Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Boy and His Dog




For Timothy, going to Benin meant to him an opportunity to see Booker. Since our return I have heard him say more than once that his favorite thing about last week was that he got to see Booker. It was so sweet to observe this reunion. Timothy loved playing with Booker and just sitting with him for awhile. This is a very special dog who actually saved Timothy's life when he was 2. Timothy was in the yard with Sossa and heard the dogs barking and ran towards the dogs. We had 2 at the time. The dogs were actually trying to catch a snake that was in our grass. Just as Timothy was approaching (unaware)the black necked spitting cobra, Booker lunged in front of him and grabbed the snake with his teeth. He and our other dog Sparkle killed the snake and Timothy never knew what had happened. I witnessed the entire thing and Timothy has heard the story many times. Perhaps this is why he feels such a special bond with our beloved Superdog Booker. We have missed him.

4 comments:

Brooks Inc. said...

Praise the Lord for Booker! I have a smile on my face remembering how he got that name...So many sweet memories with that dog.

Sure love that Timo...Payton has already been laughing this morning about the little boy and the turtle story. He thinks Timo's school is where all the action is!

Becky

Jan Kelley said...

i wish i knew the little boy and the turtle story. These pictues of Timo are precious. Thanks so much for sharing them and the story about the snakes. I remember when i first heard the spitting cobrea story and i realized you really were out in the "bush". I love you, Kelly. jk

Herndon4 said...

I got tears in my eyes when I saw Timothy with the dog. I'm so glad they got to spend some time together.

MarketingTwins-Randy said...

I love these pictures of Timo! I miss him so much - I saw him with Booker when he was here but I see more now in the pictures how much he misses Booker! Give him a hug!!