Sorry, I haven’t posted on here in a while. I give thanks to God for His blessings. Mercy did get her Therapy Dogs Inc. certification back in October. In fact, her certificate was issued the same day as my last post. It came in the mail a few days later. Mercy is visiting an assisted living home for now. My goal is to eventually take Mercy to visit with hurting children. I am working on that.
Mercy actually received her AKC Community Canine back in January.
Now, Mercy and I are taking Novice classes at Warrenton Kennel Club. I went to the park to practice our homework exercises for this class. After practicing our exercises, Mercy had a play-date with her other Golden Retriever pal Bauer. My pockets were full of bags of treats and my homework handouts, so it was hard to fit my keys in them. My friend and I were both giving Mercy treats for being such a good girl. Then it was time to say goodbye. When I reached into my pocket to grab my keys, they weren’t there. Mercy and I therefore wandered back to the field where she and Bauer had been running and playing. I was already worrying about other things like finances, my cell phone having issues and Mercy’s weight. I nearly lost it. I knew what it would entail in both hassle and expense to get new keys re-made. I knew God wouldn’t let me down, but had I not found my keys, my faith would been crushed. I even asked Mercy to sniff out my keys for me. Finally, I saw them in the middle of the field. Praise God! After I picked the keys up, I looked up to the beautiful late afternoon sky with alto-stratus clouds and a last quarter moon, and while hugging my keys, gave God thanks.