Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

New addition to the Rectory

Meet Hershey, our new 12 week old Chocolate Lab puppy.

He is a very mild, easy going puppy, who sleeps alot. He has bursts of energy, as all puppies do, but for the most part he is pretty laid back. He likes to cuddle (Jennifer has to remind me he is NOT a lap dog!).

Of course, last night was his first night in a new crate, in a new place, and sleeping alone without his brother, who was crated with him in foster care. At 2am he decided he needed to go out, and then wanted to play fetch at that hour! Then when I re-crated him (yes, we played fetch for a few minutes at that early AM hour), he whined and whimpered. So I laid down next to the crate on the floor for a few minutes, and Jennifer came down to get me up and back to bed at 3:30am!

I can see things will be a bit hectic with a 6 month old daughter, and 3 month old puppy. But the older boys will be helping with puppy care as well.

I never would have thought we would get another lab less than 2 weeks after Harper died, but the opportunity arose and we took it. Last night Sam came down from bed, teary. He said he liked the new puppy, but he made him miss Harper even more! God bless Sam for his heart of love for Harper. We all miss him.