Meet our new baby, Lily Rose....
Isn't she adorable! And just 7 weeks old, a Valentine's Day girl.
She was an unplanned adoption, a totally spur of the moment lifesaving decision my husband made yesterday morning.
This sweet cherub was out the front of the supermarket with her carers, they were offering her to anyone who would take her...if an owner could not be found yesterday then this innocent little girl would not be alive this Easter Sunday morning.
No hesitation, Mr Elefantz knew this was an opportunity to save a life, and he couldn't refuse it.
So here we are now, new parents once more, and after a sleepless night with a puppy whose tummy hasn't settled yet, we are remembering sleepless nights almost 16 years ago with our last baby - Blossom.
Lily Rose had not been weaned and struggled to grasp the concept of eating for a few hours, but eventually mastered the art. She climbs into her water bowl to drink, and loves to dive into our beanbags. Her tiny little teeth are only just coming through the gums so she is chewing on anything within a 1 inch radius to her face.
She is a cross breed - Stumped Tail Cattle Dog X French Mastiff (one of those dogs with all the rolls of skin on their body), and will probably grow to about 45kgs. Already she weighs 5.5kgs at 7 weeks, and is bigger than Bob-the-dog.
I've spent the morning sewing a simple quilted blanket for her, something I can throw in the washing machine and not be concerned if she chews it to pieces.
If I am quiet for a couple of days it's because I'm hoping to catch some sleep between her naps. ;-)
Don't forget, the bonus stitchery offer with every 'Summer Showers' purchase ends on Monday night.
See the blog post HERE to purchase this gorgeous set of stitcheries and receive the bonus block!
Block 4 of ~Bouquet~ will be available on April 7th, so be sure and download Block 3 HERE before then as it will be off to my Etsy store the same day as a purchase only.
Just as Mr Elefantz rescued our Lily Rose from certain death, so today we celebrate the greater gift of Christ who have His life to rescue us - you and I - from eternal death.
Christ has risen!
He is risen indeed!!
Happy Easter everyone!