad you were able to plug into a Bible study group, that is wonderful!

AmyK said...

You'll have to let me know how you came about organizing this young marrieds group, 'cause I've been wanting to get something like that going! Sounds great.

Unknown said...

Your group sounds really interesting! That picture of you and Quincy is cute!!!

Jessica said...

Oh no!! I bet you were really stressed out until you found her! I'm glad you did, though. We used to have a dog that would try to run away a lot too, and it was stressful!

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