This is my early Christmas gift to myself. I have long prayed about having a little dog. I had a tiny toy poodle when I began deputation the second time, but I had to give him up because I had to travel so much.
I've had this little one about a month. When she came home with me, she weighed two pounds, 1/2 ounce. I think she's gained a significant amount of weight since then. I'm trying not to overfeed her, but I don't know how much she needs. She is a lap dog, and I love holding her on my lap when I sit. It's very comforting to hold a living being. (Those of you who are not pet lovers will not understand that statement. Those of you who are, will understand completely!) It feels almost as if I have a human with me. Even though she is so tiny, she is now five months old. The veterinarian tells me he thinks she will be about four pounds when full grown. The breeder, because she knew I wanted a small dog, told me she would be only 2 1/2 to 3 pounds when full grown. In any case, I enjoy her tiny size, although I have to watch her closely when she's around my feet. I could easily trip over her, injuring both of us, because she's so tiny. She is very quick as well.
Her name is Precious. She is a Yorkie.
Although I'm enjoying this gift to myself, there is a much better gift I'm enjoying much more--the gift of Jesus Christ, come to be our Savior! And that gift came from God, the Father. He loved His Son very much, but He was willing to give Him as a gift to any who believe Him, to those who call on His name. That is the gift I'll celebrate the most this Christmas season.